CA: San Diego Rolling Homes
San Diego Rolling Homes
FROM THE DESK OF OUR PRESIDENT
On Saturday, February 26, I led the SDRH monthly meeting at the no-host Dos Picos County Park outing. While the Hunts couldn’t camp that week-end, we were able to join the group for Saturday morning. It looked like the outing was a big success despite not having a Wagonmaster/host.. That is good news but I have some bad news to report.
SDRH still does not have hosts for the April and June meetings. The Dos Picos participants took it uponthemselves to select Lake Morena for another no-host event in April. John Hammond graciously volunteered to send out an email on the outing.
There are many benefits to being a member of SDRH. There are also some responsibilities. The SDRH Operating Policies state that “Members shall serve as Wagonmaster or co-host, at least twice in 24 months. “The Operating Policies can be viewed on the SDRH Facebook page in the Files section.
If you have not met that obligation, please consider hosting in June. I highly recommend co-hosting with someone since that lightens the work. The outing can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like. It is up to the host to determine if, what and how regarding camping reservations, food, activities, side trips, etc.
It is understood that sometimes life events (travel, health issues or other obligations) may temporarily prevent someone from hosting. That is OK. You can host when your situation changes. However, if you don’t fall into one of those categories, please sign up to host an event. It is not too early to pick a month for next year.
Let’s try to avoid no-host events”
MEMBERS OF THE MONTH
KEITH AND PAT BRIDGE
Members since 2019
Keith and Pat were both born and raised in northern England, knew each other as kids, and were married there 55 years ago. A mere three days after their wed-ding, the bride and groom moved to Amer-ica to pursue Keith’s career as a manufac-turing engineer. At the time, the US was recruiting engineers from the UK and Keith landed a job in Massachusetts where he worked for eight years manufac-turing gas turbine engine components. Then the family moved to San Diego where he was a design engineer at Solar Turbines until his retirement in 2012.
Pat was a nurse’s aid for two years on the medical/surgical floor of a Massachusetts hospital. When they started their family, she became a licensed day care mother. In San Diego, Pat con-tinued being a day care mother for many years, and in fact, met their dear friends Anne and Brent Randall when she cared for the Randall's' children.
Pat’s hobbies include sewing, crafting, and playing popular music on the piano. Keith loves his Porsches (yes, he has two!) and raced his Porsche in time trials for 5 or 6 years (when he was much younger he jokes).
Keith and Pat have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. After tent camping with their kids, they got a travel trailer in 2016, and joined the Randall's in their travel adventures. They now have a 29 ft Vista class A, and love all the extra space. Last summer they took a 5000 mile round trip to Minnesota with the Randall's. The Buffalo House Campground in Duluth was a favorite spot. Another favorite is our local Camp Pendleton beach camp, reserved for members and guests of the military.
Hats off to our favorite British transplants!