As I write I am looking out the windows at palm trees, warmth, and luscious Florida landscaping. Soon to be in the rear window as we head North for Christmas, which will be over by the time you read this. We enjoyed our entire family here for Thanksgiving, which started with a trip to Disney World. Probably one of the most popular weeks to be in Disney, crowds were huge, but the younger family members had a great time! We did too, only at a slower pace! We then all moved to our winter paradise, River Bend Motor Coach Resort, LaBelle, FL. We fondly refer to it as adult day camp! Our grand kids went from the pool to the boat and back again! We have lots of AC friends here, including several NE members: Bullocks, Harringtons, Andersons, Goergens, also the D’Angelis’, Branigans, Dinsdales, True’s, Moores, and a few more that I apologize for missing!

Our trip south included our annual service at the Freightliner Factory service Center in Gaffney, SC. Even for a year and a half old coach they found a tire out of alignment from the factory so fixed us up with a new one, we got weighed with correct tire pressures, and all the usual fluid and filter changes. A great place for service, plus an outlet mall very close by to keep you busy!

Factory tours are also offered, but unfortunately having a dog has prevented us from doing that! We also had our air conditioners cleaned today by an RV service here in River Bend. It was certainly a good idea to have this done, our front unit was loaded with bits of Styrofoam. No mold was found, lots of dust from our travels out west this past summer, and all else in good working order. Our tech here recommends to have this service done every other year.

Enjoy your winter destinations, or stay warm! Keep your eyes open on the road, you never know who you may run into!

Claudia Rutherford, NE Chapter