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Jackliz

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2009, 06:06:00 AM »
Howdy, Lorna.

Jack and I will probably be able to make this rally!!  We are going to see the heart doc this week. Then I"ll know when tests might be scheduled for us.

We are still at the Lone Star Corral in Dhanis, TX. How's everything at your Texas ranchette?

Liz
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Lorna

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2009, 08:43:11 AM »
Hi Jack and Liz,

Hope you can make the rally.  Good luck at the heart doc this week. 
Lorna
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BigLarry

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2009, 01:55:53 PM »
Betty and I are planning to come.  We can only come for a couple of nights on the week-end, but It'll give us a chance to meet some of the folks I visit with online.
Larry and Betty
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Ned

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2009, 02:16:33 PM »
Larry, are you driving one of the tractors down? :)
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BigLarry

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2009, 02:37:46 PM »
I've got to pull the trailer with the truck, so we'll have a place to stay, so I can't drive it.

Betty could drive one down.  Lets see, that's about 180 miles @ 12mph, that's about 15 hours.  There isn't quite enough daylight, so she'd have to bring a tent and stay all night someplace along the way and leave a day early.  I've got to work on Friday morning and can't leave until after noon!!!  Na, I guess we better not bring one along.  It might cost me my cook!!!!
Larry and Betty
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Lorna

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2009, 06:25:23 PM »
Larry

Looking forward to meeting you and your wife and glad you could come for a couple of days.  Please call the park and tell them you are with Texas Hill Country Rally. 

All of the rest that said they are coming don't forget to call the park for reservations or reserve on their website.

We will probably have a potluck and hopefully the men will agree to do a breakfast for us one morning.  Was thinking of omelets in a bag.

There are a number of things that we can do as tourists if anyone is interested.
Lorna
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BigLarry

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2009, 08:38:40 PM »
Thanks Lorna.  I filled out their online reservation form this afternoon but haven't heard back yet.  I told them it would be part of the Texas Hill Country Forum Rally, so that should be taken care of.  If I don't hear back from them tomorrow, I'll call them in the afternoon.  We'll be sure to be prepared for a pot luck.  We're looking forward to meeting everyone.
Larry and Betty
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Lorna

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2009, 10:06:55 AM »
Yesterday I stopped at Spring Branch RV Resort and talked to Robert, the owner, and he said that if you are planning on attending the 2009 Hill Country Rally to reserve now because they fill up on the weekends.  So far we only have two RV's reserved and three more that are planning on attending.  If you think you can attend, even for a couple of days, reserve now and if you can't make it you can cancel later without any charge.  Robert will try to put us all together and that's part of the reason for reserving early.

To get the discount we must have at least six.  Please call the park to make your reservations or go to their website and reserve online.  Once you have reserved please post on this thread so we know too.  Thanks.

Here is a list of the those reserved and those that are planning to come.

Ned and Lorna Reiter - Texas and Wisconsin
Larry Miller - Texas
John and Jane Canfield - Texas and Florida - Planning on coming
Don and Mary Ann Nesbitt - North Carolina - Planning on coming
Ray and Ladonna Baginski - Tennessee - Planning on coming
Lorna
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geodrake

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2009, 12:49:03 PM »
Don't pay the ransom; we will be joining you too.  We complete our volunteer stint here at Patagonia Sonita Creek Nature Conservancy on March 29th and are headed for south Texas.  We will plan to join you on April 2nd and remain untill the 4th.  I have made reservations on line.   Our friend Ed (and my sometimes traveling partner) will be with us.

We are looking forward to meeting everyone!
George Drake

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2009, 01:10:10 PM »
Goodness - I didn't realize the rally is in two weeks  :)  Just made on-line reservations.  Jane claims I didn't tell her about this, but I'm almost positive I did.  The beauty of the onset of maturity is when you realize you can't trust your memory any longer, so I can get away with almost anything  ;)
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Ron

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2009, 02:05:42 PM »
CRS seems to catch up with many.  Just a fact of life I guess.
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Ron from Big D

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2009, 03:07:27 PM »
Ned & Lorna:    We won't be able to make the rally, but plan on heading your way on the 13th of April and will head over to Fredericksburg for my Photo Event on the 15th.  Send me some information so I can find you O.K.

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Lorna

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2009, 06:56:38 PM »
George,

Glad to hear that you will be coming and looking forward to meeting you and your mate.


Here is a list of the those reserved and those that are planning to come.

Ned and Lorna Reiter - Texas and Wisconsin 4/1 - 4/7
Larry Miller - Texas - 4/3 - 4/5
John and Jane Canfield - Texas and Florida - 4/1 - 4/7
George (geodrake) - Kansas City - 4/2 - 4/4
Jackson and Liz Pearce - Planning on coming
Don and Mary Ann Nesbitt - North Carolina - 4/1 - 4/7
Ray and Ladonna Baginski - Tennessee - Planning on coming
« Last Edit: March 17, 2009, 01:09:49 PM by Ned »
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gmsboss1

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2009, 12:35:50 PM »
We still plan to come to the Rally.

Having some problems getting everything ready so we can leave, but went ahead and made reservations for April 1 thru 7. (Actually thru April 14 as we plan to stay around for another week to visit some favorite places and golf some.)

Spring Branch has confirmed.

Looking forward to seeing/meeting everyone.

Don and Mary Ann
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Lorna

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2009, 01:58:37 PM »
Hi Don and Mary Ann,

Looking forward to seeing you again and safe travels.
Lorna
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dredlake

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2009, 11:48:17 AM »
Ned and Lorna,

We are sorry that we won't be able to join you. Our daughter in Austin will be having surgery on April 2nd and we will be helping with her three children.

Lois and I enjoyed meeting you last fall at the rally in Georgia.

Have a great time.

Ed Lander
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gmsboss1

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2009, 06:18:00 PM »
We're on our way --- sort of -----

Left Cary, NC yesterday and after battling rain, mist, and fog, we made about 250 miles -- through NC and almost out of SC.

As we went through the leveling process we found that we had a dead jack (electric by Power Gear) and not the first!  Maybe later I'll start a thread on our our ongoing electric jack poblems.

Tom Johnson Camping Center, located in Marion, NC, about 30 miles east of Asheville right off I-40, is the dealer from whom we bought our motorhome, though we dealt with the Concord, NC, (in the shadow of Charlotte Motor Speedway) location. Because of the high quality service and attitude we had experience with the Tom Johnson staff, we really wanted to get our repairs made there.

So, at 7:30 this morning, even knowing that the Tom Johnson service center was making appointments more than a month out, I called to throw ourselves on their mercy and beg that they fit us into their very busy schedule. I had no more described our situation to the service manager when he told me to "bring it on" and they'd get us worked in somehow. No mention was made of the 2 dozen gourmet doughnuts (from Dutchie Deb's in Marion) we dropped off on our way out the last time were here, or what a delightfully pleasant customer MMG was on our last visit, but when we arrived around noon, it was obvious that they remembered us fondly.

Thus it is that we progressed backwards today.  After making 250 miles yesterday, tonight we find ourselves leass than 180 miles from home!

We arrived at Tom Johnson's about 11:30. By 1:00 they drove our rolling home into the shop and around 5:00 delivered it back to us with a new jack and control panel.

We spent the waiting time in the "Lodge" which is complete with a 50" flat screen TV, numerous leather couches, a real fireplace, very fast wifi, and free coffee. Had some enjoyable conversation with other customers while it rained steadily all afternoon.

We're spending the night in the Tom Johnson campground a., because of the lousy weather and, b., to get a chance to test the repairs before we leave!

Tomorrow, after dropping off some fresh doughnuts, we'll be headed West! again!
Don and Mary Ann (Pelicanlady) Nesbitt
Cary, NC
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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »
Ed
Sorry to hear that you won't be able to make the rally :( , but hope your daughter's surgery goes well.  You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Don
Glad to hear that your problem was fixed and that you will be on your way tomorrow.  Looking forward to seeing both of you on Wednesday.

We only need one more rig to sign up in order to get the 15% discount.  The weather is looking good for next week but that has a habit of changing even though we really need the rain.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Drive safe.
Lorna
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geodrake

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2009, 08:44:27 AM »
Don:  I'm afraid that if you are bringing some of those great donuts they may be a bit stale by the time we all get there.  But come to think of it, if they are as good as you let on I doubt that they would make a trip that long anyhow.
George Drake

gmsboss1

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Re: 2009 Texas Hill Country Rally
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2009, 11:04:46 AM »
George --

The donuts are already gone!

Lorna --

Maybe our two weeks would qualify as numbers 5 and 6......

Writing this from an Ingles (grocery store) parking lot in Blairsville, GA as we wait for a friend to join us for lunch.  After 2 1/2 days on the road, we finally got out of NC!

Ed --

Sorry to hear about your daughter's surgery.  Hope all goes well.

Don and Mary Ann

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Cary, NC
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2012 Jeep GC Overland 4x4 Hemi Toad
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away!

 

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