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Old 06-19-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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2005 Moraine View Midwest Rally Recap

We just got home, safe and sound;..... we had a WUNNERFUL time.. I'll be posting pics soon!

I am so sorry we missed last year's rally due to a trailer malfunction, but all's well, NOW!
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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Home after a great five day mini vacation...weather and company couldn't have been better. Sorry to those I didn't make it by to say good-bye.
Joe...Glad you decided to happen upon us. Laura, Jessi, Jake & I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your experiences with your MH.
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:14 PM   #3
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After Thought

Glad to hear that you all had a really nice time. Wish we could have been there; maybe next year. Looking forward to all of the pictures!
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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Hey Y'all

I had a great time watchin' Animal House on Flamingo Kid's Airstream... Even though I couldn't stay, Matt and I had a great time, can't wait to see you all again,

Hope all went well with you,

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Yup, I agree, as ususal, a great time and lots of fun seeing all the "regulars" and the new faces this year. An 11 out of a possible 10!
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Well, the weekend was perfect, the attendees were great, the Moraine View campground hosts were down on their game, but overall it was a great time for all. Yes the regulars were there and a couple of folks not expected also showed.

For those of you who didn't make it, we did our first movie night on Friday. Who would think that an Airstream would make a good movie screen. Thanks to Flamingo-Kid1 for the use of her silver screen! And we finally saw Animal House....toga toga toga! Thanks to Flamingo-Kid1 for supplying the pop corn. Thanks also to Silvertwinkie for supplying the PC, LCD projector and sound system.

Saturday brought out the tours and everybody spiffed up their trailers for the expected visitors. That evening the pot luck supper was held and as usual no one went away hungry. Thanks for the good food everyone. We had problems with the format of the Airstream DVD that I made and Zamboni supplied his PC which was able to read it ok. So Saturday night was the complilation of Jack's Airstream shows recorded at home, and as the late night feature we watched Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Man was it cold that night and a lot of us were wrapped in blankets as we watched.

The weather? Well needless to say it was the best we have ever had. No need for Air Conditioners and each morning was down in the low 50's. I don't think we had any major catastophies, other than a microwave that doesn't want to pop popcorn and Tikihut having some sewer issues ohmy, , hmm... is the right lever the gray tank or is it the left?

Big Al came the furthest, all the way from Canada, and for good measure put brakes on his trailer while he was there. As a matter of fact he has one of the few "officially" painted Airstreams sold. Pretty neat. Other improvements of note done on premise was the replacement of a noisy new Bambi refrigerator fan with two high tech silent air movers.

Oh and don't forget the dogs! We had are usual assortment highlighted by Flamingo-Kid1's pooch wearing a hula skirt and beach cap, and Cosmotini's dog whose collar contained a cell phone sized GPS that would phone home if he strayed beyond his appointed territory!

Thanks to Zamboni, who again supplied the neat signs for all of you attendees who signed up ahead of time. Those bringing their signs from last year got our 2005 decals. Zamboni also supplied some extra giveaways to some of our superlative attendees.

I'll post some pictures when I get time. I think you will find the movie ones interesting, to say the least.

My giveaway to all was my test AIR decal, so everybody should be sporting their AIR signatures on their tow vehicle or trailer.

Thanks everybody for coming, it wouldn't be anything without you. We will do it again next year (#4!) so keep the eyes peeled for the announcement next January, and like always, get those reservations in early!

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Old 06-20-2005, 10:19 AM   #7
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I almost forgot to mention that when we were in LeRoy fueling up, we met this woman who commented on our Airstream. We struck up a short conversation and found that she has a friend with what she thinks was a 1940s or early 50's Airstream that lives on her farm on it. She told me that some person approached them and said that they would buy them a new RV if they gave him that Airstream. I told her that if someone wanted it that bad, that it clearly must have been worth something more than they knew.......... she went home to look more closely into it, but said they were not going to get rid of it....especially after our chat.

I would have loved to have seen it, but didn't have time as we were pushing on.
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Glad to hear you guys had such a great time! We're sorry we missed it, but we had a wedding to attend on Saturday, and I was scheduled to work yesterday... sometimes things just get in the way of what you really want to be doing! I did think about you all weekend tho... we were there in spirit!

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[QUOTE=Silvertwinkie]I almost forgot to mention that when we were in LeRoy fueling up, we met this woman who commented on our Airstream. We struck up a short conversation and found that she has a friend with what she thinks was a 1940s or early 50's Airstream that lives on her farm on it. QUOTE]

We passed a farm on I-55 that had what looked like a 49 Liner. It's near milepost 68 and its sitting near the outer road near the home.

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Thank you, Jack...(and others) for all your efforts!

We had a great time at our first ever rally. The forum/rally sign will be proudly displayed in our garage and be a nice reminder of the trip. And thanks also for the Airstreamforum. com decal. Was it Zamboni that put those together? Thank you, if you did.

The tour was a great idea...we will come back next year to see the ones that we missed this time around. One thing is for sure, it was fun to put a face to some of the names from the forum.

And the food was outstanding, Mrs. BigAl's trifle was a work of art, norby's tabbouleh (sp?) was packed with vibrant flavors and fun to try. My daughters both loved the mac and cheese and the quesadillas. Sorry I'm not crediting the chefs on those two items. And our 3 year old ate 3 (!) of those cupcakes with the sprinkles...then had a serious sugar buzz until she crashed landed (exhausted) in her bed.

Thank you, again to anyone who helped make this a fun rally...you know who you are!

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We passed a farm on I-55 that had what looked like a 49 Liner. It's near milepost 68 and its sitting near the outer road near the home.

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That was most likey the unit in question. Don't think there would be too many late 40's, early 50's Airstreams laying around LeRoy.
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I almost forgot to mention that when we were in LeRoy fueling up, we met this woman who commented on our Airstream. We struck up a short conversation and found that she has a friend with what she thinks was a 1940s or early 50's Airstream that lives on her farm on it. QUOTE]

We passed a farm on I-55 that had what looked like a 49 Liner. It's near milepost 68 and its sitting near the outer road near the home.

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Greetings from Holland! (Michigan)

That unit is the one I posted pictures of about 3 wks ago. I think it's a 1947 liner. The guy selling it was asking $5000. I noticed the for sale sign has been missing for the past week or 2.

By the way, the rally was great! Also the weather was excellent!

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A couple of Pictures

Here are a couple of pictures from the rally. I'm still working on getting them into a format for the photo section.

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Kudos to Jack for another smooth rally. It was nice to see everyone again.
As an aside, I usually forget to do something before I leave the site. This time it was my Airstream Forums sign. If anyone grabbed it for me, hold on to it for next year.

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