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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #90 on: December 27, 2012, 08:35:04 PM »
We had a great time at lunch and thanks for making the trip over.  So happy Pat & Jim made it to Catalina in time for it.  We so enjoyed our "old timers" get together.  Much to short, but still very comforting.  Thanks again.  It was heart breaking for us to not make Catalina this year, but there's always next year.
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #91 on: December 28, 2012, 09:16:26 AM »
We had a great time at lunch and thanks for making the trip over.  So happy Pat & Jim made it to Catalina in time for it.  We so enjoyed our "old timers" get together.  Much to short, but still very comforting.  Thanks again.  It was heart breaking for us to not make Catalina this year, but there's always next year.

Daisy

Marlene and I are sorry that we will be getting down to Catalina after you and Fred visited. Our opportunities to visit with you are too far in between.
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #92 on: December 28, 2012, 10:55:57 AM »
Daisy,

We were very happy we could make it! We're going to sign up for the FMCA rally, also! Hoping we will see you again sometime before the rally.
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #93 on: December 28, 2012, 07:45:39 PM »
In case you haven't heard the following activities were discussed this afternoon's at "happy hour".

For Saturday:

At 7:30 a group is going for breakfast.

At 11:00 a group is leaving for historic Old Town Tucson (not Old Tucson used for movies).
Old Town Tucson is an area of artisans and historic buildings. We will have lunch in the area.

Anyone interested meet in front of our motorhome and we'll carpool.

ken



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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #94 on: December 28, 2012, 07:58:10 PM »
This  morning we saw Frank and Barb come  driving into Catalina State Park.   Within a few minutes we had a  mini rally of sorts in our motorhome.  Jerry and Ardra came over  to visit and catch up on details of our recent life  history. Frank and Barb joined in the  discussion.  Then  the guys decided to take a dry run to  Premier RV in Tucson to see how our service appointment will be on 1/3.  We Saw Russ drive in.  Ken rushed over to help with Russ' broken water heater. The girls were treated with  a scarf frenzy as Pat D.  gave  knitted scarves to the girls present around a  circle when the weather cleared.   Randy made sure we all had chairs!  Debbie had a potload of books to give away. Ray gave us  information on the big sheep talk to be given by Rangers on  Sunday.   When Terry returned with the guys who had been on his ride along to the service place, we whimped out  due to cold winds.  In a little while, Ray came  seeking information from Terry on why  Liza would be smelling  rotten eggs and thinking there was a bird sound. Turns out they had fried( boiling ) batteries.  Fast forward, yep batteries are toast.

Group is going to breakfast at 7:30 am. ( Not me nor the late sleepers) Then a tour of  old town Tucson for lunch.    Don't  you wish you were here!

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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #95 on: December 28, 2012, 08:01:00 PM »
Don't  you wish you were here!

Yes, we do!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #96 on: December 28, 2012, 10:02:56 PM »
Oh, my God, YES!!!
 
Sheer torture to hear all the details, but PLEASE keep those details coming, Betty!  Enjoying every excruciating minute and memory.  ;D
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #97 on: December 29, 2012, 08:39:59 AM »
Don't  you wish you were here!

Don't rub it in, we're pedaling as fast as we can. Hopefully we'll arrive around lunch time today (Sat).
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #98 on: December 29, 2012, 11:29:08 AM »
A group of nine of us went to breakfast this morning at 7:30 which sure weeds out the wimps!!!!The waitress was worth the price of admission.  Forgot to get a picture but we had a very nice time..

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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2012, 11:35:55 AM »
Sheila June ... I think that Betty Person will think of some way to make you pay for the "wimp" designation.  ;D ;D ;D
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2012, 11:54:33 AM »
That's okay Margi, I'm bigger than her.  May be older but I'm mightier!!!! Besides I got to sit across from Terry and between Ken and Randy.  A thorn between 3 roses....

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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2012, 12:54:55 PM »
Oh, dear.  Now Tom will be jealous.  He thinks he's your exclusive breakfast buddy.  I just won't tell him.  ;D
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #102 on: December 29, 2012, 01:00:33 PM »
Margi,

We had a quiet room and I actually got to hear most of the conversation. What a difference.

ken
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #103 on: December 29, 2012, 01:03:32 PM »
Doesn't anyone ever go to breakfast at 10 ?
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #104 on: December 29, 2012, 01:13:46 PM »
Margi,

We had a quiet room and I actually got to hear most of the conversation. What a difference.

ken

That's really wonderful to hear, Ken.  Tom usually can't hear a thing in a noisy restaurant.

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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #105 on: December 29, 2012, 01:14:39 PM »
Doesn't anyone ever go to breakfast at 10 ?
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #106 on: December 29, 2012, 03:56:43 PM »
Doesn't anyone ever go to breakfast at 10 ?

Even IF I do get up earlier, 10 is about the right time for breakfast as I am starting to function and can taste food.  If I have anything earlier, it will be a cup(s) of tea, about a pint for starters!

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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #107 on: December 29, 2012, 04:29:15 PM »
10:00am is nearly lunch time :)
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #108 on: December 29, 2012, 04:43:24 PM »
10:00am is nearly lunch time :)
I don't mind someone crowding lunch time with a late breakfast, but one could get awfully close to Happy Hour interference that way, if they're not careful. :D
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #109 on: December 29, 2012, 05:01:20 PM »
I don't mind someone crowding lunch time with a late breakfast, but one could get awfully close to Happy Hour interference that way, if they're not careful. :D

Happy hour is lunch time, Dinner is late, after 8pm is preferable.  But then I am a night person as bed time is after midnight if I am allowed to by SWMBO!!!!    :)
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #110 on: December 29, 2012, 05:15:13 PM »
For the diet minded, here is my perfect day....

   Get up at 6AM,4 cups of coffee, read the newspaper, do two or three crossword puzzles, have breakfast at 10 AM, skip lunch, have more coffee, have a couple of beers at 5PM, Think of making dinner... (Microwave),eat at 6PM.
Watch the evening news, hit the bed at 8PM, watch TV and fall a sleep with the TV going full force.

Next morning....repeat. 

  The typical day of a guy remembering the good times RV'ing and good times,but unable to do it anymore. It's an age factor.

  Not recommended but it is reality....bwaww  :'(

Here is a little quote: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why we call it a present."  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #111 on: December 29, 2012, 05:47:11 PM »
Carson, that sounds very close to my typical day.

And now back to our original topic, I hope :)

Hi to everyone at Catalina, wish we were there.
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #112 on: December 29, 2012, 06:16:12 PM »
Another  perfect rally day.  I  vaguely heard Terry leave at  o dark thirty this morning on his way to pick up Russ.  Oh wait the  windsheild is covered with ice and frost ( or so I was told).  Then Jim and Pat drove by so they  took the guys. When Terry returned from breakfast I was still sawing logs......  I went into  old Tucson today at  11 am ( now that is a decent touring hour)  and joined Jerry and Ardra, Mike and Laurie and Debbie.  Debbie was our tour guide having lived lots of her life in Tucson.  First stop La Cocina for lunch.  A bit of a non traditional health food Mexican lunch but  delightful old buildings with even more delightful  company! I was going to have tofu but  last minute I changed to talapia and spinach.   We then wandered around the Artisan shops and watched some of the artist do their thing.  All of the artwork was superb but  most was beyond my budget!  Now the prices did   not compare to Terry's technology budget but whatever........  An unexpected thrill was the presentation by three  Aztec native dancers from Mexico City.  They performed actual native dances and explained the tradition and spirit God that was being honored.  I liked the barefoot fire dancers.  They did caution kids at home to NOT try this one!

From there  we  visited the Tucson Courthouse and grounds. Lovely informative  sculptures, statures, fountains and a beautiful  example of old world architecture.  We looked up the Z mansion on our  I phones.  We love suri!  How did we ever get along without  the instant information of technology? 

A tour of  University of Arizona completed our day  with a final stop at Trader Joes.  How does life get much better?  Upon our return home we noted 9 guys  that it took to add coolant to Randy's rig. I'm sure there is more to that story but I have the photo to prove how many guys it took.  We  had a  nice social hour to welcome Bernie and  Marlene as well as Jeff and Sue our final arrivals of the rally.  No specific plans  mentioned for tomorrow so if you want to do something put your CB on 34 and shout out, but not too early!

Photos to follow after yet another dinner of left over ham! 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #113 on: December 29, 2012, 06:20:09 PM »
Attached are photos of the RVForum pit crew removing a radiator cap from Randys coach.
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #114 on: December 29, 2012, 06:31:46 PM »
Terry and Frank look like contortionists!   They are  good guys who can do most anything!
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #115 on: December 29, 2012, 07:46:37 PM »
Photos as  promised.  Dancers, diner, Courthouse, sign, more......
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #116 on: December 29, 2012, 08:08:37 PM »
Hey everyone, I am up here in Phoenix until the 12th, I would have been at the rally but I am having brake problems and I need to get it attended to before I go anywhere. If anyone is coming my way after the rally and would like to stop by for a mini rally or lunch just send me a note.
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #117 on: December 29, 2012, 08:33:41 PM »
When we arrived and saw the crowd around Randy's Alfa I thought they were replacing the engine. ;D

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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #118 on: December 29, 2012, 08:51:09 PM »
If you want to draw a crowd in a campground or at a rally, just open up the engine compartment and watch them gather around.
 
 
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Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
« Reply #119 on: December 29, 2012, 10:05:09 PM »
Just a quick Picture of happy Hour this afternoon -- after everyone returned from Randy's coach. This has been a few days of repairs on multiple coaches.

 
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