CA: Chardonnay Travelers
“Fun in the Sun”
Southwest Regional Rally
Bakersfield RV Resort
March 16-20, 2022
This event was “the 25th annual get together” for the Southwest Regional Rally which originally had attending members from various state clubs from California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Pat Doyle is the Chairman of this group. The original agreement was to have alternating 4-day rallies in California one year and in Nevada the next year. Unfortunately, through the past few years, the state clubs in Nevada, Arizona & Utah have grown smaller, or have become nonexistent, and now this group has primarily attendees only from the states of California and Nevada, with occasional “Snow Birds” from Canada and Oregon. Though the number of attending clubs was on the small side, the fun and friendship was still strong and apparent.
The Chardonnay Travelers have decided to make the SWRR a regular part of our Calendar of Events and it has become our regularly scheduled club outing in March/April. For this outing the Chardonnay Travelers had 6 rigs attending.
On Wednesday (16th) everyone attending checked-in during the afternoon and that night the Mission Bell Travelers prepared a B-B-Q Chicken dinner with baked beans, potato salad, green salad, jello salad, and ice cream & brownies. That evening, Fred Bryner ran the Card Bingo event. Thanks, Fred!
Each morning, starting with Thursday (17th), a breakfast of “Danish, Doughnuts, & Juice” was provided by the SWRR Committee. The WITWalkers would explore the boundaries of the RV Park to get healthy exercise. Then, later in the morning, a seminar was presented by “Redlands Truck & RV” – Keith Shomaker, Owner, was very informative. For dinner, the group attended dinner and a live show at the Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield. The food was good and the show was entertaining. The “Rivals” are a popular local band from the Bakersfield area. A young gentleman who is a winning contestant from last year’s “American Idol”, Chase Beckham, performed some of his original songs.