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Title: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: Steve N Dee on November 18, 2016, 06:32:50 AM
I believe we held the most remote mini rally ever, some 10,000 miles from the USA.  Jan and Olga hosted Steve and Dee at their home in Sydney, Australia.  As usual, a good time was had by all, accompanied by good food and friendship.  Were it not for this forum, we would have never become such fabulous friends.  We cannot thank them enough for inviting us to their home.

Cheers,

Steve and Dee



Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: Larry N. on November 18, 2016, 07:03:55 AM
Hey, that's great. Thanks for the pix.
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: zmotorsports on November 18, 2016, 07:47:50 AM
Looks like great fun with great people.  Glad you guys were able to spend some time together down under.

Mike.
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: ArdraF on November 18, 2016, 01:11:54 PM
One of our favorite cities with some really great people!  Glad you were able to get some time off, Steve.  The Pavlova photo makes my mouth water.  I've wasted a lot of eggs learning how to make Pavlova.  :o  The Aussies know how to make desserts....

ArdraF
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: Tom on November 18, 2016, 08:28:26 PM
Thanks for the report and the photos. It's always great to see these mini rallies in distant places.

Chris and I previously had a mini rally in California with a prior forum member from New Zealand, but I'd need to search for the photo.
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: camperAL on November 18, 2016, 08:50:12 PM
I'm soooooooooo jealous! I'd love to see Australia sometime in my lifetime. I'd really like to visit Alice Springs. Glad you folks had a great time!!
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: VallAndMo on November 20, 2016, 07:21:38 AM
Hi Steve & Dee, Jan & Olga,

Thanks for the post & pics. Australia is definitely in our bucket list, great to see fellow forum members meeting there.

Cheers,
Vall & Mo
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: RedandSilver on December 19, 2016, 06:27:21 PM
Excellent photos.

But where is the one with their RV?   ;D


Looks like you had a great time.
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: BruceinFL on December 21, 2016, 10:20:02 AM
Did you have a translator? Those Ausie people talk funny.  ;) :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: ArdraF on December 21, 2016, 01:41:03 PM
In 2014 there was a mini-rally in Afghanistan which "may" qualify for farthest, depending on where you measure from.  See http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,78514.msg711763.html#msg711763

ArdraF
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: kdbgoat on December 22, 2016, 05:58:00 AM
In 2014 there was a mini-rally in Afghanistan which "may" qualify for farthest, depending on where you measure from.  See http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,78514.msg711763.html#msg711763

ArdraF

Well, My thoughts on that go three different ways, 1) Being Tom is the Administrator of the site, starting point could be his home. 2) I could come off as an arrogant U.S. citizen and use Chapman Kansas being it's the center of the continental U.S. That wouldn't consider the other countries represented by their members here. 3) Use the starting point of the traveling member to the location of the rally using the shortest route to the rally.  My vote would be option 3. :)
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: Tom on December 22, 2016, 07:04:59 AM
It's always great to see forum members meet at remote locations, and even better when they document the meeting with photos. There are numerous stories about 'mini rallies' in our forum topics/messages, and the subject of this topic was a great addition. Having the RV along isn't a necessity for folks to have a good time.

We were met dockside by forum staffer Carl Lundquist and his wife Cindy when we cruised down the Pacific coast and into Marina Del Rey on our boat. We were also met dockside by forum members when a commercial cruise ship stopped at Cabo San Lucas. UK-based forum members Terry and Liliane Nathan took an 'around the world' trip aboard a cargo ship, and were met by long time forum member Ian Loxton when they docked at an Australian port.
Title: Re: Farthest Mini Rally Ever ??
Post by: Larry N. on December 22, 2016, 07:17:28 AM
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and use Chapman Kansas being it's the center of the continental U.S.

Actually, that's just outside Lebanon, north of Downs.