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Betty Brewer

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2008, 08:44:39 AM »
Monday October 24, 2008,

Jeff Cousins led the breakfast brigade with his omlettes in a bag.   He and wife Sue prepared the eggs and  we filled our ziplock freezer bags with the goodies we like inside omlettes.  Jeff doused them into boiling water for a time and voila  beautifully tasty eggs.  Everyone else provided lots of food.  Bsquits and gravy, English muffins, fruit rounded out our treats.  We had enough for left over the next day.

Tha final photo is  a memory of the King George RV Resort who had a sewer problem and the front row did not have sewer for the week.  The back row and those closest had an  aromoa to remind them there was a problem. 

Photos of last nights dinner to follow.

Betty
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2008, 09:02:43 AM »
Here is a photo gallery of the Forum friends who attended the Southeast RV Forum Rally in Woodbine GA  in October of 2008.

I won't even try to get the names right,  as you can see we are NOT wearing our name badges.  The girls in the first 2 photos are having something blue to drink.  It had the name Lagoon in it.  They had two of them each , can you tell?

This group dinner was lively and fun and Starters was the name of the restaurnat with lots of menu choices.

Betty
Glad to have attended my first SE Forum Rally.

Thanks to Hosts Gary and Nancy for  ensuring each of us had a good time.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2008, 09:05:27 AM »
Part 2 of dinner out.
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Lorna

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2008, 02:47:46 PM »
1 & 2 - Nancy Brink & Maryann Nesbit
3 - Wayne and Judy Malone
4 - Barb and Frank Weimert
5 - Ned and Lorna Reiter
6 - Frank and Cheryl Arthur
7 - Sue and Jeff Cousins
Next entry
1 - Camille and Joel Myers
2 - Ed and Lois Lander
3 - Gary and Nancy Brink
4 - Jim and Pat Dick
5 - Maryann and Don Nesbit
6 - Terry and Betty Brewer
7 - Dave and Jeanette Reavis

Thanks Betty for taking the couple pictures

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2008, 06:47:28 PM »
I love putting names to faces. Maybe I'll even call you by name when we meet  :D

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2008, 08:32:11 PM »
For all those fellow rallyites  who wished us well on our trip home today -- and those who questioned our sanity -- we made it safely, arriving in the Raleigh area just in time to participate in the local version of rush hour.

448 miles!  Longer than we thought.  Did someone say "windy"?  Yes, spent all day working at keeping the moho from moving east with the quartering NW wind.  Best part of the day was getting 72 gallons of fuel at the Latta, SC Flying J at $3.14/gal.  With our 1 cent/gallon FJ reward discount and the 3% discount from American Express, we got as close to $3/gallon as we have been in a LONG time!

To top off the day, after unloading the moho into the stick house and driving it out to the place where we keep it and backing it into the garage in the dark then driving back to Cary, when we stopped for a bite at Bojangles, I discovered I'd left my wallet in the moho!

Mary Ann was very nice to me during the 30 mile roundtrip to retrieve my wallet.  Much nicer than I deserved!

Once again, thanks to Gary and Nancy for hosting another wonderful SE Rally!  Special thanks, too, to Jeff and Sue for cheerfully turning out breakfast omelets 2, count'em, 2 days in a row!  And thanks to all the other friends old and new who pitched in to make the rally a fun success.

Bless you all.  Until next time.....

Don and Mary Ann  Nesbitt
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2008, 10:02:38 PM »
Thanks for the report.  Glad you had a great time and that you have arrived home safely.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2008, 12:18:47 AM »
Betty, thank you so much for the couples photos and thank you Lorna for the names. So many times we see photos of one or the other of couples and sometimes with just first names. It's hard to always put them together.

It's great to have them together.

Thanks again to you both.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2008, 05:57:25 AM »
Glad to hear you had a safe, if long, trip home, Don.  It was a good rally, as usual.

We followed Jim and Pat Dick down to TGO and are now parked in sunny FL with the heat pump running :)  The Palleys stopped by just before we went out for hot dogs last night, so we finally got to meet them after all these years.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2008, 07:03:04 AM »
Glad everyone made it to their destinations safely.

Thanks to Gary and Nancy for hosting yet another great SE rally. Even in the rain and mud we still had a great time.

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2008, 07:39:31 AM »
We've had unusually poor weather for the Southeast rallies this year.  A monsoon at the spring rally and now heavy rain and flooding in the fall followed by a cold snap (34 degrees this morning). Yet through it all folks laughed and enjoyed themselves. Fortunately we had shelters at both locations.

We are departing for our Florida home base this morning and I think most of the remaining attendees will also leave today. Joel & Camille Myers will remain, holding the fort.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2008, 08:07:17 AM »
A great big thanks to Gary and Nancy for a really fun rally even with all the rain and standing water.  Also, a big thank you to Jeff and Sue for the omelet in bag breakfast for two days and all who brought really good extras.  It was lots of fun and great company.  Always nice to meet new attendees and get to know them.  It was wonderful to get to see long time friends again, too.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2008, 11:39:31 AM »
Ditto for us.  And again if was great meeting new friends, and seeing old friends.
A very big thanks to Gary and Nancy.  We had a great time.  And another big thanks to Jeff and Sue....job well done.

Travel Safe, and may the road be smooth before ye.

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2008, 02:00:58 PM »
Judy and Wayne have arrived safely at Lakeland Carefree RV Resort for the district FCRV  rally.

Our thanks to Gary and Nancy for another great SE rally. We will be looking for an even greater rally next year.
Thanks to Jeff for the great omelets in a bag.

We really enjoyed old friends and meeting all of the new attendees who are now old friends. Old certainly not referring to anyone's age :D.

Thanks again to all.

Judy and Wayne (judway).
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2008, 07:05:57 PM »
We are spending one last night at King George before heading to south Florida in the morning. The photo is from Sunday night; tonight there are only two blue lights in the park!

Thanks Gary and Nancy, we had a great time and loved seeing everyone again or meeting new friends.

Until next year!

Jim Dick

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2008, 06:44:17 AM »
We would also like to thank Gary & Nancy for hosting the rally and Jeff & Sue for providing the great omlettes. We arrived home in the early afternoon. The drive was uneventful and it was good to be on concrete again!!!

We thought we'd be here until Christmas but a message from our son now has us leaving tomorrow, without the coach, for Virginia. His promotion to Navy Captain has been changed from early spring to Monday!!!! At frist we thought we should skip it but have decided it's too important to miss even though it will be a low key ceremony. We will probably return on Tuesday.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2008, 08:57:48 AM »
Jim,

Congratulations to the "Captain".  I've known a few through work, mostly submariners, and they were all great guys as were the full colonels in the AF.  Must be something about the winowing process in the service!  BG
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2008, 09:11:14 AM »
Jim,

Please pass our congratulations to the Captain.  I thinik you are right it is to important to miss.  Have a safe trip.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2008, 09:33:47 AM »
Wonderful news. Congratulations to the Captain and to his very proud parents.
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« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2008, 10:29:23 AM »
Please add our congratulations to those for Captain Jimmy.  Congrats to Regina and the kids, too.  When a man attains a rank that high, I'm sure the family also serves in a million large and small ways.

Hope you proud parents have a safe trip to the ceremony.

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2008, 12:16:59 PM »
WONDERFUL NEWS!!! And you definitely should be there!
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2008, 12:19:48 PM »
We too had a blissfully uneventful trip to our home base. We are parked in the yard of the house but still living in the coach, since our daughter hasn't moved out yet.  Maybe by early next week we will really be "home"???.
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2008, 01:20:35 PM »
Gary, Would that be a "formal eviction"?   :D

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2008, 08:27:29 PM »
...a message from our son now has us leaving tomorrow, without the coach, for Virginia. His promotion to Navy Captain has been changed from early spring to Monday!!!! ...

Hey, congratulations to you all!  Have a safe and joyous trip!
Frank
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« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2008, 08:30:43 PM »
We made it home without incident.

Thank-you, Gary & Nancy, for hosting a great rally!  Our first, but hopefully not our last!  We had a very nice time thanks to the friendliness of the Framily.
Frank
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2008, 08:34:05 PM »
To All,

Thanks for your thoughts. We will certainly tell the Captain of your congratulations. May even post a couple of photos if they come out. He said it will not be formal but we'll enjoy it anyway. :)
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2008, 09:36:37 PM »
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Would that be a "formal eviction"?

I can't evict her yet, cause we are supplying the mattress for her new place.  We have a new air-type mattress on order for the coach and will donate the previous conventional one to the new apartment. But the new one hasn't arrived yet...
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2008, 08:03:49 AM »
Congrats to the new Captain.

We overnighted at the Lake Wateree State Park near Winnsboro SC and arrived home yesterday shortly after noon.
Diesel was 2.73.9 in SC yesterday.

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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2008, 07:23:48 PM »
Thanks Dave.

We fueled up in St. Marys this morning with regular gas at $2.049. In North Carolina it is $2.479+!! Sure glad I'm not driving the coach! It sure was nice to get home and we had Ned & Lorna next door. They invited us for a spaghetti dinner last night and left right after us this morning. Wish we had more time to visit. We also visited with Steve & Ginette earlier in the evening. We will finally "get home" either late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Hope we can stay put until Christmas. ;D
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Re: 2008 SE Rally Times
« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2008, 09:59:45 AM »
Jim  Congrats to your son!  We are awaiting son in law promotion to Chief, which we expect in the next 12 months. 

Judway, Lakeland, FL?  Just a couple miles away, we are in a Carefree in Zephyrhils.  (Majestic Oaks)

Sat, bit cloudy and cool still, but clearing on the way and a warming trend. 

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