In August, we headed to Port Clinton in northern Ohio along the shores of Lake Erie for what we thought might be a good-bye to summer rally. Little did we know that summer would continue for several weeks longer this year. Charles and Diana Schmidt once again set a very high bar for rally hosting…and feeding rally attendees! First evening introduced us to Mon Ami, a local winery and restaurant. Delicious…and fun. Most of us toured the Evergreen Processing Plant the following day followed by a late lunch in the local airport diner (remember that TV show, Wings…) and a bar-b-que dinner back at the campground with both chicken and ribs. The jet express ferried us to Put-in-Bay for a day of exploration and shopping and our rally menu was highlighted by a catered Lake Erie Perch dinner back at our clubhouse. Just when I thought I was shedding those rally pounds… Thanks Charles and Diana and welcome new members Tom & Nancy Sherman. We had fun!

We welcomed fall at the beautiful Sunnybrook RV Resort in South Haven, Michigan. Once again, Bob and Kathy Carani were our hosts and proof that if you want something to be done well, just ask the busiest people you know. We had breakfast goodies each day which gave us an opportunity to get acquainted and plan our day in this beautiful area. Evenings included a pizza diner and the park’s hamburger grill-out, and our last evening featured a potluck of heavy hors d’oeuvres.

We welcomed new members Rod and Debi Campbell and were so pleased to visit with former members Al and Anna Robinson. Members, Barb Peters and Ron Bly were having coach issues, but also drove in to join us for our last evening. Former GLC president, John and Marita O’Malley, own a lot at Sunnybrook, so they were able to join us along with 22 GLC coaches. So little time….so many hugs! Thank you, Bob and Kathy, for your continued leadership and willingness to serve.

Over the winter, GLC will be planning a rolling rally from the Midwest area to the ACA national rally in Spearfish, SD. One of our stops will be at the FMCA rally in the Amana Colonies in early August. There are so many must-see attractions on the way to Spearfish and traveling with others only multiplies the fun.

In the meantime, on behalf of the Great Lakes Chapter, we wish all of you many miles of good health, good friendships, peace and love.

Bev DeAngelis