Still sites left with the rest of us for the Wilderness State Park (Michigan) event in September. One of the side trips we will do from Wilderness involves looking for Petoskey stones. These beautiful fossils are only found in northern Michigan. Sign up for the event and find your's! More info...
The third stop on the southern road trip is Natchez, MS. We will be driving the Natchez Trace from stop two, Tupelo to get there. One side trip we will make is to Nutt's Folly (Longwood Plantation). This elaborate house was being built when the Civil War halted construction. The house was never completed. Right now all sites at the campground are booked, but keep checking for cancellations.
The fourth stop on the Road Trip South in November is near Birmingham, AL where we will visit Vulcan Park as a side trip. Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world. You may still be able to get sites for the Road Trip South in November. Come join us - if not for the whole five stop trip, for one or more stops. More information...
The fifth stop on the Road Trip South is Cumberland Falls in Corbin, KY
We are taking a side trip to Augusta, GA from our camp-out May, 2019, an hour away from Calhoun Falls in South Carolina. T's Restaurant in Augusta has the best hush puppies, bar none, in the world. So says Nancy Kroes. You may still be able to get in at Calhoun...
Another event added in 2019 - October at Niagara Falls, US side. More info...
It is never to early to start planning. The NSSO will return to Tom Sawyer's RV Park on the Mississippi River in West Memphis, Arkansas in April of 2020 (yes, 2020). Eight miles across the river in Tennessee is Memphis which is exciting to visit. Plus of course for Elvis fans, Graceland is there. It is fun though to just hang out on the river and watch the continuous river traffic pass by. Watch the slideshow from our first trip there.
Way too early to reserve sites yet, but more information is here.
Michigan is a beautiful state, surrounded by the Great Lakes. The NSSO will return to Michigan in 2020 (again, yes, 2020) and camp near Alpena which is on Lake Huron. Part of the draw here is the Alpena Shipwreck cruise in a glass bottom boat. Over 200 shipwrecks are in the lake around Alpena. The cruise does not, of course, hit all of them, but what fun to see the ones they do! Too early to reserve, but do check out the webpage for this event and start thinking about coming.
- Sep 9-16, 2018 - Lake Michigan, Carp Lake, MI
- Nov 2-14, 2018 - Road Trip South (IN, MS, AL and KY)
- May 21-27, 2019 - Calhoun Falls State Park, Calhoun, SC
- Sep 11-15, 2019 - Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA
- Oct 15-19, 2019 - Niagara Falls, NY
- Nov 11-19, 2019 - Road Trip to Silver Springs State Park, Ocala, FL
- Apr 13-17, 2020 - Scottys on the Mississippi, Arkansas
- Sep 14-18, 2020 - Shipwrecks of Lake Huron, Alpena, MI
- See Previous NSSO Camp-out pictures and slideshows
A new book by an NSSO member
NSSO member Patty Farrin says "step inside this diminutive vintage camper and see and smell the freshly baked cupcakes and fragrant tea. While Amy and her Mom are enjoying a tea party together, something magical happens that changes Amy's perspective forever. With her Mother's love and guidance, a powerful life lesson is learned. Based on a true story [and Patty's 1967 Serro Scotty], this book is sure to please all ages. Books are available on Amazon.com and at Maine Authors Publishing.
Welcome new members!
- Terry and Deborah Stowe, Gadsden
- Steve and Jill O'Leary, Fort Wayne
- Kirsten and Perry Milliken, Portland
- Catherine McAuliffe, Plainwell
- Liz and Marybeth Taggart, Rochester
- Susan and Mitch Elliott, Mount Gilead
- Natalie Bonang and Dale Ehler, Dartmouth
- Georgina King, Cedar Valley
- David Benjamin, Charleston
- Finley and Louise Limehouse, Beech Island
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Nancy Kroes, NSSO founder, has retired. This was a retirement gift from work.
The Metcalfes were honored to have their 1970 Chevy C10 and 1975 HiLander chosen for the t-shirts of the 100th Anniversary of Chevy Trucks event. Congratulations!
The Blackburns were camping in TN
The Bonang/Ehlers were out and about
The Waldrops camping in FL
Wes and Dottie Cray took their '51 Ford and Scotty out
The Elliott HiLander was out camping
Tom and Margie Fisher camping in NC
The Poes camped in MN with their girls
Sandy Waller enjoyed breakfast at home in her Scotty
The Jarzomskis said goodbye to their Scotty Miss Molly
Ian Thomas got a new tow vehicle
Andrew Luman is adding a window in his kitchen
Brett Dixon is working on his Yellowstone
Bryan Maynard found a local source for new skins and edge trim
David Benjamin's new to him Trunkback
Jim and Maria's Scotty is getting worked on
Kirsten and Perry Milliken are working on their Scotty
The Morrises are working on their's and have widened the frame
Jack Mounteer is working on his Tonga and has modified and extended his frame, will be making his trailer taller and is adding gray and black water tanks
Tommy Schardt is in the process of stripping old paint
The Ziolkowskis are working on their Scotty