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FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« on: June 14, 2013, 05:12:52 PM »
We are attending this rally, and in fact are already here. Beaver Ambassador Club (a chapter of FMCA) is volunteering for security duty, so we are having a pre-rally rally. We are in site 105 in Boxelder RV Park inside the Cam-Plex in Gillette (just east of the Grandstands), and will be at the same site for the FMCA rally when it starts. Stop by and say hello if you are going to be here!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 08:05:43 PM »
The Beaver Club always does yeoman duty as security at FMCA rallies.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 08:12:12 PM »
We'll be there Tuesday in the handicap generator area.



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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 11:16:50 PM »
Terry and Betty will arrive on Tuesday 6/17 and we are in the generator section.  We'll post exact local when we are assigned.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 11:47:19 PM »
Jerry and Ardra also will be there, maybe early.  Will post where we are when we arrive.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2013, 08:59:33 AM »
     Bill and Raymonda scheduled to arrive Monday AM in generator section.  Looking forward to meeting up with the group.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
Terry and Betty will arrive on Tuesday 6/17 and we are in the generator section.  We'll post exact local when we are assigned.

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the 17th is Monday although I wish it were at least a few more weeks till then!    :)
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 03:20:53 PM »
Jerry and Ardra have arrived at Cam-Plex.  We're in the 50-amp section, section 3, row E, 7th Street.  I think!  The signs aren't all that clear and we've been told we're in section 2 and section 3.  We are at the end of the row next to Boxelder Street.  Will modify our location if we find out differently.

The high whirly-gig is at the rear of the motorhome and the RV Forum flag is on the front.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 06:15:38 PM »
Betty and Terry are parked happily in the generator section.  Lot 5,  3rd street second from the end of row. We can see the Covered arena grandstands out our side windows.  There is a road right behind us that a tram travels we think.  But it is  pretty close to walk up to the activity areas.  We are a bit closer than last June for the area rally when we were in electric section.

The big black clouds dropped a few sprinkles on us but the sun appeared and our solar panels are now pumping in 30 amps ! And yes it is MONDAY the 17th.  I'm back on track of my days.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 08:08:22 PM »
We are in site 105 in Boxelder RV Park inside the Cam-Plex in Gillette (just east of the Grandstands), and will be at the same site for the FMCA rally when it starts. Stop by and say hello if you are going to be here!


Stan & Becky,

I stopped  by  site 105 today and saw a Beaver with a red pick up with a  tag that  said Wayne. I knocked but no answer. After I located Jerry and Ardra on my walk, I realized there is a site 105 in row A and another in Row B and so on and so on So which row are you in?  I think we are very close. I tried!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 10:58:16 PM »
Jerry and Ardra have arrived at Cam-Plex.  We're in the 50-amp section, section 3, row E, 7th Street.  I think!  The signs aren't all that clear and we've been told we're in section 2 and section 3.  We are at the end of the row next to Boxelder Street.  Will modify our location if we find out differently.

The high whirly-gig is at the rear of the motorhome and the RV Forum flag is on the front.

ArdraF
Haha! We had happy hour right behind you today I think. Are you in a Tradition?

We are in Boxelder section 3 row b sight 92. Looking forward to it!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 11:24:56 PM »
No, we're in a blue Monaco Executive (see my avatar at left) right next to Boxelder Road.  The more I look at the map we might be in section 2, row E, 7th Street.  I think you might be to our left.  We have three flags on the front, one being the gold/yellow RV Forum.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2013, 04:43:46 PM »
Mike & Wendy are in Lot 16, 1st Street, right across from the Holding Area.

Look at those Big BLACK clouds !

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2013, 04:59:01 PM »
Glad you finally made it Wendy and Mike.  Yes, it certainly looks like a downpour coming!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2013, 11:21:24 PM »
Yep we got a pretty good rain ( 0.15 ) inches and big winds (highest gust 38 MPH) Not exactly sit out in the chair weather.  But the  Program is all highlighted and we are ready to hit seminars tomorrow and see motorhomes in the afternoon.

I'm going to a seminar at 1:30 that promises I can look 10 years younger in only 5 minutes.  I wonder if I will still be eligible for Medicare when my birthday comes in August?
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 12:41:49 AM »
Hi Betty & Terry and Forum members.
We wish you all a pleasant time and some better weather at the rally. Don't spend to much time on that seminar to look 10 years younger, you look great and there is no need to make a change. But you could do me a favor and ask if they have a seminar to make me 10 years younger and if it works I promise I will be at the next rally. Time is passing so fast. I turned 80 last month and in April we had our 55' Th anniversary and Mimi will be 79 in August. We have decided to keep the motorhome and explore some closer by travelling. Hope we can have a mini rally in September or October.

Have a good time and fun
chris & Mimi

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 01:49:08 AM »
Chris don't let it go without a fight!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 10:15:48 AM »
Betty, Didn't you do that '10 years younger' seminar last year ? Better be careful or you'll look so young people will think Terry's your father :)

I'm doing the 'Posture and Joint Stability' seminar. I figure I need to make my body 10 years younger more than I need to look 10 years younger.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013, 10:43:39 AM »
Chris don't let it go without a fight!
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That's OK, I am not either!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2013, 10:47:02 AM »
Stan & Becky,

I stopped  by  site 105 today and saw a Beaver with a red pick up with a  tag that  said Wayne. I knocked but no answer. After I located Jerry and Ardra on my walk, I realized there is a site 105 in row A and another in Row B and so on and so on So which row are you in?  I think we are very close. I tried!

Betty
Betty,
I was mistaken. We are in site 102D, lot 3, 5th st, Boxelder. Please try again if you get a chance!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 10:54:04 AM »
I think it was 10 years ago that I did that seminar.  So I  need it again.  In all seriousness I do use her makeup routine and like it.  I'll see you at Posture.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 11:40:05 AM »
No, we're in a blue Monaco Executive (see my avatar at left) right next to Boxelder Road.  The more I look at the map we might be in section 2, row E, 7th Street.  I think you might be to our left.  We have three flags on the front, one being the gold/yellow RV Forum.

ArdraF


Ardra,
We're right down the road from you, so I stopped by about 10:15.  Nobody home  :(  I tried to leave a note in your clever message center, but I couldn't get the pen to work. Perhaps another time.


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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2013, 02:39:48 PM »
We got shade pro coming out to replace a couple of slide covers and install a windshield cover. Looking forward to checking out the vender booths when they open!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2013, 05:05:23 PM »
Stan, it was nice meeting you this afternoon.  A new pen is in the message center.  Darned if they aren't all dried out!  Hope this one stays working for a while.

It looks like Jeff & Selina, Randy & Debbie, and Stan & Becky are all near one another. 

We enjoyed the Eagle Butte Coal Mine tour this morning.  Quite an operation!  Being from western Pennsylvania and bituminous deep mining country, it was an interesting contrast to see an open pit coal mine.  It's amazing that they can restore the landscape as well as they do.  We even saw a doe and her baby on the way out.  Quite a contrast to the slag heaps I grew up seeing in PA - not fit for man nor beast!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2013, 06:14:53 PM »
Well now I know how to sit with good  posture, exercise to cure my sore hip, stay in shape with core muscle strength.  The  seminar was so good I am going back to  morning workout at  7 AM, YES you heard,  7 AM.
For me that is just unheard of. 

I got a ticket to buy the  kit to make me look 10 years younger and will purchase that in morning.   We are  off in a few minutes to see the new motorhome displays. 

Loving this rally!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2013, 08:37:36 PM »
Believe it or not, Wendy will be joining Betty for the 7 am exercise class. We'll have to get someone to take pictures because this will be a first .... and perhaps a last. I do NOT do 7 am. Of course, the exercise class will be done in time for the free donuts ;)

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2013, 09:34:36 PM »
Whoo hooo, who will be the photographer?  Jerry/Ardra?  Randy Debbie, Bill/Ramonda?  Stan/Becky? Terry?  Mike? any other RVForum participants?

Come on we all know exercise is KEY.  She promises as little as 7 minutes a day could make a difference.  So Join us!

Then we'll go have donuts!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2013, 09:35:45 PM »
Oh Wendy!  No, no, no, no.  You cannot get up for 7 a.m. exercise and then negate it with doughnuts!  If you do that, we'll have to get out the wet noodle.  I DO hope someone gets a picture of you both exercising that early - then maybe I'll believe it, but not before proof!  ;) :D ;D  But we'd better not have a picture of you with a doughnut in your mouth!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2013, 09:54:58 PM »
Ardra, YOU should come take the picture of this momentous occasion then you would believe. As for the doughnut, I require a reward for this early morning endeavor and a doughnut is it ! Not to worry, we'll calculate the WW+ points and record them appropriately. And the afternoon Gillette walking tour is sure to work off one little donut :)

On an unrelated topic, could someone please turn off the wind? Thank you.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2013, 10:34:45 PM »
On an unrelated topic, could someone please turn off the wind? Thank you.

Wendy,

You re in WY, so live with the wind!    :)

We live on the east side of the continental divide and we have learned to live with the wind in MT.  Todays high is just over 45 mph.  WY is worse!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2013, 11:07:41 PM »
Wendy, you don't understand.  I don't DO a.m. exercise or photographing of same.  ::) I hope to be in bed or just getting up then!  But I sure hope you and Betty have fun at that early hour....

Re wind - at least it's not raining tonight!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2013, 11:33:32 PM »
Ok, all y'all, we've been here in section 3 site 59 on 2nd street. It's about time that I checked in officially since I want to tell Chris (and Mimi) that if there's going to be a rally somewhere near them in Sept-Oct, that we'll probably be there.

If everyone survives the exercise, doughnuts and wind, might there be a happy hour get-together tomorrow??

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2013, 07:34:08 AM »
I'm interested in a social hour get together.  We are  taking  The Walking  Tour of Gillette from 1-3 but we'll check  back in here to see  where and when such an event may  happen.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2013, 09:07:20 AM »
     Saw Betty yesterday and was reminded to check in.  Lot 5  street 5, when the TRAM makes the left turn in lot 5, we keep hoping that it does not clip the front of the coach.  Hope to see all at a social.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2013, 09:23:32 AM »
We would like to be at the social too, but we have a Beaver club social at 5:30, and its our day to bring goodies. They usually last about 45 min, so if there was something after that....??
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2013, 01:07:35 PM »
Ok  so Randy was just by our coach and "we" decided there would be an RVForum Social  Hour at 4:30 at Jerry and Ardra's coach.  Now we have not yet asked them but they have an  end spot so lots of room for us to park, to bring chairs and beverages and tall tales.

They are in Boxelder Park  in section 2, row E, 7th Street.  The side of  their coach parallels Boxelder street.
Blue  Monaco.   So 4:30 ok?  This is Thursday.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2013, 05:15:56 PM »
Betty,

Wish we could join you! It's a little far to make it by 4:30!
But we get to see Barb and Frank tomorrow.
You guys have a great time.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2013, 11:11:07 PM »
As promised photos to prove, Wendy and Betty attended the 7 am  exercise class.  We did well.  Instructor said if it hurt, you needed it.  Boy did we get a work out.  But we did also participate in the  morning goodies served right after the 45 minute exercise session.

We plan to repeat the  session on Friday morning.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2013, 11:18:31 PM »
7 am again ? Dang, I better go to bed !

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2013, 11:21:16 PM »
The RVForum group of attendees who got the message were able to join Jerry and Ardra's place for a social get together.  Typical RVForum gatherings  usually  get to black water discussions before the end of the session. HOWEVER Jerry  started this session by hiring a holding tank cleaning company to clean his tanks during  our time together!  What a laugh we had.  Do you recall we had not asked Jerry if we could  visit his place?

We got the pleasure of  meeting Stan and Becky (aka parttymers) = part  timers.  They fit right in and had similar stories of starting out with smallish RV's and  moving up.  They will be up early in am doing a volunteer stint  on the Security Gate into the  new coaches.

After Stan and Becky ran off to  have another Happy Hour with their Beaver  Group, Jerry gave us TMI with how the holding tanks levels are set, determined. Let's just say we all had another laugh.  Good job group.

Same time same place tomorrow.  Maybe  we can get Beth and Kerry to join us if they get Sprint to work or an internet connection!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2013, 12:03:07 AM »
Howdy to all at the reunion.  We (Dave and Sharon) are located in Lot 14, 6th street, site 1.  We've been roaming around here and there since last Sunday.  First time at an FMCA rally for us so it has been interesting.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2013, 12:31:15 AM »
Hi Dave,

Bring Sharon and come to  happy Hour Friday.  Meet  RVForum friends in person!
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« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2013, 12:48:50 AM »
We did have a good happy hour in spite of it's inauspicious start!  Jerry had made the appointment to have the tanks cleaned out earlier in the day so I'm sorry you had to put up with the noise but that's the way it goes.  As Betty said, Jerry upheld the standard by reporting on how the tank cleaning went.

Next happy hour tomorrow (Friday) at 4:30 and at our place again - Lot 2, 7th St., at the Boxelder St. end.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2013, 08:43:05 AM »
Well, ONE of us exercised this morning ;)

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2013, 09:39:50 AM »
Well, ONE of us exercised this morning ;)

Oh My gosh,

I am so sorry.  It was pouring  I mean pouring rain.  I was awake most of night watching the lightening and listening to it. I was lazy. I was sore from yesterday.  How many excuses can I give?  I did skip the donut.  How  bout if I make it up to you some way.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2013, 10:13:47 AM »
You missed a good workout, different from yesterday. And it wasn't even sprinkling when I walked over. Of course, I have no mud to navigate :)   And I did have a donut I earned it !
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2013, 03:38:25 PM »
Not sure how this will affect happy hour today, but it doesn't sound good.  Our weather radio is going crazy and said this may have hail with resulting damage.  Animals should be put inside.  We're in central Campbell County and this storm appears to be heading straight for Gillette.  Time to batten down the hatches.

Updated Jun 21, 2013, 2:20pm MDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 337 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN WYOMING THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST WYOMING

CAMPBELL CROOK WESTON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... GILLETTE... MOORCROFT... NEWCASTLE... SUNDANCE AND WRIGHT.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2013, 03:55:03 PM »
That's an ugly radar blotch! we're going to see if it snowed up on Beartooth in the morning - it flurried here in Island Park and YNP yesterday.

Keep your heads down! We'd rather see Jerry's black tank being cleaned on "America's Funniest Videos" than the rest of you on the "Evening News".

Maybe Indio is a good choice for us.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2013, 04:12:26 PM »
Amen to that Kim!  Right now (3:10 p.m.) it's pretty still outside except for treetops across the way, but we have a few hours to go.  Uh oh.  I just heard thunder.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2013, 04:41:19 PM »
Well dang.  There is a mud slick in front of our rig.  Several cars  trying to drive down this narrow little street have gotten stuck in mud, slid all over.  It is fun to watch.  We will NOT be driving our rig forward to get out.  We will be backing out of our spot for sure.  We  saw  two Monaco's being towed out of mud in our section around 1:30 today by a John Deere Tractor.  Never a dull moment. It's only 59 so I'm not coming out to happy hour. I'm stocked up on food so it will  be an ok evening.  Bought  lots of  trinkets at vendors today. 
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2013, 05:08:44 PM »
It sounds like Beth and Kerry are trying to find us right now, so someone will be here for happy hour!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2013, 06:50:31 PM »
Who's going for birthday cake at 7:30 ? We should meet for a Forum picture.

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« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2013, 10:56:16 PM »
We had five for happy hour  - Kerry and Beth, Stan, Jerry and Ardra.  Becky was recovering from getting up with the birdies to be at her security post at what must have been an ungodly hour.  It was a small group which gave us a good chance to get better acquainted.  Wonder what happened to that weather alert?  Oh well, at least it was dry and not windy, although cool.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2013, 11:00:20 PM »
After 2 mornings of exercise class, I just couldn't move my butt. I did manage to haul it out of the chair for birthday cake, tho.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2013, 12:39:15 AM »
Happy hour on Saturday @ 4:30?

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« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2013, 08:52:19 AM »
Well ONE of us was at exercise this morning!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2013, 09:39:07 AM »
"I am so sorry.  It was pouring  I mean pouring rain.  I was awake most of night watching the lightening and listening to it. I was lazy. I was sore from yesterday.  My hand hurt. How many excuses can I give?  I did skip the pancakes. "

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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2013, 09:52:51 AM »
Good one Wendy!  We are even.  I did get a free band and bought one with handles.
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« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2013, 09:58:47 AM »
See, I missed out on the free band ... a fitting punishment. I'm going to their Livimg with Arthritis seminar at 11 if the Cam-Plex doesn't float away. Wish they could send this to the fire on Wolf Creek Pass.

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« Reply #59 on: June 22, 2013, 03:45:26 PM »
OK!! Forget about happy hour. Does anyone have the GPS coordinates for "The ARK"?

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« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2013, 04:49:31 PM »
Forget the Ark, I'm still looking for that 'lowest interior room' the weather radio told me to go to !

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« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2013, 05:15:56 PM »
I don't think we'll be doing happy hour today.  We went over to the Ladies Tea entertainment.  Just as Jerry was dropping me off the heavens let loose and we heard a warning to seek shelter.  So we both went inside for a while.  Finally decided when it let up a bit that we were going back to the motorhome.  We got soaked going the 100 feet or so to the car and then from the car to the motorhome, so now we're both in dry clothes and waiting out the storm.  Maybe we'll hibernate for a while.  I've seen a couple of motorhomes come into our lot and can't help if they decided to leave and changed their minds after getting on the road.

Wendy - and you can't hide under the bed either!

Addendum - we're under tornado watch up 6:00 p.m.

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« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2013, 05:27:43 PM »

Wendy - and you can't hide under the bed either!

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« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2013, 05:53:43 PM »
I'm over here in Lake Lot 5.  Most of the rigs have left.  We had 51 mph wind gusts and marble sized hail, loud noise, wind, rain and rock and roll for about  20 minutes.  We pulled in the slide, brought down the dish, took photos out the  window and when it subsided I mopped the bathroom floor as it was soaked when wind blew rain into the vent. 
Then I made hot chocolate.  This is a rally I will never forget.  It was terrible weather for Happy Hour  get togethers .

BUT we did get to see most of the new  motorhomes, all of the vendors, attend many informative seminars, make  purchases, and see lots of RVForum friends if only for brief moments.  We can't decide if we are going to  entertainment  tonight or not.  We still  have 2 1/2 hours for it to clear.  I hope to win the door prize for a Fantasy vacation!  Oh did I mention it is 43 degrees?  What happened to summer?
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #64 on: June 22, 2013, 08:03:55 PM »
Storms should pass to the east. Leave the slide in and go to the entertainment. The empty spaces in our asphalt lot filled up while we were at dinner at Applebee's - even the locals were talking about the storm. One guy said 'that's as close as you get to a tornado without being in one.'

Safe travels to the Framily. If we don't see you before you leave, we'll see you again down the road.

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« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2013, 11:25:19 PM »
I went to the evening entertainment (Marty Stuart) and it was very good.  It's too bad they had to bring it inside because it was a flat floor (instead of stadium seating) so we couldn't see the performers except on one of the two screens.  He started with a good laugh by commenting that it was good to be among other crazy people who travel around the country in a bus.  He and his backup guys were all good musicians and harmonized pretty well.

Earlier today we watched people leaving our lot and then I saw several return.  This was during the tornado watch this afternoon - guess they decided traveling was a little too hazardous.  Our lot still looks reasonably good, unlike the quagmire in a few places.  We're pleased that we're close to the gate.  But one guy's car in the first row is surrounded by water so I'm sure he's hoping the water will soak in before he's ready to leave tomorrow.

Sorry we didn't get to have another happy hour and a chance to say our farewells to friends, both old and new.  See you down the road!

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« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2013, 11:48:41 PM »
I've captured a few photos of our now waterfront property here at the  50th Anniversary of FMCA Convention.

Photo 1  shows the mud caused by rains of past 2 days before the severe thunderstorm with 51 mph winds.
Photo 2 The grassy road in front of us  prior to the downpour storm.
Photo 3 Lake Lot  5 after the storm dumped .67 for a total of 1.58 inches of rain.
Photo 4 Lake Lot 5 after all the coaches in front of us left today.
Photo 5 Hail left on ground 2 hours after storm on day 2 of summer. 
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« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2013, 11:55:23 PM »
Several RVForum Framily members  happened into the  building at the same time and were able to  sit together for the Marty Stuart concert.  It was so enjoyable even if we were far away from the performers.  We learned it is Randy and Debbie's 38th  wedding anniversary and Kerry noted they spent it in the mud!  Happy Anniversary to them!
We were so happy to see Beth and Kerry  back on the road and she is healing up nicely from back surgery.  She even showed us her scar!  Mike and Wendy were kind enough to let us park in front of their rig as we drove over tonight  to avoid a muddy walk. 

A final photo shows redneck socks, better known as " walmart  socks" worn  to the concert by an FMCA member who needed to keep his feet dry on his way over to the show.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #68 on: June 23, 2013, 10:01:15 AM »
This was probably the most exciting rally we've ever been to. It's certainly one we'll remember. Hope the weather for the SKP rally in 4 days is better.

Safe travels everyone.

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« Reply #69 on: June 23, 2013, 10:03:26 AM »
In spite of the rain, wind and hail, I know that a good time was had by all. Good bye, framily, until we meet again.

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #70 on: June 23, 2013, 05:34:06 PM »
Today the fun just kept going on today as we watched rigs in the lake leave.  We saw 4 rigs being pulled out with tow trucks.  Keep your Coach Net number handy as they responded quickly.  IndividualF M C A members had to pay for the tow. Neither Camplex nor FMCA covered the tow.  There were some unhappy campers in our section.

We had a terrific rally.  We got out at 11am and are on the road again. Life is so good.
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« Reply #71 on: June 23, 2013, 10:57:05 PM »
After the big storm, we were without wifi until tonight when we arrived at Yellowstone View Inn & RV Park. The view here, about 14 miles west of Cody, are breathtaking!! We were in Yellowstone 4 years ago, but it was in the fall. The early summer is gorgeous!!

Thanks to all of the forum members who were so nice to Becky & I while we were in Gillette. We both remarked that the highlight there was meeting such nice people, Jerry & Ardra, Terry & Betty, Mike & Wendy. I know there were others, but I'm terrible remembering names, so I apologize. All of you made us feel welcome.

We're off on the rest of our trip. We hope to see you all again down the road.

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« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2013, 11:07:38 PM »
Stan, we were delighted to meet you and Becky.  It's always fun to be able to put names and faces together after talking back and forth on the RV Forum.  Isn't it a great way to expand your horizons.  You have friends you never knew you had!  ::)

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« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2013, 11:10:01 PM »
It was fun meeting you and putting live faces to names. Oh, and learning what your user name really is :)  Perhaps you can join us in Quartzsite in January ? 

BTW, the weather in Gillette today was delightful.

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« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2013, 11:14:48 PM »
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BTW, the weather in Gillette today was delightful.

No joke!  We had one view driving west on I-90 of the mountain range toward Yellowstone, Absaroka I think.  It was absolutely gorgeous!  Also, about 12:30 a.m. I saw the big moon they talked about on TV.  Clear as a bell and not a cloud in the sky.  The weather in these parts sure changes fast!

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« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2013, 11:21:53 PM »
Ardra,

We had the same view...of the Big Horn Mountains, near Buffalo, when we stopped for lunch at a pull off. I took a picture out the window.

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« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2013, 11:24:05 PM »
Yep, that's the one!  Wasn't it a beautiful sight!

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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2013, 12:11:15 AM »
OK, now that the rally is a happy memory, it is time for y'all to stop here in or near Yellowstone. 

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« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2013, 01:05:15 AM »
Sorry we missed happy hours to meet you all.  The weather would not cooperate and we were on the opposite corner of Cam-Plex from the happy hours.  However, if you were at the show early enough Saturday evening you saw me (Sharon didn't walk up front with me).  We won the beginners geocache first prize!!!  Hope everyone had safe travels today.  We got out before 8:00 this morning and arrived home in Belgrade by mid afternoon.  The weather was gorgeous today and the views on the way west and north were wonderful.
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2013, 08:59:28 AM »
Congratulations, Dave! We met some geocachers in our Beaver group, and it looks like an interesting hobby!

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« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2013, 09:24:20 AM »
OK, now that the rally is a happy memory, it is time for y'all to stop here in or near Yellowstone.

Bill,

We are in Cody, actually about 15 miles west, and plan to start exploring the eastern half of YNP tomorrow,
and then on the 29th we move to West Yellowstone until the 7th of July to explore the western half. 

We were at YNP once before, in 2009, pre-retirement, and only had 3-1/2 days. On that trip, I discovered I have altitude sickness, which affects some people as soon as they get over 7000 feet.

Here is a picture of a Buffalo walking right through the Old Faithful area just about 1 minute before it erupted. The Rangers were going nuts trying to keep all of the kids away from it. Of course everyone's eyes and cameras were focused on OF, until this happened.

Please update us, if you can, on the current status of the norovirus outbreak.

We plan to stop by and see you when we get to Old Faithful!!

Stan

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« Reply #81 on: June 24, 2013, 10:11:42 AM »
Congratulations Dave and Sharon on winning the geocache contest. It's a great hobby, perfect for RVers. We were in the advanced category (1800) but alas, didn't win anything. Next time your at a Rally, please do find your way to happy hour so we can meet face-to-face.

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« Reply #82 on: June 24, 2013, 10:20:36 AM »
I'm still too upset to talk about why you all did not see me walking to the front on Saturday night to claim my $1050.  Sigh........... I guess I will tell you now.

There was a jelly bean contest and I carefully calculated the length width and  height of the container remembering my high school geometry.  I did not have the entry slip with me so I filled it out at home and then the next day was filled  with so many things that I forgot to turn  it in by 5 pm.  The next morning I looked for the entry barrel and even asked folks if I could turn it in.  It was gone.  So just for the fun of it I wrote my guess on my name tag so that when the winners were announced I could laugh about my ridiculously high guess.  My guess was 3420.  The ACTUAL number was 3417  only  3 over! The winning guess was 3413. So I would have tied.  I  was just sick .  That is a lot of money to lose!  My stomach still churns.  But I  am proud of my geometry skills.  Next time!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #83 on: June 24, 2013, 10:36:18 AM »
Oh Betty, if the numbers in your post are correct, you would have WON! Now how do you feel?
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2013, 01:41:10 PM »
Like crap!
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2013, 05:45:59 PM »
For all of you Framily members who have left Gillette behind, we're having a lovely afternoon thunderstorm. Rain and lot of thunder boomers. Sure wish you were all here :)
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Re: FMCA Family Reunion - Gillette WY June 19 thru June 22
« Reply #86 on: June 24, 2013, 11:05:07 PM »
That rain is following us. Big storm near Cody today. :-\
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« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2013, 12:01:58 AM »
Light rain in Wal-Mart  Butte tonight. 
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« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2013, 12:58:13 AM »
We are now out on Antelope Island in the great salt lake. Beautiful place!
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« Reply #89 on: June 26, 2013, 07:52:53 AM »
Love Antelope Island, be sure to drive the 23% grade while you are there.  (not with the rig though)

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