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Wendy

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Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« on: October 15, 2010, 09:59:16 PM »
Mike and I are going to Death Valley after Quartzsite and would love to have others join us. The weather WILL cooperate this year and we'll visit Titus Canyon and the Racetrack, among other places. We'll probably leave Quartzsite after the RV show and spend a day or two in Pahrump doing laundry and picking up groceries. So it you're interested, mark it on your calendar.
 
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Re: Death Valley Rally
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 10:08:27 PM »
Wendy,

It is my year to plan what we do so, Brewers  are in, BUT could you please include  the dates, Maybe in title of  thread?

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Re: Death Valley Rally
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 10:11:39 PM »
Wendy,

Linda and I plan to attend. Will be watching for specific dates. Thanks for taking this on.

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Re: Death Valley Rally - February 2011
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 10:22:29 PM »
RV show and FMCA Quartzsite Rally end Sunday 1/31. So let's say February 2 for the beginning of the DV Rally at Sunset Campground.
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 09:10:57 AM »
Ned and I are in and thanks.
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 09:40:49 AM »
Curt and I would love to go. We could only go for the weekend . Do you plan to stay into the weekend?
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Paul 1950

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 09:50:17 AM »
How is Verizon cell and data service in the area?

Thanks

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Wendy

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 10:09:42 AM »
Mike and I will be in Death Valley until our Coca-Cola convention in Las Vegas on Feb 10-13 and we'll probably go back to DV after the convention.
 
When we were in Death Valley 3 years ago, there was Verizon reception but the towers were analog so you only got reception if you had an old analog phone. Recently, someone said that they got out on Verizon last year with a digital phone. Don't know if it's strong enough for data service since we use our rooftop HughesNet. They do have free wifi by the visitor center.
 
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 11:17:11 AM »
Marlene & Bernie are in
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010, 11:27:32 AM »
Mike and I will be in Death Valley until our Coca-Cola convention in Las Vegas on Feb 10-13 and we'll probably go back to DV after the convention.
 
When we were in Death Valley 3 years ago, there was Verizon reception but the towers were analog so you only got reception if you had an old analog phone. Recently, someone said that they got out on Verizon last year with a digital phone. Don't know if it's strong enough for data service since we use our rooftop HughesNet. They do have free wifi by the visitor center.
 
Wendy

Thanks Wendy!  We are looking for new places to go, and new things to do this winter.

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010, 03:08:11 PM »
Jim and Tarry will be going
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2010, 04:56:34 PM »
Wendy,

Wrong year, How about next year, 2012??

Stuck  in MT till March after a side trip to Portland in November.
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2010, 05:16:43 PM »
Wendy,

Wrong year, How about next year, 2012??

We could do 2012 too. It's a big place with lots to see and do.
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2010, 07:15:11 PM »
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We could do 2012 too. It's a big place with lots to see and do.

Marlene & Bernie are in
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2010, 11:42:47 PM »
Fill up B4 you get to DV... last spring when we were there, regular unleaded cost $4.59/gallon.  Who knows what diesel would cost...   LOL, on a motorcycle, we were "happy" to pay their price just to get some gas.  Oh, and water was $6/gallon...











just kidding about the water.
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ArdraF

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2010, 04:27:27 PM »
Jerry and Ardra are in too!  Sounds like fun - especially if Wendy promises it will NOT rain!  ;D  We've never seen the Race Track so that would be a good event.  Last time we were there was several years ago during the "100 year bloom" when the valley floor was covered with water and acres of flowers were in bloom.

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2010, 04:30:19 PM »
Last time we were there was several years ago during the "100 year bloom" when the valley floor was covered with water and acres of flowers were in bloom.

That was a special year and something none of us will ever see again. But it took all that nasty rain to bring on those flowers. This winter we're ordering no rain in Death Valley and a crappy wildflower year :)
 
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010, 04:31:20 PM »
So I guess you're saying we can't have our flowers and sunshine too!

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2010, 11:43:16 AM »
We never made to Death Valley last year as planned.  (Weather related - something about flooding)  So we'll plan on this year!

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2010, 01:33:44 PM »
Here's hoping for great weather all winter.

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2010, 10:41:42 AM »
Guess that means you won't be doing the Geocache Bof rally in Q Jan 31 to Feb 3

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2010, 04:56:51 PM »
Wendy.  Shirley and I are possible, but I might be scheduled for a show at that time.  I only need to be here to hang it and meet the folks at the opening reception.  Don't have the dates yet from the Gallery.

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Wendy

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2010, 05:40:12 PM »
Hope the dates work, Ron. Looks a lot of folks will have a lot of fun. Now every one chant....No Rain...No Rain...No Rain...
 
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Wendy

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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 08:03:54 PM »
Here's my plan (at least at this point in time): Leave Quartzsite on Sunday Jan 30, go to Pahrump (either Terrible's or maybe that one north of town) to stock up on groceries and do laundry. Then head to DV Tue, Feb 1, to either Furnace Creek campground or Sunset campground (at least to start).
 
Possibilities in Death Valley: Titus Canyon, Racetrack, Westside road, Scotty's Castle, Wildrose. Would love to go out to Saline Valley and the hot springs (clothing optional) but that's a 2-day trip.
 
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2011, 09:24:02 PM »
That looks good to me.  We will need to refuel in Pahrump, probably at Terrible Herbst on the way out.
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2011, 09:28:44 PM »
Or maybe fuel at Terrible's when we arrive if they have a good promo going on. A few years ago, we got a free night at the park for every $25 in gas purchases. And you get points in the casino for every $ you spend at the gas station and campground.
 
 
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2011, 09:35:07 PM »
Do they have diesel at the campground store?
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2011, 09:38:45 PM »
Yes, they do. We got a really good receipt during that promotion from a DP that filled up as they were leaving. I think we got 8 free nights out of that one. You also get points for propane purchases.
 
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2011, 09:48:44 PM »
We'll definitely need enough fuel to cover one night :)
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Re: Death Valley Rally Feb 2, 2011
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2011, 11:35:56 PM »
How many total days do you think we'll be in DV? Need to let son know when we'll be stopping by.
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