Things have been quiet since my last check in. We are in our winter destination, River Bend, near Fort Myers, FL. We ventured home to PA for Christmas, leaving the coach in the FL warmth. No issues while we were gone, our generator usually kicks on once or twice and we get a call from one of our neighbors, but not this time! Thank goodness for the auto gen start feature, never a worry leaving the coach!

I asked for check in’s from our NE members, not so much going on! Everyone is settled for the winter. Wendy Gaynor and the Moorefields have been traveling around FL, hosting a rally for the SE Chapter in December, and enjoying their spot at Florida Grande. Like a lot of us, they belong to more than one chapter. Spreading around the fun! And as I mentioned in our last article, we have quite a few NE members right here in River Bend. We host a picnic here in February, if anyone is in the area please let me know! Wednesday, February 27th is the date!

We are pleased to welcome new members Connee and Joe Dasaro, from Londonderry, NH! Hope to see you at a rally soon!

Brenda and James Anderson are working on our Fall Rally, September 19-22, 2019 at the 47th Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival, held near Lake George, NY. Website: This will be a “2 part rally”, if you arrive early you can make reservations at the Moosehillock Campground at: .

James and Brenda are working on a spot right across the street from the airport where all the action will be held, and we can move there Thursday thru Sunday to be close. This “field” however, will be dry camping for 3-4 days. BUT….you will be right across the street from the action, no traffic at 5 AM! More details will be coming, check in to the NE Facebook page, NE Chapter of the ACA.

Stay warm and safe, keep your eyes open on the road, you never know who you may run into!!

Claudia Rutherford, NE Chapter