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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 01-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #463
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PS I second Greg and Linda's comment on Ron's amazing talents as a videographer and editor. Steve Jobs would be so proud. That video is one of the highest and best uses of a Mac, I've seen. (I feel that you should check the lens on that video camera of yours though, it seems to add 30 lbs, not 10!)
Thanks for all you did, and do Chief and MzChief!!! and your helpers all.
h'yere h'yere y'all

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Old 01-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #464
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I am sitting in the Cincinnati airport with a few minutes before my flight back to ATL, and was able to watch Chief's video. GREAT job, Chief! We had a great time at the rally, really appreciate everyone's efforts, and sorry we had to boogie so early Sunday morning in order to catch my flight. Thanks again all - always an event we love to attend!!

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Old 01-11-2012, 06:30 PM   #465
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Sorry we had to cancel. Looks like a good time was had by all, and great weather too. We haven't had weather that good since the first Canopener in 2008. I've already marked my calendar for next year. Hope to see everyone there in 2013.

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #466
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Reba and I really enjoyed CanOpener this year. We met old friends and made some new ones. Hats off to everyone who worked hard to allow us to have a lot of fun. Special thanks to Ron and Jenn, Russ and Linda, Joe and Annette, Greg and Pat along with the volunteers who set everthing up. We had so much laughing, talking, eating, drinking and dancing that we need some rest. If you did not have a good time at CanOpener it is your own fault.
We look forward to doing it all over again next year.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #467
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Had a Blast!

Chief, the video is a big thumbs up! Your talent is amazing. Thanks to Chief, Ms. Chief, RoadToaster, LuckyDucks, and EVERYONE else that made the 2012 Canopener so memorable.

Was so busy having fun that I didn't really shot a lot of pics. Here's a few:

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You'll find a few more on Traveling with Elvis. Click on the slide show to get the Picasa album and download any that you want.

As always, it was great to see old friends that I hadn't seen in a while, and a treat to make new friends. Just a few of my favorite things: caravanning with Classic MoHo's; chili suppers; Brad's "cauldron of death"; picking calamondins with Peter, Jim, & Regina; Pete & Levon's "Bambi repair service"; sites with sinkholes; did I mention food? I miss everyone already!
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #468
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Great Canopener - our 1st!

Thanks to all who worked so hard to provide a very fun time for everyone! We love the video, Chief! So many new friends and so much information shared that it will take us some time to take it all in. We love Topsail and look forward to next year's Canopener. Hope to see all of you on the road sometime.
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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.
It was a lot of fun. On the Tom Jones song I was laughing so hard I couldn't sing. Tell the ladies I'm keeping the bra's as souvenir.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #470
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RUDE awakening

Woke up to this, this morning and the Jeep needing new brakes all around.
Welcome back to reality!
blech, blech, blech

136 sleeps til we leave for Alumapalooza!
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Woke up to this, this morning and the Jeep needing new brakes all around.
Welcome back to reality!
blech, blech, blech

136 sleeps til we leave for Alumapalooza!
Funny, I heard your brakes when you pulled in and assumed it was the AS. Glad you two made it home safely. I working on a special nametag for you next year!
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Woke up to this, this morning and the Jeep needing new brakes all around.
Welcome back to reality!
blech, blech, blech

136 sleeps til we leave for Alumapalooza!

Don't you realize there are severe penalties for removing our beautiful white sand from State Parks???

Oh, wait....on second look.....that isn't sand, is it??

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Chief---I have been To them all and by far this one was the best. Each was good in it's own way,but this one had a little of all the good in the others.i appreciate all your hard work and especially the videos. There were too many volunteer to name them all but we thank you ---- till next year and the rally's in between we look forward to the passion of the Airstreamers
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:11 PM   #474
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Canopener Rally 2013

Remember the Canopener Rally 2013 is January 4-6, 2013. Reserve America starts accepting reservations 11 months in advance for specific sites, which in our case is in early February. The early bird gets the worm, I mean site. Russ
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I would love to have the recipe for the marinated mushrooms that were served at the potluck Saturday night. They were delicious. Anybody know who brought those?

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