Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 1, 2008 Goshen, IN

Today was the day that most people from the Montana Owners Club (MOC) who had attended the 2008 MOC Fall Rally left the campgrounds heading for all the points of the compass to go to their next destination. Wow! What an adventure this has been. I appologize for the lack of entries in the blog this summer but will be back now for a while again. We just finished a one week MOC rally in Goshen, IN. Carol and I were the Wagon Masters for this rally, a very new experience for us both. We were fortunate to have been surrounded by a host of very helpful folks that made our efforts easy to do. If what we were told by the participants during this week and as they left, they liked it very much. Keystone Montana supplied representatives, sometimes the owners, of the builders of the component parts of our Montana 5th Wheels and the week was filled by seminar by these people, techs, designers and engineers from Montana and the use of their fine Service Center. We met and were invited into the lives of people from all over North America. We had excellent Assistant Wagon Masters and activity coordinators and a host of volunteers for all sorts of activities. The rally went so smoothly that, even when glitches arose, we were able to work around them with no problems. The crock pot dinner, pot luck, ice cream social, beverage and cheese session and all other food activities just added to the understanding that RVers really know how to eat. This national rally was different from regional rallies in that Keystone opened their doors for us. Even those of us who have attended in the past were impressed with the factory tour and we were allowed peeks at some prototypes. Montane asks our opinions of ideas that they have and over the years have taken some of these ideas and put them into production. This is great marketing for Montana. They really want to know what we think and so we feel part of the company. We are camping at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds. When we first heard that we were going to be camping in a fairgrounds before our first national rally, we were skeptical - dusty fields with possible water and electric. Were we ever pleasantly suprised. Nice grassy sites with full, 50 amp hookups. We will post more about this rally as time goes by so stay tuned. Have safe travels now, hear?

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