Later in the week, the wheels will roll into Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the National African American RVers Association Eastern Region rally, the Sun News reported.

Members will start pulling into town Sunday (April 30)  to help with preparations for this 17th annual rally, May 4-7 at Lakewood Camping Resort, 901 S. Kings Highway, between Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. Families in 150 to 200 recreational vehicles are expected.

With its national headquarters based in Charlotte, N.C., the Eastern cluster comprises members from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Checking in last week after arriving to set up camp for an RV club gathering in Virginia, Elaine Standifer, the regional public relations officer, mapped out some details on this group, returning for another rally on the Grand Strand and a third time at Lakewood.

Q: When sharing time on the road and camping, how do the joys of sharing and promoting family values bring other rewards, such as the people you meet camping, even parked next door, and maybe even combining with neighboring RVers for shared cookouts and the like?

A: Our rallies are more than just sharing time on the road; they are “family reunions.” We look forward to seeing one another, catching up, and like any family reunion, there will always be the four Fs: family, friends, food, and fun.

Q: What extra front seat for Mother Nature’s sights and sounds adds to the memories and things to discover when touring by RV?

A: RVers are a different breed of people; you can’t be in a hurry and be a true RVer. We only fly when it is absolutely necessary, because we stop to smell the roses. On the way to Myrtle beach, RVers have the opportunity to stop at a little roadside produce stand or run into a little craft fair. Depending on the time of day they leave or arrive, Mother Nature can provide a beautiful sunrise or sunset with beautiful colors changing the scenery one mile at a time.

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