After half a year of anticipation and with left hand in a cast, I finally made it to the rally in North Carolina. Over 100 people and more than 40 Alto trailers came together for a weekend that celebrated online friendships turned real-life meetups.
It may look from this photo like I was all alone, but…
… I definitely was not! It was so sweet to walk around the campground loop and see 95% Altos, instead of big RV buses, fifth-wheels, or vans. For the weekend, Stone Mountain State Park was Alto-Land and it was awesome.
One of the coolest moments was getting up close to this falcon, part of a presentation by Alto owner Lee Chichester. What a beautiful creature!
We all need a tribe or two and I’m very happy to be part of this Alto tribe. They have read this blog, cheered my solo adventures, helped me out with problems, and my life would be much quieter and way more boring without them. So to all of Alto-Land — here in North Carolina, and all over — thank you from the bottom of my very grateful heart.
When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “me, too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.