Chapter 9 member Jerry Christensen (# 158) fishing in the Umpqua River that runs along side the Elkton RV Park, site of the first Chapter 9 Rally of the summer season.
Viewed from the road above the Elkton RV Park, one can see the Umpqua River flowing in the background. Most of the RVs visible in the picture are Chapter 9 rigs.
Rallies usually build in free time when members can gather to play games or simply talk and exchange stories of their RV travels.
Shown in the above photo are (from top left) Pam (partially hidden) and David Sawaya talking with Jimmy Smith (# 197), and Jerry and Robi Sypkens (# 176). (From left in foreground) George Boykin (# 87) chatting with Anita and Bud Covington (# 140).
One reason for the popularity of the Elkton RV Park is its tranquil location. Being on the edge of the Umpqua River provides visitors the opportunity to relax, kick back, and breathe in the cool, fresh air from heavily shaded sites.