North Florida Rally - Stephen Foster S.P. - 2/24/17-2/26/17

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  1. skipit53

    skipit53 New Member

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    had a great time SHFL did a very good job getting all together will watch for next rally
     
  2. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Well we are not home but have arrived at our next stop....a hasty dash to get the TV set up to watch the race...only missed the 1st 19 laps.
    We had a great time, met some fine folks, and do hope we have the chance to cross paths again some day.
     
  3. WeRJuliIan

    WeRJuliIan If it's "Aluminum", why not "Sodum" and "Uranum"?

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    It took us a while to get home, but we didn't leave until the cleaning crew threw us out....

    Home at about 6.30, just about dark, so we towed in under the carport, and pulled out the perishables and the laundry... then showers, dinner and falling down asleep...

    Quote of the day: "It's hard work having so much fun"

    It was good to meet everyone, and I want add a vote of thanks to SHFL for organising the pot luck... but that does mean you have a job for life....
     
  4. SHFL

    SHFL Active Member

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    As promised, here are a few pictures from our rally. As I reflect on the weekend I have many happy memories. (They are in no particular order...)
    1. I had a GREAT time!
    2. My friend and her kids had a wonderful first camping experience.
    3. Making new camping friends (I know, the grammar is not parallel in structure!)
    4. At the end of the each day I could relax by the fire. Thank you Wayne in Florida, WeRJulIan, and yetavon -- two (of many) things I don't do well are backing in and starting wood fires. Sharing your campfires was fun! As most of you saw, I have no trouble starting grease fires. And I had a pull-thru site, so no backing for me!
    5. My DD loved spending time with your pets (Lily, Chance, and Squeak), and you know who her favorite was!
    6. Everyone cam together for us to have a fantastic pot luck. There was no shortage of tables, or TASTY FOOD. It looked like rain might threaten, and we didn't want to utter the word -- but the skies cleared for a wonderfully cool afternoon.
    7. Yetavon sharing his banjo with my DD.
    8. Tasting fresh chicken and mountain an breakfast.
    9. Learning what it is like to be a weary traveler, and how a welcome really is welcoming.
    10. Seeing the kids sitting and playing together, making new friends.
    11. That Orchid got some really AWESOME door prizes! (and got something for everyone). And I got a pillow -- someone (who will remain unnamed, but lives out of state) tossed one into my camper. Thank you :). !

    The list could go on, but I mus stop now, attach a few pictures, and go back to sleep.

    Thanks to you all! And until we meet again, wishing you all continued blessings!

    -SHFL
     

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    TwoWheelTom New Member

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    Us too. Thanks to everyone for a great time, the kids had a lot of fun.
     
  6. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Absolutely lovely group! I can't wait for next year's rally so I can meet everyone. :)

    You did such a fantastic job, SHFL! Even had a sign for the photo! This rally was always meant to be your baby!

    I'm sad that I missed, but thankful you were there and already had everything under control. [CP]
     
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    SHFL Active Member

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    I am attaching the group picture from the rally.
    A PM was sent with the code-name list -- I think I got most of the right.
    Enjoy your week!
     

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  8. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    SHFL, absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for doing this! You are the best Wagonmaster.

    Can't wait to be in this photo next year. I really want to be a part of this awesome group.
     
  9. WeRJuliIan

    WeRJuliIan If it's "Aluminum", why not "Sodum" and "Uranum"?

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    OK, SHFL, you're a teacher, aren't you...? :)
     
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    SHFL Active Member

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    Hi Orchid,
    Thanks. I didn't come up with this idea -- I was in a summer program back in 1979' and they did this for our group picture.
    I hope to see you next year!

    WeRJulIan -- How could you tell? :)
     
  11. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    THIS does not surprise me one bit! [LOL]

    You still get credit for remembering and knowing how to do it.

    I should have guessed you were a teacher. You keep track of chaos flawlessly. :)
     
  12. WeRJuliIan

    WeRJuliIan If it's "Aluminum", why not "Sodum" and "Uranum"?

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    Unfortunately, that turned out to be Chance's last camping trip. He had a good time, in a dignified and elderly fashion, but he wat least 15 years old, and time finally caught up with him in the early hours of this morning. .. So now he's gone to join the unruly mob of all my other dogs, at the Rainbow Bridge. Going to be quite a ruckus when I finally get there. ..

    Ian, the man from Scotland
     
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    WeRJulIan, we are so sorry for your loss. We are glad we had an opportunity to spend a little time with him.
     
  14. Wayne In Florida

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    Sue and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Glad he had a full life and is at peace with all his mates. Lead on Chance!!!!
     
  15. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    WeRJulIan, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    Rest in Peace, Chance.
     
  16. WeRJuliIan

    WeRJuliIan If it's "Aluminum", why not "Sodum" and "Uranum"?

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    So, when's the next one?
    We have a new hybrid to try out...
     
  17. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Two weeks in WNC at the Sewer....Congrads on the new canvas
     
  18. SHFL

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    WeRJulIan -- congrats on your new camper!
     
  19. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Congrats on the new camper, WeRJuliIan!

    Spent this weekend camping in my daughter's hybrid and must say it was really nice! If I had a higher tow capacity, I may be tempted.
     
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