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Old 05-26-2009, 04:54 PM   #43
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Greetings!

I just want to make sure that although the Sunset Safari is listed in the fees, I'm only doing that as a reminder. I have been warned that it does sell out, and I don't want anyone to miss the opprotunity.

Please understand that it is entirely optional! Other tours are on going throughout the day.

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:17 AM   #44
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DanB- Thank you for the information about the other tours available. We found one which is a better fit for our kids.

I'm sorry we have to deny you all the pleasure of seeing 2 toddlers throw tantrums on an African Safari. You'll just have to content yourselves with the wildlife outside the bus rather than inside it.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:04 PM   #45
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I so wish this was going to be a summer rally so we could attend. But, this is a minimum 10 hour drive for us and with kids in school and a wife that is a teacher, dates during the school year just doesn't work for us. This sounds like it will be a truly unique rally and possibly one of the best as far as activities. I wish every one the best fun on the rally and think of us while sitting down to eat at the buffet before the African Safari.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:10 AM   #46
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Rally Flyer Available

Greetings All,

I've got just about everything finalized with the staff at the Wilds.

I'm now ready to accept registrations!

Attached please find a flyer for your use. If you would prefer email, please feel free to request a flyer at dbihary@hotmail.com.

The flyer is also available as a Word document or a higher resolution PDF file. Please feel free to reproduce and distribute as you wish. Thank you for not altering the file though!

I look forward to a great event with all my Airstreaming friends !
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:17 AM   #47
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Dan, I know this is a special rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Capetown to Cairo Caravan, but it would be great to make this an annual rally and hold it during the non-school year months. I have two school age children and a wife that is an elementary school teacher and would love to attend and participate in a service project for educational purposes, but we are over 10 hours away and would be limited to summer months if we were to be able to attend because of the wife and kids not being able to miss school on a Friday for travel and possibly travel on Monday.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #48
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...hold it during the non-school year months
one word: boondocking

this means no A/C. We live up here...there's no way in #%$& that I would want to camp minus A/C in June-Aug in Ohio let alone subject non-residents to it. You think Florida's humid...ugh, try Ohio in the summer and you'll be begging for a generator.

Then again, I suppose you could stay at a campground nearby and get elec. or maybe you already have a generator (didn't hear you with one at Springstream, but then again, why would you have needed it?)

Either way, yeah, it sucks for people far away and w/ kids in school. We will soon be in the same boat as our oldest is 3 today! Which is why we're going to the outer banks this year in Sept. because we know in 2 years that we will have to go in prime-season.

DanB: I'm happy it's in mid Sept., I have a prayer of getting to sleep at night when the sun goes down without laying on sheets soaked with my own sweat. Nice mental picture, I know.
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1959 - 1960 Africa was boondocking all the way!

We didn't have hook ups on the entire trip. Some times our gasoline was pumped from 55 gallon drums. Definitely no A/C's.

We went through the equitorial part of Africa, we dared deep sand, and Congo forests.

Life goes on.

This is going to be a fun rally, one in the diary to remember. Thank's Dan.
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Yeah, if I were really going to Africa I think I'd forego some conveniences for the experience. I've never been there, but I assume it's much less humid than Ohio summer. That alone would make it tolerable. I don't mind Arizona summer, Las Vegas summer. It's the Ohio summer that sucks.

I guess I should be considerate of people that love hot sticky weather. Personally I like three seasons in Ohio, but summer is not one of them. When it's 70 degrees plus 95% humidity overnight!!!, I'd rather have my A/C. We discussed on here long ago what date range to have the rally, and I wasn't the only one asking to wait for cooler weather.

I hope one year that The Wilds (if is becomes annual) is held in July/Aug so that our long-distance friends can come and join in the fun and that PeeWee can experience the joy that is the sticky Ohio summer and boondock it and tell us all how it comepare to Africa.
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Yeah, if I were really going to Africa I think I'd forego some conveniences for the experience. I've never been there, but I assume it's much less humid than Ohio summer. That alone would make it tolerable. I don't mind Arizona summer, Las Vegas summer. It's the Ohio summer that sucks.

I guess I should be considerate of people that love hot sticky weather. Personally I like three seasons in Ohio, but summer is not one of them. When it's 70 degrees plus 95% humidity overnight!!!, I'd rather have my A/C. We discussed on here long ago what date range to have the rally, and I wasn't the only one asking to wait for cooler weather.

I hope one year that The Wilds (if is becomes annual) is held in July/Aug so that our long-distance friends can come and join in the fun and that PeeWee can experience the joy that is the sticky Ohio summer and boondock it and tell us all how it comepare to Africa.
Dear Jason and Andrea

I am a native Californian and Sue is a Brooklynite. As you can see we now live in Arizona. We lived in Selinsgrove on the Susquehanna River. Sticky baths, white stuff on the ground, bright green leaves, and orange and red; the four seasons. The most memorable was summer personal showers and the inpossibilty of drying off.

Sue and I understand sticky.

Have a great day.
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Perhaps this is a question that can best be answered during our discussion about the African caravan at the rally, but since you're already aware of what one experiences in wonderful Midwest summers, how does the weather / climate in Africa compare? South Africa vs. Egypt, in between, etc?
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Our Four Seasons in Africa

The Caravan left Cape Town, South Africa in the middle of winter, as we approached and traveled through Equatorial Africa we went into Spring Time. When we crossed the equator we were now in the fall time of year. As we approached Norhtern Africa and Egypt we went into winter.

As scheduling goes we never had a summer in Africa.
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OK, OK, forget I asked.

Pee Wee, you all planned well for the weather!

It's interesting looking at the photos that everyone dressed less casually than people do today when camping, yet no A/C. But then again, the majority of people state-side didn't have A/C in their homes in the early '60's...at least not in the hot, humid south.
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Wow, I had no idea that the caravan took 9 months. I was bummed, PeeWee, that I was not able to make it to CBR this year to hear your stories. I am truly anxious to hear about this pinnacle of all caravanning at the Wilds.
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Wow, I had no idea that the caravan took 9 months. I was bummed, PeeWee, that I was not able to make it to CBR this year to hear your stories. I am truly anxious to hear about this pinnacle of all caravanning at the Wilds.
We left Cape Town in July 1959 and sailed from Alexandria, Egypt in February 1960. We went to Beruit, Damascas, Amman, Jersuleum, Ankara, Istanbul, Northern Greece, Sofia, Belgrade, and joine the 1960 European Caravan in Trieste, Italy.
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