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S.C. Mini Rally update
« on: July 21, 2007, 07:11:43 AM »
Looks like Paula has the only phone that will get from the campground, but the mountain view is gorgeous! So far we have 5 buses and 3 S&S. Kyle is expecting at least 2 more buses today. Very laid back and relaxing. Looks like maybe a little mountain shower coming but nice cool temperatures.  Jack
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 03:31:32 PM »
I just got home from the rally. WOW WHAT FUN!!!   ;D

I had too much fun to be able to remember all the names, but the guilty know who they are.  ;)
Besides, my buddy, Gary, came to document things in pictures (I hope that's why he wrote names down. :D )

Everyone pitched in to make for a wonderful time, I know I had the best time in a LONG time! I was busy the whole time, I have so much more respect for Jack & Paula for what they do with their rally. Jack & Paula gave me some great advice for the next one. Oh yes, there will be another one. We're working out the details for one in October so we can enjoy the leaves changing color.

No one fussed about lunch being late Saturday, so I guess they were having too much fun to notice.  8)

We had enough kids to hand churn the ice cream, & what a great job they did at it!

I must apologise for the BBQ, it must have been bad because they didn't eat it all last night.  ???
But after lunch today, there was nothing left! So much for my leftovers for lunch idea  :'(

Brandon & Nicki, Thanks for making the trip, you guys are great & I look forward to seeing you again!

Leroy & Lila, Wow, what can I say? & I can't believe y'all live so close! We're looking forward to seeing so much more of you!

Jack & Paula, Thanks for helping. You guys enrich the lives of everyone.

HuggyBear, I wish I could have spent more time with y'all, I know I'm looking forward to the next time!

Gary & Linda, Thanks for watching out for me & bailing me out before I realized I was in need.

NCBob & Jackie, as always, my pleasure! You guys are fabulous!

Dallas & Cat, y'all make any rally worth the effort! Glad to see 'ya again & look forward to next time.

Jon & Mandy, Thanks for fitting us into your overcrowded schedule. Enjoyed the company & your kids kept mine occupied  ;D

Phil & Tammy, you have to be at all future rallies! wouldn't consider having one with out ya!

Last but not least, my Mom & Dad. You guys are the best parents anyone could ask for! Without your support & encouragement, this wouldn't have happened. (getting to use your airstream trailer was nice too  ;D )

If I left anyone out, I'm sorry (after this weekend, you should already KNOW how sorry I can be  ;) ), but you can have top billing at our next rally.

Thanks again to all who participated, you made it so easy & worth the effort, not to mention that we all had fun!

I should have done this years ago!
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 03:41:17 PM »
Hi Kyle,

Glad y'all had a good time! Hope our Texas gathering goes so well.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Happy Trails,

Paul

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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 05:08:11 PM »
Hey Paul, It'll go just fine, you have the finest people in the world attending - BUSNUTS!!!!

I wanted to do this as a stepping stone for a future rally to learn what to & not to do & get the opinions of some more seasoned busnuts as to the facilities & schedule. It looks like I'm gonna have a few 'repeaters' on the next one.  ;D

Even tho no one complained about my cooking (not loud enough for me to hear, anyways), I'm thinking that next time we'll do more pot luck & some prepaid catered. I really like the fellowship to be had while eating together. I'd also like to be able to feed those in attendance that have less than useable kitchens.  :o

There will be some great stories told by more than one attendee concerning finding 'The Cove'. Seems if you miss just one turn . . . . Well, let's just say the scenic route isn't as enjoyable when you are 'lost' in a huge motorhome or bus.  ;D

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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 09:27:41 PM »
Got any photos? Sounds like it was a fun get together.
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007, 04:52:36 AM »
It was a fun get together!

Gary was the official photographer & was leaving this morning (Monday). I'm hoping he will share some photos here. Cell phone reception at the Cove is almost nonexistant.  8)

There is another thread about the South Carolina rally that has a few pictures in it.  ;D

The park is booked solid for October, but one of the rallys is small & I'm trying to work out the details on how we can share the facilities without intefering with their plans.
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007, 06:02:23 AM »
Those of you reading this and not attending the "Kyle Cesar's Head 2007 Summer Gathering" missed another good fun weekend.  I just got home, not unpacked yet but will do that and start my photo downloading on the computer etc.  Give me a couple of days to complete, announcement of photos on my web site will be posted on this MAK thread & on BNO as soon as they are completed.

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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007, 06:46:45 AM »
Thanks Gary.

Your efforts this weekend sure did help to make a great weekend. The Karokie was a hit & you managed it well!

BTW, this rally is as much yours as mine (you're not gonna make me take all the blame  ;D )

I couldn't have done it without your (& Linda's) help 'ya know.
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007, 01:14:30 PM »
We had a great time this weekend.  It was a joy to meet everyone and look at all of the conversions.  It has really motivated me to keep moving on the bus.  Now I just have to find that pot of gold...
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2007, 01:24:44 PM »
I see someone came straight home and got on the board!  :P
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2007, 01:25:18 PM »
You mean to tell me that Dallas's external cell phone antenna did not work?
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2007, 01:31:18 PM »
I, too would like to voice a public thank you to Kyle, his parents and family, Gary and Linda and all the people who made it possible.

Buddydawg and Dawgirl, It wouldn't have been nearly as much fun if you hadn't shown up. If you had broken down, I'm 99% certain that someone would have been more than happy to drive down and help. However, when it comes to making wrong turns, your on your own. It was a pleasure and a treat to meet you. (BTW, Ernie says "Hi" to Sadie!).

I sure am glad that everyone got a chance to meet me. I just know it was a real treat for them!  ;D

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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2007, 01:42:46 PM »
It was great to meet everyone.  Thanks for the great time.   Sadie says Ernie is welcome on her bus anytime.  It was much more fun once we came off the mountain.  LOL  ;D But I am glad we did it and hopefully can make another one soon!
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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2007, 01:44:16 PM »
Hey Guys,

I'm green with envy up here.  My bus is parked in Central Connecticut. (rents are too high in NY) And I am planning to move to eastern, NC.  Already have a house but can't leave my job just yet.  However, it is great to know that there are some real bus nuts down there.  Especially Buddydawg as his coach is very similar to mine (SDM 5302).

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Re: S.C. Mini Rally update
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2007, 03:19:40 PM »
Charles Seaton,
Try to come to the Delaware rally which is just a few weeks away, and should be kinda closer to you than us and we'is going to it.  You'll have great fun there also, GUARANTEED!!
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