Steve & Phyllis Thornburg (22044)
Indiana State Directors
Well, we did it – we attended the Ramblin’ Pushers Maintenance Session Rally at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds, April 28-May 5. The rally was attended by approximately 150 coaches, several of which were Newmars. Sixty of the attending coaches were First Timers. The attendance was lower than expected due to the high cost of diesel fuel. Two area dealerships were slated to bring pre-owned units, but both sold their inventory units prior to the start date of the rally. We met a lot of great RVers, had a lot of good food – donuts and bagels every morning, one provided dinners and one evening several attendees enjoyed a very good Amish Thrashers Dinner in a local Amish home. Ice cream was served twice, at the ice cream social when we had to clean up the left-overs. We also left the campground twice to visit “The Chief,” Goshen’s totally awesome homemade ice cream stand.
At the Ramblin’ Pushers business meeting, it was decided to open the invitation to ALL diesel pusher and Super C motorhomes, regardless of brand. Maybe next year we’ll flood them with Newmars.
We are sorry we missed the Region Six Rally this year, but there are just too many irons in the fire for us to be able to get to all the things we would like to do. We just finished hosting a rally for another camping club. And, in addition to our involvement in 5 camping organizations, Phyllis is a very active member of the University of Michigan Alumnae Club and is a high school recruiter and chairperson for a scholarship program. Sometimes we just have to slip a cog or two to try to keep up. But we do enjoy our “relaxing retirement” lifestyle.
The Hoosier Kountry Klub will have a joint rally with the Lake Erie Drifters September 12 – 16 at the Sauder Village Campground in Archbold, Ohio. Sauder Village will be having their own in-house Apple Fest activities on September 14 – 17. The rally fee is $60 per person which covers Monday Meet & Greet, Tuesday evening meal, Thursday buffet dinner at “The Barn Restaurant” and Friday morning social. The Sauder Village Living History Museum is available with a one-day pass for $20 or a two-day pass for $30 per person. Camping reservations are to be made with the campground. You must call Sauder Village at 419-445-6408 for reservations and refer to Booking Code 10222 – Hoosier Kountry Klub. FHU Back-In sites are: (Sun-Thurs) $38, (Fri-Sat) $42 per night. Pull Thru sites are electric only – (Sun-Thurs) $29, (Fri-Sat) $34 per night. Sites are currently being held for September 12-18, but actual rally dates are September 12-16. Sites MUST be booked by August 1.
For additional information about the rally, contact rally host Linda Murphy at 260-413-8134 or murphyLpilot@localnet.com or co-hosts Shirley & Lynn Blair at 317-409-8523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You know, a TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer…
So, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself; the puzzle I bought said 3-5 years, but I finished it in just 18 months…
We look forward to seeing you all soon and frequently. Travel safely and stay safe. We can be contacted by email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 574-329-9188.