View Poll Results: What is your preference for Friday nite post-dinner activites:
Mixed Talent Show, which includes Karaoke 4 11.11%
I have a talent that I would be willing to showcase 0 0%
Quiet "meet & greet" at the clubhouse 19 52.78%
Trolling the campground for a campfire group to visit 18 50.00%
None of the above......I can't stay awake after dinner 1 2.78%
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #449
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BCS Championship Game

Bama wins another one!!! Roll Tide to all of our new friends from Canopener 2012!!

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Old 01-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #450
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I uploaded a bunch of photos I took to Drop Box. You can check them out at Dropbox - Photos - Simplify your life

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #451
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Woke up this morning and remembered I failed to thank Stratman (JT) for another evening of great entertainment. It was very much appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:16 AM   #452
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Canopener 12 Video

As promised......... I decided to burn a bit of midnight oil last night and get this thing finished (I was on a "roll"....terrible pun, huh). I hope you like it.

WARNING: The linked video is intended for mature audiences with a sense of humor. Be sure to click on the HD version (large screen option)


Canopener 2012 - YouTube
Dream like you're going to live forever, live like you're going to die tomorrow, and dance like nobody is watching!

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:18 AM   #453
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As promised......... I decided to burn a bit of midnight oil last night and get this thing finished (I was on a "roll"....terrible pun, huh). I hope you like it.

Darn I'm really depressed... we missed it....Looks like everyone had a great time. Enjoyed the video! Hope to see you all at the next one.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #454
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #455
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We arrived home at dark-thirty last night. Today I am finishing the unload of the Airstream and searching the internet for a 12 step detox program and weight loss combo plan. Maybe this should be part of the post-op schedule for next year. This years Can Opener was the best. Thanks to EVERYONE!!! We miss Jojo already!!!
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #456
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Perfect Rally

Thanks to everyone for making this a Great Rally. Meeting old friends and new ones was enjoyable. The weather couldn't have been better. Really looking forward to next year's....

Now to Re-Winterize for a couple more months.

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Old 01-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #457
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Another great video Chief, thanks for taking the time to put it together so professionally.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #458
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Susan and I arrived back in Pfafftown today from our first Canopener. Our Airstream has been re-winterized. We are looking forward to seeing our new friends on the road in coming months and returning to Topsail next year for Canopener 2013. Thanks to everyone who made this great rally possible.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #459
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Thanks to all for our first Canopener. It's one of the highlights of our Airstream adventures. We're still at Topsail and it's quite lonely!

We've posted some Canopener photos in two entries to our blog:

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@Chief: WOW! What a first class video condensation of our FUN this year. Thanks for the "personal" pic-in-pic interview segment.
@Bruce & Léna: Wonderful to meet you. Now we have yet another reason to come to Upstate.
@Chuck & Sue: Glad you made it home safely. We'll be home today.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #461
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Attended Canopener last week. WOW. The finest gathering of pleasant people for a very long time. We will do more with this type of group. Thanks Chief and team.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:55 PM   #462
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Smile pending law suit

BY the way, you may expect a letter from my attorney forthwith as I have instructed him to prepare a lawsuit regarding the damage to my reputation resulting from the posting of your photos and video. I have received 3 requests for attendance at future rallies and/or membership in clubs since it appeared (no kidding) and I would normally have received 5 or 6 by this time.
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