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Old 01-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #631
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Hey Rockie......

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This guy showed up two mornings in a row for breakfast, never did get his name. Saw him at the Bloody's gathering also. Seemed like a friendly sort. Said he would be back next year.
Pat, isn't this your almond eating, tortilla chip munching buddy?!?!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #632
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Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who had anything to do with putting this event together - we had a great time. We love Topsail!
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:38 AM   #633
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Made it home from my first and what I hope is not my last Canopener. A huge thank you to all the organizers, park staff and volunteers that made it possible. It was great to finally put faces to all the anonymous screen names on Airforums and seeing old friends from Stone Mountain. When I got home I jumped on the scale and could not believe that I actually did not gain any weight. It was a real treat seeing all the beautiful Airstreams from all over the country and meeting their proud owners.
A special thanks to Rick and his Sales Manager Ron from Foley Airstream in Gulfport, Mississippi for bringing the new Airstream for viewing and the all the Airstream products they donated for the raffle. I am currently drinking my morning coffee from the massive Orange Airstream Mug that I won. The weather was a bit nippy and wet but the warmth of all attending made up for it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #634
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Canopener 2013

After reading all the glowing comments and seeing the pictures from this years Canopener, it makes us doubly sorry that we had to cancel out. Obviously everyone had a wonderful time and are looking forward to making it next year. Right after Christmas I got a flu shot - and sure enough - I got the flu or something close to me. In fact both of us have been "puny" so it was best that we not be around people to spread the misery. We're just happy that there are so many good reports on this rally and we hope to be there next year.

Barbara & Walter

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #635
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Thanks a million!

Thanks Russ, et al for a fantastic rally and good time. Vickie and I truly appreaciate all the hard work by the organizers and volunteers and the outcome. We have the date saved and are looking forward to next year!

It was great to meet so many new folks and find new friends!
All the best in 2013,
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #636
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Well by staying till Tuesday it makes it a few days less till the next Can Opener.

Thanks to Russ & Linda and hop to see all of you and many new gases next year
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #637
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It is hard to beat the Canopener for 3 days of fun, food, entertainment, and mingling with a bunch of people who have the same interest of having a good time. As many said in previous replies to this thread, it does not just happen without someone doing a lot of work. Reba and I want to thank Russ for taking up the banner for next year's canopener. I thought for sure we had burned out Russ on this one. He sure did arrange a lot of activities that kept all of us busy and entertained. I guess he has a year to think how to top this Canopener 2013. I really liked the block party arrangement and having some games to play. Of course, you can not beat the beverage stations that seem to attrack a lot people telling big tales.
Reba and I thank all of you who made this Canopener a success. I always run a risk of leaving out someone when thanking individuals. So! thanks to everyone.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:45 PM   #638
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A great week of fun was had....Russ and Linda did a wonderful job with this rally. The great spirit of this group made this a fun experience...it was nice to have the street closed off for the dinner, all the prizes that were donated, events, new Airstream was brought in for us all to oogle over....and so much more made this a truly special event. Now that also might have somethng to do with the bourbon, margaritas, mamosas, bloody mary's, oozo, wine and ..... that were consumed. There was lots of great food too. Hope to see this special Airstream group again next year.
PS. We have purchased another Airstream so the 28' will be available.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:41 AM   #639
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I think Regina and I are the only ones left here. A few SOBs are arriving but not a lot. The volunteers have been around cleaning and blowing pine needles and making the place ready for other people to arrive.
The rangers did a control burn on Monday so we had to go to the public beach to reach the gulf. While there we saw a school of dolphins playing in the water. I think we watched them for 10 to 15 minutes.
Yesterday we went exploring. We headed to Seaside and found 6 Air Streams being used as food venders. In a way they looked out of place. But they really looked right in place for a beach vender. Regina ate at “The Meltdown on 30A” but the other sign that they had hanging read GOTTA HAVE GRILLED CHEESE. I went for the “Barefoot BBQ”. The food at both of the ones we ate at was really great. We didn’t eat at “Wild Bill’s” “Beach Dogs”. I don’t remember what the others were called.
SO next year everyone will have to go to Seaside and take a look and eat at one of them. To get to Seaside you will turn right onto 30A from the park. It will be around 10 miles to get there. OR just go till you see them. You will not miss them. There are 6 Air Stream trailers on the left side of the road.
I almost forgot that Howie took me out caching. We found 3 caches. I have to go find more when we get round to it. Thanks Howie.
WE leave for Tennessee on Saturday. It will be nice to get back home. I am glad that everybody else made it home or to their next adventure. SEE YA’LL NEXT YEAR.
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THANKS Russ!

Suggestion for next year...possibly scheduling a tour of the missile test site adjacent to the Park, and having something for the "Hangovers" on Sunday. Again, thanks, we had a great time.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #641
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Canopener 2013 Pictures on Flickr

I have set up a Flickr site for Canopener 2013 pictures. Here is the link:

Flickr: Canopener 2013

If you have pictures to share, please PM me and I'll give you directions for uploading.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #642
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Chuck, thank you. My camera stopped working and I was unable to take any pictures.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:44 AM   #643
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I have set up a Flickr site for Canopener 2013 pictures. Here is the link:

Flickr: Canopener 2013

If you have pictures to share, please PM me and I'll give you directions for uploading.

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Chuck - thanks for doing this.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #644
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Many thanks to all, who put together and played a part of a Great Canopener Rally. The cool and damp weather didn't slow this crowd down. Good food & drink, friends, and a lot of tall tales......Here are just a few images of the events that took place.

Canopener 2013 Medium - YouTube
Levon, I meant to say thanks for the video. You did a good job! Russ
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