Quail Creek RV Club prepares for an exciting 2017

Quail Creek RV Club

Quail Creek RV Club

New Year’s campout at Roper Lake

New Year’s campout at Roper Lake

Debbie Semrai

It’s a new year and 2017 is all about new beginnings as well as appreciating history!

That being said, the beginning event of the year was January 13 when we all got together at the American Legion Post 66 for dinner and socializing. The food was yummy and a great time was had by all. Some of us die hards even stayed for the live music and dancing after. As new members of the Quail Creek RV Club, we were anticipating meeting new friends and having great times. We were not disappointed!

Previous to that, the RV Club had a campout to celebrate the New Year at Roper Lake State Park near Safford. There were 11 rigs who braved the cold and rainy weather, but they enjoyed wine tasting in Wilcox one day, a great New Year’s Eve dinner at the lake, eggs in a bag for breakfast the next morning and each other’s company. Bill and Lynda Eckebrecht were the wagon masters for the outing and, I’m told, did an outstanding job.

The January campout was planned for Quartzite, Arizona. Unfortunately, the weather forecast was not in favor of camping and the trip was canceled. My understanding is that two rigs sucked it up and made the trip anyway. Kudos to them! Some of the rest of us just snuggled up in a blanket at home and had a warm bowl of soup. That would be me!

Upcoming trips include March 21 through 25 to Magic Circle RV Park near Wilcox. There will be wine tasting at several locations as well as exploring the Chiricahua National Monument. And if Michael “the golf guy” has anything to say about it, there will be golfing.

April 10 through 14 will find many of us at Fools Hollow Lake near Show Low. It’s an awesome recreation area with lots of things to do including golf, fishing, hiking, canoeing and great trails for ATV vehicles. Of course, there will be a lot of relaxing, happy hours and food! Skip and Julie Pence and Jim and Sue Mandel will be wagon masters.

The Quail Creek RV Club has been changing and growing over the years. The current membership is 42 rigs. The club plans four to six trips during the fall and winter seasons, with 10 to 20 rigs usually going on an outing. Members volunteer to be wagon masters for trips, which just means they choose a place and plan the food and fun stuff to do. Often there is a co-wagon master. Typical of RV’ers, the group is friendly, welcoming and fun.

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” ~Henry Boye