MO: Chief Winnies

With everything else this year has brought us, why wouldn’t it snow in October? As soon as we returned from our last campout of the year, I braved the cold, windy weather and winterized our coach. The next day we got three inches of snow and I was ready to undo it all and head to Texas. Fortunately, it was gone a few days later, but palm trees and Margarita nights are calling me now. Our last campout was hosted by Terry & Vickie Day at Treasure Lake RV Resort in Branson. Terry & Vickie, together with their son, Chris, put together a really nice weekend which included lots of good food and fun times with our Winnie friends. The Chief Winnies had nine coaches at the campout and we were joined by several members from the Ozark Winnies. The weather was a challenge, but we persevered with tents and several propane fire pits. Besides the delicious meals, some members also enjoyed shopping, and others went to see the show, Noah. While in Branson, Todd and Suzanne Johnson from the Ozark Winnies decided they wanted twice the fun and joined our Chief Winnies club too. We also added new members Chuck and Sue Ellen Morris this past month. They live in Columbia, Missouri, with their Micro Minnie. A big welcome to them all! 

Now that camping season is over, I was starting to get a bit bummed out about it. Then I got a call from one of our Winnie friends, then a text from another, and I realized camping might be over for now, but our friendships go on. As a matter of fact, we’ll be seeing everyone again in Sedalia for our November luncheon. Glenn and Linda Commons are hosting this one at Kehde’s Barbeque on the 14th. Besides the barbeque, we’ll be electing and installing our next year’s officers that day. Glenn has made a list of all the interesting things to do around Sedalia, so I hope everyone takes some time to explore the town after lunch. 

Our Christmas luncheon will be at the Salt Grass Steakhouse in Liberty on December 12th. Rick and Cheri Cordt are hosting and I know Cheri will have something special up her sleeve for us. It’s not too soon to make your reservation, so let the Cordts know if you’re planning on going.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day! I’ll be eating turkey and thinking of palm trees and Margaritas.

Bill Walworth


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