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gmsboss1

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #210 on: March 16, 2016, 09:57:03 AM »
Late entry here.  Mary Ann made campground reservations some time ago but we just got final med clearance to to "go travel".

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Don and Mary Ann
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #211 on: March 16, 2016, 10:27:42 AM »
Late entry here.  Mary Ann made campground reservations some time ago but we just got final med clearance to to "go travel".

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Don and Mary Ann

Hi Guys ! ! !     We're thrilled you will be joining us.  We look forward to seeing you guys and
getting caught up.

Updated list is attached for everyone's review.

Larry and Loretta Dodd
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zmotorsports

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #212 on: March 16, 2016, 10:50:16 AM »
Late entry here.  Mary Ann made campground reservations some time ago but we just got final med clearance to to "go travel".

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Don and Mary Ann

That is AWESOME guys.  Looking forward to seeing you in a month.  Hope all is well.  Travel safely.

Mike.
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jerryg@deb

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #213 on: March 25, 2016, 06:45:26 PM »
If your going east on I 10 from N M when you get to the texas border look for  trans mountain MM 6 . Taking this Trans  mountain road by passes El Paso stay on it like 25 miles and it will come out east of El paso by verison city with plenty of big truck stops. There are no more then 10 miles of good Mt with nice pull overs . I very seldom see any trucker taking using Trans mountain.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #214 on: March 27, 2016, 11:39:26 AM »
We are not going to be able to make it to the rally.  :(

I had  hoped to finish up tax season before April 15th and make it to the rally,  Unfortunately, I am so far behind that the extra three days this year will be a godsend.

I'm sure we will see many of you in Yellowstone in May. :)


Bill
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #215 on: March 27, 2016, 07:27:56 PM »
We are not going to be able to make it to the rally.  :(

I had  hoped to finish up tax season before April 15th and make it to the rally,  Unfortunately, I am so far behind that the extra three days this year will be a godsend.

I'm sure we will see many of you in Yellowstone in May. :)

Sorry you won't make it Bill. . .   I was looking forward to checking out your new Jeep.

We will see you somewhere down the road.  We won't be in Yellowstone, but it sounds
like a great trip.  Have fun, travel safe and tell everyone hello in Y'stone...

THE Big Larry
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #216 on: March 27, 2016, 07:31:01 PM »
We're a few short days away from our Big  Bend Rally.  There have been some add on's
and a few drops out but no matter.  Those who can make will have a lot of fun and for
those that cannot, we understand life happens. . .  No problem.  We will see you next time.

For those who ARE coming. . . .BUY GROCERIES BEFORE YOU GET THERE.  We understand
there are some basic items available but a full service grocery is many miles away.  Come
stocked up and ready to rough it for a week or so.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone 'Deep in the Heart of Texas !!!'

THE Big Larry
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zmotorsports

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #217 on: March 28, 2016, 07:27:02 AM »
We're a few short days away from our Big  Bend Rally.  There have been some add on's
and a few drops out but no matter.  Those who can make will have a lot of fun and for
those that cannot, we understand life happens. . .  No problem.  We will see you next time.

For those who ARE coming. . . .BUY GROCERIES BEFORE YOU GET THERE.  We understand
there are some basic items available but a full service grocery is many miles away.  Come
stocked up and ready to rough it for a week or so.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone 'Deep in the Heart of Texas !!!'

THE Big Larry

Deep in the heart?????  By the sounds of it we will be quite a bit further "south" than that. ???

Mike.
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #218 on: March 30, 2016, 07:38:37 AM »
HELLO ALL ! ! ! !

We want to bring to your attention that we will be having at TWO meals in the park
that will be a Community Effort for your grocery planning.

FIRST - Henry, Gary & I will conduct a Texas Style Fish Fry.  For those in Palo Duro
and other rallies that have had Henry's Fried Fish, you know how good it is.  Bring a
side dish to share and your own table service.  We know you will enjoy fresh Texas Catfish.

SECOND - GRILL NIGHT.  Bring your own meat to grill and a dish to share. 
What ever you want to cook, we will have several grills set up and you can cook your
own.  We have done this at Moab, Palo Duro and several other get togethers.   It's always
fun. 

We also will have some dining out options that we can all take advantage of.  Gary has
lined up some really good options with local restaurants. 

SUNDAY evening we will have our first Happy Hour and Meet & Greet.  We will organize a
schedule then and get the party started. 

We're getting excited to see and meet everyone.   

THE Big Larry et al
Larry and Loretta Dodd
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #219 on: March 30, 2016, 11:54:51 AM »
Sounds awesome Larry.

We're getting excited.  I need a freakin' vacation before you see my mug on the news. ???

Mike.
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zmotorsports

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #220 on: March 30, 2016, 12:53:49 PM »
As a item worth mentioning, I have been communicating with a gentleman from another forum who is currently staying at the Maverick RV Ranch resort and he commented that the water pressure is excessively high there, over 85 PSI.  I wanted to remind everyone to make certain to use a pressure regulator on their rigs so no surprises sneak up on you.

Thanks.

Mike.
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Steve N Dee

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #221 on: April 04, 2016, 06:07:10 PM »
I can commiserate with Bill (photog) about tax season getting in the way of travels.  We are really going to miss all the Framily that is going to Big Bend.  Hope everyone has a great time.  Post lots of pictures.  We will be at Yellowstone and look forward to all who are making it there.

Happy travels,

Steve & Dee
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #222 on: April 04, 2016, 08:06:57 PM »
We will hoist a cup of cheer to you working class guys while we're partying in BB.

Yellowstone looks good, but timing for us is bad.  Go and enjoy, and hoist that cup in
return towards us.  I think we will be stuck in OK City doing MD/DDS/DDO appointments.
Tis the season for the annual prostate check. . . . . . . . .

THE Big Larry
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bajarat

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #223 on: April 07, 2016, 12:29:51 PM »
Shooting Sports Day in Lajitas

Just a reminder. We will have a day scheduled for everyone that would like to enjoy a day of shooting targets and clay pigeons at a private ranch during our rally.

For those of you that will not be bringing a firearm but would enjoy busting a few caps, I will be bringing:

.45 pistol
9mm pistol
12 ga shotgun
20 ga shotgun
AR-15 rifle (.223/5.56)

You are welcome to shoot any or all of them but you will need to supply your own ammunition. 

If you have any questions, please pm me.

See you in Lajitas!

Gary

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #224 on: April 08, 2016, 10:22:51 AM »
We are not going to be able to make it to the rally.  :(  We took the grandkids to Texas for spring break a couple weeks ago to see their other grandparents and on the way back to Indiana, the water tank fell out of the RV onto the highway! Drug it a little ways till someone flagged us over. Unfortunately, the repair won't be made in time for us to make the trip. We were so looking forward to the rally! Have fun everyone. Hopefully we can catch another one down the road.

Vicki
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #225 on: April 09, 2016, 07:50:56 PM »
   Vickie and Mark, we a very sorry to hear about you problem with the RV. Will be missing you both. Hurry up and get that repair and get on the road again. There will be many more rally's down the road.
Henry & Margaret Wishard
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Jan Stiskala

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #226 on: April 09, 2016, 08:32:31 PM »
Late entry here.  Mary Ann made campground reservations some time ago but we just got final med clearance to to "go travel".

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Don and Mary Ann
I am so glad that you are ok and can make it. We have to have BBQ together.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #227 on: April 09, 2016, 11:29:32 PM »
We are in Elephant Butte, NM finishing up an FMCA Jeep rally.  I would like to  " be on some agenda" to let  rally members know of an FMCA benefit we all have with  FMCA membership.  One of our  members had a heart event  and was airlifted to Hospital in Albuquerque.  Because I got him the  phone numbers to call,  his wife's airfare from MT to NM was covered and his motorhome will be driven home to  MT by FMCA. I'd like a few minutes of your time so you can program the  number into your phone!

If you don't call in time , coverage is less likely!
Betty Brewer

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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #228 on: April 10, 2016, 06:18:16 AM »
We plan on having two meals in a group as well as Ron Marabito's presentation of his latest images.
We will also have our initial meet & greet on Sunday evening and there will likely be a Happy Hour
every day. 

You can choose what ever time you feel appropriate to provide this very worthwhile info to our group.

Larry and Loretta Dodd
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Jan Stiskala

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #229 on: April 10, 2016, 09:08:24 AM »
Monkey and I are also willing to add popular Australian game called Give me a break darling. It is so popular in male population of Australia.
We can have that right after Happy hours. :P
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bajarat

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #230 on: April 11, 2016, 05:40:28 PM »
Bring firewood if you can!

I have arranged for a late afternoon/ evening Jeep trek into an old mining camp where I have a very good local musician that will be playing around a big fire for us.  It should be a very fun experience for everyone.

So, if you can, please bring some firewood and kindling along with you. 

We arrived late last night.  The evenings are nice and pleasant with temps in the mid to high 80's in the afternoons however with shade the temps are fine.

Gary and Andrea


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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #231 on: April 12, 2016, 09:00:06 AM »
My lady had a sudden heart issue  few weeks ago. I canceled space 29 yesterday. The cardiologist said there is no permanent damage R@R. Have fun may be another rally in the future.Thank You all grate information and organized event.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #232 on: April 12, 2016, 12:34:43 PM »
Remember to bring your passports !!!!

 8) 8)

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #233 on: April 12, 2016, 05:27:01 PM »
Bring firewood!    :)

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #234 on: April 12, 2016, 05:31:06 PM »
We are in Elephant Butte, NM finishing up an FMCA Jeep rally.  I would like to  " be on some agenda" to let  rally members know of an FMCA benefit we all have with  FMCA membership.  One of our  members had a heart event  and was airlifted to Hospital in Albuquerque.  Because I got him the  phone numbers to call,  his wife's airfare from MT to NM was covered and his motorhome will be driven home to  MT by FMCA. I'd like a few minutes of your time so you can program the  number into your phone!

If you don't call in time , coverage is less likely!

Betty, why not post the number so those not attending will have it.  Then when you're at the Rally, you can remind everyone so those that have CRS, like me, can make a timely note.   ;)
Gary B1st

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #235 on: April 13, 2016, 07:23:52 AM »
Rolling up and leaving this morning for Big Bend, should arrive tomorrow evening. Received the local news paper in Terlingua. Seems the week we are there is free entrance to the park. This will help those younger guest that don't have the old folks card.
Henry & Margaret Wishard
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THEBigLarry

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #236 on: April 13, 2016, 07:25:46 AM »
We will arrive today about Noon or so.  I want to repeat Gary's request that if anyone can
locate and obtain some FIREWOOD please do so. . . . . . 


Looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone. . . . .

THE Big Larry
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #237 on: April 14, 2016, 08:35:22 PM »
New friends George and Diane Martin  are going to  join us and will arrive on Saturday.  Please welcome them as newcomers.  They were with us on our Elephant Butte FMCA 4 Wheeler Jeep with a bright yellow jeep!

Terry and Betty  will arrive  on Sunday .
So excited to see everyone!
BB
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Jan Stiskala

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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #238 on: April 14, 2016, 09:30:47 PM »
Olga and I arrived Today. Park looks good and we have also free internet here. Not good for streaming movies , but our e-mails and Facebook work fine.
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Re: Big Bend National Park,Texas Rally - April 17-24
« Reply #239 on: April 14, 2016, 09:55:03 PM »
Glad to hear some of you are starting to arrive safe and sound.  I have been burning the midnight oil for the past several weeks now and I am finally checking off the last item on my list tonight so I can relax and enjoy the drive, and what a drive it will be.

I received a private message from David, aka Thunderfoot, earlier today stating that he was saddened that he had to cancel due to some unforeseen issues but wanted to express his thanks for the warm welcome he had received on the forum.  He hopes to be able to meet up with the group at a later date and location.

See "ya'll" soon.  See, I'm already practicing my "Texan" language. ;)  I should have it nailed down by the time we get there.

Mike.
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