Hello from MacPack!  As I write this letter I realize the holidays are behind us and an exciting new year is in front of us. Can’t help but wonder what new places we’ll explore and new friends we’ll meet.

November was tough for me and Sarah as it was time to put the bus up for the winter. Had the annual checkup done at Freightliner in Gaffney, SC, then tucked in for the winter.

In November Jeff and Annette Hatfield had an opportunity to enjoye a long weekend in Nashville, TN.  While they had to drive there on 4 wheels instead of 8 they had a wonderful time exploring downtown. Great music was found from the historic Ryman to the honky-tonks along Broadway. They also enjoyed visiting Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, where over 93% of the artifacts are original from the Jackson’s. Along with visiting family during the Christmas season they enjoyed a special visit to Busch Garden’s Christmas Town. Beautiful lights, music, a tree maze, and much more made for an enjoyable evening.

Planning for our 2020 rallies is in full swing.  Hosts Marge and Dick Bender and Jeff and Annette Hatfileld tell us that sites are nearly gone at The Ridge for our “Spring Back to TN” rally May 11- 16, 2020.  If you haven’t made your reservations yet be sure to do so quickly.  Jeff is also working on plans for a 2020 fall rally near Williamsburg, VA.  Look for details in the early spring.

Many of our members are enjoying the warm weather this winter in Florida, and Sarah and I are looking forward to joining them soon.  We’ll be heading to Grand Oaks RV Resort in Lady Lake, Florida the first of February along with Jeff and Annette Hatfield, and then we will both be joining Bob and Melinda Ridge at Motorcoach RV Resort in Port St. Lucie in March.

MacPack had some great times together in 2019 so I thought I would share just a few pictures from 2019 as we get ready to make new memories in 2020!!

Trim Sawtelle, President