The Reunion Will Begin On Sept. 22, 2020
Click HERE for a link to the page giving information about the Happy Holiday Resort
 as well as many of the things there are to see and do in Rapid City.


OK This is the moment you've been waiting for.  The plans for our Gala Reunion are in place.  The location has been selected.  The date has been selected.  The only thing remaining is for YOU to decide to join us. 

So far we have 14 confirmed reservations, and 4 or 5 cliff hangers.  This may well prove to be the highest attendance at a gathering in recent history. We have locked in our reservation, and we have blocked a number of rooms.  All that remains is for YOU to call and book your reservation. 

Click HERE and check out the Happy Holiday Resort which will be the location of the reunion.  Happy Holiday Resort rents RV spaces, basic motel rooms, motel rooms with kitchenette and cabins.  The cabins certainly are a bargain at $28.80 per night for 4 people, but note that you must bring your own bedding or sleeping bag, and that you have to take a short walk to the restrooms.  When you call Happy Holiday, BE SURE to mention that you are a part of the 40-UP reunion. That way you will get preferential treatment.

Here are the steps you need to take to ensure that you get exactly the accommodation you want:

1)  Act NOW !

2)  Click on the link in the paragraph above (the one in blue that says click HERE)

3)  Check out the various sorts of accommodations provided by Happy Holiday - RV, Motel, Motel with kitchenette or cabins,

4) Call Happy Holiday at (605) 342-7365 and ask for Susan. Tell her that you're part of the 40-UP reunion meeting Sept. 22, 2020, then tell her that you want to make a reservation. a check or credit card for one night's stay will be needed to make your reservation.

5)  Look forward to the greatest reunion in the History Of Reunions !

It would be VERY helpful, once you've made your reservation, if you would E-Mail me or Gidge at the address links which appear at the bottom of this page giving us your tentative arrival date and the length of your stay. This will permit us to make plans for activities, food an so on.  We're planning a "meet and greet" at our place, and we need to know how much Okie Rotgut I need to make.

Here are a few photos just to let you know what our venue looks like.

The entrance to Happy Holiday Resort.

The motel at Happy Holiday Resort

The cabins at Happy Holiday Resort


As always, reader articles are welcome. Please submit to me at the e-mail address appearing at the bottom of this page.



We are now less than a year away from our reunion in Rapid City South Dakota. We all know how fast the months pass now. If you have not made your reservations yet, now is the time to do so. All it costs is one night's stay which is $42.40 for a King or Queen room. Don't get caught without a motel room if you want one. My reservations are made along with Debbie Hoko. Jim, Linda, & Bruce have also made their reservations. Make that reservation now, even if you have to cancel later. I have spoke with Donna Nelson and told her she can have 51 weeks for cruiseing but she needs to save 1 week for us. She is very interested in attending. We have others who are very interested but have not made their reservations. We want to see as many of our past and present chatters as possible. There is plenty of time left for planning but reserving your place to stay is the #1 priority.Almost forgot, Annshanks has also made her reservation. We are sure you will enjoy a nice vacation with us so make that comittment now! Bring along a spouse, a friend, or anyone you wish. Many of you, including myself, have never been to South Dakota before. If you have, come back again to see what that state has to offer.



Here we are again on the sunny beach in Cambria, California! This is our 7th year here and I'm always amazed at the wonderful weather and all the things to see. There were 10 zebras near the entrance to the park I think they knew we were coming :) There's a museum in town that I've never been to but will go see it soon. When Beth was visiting in September she, Bruce and I went to one in another town. I'm always entertained by what you can find out about a place when you go to a museum. I only wish I had started visiting them sooner. So many things to do and see and so little time LOL Guess I'll have to live well into my 90's. I hung up our hummingbird feeder and it took them all of about 38 seconds to find it. Watched a coyote wander past our fifth wheel this morning. We must be careful not to leave the dogs outside when we aren't with them.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and especially turkey!
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