We are so excited to be hearing about new members joining our chapters. We keep hearing from our State Director’s and Chapter Presidents when another new member has decided to join a local chapter. We welcome all of you and know you will find new friends and lots of fun as Jerry and I have over the past 16 years.
Our last article talked about some of the things we were planning to do here in Yuma. Well now we have experienced so many things. We attended our first Quartzsite Gathering in the Dessert. The weather was not too cooperative it was cold, windy, and some rain but we still had a great time. Ted and Ruth Ann Hindes did a fantastic job. They fed us every evening but one because it was predicted to be a very rainy, windy day, and the prediction was right. There were about 85 rigs there. Next we went to a Howlin at the Moon gathering in the Foothills of Yuma. About 1500 were there to help us celebrate Jerry’s birthday. The moon stayed behind the clouds most of the night except for just a few minutes and then they played the Howlin song and we all joined in. Then we met some pilots at breakfast one morning and next thing you know we are all friends and they fly PPCs, Powered Parachutes. They took us up one afternoon and what a blast. Next day we went out to the Sand Dunes and rode in Sand Cars with the family of one of our new Newmar friends, Brian and Delores Martin. We attended another Newmar Luncheon hosted by John Alguire and were joined by Bob and Bonnie Krieger and about 50 other people. John Alguire held an ice cream social and many Newmar people attended. Great ice cream sundaes.