Mike & Kathy Hutchens (19514)
Texas State Directors
Howdy ya’ll. It’s fall in Texas, and we are loving the weather today…. tomorrow it might be too cold or too hot; but we are ready! We have enjoyed the activities so far this fall.
After returning from a great International Rally in Rock Springs, we prepared for our Texas State Rally at Braunig Lake. It was small but fun. Sometimes we forget how much we enjoy small group activities and reuniting with friends. It was so good to see Katie Harrington. Katie is the widow of former Region Three Director Larry Harrington. She now lives near Braunig Lake and decided to spend two days with us. She hasn’t changed a bit, still full of energy and insisted on helping in the kitchen. There were lots of laughs and a few tears, but it was so good to see her. Since the rally fell on the anniversary of 9-11, we decided to do a small commemoration by having movie night on Saturday. It started with a meal of every unhealthy thing you could have with a movie: hot dogs, nachos, wings, pizza, popcorn, candy, etc. and then followed by watching “World Trade Center.” It was a sobering reminder of what our country experienced that day. On a not-so-serious note, our chefs got rave reviews for serving hot dogs! Sometimes it is easy to please! We also want to thank Larry & Patsy Wood for fitting our rally into their schedule.
Two weeks later we had our October Kountry Lone Stars South Rally in Mineola. The city has a great RV park connected to their Civic Center. Our hosts, Gary & Diana Fickinger and Jim & Jane Thomas, did a fabulous job putting together fun games, great food, and plenty of opportunities to keep the days busy. We even had a Halloween costume party on Saturday. There are some very creative people in our group!
Our November rally was in Fredericksburg and included the election of officers. The new slate of Officers will be posted in the next copy of the “Legacy.”
Lastly, we want to encourage you to put the dates for our 2023 State Rally on your calendar. It will be October 12-15, at Old River Road RV Resort in Kerrville. We have booked 50 sites because we think there will be a great deal of interest. October 14th is the date for the Annual Solar Eclipse, and Kerrville is directly in its path. It will be one of the best possible places to view the eclipse so plan early to be there!