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Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:39:47 PM »
Sheila and I along with a few others will be at the rally. I know some are camping offsite, but we intend to onsite at the rally.
Who else is coming to Indio?

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally 1/7 - 1/11, 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 07:05:10 PM »
We'll be there in the handicap electric section, which is usually spread all over the place.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 10:00:07 PM »
What do they do at these rally's?

 
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 08:35:59 AM »
What do they do at these rally's?

Western Area FMCA rally at Indio (and most FMCA regional rallies) have the following activities:

RV related seminars
New Coach displays
Usually some RV service provided by vendors
Vendor display - selling RV and non-RV irems
3 Nights of entertainment

See the attached for more info:
http://wafmca.com/wp-content/uploads/wmha_rally_2015.pdf

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 05:19:15 PM »
We have plans to spend that weekend in Palm Springs who are coming in for the month. We'll be there Friday and Saturday nites. Let us know what plans are being made for happy hours or dinner. Thanks
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 09:46:57 AM »
Ray and I will be there is year.  We are camping at Indian Waters.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 01:51:46 PM »
Gary, you should come to Indio. Lots of good info at the seminars. And you'll have fun.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 02:10:01 PM »
Wendy,  we're going to try and make it.  Also Q which I believe is the following week.   Hope to see you and Mike there.   

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 02:12:50 PM »
Sheila and I along with a few others will be at the rally. I know some are camping offsite, but we intend to onsite at the rally.
Who else is coming to Indio?

ken

Ken, I need to quit looking at all of these rallies that you keep posting up info on.  It really makes it hard to work. ;D

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2014, 09:33:12 PM »
Ken, I need to quit looking at all of these rallies that you keep posting up info on.  It really makes it hard to work. ;D

Mike.

Sorry it too so long for me to see this, I was at work. ;D ;D

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2014, 11:17:50 PM »
Mike, you just have to do whatever it take's to move your retirement up.
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2014, 07:29:06 AM »
Sorry it too so long for me to see this, I was at work. ;D ;D

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Very funny Ken. :P

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2014, 07:31:37 AM »
Mike, you just have to do whatever it take's to move your retirement up.

Chrystal and I are working on it Gary, but we are still at least 9 years or so if away if everything works out.  We are dumping as much as possible into our portfolio and God willing we should be able to have our coach paid off by mid-2015 sometime so there is a bunch more each month going in.

Chrystal and I think about retirement a lot but on the flip side, don't want to wish our lives away.  We look forward to it but are grateful we are able to do so much traveling now.

We just wish we could see our many friends more frequently at these rallies and gatherings.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2014, 07:59:28 AM »
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2014, 12:31:16 PM »
Mike,

>>Chrystal and I think about retirement a lot but on the flip side, don't want to wish our lives away.  We look forward to it but are grateful we are able to do so much traveling now.<<

This is a very good view point. Look forward to the future, but enjoy the present. This will keep you level headed to make good decisions.

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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2014, 01:05:25 PM »
Betty and Terry will be at the Indio rally. 

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2014, 01:18:31 PM »
Mike,

>>Chrystal and I think about retirement a lot but on the flip side, don't want to wish our lives away.  We look forward to it but are grateful we are able to do so much traveling now.<<

This is a very good view point. Look forward to the future, but enjoy the present. This will keep you level headed to make good decisions.

ken

Thanks Ken.  That is exactly our plan, look forward to retirement but enjoy our time now and travel as much as time will allow.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2014, 10:41:05 PM »
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Chrystal and I think about retirement a lot but on the flip side, don't want to wish our lives away.  We look forward to it but are grateful we are able to do so much traveling now.

Mike, this is a very healthy attitude and reflects how Jerry and I felt during our working years.  We were so fortunate to be able to combine work with pleasure and traveled to all the continents except Antarctica.  We also made the best of those free weekends and went whenever and wherever we could.  That's why we got our first motorhome in 1972 and have had one continually since then.  Sometimes it sat in the driveway for months and once for an entire year because we didn't have time to use it, but we got back to it as soon as we could.

We went on our first cruise about 1970 and met a lovely older lady who was traveling with her niece.  It seems she and her husband had dreamed of taking a cruise when he retired.  Well, he retired and died a few months later.  She brought her niece in his place.  Her comment to us was "You're smart to enjoy your traveling now while you're young enough to enjoy it; we waited too long."  Such a shame to dream and never fulfill it!

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2014, 11:09:07 PM »
Mike, this is a very healthy attitude and reflects how Jerry and I felt during our working years.  We were so fortunate to be able to combine work with pleasure and traveled to all the continents except Antarctica.  We also made the best of those free weekends and went whenever and wherever we could.  That's why we got our first motorhome in 1972 and have had one continually since then.  Sometimes it sat in the driveway for months and once for an entire year because we didn't have time to use it, but we got back to it as soon as we could.

We went on our first cruise about 1970 and met a lovely older lady who was traveling with her niece.  It seems she and her husband had dreamed of taking a cruise when he retired.  Well, he retired and died a few months later.  She brought her niece in his place.  Her comment to us was "You're smart to enjoy your traveling now while you're young enough to enjoy it; we waited too long."  Such a shame to dream and never fulfill it!

ArdraF

Thanks Ardra, that is good advice.

I remember when Chrystal and I were waffling on the purchase of our second motorhome.  It was our first DP and quite a step up in cost from our first one.  We had been looking off and on for about six months and were really uncertain about it.  While we were sitting there contemplating it we looked on the wall behind the guys desk where we were sitting and he had a plaque with a saying on it that really hit both of us hard.  It said "If you have waited until retirement to enjoy life, you have waited too long".

We have tried to be conservative in our life together but continually reflect back on that afternoon and that plaque that said it all.  My dad was one of those people who worked his entire life and when it was time for him to enjoy his retirement, never made it.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2014, 09:09:30 AM »
Margaret and I will be staying at Indian Waters RV resort while attending the rally in Indio.
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2015, 08:19:10 AM »
After that last few days of colder weather at Catalina SP it will be nice that the weather for the Indio rally looks great - 70's.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2015, 12:17:10 PM »
Let me know when the get-togethers are happening and I'll schedule a maintenance trip to our Indio transmitter and stop by for a visit.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2015, 03:11:40 PM »
Lou,

I'll let you know if anything is planned ahead of time, but this "rally" is not organized in anyway. Since only 2 of us going into general parking there may not be happy hours. Most of the people going to Indio are staying at Indian Waters RV Park - not at the convention site.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2015, 03:29:01 PM »
Ken, we plan on attending and will possibly arrive Tuesday the 6th.  If the FMCA folks are not around, where do you suggest we park. 
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2015, 03:33:42 PM »
Lou, if you need an excuse to visit Quartzsite, you can schedule a maintenance stop next to our Aerbus.  At 16 years old it always needs something.   :)
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2015, 03:58:39 PM »
Ken, we plan on attending and will possibly arrive Tuesday the 6th.  If the FMCA folks are not around, where do you suggest we park.

Gary,

There will be plenty of parking at the rally site. The folks staying at Indian Waters wanted full hookups and at the rally site its either no hookups or you can opt for 30amp power.

We will be parked at the rally site with 30amp power.  Unfortunately the only way to park together is to arrived together. We will be at the rally early Monday morning.

We will post our location once parked.

Hope to see you at the rally.

ken

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2015, 07:05:42 AM »
You folks are heading into good weather.

Detailed Forecast from NOAA

    Today Sunny, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
    Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind.
    Sunday Sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind.
    Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Calm wind.
    Monday Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
    Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
    Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 77.
    Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
    Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 75.
    Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
    Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
    Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
    Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2015, 04:04:31 PM »
On Sunday January 4,2015 there will be a group parked over night at the Spotlight 29 Casino.  We plan to eat dinner at 5 pm in the Casino Restaurant.  Ken and Sheila and Terry and Betty are certain to attend. Any others in area are free to join us. Just let us know so we have an idea of how many.  We will drive into the rally on Monday.
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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2015, 08:31:59 PM »
Add me to the list, Betty.  I have a couple of other tasks I can do to justify going out there tomorrow, and would love to go to dinner with the group.

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Re: Indio FMCA Rally Jan 7 - 11, 2015
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2015, 09:14:19 PM »
Add me to the list, Betty.  I have a couple of other tasks I can do to justify going out there tomorrow, and would love to go to dinner with the group.

Lou

Lou,

That's great - see you there
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