Duane Paige & Laurie Hunt (21070)
Arizona/Utah State Directors
Happy Holidays Newmar Family!! Duane & I finished up our rally season at the end of October by making it to every Newmar Rally held in Region One with the exception unfortunately of Colorado, and, of course, the International Rally at Rock Springs, Wyoming. That of course included the very special inaugural Utah Pathfinders Rally. What a full year we have had meeting and getting to know Kountry Klub members all over the Southwest! We spent 141 days total in our motorhome. So much fun!
We will be home for about two months celebrating the holidays with our biological families and non-Newmar friends. I was reminded in Utah just how lucky we are here in Arizona that we don’t have to winterize our coach. While we do have cold weather the days below freezing are few and we still warm up quite nicely most days. I was listening as one member spoke of plans heading into 2023 in terms of how many times the coach had to be winterized to accommodate the rally plans that were coming together in the upcoming new year. Thank goodness that we can just get the rig from storage and set off to wherever we want to go! That’s the benefit of putting up with 115-degree days in the summer!
So where are we going come January? I’m glad you asked… We decided it was high time we left our comfort zone and headed clear across the country almost as far east as you can go to see how the Florida Kountry Klub does things! We are headed to the Tampa SuperShow. We are excited to see how this huge rally – second to only the International Rally in number of coaches – is handled. Both, Duane and I, always like to see how others do things so we can learn and improve upon how we do them. While our state rallies are nowhere near this caliber, there is still stuff to be learned. And if we are lucky, we will be able to find some other rallies in other regions that we can attend in 2023 too!
If you find your way to Arizona in 2023 you will find monthly luncheons in east and west Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma between November and March. The Arizona Sun Catchers chapter will be having a rally in southern Arizona at De Anza RV Resort in Amado, Arizona April 1-5. Duane and I have been talking about our next state rally but have yet to make any decisions, so keep an eye on the Newmar Klub Calendar because we will certainly show up somewhere!
Happy Travels! We can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org, or cell 248-933-1405.