The summer has begun and those calendar pages are turning faster and faster.   It’s a beautiful time of year in the Great Lakes areas.  Days are warm and nights are cool…ah, all is well in the hood…

While you’re reading this update, many of our GLC’ers will be enjoying a flash rally in one of our most popular rally locations, Shipshewana, Indiana.  Shipshewana is famous for some of the best shopping in Amish country and is home to one of the largest outdoor flea markets in the Midwest.  Once again, we’ll enjoy a family-style dinner in an Amish home.  This is always a fun, albeit a pound-packer rally.  My apologies to all for not getting a notice for this rally out in time for the last magazine.

For those of you who are planning to head west in August, either to attend the ACA National Rally in Spearfish, SD or to visit the beautiful surrounding areas, GLC has planned a rolling rally beginning in Davenport, Iowa where you can visit the John Deere Commons, the casino, or enjoy a leisurely riverboat ride.  Next, we’ll spend a few days at the FMCA Midwest Rally in Amana, Iowa.  We’ll stopover one night on our way to Mitchell, South Dakota where we’ll have time to visit the famous Corn Palace and the Dakota Discovery Museum.  Before reaching our destination in Spearfish, we’ll enjoy the 40-mile Badlands Loop and stop at the Wall Drug Store for a cold glass of water.  There’s still time…just let me know if you want details.

Wherever you’re traveling this spring, visit an American Coach dealer or attend a rally and take a look at the beautiful new 2018 coaches (even their bells and whistles have bells and whistles).  If possible, stop in Decatur for a plant tour.  No one knows Americans better than your tour guide, Tom Liechty.

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