2008 Caledonia SP, South Central PA - Nov 14-16th

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    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I should get there between 3 & 4.


    Joe

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    what needs to be brought for friday night ? we have the stuff for saturday's pot luck , but what needs to be brought for friday ?

    Jay & Lisa
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    Anything... or nothing. We are going to get together around the fire and maybe snack a little. I'm making a soup if it's cold and no one had eatin dinner. Bag of chips?

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_cowboy.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cowboy Camper"> Joe '71, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper"> Ashley '97 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kayak.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Kayak"> http://www.thebrennans.us
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    I will bring 3 canopies with us and try to get something for tonight!! See you all there! Hope to be there about 3:30 or 4:00!!!!!!!!!

    Me 70, Tammy 69, Cindy 84, Samantha 88, Matt 91, Noah 01, Ally 02, Viking SG22 84, F-150 92, Chevy Venture Van 01
     
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    I don't know if we're going to make it or not. If we do decide to come up, it won't be until Saturday sometime. It may only be for the potluck. I've been sick all week and don't think it is wise to be in the damp, chilly weather. Have a good time. We may see you all Saturday...or not.

    Brenda
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    It was real nice meeting everyone even Rusty LOL just kidding! Great food and all the fun around the campfire. Can't wait for another one! Hope everyone had safe travel going home.

    Stan
     
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    We're home, Pup is parked, laundry is washing, etc. It was good seeing old friends and meeting new ones!!!!

    I guess my next trip planned isn't until New Years...hmmm, that might be a bit too long; I'll have to see if I can squeeze in another one before then somewhere!!!!

    Happy Camping!!!!

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    We need pics!!<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud">
    Hope everyone is home safely and is dry and warm again!

    Chuck & Debbie
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    Thanks for a great time everyone. As always the pot luck was just terrific. If only the rain could'a stayed away! Didn't seem to matter too much though when someone rings the dinner bell with this bunch! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bbq.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Barbeque">

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    3 hours and 4 minutes camp ground to driveway (no stops)....not too bad at all!

    It was a great weekend....a bit wet through Friday night and most of the day Saturday, but it cleared off for the Thanksgiving potluck....which was tremendous! Something like 50 lbs of turkey got polished off...as well as loads of other stuff.

    It was wonderful to see everyone...Once again, the Portal folks are always a pleasure to camp with....and Julie made it all the way from Minnesota! Amy & friend (plus kids) made it down from New York...and loads of MD and PA folks....I think the final count was between 45 and 50 campers plus more than a half dozen DMutts.

    Joe and Rusty (and others) did a great job setting up a group gathering area...it was like a cul-de-sac with half a dozen campers in a huge circle and a large open space with a ~30x20 tarp shelter for the food....and a huge bonfire-pit.

    Great job everyone....can't wait 'til next time.....

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    Had a great time, met lots of new friends as well as connecting w/ ones we already knew, and found gas for $1.99 on the way home. Yippee!!!

    It was great to hang w/ everyone! At Joe's, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere!" Just pull up a chair, stare at the fire, and the concierge would show up w/ a drink for you. The wait staff was excellent (haha!).

    Thanks for hosting Joe! Guys (Joe, Mark, Rusty, Joe - Xoltrax, Hugh, Bill) thanks for setting up the group area, organizing the food - including some gourmet cooking - and keeping the fire hot. It was truly an awesome weekend.

    Great to meet all the out-of-state campers. Thanks for driving so far y'all!

    Till next time!

    Barb '74, DH '63, DD '02
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    Got home safely, even though we were in snow from Bedford to Pittsburgh. We again had a GREAT time, and think everyone in attendance did also.

    Joe, once again you did a tremendous job of planning and organizing the rally, you make these things really special. Rusty, I know you had a lot of behind the scenses input on the planning and your efforts are also appreciated. I would also like to thank all the helped with the community work of setting up/tearing down of shelters, food prep, firewood, cleaning up etc. Portal members are special, and make for special times! Bev and I truly enjoyed seeing our friends from past rallies, and meeting a lot of new ones. If anybody reading this has not attended one, you must make it a point to do so, there is nothing like it!

    Here are the pics that Bev took:
    http://community.webshots.com/album/568718785nwhYkb

    Bill & Bev
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    Edited by - BiXLL on November 16 2008 20:39:52
     
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    Glad a GOOD TIME was had by all. Cant wait to soo you all again.And thanks to Julie for coming all the way from Minnesota.You know that the rallies are only as good as the people that come to them and you guys are the best

    Rusty, Paula & Nuts aka Zak
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    What a great time! This was our biggest rally yet. The weather could not stop us. The rain stopped just in time for us to start cooking dinner on Saturday night. The campfire both nights, as always, was a big hit. It's always great to meet new friends and put faces to the on-line names.

    I hope everyone arrived home safe. Julie, please let use know that you got back to Minnesota safely, that was a long drive. It was great that you could make it, all the way from the "Gopher" State!

    And a BIG THANKS to our rally host, Joe (joentwkguy). Great job Joe!

    Steve
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    WOW!!!!!!!! Looks like i missed out on a great camping trip.<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Sad"> Maybe next year. I hope the rally that Binky and I are planning is as good as yours since we never did one before. I be watching next year to see if you have one again. Thanks for the pixs!!

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    We had a great time meeting new and old friends. The food as all tremendous with an extra special thanks to Lisa for the extra "helping" of crab soup. It was delicious!

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    we got home in about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, this was our first rayy and Lisa and I had a blast , the food and meeting everyone was awesome, i hope to camp w/ everyone again in the future, this being our last trip for the yr we couldn't of had a better one .

    Jay & Lisa
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    Hey where did you guys have that big sign made and how much was it??? That is a great idea!

    I get enough exercise just pushing my luck.

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    Joe made it at work.

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    Joe made it at work.

    Bill & Bev
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    Duke and Maggie (4 legs)
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