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2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« on: May 28, 2013, 05:18:00 PM »
2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park – 7th Annual

Catalina State Park is in the Oro Valley just North of Tucson.

Most folks arrive a day or two after Christmas and leave January 1st or 2nd but some will be there before Christmas and some will stay later. As usual this is a casual rally with most activities planned by the group at happy hour. We usually have a few meals out and a few “field trips”. Happy hour will be every day weather permitting. Activities often start on Christmas Day for the few of us that are there.

We are in site B33 which will be the site of the happy hour. This is on the south side of the Campground B. All sites have 50amp power and water. There two dump stations: one just after the Check-In Booth and the second is in campground B.

Reservations at: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/CATA/index.html or by phone (520) 586-2283.
CORRECTION on Rates
Cost of the park is $25.00 per night W/E (50amp) for campground B for December dates. January dates for loop B are $30.00 per night. Campground A (30 amp) is still $25 for all dates from what I can tell without making a reservation. I assume those of us that signed up and paid last year at the old $25 rate will not not have to pay the increase for January dates.
There is a $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

If you plan to attend I would reserve early or at least periodically check the park reservation system to see what the availability is for the dates you want.

Catalina State Park sits at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The park has nearly 5,000 saguaros as well as many other desert plants. You can hike into the mountains. There is a relatively easy hike that has become a tradition for New Years Day. You can also take a beautiful hike up to the Romero Pools – but I do mean UP. The park is also home to many varieties of birds.

Just outside the entrance to the park is a new shopping center with many store and several restaurants – including Olive garden and Red Lobster.  Also in this plaza is a multi-plex theater. We often go to several shows. There is also more shopping just a few miles south on Oracle Rd.

But inside the park at the campground you are unaware of the outside world – it is nearby, but far enough away to allow for a peaceful setting with beautiful mountain views.

If you make reservations please post them here in this topic so I can keep a list. 

Ken & Sheila
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 07:14:57 PM »
Looks like the park is filling up! We have never been to this part of Arizona, how so it for dogs? We travel with two Newfs and wondering if they would be able to hike without getting cactus barbs in their paws!
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 07:32:08 PM »
Ken I think you have us in B34?


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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 08:27:41 PM »
Brewers will be there in same spot as last year, B 35.  We arrive 12/27/13 and leave 1/3/14.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 08:28:24 PM »
Looks like the park is filling up! We have never been to this part of Arizona, how so it for dogs? We travel with two Newfs and wondering if they would be able to hike without getting cactus barbs in their paws!

Assuming you keep them on the trails there should be no problem. Per the website, Catalina welcomes leashed dogs on all trails.

Hope you can join us.

ken
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 02:26:42 PM »
Jennifer and Dan will be in B21, arriving Dec. 27 and departing Jan. 1. 

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 04:13:51 PM »
Jennifer,

Glad you can join us.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 04:28:48 PM »
Laurie and I are discussing this as a possible activity over the holidays. Will know more in about 10 days if it's possible. Sure would be fun to see you again.

BTW, Ken do we have a chance of seeing you in Rochester around the 4th?
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2013, 05:34:27 PM »
Thanks Ken,

Long story but to make it short, Dan's Mother was terminally ill for over 2 years and we moved her local so spent lots of time with her.  His Dad lived in MO and sick also but healthier.  Trying to spend time with him plus his Mother took all our time. Both died last year.  Dan is still working so not a lot of spare time.

We are just now getting back to RVing.  Weekends in the high country for now.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 06:17:36 PM »
Chet,

Hope you can make it to Catalina.

The 4th around Rochester might work. We were planning on going through Canada from Port Huron all the way to Cornwall, NY before dropping down to head into Vermont, but I'll look at alternatives routes and the timing. Right now we are still working on getting to Chicago from Colorado and staying away from the Tornadoes.

I'll be in touch.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2013, 10:07:17 AM »
The Sherows will be attending again this year and situated in the same site as last year, whatever # that was.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 11:34:53 AM »
The Sherows will be attending again this year and situated in the same site as last year, whatever # that was.

Randy,
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Glad you can make it again.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2013, 12:36:30 PM »
Ray and Liza are doing the same thing at the same place as last year.  Same as the Sherows.  I'll find the paper work later and let you know the dates and site number!
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 07:04:51 AM »
Ray & Liza, Glad your coming back!

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 07:14:20 AM »
Rally List:

B21 – Randy & Debbie    12/24-1/2 ?
B21 - Jennifer & Dan 12/27- 1/1
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 - Ken & Sheila 12/24? - 1/2
B34 - Jeff & Sue 12/27 - 1/2 ??
B35 - Terry & Betty 12/27 - 1/3
??  - Russ M 12/26 - 1/2 ??

We have a conflict in site B21!
Randy, did you change sites?

ken

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2013, 11:46:24 AM »
Didn't Fred and Daisy get our old site?

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2013, 03:23:34 PM »
Jeff,

I believe they did.

Daisy where are you??

I'll send Daisy a PM to find out.

Thanks Jeff. Where are you two? We're at LL, Joliet. We are on the far side in PV71, one of only 3 PT/amp50 sites on this side. Really nice and quiet - and no real road dust because there is hardly any traffic.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2013, 07:21:02 PM »
We're considering attending. Since Susan's out of the skiing thing now, we might do Tucson instead.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2013, 11:38:18 PM »
Ken


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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2013, 02:45:23 PM »
Thanks for the Email Ken.  Guess I need to pay attention....  Site B22 coming on the 24th leaving on the 2nd, I think.  That is if all things go right this time and the crick don't rise..... :P
Sorry that I keep switching our site around every year, just want to stay as close to the activities as possible.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2013, 06:43:45 PM »
Daisy, we're glad you will join us again.

Rally List:

B21 – Randy & Debbie    12/24-1/2 ?
B21 - Jennifer & Dan 12/27- 1/1
B22 - Fred&Daisy 12/24 - 1/2
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 - Ken & Sheila 12/24 - 1/2
B34 - Jeff & Sue 12/27 - 1/2 ??
B35 - Terry & Betty 12/27 - 1/3
??  - Russ M 12/26 - 1/2 ??

We have a conflict in site B21!
Randy, did you change sites?

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2013, 12:00:08 AM »
Ken, Randy may be out of internet cell service if he's still in Yellowstone.

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2013, 12:53:30 AM »
Ken,

Unfortunately, we must return to Florida this winter so will miss the New Year's rally. We had a great time this year! Our future returns to the Southwest are up in the air as we do not know how much longer we will be working at Yellowstone. Time and age progresses and we do miss our home site in Florida. If Pat could only win the Lotto!!!!  ;D ;D

Maybe it's time to think about selling the Florida lot and finding something in the Southwest. :)
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2013, 06:15:01 AM »
Tried to make reservations, but apparently there are no more sites that will accommodate our coach. I'll call them later today and see if there's a chance.
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2013, 07:18:48 AM »
Chet,

Loop B, almost any site will take your rig. B20, 19, 17 would all be close to the group - these are pull-thurs with beautiful mountain views.
All of Loop B is 50amp and water. 
Ken

All,

There are still plenty of sites available.
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2013, 11:26:58 AM »
All is good! I called the park and got site 38. We will be there 10 days. Planning to arrive on the 23 and leave the 3rd. We're looking forward to being there with all you folks.
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2013, 02:09:08 PM »
Ken,

1. If Pat could only win the Lotto!!!!  ;D ;D       

2. Maybe it's time to think about selling the Florida lot and finding something in the Southwest. :) 

1. That's what Fred says to me at each drawing.  What's the matter with you guy doing your share :P

2. That's about the best piece of news [sense?] I've heard in a long time....    ;)

To Chet:

We're so looking forward to seeing you guys out west again.   :) :) :)


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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2013, 04:36:46 PM »
Ken,

Unfortunately, we must return to Florida this winter so will miss the New Year's rally. We had a great time this year! Our future returns to the Southwest are up in the air as we do not know how much longer we will be working at Yellowstone. Time and age progresses and we do miss our home site in Florida. If Pat could only win the Lotto!!!!  ;D ;D

Maybe it's time to think about selling the Florida lot and finding something in the Southwest. :)

Jim,
Sorry you are going to miss Catalina, but you could start a Florida/SE New Years get together.

It's always nice to go back to our HT lot after our summer travels, but then after a month I'm ready to leave again!

One problem in the Southwest is a lack of nice places where you can buy a lot. Primary reason we ended up at HT.

We won't see you this summer. Somehow we made it to YS each of the last 3 years, but as you know this year we are headed east

Hope to see you in the fall as you start your travels home.

 ken

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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2013, 04:40:20 PM »
Chet,

Looks like you'll be right behind us.

Look for yo seeing you - maybe we'll even find a way to see you before Catalina.

ken'
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Re: 2014 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2013, 08:47:25 PM »
We just signed up for B37 for the period of 12/23 to 1/6

I hope we do not have to cancel as we did last year.

Hope to see all and have a great time.
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