I had wanted to come to the International since I joined the WBCCI. My greatest interest was being a part of the Vintage Club. When we were parked away from the Vintage group on asphalt instead of grass like the rest of the group, I felt slighted to say the least. There are all kinds of activities going on over there that we are not a part of. I had been warned that my expectations might not be met due to the cliquish nature of the leadership. My expectations were dashed to say the least. In a club going through so many upheavals, splitting the group was a very foolish move in my eyes. The folks all parked near me are likely to never come to one of these events again. When we voiced our concerns to the President and First Vice President, it was met with deaf ears. They were of course on the grass and the situation was just fine with them. We are making the best of it none the less over in the Vintage Annex. However it is such a shame to have a group as passionate as the WDCU excluded from the Club. I hope they have enough support to keep going forward in the future, for I will no longer renew my dues to the VAC. I cannot support an organization that does not support me.
We came here to see the fine state of Wisconsin. Yesterday we began doing just that.
My good friend Steve Klohn took us to Old World Wisconsin. OWW is a collection of historic buildings moved to this location and restored to their original condition. They have people dressed in period costume to explain the structures and way of life for the people that inhabited them. I was amazed by the sights we saw here. I took over 350 photos and wanted to give you all a sample of just a few.
Thank you Steve for helping us escape the sea of trailers and showing us some thing truly special. I look forward to what today might bring us.