Sunday morning after breakfast we drove to the Lodi Street Faire here we met with our groups and proceeded to walk our feet off. The Faire is one of the largest in the State that I’ve attended and is growing every year. A continental breakfast was enjoyed by everyone Monday morning as coaches made ready to depart for home.
By the time this is printed, we will have met at Casa de Fruta in December and hopefully we will have plans for an April, June and September or October outing. Give me a call if you are going to be in our area at any time in 2006. Happy traveling!
Our 2005 Fall Rally met September 22-25 at the Last Resort Campground in Nashville, Indiana. Nine coaches attended. Many call Nashville the Art colony of the Midwest. We did find paint-on canvas! We also found super hospitality at the Last Resort along with some secrets to making delicious caramel corn, delightful music from the very active hand bell lady and some unique doings by large, many stringed marionettes.
Our 2006 Spring Rally will be May 17-19th in the Amish Country around Berlin, Ohio. Join us at the Scenic Hills RV Park for some good food and relaxation.
Linda Hatterle, #11488 Secretary/Treasurer
The Fall Rally will be September 19-21st in Columbus, Ohio area. We’ll try for completion of our 9/11 interrupted capital tour.
Seventeen motorhomes with 35 people attended the Northwest Chapter fall rally in northern Washington. The rolling rally followed the Northern Cascade Highway from Burlington to Winthrop with a stop at Newhalem. Gary and Jean Day #15184 and Joe and Dawne Kovarik #15861 planned the fun and informative rally.
The highlight of the rally was a car race using wind-up cars on a race course built by Gary Day and Ted Lawrence #12403. We had lots of observers watching through the windows of the club house all wishing they were Motorcade members so they could be part of the fun inside the building!
The City of Seattle City Light Tour at Newhalem included a bus trip to the headquarters of the reservoir where we had a scrumptious chicken dinner followed by a boat trip on the reservoir to the dam where the electricity for the city of Seattle is generated. Everyone enjoyed it in spite of the drizzly weather.
We also toured the first Smoke Jumpers School in the nation where we learned about the requirements for smoke jumpers, their training, their equipment and clothing, and what it is like to sit in the airplane they use for forest fires.
And did we eat??? Yes!!! Special meals were the dinner at the Sun Mountain Lodge near Winthrop, the barbecue supper, and the departure gourmet breakfast that the Kovariks and Days prepared for us. The Northwest chapter truly enjoys food and this rally exceeded our expectations.
What’s next? For 2006 we have two rallies planned. The spring rally will be June 1 - 5 on the Columbia River Gorge. September 7 - 11 we will be at the Great Canadian Barn Dance campground in Alberta, Canada (get your passport up to date for this one now!). Watch for more information in the next Motorcader Magazine.
Officers for 2006 elected at the fall rally are Ed Goering, President; Jean Day, Vice President; and Lois Goering, Secretary Treasurer.
Ed and Lois Goering #14928 President & Secretary/Treasurer
Jim Gage, President
SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER
The South Central Chapter held a friends rally September 14-18, 2005 at the Bean Pot Campground in Crossville, TN. Our members from Crossville Mike and Sara Duffy #15053 ably assisted by Vernon and Jesse Hagan #12840 and Harris and Melba Benoit #11396 and Dean and Val Cornwell #12127. There were 18 coaches, 13 member coaches and 5 guest coaches. The many activities planned included a pontoon boat ride on Lake Dartmore, a tour of The Gardens (a planned motor home community in which several of our members reside), and as always there was plenty of good food and fellowship.
Several members attended the Grandvention in Columbus, IN at Cereland RV Park which is owned by the Cummins Employees. Charlie and Jeanene Adams #14662 and Lyn and Mae Whitaker #12668 and Eugene and Sandra Flick #15152. Tours of the Cummins Engine and Design plants were conducted. One of Foretravel’s new owners, Mr. Frank Sheeder, spoke at our meeting and answered some questions. New model of Foretravel, the Nimbus and The Phoenix were on display for everyone to see.
Our next rally was held on November 10-13, 2005 at Holiday Trav-L- Park in Chattanooga, TN. This was changed from Gulf Shores, AL due to poor sign-up probably due to the high gas prices. We were hoping that one closer to most members would bring out more coaches. There were tours to the Tennessee Aquarium, Coker Tire Company (which is in a restored building in downtown Chattanooga) and the Towing and Recovery Museum.
Plans are being made for 2006 rallies. The first one will be held June 1-4, 2006 at Jellystone Yogi Bear Campground (formerly Holiday Trav-L- Park) in Nashville, TN. The hosts for this rally will be Ron and Fran Hammer #11239 and co-hosts will be John and Carole Lebert #6637. The Fall rally is still in the planning stages and is not finalized.
All Foretravel members are welcome to attend any of our rallies, just let us know if you can join us.
Charlie and Jeanene Adams President and Secretary/Treasurer
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