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2008 SE Rally Times
« on: October 24, 2008, 11:05:02 AM »
6 rigs showed up early for the 2008 Fall edition of the Southeast RV Forum Rally. Already onsite and having fun are the Brincks, Dicks, Nesbits, Malones, Reiters, & Reavis's.  Everybody gathered in the Brinck's coach for happy hour yesterday. More folks are expected today.

Bad weather blew in late last night and it has rained hard and steady since. It is supposed to clear on Saturday, though. The park has a clubhouse and covered pavilion, so we have a place for tonight's dinner and the preceding social hour(s). Nancy already has spaghetti sauce brewing for the dinner and we will have fun regardless of whether. It's the people, not the place that makes the fun!
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 11:19:56 AM »
You reports will really make us envious since we can't be there.  I know you all will have a great time.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 09:54:57 PM »
The spaghetti dinner was excellent thanks to Gary and Nancy.  The rest of us brought snacks, salads, bread, deserts, and wine to go with the main course.  Everyone had a great time even though the weather wasn't the greatest outside.  I have added a few pictures of Happy Hour.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 10:26:43 PM »
Great pic's Lorna.   How about a few shots of the other folks there so we (who don't know folks well enough to put names with faces) can do just that.  Looks like I've missed a great opportunity to meet and enjoy some nice folks.  Thanks for your time and efforts.  lou
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 10:45:16 PM »
Thanks for the photos Lorna.  Looks like all are enjoying the event.  But then we knew they would.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 07:28:43 AM »
It was a great kickoff dinner.  Thanks, Gary & Nancy, for hosting and cooking! 

Being our first time at a rally, it was good to put faces to names that we've known for 2+ years.

If anyone is going to the train thing or the sub museum, please let me know -- I'd be interested in either/both.
Frank
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2008, 08:24:03 AM »
More folks arrived Friday (just in time for dinner - who says there is no free lunch?). Friday arrivals include the Cousins, Landers, Weimarts and Arthurs. We are now 10 rigs strong. Joel & Camille Myers are expected Sunday.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2008, 09:29:23 AM »
Everyone was pictured except the Nesbits who arrived after I had taken the pictures and we will get them today.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2008, 07:52:59 PM »
Wayne and I are looking to get a group to go over to the trainyard on Monday.  Let us know if you are interested.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2008, 10:08:31 PM »
Tom

I tried posting 4 pictures tonight and it said it was full.
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2008, 12:59:21 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Lorna. The upload folder now has plenty of space.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2008, 05:43:25 AM »
I'll go to the Funnel on Monday.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2008, 07:21:40 AM »
Wayne and I are looking to get a group to go over to the trainyard on Monday.  Let us know if you are interested.


Frank,

Terry, Dave and I will be going on Monday.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2008, 07:34:32 AM »
Frank,

Yes there will be a group going over to the train yard on Monday.

Here are a few more pictures from tonight's potluck and yes we do eat good.  The first picture is of the three missing people from last night.  Our group was a bit segregated for Happy Hour today ::)  The rain seems to have left and hopefully by tomorrow we won't be below sea level :(   Some of us went to St. Marys today to visit a Submarine Museum (sorry no pictures unless someone else took some).

Tom

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2008, 08:25:31 AM »
Frank and I will go.

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2008, 08:38:10 AM »
Everyone was pictured except the Nesbits who arrived after I had taken the pictures and we will get them today.

Here they are!
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2008, 09:21:56 AM »
Here are a group of  photos to show you our good time at the Pot luck last night.  Included is a photo of Lorna who is often the photographer and left out of photos.  She organized a girls Shopping day in town today and  photos will follow.

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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2008, 10:03:28 AM »
Thanks for the photos.  Looks like all are enjoying the event.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2008, 10:20:35 AM »
I am glad to see you guys are having a good time. Somehow I figured you would. I wish we could have made it but it was not to be. Maybe next time. It sure would be nice to meet some of you face to face.
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2008, 11:00:54 AM »
I wish we could have made it but it was not to be. Maybe next time. It sure would be nice to meet some of you face to face.

Me too, Cliff,  This is the third SE rally in a row that I thought I had a real chance to attend and it seems something always comes up to prevent/preempt it.  Maybe in the Spring.  We'll see. 

Keep on keepin' on folks. 
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2008, 11:18:15 AM »
This sure brings back memories!!  Tim and I were at last years 2007 Southeast Fall rally and had a ball.   Wish we were there with you all.  Good friends...good times....good food.

Rally's are great for getting to know each other and making the forum "come alive". 

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2008, 09:07:56 PM »
The ladies toured the sights of St Mary's this afternoon while the guys did various projects of just chatted. Guys started gathering for socials around 4-ish and the gals came back form their expeditions (nobody lost this time!) around 5 or so.

Tonight we had an impromptu cook-out of hot dogs and bratwurst, followed by Mexican Train dominoes in the clubhouse and a campfire (gas log variety) at the Brinck's site. The campfire was accompanied by coffee sweetened with your choice of Bailey's Irish Creme or Godiva Chocolate.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2008, 09:16:55 PM »
So close, yet so far. 

We had a fire tonight, back patio, our winter neighbors have arrived. 

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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2008, 09:25:04 PM »
My photos will share with you the  Orange Hall, an 1879 Anti Bellum home in St Mary's that many of the women of the rally toured today.  We will also  feature the Scarecrow contest  enteries of the businesses  in town.  We will see Scare crow campers.  We will feature the  three boys who can light a bar b que . We will end with the featured couple of the evening, Joel and Camille who arrived today. 

Eggs in a bag in the morning!  Don't you just wish you were here?  I paid  $2.14 for  regular gas  this afternoon.  Whoooo hooooo.

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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2008, 10:04:23 PM »
Thanks for the photos Betty. Looks like a rally we would have enjoyed. But, with family headed this way this week, it wasn't in the cards.
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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2008, 11:24:42 AM »
Is anyone headed some place where they can use firewood?  I've got three oak log splits leftover from last week and I cannot take them home.  You are welcome to them.  Free delivery.   :D

Let me know...
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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2008, 03:33:04 PM »
Is anyone headed some place where they can use firewood?  I've got three oak log splits leftover from last week and I cannot take them home.  You are welcome to them.  Free delivery.   :D

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2008, 08:11:33 PM »
Today a group of Rallyees went over to Folkston, Ga. to watch trains go through the Folkston Funnel.  Nearly all of the CSX trains from the north or the south have to go through Folkston resulting in a an average of 60 trains passing through the town every day.

Someone else will no doubt post pictures of the avid trainwatchers.

The attached pictures were taken from an overpass just north of Folkston and show the two major northern system tracks approaching Folkston north of the overpass and merging just south of the overpass and passing through town.

If you are interested there's more information here: http://www.folkston.com/trains/trains.htm

Hard to believe that our happy sojourn is drawing to a close.  It has been a great rally!

Beat wishes to all for safe travels and thanks for all the help you've given these semi-newbies.

Don and Mary Ann Nesbitt
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2008, 08:27:52 PM »
Betty, even if gas was $4.14 a gallon, I wish we were there !

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2008, 08:30:49 PM »
The whole gang went out to dinner tonight at Starters, a local bar & grill.  We had a fun time (at least at our table of 8) and good chow. Were going to have a campfire when we returned, but the temps were already low 50's and enthusiasm for sitting outside was lacking.  Maybe tomorrow night for those few who are left.

Jeff has volunteered to do the "omelet in a bag" breakfast again Tuesday morning, using  the leftover ingredients from this a.m.
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