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Author Topic: 2011 Escapades - Aug 28 to Sep 2 in Gillette, WY - a FRally is forming....  (Read 23851 times)

Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Lou,

I sent my phone number in an email - let me know if we can chauffeur you anywhere - not any trouble and why we came early!

Kim
Kim & Christi Bertram
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Betty Brewer

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We are here!!...look for the lighted pink flamingo!

You are killing me. I love pink flamingoes!

Betty
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Lou Schneider

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Thanks for the offer, Kim - but I have a toad with me.  I'm just staying here until they get started on the repair - they were supposed to get started first thing this morning but the mechanic is finishing up another job first.

The parts are here, but if it gets much later (it's 11:20 now) I'm going to suggest rescheduling the work for the Monday after the Escapade.  I'm pretty sure I can limp across town to Camplex and back if I have to.

Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Just for Betty!

Mardi Gras is different with a flamingo...

Kim & Christi Bertram
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Betty Brewer

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Just for Betty!

Awhhhh shucks.  Thanks for the  photos.   Have fun at the FRally.
Betty
In Idaho,
Kayaking, rafting, gardening and sitting
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Wendy

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WE'RE HERE.
 
We're in A-49 in Marque.
 
No pink flamingoes but there's a cute yellow VW parked in front and Tigger in the windshield.
 
Wendy
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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We just came back from the obligatory Walmart run and will snooze a few - meet at your rig at 5:00 and then pick dinner? (that's RV time - it can move in any direction, based on you!)
Kim & Christi Bertram
SKP 106183
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Wendy

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Lou - Want to join us for dinner? I think we're going to a Bbq place, Pokey's Smokehouse and Bbq. Or maybe you have a recommendation? It's our first time in Gillette.
 
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With the 92 temperature and rain forecast for tomorrow, I think we'll forego Devil's Tower tomorrow and head straight to Gillette and power.
Bernie & Marlene Dobrin
Home is Goodyear, AZ
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Wendy

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We just came back from the obligatory Walmart run and will snooze a few - meet at your rig at 5:00 and then pick dinner? (that's RV time - it can move in any direction, based on you!)

Read this after our Walmart trip. Mike says 5:00 is ok.
Wendy, Mike, and Gordon
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Wendy

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With the 92 temperature and rain forecast for tomorrow, I think we'll forego Devil's Tower tomorrow and head straight to Gillette and power.

What rain? Weatherbug says 20% chance of t-storms in the afternoon which is what we've had every day, everywhere, since we left home on Monday.
 
The power at Camplex is doing it's best to keep the coach at 83 degrees. The big Camplex sign at the end of our row says it's 95 outside. Ugh. A few rain showers would be delightful.
 
Are you parking Handicapped or regular? Lots of space in the H/C area we're in.
 
Wendy
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Read this after our Walmart trip. Mike says 5:00 is ok.

New time is 5:00 - we will come by and pick you up - Enterprise style   8)
Kim & Christi Bertram
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Wendy

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Kim & Christi and Mike & Wendy started the Escapade FRally with dinner at Pokey's Bbq. Now we're finishing the day off with a big ole thunderstorm. Good news is the rain is cooling the temperature down form the earlier 97 degrees.
 
Restaurant picture attached, sorry, but the food was all gone (except what's in Christi's "to go" container).
 
FYI, this is Kim & Christi's first big rally ! Laissez les bon temps roulez !
 
Wendy
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Lou Schneider

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Hi Wendy -

I didn't get out of the repair shop until almost 5 PM - by the time I found someone here at the Escapade to show me to my space and got parked it was after 6.  Sorry I missed the dinner - I wound up eating at the Great Wall Chinese Buffet and grill north of the freeway behind McDonald's.  Everything was fine until the 4 tour busses full of Chinese tourists all showed up together - then it was bedlam.

I'm in Space C-12 in the Staff area in the Reata RV Park, directly north of the Heritage Center building.

The fuel pump is fixed, along with a new starter.  Now all I have to do is pay down the Visa card.   :(

Saturday morning I have to look at the Main Room sound setup - I think I'm free after that.

One place that looked interesting while I was driving around town was the Mexican Buffet restaurant across the street from Wal-Mart.  Jerry and Joanne Nelson (sound chairmen) said the Hibachi Sushi Buffet in the old Golden Corral building a little further south on Douglas was nothing special.
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BernieD

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We just arrived and are parked in Handicapped, A44, about 5 rigs up from Wendy & Mike. I hate this heat, might as well be home in AZ :( . Luckily, we have 50A and have both A/Cs running full blast.
Bernie & Marlene Dobrin
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Jim Godward

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Bernie,

I guess someone forgot to tell you about the summer temperatures in eastern WY and MT.  90s are typical but "it's a dry heat".   :)

We were in Billings earlier this week and had the pleasure of those tempreatures but we bought the heat back home to Belgrade and we are not used to it at all even if it is a dry heat!!   :'(
Jim
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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In today's episode of the FRally, which took place enroute to Devil's Tower National Monument, Mike is explaining the fine art of geocaching to our Southern belle, Christi...good times!
Kim & Christi Bertram
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BernieD

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I guess someone forgot to tell you about the summer temperatures in eastern WY and MT.  90s are typical but "it's a dry heat".   :)

The temperature wasn't unexpected but I'd rather be plugged into 50A than boondocking when it is that hot. We were hoping for some more moderate temperatures to boondock overnite at DT.


{quote}We were in Billings earlier this week and had the pleasure of those tempreatures but we bought the heat back home to Belgrade and we are not used to it at all even if it is a dry heat!!   :'(


Hope all the news at Billings was good news.
Bernie & Marlene Dobrin
Home is Goodyear, AZ
Missing our Travel Supreme

Jim Godward

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Hope all the news at Billings was good news.

Yes and no, Pat will have surgery on Sept. 9 but it should fix the problem, at least the critical one.  There may be more issues in the spine/neck but they are minor compared to this one.  We will be in Billings from about Sept. 7 to 15.  The hospital has 30 amp hookups, no water or sewer so if it is hot, we will go to a park.  Monday the temperature got to about 100 and the one AC kept the MH to about 83 or so.
Jim
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AZ Randy1

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We're at the FRally and parked in Marque C-43. Where are all y'all (the y'all was for that southern belle Wendy--and I guess Christi, as well)?

Randy

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Mike and Wendy are in Marque A-49, Bernie and Marlene are in Marque A-44.  I'm across the street in Reata space C-12.  Kim and Christie are on the other side of the fairgrounds, Boxelder C-25.

Good entertainment tonight in the main room - comedian Jimmy Travis at 7:45, preceded by announcements and door prizes starting at 7:00 (must be present to win).
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Wendy

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Spent a busy morning visiting the vendor booths, getting SKP hugs and chatting with SKPs about the BOFs (Birds of a Feather aka Chapters) and signing up for crafts. Now we're off to the First Timers seminar and then opening ceremonies.
 
And the best news is that it's only 87 degrees outside and the electric is keeping all these A/Cs running.
 
Enjoy
Wendy
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Well, Bernie made the "must be present to win" thing work for him the other night and he will treat us all with his steak dinner certificate...this size of this group may limit us to one bite each, but, hey, it's steak and it's free!

So I am thinking since we don't have to be present to win tonight, we should shuffle out to dinner (even if we don't eat Bernie's steak)???

I will need a break from class - I feel like I am back in the university...
Kim & Christi Bertram
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Special kudos to Roadmaster who snuck by my rig while I was in class, inspected my tow bar, cleaned and lubed it, and left a note in the door, all at their own initiative.

I really like that and will make that well known to them! (Terry Brewer has the right idea about getting things done at rallies...I learned well, Master...)
Kim & Christi Bertram
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Wendy

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No door prize winners last night but WOW, what a storm ! Now I see that we're under a Fire Weather Warning.
 
 
Wendy, Mike, and Gordon
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Kim (skyking4ar2) Bertram

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Now I see that we're under a Fire Weather Warning.

Neither one of us smoke - we're good!
Kim & Christi Bertram
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel
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AZ Randy1

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The Bertrams, Lawarences and Sherows all enjoyed a Chinese dinner this evening along with the rest of The Boomers--except for the Dobrins who refused to join in the fun. Six o'clock dinner is just too late for them. Unlike the rest of us, they must be getting old.


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(Terry Brewer has the right idea about getting things done at rallies...I learned well, Master...)

Terry said, " AS you should Grasshopper."
Betty Brewer

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MikeCoke

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Here we are at the SKP Boomer dinner at the China King Buffet.
Mike
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Here are 2 pic take of Devil's Tower a few days ago.
The first pic is a pano taken with Wendy's iPhone with the 360 pano App the auto stitches. I did crop it to clean up the edges.
The other pic was taken with my phone.
Last pic was taken in the Visitors Center parking lot.
 
« Last Edit: August 31, 2011, 02:54:19 AM by MikeCoke »
Mike, Wendy & Gordon our Yellow Lab
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