As this is written we are nearing September, we are so thankful that we all have had many great opportunities to get out and about this summer!
Hosting our first rally turned out to be a great success! A big “thank you” to the 26 folks who joined us in 12 coaches.
We met at the KOA in Montrose, Colorado, and it happened to be during the hottest week of the year. We were glad that we at least had a large open tent to gather under and to eat our meals. It was a bit too hot, though, to play any games in there! Chuck & I did, however, learn lots about cooking in crock pots, instant pots, and how to perfect a pancake flip!
We visited a really interesting museum called the Museum of the Mountain West. It was an amazing place and the curator had been collecting items for displays since he was eight years old! So you can imagine how many rooms were filled with historical Western treasures. It is well worth a visit!
Most attendees also made a visit up to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Of course the visitor’s center up on the South Rim was officially “closed” (COVID restrictions) but we all traveled the beautiful drive through the park in our own cars. It was very hot, but at least the skies were clear and the views were just magnificent!
Chuck & I had fun planning a fun activity that was well received and enjoyed by all! We had an after dinner tour of our different coaches, strolling from one to the other, and each owner describing (and showing) any fun “roam improvements” they had done, or shared ideas for storage spaces, fun conveniences, and tech systems they may have added. We certainly found that we Newmarians are a creative and clever group of folks! We, too, have already added several improvements on our 2018 coach that we had not thought of before our little tour!
We enjoyed a catered dinner on our last evening, provided by The Stone House Restaurant in Montrose. So much yummy food and finished off with Belgium cream puffs dipped in sauces.
We felt it was a good rally and of course we will benefit from the learning curve that it provided to us!
Our coach has since visited Moab and Park City, Utah, Gillette, Wyoming, the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, Amana Colonies, Iowa, Ludington and Traverse City, Michigan, (including taking our Magic Bus on the Lake Michigan car ferry from Wisconsin to Michigan!) and then a few weeks later, ending up at the mothership in Nappanee! We always love visiting there where we, again, received lots of good service on our annual maintenance. We also got the chance to meet many great folks at the service center campground. Our next adventure is off to Glacier National Park starting tomorrow!
We will be planning a brunch, or lunch, somewhere here along the Front Range, most likely the second week in November. We hope to see some of our Colorado Kruisin Aires family there, or maybe at one of our upcoming destinations, somewhere between sea to shining sea. Watch for us – Colorado License Plate 2018 New Aire: GUMMIES and Colorado License Plate 2020 Envision: SKITAXI.
We can be reached at email: email@example.com and Chuck’s cell phone: 303-941-0907 Lynda’s cell phone: 303-907-8211.
Chuck & Lynda Gumeson (22459)
Colorado Kruisin Aires – Presidents