As I sit here with pen in hand (er, keyboard in lap) contemplating the warmer temperatures we have had during the last week (and more to come next week causing much of our snow cover to melt away) it is fun to reflect on the great camping we experienced during the COVID season of 2020. Although we were limited by social distancing and mask wearing, we still had a lot of personal interaction with fellow campers – and we were able to share some awesome food and fellowship.
And, while we’re reflecting, Phyllis & I attended our first Tampa Super Show in January and although we found the Florida temperature to be a bit cool, we had to chuckle at the Floridians and the snowbirds who were freezing and dressed in winter gear. The show was fun with lots of RVs to look at and a good selection of vendors to shop. We dropped a few bucks on toys but saw nothing in the RVs that would turn our heads from our wonderful Newmar. The overall trip, the RV show and the Newmar rally made for a great time and we are planning to go back for the 2022 event.
We are excited about the upcoming camping season, beginning in May with the Region Six Rally at Shipshewana – close to home and one of our favorite campgrounds; June will be the Hoosier Kountry Klub Rally at Corydon, Indiana; July will be the NKK International Rally at Lewisburg, West Virginia; August is looking like it may have a Special Event in Indiana; September will be the Indiana State Rally at Potato Creek State Park; and October will have a return to Follow the River Campground in Florence, Indiana.
So…SAVE THE DATES in September for the Indiana State Rally – September 15–19 (4 nights camping) at Potato Creek State Park by North Liberty, Indiana. Camping reservations can be made through www.camp.in.gov and 866-622-6746 beginning March 15. We will be in Area E of the campground and our targeted sites are 230 to 250. All sites are 30 amp electric only. There is potable water on the way in and a dump station on the way out.
Assuming our world is back to some semblance of normal by September, the park campground will be very busy, so get your reservations in as early as you can. There is a $5.00 reservation fee, camping will be $24.61 Wednesday, $32.10 each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Indiana State Parks charge a $7.00 Entry Fee for in-state residents and $9.00 for out-of-state residents.
Just a couple of wisdom nuggets:
Phyllis Diller said “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing”
Somebody wise said “Nobody who can read is ever very successful at cleaning out the attic”
We look forward to seeing you all soon and frequently.
Steve & Phyllis Thornburg (22044)
Indiana State Directors