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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2012, 04:49:17 PM »
To all Y'all at "Q".

We're back in our park at Phoenix, we wanted to stay longer, but we have tickets to fly to Florida for a few days.
We LOVED "Q", especially happy hour and getting acquainted with everyone.  We will return.  We look forward to
seeing you in Moab. 

Safe Travels ! ! !

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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2012, 04:52:14 PM »
Larry, Pucci was rescued by Sandy at Lambak Kennels, a Pulik breeder north of Edmond! We stopped there a year ago to thank her.
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2012, 07:47:43 PM »
The sun was out today -- and with the rain last night that cleared the air of dust, it was a great day. A bit of wind that I understand will not be tomorrow.

The ATTENDEE list is about finalized - with 44 signed up and 38 having arrived. The Qz rally just keeps growing with more new members attending each year.  :)

Have attached a couple of wide pics of the clear day -- with lotsa rigs and RVForum folk around the ever growing evening happy hour firering circle. I love this firering!!! We made it really big a few years back - and last year members moved every rock to the current location. So it is just as big and fun to be around with friends.

BTW, the panoramic was taken with my Samsung Charge Smartphone using the built in auto sweep pano feature.

And the group around the firering was taken with my Canon 50D armed with Ray and Liza's Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens.
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2012, 08:04:43 PM »
Todays morning walkers.

I am sorry but I didnt remember the name of the lady with  Ray and Liza.
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2012, 08:12:15 PM »
Thanks for the pics, Bob. We'll give a prize to anyone who identify everyone.
 
Some started the day with coffee and chat. Then 10 sturdy souls, including Betty who returned from Yuma early just to do the walk, hit the road for our 10 am 2-mile walk. If you miss the walk, you'll never know what we said about you :)
 
Newbie Susan handled trash collection this morning. Yesterday, newbies David and Maggie, asked how trash worked. I said that a volunteer would pick up trash in the morning. He said "Oh, I could do that" and I asked if he was volunteering  ;D  So guess who's doing the trash tomorrow morning? Careful what you say with this group. But don't be afraid to be a newbie....we don't always assign you to trash collection :)
 
A special award was given this evening at Happy Hour to Liza who is the undisputed Toilet Paper Queen. Rumor has it that she had 1,000 rolls of TP in their coach at one time. The award was a beautiful embroidered roll of TP provided by Miss Lucy. You had to see it to believe how beautiful it was.
 
More fun to follow in the next few days including 4-wheel-drive runs, all-you-can-eat shrimp, geocaching, and a potluck. And don't forget the Luau on Thursday with lots of great pupus (Hawaiian hors d'ouevres). Let's see just how creative you can be with your attire. We don't even care if you wear long-johns under your bikini or aloha shirt.
 
Wish you were all here. We are just having way too much fun.
 
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2012, 09:29:21 PM »
Having missed the last  3 happy hours, I was  very happy to finally  attend tonight to  meet  all the new  attendees  and to greet the long time friends I have made here on this RVForum over the past 15 years.  I welcome Mike and Dea (and grand girls)  from Texas.  I met them at the Wildflower Rally in the Hill Country last  spring.  I'm sorry THE Big Larry left but we will seem them again in  Moab. I am glad our very good friend George V. came solo but sorry he did not want to attend the Big tent rally with  super crowds and a very cold breeze today.  I was happy to see my cousin Jim Logan and Claire return but have not had time to see what they have been up to  for the  past couple of years.  Barb and Frank showed up with a very tricked out  Jeep including  many recent  upgrades and monster tires .  I asked if they won the  Lottery.  Lou S has stories of the winds  in Blythe that  blew down the  stage areas of the Bluegrass Festival.  He said it was a memorable event.  I managed to sit  right in the direction of the smoke of a  very nice fire started tonight.  Lots of  Framily  contributed to the wood.  Jeff and  Sue made a run for Mexico today and have nice clean teeth but no new glasses today.  Sue does have a new plate. 

I met and had good discussion with Betsy, niece of Lucy of  whom I have heard good things for years!  Lucy and Betsy win for most energetic and longtime shoppers.  Gary and Maria  drove threw the Happy hour circle  a couple of times looking for  the perfectly level place to park. They may still be looking!  Mimi was not feeling well tonight and did not attend Happy hour but I still demand a rematch at Mexican train. I can win, I can win! Dean Stock is here solo and I keep wanting to call him  "Mr Stock" as his kids attended a school in my past life where I was  Principal.  Liza was such a humble  recipient of the toilet paper  roll.  I had a brief chance to talk again tonight with Sue K but need more time to get to know her .  Too Bad Bernie and Marlene went home early. Hope she is feeling better.  Russel Mahoney we miss you!  Wally and Helaine we miss you too.   Thank you to Paul for  making coffee but I don't get up that early.  Thank you to everyone who has read this much of a long post.  Next time Just be here.  You too can get the scoop. 

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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2012, 09:37:36 PM »
Ron:

You should have been here. I couldn't get a foursome for golf. :-\

Sorry Jeff.  Would love to play, but Shirley has had enough of QZ.  Hope to cross paths soon.

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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2012, 01:29:08 AM »
On our way back to camp for Happy Hour I spotted this rig on the parked just before the rally camp. It is called a Deco Liner built bt Randy Grubb from Grants Pass, Oregon.  More info about it can be found on Jay Leno's web site at the links below. The first link goes to a photo gallery with 43 pics and the second link goes to a video with Jay Leno talking to the Randy about it and Jay also takes it for a drive. The video is about 11 minutes so it may take a while to load and is a large file. 
 
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras/photo-gallery/decoliner---photo-gallery/index.shtml#item=204583
 
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/Decoliner/1364218   
 
You can see our Yellow VW in reflection on theside of the Deco Liner.
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2012, 02:55:31 AM »
Another of the Deco Liner I could not help myself.
 
http://youtu.be/tsnozUIr-cg
 
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2012, 02:21:50 PM »
I have just arrived and the rally is dead. I didn't see a soul. You all must be off at the shows. If any one is going into town this afternoon I need a ride. They don't take plastic here and I didn't quite have enough cash.


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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2012, 02:47:48 PM »
Two of our silly old codgers hiked up to the top of a small mountain this morning that overlooks our site to place a geocache. Not the miniscule thing that Wendy and Mike call a cache. This is more TEXAS size.
Couple of photos attached. One was  taken from up on top looking down and the other of the two fools .
....special thanx to Ray for his walking stick, although I will be collecting on the warranty. The rubber foot fell off.
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2012, 08:28:30 PM »
Not the miniscule thing that Wendy and Mike call a cache. This is more TEXAS size.

Nice pics but OUR cache is an official one with a GC# that you can log at geocaching.com !
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2012, 11:20:13 PM »
I know Jeff and Mike took photos on their fancy cameras at dinner tonight but I'm not sure it was was an event to remember.  A mere 28 of us  went to Grub Stake Restaurant in Quartzsite today to partake in their  Wednesday evening "all you can eat Shrimp" .  We carpooled* and arrived at 3:15, they were  already out of the special.  After waiting  a long time we had beverages and  finally dinner. Note to RVForumites, never sit with Ray as his orders were out of stock,   cancelled and  delayed with precision.    Not many of us had a dinner we will recall with fondness but a few of us did have take home  containers.  Terry needed had to have a  frozen  pizza when  he returned.   We went to this restaurant at 3 pm to get an early  start only to have them  run out of the special at 4  pm . BOOOOOO

Nevertheless the company  was grand and the campfire  at  Happy Hour continued despite our absence!

* Jerry invited  more  passengers to  ride in his vehicle than it will hold.  He swears it was Ardra's fault!

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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2012, 11:34:41 PM »
Here are the photos from the Grubstake's NO ALL YOU CAN EAT SHRIMP special. :-\

Looking on the positive side Mike and Terry aren't still trying to digest 50 greasy fried shrimp. 8)

We also got to celebrate Barb Weimert's birthday!

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« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2012, 11:36:07 PM »
I probably shouldn't post this event but it was memorable.    Long ago,  at one of the  RVForum Rallies I played Mexican train with Forum members.  Tonight I  wanted a rematch...... Sheila did not attend Quartzsite, Lucy was too tired, Wendy did not want to play, Mike wanted to play but I  seemed to not hear  his  request.  Marsha pulled in, I invited her to play  and she had to fix dinner for Tim so I invited  Ardra to play but then  Marsha said she could  play so I  disinvited Ardra and I hope we are all still friends.

The Mexican train game was played in Chris and Mimi's  coach .  He continues to pour a mean glass of Kendall Jackson.  Chris, Mimi Betty and  Marsha played Mexican Train   using  Chris'  rules with Marsha' s rules  too and all  I can recall is that I did not win.  We laughed, cried and spoke in Dutch.  Mimi shared how they met and  recalled  her experiences with the war in Europe.  We are all thankful that we are  here today.  Gotta love Chris and Mimi!
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #45 on: January 25, 2012, 11:51:34 PM »
Of course we're all still friends!  Goodness, Marsha had to play the rematch - I was only filling in if she couldn't make it.  Glad you had a great evening with old friends.

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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2012, 12:29:46 AM »
Here is the  one I took with Wendy's iPhone looks like Chris moved.
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2012, 09:59:15 AM »
Unofficial Quartzsite dining guide.     

GRUB STEAK

Location                      $$$$$
Parking                       $$$$$
Ambiance                    $$$$$
Entertainment             $$$$
Food                            $$$
All you can eat shrimp  $
Waiting for food           1/2  $

Dining with the RV Forum Quartzsite Group      Priceless




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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2012, 12:35:04 PM »
The only thing you need to know about the Grubstake is Jamie Baker.

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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2012, 12:40:04 PM »
Well said Gary. The food was a long time arriving but the company was great so I didn't even mind. Now, not having enough shrimp for all you shrimp eaters was another story. Perhaps next year we should have an All You Can Eat (AYCE) Shrimp dinner here at the rally site.......
 
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2012, 01:04:14 PM »
Well they are  pulling out today like flies.  I was sorry to see Dea and Mike leave  but they have a long trip back to Texas  for their jobs and  they are  taking the  grandgirls to Grand Canyon on the way home.  A good deal for them!

Saw Bob and Susan leave and was able to say a quick goodbye.  Seems some really good RV friends of theirs were involved in a head on collision ( not hospitalized) but rig totaled and lots of "stuff " to deal with so they are going over to the Northern  AZ area to help them out. The commented on how nice everyone was to them and said they would be back!

Saw another rig leave but I think they were just going to the dump.  How is it that almost every conversation leads to black water? Oh yeah, Jeff and George are out playing golf. Terry is following Barb and Frank  and I saw  Larry and Mary Ann go too this morning. They are headed out on a 4 wheel adventure to Dripping Springs.  Saw Dean go out  then back in, in   his  the car but did not get the skinny on where he went.  A New York rig next to us pulled out this morning  (Sorry I never got to  meet them,)  so  for now I can see who is at the fire ring.

I am  spending the day doing dishes and  thinking of Aloha clothes to wear and  pu pus to make for the  4 pm Luau. 
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Re: 2012 RVForum QZ Rally - Arrivals and rally activities
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2012, 01:20:04 PM »
Glad Betty was able to see Susan and Bob and get the skinny on their early departure. I saw them leaving but by the time I figured out who it was and got outside, they were long gone.
 
We've got lots of decorations and some prizes for the luau tonight so be sure to be there.
 
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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2012, 01:23:58 PM »
Who wants to go to the Grubstake tomorrow night for All You Can Eat Fish ??
 
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« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2012, 01:24:44 PM »
Betty suggested that, if we were there, I could bring out the ukulele. OTOH if I did that, they'd leave in droves  ;D
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« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2012, 01:48:16 PM »
If I make it for the pot luck, I'm bring the same dish that I brought to the Catalina Rally Potluck, 'cause I'll be rolling by Phoenix.

Anyone know the last Walmart, Fry's or Kroger's going West on I-10 through Phoenix? thanks in advance. . .
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« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2012, 01:49:29 PM »
Will anyone be there after Sunday to go 4 wheeling with me if my toad is ready or to take me if it isn't and I come with just the coach???
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« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2012, 02:33:45 PM »

Anyone know the last Walmart, Fry's or Kroger's going West on I-10 through Phoenix? thanks in advance. . .
Someone just told me it was a Walmart in Goodyear.

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« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2012, 04:28:02 PM »
Frank and Barb, Jerry and Ardra, Larry and Mary Ann and Terry just got back from a fun time 4-wheeling to Dripping Springs.  Hope to have some pix later.
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« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2012, 08:01:56 PM »
We had a fantastic Happy Hour Luau tonight. Folks filled 3 tables with pupus and I told Mike to eat hearty because that was dinner. So much food, so little time. There were Tropical decorations and music. Awards were given to newbies and several folks who dressed up quite nicely. It's always so great when Forumites get into the spirit of things :)  I saw a lot of pictures being taken and hope a bunch of them get posted here.
 
Thanks for making this a great time.
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« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2012, 08:21:47 PM »
Update from Mike and Dea.
 We made it to Williams Az. around 4:00pm.  We are staying in Grand Canyon Railway RV Park.  We had a smooth trip today, very little wind.  We purchased our train tickets for the trip to the South Rim Grand Canyon Saturday.  The girls are looking forward to it.  But the park has a ground and they are just as happy.
We had a great time at the Rally, looking forward to future when we are retired and not have worry about a schedule.  Until the next time, Safe Rving…
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