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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2005, 12:47:34 PM »
Joel...
We are going to miss you and Camille - but that won't stop us from talking about you! [lol].  Have fun in NY and enjoy he snow.

Are you living in the Sunnybrook or did you go the motel route?
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2005, 12:55:31 PM »
What's happening at the rally?

For those who haven't attended before...
There is no official place, time or method for anything and we may (as a group) decide to alter this outline as we go along.  However, this is how things usually go.  Folks usually gather for a Koffee Klatch each morning around 9 am, a Social Hour around 4 pm and an evening campfire. Look around and see where folks are gathering and join in when and if you feel like it. Feel free to start it off at your own site or your neighbors - there is no designated place or time.  Dinner will generally be around 6:30 or so and will probably be at the club house (which we have reserved for this purpose) but might just evolve at whatever site we have gathered at for the afternoon social.  In between times, amuse yourselves at local attractions or just hang out.

We will arrive no later than 10/30 and I expect at least a few other early birds. The official rally start (if there is anything "official" at all  at a Roaming Freinds RV Forum  forum rally) is still uesday, 11/1.

PRE-RALLY FOR EARLY ARRIVERS...
10/31 MONDAY:   EARLY BIRD HALLOWEEN FUN!
Bring some ghastly goodies for a special Halloween Happy Hour. Be creative! Maybe some Devil's eggs, Demon rum-balls, Pumpkin seeds, etc.

And there will be Ghoul-ash for Dinner!


And here is a tentative agenda for the main days of the rally...

11/1 TUESDAY   2005 SE RALLY KICK-OFF DINNER
We haven't figured out what the menu is yet, but just bring your appetite, utensils and drinks. Rally hosts Nancy & Gary will do the cooking.


11/2 WEDNESDAY:  POT LICK DINNER
Bring your famous casserole or maybe try out a new recipe on the gang. We don't mind being guinea pigs and if it is a flop, well, there are always plenty of other dishes to choose among.


11/3 THURSDAY:   RED HAT & ROMEO DAY
Get out your red and purple attire, ladies, because it is Red Hat Tea Time! Nancy has some fun and games planned, but she hopes others mght think up some fun activities too. The guys will hide out somewhere, probably a doing a ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out). Who knows - maybe there's a Hooter's in Tifton???

Dinner: Dave & Jeanette Reavis are bringing us some authentic North Carolina BBQ


11/4 FRIDAY:  MEN'S BRUNCH
This is one of our Southeast Rally traditions - the men cook a late breakfast and clean up afterwards, while the ladies chat and enjoy a day off from cooking.  Contribute some eggs, sausage, bacon, pancake syrup, or whatever.  Our target is to serve about 10:30 am, but it's pretty much a case of "whatever will be, will be."

Dinner: Probably left overs - we usually have plenty by then.


11/5 SATURDAY:  ???
Probably dinner in a local restaurant.

11/6 SUNDAY: Some people will be leaving, so it will be farewells in the morning and a "survivors dinner" at night (TBD)
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2005, 01:56:27 PM »
11/2 WEDNESDAY: POT LICK DINNER

That sounds like even more fun than our pot LUCK dinners :D
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2005, 08:22:33 PM »
The dishes are so tasty that folks beg to lick the pots!!!!  :D :D :D
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2005, 01:34:55 AM »
Joel...
Are you living in the Sunnybrook or did you go the motel route?

Surely you jest.  I thought that dealing with upstate NY cold in the winter was more than I wanted to take on.  If I could find an rv park that was open.  Advertised dates here are April - October.

I rented a house from a friend who happened to have an extra house available.

I'll call Amy today and cancel.
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2005, 10:02:32 AM »
Joel I thought we had taught you better than that.  Going to work is one thing but going to work in the cold snow country?????? ??? ??? ???
There are jobs in the warm sunny south. ;D ;D
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2005, 07:03:20 PM »
For those attending the Southeast Rally, please keep a sharp eye out for the Amy's Campground entrance.  The sign is hidden by overgrown bushes and you don't see it until you have nearly missed it.

When going west on Central Ave from Exit 60, you will see a huge Target Distribution Center. You creast a small hill as you pass the Target buildings and the campground entrance is about 500 feet beyond the crest [on the right], so slow down!

Nancy & I arrived a Amy's today and have begun to check out the surrounding area for stores, restaurants, etc.  The campground is pretty full, with a small Airsteam Rally and a number of people are in town for a Sweet Potato Festival this weekend.  It should thin out quite a bit on Sunday, according to  Pricilla.   I am also trying out the wi-fi service from Coach Connect.  The signal strength seems to vary a lot but I am generally getting excellent response I signed up for the $18/week option.
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2005, 08:50:56 AM »
We are on our way.  We are now in Athens Ga. visiting our daughter and her husband.  Hoping she will be getting her Phd by the end of this year from UGA.  Will find the enterance to the park on Tuesday afternoon.  Are you sure the only things we need for Tuesdays dinner is silverware and drinks?  Sounds like work for the two of you but thanks.

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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2005, 04:00:49 PM »
Len & Jo,
Plates, silverware & drinks are all you need.  You folks are driving on Tuesday, whereas we have all day to prepare.  Besides, we have mastered the art of simple meals that don't need a lot of fussing by the chef.

Hors d'ouvres for happy hour are always welcome, though.
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2005, 04:11:11 PM »
Dave & Jeanette Reavis called last night to say they will not be at the rally afterall.  Jeanette's uncle died suddenly and so they are off to Newfoundland today for the funeral.   The uncle was a favorite and also was instrumental in getting Dave & Jeanette married many years ago (Dave was stationed in NF while in the military and met Jeanette there).

Yikes! Newfoundland at this time of year?  Brrr!  And Dave says he could buy half a season's worth of diesel for the price of their airline tickets - there are no "Supersaver" fares to Newfoundland.

On the plus side, Wayne & Judy Malone will be joining us.
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2005, 10:24:57 PM »
Gary,

We are in Opelika, AL tonight and will arrive tomorrow. Sorry to hear Dave & Jeanette won't be there but happy to hear Wayne and Judy will be there. I expect we'll be there around noon tomorrow, Sunday. Will try not to miss the turn.

     
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2005, 10:48:45 PM »
Gary:

We are in Indianapolis tonight and have to make Tampa late Tuesday afternoon. We are spending tomorrow afternoon and evening with old friends from Illinois up in Kentucky but I just checked the map and was planning on stopping a 100 miles or so north of Tifton. Thought I would check the thread and see if anyone would be in Monday and obviously you are.

I'll call Amy's Monday AM. If we get on the road early enough we would love to spend the evening meeting a few East Coast Forumites. Unfortunately we'll have to be back on the road Tuesday morning.

Hope to see you late Monday afternoon.

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« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2005, 11:32:32 PM »
Jeff,

You need Retirement 101 from Terry and Fred Thoomas.  You are pushing entirely too hard!!   VBG
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2005, 06:56:46 AM »
We had to cancel on the southeast rally. Jeanette's uncle died in Newfoundland, so we are there now and will be here until
Wednesday. We were on our way when we received the news. Lucky we were near our home in NC so we were able to make a
quick change of plans and caught a plane from Charlotte NC yesterday and we arrived in Newfoundland last night about midnight.
We are so disappointed that we will miss seeing everyone as we were really looking forward to it.

The weather here today is a pleasant 40 degrees with rain and fog today.

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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2005, 07:06:00 AM »
Dave & Jeanette,

Condolences on the sad News.
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« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2005, 07:37:28 AM »
Dave & Jeanette,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss & that you will miss the rally.

Joel (W4JNM) and Camille, GA

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« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2005, 08:34:49 AM »
Sorry to hear of your loss.  Sam & I offer our Condolences.
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« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2005, 08:46:42 PM »
Jeff,

You need Retirement 101 from Terry and Fred Thoomas.  You are pushing entirely too hard!!   VBG

Jim:

I keep saying "next week......"!

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« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2005, 08:58:34 PM »
Jim:

I keep saying "next week......"!

Compared to Eternity the rest of your life is rather short.  Slow down and smell the roses. ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2005, 09:05:14 PM »
Compared to Eternity the rest of your life is rather short.  Slow down and smell the roses. ;D ;D ;D

Ron:

Thought I was getting close to heaven today,  m/h humming without problems and fueled at Flying J in KY for $2.549. 8) 8)

Thought I would smell some of Gary and Jim's roses. ;D ;D

(Who would believe I would be happy paying over $2.50 for #2?)

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« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2005, 09:28:34 PM »
That is the plan raise the price of fuel way high then we feel better when we they lower the price a little cuasing us to smile while being ripped off. ;D ;D :D ;)
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2005, 09:41:08 PM »
Jeff...
Will be looking forward to seeing you sometime Monday. We've got plenty of chow for the evening meal and some wood for a campfire, so just bring an appetite, a folding chair  and a smile.

Jim & Pat Dick and Wayne & Judy Malone are also here and we expect Ray & Ladonna Baginski on Monday and [I think] also Jim & Marilyn Linger.   

Look for Nancy & I on site #56 - the Dolphin motorhome with the Halloween stuff displayed everywhere.
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« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2005, 10:19:34 PM »
Talking about gas prices.  On I-75 at about the Ga. boarder we saw gas for $2.329. :D.. :D....BUT in Athens it is running between $2.599 and $2.699 >:( >:( >:( >:(
It doesn't add up.  In the past Georgia was "always" 20-30 cents a gallon cheaper then Michigan.  Not this time.  When we left Detroit Costco was at $2.349.  Gee, I remember in college that gas was 36 cents a gallon.  If the government is correct (not often lately) then gas is still cheap based on inflation rates over the years.
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2005, 08:40:28 AM »
Unleaded is about $2.19 now here in Tifton  - it's been dropping steadily.   Diesel is still fairly high at around $2.69-$2.89. 

In recent years only southern GA has been distinctly cheap on fuel - other parts have been 10-20 cents higher.   SC has been more consistently on the low side.

Be sure to fill up before crossing into Florida - FL is never cheap on fuel.
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2005, 08:59:12 AM »
Jeff & Sue Cousins arrived here around 6 pm, had dinner with the gang  and spent the evening around the campfire. Unfortunately they had to move on to Tampa this morning, but we enjoyed their company for the brief time they wre here.

Jim & Marilyn Linger also arrived [from Daytona] and will say for the week.  We expect the Derways and the Sackets today.
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« Reply #55 on: November 01, 2005, 09:56:41 AM »
We plan to leave Athens Ga. about noon and will miss the campground enterance about 4pm.  We are waiting to hear from the GM dealership that our daughters car is repaired, serviced and ready for pickup.  It has 100,000 miles on and covered by "daddy" warranty.

See ya soon
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« Reply #56 on: November 01, 2005, 08:27:06 PM »
The Sackets and Derways arrived safe & sound.  Chef Nancy prepared a splendid dinner tonight, a roast ham, scalloped potatoes, boiled cabbage, green beans and home made "chunky" pear sauce. The pears came from the Reavis's farm, so we had a bit of their bounty even though they could not be present themselves.

A wind came up and it began to sprinkle a bit during dinner (which was in the campground clubhouse), so we sat around the tables to gossip rather than retiring to the firepit.
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« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2005, 08:41:09 PM »
Thanks for the report Gary. Where are the pics?
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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2005, 10:20:25 AM »
Been having too much fun to have time to get the camera out.  Maybe today...

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Re: 2005 Southeast Fall Rally
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2005, 05:55:33 PM »
Gary and Nancy,

Thanks again for hosting the SE Rally.  We were first timers and REALLY had a GREAT week.  Joanne and I had a wonderful time with the whole gang.

Thanks again,

Len and Joanne
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