What have we learned during the pandemic?
- Patience really is a virtue.
- Travel has changed.
- Grocery shopping online is ok, but I miss walking up and down the aisles.
- Good health is a gift we work at every day.
- Hobbies are important.
- Getting out and moving is good for the body and the mind.
- We miss eating out, but have sharpened our skills, cooking good meals in the rig.
- Hand sanitizer can smell like a distillery.
- Sunshine is good for the soul.
- Spending time with your pets is calming for both of you.
- A 37 foot Motorhome can hold a lot of……‘stuff’.
- Ordering online is not the same as shopping in person.
- Masks cover smiles.
- Isolation causes loneliness.
- Lockdowns can cause boredom.
- Family and friends are more important than anything else in the world.
- We miss our Newmar family and friends.
- If you live in your RV or a tiny house you not only need to love you spouse, you need to like them a lot.
2020 is now over, it was a strange year, and we hope that 2021 will see us all on a path back toward normal, whatever that may be. At this time last year we were finishing up the Tampa Super Show Rally as well as a few luncheons in Florida. Our calendar was full of rallies and our course was set for most of the year. As 2021 rolled in we found ourselves back on the west coast in our old home area north of San Francisco. We attempted to get all of our Doctor and Dental appointments completed, but are still working those out as so many were closed for in person visits and it’s not possible to get an implant or new glasses over Zoom.
Rallies are also not something that can be done by Zoom. We hope that as this year progresses we are able to attend rallies and see our friends. We know that your chapter officers, state directors and regional directors put so much time and thought into putting together new and exciting rallies each year, and having to cancel them is difficult and disheartening. Although we knew it was in the best interest of our members.
This year’s International in West Virginia will be a welcome home event for many. A chance to see our Newmar Family and create new friendships. It is those people we meet along the way that keep us all going. We appreciate all who reached out to say ‘Hi’, and those who offered a place to park during this past year. You truly are our extended family and we are grateful for all of you.
It’s a new year, let’s get this Klub rolling, join in when you feel comfortable and let’s live our lives, find our passions, check those tires, fill the fuel tank, stock the refrigerator and pantry, and head to parts known and unknown.
Safe travels until we meet again.
Evan & Debbie Hughes (19771)