Rebecca Shrode & Paul Lashbrooke – Indiana State Representatives:
A hearty Hoosier howdy!!!!
We would like to introduce ourselves. We are Rebecca Shrode, Paul Lashbrook, and Ivory. We live in South Bend, Indiana, one mile from the Indiana/Michigan state line. Paul and I are humbled and honored to be invited to serve as TCT’s Representatives for the State of Indiana.
A bit about us: We purchased our trailer “Harmony” in April 2012. At the time our family included three pups. Ebony, Ivory, and Livey. When we traveled, we were “Ebony and Ivory, Livey in Harmony.” Harmony was 12 years old when we purchased her. Early on, we had a question about the trailer.
When we researched online, the first site to come up was the TCT Facebook site. Our question was answered by folks who generously shared their knowledge and experience. We looked a bit further into
TCT and decided to join the club. The $25 membership fee is some of the best use of money we have spent in a long time.
In June of 2012, our first rally was at Hoffmaster State Park, south of Muskegon in Norton Shore, Michigan. It turns out that was the first year for the Hoffmaster Rally. Our 1 st site was one loop over
from the main action. We wanted to watch and learn. On Saturday during the Open House, a little over 1000 visitors enjoyed touring the trailers. That Saturday Open House was absolutely crazy and
wonderful. By the end of the day, we were caught up in the fun hook, line, and sinker! Folks told us we HAD to attend the rally in September at Camp Dearborn. One of them wrote CD’s phone number on a
tattered brochure. As Paul drove us out of Hoffmaster State Park, I had CD’s # dialed and watched my phone, waiting for the appearance of first bar of coverage so I could finish making the call. Well, that
September 2012 rally was “The Wedding.” Oh goodness! Here we are over 13 years later! Over the 13 years we have been camping with TCT, we’ve made more lifetime friendships than we can
count. During those years, Paul became known as the “drone dude” and Michigan’s mad scientist and all over McGiver. I serve as a “Moderator” for TCT’s Facebook page and love to make name tags and maps for the gatherings we attend and a few we don’t.
We are honored to serve on the committees of several rallies and are thrilled to be the Hostess & Host for the Shadow Of The Bear Rally at Orchard Beach State Park Campground in Manistee, Michigan.
We look forward to serving the TCT members from Indiana and also growing the club in our Hoosier Homeland.
Rebecca, Paul, and Ivory