Paul & Diana Hugo (22411)
Michigan Aire Kampers Chapter – President & Treasurer
Hello to all NKK members, especially those who live in the great state of Michigan! Our 2023 has been filled with WONDERFUL times meeting/reconnecting with all of you, visiting new places, exploring our beautiful country, and enjoying great meals! Thank You to our rally hosts!
Our early September Michigan Great Lakers/Michigan Aire Kampers joint rally will be over when you read this note – We’re expecting a FUN time! October marks the end of our Michigan camping season. We hope you are squeezing in one or two more trips and relishing the Fall colors. November is transition time – winterizing or traveling south. We will leave mid-November perhaps visiting various gardens with lighted holiday decorations and end up in Port Charlotte, Florida for the winter season. If you’re ever in the area, please contact us!
We had a great time at our August Michigan State Rally visiting Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. In a past update, we mentioned that we toured the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Museum in Fort Myers, Florida. Click on this link and scroll down to “Into the Wild” for pictures and info. https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/what-to-see/museum/ At the Ford Museum, we were excited to learn more! Both museum’s camping pictures and stories were fascinating. Times have definitely changed from then to our Newmar coaches!
Info from the Henry Ford Museum display: Autocamping in Style, 1916-1924, Larger-than-life legends go back to Nature. Even the rich and famous enjoyed the freedom and adventure of autocamping. Thomas Edison proposed taking extended “Gypsy” trips to his friends Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. They then invited naturalist John Burroughs to come along. These legendary figures took several extended camping trips until they simply attracted so much attention they had to stop. Calling themselves the “Vagabonds,” they communed with nature, explored their personal interests, and acted like boys again. Thomas Edison was considered the group’s leader and served as route picker and navigator. The Vagabonds camped in a style appropriate to wealthy gentlemen. While they explored, napped, and engaged in little competitions, numerous support staff set up and took down camp, started fires, cooked, drove, took photographs, and maintained the cars and equipment trucks.
Take Care! Stay Safe and Healthy! We look forward to seeing you down the road! Contact Info: email@example.com or Paul 616-540-1011 or Diana 616-540-1012.