Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

Our Friends

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Oliver Owner's Rally

As we last posted, we arrived Friday in Lake Guntersville State Park for the 3rd annual Oliver Rally.  We booked reservations 8 months ago and have a prime lakeside site.  As the day rolled on, about 80 Oliver Travel Trailers were nestled in the mountains of north Alabama.
This front Oliver is ours

 The Lodge here is on top of the mountain and overlooking the lake as it intertwines through the is really a beautiful setting.

We had activities all throughout the 4 day rally as well as free time to visit around and meet a lot of people.  The schedule changed a bit as rain was in the forecast for Saturday afternoon, and as we all came to realize, that change was a good call.  Unfortunately that storm came up so fast that a couple of folks lost their awning because of the high winds.

Sunday afternoon we had our cookout at the beach pavilion and then a big bonfire after the cookout.  It was quite a fire and the cookout was very good. That night we just kind of walked around and took our environment in...what a peaceful night.


 On the last day of the rally, we had the afternoon to visit other Olivers to see their mods as well as their decor.  That night, we had a buffet dinner followed by a program and closing remarks. However the evening was briefly interrupted by a beautiful sunset. We all kind of eased outside to take a few pics.

Tuesday morning came and we slowly got our things put up and broke down camp...that was a sad moment because we all had so much fun!!


  1. I didn't know there WERE so many Olivers! That was quite a gathering and looked like so much fun.

  2. The surroundings look perfect for such an event.Looks like nature provided a wide range of weather to suit everyone.

  3. That is a great turnout for the rally and I am sure is a lot of fun!

  4. Yikes that looks like some nasty weather in your first photos. The morning though looks beautiful, thanks for the share. Keep up the posts, loved checking out this post.
    Greg Prosmushkin

  5. It still amazes me that considering there have been about 350 Olivers built and 80 of them were at the rally, we had nearly a quarter of all owners there. It says a lot. It was so much fun...well except the part about getting caught in the downpour. Beautiful setting, lovely people, you can't ask for much more than that. It was so nice to finally meet you two.

  6. Wow---so many Olivers!!!!!! That's another beautiful campground and park... Great view from the lodge...

    Sounds like everyone had a great time together .. All of you have so much in common....

    Gorgeous sunset.


Thanks for taking your time to read our blog and to share with us your thoughts and comments. We really do appreciate hearing from you.