What do you expect when attending a Rally

Discussion in 'General Rally Info' started by canuckblues, Jul 7, 2015.

What do you expect when you attend a rally

Poll closed Dec 4, 2015.
  1. Organized games for both Adults and Children

    13.6%
  2. Pot Luck Dinner

    84.1%
  3. Nightly Themed Camp fires

    27.3%
  4. Day time meetups on specfic topics eg.Camp cooking,Tow vehicles ,trailer types,DO etc

    31.8%
  5. Be left alone to do my own thing

    72.7%
  6. Trips to local places of interest

    31.8%
  7. Welcome BBQ

    34.1%
  8. Pancake Breakfast

    22.7%
  1. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    That's why I was surprised he said he was thinking on stepping down,.. Also why many of us don't want to change much about it all.. It ain't broke, doesn't need fixing..

    I have heard that too .. As I told some, volunteer to do it and have at it..

    Not that it affects us, but yes many of those who attended has young to teenage kids.. teenagers just want to do their own thing, they'll make an appearance at the campfires but that is about it until potluck.. the younger ones get bored easily and need to be taken to the beach, the park and then be put to bed early .. so yes simple works ..
     
  2. bropaul

    bropaul New Member

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    I expect to meet new friends, swap lies around the campfire, and eat new food at the potluck.

    Paul
     
  3. Kawartha-Camper

    Kawartha-Camper New Member

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    I only stepped down because having three young children and being a lazy camper , I'd try and let someone else have a go at it.. No skin off my back .. The hard part is done we have the members.. But totally agree with you , if it ain't broke don't try and fix it . Not ruling out being wagonmaster again if the opportunity arose.. But others seem eager to give it a shot
     
  4. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't call it being lazy ... you actually do more in a day camping then I do .. lol

    We kept it simple and filled the loop, next is fill two .
     
  5. Kawartha-Camper

    Kawartha-Camper New Member

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    The rally does all the work, I just show up and enjoy it :)
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Well-Known Member

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    Well put. Options. Participate or don't. No biggie. No pressure.
     
  7. ShanegoDave

    ShanegoDave Member

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    participate in the potluck, and a meet and greet seems to be the normal. without that , cant see the reason for rallies in the first place. anything else is nice, but optional.
     
  8. Pal-O-Mino

    Pal-O-Mino Life in the slow lane.

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    You left trailer tours off the list. I got a couple at Emily, but was nervous to ask for more.
     
  9. tandt

    tandt Member

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    I'm sure you could ask a couple of months before the rally and make a list of anyone who is willing to do a tour
     
  10. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Mel had a tour of the Darkside... and the greenside ...lol

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  11. Davylee

    Davylee Camping = Life is Good

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    Meet and greet fire on Friday night and pot luck on Saturday night. Keep it simple. Folks talk about mod's and if someone has a trailer that someone wants to look inside all you have to do is ask, most would probably be okay with that. If there was interest in a tour or something of a local attraction I would try and coordinate it, but I like when folks do their own thing. Fishermans Rally in RI the pot luck is basically a clam/sausage/corn/potato boil usually about $5/person for those who want to partake and then folks bring desserts and snacks.
    At the Maine Rally this year, we will have a normal pot luck, but if the campground is well liked, next year cooked lobster could be on the menu since there is a seafood place across the road that sells them live and cooked.
     
  12. tandt

    tandt Member

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    what's the green side??
     
  13. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    The colour of the leaves when one is "starring" up at them... lol
     
  14. Hubmom

    Hubmom New Member

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    I'm grain intolerant and would be willing to do the gluten free version. I have an awesome chickpea flour recipe
     
  15. vagov

    vagov Well-Known Member

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    Since the weather seems to warming up for the most part. Especially for us in the north east. A lot of camping plans are being made , figured I bump this thread for a motor GREAT rally upcomming

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  16. vagov

    vagov Well-Known Member

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  17. ShanegoDave

    ShanegoDave Member

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    What he said ^
     
  18. cztardust

    cztardust Active Member

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    Kudos to you guys for putting so much effort into your rally. Every year we see the photos... smiles for miles, so your doing it right. Love the pancake breakfast idea!
    Health problems during and after the 2015 Indiana Dunes Rally left me in really bad shape until they figured out I was diabetic.
    Finally got to the point I was only able to walk with a hiking stick before another doctor checked my sugar level. Unbelievable.
    BTW I'm happy to say mom's going to be a 5 year cancer surviver in about 6 months... So we jumped all the hurdles and came out okay on the other side.
    Dawn and I will check out what's on the agenda and get back to you. I don't think hosting another rally is physically within my reach, but we can sure lend a hand if it works out we can make it to another area rally :)
     
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