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The National rally in Spearfish is in the rear view mirror. It was a rousing success for all who attended. We got to see many old friends and some new ones as well. Great Meals, show coaches, vendors,  great entertainment and a very special event to open the finale night’s program. Our friends Jay and Gail Ingle wanted to marry at the rally. They asked Stella and I if we knew of a minister that was available in the area. Fellow Southwest chapter members Rich and Sharon Wilson had mentioned that they had just visited her minister son in Rapid City, South Dakota. We all shared this info with Tony Ford and others and it was decided that they would get hitched in front of the rally attendees. Stella and I were honored to stand up for Jay and Gail. The minister  was a Lakota tribe member and the ceremony he performed was a very  special one as he performed the ceremony in both English and in his native language. It was one for the ages!

Stella and I have just returned from Rocky Point,  Mexico where the weather turned from hot and muggy to highs in the low 80’s and lows in the mid 60’s in less than a week. Great food (of course) great friends from our Elks rv group and the beach was great.

Now, past SW chapter and National ACA President Bill Dettmer has arranged a rally in Alamogordo, NM on April 4-7, 2019. The New Mexico museum of Space History is a must see but the highlight of this rally will be an opportunity to visit the Trinity nuclear test site. We will be posting updates on the ACA website.

See you soon, Fred