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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #150 on: May 19, 2013, 09:59:00 AM »
Jan & Olga,
  We enjoyed your company so much. It was great being the "new" people with you.  We fully expect when your current journey is over, and we take our motorhomes back to the same storage lot in California, you will come and be our guests at our home in Burbank, and we can drive you to the airport.  We wish you safe travels and hope the rest of America enjoys you as much as we have!

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #151 on: May 19, 2013, 10:15:41 AM »
I don't believe I've ever seen a group playing with the award trophies quite as much as this group. I think you all deserve the Goofy award.


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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #152 on: May 19, 2013, 10:58:55 AM »
Wendy,

I think those who missed the rally deserve the Goofy award. You missed a really great rally!

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #153 on: May 19, 2013, 11:04:46 AM »
Wendy,

I think those who missed the rally deserve the Goofy award. You missed a really great rally!

ken


Sure sounds like we missed a great one. But there's always next year ! And I don't think missing it could possibly compare with the goofiness we saw in the posts here :)

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Betty Brewer

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #154 on: May 19, 2013, 12:07:36 PM »
There is always a bit of a let down when rallies come to an end.  We had a big group hug in the  street today as we said  good byes again this morning! Sigh......

But we will see some quite soon at the big FMCA Convention in Gillette, WY  in mid June.

Some of us are hanging around a couple more days to decompress  here in Moab.  I see the pool in my future today!  And a walk around the rim trail maybe at sunset?  Or  maybe nothing at all today.
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« Reply #155 on: May 19, 2013, 12:42:09 PM »
    Looks like it was a great Rally, and we hope to make next year's.  But Ardra, why would you do a op, skip & jump before Moab, when it will run the risk of foul weather in the higher elevations.  If we do come to Moab, we will be doing Bryce, Zion and Monument Valley after and not before.

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« Reply #156 on: May 19, 2013, 01:09:19 PM »
Jan and Olga it was such fun having you both - although I have to say there's never been anyone quite like Jan at our rallies.  Thank you for keeping us entertained and laughing.  You are so right, Jan, the Yanks and Aussies have always stuck together and I hope that never changes!  We love all our friends Down Under.  I know we'll all be looking forward to meeting you again as our paths cross but meantime have a wonderful summer!

Ed, I wasn't the one who came up with the Hop, Skip, and then Moab, but it makes sense.  First it fits in with the snowbirds who start to move north as the weather warms.  But, perhaps most important, it's just too hot later.  We used to have our Moab rally in April when activities like hiking were in cooler weather, but other people (FMCA Four Wheelers) moved into our slot when we took a two-year break.  A couple of our hikes (Delicate Arch and Fiery Furnace) this year were just on the verge of being too hot.  Next week will be in the 90s which can be very uncomfortable for some of the activities we like doing.  Finally, we can't have our rally any earlier because FMCA has the entire town booked before our week and their planners are here the previous week.  They plan much farther in advance than us!

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #157 on: May 19, 2013, 02:14:47 PM »
I think Ed was talking about doing the Hop, Skip, after Moab. It's not as hot in Zion and Bryce as Moab and before the Moab rally, Bryce and the areas between Bryce and Moab might be iffy on weather.


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Betty Brewer

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #158 on: May 19, 2013, 02:17:17 PM »
    If we do come to Moab, we will be doing Bryce, Zion and Monument Valley after and not before.


Ed,
 All it  takes for a rally is for someone to be willing  to post it.  I heard a few others who  may like an event after Moab so you may not be alone.  We gotta run to South Dakota next year to renew  Drivers Licenses or our plans may have been different too.  If you build it, they will come!
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« Reply #159 on: May 19, 2013, 04:20:03 PM »
    Thank you Wendy, that is exactly what I was saying, I know the tight Moab schedule, so if we do come west we will be doing the southern Parks after Moabs, which is a shame to miss Rallies by a week, but I have no intention of doing all that driving to sit in freezing temps with the risk of snow.  Remember we got buried in snow in June last year at Yellowstone.
    Betty, one of the reason's we want to head west is that we didn't have the time to get to Zion, Bryce, or Monument Valley.  It would be more than a bit presumptuous of us to call a second hop/skip rally 2 weeks after others just had one, and with absolutely no local knowledge.  I was merely adding my 2 cents worth to the timing, as it suites our timing much better.
    For what it's worth, we likely would have to run home from Florida to pick up the coach, then head west.  That is 5,000 miles one way, then add the other 3 parks, tourist time constrains, and cost, it may well not look so attractive in any event.  So, do what you want.

Ed
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Steve N Dee

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #160 on: May 19, 2013, 04:43:19 PM »
For what it's worth, I would be in Ed's camp on this one.  Although my reasons have nothing to do with the weather, and are purely selfish on my part.  I am still a working man and I have the week after Moab off, but not the week before.  Changing it for me would be close to impossible.  But I am just a newbie to the whole rally thing, but I will say, I had the greatest time and these people are the best.  We have already made our Moab reservation for next year.  Should the powers that be decide to make the hop, skip to Bryce & Zion after Moab, we would be there too. JM2C

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #161 on: May 19, 2013, 05:16:17 PM »
    It would be more than a bit presumptuous of us to call a second hop/skip rally 2 weeks after other just had one, and with absolutely no local knowledge.  I was merely adding my 2 cents worth to the timing, as it suites our timing much better.
   

Ed and Donna or Steve too, I don't think following a schedule that suits your schedule better is  presumptuous at all.  Call it a  mini post rally  or just mention  you would be going to XYZ campground following  Moab.  The beauty of having an RV is flexibility. It is fun to  travel with RVForum friends.  When I planned the first  hop Skip Jump, I had never been to either place.  So the way to get what you  want is just to  be a planner and post the news. If you build it, they will come (cause you are fun folks!)
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Wendy

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #162 on: May 19, 2013, 05:27:41 PM »
I suspect that we would also do Zion, Bryce, and maybe Capital Reef, after Moab. Might be fun with one group at Moab that does the rest in 2 groups.


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Ken & Sheila

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #163 on: May 19, 2013, 07:48:15 PM »
We will be scheduling a "pre-Moab" hop-skip at Zion River RV Park and Ruby's Inn (Bryce) because our schedule prevents us from doing it after Moab, BUT that in no way means another group can't do these after Moab as a "post-Moab" rally. Actually I think it would be great, that way those whose schedule dictates before can attend and so can those who want to do it after. After listening to the talk there maybe more people for a "post" rally than the "pre" rally.

After we talk to the parks we will be posting something under Rallies, Shows, & Events.

ken
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« Reply #164 on: May 19, 2013, 09:26:00 PM »
Debbie sent this to me to post
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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #165 on: May 19, 2013, 10:15:45 PM »
  Margaret and I would like to thank Ardra and Jerry for organizing the Moab Rally. What a great couple who can walk you butt off. A special thanks to Betty for keeping everyone informed of all the daily events. As far as Jeep runs go we couldn't ask for better guides than Frank and Terry. If it wasn't for them I would probably still be stuck on a rock somewhere. Thanks to everyone for the great time we had and hopefully see everyone next year.
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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #166 on: May 20, 2013, 12:24:08 AM »
Debbie sent this to me to post
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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #167 on: May 20, 2013, 12:46:23 AM »
I will put Ruby's Inn on the before Moab schedual and reserve some time after Moab for whatever the "other" group does.

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« Reply #168 on: May 20, 2013, 01:05:09 PM »
None of us realized until after they left that Andrea and Gary were missing from the Attendees list so I thought it might be a good idea to have a final tally.  We had 21 RVs with 42 people.  I think we all had a good time.  Thank you all for coming and contributing to its success.

RV FORUM MOAB RALLY, MAY 12-19, 2013 ATTENDEES BY NAME

Belikoff (Kathy & Larry aka DakotaRed), site R-56
Bertram (Christi & Kim aka Skyking4ar2), site M-16
Borowski (Janette aka Bunky & Chip aka Falconhunter, site M-14
Brewer (Betty & Terry), site 4
Dodd (Loretta & Larry aka THE-BigLarry), site R-48
Falchini (Dee & Steve aka Steve N Dee), site M-34
Ferguson (Coleen & Gary aka Taoshum), site 17
FitzGerald (Ardra & Jerry), site M-13
Kuch (Sheila & Ken), site M-15
Marabito (Shirley & Ron), site ?
Nesbitt (Mary Ann & Don aka Gmsboss1), site M-33
Perez (Virgie & Fred aka fperez7802), site ?
Pestes (Patricia & Dale aka NJNDale), site M-27
Phillips (Andrea & Gary), site ?
Roscoe (Corinne & Bill aka Photog), site R-53
Sherow (Debby & Randy), site M-32
Stiskala (Olga & Jan), site R-32
Weimert (Barb & Frank), site 5
White (Tara & Ernie), site M-31
Wishard (Margaret & Henry), site R-48
Zueck (Chrystal, Mike aka ZMotorsports & Jared), site R-54
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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES POST SCRIPT
« Reply #169 on: May 20, 2013, 09:26:37 PM »
Just a note to all that Loretta and I had so much fun in Moab.  It was great getting to know everyone better.  We look forward to 2014.

However, we are in Page AZ with heavy hearts as many of our friends and neighbors in Moore OK are in serious pain tonight account the Tornado that blew through town this afternoon.  Current count is 51 dead and many of them will be children as a couple of schools took direct hits.  All but one of our friends we have checked on have responded.  We are hoping for that last one to check in but cell towers and phone service does not exist in Moore OK for now and the near future.

Thanks to Ron M. for calling to check on us.  Our property is 20 miles or so north of the affected area and per conversation with our neighbors we are all intact there.  Please keep the city of Moore and those families affected in your prayers.  They need them.

Best wishes to all for safe travels.


"THE BIG LARRY" and Loretta.

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #170 on: May 20, 2013, 10:22:50 PM »
Horrible  stuff Larry. I am not religious, but will think about this poor people.
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« Reply #171 on: May 20, 2013, 10:31:47 PM »
So thankful that you and yours were spared.

Really hard for me to understand the magnitude of this disaster, but our prayers are being made for the survivors, their families, the first responders, and the community as a whole as they begin the grieving and rebuilding process.

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« Reply #172 on: May 20, 2013, 10:31:56 PM »
Larry and Loretta, thank you for checking in and giving a status report on  your area.  I'm thankful your neighbors and property are  intact and send prayers and well wishes for all families in Moore.  Indeed a sad and painful time for many.  I just don't know what to say.

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« Reply #173 on: May 20, 2013, 10:42:36 PM »
Yes, Larry and Loretta, we certainly will be thinking of all those who lost their homes and their lives.  The TV pictures are awful.  It's amazing to me that the previous worst-ever recorded U.S. tornado also went through Moore.  I hope your last friend is doing okay.  A couple of months ago the weather prognosticators were saying we should expect bad weather this spring and summer.  Sadly they were correct.  Hopefully it will quiet down.

We were happy to get to know you both better too.  It's a shame that Loretta was under the weather and wasn't able to join in the merrymaking.  Hopefully she'll be up to par at the next rally.

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« Reply #174 on: May 20, 2013, 11:04:13 PM »
Larry and Lorreta, it was great meeting you at the rally.  We too will keep the people of Moore in our thoughts and prayers.  Please keep us posted here at to the status of your remaining friends.

On a lighter note, the last remaining 14 framily members still at Portal went ouy for a farewell dinner at the Hacienda Mexican restaurant in town tonight, before 10 of us head out tomorrow.  While the food seemed to be a little spotty, the company was OUTSTANDING!  As the first time attendees, we cannot express how great this rally was for us.  We hope we have made true friends we will have for life, all connected by this forum.  Thanks to each and every attendee who contributed to such a great time.  And yes, we have already made our reservation for next year.  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks again,

Steve & Dee
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« Reply #175 on: May 20, 2013, 11:32:47 PM »
Isn't it amazing how we can find genuinely fun and nice people over the internet?  I noticed as we walked into La Hacienda for dinner tonight, the fellow who led us to our tables inquired where we were from and Sheila explained we're RVers who are from all over and we met on the internet.  Once again, the inquirer was amazed to hear that.  I love it!!!

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES POST SCRIPT
« Reply #176 on: May 21, 2013, 10:22:50 AM »

However, we are in Page AZ with heavy hearts as many of our friends and neighbors in Moore OK are in serious pain tonight account the Tornado that blew through town this afternoon.

Big Larry, my prayers are with the folks in OK.

We are in the Page-Lake Powell campground - space 52a.   If your still here, stop by this evening.

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Re: 2013 RVForum Moab ACTIVITIES
« Reply #177 on: May 21, 2013, 01:15:39 PM »
Our best wishes go out to the people of Moore. Thankfully, the death toll seems to have been over reported initially, but it's still a tragedy. Now the warning has moved to the Dallas area. Hopefully, the results will not be so tragic.

On a more cheerful note, we've really enjoyed the Rally, and are already reserved for next year. Thanks to everyone for your generous comments on Tara's pesentation and for Ron's brilliant presentation. We'll be holding down the fort until the 29th; damn, it looks empty around here!

Safe travels everyone and "see ya next year".

Tara 'n Ernie
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« Reply #178 on: May 21, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »
No luck for me and Olga. We are in Denver now and Olga damaged her ankle. They give her on emergency sam type of support to immobilised ankle and crutches. Her hand and knee is also damaged. Poor girl fall on foot part yesterday in to pothole.
So we are in camp in Denver waiting for her recovery. Hoping that pain will go away.
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« Reply #179 on: May 21, 2013, 05:17:15 PM »
Did they tell you what the damage was ? Any fractures ? You could be stuck in worse places than Denver....the view is great, tornadoes are rare and the snowy season is over. And isn't it nice that it happened after Moab and not before ? Take good care of her so she heals up quickly.


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