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RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:17:37 AM »
The Brinck's and the Reavis's are going camping and invite all their friends, both present and future, to join in. We will be at the Laura Walker State Park near Waycross, GA, from 10/22 thru 10/26.  The camp sites are lovely, the Waycross area has plenty of shopping and restaurants, and the park even has an 18 hole golf course and fishing lake, so come on down and join in!

Make your reservations at:
http://gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?locationid=51&s=0.0.0.5

Maps at: http://gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?locationid=51&show=map
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 11:24:38 AM »
As some of you may know, Nancy & I have had a bad run of luck holding Fall Rallies for the last 3 years. In 2009 we wrecked our coach on the way to the campground. The others carried on without us. Two months before the 2010 gathering we discovered that Nancy's supposedly dormant cancer had metastasized and we had to rush home for new treatments and the event was cancelled. In 2011 we made it to the rally but our cat suffered acute kidney failure and we left early to rush her to a vet hospital (to no avail). This year we are hoping to arrive safely and stay through the entire affair, so hope you can join to help cheer us on!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 11:30:12 AM »
Gary,

As you know, we certainly would love to be there but, alas, it's too far from Yellowstone to make the trip. :) Maybe when we finally "retire" again!

Hope you do have a safe trip and enjoyable rally. We'll certainly be thinking of you!!!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 11:51:53 AM »
One of these years we will be back east when one of your fabulous rallies is being held.  Sure enjoyed the one we were at.  We are thinking about a trip east next year as the Grand kids are growing fast!!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 05:34:14 PM »
Great news, wish we could be there!

I added the location to our Rally Site Map, and added an announcement on our web site.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 07:52:55 PM »
    Gary, as previously discussed, we would love to join you, but since Uncle Sam limits our time in the US, October is way too early for us.  We try to hit Florida mid December so that we can take advantage of the nice May weather, while we are still having cool damp days back in NS.  So, sorry.  Besides, with the size of the black cloud that seems to be following us home from Moab, I'm not sure we'll still have a coach when we get there.

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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 09:46:17 AM »
Gary:   We haven't thought that far out yet, but would like to attend.  We'll see what else is happening around that time and get back to you.
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 10:48:44 AM »
Hope you can make it, Ron. We always need somebody to make the pancakes!  We wanted to give everybody plenty of advance notice so they could make their fall plans.
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 10:50:41 AM »
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Besides, with the size of the black cloud that seems to be following us home from Moab, I'm not sure we'll still have a coach when we get there.

Ed: Sorry you are having difficulties but I'm glad to hear we aren't the only ones with that black cloud overhead!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 07:44:26 AM »
Looks like Mike & Caroline Wassing will attend again. They did their first RV Forum rally last October at GA Vets park and made some new friends, so want to come back for more.
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 08:45:14 AM »
The Brinck's and the Reavis's are going camping and invite all their friends, both present and future, to join in. We will be at the Laura Walker State Park near Waycross, GA, from 10/22 thru 10/26...
Gary -- Is that leaving on the 26th or 27th?  There's a chance we may be able to make it.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 10:07:32 AM »
Gary:  Shirley and I will attend for the first 5 days.  We have another rally to attend up state.

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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 02:12:10 PM »
Gary,

We'll be in Tennessee in mid Sept. and may be able to schedule it on the way to Ft. Myers. I'll let you know.

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 03:41:30 PM »
That sure would be great as we have not been able to take in any rallies as of yet ,however we have to be in Boston for a wedding on the 28 of Oct. We will be staying in N.S. until a few days before that and will leave very shortly after for home so we will miss you by that much. Maybe next time....Alan

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 10:18:52 PM »
Frank: The official end of the rally is on the 26th, but some may elect to hang out longer. We are flexible and can stay an extra day or two if others want to do the same.

Ron & Shirley: Great - looking forward to seeing you. The rally is only 5 days anyway, so you won't miss anything at all!

Ernie & Tara: Hope you can arrange it - would love to meet up.
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 05:43:04 AM »
Gary,
Last year was our first rally, we for me , Diane was home after 6 months on the road. I broke my tooth shortly after you left and i was on my way to a Dentist and new tooth. We are hoping to be back from North of Boston by then and will plan on attending. I do need to get the calendar from Diane who is nestled in bed at the moment. Well let you know.

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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2012, 07:55:12 AM »
Patsy and I are trying to work it in. Really enjoyed the last one at Cordele before we had to leave also. Would like to see everyone again.

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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2012, 08:13:26 AM »
It seems that the last years rally was plagued with emergencies that forced early departures. Hope we do better this time!
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2012, 12:25:31 PM »
Gary,

We're reserved; arriving 21 Oct. Is there a particular area we should look to park?

Looking forward to meeting all.

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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2012, 08:02:31 PM »
Ernie & Tara,
Mike & Caroline Wassing will need one of the handicap (ADA) sites, so will be on either #39 or #42. They hope to get #39, the long pull-through ADA site.  If we all try to get close to there, we should end up close together.

Laura Walker Park Map: http://gastateparks.org/net/go/parks.aspx?locationid=51&show=map
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2012, 08:15:13 PM »
I will update this list as we go along:  So far I have the following attendees:

ALREADY RESERVED

Gary & Nancy Brinck [Gary RVRoamer]
Dave & Jeanette Reavis [Dave R]
Mike & Caroline Wassing [mwassing]
Ron & Shirley Marabito  [Ron from Big D]
Ernie & Tara White [Ernie n Tara]
Jim & Diane ______ [Jim & Di]
[Durwood (DT) Smith [Seabreeze331]
Wayne & Judy Malone [Judway]
Rick & Connie [Rickf]

MAYBE...
Jerry & Patsy Potter [Wizard46]
Don & Mary Ann Nesbitt [Gmsboss1]
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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2012, 05:58:53 AM »
Gary,
Change us to reserved, were in.
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2012, 09:25:52 AM »
I moved you to the "Already Reserved" list, Jim.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2012, 11:24:10 AM »
Gary,

It's Ernie & Tara White

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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »
Thanks, Ernie. I updated the list.  Some people prefer not to have their full name displayed online, and that's ok too.
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2012, 10:22:53 AM »
Gary,
  You can put me on your list for Ga. Reservations are made.
Looking forward to seeing all you folk again.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2012, 07:40:07 PM »
Great, DT!  Will be good to see you again!!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2012, 07:53:21 PM »
I haven't given much thought to a rally agenda, but we can decide it as we go along. The usual 4 PM Happy Hour with various hors d'ouvres is, of course, a given. And a nightly campfire too, weather permitting. If anybody has access to some firewood, bring it along.

We usually go out for dinner one night, so maybe do that on the last evening (Thursday, 10/25) so we don't have leftovers to deal with?
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2012, 11:38:00 AM »
Gary,
would love to meet all you people we've talked to for almost two years.
We're currently in Arizona but heading that way.  We'll try to work it in.
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« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2012, 12:49:14 PM »
Hope you can make, Rick & Connie. We always love to put faces with names!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2012, 06:12:37 PM »
Hasn't been any newactivity on this thread for a couple weeks. Anybody else think maybe they can make it?
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2012, 07:06:13 PM »
Unfortunately, Cheryl and I will not be able to make it.  We've had some health issues that are keeping us closer to home through October.
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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2012, 07:42:36 PM »
Gary,
 We really wish we could make it, but with all the rallies we have attended this year and mostly in the WEST,  this one won't work for us.  But I do thank you and Nancy for your continuing dedication to holding East Coast rallies.  It keeps our RVForum  personal and friendly !
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2012, 11:36:13 PM »
Gary:

All the east coasters are out around Yellowstone. ;D

We would love to be there to see old friends but are in Colorado headed in the wrong direction.

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« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2012, 11:41:40 PM »
Mary Ann and I are in Salem, OR, around 3000 miles from the rally site, but we are still talking about trying to make it there.  We still have a couple of interim stops we have to nail down.  These will determine whether we can get there in time.

Will post if/when we confirm our reservations.

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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2012, 05:52:44 AM »
    You know, if you Americans for the next election, whenever that may be held, made sure that important issues like "how long tourists can visit" came to the forefront, as opposed to those non relevant issues, just then maybe Canadians like us could come down early enough to join you for these Rallies and still be down long enough that we won't have snow/bad weather when we get home.   ;)

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2012, 06:32:31 AM »
Ed,
When I was a young lad I trapped along the US/Canada border. In Northern Minnesota. There was a family that was kind to me. The house was on part of the US and part on Canada. They never had to spend 6 months in one part of the house. Also how do the hockey players spend a 9 or 10 month spell in the US. Seems the laws are backward. Still would be nice to meet and greet.
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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2012, 07:20:57 AM »
     I guess I'm too old to become a professional hockey player, besides they're locked out now, which is another sore point with most Canadians. >:(

Ed

PS:  Another aside is that, I'd need to learn how to skate in order to play hockey, and that would mean being on ice, and I've vowed not to be anywhere near snow or ice, other than in a glass.
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« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2012, 10:01:47 AM »
If you are a Canadian citizen in good standing, you can qualify for a special visa to attend RV Forum rallies in the USA.  Just ask about it at any US consulate and mention my name - I'm sure they will tell you where to go.  ;)
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« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2012, 12:55:49 PM »
   I think we would have a better chance of having a friendlier administration elected than having border guards and IRS staff give special dispensation.  Or as a former boss of mine used to say, we would have as much chance of accomplishing that as we would have keeping the tide back using a pitch fork.  Oh well, maybe someday we will be the way we were prior to 1921, but I'm not holding my breath.

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« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2012, 04:29:57 PM »
     I guess I'm too old to become a professional hockey player, besides they're locked out now, which is another sore point with most Canadians. >:(

Its a sore spot with us too, If I couldn't skate I would have been house bound as a kid. However, I took the same pledge no snow for me, not even for the Grands and that is saying something.
Jim

PS:  Another aside is that, I'd need to learn how to skate in order to play hockey, and that would mean being on ice, and I've vowed not to be anywhere near snow or ice, other than in a glass.
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« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2012, 01:18:21 PM »
Gary

We are planning to be there, however I do not have reservations.

What day are you arriving and what day are you leaving.

From the published information I am confused. However it doesn't take much to get me that way. :(

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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2012, 10:25:45 AM »
Wayne,
The "official" start day is 10/22 and the official end/departure is 10/26. We will probably arrive at the park the night beforehand, and I'm pretty sure some others will be in a day or so early as well. I'm pretty sure we will depart on 10/26 because we need to get home to Ocala for some doctor & dentist appointments.

You know how casual these affairs are - come when it is convenient and stay as long as you like. 
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« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2012, 10:51:28 AM »
OK. Thanks!
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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2012, 03:10:26 PM »
I now have reservations. We will be there Monday Oct. 22 mid afternoon and leave on Friday Oct. 26.

I am looking forward to seeing you all. It had been quite a while.

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« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2012, 05:15:42 PM »
Gary,
made a reservation today so we can confirm we'll be there.

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« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2012, 09:30:32 AM »
Great! Looking forward to  it!
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« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2012, 08:08:26 PM »
Nancy & I always provide a meal for the rally people on the first night (Monday). Haven't figured out just what it will be yet - maybe just burgers and dogs on the grill, but I wanted to let you all know that between Happy Hour snacks and whatever we decide to make, you won't need to worry about fixing your own dinner on Monday night.
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2012, 06:30:49 AM »
We will bring some NC BBQ as usual.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

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« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2012, 07:53:51 AM »
Great, Dave. Luv your BBQ!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2012, 10:13:40 PM »
Hi Gary,
wife brought aup a couple questions.  can you tell us is there is a plan??
you mentioned the first night, other nights pot luck?   appetizers?
just trying to plan.  she also asked if there are any knitters so if anyone is
reading thats a knitter, it'd make her day
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2012, 10:38:37 AM »
Our rallies have very little planning - it's more like a bunch of friends camping together and making up the plan as we go along. Most of us gather each day around 4 pm for a Happy/Social Hour (or two!) and folks typically bring appetizers as well as their favorite beverage. There are sometimes so many snacks that an actual dinner is unnecessary!

We typically have a potluck one night and go to a restaurant another night. And there are often enough leftovers from the potluck for a second one.  You probably won't have to plan on any evening meals on your own.

Sometimes folks roam around in the a.m. and have coffee in hand, and maybe a danish or something as well. Sort of an impromptu coffee klatch.
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« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
thanks Gary,  gives us a good idea
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« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2012, 12:19:35 PM »
    Rick, don't let Gary fool you.  We've been to a couple of Rallies that he organized, and while nothing is cast in stone, he and Nancy have plenty planned, which you may or may not participate in.  In any event, we have never been to any Forum Rally that we didn't thoroughly enjoy.  Just go with the flow and don't let the westerners fool you into thinking that western Rallies are any better, you know they'll try.

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« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2012, 01:48:00 PM »
We don't make plans or a rally agenda, Ed. Just suggestions that most everybody seems to like!  ;D   

Especially for things like dinner and restaurants. The ladies talk among themselves and decide what they want to do and I just nod my head north and south at the appropriate times.
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« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2012, 04:55:05 PM »
      Just go with the flow and don't let the westerners fool you into thinking that western Rallies are any better, you know they'll try.



Says who?  ;)
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« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2012, 05:14:39 PM »
    Boy that reaction took almost the whole day  ;D

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« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2012, 06:35:14 PM »
    Boy that reaction took almost the whole day  ;D

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« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2012, 06:45:24 PM »
No.  Betty just got home and is looking at a lot of house work and yard work.


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« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2012, 07:59:31 PM »
I'm hitting the road in the morning and will be at the Rally site on the 20th.   Hope someone else is there.  We are stopping to play golf on the way.

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« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2012, 10:24:32 AM »
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« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2012, 10:36:01 AM »
Hi,

Tara is a dedicated Knitter and rarely seen without her needles. Note that she also sings occasionally (we have a complete performance set up).

Ron - We'll be arriving on the 21st. WE don't, however, play golf.

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« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2012, 06:37:58 PM »
   Just go with the flow and don't let the westerners fool you into thinking that western Rallies are any better, you know they'll try.
Ed

As a "westerner" that goes the rallies I don't think "western" rallies are any better. When I was an "easterner" (actually NE) we had quite a few North Eastern rallies that we a lot of fun (back in the late 90s).  But I haven't seen any North Eastern rallies since the Highland Games Rally in Westfield, MA. in 1999. OOPS, Actually that's not true, Fred Thomas had a pre-rally for the Brunswick FMCA Rally in August 2000.

I hope next year to be able to attend a SE rally!







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« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2012, 08:16:32 PM »
Ken, your message reminded me of our google map of rally sites Here. Might be time for me to update it.
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« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2012, 12:37:04 AM »
Ken,

The reason you don't see any NE rallies is all of us have left NE!!  :)
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« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2012, 09:39:45 AM »
Hi everyone we're the Anderson's, we've been watching this thread for a couple weeks now and would love to meet everyone.We only live about 45min from this great state park and have stayed here several times. We're planning a trip to Marion Ohio leaving on the 29 this month and having just got back from Ft. McCallister this past Friday don't know if will be able to fit this in.Hope to be able to stop by and just say hello even if we don't bring Rv.BTW if there are any Geocacher's in the group this park is loaded with caches.

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« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2012, 03:29:43 PM »

   Jim, there are plenty of rallies in New England- If you've got a VW bus... <EG>

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« Reply #68 on: October 16, 2012, 06:27:31 PM »
But not plenty of R Forum rallys!
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« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2012, 06:29:51 PM »
Carroll and Anne...
Please do come by, even if just for an afternoon or happy hour. Better yet, bring the RV even if you just stay a night or two.
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« Reply #70 on: October 16, 2012, 06:32:45 PM »
I've copied this attendee list here so we don't have to scan so far back in the thread to see who is coming.

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Gary & Nancy Brinck [Gary RVRoamer]
Dave & Jeanette Reavis [Dave R]
Mike & Caroline Wassing [mwassing]
Ron & Shirley Marabito  [Ron from Big D]
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Jim & Diane ______ [Jim & Di]
[Durwood (DT) Smith [Seabreeze331]
Wayne & Judy Malone [Judway]
Rick & Connie [Rickf]
Carroll & Anne Anderson (Corolla & MissAnne)

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« Reply #71 on: October 16, 2012, 06:38:53 PM »
We've settled on the vittles for Monday night. Dave Reavis will serve his famous North Carolina BBQ and Nancy will serve chicken for those who don't do BBQ (but wait till you try Dave's before you decide!). Will have a macaroni or potato salad for a side dish.
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« Reply #72 on: October 16, 2012, 07:33:28 PM »
Ernie:  Be looking forward to seeing you.   By the way, we had a mishap on the way east.  Something punctured a hole in my transmission pan.  Found it leaking when we pulled into Vicksburg.  We welded the pan and refilled it.  Hope all is good to go tomorrow.  Shirley and I played golf today.

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« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2012, 09:47:00 PM »
Thanks Gary, we will probably bring our RV over Sun. afternoon and stay a couple days. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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« Reply #74 on: October 16, 2012, 10:08:28 PM »
Sorry to have to report that Mary Ann and I are not going to make it to the Rally.

The last few days we have come to the conclusion that we have been on the road as long as we can handle For this year and it is time to go home.

Hope you all have a great time! 

We will just have to participate via The Forum.......

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« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2012, 12:17:30 AM »
George,

What Gary said!  :)

Don,

It's going to be a long winter. A few extra days at Gary and Nancy's rally will help shorten that time!!! Wish we could be there!!!!!
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« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2012, 04:58:34 PM »
Great, Carroll. We will be there sometime Sunday afternoon, so look for the gold and black American Tradition. So will Mike & Caroline Wassing (tan & cream Holiday Endeavor on a handicapped site) and Ron & Shirley Marabito (Bluebird Wanderlodge). Maybe some others too.
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« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2012, 07:19:25 PM »
The repair on the tranny pan proved to be good.  We left Vicksburg about 9 am today and we are currently in Montgomery, AL.  Plan to play golf tomorrow.

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« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2012, 12:43:44 AM »
Ron,

That's good news. Hope the rest of your trip is uneventful!
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« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2012, 10:53:32 AM »
I hope so too Jim.  Looking forward to seeing Framily in S.E. Georgia.
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« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2012, 07:11:02 PM »
    We didn't want to stay in Montgomery another day, so I called the park and they said I could come in early.  We arrived about 4:30 pm and most of the good spots were already taken.  I think many will leave on Sunday.  Ernie & Tara:  I hope you can get a decent site.  They are having a car show on Saturday.  Hope it is decent also.  See you all when you arrive.  Shirley and I are in site 19.  Charcoal gray Wanderlodge.

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« Reply #81 on: October 19, 2012, 09:23:14 PM »
Hope it empties out on Sunday - we will be there early afternoon.
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« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2012, 11:45:25 AM »
    Gary:  Give me a call on Sunday morning around 10:00 and I'll let you know.  214-676-4046

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« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2012, 02:57:32 PM »
Gary,

I tried to arrive early and was warned that the group had most spots; decided to arrive Sunday (We're in Tallahassee now). They said most were leaving Sunday Morning so we'll probably arrive around 2:00. Planning to ask for close to 39 or 42 or if you guys are there already.

Note:  We've got enough supplies to do "Tara's famous Pizza" one night if that works (and there is not a better offer. ;D ;D ). We might have to borrow an oven to time them right.

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« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2012, 03:14:36 PM »
If I wasn't 2719 miles away in Bend, OR, I would have to roll with thought of Tara's Famous Pizza, having had some in Ennis, MT last year.  :P

Hope you have great weather!

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« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2012, 04:38:28 PM »
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Doesn't make any difference, Ron. We are coming regardless.  :D   And since we all have reservations, there will be a site somewhere.

Probably around 2-ish for us as well. We aren't far, but we don't plan to leave early and have to make a stop in Savannah on the way.
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« Reply #86 on: October 21, 2012, 07:45:33 AM »
Guess you already realized that we are not going to make it this year, MH still in the shop.
Saying hello to everyone anyway and maybe next year.

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« Reply #87 on: October 21, 2012, 08:29:10 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Jerry. Will miss you guys.
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« Reply #89 on: October 21, 2012, 10:04:13 AM »
Kim:   Wasn't much of a car show, but I'll post a few shots later today for you.

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« Reply #90 on: October 21, 2012, 12:44:58 PM »
Kim:    Here is a few images.

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« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2012, 01:52:28 PM »

We're in # 6

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« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2012, 07:19:43 PM »
     Even though we don't start the official rally till tomorrow, we are lucky enough to have 5 rigs here today.   We gathered for happy hour at Gary's coach and Nancy brought hot dogs for dinner.   I'm not good at remembering all the names, so I'll leave that to Gary to post. 

     As the fire was burning down and it was getting cooler, the group started heading back to their respective rigs.  We'll have some photos tomorrow.

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« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2012, 07:27:04 PM »
Gary, would love to meet you guys...I am doing radiation now for melanoma even though I will miss 1 treatment to go to the GS Rally in Eustis the 13 Nov. Hope you get a good turnout.

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« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2012, 07:52:22 PM »
Five rigs showed up early, so we got off to a good start. Besides ourselves, Ron & Shirley Marabito, Ernie & Tara White, Mike & Caroline Wassing and Carroll & Anne Anderson.  Had some dogs and potato salad for dinner, followed by Anne's delicious cake, plus a modest campfire (we didn't have much wood).

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« Reply #95 on: October 21, 2012, 07:59:56 PM »
Gary, would love to meet you guys...I am doing radiation now for melanoma even though I will miss 1 treatment to go to the GS Rally in Eustis the 13 Nov. Hope you get a good turnout.

Glen

Wish you could be there to meet Nancy, Glen.  She's my cancer warrior hero.  She's been through a lot and handled it better than anyone I know.  Gary, too.
 
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« Reply #96 on: October 21, 2012, 11:50:05 PM »
Margi,

AMEN!!!!
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« Reply #98 on: October 22, 2012, 03:01:59 PM »
I don't allow anything to get me down, Played golf this morning go to radiation this pm. Thanks for the encouragement we will along with the doctors conquer this even though it seems like an ongoing problem now.  Someday we will meet you all.....
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« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2012, 10:46:13 AM »
Well, the gang is all here and we kicked off the official rally start with a big social circle at our campsite and a delicious dinner of North Carolina BBQ port, Dave Reavis' famous BBQ-style cole slaw, potato salad, baked chicken and various desserts. Followed by a big campfire.

Rom Marabito took several photos, but I see he didn't get a round to posting any yet. He headed out to the Okeefenokee Swapm early this morning for more photo ops, so maybe later today.

Tonight is sort of a pot luck, with the folks bringing "heavy hors de'ouvres" so we can sort of snack our way through happy hour and beyond, without an actual dinner time.

Tara White will make "Tara's Famous Pizza" on Wednesday and we are all looking forward to it.
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« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2012, 04:07:54 PM »
Gary,

While all of you are enjoying the weather there, we are getting snow here at Yellowstone. It has now covered the drive in the campground and is supposed to continue most of the week. Hope we can get out of here in two weeks! :) :)
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« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2012, 09:35:16 PM »
A few more photos  from today...

#1: (foreground) Shirley Marabito, Caroline Wassing, Nancy Brinck, Mike Wassing, DT Smith
#2" Tara White, Anne Anderson (new to forum), Connie, Edna (newcomer)
#3: Ernie White samples some grape juice!
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #102 on: October 24, 2012, 05:44:24 PM »
Wow what a great rally,Anne and I want to thank each of you for making us feal so welcome.This being our first as we are newbies we felt right at home , that has not always the case when your new but everyone here was great and we truly enjoyed the time we shared with this group . Thank you Gary and Nancy for hosting . Looking forward to dinner with everyone tomorrow night at Ryan's

Carroll & Anne Anderson
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #103 on: October 25, 2012, 05:32:50 AM »
Carroll and Anne,
Thanks for introducing us to Geocashing. We found two on our own yesterday. Hope to see you when you go to the Savannah area.
Jim and Di
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #104 on: October 25, 2012, 07:32:46 PM »
Carroll and Anne:   Sorry we didn't get a chance to say goodbye.  You left while we were playing golf.  Shirley and I really enjoyed meeting you and love your enthusiasm with the geocaching.  Hope to see you again at a rally or anywhere.



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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #105 on: October 25, 2012, 07:51:35 PM »
Be careful, geocaching is addictive. We're at 1402 finds and have no plans to stop. Come to Quartzsite and you can geocache for days.
 
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #106 on: October 25, 2012, 09:20:22 PM »
 Ron and Shirley , sorry we missed y'all to it was great having you for neighbors, looking foward to seeing you again in near future everone was so kind to us and we thank all. Wendy we are totally addicted to geocaching ;D wer'e now at 2071 and looking for the next one maybe wll get to cache together some times wer'e carrolla&missanne and have FB group page South Ga. Geocachers .

Carroll and Anne
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Re: RVForum Southeast Rally 2012
« Reply #107 on: October 26, 2012, 04:50:40 PM »
Wendy we are only 1098 behind you, Carroll we are gaining fast now only 2068 to catch.
HAHA
Jim
2005 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager
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