We have just returned from the International Rally in Lewisburg, West Virginia, where we had a fabulous week catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Florida was well represented by its three chapters, and there was lots to keep us entertained. Thanks to Greg & Margie Harrop for their Florida Hospitality, as well as Gary & Wanda for their Region Five welcome! A special shout out goes to the spectacular, record breaking service provided on-site by our Newmar technicians, who never disappoint! We also welcomed a number of new members who I hope we will be seeing at upcoming events. Don’t forget to check out the Tampa Super Show in January 2022. We will see you there!
After ten years on the road, we were side-lined around Wytheville on our way back to Florida. I can’t think of a better place to hang out for a few days where the people are friendly, and the shops are affordable. We even found a lovely B&B not far from Mt. Airy (Mayberry) where we joined up with several of our Newmar family who were still in the area. It was like a delightful excursion diversion! As our coach is a 20-year-old Newmar Mountain Aire, the Spartan part we needed was not readily available; however Geoff got to work and surfaced the needed part in a salvage yard in Arizona, and we were back on the road in just under a week!
Jeanne & Larry Bateman checked in from their whitewater rafting adventure on the New River Gorge. Now that looks like fun! Keep those photos coming. Please share your adventures with us on our Facebook Page.
We are looking forward to our rally at Pecan Park RV Resort in Jacksonville, November 12-15. And we are planning a little something different in the spring. We have scheduled our first “Boondocking Rally” in Fort White, Florida for April 7-11. This will be a chance for experienced Boondockers as well as “newbies” to share experiences and learn how to manage coaches in the absence of hookups. This rally will be in partnership with Boondockers Welcome which has recently merged with Harvest Hosts. Stay tuned for more information on registration and participation in the great opportunity.
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Laura Baker (19643)
Florida Manatees – President