Kicking off Summer Rally : Niagara Falls Ontario Canada

1st Canadian Allegros Chapter #191

June 4th -7th 2015

Eleven couples from all across Ontario travelled to the area of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The KOA in Niagara Falls became the home base for lots of fun, incredible laughter and heart pounding excitement which made for a super weekend. A big thank-you goes out to our hosts Bill & Ann Clark in putting together another excellent long weekend rally for the 1st Canadian Allegros.

n1The KOA was able to line a section of the park with 11 beautiful Tiffin motor homes which was a surprise and a pleasant sight for the many other campers visiting the park. Many people commented how great they looked, and our area was the place to socialize. Check out our website to see our own aerial shot by our skilled drone pilot Steve. (http://1stcanadianallegros.ca/1st-canadian-allegros/)

n2Thursday was a warm sunny day and after setting up we moved in a ever growing group chatting about winter trips and renewing old friendships.   Some checked out the new coaches of Denis & Shirley Ross and Bill & Ann Clark. Then it was fill your face time so we ventured over to the pavilion for another wonderful pot luck meal. We filled our tummies with great tasting dishes and mouth watering deserts.

By early evening all members were present and an informal meeting was held. Discussions about our lifestyle and coaches were widespread. A hot topic was about the time spent with our good neighbors’ to the south. There is a form, 8840, which any Canadian, who spends much time, in the states should look into. It appears the 183 day length is still the max. Our President recommends all of us address this situation to protect ourselves. Check it out online, or through an accountant.

As a last bit of business we voted in our executive positions. As each member would be willing to remain for another term it was a simple matter of accepting Bill Prentice as Vice President., Margaret Beechey as Secretary /Treasurer and Bruce Stevenson as President. Formalities over, it was on to a campfire for the remainder of the night before we settled in to get ready for tomorrows activities.

Friday was another beautiful sunny morning and we were greeted to an array of muffins and coffee at the pavilion, set up by our hosts. Car pooling our group, we travelled down the road to St. Davids and into Chocolate FX. The owners Art and Wilma Mills gave us an excellent tour and insight into the makings of this sought after treat.  Members collected up their supplies and readied to head off to our next tour location, the NEOB lavender farm and store. Most of us knew very little about this crop and how lavender is used. The ladies of the group enjoyed the oils and other products while most of the guys enjoyed lavender water and lavender short bread cookies. Now off for lunch in historic Niagara on the Lake at The Olde Angle Inn famous for their fish and chips. The rest of the day was on our own visiting wineries or some window shopping in the many shops in town or still the leisurely drive along the Niagara Parkway back to camp.

n3The evening has arrived, and we were provided, by our KOA hosts, a limo wagon ride to the front gates for our theatre dinner show. The ‘O Canada, Eh’ dinner show was fabulous. All of us were very impressed, and would highly recommend this show to everyone. The singers and dancers were great, the food very good, and no shortage of it. Returning to camp we enjoyed another night by the campfire.

Saturday was another beautiful day which started with a lovely pancake breakfast and coffee. After everyone was satisfied with our morning delight, folks went in several different ways, car pooling as needed. Some took advantage of the sites and activities in the Niagara Falls area like the whirlpool jet boat, many of the ladies went shopping in the new Outlet Centre, some state side and some to the Bass Pro Shop. Upon returning to the park, we set up an area of tables and barbecues to prepare for the evenings feast. Before dinner everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy our own wine or for some a soft drink tasting. Folks brought one of their favorite varieties, spoke about the wine or shared a story about it and then shared a little taste to the crowd. It was a great way to be together, laugh, try several wines and not worry about driving. Supper was a pot luck (which to our good luck was excellent).

Congregating around the fire that last evening turned into a laughter nightmare. Couples were put through a series of questions about their relationship, and there was an incredible amount of laughter. Everyone participated and seemed to really enjoy the game, and at least the next morning everyone was still smiling when they showed up for our last breakfast treat together. A brief discussion followed and then we returned to the coaches for our final hugs and farewells.

All of us give a big thank-you to Bill & Ann Clark for giving us another wonderful get together of the 1st Canadian Allegros marking our 12th rally since we formed our chapter.   For those of you who were unable to join us, too bad, you missed a great time.

As our President always says “Enjoy our wonderful lifestyle and most of all, enjoy every day to the fullest and keep smiling”.

Reported by

Ron and Margaret Beechey

CHAPTER TIDBITS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

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Spring is here and chapters are out and about enjoying their beautiful Tiffin coaches.  Below are some rally recaps and interesting places to visit.  Perhaps you will learn of something fun and interesting to add to your next rally!

New Mexico – Zia Allegros

Hi Everyone!  Hope you all are having a nice spring.

Our April Rally was held at Lady Bird Johnson’s RV Park in
Fredericksburg, Texas.  George and Pam Raney were our Rally Masters.  They did a great job, Pam outdid herself with our wonderful welcome evening dinner.  She made BBQ Pork, Mac N Cheese, beans, slaw, apple salad and 3 homemade pies for dessert.  Yummy, thank you Pam for all your hard work.

Those who attended were the Barbers, their friends the Fords, Boyadjians, Eckels, friends of Hoffmans, Harrisons, Holmes, Twinings and of course our hosts, the Raneys.

On Thursday several golfed, others went into town and shopped or just looked around.  Then we all had dinner at Andy’s Restaurant.

Friday some couples went for a ride to see the beautiful Bluebonnets and other wildflowers, or to the LBJ Summer Whitehouse Ranch.  That night some went out for pizza.

Saturday the golfers went again and that night we had dinner at Auslander German Restaurant and onto the Rock Box Theater to see Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and Aretha Franklin and George Strait impersonators.  What a great show and John Barber was such a great sport to get up on stage with Marilyn.

Saturday we had the pleasure of being entertained by some airplanes from the World War II era that were flying at the airport near the RV Park.  It was quite a show.

Sunday some went to church, that afternoon we went to Luckenbach to enjoy some Texas music.   There is so much to do in the area.

Monday more golf and a potluck.  We had so much good food and fellowship.

The Holmes had to leave Monday.  Tuesday the Boyadjians, Barbers and Fords left.  That day those remaining went shopping and had lunch at Fredericksburg Brewing Co.  Dinner was at another German restaurant.  Boy, now we all need to go on a diet for sure.  After dinner we had a movie provided by Bill and Bev Eckel.

Wednesday everyone said their goodbyes.  So a big thank you to George and Pam for putting on a great Rally.

We had our club meeting Monday.  For those who know Dick and Diana Hickox, they are moving from Pagosa Springs to lower elevation for Diana’s health problem.  So they will not be with us too often.  Dick has resigned as VP of our club but Bruce Twining has stepped up till January.   Thanks, Bruce.

Our next rallies are:

June 8th – 13th takes us to Durango, CO at Alpine Rose RV Park.  If you plan on going you must make your reservations by May 8th.  If you are interested please call 970-247-5540 ASAP and be sure to let Norbert and Patsy Baca know you are coming.  Npbaca52@gmail.com or call Patsy 505-459-3611

June 30th-July7th takes us to Creede, CO.  Harrisons and Hoffmans are Rally Hosts.  We are staying at the Mountain View Rivers Edge RV Resort.  Please call 719-658-2710 and ask for Helen.  Let her know you are with the Zia’s or DJ Hoffman.   It’s a beautiful area if you haven’t been. Please let DJ or Betty know you are coming.  jphffmn@aol.com or betharris351@q.com

July 7th will take us to Pagosa Springs, CO at Wolf Creek Run RV Resort.  This will be a “NO Rally Rally” meaning no Wagon Masters and no firm agenda.   I believe we have 6 sites and so far we only know the Barber’s, Harrison’s and Hoffman’s are attending.  So if you are interested please call Diana at Wolf Creek for your reservations at 970-264-0365 let them know you are with the Zia’s.  It will be from July 7th – 11th.

August 16th –September 13th is our second “Rolling Rally” to Yellowstone, the Tetons and Rapid City, SD (Mount Rushmore).  John and Brenda Barber will be our hosts.  So far we have Baca, Barber, Halasz, Harrison, Hoffman, and Twining.  Brenda is making all of our RV Park reservations and then we are on our own.  More information to follow from Brenda.

October 7th- 14th will take us to Montrose, CO.  We will be staying at the Centennial RV Park.  Call 970-240-3832.  Bruce and Donna Twining will be our Rally Hosts.  More information will come soon.

Safe Travels,

Betty Harrison

Secretary/Treasurer

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Chapter 81, Pelican Allegros of Louisiana

Mai Cherie this ol’bird’s wings sure are sore.  As you know a number of the flock, including us, ventured off in various directions from Charleston in search of great roosting areas.  Many of us deciding that if we were already away from the nest we’d just keep the journey going and use Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort, AL as a way point on the flight home.  The early birds on Wednesday were the Holliers, Louvieres, Robichauxs and guests Lee & Anna Darbonne and Francis and Ann Brian.

Thursday the rest of the flock began arriving as the Browers, Garys, Griffins, Heberts, Lams, Mieschs, Raybons, Schnebelens, Trahans and Tregues landed after a safe flight, albeit full of those dreaded love bugs.  After ridding themselves of the black masks, some of the folks visited Fairhope and Pt. Clear to see historic homes and sites.  Late that afternoon we met to share assorted treats and stories of our journeys.

Friday dawned another beautiful day that was enjoyed by all to the fullest.  A few visited Mobile, while others continued their exploration of the East bay area or on to the west to Dauphin Island.  That evening we all gathered together at Felix’s Restaurant on Battleship Parkway near the battleship Alabama where we enjoyed many great dishes from Soft Shell Crab to Red Fish Oscar.

Our meeting Saturday morning was held under the pavilion and Dwight started the meeting with the first order of business of voting in our newest members Lee and Anna Darbonne. Stacie gave the treasury report. There were some minor corrections that were needed to members’ address/phone numbers in our membership booklet that Liz Miesch put together so if anyone has any personal information that needs to be changed in the booklet or the PALS roster, please let either Stacie or Liz know ASAP.  Debbie went over the evening’s dinner plans and the upcoming outings including those in early 2016.  It has been proposed that we look into going to the Kentucky Derby for our long trip in May 2017.  Let us know what you think.

After the meeting, most everyone went to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL for lunch and then to either ride their bike along the coast or enjoy a beverage on the veranda while they waited for the bicyclers.   After working up an appetite, we got together to watch the Kentucky Derby and then eat a fabulous crawfish etoufee made by Glenn Hebert.   After the rainstorms of early last week, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect for our weekend.

Safe travels,

Lonnie

Listed below are the scheduled and proposed outings:

June 11-14, 2015

French Quarter RV Park New Orleans, LA

(504) 586-3000

Group Name:  Pelican Allegros of Louisiana

Thursday evening pool side for snacks, Friday at Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, Saturday bring your own meat or whatever you want to grill by the pool.

July 9-12, 2015

Belle Terra RV Park, Gulf Shores, AL

(251) 970-2370

Speak with Courtney

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Texas Bluebonnet Allegros Chapter 202 South Central Texas

Boerne Rally (pronounced Burnie for non -Texans) April 8-12, 2015

The Texas BlueBonnet Allegros rallied in Boerne, Texas May 8-12. Our beautiful Texas Bluebonnets were in bloom everywhere. There were many things to do. Members went shopping in quaint downtown Boerne. They drove around the hill country to view the Bluebonnets. Some went as far as Fredericksburg and Pipe Creek. For those that arrived early Wednesday, we went out to the Dodging Duck Brew Pub for dinner. All kinds of games were held every night in the clubhouse and most participated. We had “42”, jokers and pegs, card games and puzzles, etc.

The hosts Art & Shirley Buckert and Shirleen & Hank Smith provided a ham for the potluck on Thursday night. Friday night, the hosts put on a catered feed of brisket, sausage, smoked turkey, pinto beans, a spinach salad, and a chocolate dessert.  Saturday we held our regular business meeting, where we elected our new officers for the coming year. We followed the meeting with our usual tech talk forum discussing anything from add-ons, to things about our coaches. Afterwards many went downtown to the Saturday Market Days. Saturday evening we went to the Hungry Horse Cafe for good meals and plenty of food (which we did not need!)

Sunday saw a light breakfast and good-byes until next month at Port Aransas, Pioneer RV Park, May 13-17 although many are coming earlier.

We had members from Houston, Vidor, Victoria, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Dripping Springs, Salado and many other towns attending. 15 coaches in all!

Submitted by:

Hank Smith, reporter

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Spring Campout – Zooland Campground, Asheboro, NC

Our club just returned from its first campout of 2015.  Five couples camped at the Zooland Campground in Asheboro, NC from April 8-12.  Two other couples came to the campground on Saturday to spend the day with us.

The Hales hosted a welcome “Mexican Fiesta” meal in the campground clubhouse followed by fun and socializing.  Friday saw the group splitting up with some visiting the Asheboro Zoo, others sightseeing and shopping in town, and a few lazing around the campground.  That night everyone went into town for dinner followed by bingo and card games at the clubhouse.

Saturday night was potluck at the clubhouse and all the dishes were excellent as usual including TOO MANY wonderful desserts.  Our meeting followed, then a card bingo game with two very happy winners.  We followed this with a small goodies grab bag giveaway – one per couple.  Each member was then forced into committing the crime of theft of one item from another couple’s booty pile.  A Tiffin visor became the most coveted item incurring four thefts before it finally found a home.  The grand door prize drawing won by Snow included several larger items including another Tiffin visor which made Pat Snow, an earlier visor theft victim very happy!

Sunday morning found most of us standing around saying our goodbyes and getting off to a last departure.  Hope everyone had a safe journey onward!
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Chapter #_215, Peach State Allegros, Georgia

Chapter Reporter – Clint Boyd, 770-478-3613, jcboyd@bellsouth.net

Tropical Palms RV Resort, Kissimmee, FL: 278 full-hookups,(202 pull-through), 30/50 Amps, heated pool, free (but weak) WiFi.  NOT recommended for chapter rallies.  Park failed to keep contract for adjoining sites.   Site maintenance was below average for a “resort”, with tree litter and ruts in overgrown grass.

We visited Capone’s Dinner and Show, Kissimmee, a buffet dinner with musical comedy show.  Service was very good and a good time was had by all.

Regarding attractions:  it’s Orlando, after all!  Disney World, Universal Studios, Atlanta Braves spring training all close by. A classic and street-rod car show was held a block from the park on Saturday.

12 coaches from the Chapter (including two first-timers) met for a weekend of camaraderie before the Allegro Club Orlando rally. Hosts Jens and Henny Christensen expertly planned several participatory meals and appetizer arrays and arranged for the group outing at Capone’s.

The group met at one especially large area between two member coaches, and did not need nor use resort facilities. A Chapter business meeting was held on Sunday morning, followed by a discussion of the route and times for getting to the Tiffin Allegro Club rally.  The group travelled independently to the Fairgrounds, met in the staging area, and entered and parked together which enhanced social gatherings of the Chapter.

Two Chapter members purchased new Tiffin coaches from La Mesa RV during the show, and many more crunched numbers at the new coach display. Kudos to the volunteers who parked us and made the Rally a success, especially for the first-time attendees.

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CAR NEWSLETTER, Chapter 135

“HE’S BACK!”  (to be Continued).*

Chris & Joan DeBar (one of 3 of our new members did a terrific job on their first time as our wagon masters!  Bill & Margaret Bachman helped them along the way.

Chris & Joan are a “Happy Go Lucky” couple.  They are retired and live in San Leandro.  They have 3 children.  Their pets are 2 small dogs and a white Cockatoo.

Chris likes to garden.   He is also interested in space beyond the earth’s atmosphere and has a telescope.  Joan likes crafts and crocheting.  They were married 41 years on April 27th.

Joan’s cousin Don and wife, Nancy attended in their recreational vehicle. Don did the barbequing and Nancy helped with the craft.

We were at Flags City Resort in Lodi, Ca.

Thursday 4/9:   Seven members arrived.   One of them being Joe & Bonnie Dell’Orfano in their very nice new Allegro Red.

Friday 4/10: The DeBars decorated the clubhouse with white tablecloths and placed colorful miniature potted roses on the table.  They gave us the plants to take home.

Two more coaches arrived.  One of them being Steve & Gina Stephenson.  Steve has his Cochlear Implanted. Has to wait for another procedure before it can work.

Joan handed out schedules for the weekend.

We assembled breakfast casseroles for Saturdays’ breakfast.

At 6:00 PM we had a delicious homemade soup, French bread, pies, dump cake & ice cream for dessert.

Eight of us played “31” with Alyssa (one of Bachman’s granddaughters’ winning).

Saturday 4/11:   9:00am Breakfast casseroles, fruit & toast, O.J. & champagne.

10:00 meeting. Ron & Marilyn Baker came for the meeting.

2:30 a craft of making soap with melted glycerin, red, blue or yellow drops of color and drops of lavender poured in a mold. This was very good and easy.

6:00 dinner of Tri Tip, baked potatoes, kale salad, greens salad, French bread, cheese cake & cherry crumble.

7:03pm *   HE’S BACK!  ELVIS was in the house!  What a nice Surprise!

Joan rolled back the divider for another club on the other side to enjoy the entertainment also.

Elvis sang and joked around the audience.  Be on the lookout for pictures!   As Joan put on her schedule “HAVING FUN!”       Elaine, reporting.

 

Williston Crossings RV Resort

Suncoast Allegro Club # 152 – Tampa, Florida

Reported by Linda Hoffman, Secretary – hoffmanl@tampabay.rr.com

Submitted:  April 18, 2015

Williston Crossings RV Resort

410 NE 5th Street

Williston, FL   32696

352-528-7100

HOSTS:Charlie and Linda Hoffman

CO-HOSTS: John and Pat Ferraris

Attendees:  Thirteen member coaches and two guest coaches

Thursday, April 9th.      We arrived at beautiful Williston Crossings and began our rally with a social hour with light snacks at the pavilion at 4:00pm.  After social hour, we had a pot luck picnic with fried chicken and picnic side dishes.  We enjoyed the spaciousness of the pavilion and getting together again.  We ended our first evening with a Corn hole competition with tonight’s winners looking forward to a playoff round tomorrow night!

Friday, April 10th.      Today most made the 25 mile drive to Dunnellon to take the “Singing River Tour.”  Captain Jon serenaded us as we explored the Rainbow and Withlacoochee Rivers on a 40’ pontoon boat and learned about Florida’s fascinating ecosystem.  We spotted exotic birds, turtles, and even a gator.

Lunch at the “Blue Gator Restaurant” in Dunnellon followed.  All agreed it was a great day trip!  Back at Williston, supper was a Pizza Party with Ceasar Salad and other salads and desserts.  We had a book and magazine exchange so we could get some new reading material.  The championship Corn hole competition was held with the Van Fleet’s emerging as winners!  Their prize?  Five tickets in tomorrow’s 50/50 drawing.

Saturday, April 11th.     It was a beautiful day today, and everyone took advantage of the fine weather in different ways.  Some drove 45 miles to Cedar Key and enjoyed exploring that Fishing Village with its shops, restaurants, museums, and natural beauty.  Others drove to Gainesville only to find a crowd in attendance for the annual Orange &Blue game at UF.  Still others enjoyed just relaxing or lounging by the pool at the campground.

Williston is a great CG for hiking to the quarry, or for a bike ride through the park.  We gathered at the Activities Building at 4:30pm for our first ever “Suncoast Auction.”  We had great participation with buyers and sellers earning tickets into the 50/50 drawing.  The 50/50 drawing was won by the Griffins who received $65.00, with a like amount going into the club’s treasury!  Dinner was at the “Ivy House” restaurant in Williston.  Not wanting the day to end, many gathered around the host’s coach for campfire chat and games after we returned to camp.

Sunday, April 12th.    

This morning we said our good-byes at a continental breakfast that Charlie and I were happy to prepare as this rally’s hosts. Next up is the rally at Sun N Fun RV Resort,   www.sunnfunfl.com in Sarasota beginning May 14th.  This will be the last rally before a summer break.   (A short membership meeting will be held with VP Mike Johnson presiding in the absence of our president who will have already left for summer adventures, including a trip to Alaska!!)   Hope to see you there!!

TIFFIN ALLEGRO CLUB RALLY: CERAland Park Columbus, Indiana

ceraland-mapExcitement for our 2015 Tiffin Allegro Club Rallies is at an all-time high!  We just concluded our Orlando rally and everyone enjoyed the seminars, fun, great food, entertainment and visiting with other Tiffin owners.  (See article about the Orlando Rally on Tiffin Side Roads.)

The next rally east of the Mississippi River will be at CERALand Park, Columbus, Indiana.  Coaches arrive on Monday, August 17th and depart on Friday, August 21st.   Our rallies often sell-out well beforehand, so don’t delay!  If this date fits in your travel schedule, get your registration form to us NOW!  If you have any questions about the park accommodations, what a Tiffin Allegro Club rally is, or what you can expect; give us a call at 256-356-8522!  We are here to serve you!  The cost for one coach and two adults is only $429. We are currently accepting reservations.  Let us hear from you today!  Our rallies often sell out!  Complete your registration form and return to the Tiffin Allegro Club as soon as possible.

Our Tiffin Columbus rally promises to be fun and exciting with several catered meals, live entertainment, seminars, vendors, fun activities and best of all-our fabulous Tiffin Service Technicians will be on hand to perform minor service and repairs on all Tiffin coaches! These trained technicians are a wealth of information for you to tap into! You have made a sizeable investment in purchasing a beautiful motor coach. Take this valuable opportunity to learn all you can about it. Read more details about the rally.

The Tiffin Allegro Club is hosting four rallies in 2015 and this is the only rally with space still available.  If you want to participate in the fun and excitement, make your plans now to join us in Columbus, Indiana on August 17th!

REGISTRATION FORM 

COLUMBUS DAY RALLY @ NORMANDY FARMS

Long Island Allegros (Allegro Club Chapter 207) and The Minutemen (Allegro Chapter 179) who got together over Columbus Day Weekend at Normandy Farms RV Resort in Foxboro, MA.

Written By: LI Allrego Secretary/Chapter Reporter George Geyer

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Normandy Farms, Foxboro, MA 02035  866-673-2767

65 degree weather, partly cloudy. Gravel sites with full hook ups for most in the group. We were within sight of each others RV’s, easily able to walk to your fellow club members sites. This park is more of a resort. They still had two pools available for swimming, many outdoor activities throughout the day at various times. Multiple ball fields, a dog park, a bike park, and a pond too. They also had a meal tent for campers who don’t like to cook.

LI Allegro Members who participated:

Kevin & Kathy Murphy

Rich, Yvonne & Olivia Cocozza

Frank & Mary Calandra

Guy & Fran Harrington

Jim & Karen Valentine

Joe & Cathy Mondone

Ed & Karen Hanley

George, Lorraine, Kristi & Kayla Geyer

The Murphy’s hosted the Friday night campfire & cocktail party. Temperatures dropped to 47 degrees. Thanks to all who gave some firewood. Yvonne had a delicious pineapple taste testing treat. Cathy had the cheese of the party, DUBLINER. Karen V made my personal favorite, her goat cheese cracker combo. Lorraine made chocolate drops. It was a very social party, plenty of laughs, everyone hugging the fire pit.

 10/11/14

A morning rain kept most campers in their RV’S. The Cocozza offered a Mimosas breakfast. As soon as the weather turned for the better, campers began to enjoy the park for it’s offerings. A 3:30 PM gathering with another Tiffin Club was hosted at the Normandy Farms Creative Arts Center. We were introduced to the MINUTEMEN Allegro’s, from Massachusetts. The Minutemen made arrangements to secure a room for the “meet and greet”. This was greatly appreciated as the grounds were still wet. The room had tables, chairs, countertop, sink, refrigerator, microwave, and electricity to keep the food warm. This gathering was a great idea, enjoyed by all. Thank you Michael and Kevin.

Minuteman Members who participated:

Michael & Robin Heroux, Mansfield, MA.  508-339-0047   MRH5.5@Verizon.net

Dan & Donna Ferreica  508-728-7190

Will & Mary Stone, 35 Orchard Street, Blackstone, MA 01504.  508-498-4661 (who subsequently wrote “It was great meeting other Tiffin Campers. We were surprised to meet the Murphy’s, who also spend the winter at Silver Lakes.”)

Dick & Jane Pare’  84 Kosmas Street, Marlboro, MA 01752 (who subsequently wrote “It has been a great pleasure to share our day and break bread with great friends.”)

 I met BJ and Marcia Roussos, 781-864-5851 at the SHELL gas station just before entering Normandy Farms. He owns an Allegro Bus, but doesn’t belong to a chapter. He knows some of the Minutemen, so he tagged along for the weekend gatherings. We nicknamed him the “Independent Allegro Club”.

This was supposed to be a finger food party, but you were forced to use a fork, knife and spoon. There was homemade Manhattan Clam Chowder, Chili, Taco dip, Wraps, cheese and crackers, cakes, pastry’s, fruits & vegetables, 3 types of meatballs, pulled chicken in BBQ sauce, there was so much food we could have fed everyone in the pool too. The gathering lasted till 7:30 PM. Afterwards some of the group did BINGO, some went back to the Murphy’s fire pit. This allowed the fire pit crew to sample the latest offerings in homemade “Apple Pie” of the adult version.

 10/12/14

The weather was the best of the weekend. A perfect fall weather day. Some in the group used their bicycles, some did shopping at the OUTLETS, some did the planned park activities. The weather allowed everyone to enjoy the day no matter what they did, we had an appointment to meet at the Murphy’s for a last hurrah at 5:30 PM. Some chips, dips, cheese, crackers and some great shrimp delivered by the Mondone’s was enjoyed by all. Again the fire pit was the place to be. It was turned into a two fire pit party after the crowd grew so big. There was again plenty of laughs. We even had a guest appearance from “Hot Lips Hollahan”. Some in the group went to the DJ dance party.

 10/13/14

Most members in the group headed home at various times throughout the morning. The Mondone’s stayed an extra day. This allowed them peace and quiet to reflect and enjoy a site overlooking the pond.

Don’t be surprised if our Chapter does this Resort some time again in 2015/2016? It was enjoyed by all. There is plenty to do at this place. It was very clean. The bathrooms were of DISNEY quality. The sites were big enough for all the rigs, no matter the length. Full hook up, 30/50 amp, water, cable, and sewer hookup. It was close enough to the highway, but not too close. Average travel time from Long Island 4.5 hours.

Thank you Kevin and Kathy Murphy for planning this trip two years ago. It was everything we expected it to be, it was worth the wait. Looking forward to the next one.

Information for the Allegro Club. The owners' club of Tiffin Motorhomes.

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