We think we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Signs of life returning to normal are starting to appear. Oklahoma’s record-breaking cold spell in February left us with many of our trees and bushes looking dead, but spring has sprung and signs of life appear in the deadest looking plants. Friends are slowly starting to get together again.
It felt so good to get back into the motor home for the first time since March, 2020. Even though we just took a three hour trek to Weatherford, Oklahoma, it was almost like the first time again. We even had first-timer motor home problems, we couldn’t figure out how to connect the new pickup so that we could tow it. After reading the manual and many attempts to hookup, time was running out. Larry gave up and we drove to the Oklahoma State Rally without a tow vehicle. That was embarrassing! Later that night, Larry watched a U-Tube video. The instructions were crazy! The transfer case had to be in neutral; the brake needed to be set; and then you had to push the two-wheel button five times within 10 seconds. (Not once did the manual state that.) Oh well, at least we know what to do now. We’ll be ready for the next rally.
Speaking of rallies, our Oklahoma State Directors, Bill & June Aduddell, always put on wonderful rallies and this one was no exception. They had lots of good helpers. Our Kountry Klub Kooks took every safety precaution possible. The meals were all delicious. There were lots of door prizes. The seminars presented by the K-9 division of the local police department and the fire department were excellent. Although it rained the first night, the sun came out the next day just in time to do all our outdoor activities. Some of us even got a bit of a suntan the day of the beanbag tournament. We spent the last night sitting around the campfire listening to funny stories. Optional trips to the Heartland Museum and the Stafford Air and Space Museum were available. Both museums are well worth visiting.
Remember to go to the Klub website to check out the other state rallies listed in the Calendar of Events.
We hope to see you for the 35th International Rally July 17-24 at West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Get ready for the Region Three Rally on September 15-19 at Riverview RV Park in Vidalia, Louisiana. We have a wonderful schedule lined up with lots of good food. Our first night’s entertainment will be a comedian who has received rave reviews. We will also tour the Frogmore Plantation. There will be a musical presentation of songs from the old cotton plantation days as we tour the historic buildings. For those of you who may not know, the area near Vidalia was home to several talented musicians. The best-known musicians to emerge from Ferriday are a talented trio of piano-playing cousins, rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, country hitmaker Mickey Gilley, and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. But there are many other notables. The Music Museum will be available for you to tour, during which time you will get to watch a video and listen to the recorded music of the famous locals. There will be lots of games at the rally and lots of door prizes and even an ice cream social. Practice up for the Joker Tournament and the Bean Bag Tournament, and get your dobbers ready for a rousing game of Bingo and an evening of Card Bingo. A golf tournament is planned. Get your cameras ready for the Pet Promenade which will take place on the sidewalk on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River where you can also watch the barges slowly float by.
We look forward to seeing all of you down the road somewhere. Stay well and stay safe! Call or email us if you have any questions.
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Larry & Patsy Wood (12255-L)
Region Three Directors