Chuck & Lynda Gumeson (22459)
Colorado Krusin Aires – Presidents
We have just parked the Magic Bus into winter hibernation and will spend the next few months making plans for the 2023. It is not too early to start checking the Newmar Kountry Klub Calendar and check off the fun events you would like to try to attend. There is so much waiting around every bend in the road out there! And so much more fun when shared with your fellow Newmar friends.
The Colorado State Rally in September was one of those great events. Thank you to our hosts, Pat & Marilyn Gaffney who cooked up some yummy meals and arranged for some fun events.
We toured the new U. S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum which is located in Colorado Springs. It was fascinating and we could have spent hours at the many interactive displays. They have displays for just about any Olympic sport you can possibly imagine.
A visit to the Cave of the Winds was entertaining and many of the folks found some great little spots to enjoy lunch in the Manitou Springs area following the tour. A great BarBQ dinner at the KOA Pavilion followed with some great grilling by our “grill masters” and later some campfire time sitting around at our motorhome. We sure lucked out on our weather! Some of our adventure seeking members headed out the next day for a visit to Garden of the Gods or for some Jeeping on the steep rocky roads in the area and they, too, were grateful for the warm beautiful Colorado days.
The highlight was our western evening at the Flying W Ranch. This ranch burned down completely in the Waldo Canyon fires of 2012. It took eight years for it to come back from the ashes and it is downright remarkable what they have been able to achieve. We had a great meal followed by a top-notch western show with rousing cowboy music and a fabulous backdrop of Colorado scenery. An attraction not to be missed if you are in the Colorado Springs area.
Chuck & I finished our 2022 travels with a few weeks here in Colorado at one of our favorite RV parks up in Granby. A fitting end to a summer of adventures in our Magic Bus!
We are planning our 2023 Colorado State Rally and it will be combined with the Colorado Kruisin Aires rally and it looks like we are off to Durango, Colorado from June 19-22. The details will be on the NKK Calendar as we get everything all firmed up. Co-hosts for this rally will be Rick & Michelle Haugen, and we really appreciate you guys for stepping up for this! It is going to be terrific! As this is written we are having our annual meeting here in the Denver area on November 19th and more details about the rally will follow that luncheon meeting.
The holidays are approaching and many of our Newmar friends are headed to warmer horizons while some of us will be enjoying some play time on the snow. That would be US. On Thanksgiving we are reminded of how thankful we are for our wonderful NKK friends and wish each and every one of your holidays filled with joy!
Contact us for more information about the Colorado Kruisin Aires! We always have room to welcome more NKK members! We can be reached at email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chuck’s cell phone: 303-941-0907, Lynda’s cell phone: 303-907-8211.