I had the joy of planning an exciting trip to the Rivermen Territorial Rendezvous in Moscow, TN for my outpost and friends. And let me tell you brother what a story! We added a couple extra days and few – ok a lot of extra miles to our journey; but it was an outpost trip to remember. We left on Monday and went to the Casey Jones Railroad Museum and had a buffet supper to die for in Jackson, TN. Then we slipped on down to Shenandoah, TN to spend the night at a fellow RR outpost’s church. Two local outposts met us there and we had a great time of fellowship and games in their gym. Tuesday we visited the General Grant monument and the Tennessee River Museum there. That afternoon went to the Shiloh National Battleground for our own private tour for about 3 hours set up by our one and only Evangel Professor and Nat'l Park officer Larry Toll. Then we headed on over to Moscow, TN stopping for a nice supper in route, only to be greeted by a freezing rain falling down on our desired early camp setup. No problem for most, but most of our guys bailed out on Dustin, Dave and I and spent a warm cozy night in a local motel – their loss, we enjoyed a fun evening practicing our primitive archery skills (not that it did any good in the competition) in the barn and snuggled down into our warm blankets early. Wednesday morning the sun was shining and the rest of our company returned with a biscuit and hot chocolate for us. Camp set up was leisurely and fun as we enjoyed the excellent fall weather. Finally all of our FCF brothers started pouring into the valley getting ready for a fantastic Rendezvous. Contests were heated, Trading was rampant, Council Fires were awesome. All I can say in summarization is I can’t wait for the next Rendezvous – no matter where it is or how long it take me to get there! ~ Rick “Simon Tanner” Dostal
Pictures by Bob Wenneker. click on a picture to get a larger view!