WOW! Our August national rally at Spearfish, SD was wonderful. We had good attendance, great weather, good food, fantastic friends at the beautiful Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort. Thank you Bob Carani, Chairman, and all your committees. Having grown up with Roy Rogers and Saturday matinee westerns, I love the West and the trip in our Eagle to get there. We took our time, visited the corn palace in Mitchell on our way. Life is good.

SAVE THE DATE for next year’s national rally at Lake Conroe KOA, Montgomery, TX.

More fun and friends- May 18-23, 2019.

We returned to Tennessee for a couple of weeks and then back to Ronnie’s farm in Missouri. Our motorhome was ready for another rally. So, we headed to Branson, MO

Where we enjoyed four days at the ABC (America’s Best Campground) developed by our dear friend, Cindy Nitch. This resort is very rally friendly and a great place for a vacation. It has won THE GOODSAM WELCOME MAT AWARD nine years in a row.

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This was an FMCA rally for the SOB group. Same Ole Buddies, put on by Hans and Cindy Nitch. All but one of the members are current or previous Missouri Valley members. It’s so good to be with our “bonus friends” again. That’s the best part and I think the second best part is home-made ice cream by Larry Baker. He gives me the left over’s- but that is so I will wash the freezer maker.

Remember…..Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending. Anonymous

Until we meet again,

Barbara Weeks,

President, Missouri Valley