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MikeCoke

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2012, 10:52:40 PM »
For dinner Tuesday so far we have 12.
I just call and made a resrevation for 6pm
 
We will all meet at Tony's  just before 6pm
Address is:
73155 Highway 111
Palm Desert, California
 
Here is who I have coming as of 8:45 Monday evening.
Mike & Wendy
Terry
Bernie & Marlene
Jeff
Jerry & Ardra
Ken & Sheila
Ray & Liza
Mike, Wendy & Gordon our Yellow Lab
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #61 on: January 09, 2012, 11:48:58 PM »
Forgot to mention that we are now parked at Fantasy Casino and will move to the rally Tuesday Morning.
Today we drove 142 miles and stopped for lunch at Clearman's Northwoods Inn in La Mirada and had their Salads & Cheese Bread. We love their Red Cabbage and Cheese Bread.

Also if anyone wants to join all of us for Dinner at Tony Roma's please let Wendy or Me know so we can add you to the reservation.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2012, 09:32:07 AM »
We'll be there too! What time?
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2012, 11:17:46 AM »
We have been parked and are located in the White parking lot, 4th Street, close to where the reviewing stand will be for the parade.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2012, 12:00:08 PM »
Barb the resrevation is for 6pm

We should all meet at Tony's just before 6pm
 
Here is who I have coming as of 10am Tuesday morning.
 
Mike & Wendy
Terry
Bernie & Marlene
Jeff
Jerry & Ardra
Ken & Sheila
Ray & Liza

Barb & Frank
 
Just about ready to leave casino for the rally grounds.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2012, 11:10:31 PM »
We have been enjoying ourselves doing nothing but watching arrivals line up at Indio.

Tonight 15 of us met at Tony Roma's to celebrate Mike and Wendy Lawrences' birthdays. (Toady was not there birthdays but their coupons at TR's are good for the month.) The Lawrences, Downs, Wiemerts, Kuchs, Brewers, Fitzgeralds, Dorins, and I had a great time. Betty surprised Terry by showing up at the restaurant a day early when she heard where we were dining. (She really got bored in Yuma.)

Missing from the photo are Ken and Sheila Kuch who had walked out before I realized no one had recorded the dinner for posterity.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 11:25:39 PM by Jeff »

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2012, 11:16:55 PM »
Great dinner, great friends. Thanks for helping us celebrate.
 
Mike and Wendy
 
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2012, 11:53:40 PM »
Betty surprised Terry by showing up at the restaurant a day early when she heard where we were dining. (She really got bored in Yuma.)

Jeff,

er uh, I was not bored in Yuma,I just simply missed my wonderful husband so much!  I loved  dining at Tony Roma's with the  group.  The dinner was excellent, service wonderful  and then   dang Mike and Wendy caught that  my wine was on their bill. Sore birthday losers!
Thanks Jeff for the photo!

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2012, 11:59:03 PM »
   dang Mike and Wendy caught that  my wine was on their bill. Sore birthday losers!

I figured they charged us BOTH for 2 glasses ! I'll bring a bottle of 2-buck to Happy Hour tomorrow and fill up your glass.....shoot, we can get 3 glasses for $2 instead of the $15 we paid for 3 glasses at Tony Roma's ! Of course, no one to cook and serve us dinner :(
 
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #69 on: January 11, 2012, 12:36:58 AM »
Hi guys and girls.

First of all Happy Birthdays Mike and Wendy. If we would have known that this was a free invitational dinner we sure would have been there.
We arrived late  this afternoon in Bakersfield. Have to make a "quick" stop at cummins to morrow morning and then on our way to Indio. Hope to get there in the afternoon.
Betty that was very thoughtfull of you to arrive there early. There are a lot of single men who need to be taking care for.

See you tomorrow.

chris and mimi.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2012, 10:48:29 AM »
Participants are taking full advantage of all that this rally has to offer.  We toured coach exhibits yesterday.  Not much new  that  attracts my fancy  and lots of used rigs for a  pretty good deal , if you want something different.

 Then lots of us gathered for Happy hour Between Ken and Sheila's rig and Terry and Betty's rig. Orange lot row 2.   This year parking  left LOTS of space between our rigs.  In fact Chris Pennings  thought he might just move his motor home over to the spot to be closer to the  rowdy crowd. After  a quick dinner several of us rushed off to play  Bingo.  Winning games were $250 and the blackout was  $500.  Jerry F won and so did Rolf but they had to share the pot with several winners.  Jerry said he got just over $50.  Not bad for an evening out !

My new pedometer said I took 11,589 steps yesterday.  I don't take the trams.

Commercial exhibits open today.  Jeff and I will go to Trader Joes to get important things. Over and out.

Betty Brewer

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2012, 11:15:16 AM »
Is Happy Hour tonight in the Orange lot ? Before or after the parade?
 
I'm off for a quick look at the exhibits then a seminar on Professional Secrets for Cleaning....not that I want to clean :)
 
Wendy
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2012, 12:45:55 PM »
After 3 days of calling, my Service Coordinator Liz and I finally got through to Flowmaster about my custom drive-shaft and "Remco" disconnect; so, it turns out that in addition to being closed Christmas week it would be 10-14 days before we would see one here. That means it will be Mon at the earliest to Thursday of QZ before I could test and then hook up the Nismo and head for QZ :( Bummer!

I called FMCA and canceled Indio.  :'(
Adiós. . .

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2012, 02:34:43 PM »
Bob, just leave the towed in Tucson and take the motorhome to Indio, or QZ for that matter.  Go back to Tucson when the car is ready.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #74 on: January 12, 2012, 04:09:10 PM »
Wendy,
We need to have our chairs set out on the Parade around 3:30 if you want to get a side that does not face the sun. So my guess is a quick Happy hour after the parade.  So many things to do , so little time for dinner!  Whoooo whooooo.
BB
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2012, 12:27:38 AM »
Thursday was the first day of shopping at the commercial exhibits, the rally chapter parade, and of course the Forum Happy hour. ;D

Indio without doubt has the best parade of any rallies we have attended and the various chapters seem to up the bar every year.
 
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #76 on: January 13, 2012, 10:23:20 AM »
Thanks for the pictures Jeff.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2012, 12:30:08 AM »
Another day of beautiful weather and leisurely browsing with Ken K the day's winner on shopping.

Happy hour was a quiet gathering until Ray and Liza Down demonstrated their latest discovery, Happy Bowls! (I'll leave their purpose to your imagination.)

Several went to entertainment tonight and a few stopped by the Penning's coach after Chris invited us over for ice cream. Unfortunately they didn't have any!

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2012, 12:58:02 AM »
a few stopped by the Penning's coach after Chris invited us over for ice cream. Unfortunately they didn't have any!

However Chris pours a mean glass of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay! 

Jeff is right, the  day was beautiful.  I  bought a Grill it and  tried it out for lunch.  I  showed "the girls" the results at Happy Hour tonight.  Terry said I would never use the device but tonight proves I  will use it at least once.   I think it a good alternative to an outside bar b que for  vegetables, fish and chicken. I have every other item they sell at this rally having attended for each of the past  15 years ( minus one when we traveled to Mexico)   Fun times to meet up with long time friends.  Great entertainment tonight.  Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Reba MacIntire, and Roy Orbison wanna bees.  I knew the words to most of the songs.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2012, 10:06:53 AM »
It sounded like everyone was having a great time when I received a phone call around happy hour  ;D
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #80 on: January 15, 2012, 12:01:42 AM »
The final day of the FMCA Indio  Rally turned a bit cooler. But last minute purchases were made, seminars attended,  ice cream given out free and   we met again for Happy Hour.  We heard that this rally had a bug.   Many of the participants ( 1300 rigs)  were stricken very ill, transported to hospitals with  icky symptoms.  Most of our group stayed healthy but a few did miss  Happy Hour with symptoms.  We wish them well and a quick recovery.

I don't think any of the RVForum participants  purchased a new rig but  several did eye ones they would like  to own one day.  Big batteries may have been the winning purchase with water filters and accessories a distant second place in terms of dollars spent. The Jazz entertainment and comedian were the best!  Laughed so hard I have tightened stomach muscles.  Jazz  instruments led me to  think I was in New Orleans.  Fine  entertainment. None of our group left early!

Today I attended a local Zumba class and about died  of exhaustion.  Used lots of water for a shower and head washing.  What a work out. 
In the morning we all  head out  for different  directions but  most roads will lead to Quartzsite.  Terry and I will dry camp at Peg Legs in Anza Borrego and  take in some hiking and  tour the new metal sculptures. Life is good.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #81 on: January 15, 2012, 04:37:18 PM »
As usually Indio was a great rally. Attendance here has held up better than the National. Over 1300 family coaches.

I know Indio has had over 1800 in the past, but 1300 is a small drop compared to the National going from 8000 and 6000 down to 2000 at some rallies ( National often lists total coaches that includes over a 100 show coaches).

Of course getting together with forum friends always adds to the enjoyment.

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #82 on: January 15, 2012, 05:56:28 PM »
Ken and Sheila,

Sorry we missed saying goodbye this morning.  See you along the way somewhere!

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #83 on: January 15, 2012, 06:47:19 PM »
Sorry we missed saying goodbye to most also. However, Shirley and Rolf wound up using the space next to us to dump and helped us after my sewer extension hose turned into a shower. So we did get a chance to say goodbye to them.
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #84 on: January 15, 2012, 09:48:10 PM »
next to us to dump and helped us after my sewer extension hose turned into a shower.

Care to elaborate on this potential black water discussion?   :) ;)

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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2012, 10:39:40 PM »
Betty,

I was a witness to this one.   :P   I believe Bernie had what is known in the waste water industry as an "equipment malfunction".   ;D   I don't know what it is but strange things seem to happen to Bernie when he tries to leave Indio in a rush.  (And what a rush it was this time!)   ;)   
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« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2012, 07:32:40 AM »
Care to elaborate on this potential black water discussion?   :) ;)

Pulled the valve, saw 3 little fountains spurting from the extension, closed the valve. :'( :-X

Rolf, we really weren't trying to leave in a rush, we had all day since we were just headed to QZ. But as you said, an equipment malfunction, hadn't used the extension in quite a while. I think I am just jinxed leaving Indio and this year was a jinx right from the get go. :o
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Re: WHO HAS SIGNED UP FOR THE JANUARY 11-15, 2012 FMCA RALLY AT INDIO?
« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2012, 12:03:11 PM »
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Rolf, we really weren't trying to leave in a rush, we had all day since we were just headed to QZ.......


Bernie,


I know, the rush I was referring to was the sound of the sewage flowing through your sewer hose and your reaction to shut off the black tank valve once you discovered the equipment malfunction.   :)
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