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Title: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on June 19, 2012, 07:26:33 PM
2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park – 6th 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.

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.
Cost of the park is $25.00 per night W/E (50amp).
There is a $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee.

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. The is 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
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on June 19, 2012, 08:38:48 PM
Ken,

We registered today and have site 11! Really looking forward to the rally and the winter in AZ!!!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on June 19, 2012, 11:29:55 PM
Jim:

It will be great seeing you and Pat again. We're looking forward to New Years.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on June 19, 2012, 11:56:57 PM
It will be great to see all of the framily as except for Bill, Jim, Don, their wives and a few others we met last summer it has been a dry spell for us.  I'm optomistic that all will be well and both of us will be healthy to spend the winter down south.  Winter 09/10 was the last trip south, too long!!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on June 20, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
The Brewers are registered in site  B 35 arriving 12/27 departing Jan 3 (7 nights)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2012, 06:47:13 PM
IIRC we are in B-22 from the 29th to the 3rd, maybe the 2nd.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on June 21, 2012, 11:27:04 AM
Ken,

Upon your advice we have now changed our site to B20.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on June 22, 2012, 09:49:43 AM
Jim,

I think you'll like the views. Can you give me your dates?

Thanks,

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on June 22, 2012, 02:43:29 PM
Ken,

Sorry, I thought I had in the first message but see that I didn't.  ;D We arrive on 26 December and leave 3 January.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Liza on July 31, 2012, 12:59:36 PM
Ray and I are registered in B-32, same as last year.  We will arrive 12/27 and depart 1/4.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on July 31, 2012, 01:33:29 PM
I haven't posted our info, sorry.

Plan to arrive Dec. 22 and leave on Jan 5.  Site is B-23

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on July 31, 2012, 07:37:28 PM
I guess its time to start a list. I think there are a few others who have reservations, but I don't have the info.

Rally Attendee List
B20 – Jim& Pat D   12/26-1/3
B22 – Jeff&Sue      12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim&Pat G   12/22-1/5
B32 – Ray&Liza      12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken&Sheila   12/23-1/2
B35 – Terry&Betty   12/27-1/3

ken

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: sandeel on August 05, 2012, 08:17:58 AM
If we decide to "winter over" in AZ...(after the rally) , any recommendations for RV parks with monthly rates to carry us over until let's say May 1st.....

thanks,
Bill Althoff
Denver, CO
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ned on August 05, 2012, 08:29:52 AM
Do you have any specific part of AZ in mind?  Nearly all of the hundreds of RV parks in AZ have monthly rates.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: sandeel on August 05, 2012, 08:53:47 AM
Near some water where I can do some fishing....   ;)


I'd like to have some first knowledge.


thanks,
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ned on August 05, 2012, 09:00:57 AM
Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix is a very large lake and there is a nice RV resort there, Pleasant Harbor RV Resort (http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/www.pleasantharbor.com), Peoria, AZ
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Daisy on August 05, 2012, 01:58:56 PM
Ken and Sheila:

Fred and I are registered for site B34
Dec 24 - Jan 2, but may extend that date. 
This is made with good intentions, the good Lord willin' and the crick don't rise.
Life is good right this minute.... ;)

Daisy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: sandeel on August 06, 2012, 08:19:46 AM
Bill and Mary   B-28 --- 28 Dec - 4 Jan

Providing we get a weather window to get out of Denver....  :-)

thanks,

We're new to the RV game....Spending the next month in Ogden Utah to work the kinks out.....
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: captsteve on August 06, 2012, 08:30:15 AM
You "left" coasters have all the fun.  :(     I'll be stuck in Florida  :'( I'm sure you all feel sorry for me.

Steve
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on August 10, 2012, 11:39:19 PM
Bill & Mary, glad you can join the group

Fred & Daisy, good to see you're coming back again

Updated List:
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B22 – Jeff & Sue   12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: sandeel on August 17, 2012, 08:22:04 AM
If there is anybody leaving from Colorado please let us know.... We would love to caravan down....We are are also looking to go from the Rally to Lake Havasu/Bullhead city are to winter over.... Any suggestions....?  We'd like a park that is not a "Resort".  Something close to or on the water where folks are not stacked in like cord wood....

You can contact us at my email address.....

thanks,

Bill

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on August 28, 2012, 04:27:08 PM
Updated list. Adding Frank & Barb.

Rally Attendee List
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B22 – Jeff & Sue   12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2

ken


Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Liza on August 29, 2012, 04:10:54 PM
ken and Sheila:  Our friends, Mike and Laurie Claggett will be in B31.  They also attended last year.  Their dates are the same as ours 12/27 to 1/4.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: ArdraF on September 03, 2012, 03:34:26 PM
Ken, we've finally gotten our act together and will attend the 2013 New Year's Rally.  We'll be in site B-19, arrival Dec. 27, departure Jan. 3.  See you all then!

Ardra and Jerry
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on September 03, 2012, 10:10:28 PM
Liza, I'm glad that Mike and Laurie can attend again.

Ardra, That's great. It will be good to see you and Jerry again.

Rally Attendee List
B19 – Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B22 – Jeff & Sue   12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4
B31 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2

look forward to seeing all of you.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: JUDY3972 on September 10, 2012, 06:59:16 PM
Please add Rich & Judy on site B-40.
Arriving Dec 28 and leaving Jan 2.
Looking forward to meeting all of you.

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on September 10, 2012, 09:00:25 PM
Rich and Judy,

Welcome to our little get together.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Lou Schneider on September 16, 2012, 04:21:26 PM
Looks like my original posting got lost in the server shuffle -

Put me down for B-25, 12/26-1/2.  With luck I can get the time off from w*rk (that 4 letter word).

Lou
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on September 16, 2012, 06:46:18 PM
Lou,

Looks like my reply welcoming you back and letting everyone know that Russ will also be attending again was also lost.

See you in December.

Rally Attendee List 

B19 - Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B22 – Jeff & Sue    12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5
B24 – Russ       12/27-1/3
B25 – Lou      12/26-1/2
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4
B31 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2
B40 – Rich & Judy   12/28-1/2

Ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Daisy on September 19, 2012, 04:07:47 PM
Hey Ken, check out Liza & Rays friends Mike and Laurie.  Looks like their site is the restrooms, as I don't find a site 31.  Perhaps site 30 is meant.  Just being picky, as I have nothing better to do, but like a mother hen, I like keeping all the little chicks close by..... ;D ;D ;D

Daisy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on September 19, 2012, 04:57:01 PM
Daisy,

I guess that is a Premier site with special access to the Restrooms. VBG (but maybe no power)

Maybe Liza will see this and give us the correction, but I will bet with you that it should be Site B30.

Thanks,

Ken

currently in York, NE with Terry&Betty and Jeff&Sue
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on September 19, 2012, 09:41:34 PM
Hey Ken, check out Liza & Rays friends Mike and Laurie.  Looks like their site is the restrooms, as I don't find a site 31.  Perhaps site 30 is meant.  Just being picky, as I have nothing better to do, but like a mother hen, I like keeping all the little chicks close by..... ;D ;D ;D

Daisy

Oh my ... there are few, if any, who have been around this forum for any llength of time who have not benefited from your "mother-hen-ness".  ;D   Never stop motherin' us, Daisy.  We love you!  ;D
 
Margi
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Daisy on September 22, 2012, 12:48:55 PM
Tee Hee, Margi, and I'll bet there's more than a few who would like to tell me to KNOCK IT OFF!!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on September 22, 2012, 03:32:45 PM
Tee Hee, Margi, and I'll bet there's more than a few who would like to tell me to KNOCK IT OFF!!!   ;D ;D ;D

Not l!

Keep up the good work

Ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Liza on September 22, 2012, 06:05:40 PM
Daisy is right.  There is no B31, Ray and I will be in B32 and Mike and Laurie will be in B30.  That will make it handy for anyone that needs to use B31.  I will have lots of TP, if needed. I'm sure glad you are taking care of us, heaven knows someone has to!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Daisy on September 23, 2012, 03:15:04 PM
Great Liza, I knew you'd be able to take care of dispensing the TP  for us.   On our way to the site next to you, we'll just grab a roll off that tall pole that you carry along on the back of your rig... ;D ;D ;D

Daisy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: JUDY3972 on November 08, 2012, 07:47:01 PM
This thread has not been very active.
Is every one still planning on coming?
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on November 08, 2012, 08:57:07 PM
Trying real hard to stay away from Drs so we can make it.  Now if the weather cooperates all will be fine.  We plan to leave MT before Dec. 20.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 09, 2012, 09:29:53 AM
Judy,
At this point no one has cancelled. Unless someone has a question or has made/cancelled a reservation, there won't be much activity on this thread until after Thanksgiving.


Ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: ArdraF on November 09, 2012, 04:42:32 PM
Yes, we're still coming.  Just not much to say unless there are changes to report.

ArdraF
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on November 16, 2012, 06:18:00 PM
My Dear Friend Ken, and Sheila, too, since I never know which of you will respond,

Although I have neither made, nor cancelled a reservation (recently), nor do I have a question, I'm going to provide some activity for this thread now anyway. I'm going to pull on it with the hope that it doesn't unravel. While it's only been about 11 months since I made our reservation for site B-21, I've somehow neglected to post the fact that we'll be arriving on 12/23 and staying until the first or second of January in the new year. Will you be at Catalina early enough on the 23rd so that we can watch The Bears/Cardinals game? There are so few Bears fans around here.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 16, 2012, 07:13:48 PM
Randy,

You just wanted to keep it a secret! I was wondering who was in B21.
I plan to be there by noon, but those are only my plans.

Glad you are coming again. I might even update the list to include you.

See ya on the 23rd. Da Bears will beat the Cardinals

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 16, 2012, 08:27:18 PM
Updated list:

Note: In addition to adding Randy & Debby I changed Mike & Laura to site 30.

Rally Attendee List 

B19 – Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B21- Randy &Debbie   12/23-1/2
B22 – Jeff & Sue    12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5
B24 – Russ       12/27-1/3
B25 – Lou      12/26-1/2
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4
B30 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2
B40 – Rich & Judy   12/28-1/2

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on November 17, 2012, 09:27:03 AM
Thanks for adding Debby and me to the list of attendees, Ken, but, even if you hadn't, I wouldn't have been offended since I enjoy a little good natured fun. I know that you love us. Sheila, on the other hand……?

I really am looking forward to seeing you……both of you!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2012, 06:13:53 PM
We will still be in Chicago on the 23rd. It could get wild.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on November 20, 2012, 10:14:38 PM
Ken,

On your list you show Bill & Mary in site B-28. On Catalina's reservation site it lists B-28 as being available.

Bill & Mary might want to check their reservation.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 21, 2012, 06:55:04 PM
Thanks Don. I sent Bill an email

Update, Bill reports that he has cancelled.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on November 22, 2012, 08:40:53 AM
We haven't as yet sold the MH, so if that unfortunately continues, fortunately, we have just reserved site B-17 for 12/25 arrival, 1/2/2013 departure, subject to change based family schedule, coach status and work schedule. With mixed emotions, happy to join the framily again for the New Year.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 22, 2012, 09:52:02 AM
Bernie,

While I hope you sell the MH, I am glad that if you don't sell it you will be attending again.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on November 22, 2012, 11:27:09 AM
Bernie, sorry the coach is not moving but thrilled that  you can make it to Catalina!  next stop  Quartzsite!

BB
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on November 22, 2012, 12:12:40 PM
Bernie, sorry the coach is not moving but thrilled that  you can make it to Catalina!  next stop  Quartzsite!

I'm pretty sure QZ will be out because I'll be working a heavy schedule then, but it should be less busy for Indio and maybe we can make that.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on November 22, 2012, 12:20:38 PM
I'm pretty sure QZ will be out because I'll be working a heavy schedule then, but it should be less busy for Indio and maybe we can make that.
Understood.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on November 26, 2012, 12:35:45 PM
Hi,

It is great regret that Pat and I are cancelling our reservation for the New Years Rally.  We come to this decision because of my continuing back problems.  No it is not my lower back which is coming along nicely but the additional injuries to my upper back.  Now that the lower back is under control, the pain from the upper back is dominat and prevents me from doing blue jobs among others.

I have already seen my family Dr and have appointments with a pain management Dr in the coming weeks..   Even if successful, it will not be in time for travel before late January or early February.  Thus no trip south this winter.   :(

We are currently reserved for 12/22 to 1/5 in site B23 and I will be cancelling  today.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 26, 2012, 07:44:13 PM
Jim,

We're very sorry you won't make the rally. More Important I hope your back gets better soon. Being in pain is just no fun at all.

ken
 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 26, 2012, 07:51:52 PM
Since we've had a few changes I have updated the list.

Rally Attendee List 

B17 – Bernie & Marlene 12/25-1/2
B19 – Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B21 – Randy & Debbie    12/23-1/2
B22 – Jeff & Sue    12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5  Cancelled
B24 – Russ       12/27-1/3
B25 – Lou      12/26-1/2
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4 Cancelled
B31 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2
B40 – Rich & Judy   12/28-1/2
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on November 26, 2012, 09:21:50 PM
Ken,

Richard and Linda will be attending the New Years Rally. We will arrive 12/27 and depart 1/3. We look forward to seeing old friends as well as the new members.

R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on November 26, 2012, 09:26:54 PM
Ken,

I forgot to include the site. It is the same as we had last year -- B3.

R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: JUDY3972 on November 27, 2012, 09:38:27 PM
Try and plan to far in advance and something comes up to change your plans. B 40 is open,
We had to cancel, hopefully we'll meet down the road sometime.
Rich & Judy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on November 27, 2012, 09:47:34 PM
Richard,  Glad you and Linda can join us again this year.

Rich & Judy, sorry you won't be able to join the group. But we've also had our share of cancelled plans over the year.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: VallAndMo on December 09, 2012, 06:45:33 PM
Hi folks,

We will be on an RV vacation in Southern Arizona and would very much like to show up. As we are still not full-timing, and will be in a rented RV, would we be welcome?  Considering how wonderful this forum has been to us, we are betting yes... but wanted to make sure before crashing the party :-)

Cheers,
--
   Vall & Mo.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 09, 2012, 07:25:40 PM
 Vall & Mo,

Of course you will be welcome. This is a laid back get together. A good place to meet some other forum members.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on December 09, 2012, 09:13:16 PM
Get a site reserved ASAP!!!  I haven't looked since we had to cancel but they were pretty full then, about 1 to 2 weeks ago.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: VallAndMo on December 10, 2012, 02:41:52 AM
Hi Ken & Sheila,

Of course you will be welcome. This is a laid back get together. A good place to meet some other forum members.

Thanks for the warm welcome. We are going to reserve our campsite right away.

Cheers,
--
   Vall & Mo.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: VallAndMo on December 10, 2012, 03:49:27 AM
Hi Jim,

Get a site reserved ASAP!!!  I haven't looked since we had to cancel but they were pretty full then, about 1 to 2 weeks ago.

Thanks for the heads up! We just reserved it: It's campsite B32, we will be arriving on the afternoon of Dec 25th and departing on the morning of the 27th.

Cheers,
--
   Vall & Mo.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 10, 2012, 09:04:26 AM
  Va ll & Mo,

Glad you can join us, but note that you we be missing many of the attendees as they arrive on 12/27 and 12/28.

For anyone else looking to come it looks like the south side of the "B" campground is sold out, but their are spaces in the north side. There is a paved walkway at the Restrooms connecting the areas. Also note that "A" campground no longer offers 50amp service. It is none only 30amp. (I assume they down graded it because of wire capacity issues as it has always had 30/50 amp pedestals.

ken

Rally Attendee List 
B3 - Richard & Linda   12/27-1/3
B17 – Bernie & Marlene 12/29-1/2
B19 – Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B21 – Randy & Debbie  12/23-1/2
B22 – Jeff & Sue    12/29-1/3
B23 – Jim & Pat G   12/22-1/5  Cancelled
B24 – Russ       12/27-1/3
B25 – Lou      12/26-1/2 Cancelled
B28 – Bill & Mary   12/28-1/4  Cancelled
B31 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4
B32 - Vall & Mo.        12/25-12/27
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2
B34 – Fred & Daisy   12/24-1/2
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2
B40 – Rich & Judy   12/28-1/2   Cancelled
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: VallAndMo on December 10, 2012, 09:17:30 AM
Hi Ken & Sheila,

Glad you can join us, but note that you we be missing many of the attendees as they arrive on 12/27 and 12/28.

Thanks for the warning. We had noticed it, but unfortunately by the 27th we will need to be someplace else... :-/

See you there,
--
   Vall & Mo
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on December 10, 2012, 03:33:26 PM
Our daughter just gave us her travel schedule and she will be visiting thru the 28th ( she was originally coming in January), so we have had to cancel our reservations for the 25th-28th, coming on the 29th. Still staying till the 2nd.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 10, 2012, 08:15:57 PM
Bernie,

At least you can still join us for a little while.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Lou Schneider on December 10, 2012, 10:05:23 PM
Add one more to the no-show pile.  I was hoping to take that week off, but medical problems intervened.  Not mine, but a co-worker who will be out until the first part of January, so I'm stuck in town covering things until he returns to work.

Space B-25 will be available tomorrow if anyone wants to move in closer to the rest of the group.

On the good side, this means I will be able to attend the Bluegrass Festival and at least part of the Quartzsite rally!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on December 10, 2012, 10:27:26 PM
Lou, Any chance you'll be checking those towers out here at Borrego Spgs? Weather is delightful.

Wendy
ABDSP
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Lou Schneider on December 10, 2012, 10:55:11 PM
I'm hoping Wendy.  Not this week, though - there's supposed to be Alaskan storm blowing in Wednesday night and that will keep me hopping.  Any combination of rain and wind virtually ensures at least one of the main sites will be without power.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 11, 2012, 07:39:57 AM
OK Lou. Sorry you can't make it, but I surely understand - been there.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 12, 2012, 12:41:06 AM
Lou,

Sorry to hear you will miss the Catalina rally. Was hoping to see you there but will see you in QZ. Having worked in a microwave radio group for a telco I certainly know what needs to be done during any weather event.  :)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Becks on December 12, 2012, 10:43:43 AM
Sure wish we could join you folks, since we are just down the road in Benson. But we are working during that entire time frame. Same problem during the Q rally. Oh well, will shoot for next year. Have a good time everyone, and happy holidays to all.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 21, 2012, 08:31:49 PM
Well, we have a first. Catalina State park is just about sold out. Only one site (loop A, 30amp) is available for the time period 12/27 - 1/2. There are a few site in B Loop available starting on the 30th.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: appsol on December 21, 2012, 09:31:28 PM
We left Catalina SP this morning and there were more people today than when we arrived five days ago.  Our first visit and we will return.  Unfortunately, since we are not yet retired work calls.. if we can figure out how to get back to Oregon with all the snow.

We hope you all enjoy the rally, and have a Merry Christmas!

Tom, Carolyn and the four Corgi's (yes, four)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on December 21, 2012, 09:48:49 PM
Well, we have a first. Catalina State park is just about sold out. Only one site (loop A, 30amp) is available for the time period 12/27 - 1/2. There are a few site in B Loop available starting on the 30th.

ken


Quite a change over the past few years.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 22, 2012, 10:46:39 AM
Sheila just received a call from Fred and Daisy. They are going to have to cancel this year.
We will really miss not having them with us at the rally.

But if anyone was thinking of coming, site B34 is available ( I checked the website). Based on Catalina's popularity it may not remain available for long.

We are leaving for Catalina tomorrow.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 22, 2012, 11:13:29 AM
We're really sorry to hear Fred & Daisy won't be there.:( We'll just have to arrange a meeting in February.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 23, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
This years rally will be smaller than the past few, but we will have fun.

2012/2013

Rally Attendee List 

B3 - Richard & Linda   12/27-1/3
B17 – Bernie & Marlene 12/29-1/2
B19 – Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3
B21 – Randy & Debbie    12/23-1/2  Arrived
B22 – Jeff & Sue    12/29-1/3
B24 – Russ       12/27-1/3
B31 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4
B32 - Vall & Mo.   12/25-12/27
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2   Arrived
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on December 25, 2012, 10:11:44 AM
After all these years, it feels soooo good to have, finally, "ARRIVED".
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 25, 2012, 10:22:36 PM
Yesterday Randy and Debbie joined Sheila and I at the Movies (This is 40) and then lunch at Olive Garden.
Tonight we had a little gathering in our motorhome  with Randy&Debbie and Vall&Mo.
It was a pleasure to meet Vall&Mo and learn about their plans to fulltime in the US in a few years.
The picture attached was taken by Vall (using a micro tripod).

ken


 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on December 26, 2012, 10:20:22 AM
Ken, I noticed a significant problem with Vall's camera. It made all of us look much older than we really are. He should get a new  one, with a better lens, for the rest of their trip.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 26, 2012, 05:56:39 PM
We arrived at Catalina in time to accompany Ken & Sheila to Benson for lunch with Fred & Daisy. Sheila said we needed a photo so here it is. Great seeing everyone again.

Randy, the iphone takes care of the problem with Vall's camera!  ;)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 26, 2012, 06:38:49 PM
We arrived at Catalina in time to accompany Ken & Sheila to Benson for lunch with Fred & Daisy.

No Fair!  We wanted to see Fred and Daisy too. Oh well............ sigh..........  I hate to miss anything.  I am at home baking.  Yes baking!  I'll bring the apple cake to Catalina.  We will arrive Thursday ( tomorrow.)   Only 6 points per slice! I did 60 minutes of Zumba this morning!

Betty
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 26, 2012, 06:45:16 PM
Ohhh.... the agony.  Six of my favorite people all in one room and we're not there!  :'(   Hope you all have a wonderful time at Catalina.
 
Margi
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 26, 2012, 08:25:38 PM
Margi,

You were missed but we did talk about you tonight. Something about Fred and the atom bomb and your response several minutes later!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 26, 2012, 10:31:54 PM
Ha ha .... was really hard for me to not trust what Fred was saying, but it slowly dawned on me that he was pulling our collective legs!  Only Fred!  Few people could have hoodwinked us like he did.   ;D
 
Margi
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Lorna on December 26, 2012, 10:43:15 PM
Everyone looks great and we miss all of you.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 27, 2012, 06:31:55 PM
Rally Attendee List

B3 - Richard & Linda   12/27-1/3   Arrived
B17 – Bernie & Marlene 12/29-1/2
B19 – Jerry & Ardra   12/27-1/3   Arrived
B20 – Jim & Pat D   12/26-1/3   Arrived
B21 – Randy & Debbie    12/23-1/2  Arrived
B22 – Jeff & Sue    12/29-1/3
B24 – Russ       12/27-1/3   Arrived
B30 – Mike & Laura    12/27-1/4   Arrived
B32 - Vall & Mo.   12/25-12/27 Arrived (extended to 12/28 on site B37
B32 – Ray & Liza   12/27-1/4 Arrived
B33 – Ken & Sheila   12/23-1/2   Arrived
B35 – Terry & Betty   12/27-1/3  Arrived
B37 – Frank & Barb   12/28-1/2
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Daisy on December 27, 2012, 08:35:04 PM
We had a great time at lunch and thanks for making the trip over.  So happy Pat & Jim made it to Catalina in time for it.  We so enjoyed our "old timers" get together.  Much to short, but still very comforting.  Thanks again.  It was heart breaking for us to not make Catalina this year, but there's always next year.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on December 28, 2012, 09:16:26 AM
We had a great time at lunch and thanks for making the trip over.  So happy Pat & Jim made it to Catalina in time for it.  We so enjoyed our "old timers" get together.  Much to short, but still very comforting.  Thanks again.  It was heart breaking for us to not make Catalina this year, but there's always next year.

Daisy

Marlene and I are sorry that we will be getting down to Catalina after you and Fred visited. Our opportunities to visit with you are too far in between.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 28, 2012, 10:55:57 AM
Daisy,

We were very happy we could make it! We're going to sign up for the FMCA rally, also! Hoping we will see you again sometime before the rally.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 28, 2012, 07:45:39 PM
In case you haven't heard the following activities were discussed this afternoon's at "happy hour".

For Saturday:

At 7:30 a group is going for breakfast.

At 11:00 a group is leaving for historic Old Town Tucson (not Old Tucson used for movies).
Old Town Tucson is an area of artisans and historic buildings. We will have lunch in the area.

Anyone interested meet in front of our motorhome and we'll carpool.

ken



Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 28, 2012, 07:58:10 PM
This  morning we saw Frank and Barb come  driving into Catalina State Park.   Within a few minutes we had a  mini rally of sorts in our motorhome.  Jerry and Ardra came over  to visit and catch up on details of our recent life  history. Frank and Barb joined in the  discussion.  Then  the guys decided to take a dry run to  Premier RV in Tucson to see how our service appointment will be on 1/3.  We Saw Russ drive in.  Ken rushed over to help with Russ' broken water heater. The girls were treated with  a scarf frenzy as Pat D.  gave  knitted scarves to the girls present around a  circle when the weather cleared.   Randy made sure we all had chairs!  Debbie had a potload of books to give away. Ray gave us  information on the big sheep talk to be given by Rangers on  Sunday.   When Terry returned with the guys who had been on his ride along to the service place, we whimped out  due to cold winds.  In a little while, Ray came  seeking information from Terry on why  Liza would be smelling  rotten eggs and thinking there was a bird sound. Turns out they had fried( boiling ) batteries.  Fast forward, yep batteries are toast.

Group is going to breakfast at 7:30 am. ( Not me nor the late sleepers) Then a tour of  old town Tucson for lunch.    Don't  you wish you were here!

BB

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on December 28, 2012, 08:01:00 PM
Don't  you wish you were here!

Yes, we do!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 28, 2012, 10:02:56 PM
Oh, my God, YES!!!
 
Sheer torture to hear all the details, but PLEASE keep those details coming, Betty!  Enjoying every excruciating minute and memory.  ;D
 
Margi
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on December 29, 2012, 08:39:59 AM
Don't  you wish you were here!

Don't rub it in, we're pedaling as fast as we can. Hopefully we'll arrive around lunch time today (Sat).
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 29, 2012, 11:29:08 AM
A group of nine of us went to breakfast this morning at 7:30 which sure weeds out the wimps!!!!The waitress was worth the price of admission.  Forgot to get a picture but we had a very nice time..

Sheila June
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 29, 2012, 11:35:55 AM
Sheila June ... I think that Betty Person will think of some way to make you pay for the "wimp" designation.  ;D ;D ;D
 
Margi
 
 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 29, 2012, 11:54:33 AM
That's okay Margi, I'm bigger than her.  May be older but I'm mightier!!!! Besides I got to sit across from Terry and between Ken and Randy.  A thorn between 3 roses....

SJ
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 29, 2012, 12:54:55 PM
Oh, dear.  Now Tom will be jealous.  He thinks he's your exclusive breakfast buddy.  I just won't tell him.  ;D
 
Margi
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 29, 2012, 01:00:33 PM
Margi,

We had a quiet room and I actually got to hear most of the conversation. What a difference.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on December 29, 2012, 01:03:32 PM
Doesn't anyone ever go to breakfast at 10 ?
 
Wendy the Wimp
 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 29, 2012, 01:13:46 PM
Margi,

We had a quiet room and I actually got to hear most of the conversation. What a difference.

ken

That's really wonderful to hear, Ken.  Tom usually can't hear a thing in a noisy restaurant.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom and Margi on December 29, 2012, 01:14:39 PM
Doesn't anyone ever go to breakfast at 10 ?
 
Wendy the Wimp

That's my favorite time for breakfast!
 
Margi the Wimp II
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on December 29, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
Doesn't anyone ever go to breakfast at 10 ?

Even IF I do get up earlier, 10 is about the right time for breakfast as I am starting to function and can taste food.  If I have anything earlier, it will be a cup(s) of tea, about a pint for starters!

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ned on December 29, 2012, 04:29:15 PM
10:00am is nearly lunch time :)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Just Lou on December 29, 2012, 04:43:24 PM
10:00am is nearly lunch time :)
I don't mind someone crowding lunch time with a late breakfast, but one could get awfully close to Happy Hour interference that way, if they're not careful. :D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on December 29, 2012, 05:01:20 PM
I don't mind someone crowding lunch time with a late breakfast, but one could get awfully close to Happy Hour interference that way, if they're not careful. :D

Happy hour is lunch time, Dinner is late, after 8pm is preferable.  But then I am a night person as bed time is after midnight if I am allowed to by SWMBO!!!!    :)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: carson on December 29, 2012, 05:15:13 PM
For the diet minded, here is my perfect day....

   Get up at 6AM,4 cups of coffee, read the newspaper, do two or three crossword puzzles, have breakfast at 10 AM, skip lunch, have more coffee, have a couple of beers at 5PM, Think of making dinner... (Microwave),eat at 6PM.
Watch the evening news, hit the bed at 8PM, watch TV and fall a sleep with the TV going full force.

Next morning....repeat. 

  The typical day of a guy remembering the good times RV'ing and good times,but unable to do it anymore. It's an age factor.

  Not recommended but it is reality....bwaww  :'(

Here is a little quote: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why we call it a present."  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ned on December 29, 2012, 05:47:11 PM
Carson, that sounds very close to my typical day.

And now back to our original topic, I hope :)

Hi to everyone at Catalina, wish we were there.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 29, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
Another  perfect rally day.  I  vaguely heard Terry leave at  o dark thirty this morning on his way to pick up Russ.  Oh wait the  windsheild is covered with ice and frost ( or so I was told).  Then Jim and Pat drove by so they  took the guys. When Terry returned from breakfast I was still sawing logs......  I went into  old Tucson today at  11 am ( now that is a decent touring hour)  and joined Jerry and Ardra, Mike and Laurie and Debbie.  Debbie was our tour guide having lived lots of her life in Tucson.  First stop La Cocina for lunch.  A bit of a non traditional health food Mexican lunch but  delightful old buildings with even more delightful  company! I was going to have tofu but  last minute I changed to talapia and spinach.   We then wandered around the Artisan shops and watched some of the artist do their thing.  All of the artwork was superb but  most was beyond my budget!  Now the prices did   not compare to Terry's technology budget but whatever........  An unexpected thrill was the presentation by three  Aztec native dancers from Mexico City.  They performed actual native dances and explained the tradition and spirit God that was being honored.  I liked the barefoot fire dancers.  They did caution kids at home to NOT try this one!

From there  we  visited the Tucson Courthouse and grounds. Lovely informative  sculptures, statures, fountains and a beautiful  example of old world architecture.  We looked up the Z mansion on our  I phones.  We love suri!  How did we ever get along without  the instant information of technology? 

A tour of  University of Arizona completed our day  with a final stop at Trader Joes.  How does life get much better?  Upon our return home we noted 9 guys  that it took to add coolant to Randy's rig. I'm sure there is more to that story but I have the photo to prove how many guys it took.  We  had a  nice social hour to welcome Bernie and  Marlene as well as Jeff and Sue our final arrivals of the rally.  No specific plans  mentioned for tomorrow so if you want to do something put your CB on 34 and shout out, but not too early!

Photos to follow after yet another dinner of left over ham! 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 29, 2012, 06:20:09 PM
Attached are photos of the RVForum pit crew removing a radiator cap from Randys coach.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 29, 2012, 06:31:46 PM
Terry and Frank look like contortionists!   They are  good guys who can do most anything!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 29, 2012, 07:46:37 PM
Photos as  promised.  Dancers, diner, Courthouse, sign, more......
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: SeilerBird on December 29, 2012, 08:08:37 PM
Hey everyone, I am up here in Phoenix until the 12th, I would have been at the rally but I am having brake problems and I need to get it attended to before I go anywhere. If anyone is coming my way after the rally and would like to stop by for a mini rally or lunch just send me a note.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on December 29, 2012, 08:33:41 PM
When we arrived and saw the crowd around Randy's Alfa I thought they were replacing the engine. ;D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on December 29, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
If you want to draw a crowd in a campground or at a rally, just open up the engine compartment and watch them gather around.
 
 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 29, 2012, 10:05:09 PM
Just a quick Picture of happy Hour this afternoon -- after everyone returned from Randy's coach. This has been a few days of repairs on multiple coaches.

 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on December 29, 2012, 10:24:49 PM
A new riddle for all Forum Framily:

How many male Forum members does it take to unscrew a radiator cap?




Answer:
It depends on whose it is.

But I'm absolutely certain that there there will be other more imaginative and creative responses.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on December 29, 2012, 10:29:14 PM
A new riddle for all Forum Framily:

How many male Forum members does it take to unscrew a radiator cap?


Every single one of them that's in sight of the open engine compartment.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 29, 2012, 10:29:49 PM
Randy,

You should post a picture to show why yours is almost impossible to remove.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 30, 2012, 08:20:13 AM
To all the Catalina Rally attendees:

Would you be interested in having an early dinner at Mi Tierra this evening?  I would be willing to talk to them if we  decide that we want to do this. As I recall they set up tables of 4 or 6 depending on the number of people. Please either stop by,  send me a message or contact me on the CB channel 34 when you see this to let me know either yes or no.

Thanks
Sheila June. 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 30, 2012, 09:10:26 AM
Sheila,

Pat said yes.

Also, does anyone at the rally use a Canon Pixma ip4500? I have a couple of ink cartridges that I can't use in my new printer.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2012, 09:19:08 AM
Fine with us.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 30, 2012, 09:26:44 AM
Jim,

Sheila wants to know if your coming too. VGB

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 30, 2012, 10:10:47 AM
Ken,

Maybe.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on December 30, 2012, 10:14:59 AM
I'll go and I'll drag Debby along, too.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 30, 2012, 11:22:24 AM
Oh goodie,Terry and Betty will attend.  I maybe want to see the  Barbara Streisand Movie Guilty tomorrow?
Big Lots and World  Market are also on my  shopping radar.

Betty
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on December 30, 2012, 12:14:27 PM
Ken,

Richard and Linda will gladly attend. What time?

R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on December 30, 2012, 12:19:02 PM

Big Lots and World  Market are also on my  shopping radar.

Betty

I love Big Lots. Picked up some nice cleansing wipes for $1 a pack....very handy for Quartzsite.
 
Wendy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 30, 2012, 01:22:37 PM
 The dinner tonight will be at 5:00 PM, we will try to have a happy hour this afternoon and then carpool.

SJ
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 30, 2012, 08:12:57 PM
Just returned from dinner for 23 at Mi Tierra.  Yum, good company, good food, good service.  Rained  on us on our way home.  Snow predicted for  tonight.   Burrrrrrr
Dinner photos to follow.  Bye bye to Mike and Laurie who rush off in morning  for another party!

Picked up our wet chairs from the Happy hour circle tonight.  Should be frozen by morning!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on December 30, 2012, 08:14:34 PM
Rained yesterday and today in San Clemente and I bet it's headed your way. But once that passes, it promises to be beautiful.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 30, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
Dinner participants. I was trying not to interfere too much with other customers so I rushed a few photos.  sorry I got some of you out of focus....or were you just laughing too much? 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 30, 2012, 08:55:12 PM
Thanks to all for going to dinner tonight, I had a great time. I'm sure the pitcher of margaritas at another table helped their dinner go down well........  Don't forget tomorrow is movie day and then a 2:45 lunch at Red Lobster.  I called Red Lobster tonight to tell them and will stop in there on the way to the movies tomorrow to remind them.  New Years Eve open house at Russ Mahoney's and Jeff and Sue Cousins at 7:00 PM.

Sheila 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2012, 09:00:33 PM
A gallon of margaritas goes a long way, especially when two at the able are not imbibing. :D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 31, 2012, 01:07:51 PM
Catalina after the rain. The snow line is getting closer!!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 31, 2012, 06:14:31 PM
Here's a picture of Jeff & Sue's coach with the mountains and snow in the background
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 31, 2012, 06:18:13 PM
Today after the movies (at least for some) almost all of us went to lunch at Red Lobster.

Pictures attached
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Marsha/CA on December 31, 2012, 06:49:06 PM
Wendy and Jim....we'll all go to breakfast together.  If I got up for a 7-7:30 am breakfast, I'd have to take a nap later on in the day.  I am just NOT a morning person.  However, If I had to set a time....9 am would be perfect for me.

Marsha~
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Lou Schneider on December 31, 2012, 07:16:33 PM
<sigh> You guys are making me feel awfully lonesome.  I almost made it out your way - I got the week off from work at the last minute - but then I found out my Mom was spending Christmas week alone.   So I went that way instead.

Hoist one for me at the New Years celebration!

Lou


Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on December 31, 2012, 07:32:35 PM
<sigh> You guys are making me feel awfully lonesome.

Hoist one for me at the New Years celebration!

Lou, you will never be sorry for the choices you make.  Yes we promise to hoist one (or two) with your  name on it, as well as all the other Framily who could not  make Tucson this New Year. Just tell yourself how cold it is here!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 31, 2012, 07:36:25 PM
As we get ready for New years Eve, I am reminded that around this time of the year we give our donation to the forum to help keep the "lights on" for another year. If you haven't made a donation recently, now is a good time. I know that some also do this at the Quartzsite rally and that is great.

The RV Forum and the friends we made through the forum have been part of our lives since we first joined the old Compuserve RV Forum in late 1993. Some of the people here at the rally have been friends since mid and late 1990's.

Happy New Years to ALL

and to the RV Forum.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on December 31, 2012, 07:42:39 PM
Lou, you will never be sorry for the choices you make.  Yes we promise to hoist one (or two) with your  name on it, as well as all the other Framily who could not  make Tucson this New Year. Just tell yourself how cold it is here!

Betty, your temperatures sound absolutely balmy.  We have not been above freezing for a week and may get to the low 30s some time late this week.    :(
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: therealsimpsons on December 31, 2012, 07:43:45 PM
Becky and I are not at Catalina State Park, however, reading these posts makes us wish we were! We are finally retired, and looking forward to some mini rallies with some of you down the road.

Looks like everyone is having a great time! Marsha, perhaps you and Beck can go to breakfast some time. 9:00 am is perfect for her too!  :)

Happy New Year everyone. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013!

Stan & Becky
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on December 31, 2012, 07:46:14 PM
Lou,

In the past we have made that decision several times. You won't ever regret it.

We'll think of you and your Mom at New Years.

Hope to see you at Indio.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 31, 2012, 08:06:01 PM
Lou,

Good choice but we will miss you. At least it gives us somebody to talk about.  ;D ;D

Ken,

I think I joined the forum in late '93 or very early '94. I know it was about 2 years before we were able to sell the boat and I started thinking about it when I drove back from Monterey with our son after he graduated from PG school. That was in December '93.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on December 31, 2012, 11:36:15 PM
We missed the dropping of the ball since Russ didn't have TV service but the party went on anyway.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 01, 2013, 12:38:30 AM
Thanks to Russ and Jeff&Sue for being our New Years Eve Party hosts in their coaches.

I think all had a good time.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 01, 2013, 12:40:11 AM
Happy 2013 from RVForum Framily at Catalina State Park in Tucson Arizona.  Temp 32 degrees at 11:39 pm.  The group here celebrated  a New York time for New Years  because we are old and  "can't" stay up late or some such story.   Two  coaches were designated as Party rigs...  Russ Mahoney and Jeff and Sue's "New" to them,  Coach.  Thank you so much to our hosts who seemed to have provided  beverages as the rest of us brought cheese, meatballs, veggies and  all too much to eat considering we had all just been to  lunch.  There seemed to be a  moratorium on Weight Watcher Points  for the evening! 

Here is my attempt at photos following  my evening of Champagne! If they don't turn out...wait till morning and I'll have it figured out.  I did honor Randy's request to have nail art as part of the evening  as a tradition established last year.  May not happen again as there were few takers tonight.  But Russ was  a recipient of  my art work..Take note.....
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 01, 2013, 12:51:20 AM
More 2013 Celebration.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 01, 2013, 12:54:58 AM
For those RVForum Framily who were not present.... Please know  that we toasted a Happy New Year to you.  Fred and Daisy are you listening?

 Lou, Jim and Pat G?  Others who cancelled?  Happy New Year!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on January 01, 2013, 11:01:00 AM
We did see the ball drop even if it was on a little 37" screen. In fact we watched it thee or four times to make sure it was down.

Here are a few photos that show it got noisier as the night went on. :D

Happy New Year all!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: SeilerBird on January 01, 2013, 11:14:16 AM
... a little 37" screen.
My how times change. Ten years ago a 37" screen was considered a monster.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Godward on January 01, 2013, 12:39:02 PM
For those RVForum Framily who were not present.... Please know  that we toasted a Happy New Year to you.  Fred and Daisy are you listening?

 Lou, Jim and Pat G?  Others who cancelled?  Happy New Year!

Thanks for the thoughts.  A quiet time was had in the Godward house in cold MT!!

Looks like it was quite a party.

Happy New Year to all.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Daisy on January 01, 2013, 12:46:21 PM
Thanks for remembering us on this special occasion.  You can't know how much we missed being with all of you.  I think it was our first miss since 2000 when we all met on the desert and had such a wonderful time, albeit a cold one.  The beginning of this great tradition.  Remembering that first one I began thinking of those who were there and are no longer with us.   We've certainly had a good run!

Happy New Years each and everyone!

Daisy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on January 01, 2013, 01:22:41 PM
My how times change. Ten years ago a 37" screen was considered a monster.


Tom I am parked between Randy and Ray who have 46" LED monsters. We are waiting for someone to show up with a 55" next.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Bob Maxwell on January 01, 2013, 01:44:35 PM
Lou, you will never be sorry for the choices you make.  Yes we promise to hoist one (or two) with your  name on it, as well as all the other Framily who could not  make Tucson this New Year. Just tell yourself how cold it is here!

I've been reading all the posts and remembering being with all y'all at  that wonderful state park. Last Fri was "Do Over Day" as the one new wire in my ICD pacer-defib unit stopped working; so, they replaced it that morning.

ΏMaybe mext year Catalina willl be my "Do Over Rally"? ::)

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on January 01, 2013, 02:27:21 PM
Jeff, I'm sure that you meant to say that you were parked between Debby and Liza who have the 46 inch LEDs. Speaking for us, I can tell you that the only reason that we have ours is because Debby wanted it!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 01, 2013, 05:40:34 PM
New Years Day 2013 Happy Hour was set for  3:00 today.  It was a cool crisp and sunny day just perfect for  welcoming in our New Year's Resolutions.  A surprise cake  presented to Jerry and Ardra to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary.  But since  none of us were invited to their wedding vow renewal in Reno on  Dec 1st, we decided to  make a celebration of our own even if it was  31 days later!  I think you can see they were truly surprised.  Jerry fed Ardra cake and then Ardra served the entire RVForum  pieces of cake.  Surprisingly several declined the cake  keeping true to  the New Year's resolution!

 Group shots show the beauty of the day.  Tomorrow several are off for repairs, some are staying for a hike at 11:30 and many plan to meet up again for the FMCA Western Rally in Indio, CA.  What a  true FRAMILY!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 01, 2013, 07:47:22 PM
A few more pictures from today.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tourmaster on January 01, 2013, 07:58:46 PM
In Betty's photos a few posts back it looks like Jeff swallowed the local cat.

Wish we could have been there.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 01, 2013, 08:12:34 PM
In Betty's photos a few posts back it looks like Jeff swallowed the local cat.


Sorry Jeff for that awful photo.  I have now edited it out of the celebration.  Jeff had not done anything to deserve such a bad shot.....  If  he  had I  would have included it.  So watch out if I have a camera in hand!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tourmaster on January 01, 2013, 08:53:00 PM
AAAAAAAAAAH you should have left the photo.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on January 01, 2013, 08:55:51 PM
Is Barb playing Angry Birds ? <g>
 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: PancakeBill on January 01, 2013, 09:03:33 PM
Well, Happy New Year to all!  We celebrated the New Year on Atlantic Std time, 9PM here.  Missed Catalina yet again, but we were there in spirit, we really had a great time the one time we were able to attend.  Been back to the park several times since. 

Here at Old Faithful the temps were only about 16, but overcast so no midnight eruption photos. 

My resolution is to keep on doing what I love. 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Barb on January 02, 2013, 07:50:08 AM
No I was crocheting.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: VallAndMo on January 02, 2013, 10:15:24 AM
Hello Folks,

We have just come back to civilization (and, more importantly, cell phone coverage area  :) ), so please forgive us for the long absence from the forum and also for not having replied to your emails yet (the gmail client just beeped and we saw there's a few there). After leaving the Catalinas we have been to Titan Missile Museum, Sonoran Desert Museum, Kitt Peak, Organ Pipes and are now on our way North for the last part of our trip.

We want to say that all and each one of you are fantastic persons, and we have never felt so cherished and welcome in a group as we had in our meetings at the Catalina SP.

We really look forward to meeting everyone again in as short a time as we can manage!

As soon as we can manage we will come back and post some more (and reply to the emails).

Cheers, and a happy 2013 to each and everyone!
--
   Vall & Mo.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 02, 2013, 10:51:42 AM
It's beginning to be lonely around here.  Several hit the road this morning.

 I'd like to give a special thanks to Ken and Sheila for once again providing the  organization to this rally.  After all, someone sets the dates, someone makes the Mexican restaurant reservations (and confirms them) someone gives us the movie schedule, someone sets the times for  Happy Hours, someone organizes the  New Years eve places and times, someone makes lunch reservations for 20, someone organizes a 50th anniversary party.  Someone takes very good care of us.  Rallies don't just happen, SOMEONE does  lots of little details constantly to make our good times.

 Thank you  Ken and my  Girlfriend Sheila!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: ArdraF on January 02, 2013, 11:44:12 AM
Jerry and I were both totally surprised and overwhelmed by your surprise party and cake.  Sheila and Betty, we both thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  The people on this forum once again showed their caring and love!  I noticed Sheila and Betty going into the Kuch's coach and figured they were up to something but didn't have a clue it involved the two of us.  What a lovely gesture!  Thank you so much.

We didn't really plan our 50th vows renewal on Dec. 1st until a few days before Thanksgiving so no one was invited.  It was just the two of us, the minister, the lady who works at the wedding chapel, and the limo driver.  The lady and the driver were the witnesses.  None of our original wedding party are still "with" us and our small family were on the other side of the country so we just did our own thing.

To add to Betty's comments about people making our rallies work, the surprise anniversary party for us is a perfect example of this.  Someone had to plan when to do it and the weather changed every day so having a happy hour with decent weather was iffy.  Sheila kept track of the days and then Betty had to get the cake and have it inscribed with the right number of days.  Someone had to get eating utensils.  Someone had to make sure everyone was present.  So none of these rallies just happen on their own.  We all have to take part so when you come to a rally, do plan to participate even if it's "just" clearing the table after a meal or leading a group event.

Thank you again, Betty and Sheila.

ArdraF
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 02, 2013, 06:50:02 PM
I am very pleased that Jerry & Ardra were really surprised.   In addition, all these rallies work because everyone is willing to help in some way and I think that we all just have so much fun being together.  Thanks to all who attended.

By the way next year will be the 7th annual Catalina New Years Rally.  As we saw this year the park was full over the holidays so if you think there is any chance you might attend you should reserve a site now.  Several of us already have and the cost to canccel is only $5.00 if the need should arise. 

Happy New Year and we will see a lot of you at Indio this coming Sunday!!!!!

SheilaJune
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Lorna on January 02, 2013, 07:02:24 PM
Happy New Year to all the Framily.  Ned and I missed everyone at Catalina but we had a very nice Christmas and New Years Eve with some of our RV neighbors.  About 20 of us went out for dinner New Years Eve, then went to watch the fireworks at Canyon Lake and after that went to of our neighbors for dessert.  Got to see New York ball drop, so all in all it was great.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Wendy on January 02, 2013, 08:03:37 PM
the cost to canccel is only $5.00 if the need should arise. 


Just an interesting note, I'm reading my Mom's 1988 journal and they stayed at Catalina in January 1988, cost $5, no hookups. Times change
 
Wendy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 02, 2013, 08:35:37 PM
Six of us  hiked the  Canyon Loop Trail in Catalina State Park today.  It continues to be beautiful and to inspire us with the  glories of the desert!  In& Out Burger was Terry and Jim's reward.

This evening the remaining 10 of us discovered a "new to us"  restaurant.  Bubb's Grub treated us very well with their  BBQ items.  We had terrific service,  fine food and good atmosphere! A definite go back to  restaurant while visiting Tucson!

I think 2 more will remain in the morning as the rest  head out in different directions.  Adios Amigos.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on January 02, 2013, 08:36:45 PM
Once again, our no-host New Year's Rally was keep rolling along by our non-hosts Ken & Sheila. Thanks from us also.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 02, 2013, 09:13:24 PM
Did Ray and Liza make it back from their service appt?

We got to Massey's a little ahead of our appt. Tom's service was great as always. Tomorrow at 6AM is Cummins to have them fix the pan gasket leak (3rd try) and change the oil/filters.

Thanks to all who came to the rally and I hope you all and a good time despite the weather.

We have signed up with the park for next year as have a few others so I guess there will be a 7th annual.

I know we will see some of you in a few days at Indio. Safe travels to all.

ken'
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Liza on January 02, 2013, 09:30:58 PM
Ray and I were back from our service appointment in time for happy hour!  We had a broken and missing bracket on our sway bar.  The awning mysteriously healed itself before we got to LA Mesa.  This was the least expensive service call we have ever had.  Wow!

Thanks to all for making this years rally a great success.    Thanks to Sheila and Ken for hosting and keeping everybody in line. 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 02, 2013, 11:28:34 PM
The  Happy hikers of the day.  Catalina State Park Canyon Loop.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 03, 2013, 05:48:50 AM
Betty,

Sorry we missed the hike. I love that hike - fairly easy and great scenery.

Did anyone get wet feet?

It's 4:45AM and we are getting ready for our Cummins appt.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 03, 2013, 08:32:55 AM
Did anyone get wet feet?

Ken,
It was amazing, there was very little water in any of the  stream crossings.  We were able to cross using rocks with no problem.  I was glad to have my walking stick to  help balance over a few of the rocks. I had expected much more water given our rains. 
Betty

7:29 am getting ready for our Premier appt.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Tom on January 03, 2013, 09:44:30 AM
I created an album for the rally in our photo gallery, and uploaded all the pictures posted in this topic (click the Photos button above). Thanks to all the photographers for taking the shots and posting them to share with those of us who couldn't be present.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on January 03, 2013, 03:20:19 PM
I need to also add Debby's and my thanks to the Kuchs and everyone else who, once again, helped to make our rally to be just like the Army…"all that it could be". I also need to thank Frank, Terry, and all those who helped to remove, and replace, our radiator cap. I found out, from our stop yesterday at Freightliner, that if we would have had only 6 more able bodied helpers, in addition to everyone who was already there, to hold the loose hose clamp while one of us turned the screwdriver to tighten the clamp, we could have stopped the leak right there at Catalina. I guess that the moral of that story is that we should never have a get-together unless we at least have a minyan.

I look forward to seeing most of you again in Indio.

Randy
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on January 03, 2013, 05:46:36 PM
It was a great rally. Thanks to all that participated! We arrived in Yuma around 4pm at Sunset Mesa on Ave. 3E. It is a PA park but one that we will not visit again. Sites are tight and short. Whoever leveled them just dumped a bunch of dirt and tried to level it with a bucket loader. They are like washboards.

The coach is almost level but off enough I'm not even going to try to put the slide out. Since it's only 3 nights, we'll cope with it. It's a far cry from Catalina!!  :)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 03, 2013, 06:49:04 PM
Jim,

We are in a Passport park, Saddle Mountain, in Tonopah at exit 94 off I-10. 300+ sites. Overnight sites are pull thurs, full hookups and level. PA rate $15.00, but a max of 3 nights per year. Nice looking park, but 20 miles back to any real shopping. We are headed to Lake Cahuilla tomorrow. See you Sunday.

ken' 
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: AZ Randy1 on January 03, 2013, 07:30:35 PM
Ken and Sheila,

Debby and I spent last night in the huge parking area behind the Shell truck stop at exit 94. $0/ night, but no hookups! Today we pulled into a Passport park (Green Acres) 3 miles north of the the Desert Center exit off I-10. Full hookups $15/night. Site #1 will be open tomorrow AM. A level and decently wide and long site. Nothing special but it's quiet and reasonably priced. Come join us for a couple of nights. The owner, Mary, is about 90, or more, years old (no joke) and is a real hoot. She's owned this park for 42 years. There are only 19 sites and they're all full, at least until tomorrow when #1 will open up, according to Mary.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jeff on January 03, 2013, 08:04:07 PM
We had a great time again and look forward to Ken's non-rally again next year.


Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 03, 2013, 08:55:53 PM
Vall & Mo,

We are very glad you could join us for a few days.  It was our pleasure to meet you.
Maybe when you are able to be here more you can join us again, at Catalina or some other rally.

Hope to see you soon.

ken
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Betty Brewer on January 03, 2013, 10:12:04 PM
Terry and I spent the day in service at Premier.  Good shop.  Spent 5 x what Ray spent but we have a working step, new air dryer and no more fuel leak.  Finished at 5:15 pm.  Headed home but since we do not like driving in dark exited at 199 in Gila Bend and are boon docking overnight in huge parking lot across from She'll.  Empty lot.

Still feel like we are on a rally as we ran into Ray and Liza in Camping World today.  I did not find a chair I liked.  Saved a few bucks there!
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: PancakeBill on January 04, 2013, 08:41:03 AM
Ken
Jolene and I stayed at that park in Tonopah in Nov.  Kind of a pain having the drive to stopping, but pretty comfortable place.  The CG's closer to shopping were $40+! 

Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on January 04, 2013, 01:37:20 PM
Spent 5 x what Ray spent but we have a working step, new air dryer and no more fuel leak.

You guys are lucky! We spent the morning at Smmons Auto and got a quote for our repairs that is a little over 10 times what Ray spent. They ordered parts and we have to return next Tuesday or Wednesday. They will have our motor home for two days to do the work and we "get to stay in a motel" one night. We need a new motor home.  ;) :'(
 
R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on January 04, 2013, 07:30:37 PM
Richard,

Just make sure it has a residential refer!  :D :D
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on January 04, 2013, 10:37:51 PM
Just make sure it has a residential refer!  :D :D

Jim,

I was expecting that comment from Sheila--you surprised me!

R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Ken & Sheila on January 04, 2013, 11:07:57 PM
Richard just remember Linda deserves that residential frig......

Sheila :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on January 05, 2013, 06:08:14 AM
I don't think we spent anyway near what Ray and Liza spent. Since the car check engine light and derate engine warning came on Monday morning, we only ran the car to hook it up when we left and unhook it at the Goodyear dealer. Turns out it was an accelerator module (drive by wire) that had to be overnited from LA. Picked up the coach yesterday after the shower handle and the leaking hot water tank pressure relief valve were replaced. A cracked tray in the utility bay thru which the dump hose goes will be replaced or repaired when we get back from Indio. Hopefully, all the coach work is covered by our extended warranty.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on January 05, 2013, 10:13:26 AM
Bernie,

I have to apologize. I forgot you needed help with the relief valve!!! Next time hit me upside the head to remind me!!! :)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on January 05, 2013, 10:23:40 AM
Jim,

I was expecting that comment from Sheila--you surprised me!

R

We're all looking out for your future. :-)
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on January 05, 2013, 10:24:57 AM
Richard just remember Linda deserves that residential frig......

Sheila :) :) :)

Sheila,
 
I knew it was coming!!  ;D ;)
 
R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: RLSharp on January 05, 2013, 10:26:44 AM
We're all looking out for your future. :-)

Nice guys!  8)
 
R
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: JerArdra on January 05, 2013, 02:33:16 PM
Jerry & Ardra made it back home.  Arrived about 4 pm Thursday.  We should arrive in Indio on the late afternoon of Wednesday 1/9. 

We had a great tim t Catalina.

Jerry & Ardra
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: BernieD on January 06, 2013, 10:15:55 PM
I have to apologize. I forgot you needed help with the relief valve!!! Next time hit me upside the head to remind me!!! :)

Jim

No apology needed, but you've been watching too much NCIS ::) . Anyways, hopefully I'll get it covered under my extended warranty.
Title: Re: 2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park, AZ
Post by: Jim Dick on January 07, 2013, 04:48:23 PM
Bernie,

Yep, Gibbs knows how to make a point! ;D