Ray & Kathy Dyer (22237)
North Carolina Tarheels – President and Secretary
Hello everyone from North Carolina Tarheels. I am sure you are aware the International Rally was a remarkable success. The North Carolina Tarheels had nine coaches in attendance. For those who could not make it, you missed a good one. The area is beautiful, weather was nice; sunny to partly cloudy most days and not extremely hot. For those who ventured out there were wild horses to be seen and photos taken. Kathy and I took the Freightliner Camp for two days. This was very educational. We recommend it to all.
We also had to have two tires installed on the coach. We had a tire blow on the way to Rock Springs, about 46 miles east. Luckily, no damage to the coach or injuries. The total story is too long to write here. We will relay at the next rally.
We extended our stay in Rock Spring for a week and were able to attend the Rodeo for an exciting time. Then we continued to Salt Lake City, enjoying Antelope Island, the buffalo, and historic ranch. As we traveled through Utah and Nevada, it was amazing to see the change in scenery.
We stopped in Barstow, California for a few days at the USMC Logistics Base. The old Highway US 66 runs through the middle of the base and Barstow. This used to be a first-come first-serve campground, but it is now by reservation. We were lucky and got a spot for three nights. We staged from there for the 2+ hour drive to LA for a visit with my ailing sister. This kept us from driving the coach into LA. We head east from here along I40/US66. Updates in future Tarheel Newsletters. We still have another couple of months before we get to our home base in North Carolina.
We are continuing to complete the food/entertainment for our Christmas at the Beach Rally and Business Meeting, December 6-9, at Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.