Phil & Charlene Budd (9488-L)
Tennessee State Directors
Going into summer, June, July, and August has its “Pros” and “Cons”.
First, the “Cons”! Heat, mosquitos, and lots and lots of other kinds of bugs, snakes, ants, and other creeping crawly things coming out hibernation.
OK enough, let’s move onto the “Pros”! Our Tennessee State Rally is in progress. Charlene & I have our “Bus” back from Newmar and hosting out of it, compared to the 2022 State Rally, which we “Hosted” without our coach!
We thank all of you that are attending this year, and hope you are enjoying the country living. Yes, we exposed you to small town living, small town eateries, successful businessmen, hardworking farmers, farming operations, and a lifestyle away from the big cities.
How many of you have ever had the opportunity to have eaten the “Best Hinie in the Country” in the Top Gun Arm’s educational classroom, Etheridge, Tennessee; Or had breakfast at Soda Pop Junction; Met Colonel Littleton in Lynnville, Tennessee; or listen to a band of home schooled teens playing “Pickin’ and Grinnin’ music while eating some of the best pizza anywhere at 31 BBQ in Waco, Tennessee; or eaten a mouthwatering brisket dinner at Corner Pit BBQ, located in Bryson, Tennessee owned and server by a local farm family that believes in “Farm straight to your table”; or knew that two pathways of the “Trail of Tears” met here in Pulaski and continued West? Again, we hope all that attended enjoyed the change of pace.
Charlene & I certainly want to give a “HUGH” Thank you to NIRVC’s CEO Brett Davis; NIRVC’s Nashville General Manager, David Hennessy; Director of Events and Safety Products, NIRVC’s Chuck Lasley, for the fantastic support in making the 2023 Tennessee State Rally a great success.
NIRVC is celebrating the GRAND Opening of their brand new, 180,000 sq ft facility at 1000 Aubrey Dr, Lebanon, TN 37090, 1-615-527-8960, June 20-22. It is truly a beautiful state-of-the-art campus. Having the NIRVC dealership here in Tennessee is a privilege and a blessing to all of us Newmar owners.
One last comment about the 2023 rally, Charlene & I want to profusely “Thank” all of you who pitched in during the rally in helping us get folks to the many different venues, traveling back country roads, and arriving on time and safely. Also, for helping pitch the shelter, building the fire, and keeping it burning, for the hotdog roast on Wednesday evening. Without you folks pitching in and helping, this rally would not have been a success.
Looking forward, we are planning for the 2024 Tennessee State Rally to be in the West Tennessee/Memphis area.
July we will be eating fresh garden tomatoes and early sweet corn. Certainly, one of the best times of summer. Those of you who enjoyed the Amish Wagon Tour, if you are down this way, remember our last stop. These folks raise some of the best tomatoes in the area.
August brings the heat and humidity!! Years back we hosted an August rally at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in 106-degree temperature and said never again would we plan an August rally.
Charlene & I are looking forward to September and October for the 37th International NKK Rally in Sedalia, Missouri, and immediately following the Outer Banks for the Region Five Rally. If you have not registered for these two rallies, we certainly encourage you to come join us.
Well, we have rambled on enough and I’m sure we missed something.
Yep, I have! We want to thank our good friends Jerry Self, owner, and operator of 31 BBQ, Waco Tennessee and Bill & Kristen Pfeiffer, owner/operators of Corner Pit BBQ, Bryson Tennessee, for opening their restaurants for our group on days they are normally closed. May God continue to Bless Jerry, Bill & Kristin’s businesses, and our friendships.
We want to again, thank our friends, the Weigel family, Tripp, Jeanea, Malorie Osborn, Levi Weigel, and Jonathan Weigel owners of Hinie’s BBQ and Top Gun Arms for their flexibility in working with us for the Tuesday lunch catering and use of educational classroom.
We encourage anyone traveling through middle Tennessee, Giles County, and Lawrence County to check out these four businesses. All are our friends and Wonderful God-Fearing folks.
Now I’m done 🤠. We can be reached at 931-638-2015 or email@example.com.