Carl & Gayle Webber (20143)
The Carolinas (NC/SC) State Directors
Hey, y’all! Welp – Another year is quickly coming to a close and a new one is before us. We are blessed to have experienced not only another trip around the sun, but a year of exciting travels. We completed our “check list” to visit every drivable state in the US, attended fun-filled NKK rallies across the country from the east coast to Wyoming, enjoyed time with old friends, as well as met a lot of new ones. With 2023 on the horizon, the anticipation of kicking off a new year is upon us as we make our plans to attend the Tampa RV SuperShow Rally in January.
As we write this article, we are rendezvousing with friends in Brunswick, Georgia as we await the beginning of the Region Five Rally next week in Savannah. Gary & Wanda Smith always put on amazing rallies, and this year will, no doubt, follow suite. Following that event, we will travel to Hudson, Florida to have a couple “fogged” windows repaired while we visit with our son in Tampa before returning to our “sticks and bricks” for the first time since June. We’ll be there for about a month before we head to Myrtle Beach for the annual South Carolina/North Carolina Christmas at the Beach Rally … then back home for a few more weeks before we start the trek to Florida for the afore mentioned Tampa RV SuperShow Rally and subsequent winter months. Have I mentioned how blessed we are?
For those of you who may be new to life in a 25’- 45’ tin can, let us assure you … it ain’t all wine, roses and chocolate! You are basically traveling in a home that experiences an earthquake and hurricane every time you move it. You are GOING to have issues! Over the past month, we have had our share: the washing machine kicked the bucket (which became quite a project to remove and replace), the entry steps decided to become a trapeze (which, after doing research, we learned it’s going to take a weld to repair – so it is currently bungeed up until we get home), one of the slide mechanisms refuses to receive “the signal” (luckily, we were able to concoct a work-around by “hot-wiring” it with the electric drill battery), and we lost a wheel-hub-cover driving down the interstate (to be replaced when we take the coach to Freightliner in December for its annual service).
Now – all that said, it’s a wonderful way to see this amazing country and well worth the relatively minor issues that may befall you. SO – get out there and enjoy your Newmar, y’all. That’s why you bought it, right?!? Log into the NKK Klub Calendar and peruse the 2023 scheduled rallies for the ones that interest you. Did you know that as an NKK member, you can attend ANY rally ANYWHERE your travels may take you?!? What a great way to meet other people with whom you share the same passion and who are a great resource for troubleshooting issues you may have and/or swapping campground reviews. And since we are The Carolinas State Directors, we would be remiss if we didn’t flaunt the 2023 Carolinas State Rally, which will be held May 22-26 at the Fayetteville RV Resort & Cottages. We have a limited number of sites available, and reservations must be made by February 20th, so be sure to book yours “while the get’n’s good”! Also, if you live in North or South Carolina and are not a member of the Tarheel Kountry Klub or the Palmetto Pals, we’d love to have you join our family. Please contact us for membership information; our phone numbers and e-mail addresses are included below.
That’s it for now, y’all. We send each of you our wishes for a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We look forward to all the delightful memories we’ll make in 2023!