UWAC End-of-Season Party: November 4, 2017
Nearly 30 club members gathered at the beautiful Airstream of Utah showroom for our UWAC end-of-season party. Special thanks to Dennis and Laura Decker, new owners of Airstream of Utah, for graciously hosting us at our annual event. It was especially fun to get to visit with them and fellow club members, dine on Cafe Rio Mexican food, and reminisce about the great fun we had together in 2017!
As part of club business, we confirmed our new slate of officers and directors for the upcoming 2018 year. See the updated list of officers under the Officers tab on the web-site. Special thanks to Ben Schofield for his dedication as President the past 2-years. Congratulations to Julie Schofield and the rest of the officers for their new roles.
Most importantly, we shared information on the current slate-of-events for the club in 2018. We’re excited to kick-off the season in May at the Airstreams and Arches Spring Rally, and then proceed in June with a Unit Caravan to the WBCCI International Rally in Salem, Oregon. See the Rally Schedule tab for more information on 2018 plans.
“Blast from the Past” Fall Rally: September 29 – October 1, 2017
Holy cow! Who knew this group of adults could be so much fun! A great group of UWAC members and friends from neighboring states gathered at Bear Lake State Park (Big Creek Campground) for a weekend of games and camaraderie. We enjoyed a chili cook-off, scavenger hunt, costume party, campfire with s’mores, games/prizes galore, and lots of good food & company. Special thanks to our fantastic co-hosts, Joan and Steve Brinton and Linda and Ron Seitz, for such an energetic and well-planned rally! Special thanks to Linda Seitz for her beautiful hand-crafted UWAC quilt which was raffled-off and won by Lorri Karpinski.
“History on the Rocks” Summer Rally: August 11-13, 2017
Twelve UWAC and affiliated members joined together for a fun and educational tour of Nine Mile Canyon. The group stayed in the beautiful Kokopelli campground at Nine Mile Ranch. The canyon is an extraordinary outdoor museum with remarkable pictographs and petroglyphs throughout. We were fortunate enough to be guided by the owner of Nine Mile Ranch, Ben Mead, who has worked and explored the canyon for over 60 years. The experience was truly remarkable and memorable, up to and including the elaborate Dutch oven dinner on Saturday night. A great time was had by all – great fun and fellowship!
“Party on the Paunsugunt” Spring Rally: May 18-21, 2017
Great turn-out and fun, despite some chilly and challenging weather (Springtime in the Rockies, you know.) In addition to the standard suite of club get-togethers, the rally had a number of fun activities including a 8 mile hike around Fairlyland Loop in Bryce Canyon, sun and stargazing, and some musical talent sharing. There are some impressive chefs and cooks in the group, as the quality of food sharing was simply fantastic, right up to the dutch oven dessert at the breakfast on the last day. This is a fun and diverse group with folks with a broad set of interests (did you ever want to view a celestial object that’s 35 million light-years away? Well, here was your chance to view the M65 galaxy.) It was extremely fun getting to know our fellow Airstreamers here in Utah and surrounding states, including great folks from New Mexico and Wyoming. Thanks for braving the weather!!
(p.s. that’s an internet image of the M13 Great Globular Cluster in the constellation Hercules, something we viewed as part of our stargazing activity; it’s just a mere 25,000 light-years nearby.)
UWAC Winter Meeting: February 25, 2017 in Salt Lake City
Great meeting!! Thanks to all who joined your fellow UWAC members at our Winter meeting on Saturday, February 25th at the Red Robin restaurant in Salt Lake City. It was a good chance to meet new members, network and engage in planning discussions regarding the unit and our 2017 rallies. Many of us received our new unit flags that were recently purchased by members – very nice! Also, there’s good progress being made on planning for a fall rally at Bear Lake in late September (more info. will be forthcoming, once finalized.)
Utah’s Wasatch Airstream Club “Lucky 13” Rally, September 15 – 18, 2016
Several club members enjoyed a sunny, fun and relaxing Airstream rally at Palisade State Park just outside of Manti, Utah. We enjoyed a dry camping rally in the Sandpitch group area complete with happy hours, barbecue, and guitar playing around the campfire. Palisade is a great setting for just about everyone — golfing, fishing, paddle boats, jr. ranger program, geocache, a 5k race on Saturday, ATV rentals, and a whole lot more!
See our Facebook page for several fun photos from the “Lucky 13” Rally!
Utah’s Wasatch Airstream Club “Spring Fling” Rally, May 13 – 15, 2016
That’s us in Torrey, Utah… a good time had by all. 😎
“We do not want merely to see beauty… We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bath in it, to become part of it.”
– C. S. Lewis