Robert & Teresa Solomon-Billings (21765)
California State Directors
Hello, it’s me! Tic-toc, tic-toc, come on who am I? Well, you guessed it based on the Legacy introduction. Yes, it’s your wildly somewhat deranged California State Director coming to you from Draper, Utah. What, Utah, but you’re the California guy. Yeah, I am, but I’m here to enjoy my granddaughter’s softball tournament. But first, Teresa & I hope all is well with you, your family, and friends. We wish the best for you and many, many days of happiness as the world goes by.
Ok, in my last Legacy article I asked you a question in morse code. Did you take the time to decipher my coded message? I know it was a brain teaser, but the hint was “volunteer” and the question asked is if you are attending the 37th Newmar International Rally. Well, are you going to attend? I think you should and enjoy yourself as much as possible. There will be fabulous catered meals, live entertainment, classes to tell you about your coach, lots of camaraderie with friends, old and new, and my favorite, a chance to win a door prize. Plus, many more exciting events. So, I ask you to attend and to make it a very successful International Rally by being a volunteer working the rally. Just come to the sign-up desk on your arrival, volunteer to drive a shuttle cart, help park coaches, but most of all, help me with food service!!!
This past May, Teresa, aka beautiful blond one and I hosted our 4-day 2023 California State Rally in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. (Yes, “The mother-in-law” was with us.) This area has a vast history from the California Gold Rush Days and offered a range of gold mining history unequalled elsewhere in the Gold Country. So, our theme for the rally was, you guessed it, California Gold Rush Days.
Our group visited the Empire Gold mine which operated from 1850-1956, producing over 5 million ounces of gold from over 300 miles of underground shafts. At this rustic gold mine we learned about hard rock gold mining, how the miners lived and worked, toured the mine and yard, and strolled throughout the property to view the gold mining history. We also had 5th generation Cornish, England miner family member give us a brief history of the Cornish miners who worked the gold mine. It was very interesting to listen about the miner’s family history and what they had to do to survive while working the mine. We also for the first time played non-timed individual lawn games with four events. Of course, I was the judge who scored each event and had the final say so, if there were any disputes. The lawn games played were ladder toss, ring toss, croquet and the chicken throw. Chicken thrown you ask? Yes, rubber chickens thrown at a target on the ground. Of course, after all the guests played, I was challenged to run the course. My “expertise” in the four events outscored all others and I was accused of cheating and the events were rigged because I came up with the games. But fun and laughter was had by all, and the three guests won prizes for the most points scored.
Anyway, it’s time to go, Teresa & I are traveling for the summer and the granddaughter softball tournament is coming to an end. So, stay safe, be healthy, keep the rubber rolling on the roads and we will see you this year at the International Rally.
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