Hello from MacPack!  It sure seems like summer came and went in the blink of an eye and here we are entering the fall season.  Hope you all have had a chance to see some fantastic areas as you traveled in your American Coach. 

Sarah and I spent several days in Charleston, SC in August and it was hot as usual.  I had a chance to play some golf and we were able to eat some great seafood!  If you have never visited this city it should definitely go on your bucket list!

The Hatfields spent the weekend of June 21 at Americamp RV Resort in Ashland, VA.  Nice park right off I-95 exit 89. Long level gravel full hook up sites. Easy drive to Kings Dominion Amusement Park where Annette spent Saturday with their daughter’s family. It is a great park for families with young children. With her 3 1/2 year old grandson measuring 48″ she was able to introduce him to his first real roller coaster, Woodstock Express. She sees taller & faster coasters in his future.

While Annette was enjoying the park, Jeff explored the area by driving to Indian Motorcycle of Fredericksburg. Beautiful dealership but traffic was horrific. He was glad not to be on two wheels.  Also, off exit 89 is a Bass Pro Shop. Attached to the store is a wonderful place to eat, World Famous Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant. Everything from wild boar, mahi-mahi, catfish, shrimp, to gator.

MacPack will be having a rally in October at the Camping World Raceway Campground by the Charlotte Motor Speedway October 21 to October 25, with rally fees being  extended to Oct 20 and Oct 26. 

This will be a very special rally as it will be the 26th anniversary of the first official rally of MacPack!  Following this rally, a letter was sent submitting a formal petition to become the Mid Atlantic Chapter of American Eagle & Limited Association (now known as ACA).  The charter was presented to MacPack June 15, 1994.

The following is an excerpt from the American Eagle & Limited Mid-Atlantic Chapter Newsletter #2 from 1993:

(The first ever MAC PACK rally commenced on October 25, 1993 at the Duncan Family Campground in Lothian, Maryland.  There were six coaches from five states present.  Everyone had arrived at the campground by mid-afternoon on Monday the 25th.  We met in the rec building for Happy Hour (may be, a Happy Hour & a half) which was followed by a truly grand gourmet pot luck supper.  If nothing else the MAC can put on a great feed.  After everyones appetite was properly over-satisfied we all gathered around a roaring campfire for enjoyable conversation and fellowship.)

If you haven’t made your reservation yet it’s not too late.  Be sure to mention account #20004507 for the special rally fee and join us as we celebrate MacPack!

MacPack is also making plans for our 2020 spring rally at The Ridge Outdoor Resort in Sevierville TN.  This is a beautiful new resort with paved sites, fire pits at each campsite, and a fantastic event center.  Dates for the rally are May 11-16, 2020. We will have  more information coming out soon.   Be sure and watch for updates.

Safe travels everyone!

Trim Sawtelle