Well SoCal Members, Memorial Day is over and the start of summer has now arrived.

In late April we had the opportunity to attend a Southwest Rally in Camp Verde, Arizona. For Loretta and myself it was the first time we have had the chance to visit this area and spend time in such a beautiful location. With day trips to Sedona, Jerome, Montezuma’s Castle and a train trip from Cottonwood through “the other Grand Canyon” there was not a lot time to relax but we thoroughly enjoyed the area. All of these locations were within 30 minutes from our base camp at the Distant Drums RV resort. Our thanks to Fred and Stella Sotelo and their co-hosts, the Hunters from Las Vegas for putting on such a great rally.

After a short day of travel and a couple days of R&R in Indio, we headed to a SoCal Rally on May 3rd through 6th at Golden Village Palms, Hemet Ca. A great location, great food, entertainment and a trip to the Ramona Pageant. The pageant is the longest running play in California and a tribute to the early inhabitants of the area. It was a very HOT afternoon but the over 200 volunteers of all ages in the play were really troopers and put on a great performance. Our hosts were the three-blind mice (Morris’, Jordahl’s and Lamb’s) let’s all thank them for a fantastic time.

The regional Rally June 14th through 18th will have just concluded by the time you read this. Spearheaded by NorCal/Norwest, and supported by Southwest and SoCal chapters, this rally at Black Oak Casino & Resort in Tuolumne, CA. with a trip to Yosemite National Park is sure to bring back memories from your childhood and create some new ones for the member’s grandchildren that will be attending. More to come after the rally.

Just a reminder about our rally scheduled for the rest 2018. All the details can be found on the SoCal Site – just click on the rally tab for details.

Rolling Rally August 8th – 15th Pre Rally 15th – 17th August 18th – 23rd the only National rally for this year will be held at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort in Spearfish South Dakota.

September 21-24 we are headed to the Morro Bay RV Park in Morro Bay, CA this location has limited sites that our coaches will fit so plan early to attend.

October 25 – 27 Plan to be at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton Ca. Newly renovated and a must see for anyone traveling in the area.

Travel safely and enjoy your time on the road,

Jerry Scott SoCal President