Welcome to all our new members, and hello to all members. What a great fall we have gotten a start on! As I write this, we have a bunch up in Virginia riding the Creeper Trail. I hope they packed some warm clothes! I and several others are getting our land legs back under us after our adventures on the Carnival Miracle. What a great cruise! My first and also my first hurricane. I give a big thanks to Jim Bates for getting this together for us. I am sure the club and I will have more cruises in the future. OK, let's talk about snow! At least four resorts are schedule to open this weekend: Colorado's Wolf Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and, in the Tahoe region, Mt. Rose. Always nice to see early snow. The Farmer's Alamnac is predicting a good year for snow. Everybody needs to keep their fingers crossed that we enjoy some great conditions on our trips this year! Also, everyone be sure to RSVP for the upcoming Christmas party so we can get an accurate head count for food. Looking forward to seeing you at the November meeting!