Michael Vreeland (20733)
Virginia State Director
Hello, my fellow Newmarians – I hope this finds all my fellow Newmarians well and recovering from the Rock Springs International Rally, which was a great event post I have read. I had planned my trip out and as luck would have it, I had to schedule a knee replacement which caused me to cancel that trip. I sure hated missing that trip and rally, but life happens. I have not had surgery for over 20 years and forgot how much prep work is required, but all is done; my knee was replaced, and it is now almost a week later and all is proceeding well. I could go into details about the surgery and recovery but as it turns out when us “old folks” get together we talk about these kinds of things while swapping “stories,” so look me up and we can exchange stories. However, interestingly, my intake surgery nurse found out I was an RVer, and we started talking. She started asking advice so I answered and indicated that my book “RV Primer – How to Start and Enjoy RVing” would give her answers as well. One of the questions she asked was my recommendation on what RVs are best and obviously I pointed her to the Newmar Product line. Then when I was coming out of surgery my nurse there was asking me questions about RVs and turns out her family was thinking about buying one and had no clue how. I answered her questions, pointed her to my book, and again indicated the quality and workmanship of the Newmar Product line. Pretty cool I thought.
As you can infer I have not had many RV related adventures much to my chagrin. I have started planning my “snowbird” travel and have registered for the North Carolina/South Carolina Christmas Rally, the Tampa Super Show, and several Florida Sea Turtle and Manatee rallies in the December 2022 – April 2023 months. I will be attending the Region Five Rally in late October. I hope to see some of you at these rallies.
I am starting the planning phase for the Virginia State Rally in August 20-27, 2023 in Berryville, Virginia at the Watermelon Park. I am still working details on the site reservations and once I have a firm commitment, I will be adding it to the NKK website for registration. Harpers Ferry is about ½ hour away so there will be touring there, and the RV park has a River Adventure tubing activity. So, this will be a pretty busy rally. More info will be provided as it becomes available.
If you are in or near Americamps in Ashland, Virginia area stop in and say howdy. We can sit and swap some lies.
To all my fellow Newmarians I hope to see you soon. Rally On!!! I can be reached at beagleRV@gmail.com or 540-809-9830.