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Betty Brewer

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2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« on: May 12, 2013, 07:36:14 PM »
I've started a new thread to announce the RVForum activities since this rally began officially at 4 pm today.

Introductions were held and even Jared, our youngest member, could not remember the names of everyone.  We have lots of  new faces and  people who have only been on the RVForum for less than 24 hours!  Good recruiting Jerry. Ron Maribito reminds us he is the  most senior member among us.  Our hero!

The schedule of activities was Hammered out subject  to mass confusion and changing of minds. CB Channel 34 will make morning announcements to summarize events of the day.  Or check the colored board in the pavilion. Happy Birthday to the BIG Larry! ( Wish we had known) or maybe we did and forgot!

Awards:  As an annual feature we present awards  daily. 

Terry got Care Bear for helping Bill R with providing information on  his tablet and more stuff to buy! 
Ardra got Happy Face for steering Jan and Olga (from  Australia) to the Grand Canyon as they tour the  USA.
Kim B got the Goofy Award for  putting  Anti Freeze in his power steering thingy. Not sure I got all that right but  the fun has begun!

Near as I can recall, here are the events scheduled for Monday May 13, 2013

Daily Pancake Breakfast 7:30 to 8:30  courtesy of Portal

4 Wheel Drive trip to  LaSalles to see snow, led by Daniel Haxton.  9 am  Line up by Pavilion?

White Rim Trail (partial) led by Frank   9 am  Line up on Portal's Driveway.

I know a group was going to do something else like a hike but they did not write it down, so  who  knows?
Please correct me if I'm wrong or missed anything.



Photos to follow.
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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 07:52:48 PM »
And here are our  winners from the day!  Watch out , you may be next!
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 07:59:49 PM »
Well we may be seeing a Goofy Award in Fred's future.  I've copied his plea from Moab sign up thread to here  so more people may see it.

Hello
Virgie and Fred just got settled in at Moab in slot 22. I left the house in Dallas so quick I forgot my lap top Dell charger. Would anyone happen to have a charger I could use.Call me at 9727686718
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 08:48:06 PM »
Hot dang!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 09:10:50 PM »
For all you off-roaders, just a reminder to bring chairs, camera, and lunch. Please depart your site at 8:45. And attend the driver's meeting at 8:50. Departing for a day full of fun, fantastic photo ops, and great memories at 9:00 a.m.

For first timers to Moab, a great place to start is the Moab Visitor Center. There is a ton of info there on just about any thing your interested in. Including the Rock Art Auto Tour, and the Moab Area Self-Guided Auto Tours brochures.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 10:15:50 PM »
If you have an FRS radio ( walkie talkie) it would be good to bring on an off road trail so all vehicles  cane keep in touch.  We will also use CB radios to communicate if you have one in the vehicle.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 08:03:10 AM »
    All right, Donna and i have tears of envy in our eyes for not being there with you.  We still think of last year's Rally as the best we have ever participated in.  Everyone have a great one, have a pop or few on our behalf, but above all, be safe and enjoy.

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 09:30:07 AM »
We are leaving Las Vegas (sounds like a movie) in 15 minutes.  Hope to be there by happy hour.  Can't wait to meet everyone.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2013, 10:12:52 AM »
Betty

I received a loaner charger from Ken. Thanks to all, and especially Ken.

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 01:22:07 PM »
As an experiment we rode our bicycles from portal to the ArchesNP visitor center and back on the primo Moab bicycle trails.  The TC was pleased.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 01:31:11 PM »
As an experiment we rode our bicycles from portal to the ArchesNP visitor center and back on the primo Moab bicycle trails.  The TC was pleased.


How hard was it to get across the highway in front of Portal ?
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 02:17:48 PM »
If you go at 0600 hours like I did Sunday, not...

Wish I had known Gary was headed that way...Christi wanted to do it, and Larry and Kathy were talking about it after I did it Sunday and raved about it. They have done a really great job with getting us bikers off the highway. There are places on the highway you can negotiate with traffic, others not so much. I used to have to go down to the light and cross.

The new pedestrian bridges across the Colorado River are wonderful!

I will have to corral some of the other bikers and lead a couple of no-drop rides.
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 02:22:07 PM »

How hard was it to get across the highway in front of Portal ?

two comments... at 9 ish the traffic is much lighter so we had no problem, it's Monday as well... sometimes the traffic is much worse of course.  but, turns out there is an underpass at the bridge for bikes so coming home we took that and used it to cross 191 and return to Portal.  soon the 191/128 intersection will be finished and will include a bike lane so it might be even better than it is now.
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 02:24:37 PM »
If you go at 0600 hours like I did Sunday, not...

Wish I had known Gary was headed that way...Christi wanted to do it, and Larry and Kathy were talking about it after I did it Sunday and raved about it. They have done a really great job with getting us bikers off the highway. There are places on the highway you can negotiate with traffic, others not so much. I used to have to go down to the light and cross.

The new pedestrian bridges across the Colorado River are wonderful!

I will have to corral some of the other bikers and lead a couple of no-drop rides.


we will likely do more soon, we will post when we know but probably not at 0600, maybe 1800?  we started about 0900 today.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 02:30:10 PM »
Gonna give you my Goofy award, Gary, riding at altitude in 90 degree heat late in the afternoon....  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 02:36:19 PM »
Gonna give you my Goofy award, Gary, riding at altitude in 90 degree heat late in the afternoon....  ;D

Si, no el concepto de tiempo.. 2000 mucho mejor  after el Sol starts to go past the ridge, mas bueno.

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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2013, 03:15:02 PM »
These were taken on Dome Plateau Saturday.  Since we are going later in the week, I thought the Arch pics might inspire some to come along.

The lone person in the second and third pic is our own Betty Brewer.
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 04:24:09 PM »
That is a cool looking arch.  Thanks for posting those Bill.

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2013, 04:44:54 PM »
These were a bunch of homeless people at dinner last night at Moab Brewery...Debby, Randy, Kathy, Larry, Chip, Bunky (and I now know the full story), Mary Ann, Don, and Christi....

They were very happy during and after!
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2013, 06:26:24 PM »
TUESDAY May 14, 2013  ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

7:30- 8:30 Pancakes at Pavilion.

8:00 Downhill bike ride ( 9 Miles) 
9 am Chicken Corner  off road.
9:30 am Tower Arch/Klondike off road.
9:30 Arches "101" Hike down Park Avenue.

7:30 Site M-31 Tara Concert!  Bring  chairs.
8:30  Ron Maribito Slide Show. 


Have a fun day and stay tuned  this evening for my report on the Awards after I get back from the store.
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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2013, 06:56:58 PM »
Here are some images from today's La Sal Loop Road run.  (4) vehicles.  Enjoy
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 06:58:25 PM »
Here is some more.
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« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 07:14:38 PM »
We have finally arrived.  Totally forgot about the 1 hour time change or we may have made happy hour.  I assume we are too late for today, but there's always tomorrow.  We are in site M-34.  Anyone that would like to stop by is welcome.  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2013, 08:41:11 PM »
Steve and Dee are right across the road from us and we've already introduced ourselves.  Brought him up to speed a little bit so they'll be ready to join in with the activities tomorrow.

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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2013, 10:20:37 PM »
We have finally arrived.  Totally forgot about the 1 hour time change or we may have made happy hour.  I assume we are too late for today, but there's always tomorrow.  We are in site M-34.  Anyone that would like to stop by is welcome.  Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Steve & Dee

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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 10:23:08 PM »
The Bobbsey Twins at the ralley setting a new trend.
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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 10:27:49 PM »
As promised here are the  Award winners of Monday May 13.  But I gotta tell you I saw some award winning activities happen after dinner tonight on my walk but that can wait until another day.

Happy Face went to Mary Ann as she greeted Barb (up out of sick bay for the  past week) with a hearty  welcome to the day's activities which made  Barb's day.

Care Bear  was presented to Ken and Sheila for inviting Olga and  Jan to ride with them on the trail today.
Jan and Olga are our visitors from Australia and get the award for coming the farthest to attend the rally! 

The Goofy Award was earned by Fred for  leaving home without his  charger  for the computer!  Thanks to Ken he has a loaner for this week!
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2013, 10:34:22 PM »
We had a great ride today. Out the Potash Rd, then White Rim Rd to Musselman Arch. Stopped several times for picture opportunities. We had a delightful time with Jan and Olga who rode along with us today.

Thank you to:
Our leader: Frank
Navigator: Barb
Tailgunner: Terry
Narrator: Betty

Photo of Musselman Arch 
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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2013, 10:53:27 PM »
We said good byes to John and  Jane Canfield as they  head  back to  TX and on to another Jeep rally.  We're trying to twist their arms into hosting a Texas rally.  Terry heard Ron Maribito say something about another as well.

Dan and Janet are heading back to Torrance California in the morning too.  Safe travels and hopefully repeats at another rally.

Dale introduced himself tonight and we hope to see his wife soon!

MORE NEWS
Bill got new springs for his Jeep. Ron and Shirley and Jerry F walked all the way UP to Sunset grill this morning at 6:30 am. Colleen and Gary used the new bike path way all the way to Arches. Crystal  was given a rough time for jumping up and down on Musselman Arch.  We're having some fun now!
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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2013, 11:01:26 PM »
What a great day we have today with the group. Thanks a million to Sheila and Ken for taking us with them. We hade lots of loughs during the trip. After happy hours Sheila abandoned us and joined Larry for ride on Harley Davidson. Pity that they have to obey speed limit 5 miles per hour in the rv park. We spend evening at Henry's and Margaret site munching on superb BBQ. I don't know, but there is something special about people from Texas. I and Olga heave absolutely great day.
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