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Old 03-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #197
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Thank you John and family for all of your very hard work and dedication to making this one of the best rallies around. Everyone had a great time, fantastic food, and beverages, including the 4 legged streamers. From the early arrives to the late ones, it was a joyous event.

We even had a couple who bought their AS on Thursday and showed up not knowing of the rally, but they enjoyed it too.

I hope there will be pictures posted to show you what a great time was had by all.

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Old 03-25-2012, 01:04 PM   #198
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Just for posterity, here is a photo of the hail still on the ground this morning, nearly 14 hours after it dumped on us. This was taken at a rest area just North of Charlotte on I-77:
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #199
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John and all, great job for the 1st annual Alumalina....
Great group of Streamers from near and far, place, food and all...so glad we made it.

Even enjoyed the rain and hail..so glad all our Streams were spared.
Looking forward to next year.

Anytime you are in the Low Country you are welcomed here.
See you down the road..Kate & Don
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #200
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looks great...at lunch today out of the blue a lady next to me mentioned that she was a Sandlapper. She explained what it means, ans I explained about Airstreams.
Then we saw a 345 Moho on the way home..must have been a sign.
Karma!
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #201
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We rolled in around 1pm, spent the last several hours unpacking & scrubbing up the pots. Soon as we catch our breaths I will tally up and post a report. I can say that the preliminary findings are nothing short of fabulous.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #202
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We are still here, went to the Nascar Hall of Fame today and had a great time. Bonnie came in second in the simulator race car, I was # 5 of 6.
Leaving tommorrow after the laundry is finished. Outer Banks later this week. We had a very good time meeting all of our fellow streamers at this rally. John worked very hard to put it all together, the fish fry and chicken bog were excellent, despite a few interuptions by the weather.
It's happy hour gotta go Greg & Bonnie
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #203
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Many thanks to everyone for making this such a fun weekend. Since this was my FIRST event with an "Airstream Family" the bar is now set pretty high for those that are part of future travels. I'll say one thing, John can cook fish -- hailstorms notwithstanding! Hope to see everyone again next year. Barry
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #204
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I was so busy having fun... I didn't get very many pictures taken This is what I have!
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #205
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Here are a few more pics. enjoy
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #206
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The numbers are in

By my count we had 21 rigs and about 50 people, including 3 folks that came by for the Saturday tech seminar by Terry.. Pretty darn good for a first time gathering.
NC, SC, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ontario (Makes it an international rally), Texas.

Week old Streamers to 35 year veterans.
Short ones, long ones. New ones , old ones. (I'm talking trailers)

Bottom line... one of the best times I've ever had. What a GREAT bunch of folks! Don't think I can wait an entire year to get back together.

We are thinking perhaps early Fall, maybe a bit more western NC, then back to Charlotte area again next March.

Terry, you made the difference. Thanks

Thank you everyone for coming, for pitching in, for sharing the love.

We will keep you posted on the next gathering.

Safe & happy travels & we'll see you down the road. J & S
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #207
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Thanks, John and all who made this Rally so much fun.

Thanks, Terry for sharing.

Great food, and goofy weather, but what would Woodstock have been without the mud?

The hail was worrisome, but no harm, no foul.

Thanks also for posting some pictures.

We hope to be there (hopefully more westerly location) in the fall, and next spring too. Hope some other musicians can make it and have some jamming.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #208
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All I can say is WOW! What a wonderful time we had at our first Airstream Rally. Despite the hail and rain, the camaraderie was fantastic and we got to see so many Airstreams! We are still blown away by the amount and quality of food that was served.

Had a little mishap on the way home. Stopped for gas and saw Terry and Marie go by...five minutes later, I managed to rip the bumper off pulling out of the gas station. Used the Electric cable to re-secure it till I could get to a store where I bought the last roll of duct tape....Which worked phenomenally well till I got her home. NEVER tell a Southern man "You can't fix THAT with Duct tape".... John, I need to get a couple of those tee shirts.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:54 AM   #209
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Dave, sorry about your mishap. Better bumper stuff than sheets of aluminum. Duct tape and clothes hangers, "don't leave home without 'em".
I think the weather man said Denver really got a dumping of the hail, so maybe, even with a bent bumper, you were in the right place. Karma.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:58 AM   #210
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When we got home yesterday, I left Bertha sitting at the top of the hill, and cut the grass where the trailer usually gets parked, The back yard will have to dry out some before I attempt driving back there. It's certainly been a wet winter and looks like a wet spring.
I hope everybody we haven't heard from yet got where they were going safe and sound, I'm off to work to rest up from the rally...
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