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Old 10-23-2006, 07:20 PM   #183
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Your home looks lovely. Be careful posting such nice photos or you may wake up one morning with a whole fleet of Airstreams outside!

Do you have a picture of Moonbeam?
Just a few....

I hope to have the ad up in classifieds soon.

Thanks for the cudos on the house - it is nothing special a rather rustic timber frame built from hemlock on the property. We spent this spring staining the cedar - which made a 100% difference in the way she presents. We added the skylights and an small extension this past year as well. We are big DIY'ers or some will say suckers for punishment!
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:26 PM   #184
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oops had a brain fart - all you have to do is click on my member name and go to photo gallery - you can see all sorts of photos of the GT and the Overlander from the past couple of years.

I hate looking at the photos - cause it makes it real hard to part with her!!!!
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:48 PM   #185
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dates for our rally

Hey ladies,

Isn't Moonbeam lovely?? Hope she finds a loving home real soon! BamCamper, you are so right about those practice runs. I've taken my Bambi out 5 times since I got her... to my driveway, a friend's ranch with a hookup, and to an RV park nearby my ranch. At the RV Park, the owner was a real gem and helped me hookup for the first time to the sewer, etc. Fortunately, it was a pull through space, no backing required in front of other campers! I got lots of practice with that in my driveway, and in a nearby store parking lot after hours. It really is easy after you've practiced. Use those side mirrors, and take someone along to observe!

Make a checklist of all procedures. Double check everything.

Anyhoo...... what is everyone thinking about the date for our rally?

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Old 10-23-2006, 08:58 PM   #186
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Hi All,

From the posts so far it looks like we have a destination for the 2007 Rivettes' Rally of Waters Edge on Table Rock, Kimberling, MO. How about the dates of May 17th - 20th? If you plan to attend please let me know by next Tuesday (Oct 30). I will then call Waters Edge to confirm how many sites we will need. Beginning next Wednesday, November 1st each of us can call Waters Edge (417) 739-5377 and talk to Wanda to reserve the site of your choice. Be sure to tell her that you are with the Airstream group. There is a campground map on their website www.watersedgetr.com.

Since I too am an amateur with rallies, I will turn over any further arrangements (if any) to others that have more experience.

I plan to leave enroute on Monday, May 14th with an arrival of Tuesday, May 15th if anyone is interested in arriving earlier. I will be traveling with my handicapped daughter so 3 hours stretchs are max for us.

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Old 10-23-2006, 09:46 PM   #187
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I'm probably the closest one to this site, but I am not sure about the May date. I'll have to check with my daughter to see if she is out of school and if end of season state tournament meets might pose a problem (she is sports trainer for a KC area high school). She'll be free for the summer soon after that, but I don't about mid/late May. Sounds like so much fun! I'll be crossing fingers and toes til I find out and get back to this thread. ~G
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:15 AM   #188
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Oh my! I've missed a number of replys but have now caught up. I'm not sure about Branson. That might be a long trip for me alone. My daughter has been taking her vacation in July. May is somewhat busy for her with getting the hall "closed" from the school year move-out and preparing for the summer sports camps etc. coming in. I'll have to see the final on the dates.

The totes sound great! And I've come up with another idea for something distinguishing (not to be confused with distinguished) us, THE RIVETTES, as ....um....well,......ah, THE RIVETTES.

You know those punky wristbands and collars with the spikes on them? They kinda look like RIVETS!!! After all, we need SOMETHING to wear if not the tiara thing!! Of course the other plus, tiaras would show us to be the well bred ladies of culture we are. Although a tiara might look strange with my hair stlye. OK, to be determined.

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Old 10-24-2006, 12:25 AM   #189
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Hi - been watching this thread with some interest... I've been registered on the forum for a longtime and never really posted before. But this rally sounds like fun and someone mentioned my name!

Back to lurking now...
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:27 AM   #190
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Hey a namesake, well don't go back to lurking now that we have only just found you!

Another way to view Branson Missouri is a stop on the progressive rally tour so please pop up any ideas, places and time frames. There just may be a woman's rally coming your way!
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:39 AM   #191
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The most I could manage in May is a long weekend, so Missouri is probably out for me, at least for May. I think I might be able to make it to Virginia in May if anyone is interested in that. Could that be a follow-up to Branson?

Just thinking out loud...

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Old 10-24-2006, 07:21 AM   #192
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Hi Suz,
I know what you mean with the distance to the Branson area. I have never towed further than two hours from home by myself. I have been very apprehensive about this, too. Carol has been very supportive and helped me to see that I can do this. You need to remember that any or all of us from Michigan (and any others along the way) can hook-up along the way and caravan together. We don't have to do this alone unless we just want to. This is a good argument for making plans this far in advance, it gives all the opportunity to plan how to do this in a way to make us as comfortable as possible.

This is how I plan to do this...I plan to leave at 8 or 9 AM. It is hard for me to plan how long it will take me to get my daughter and I dressed, then something to eat. We then will drive 3 hours, stop for diesel, and something to eat. That may be a restaurant or at a rest area, it just depends on how we feel and where are. I am going to force myself to take a full hour out from behind the wheel. Getting back on the road I will drive another 3 hours. I am in the process of pin-pointing a location where I should be by this time. I will locate a KOA that is closest to that point and reserve a pull-through site. Arriving at my site, I will drop my stabilizers (I can't stand the bouncy feeling), hook-up to power, get my daughter(requires a wheelchair) and myself into the AS, make us a light dinner and get alot of rest. The next day I will do this all again. Hopefully, at the end of this day I should be at my destination.

I plan to carry my KOA directory and Woodall's in case my schedule does not go as I anticipated. I will cancel previous reservation and remake another.

These are my plans. I realize that plans do change and I will try to handle these the best way I can as then come up. We each need to make our plans according to what will make us the most comfortable.

Thanks to all the women on this forum that routinely tow on their own for giving us the courage to try this. After all as Rosie says...WE CAN TOW IT!

So Suz, if your daughter can not make it doesn't mean you can't. Let any of us from Michigan know and you are welcome to travel with us. If you are interested in going early, as I've said, I will leave Monday, May 14th, PM me and we arrange to do this together. The same invitation is extended to anyone else out there.

As my daughter says, "GIRL POWER!"

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Old 10-24-2006, 08:55 AM   #193
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Any West Coasters considering going to Waters Edge in May? It looks like a great place to camp but it's a little far from here. It would probably take several days to get there from here but it's possible.

Anyone thinking of driving from CA???
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And yes Moonbeam is soooo cute! I can see how you are having a hard time parting with her. I'm sure she'll find a good home.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:11 AM   #195
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Oh my when you look at the miles traveling it can get a bit scary!!!

Peterborough to Waters Edge - 1100+ miles one way. Waters Edge to Charlottetown PEI 2200+ miles one way - travel up and down driveway - 900ft round trip phew that sounds so much safer

It is a tough one if you don't have all the time to travel (like the envious retirees)

But maybe we can look at doing something special for the 50th WBCCI International (not that I am pushing this in anyway whatsoever) But it could give us something to shoot for as the end of a great trip.

Last year - the unit I belonged to attempted a cross Canada Caravan picking up people along the way from each of the Units - they got quite a following - and if we had the time and money it would have been a great trip. They called it the "Trans Canada Snow Ball Caravan"

Maybe we could look at the "Rolling Rosies/Rivettes Caravan" I think towdaddy has a great idea - in that those who would feel better traveling with someone can hook up with each other.

Jamie I could hook up with you on the way down - or even meet Diane/PEI half way and come over on the southside of Lake Ontario.

Carol if you are bored - you could meet me at my place for a few days ahead and then we could go down - or you could drag a few other MIRIVETTES with you for a side trip - make the Great Lake Loop so to speak....
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:21 AM   #196
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This is the new soon to be Vintage Baby - boy she sure does look Loooonnnngggggg. Compared to MoonBeam! Not sure what level she will be at - either fully functional - or a rolling tin tent - with porta-potti, blue buggy and 5 gallon water jug, portable BBQ and plug in wine cooler with Mattress - Either way I would be set. I like my comforts but they don't have to be perfect - as long as the company is great who cares!!!!

This is when we picked her up in Vermont - and arrived home two months later with all new running gear from Indiana. (two separate trips ) We had borrowed the wheels from the excella for the pick up trip - and there was one damaged tire so we had to use the spare instead. Did not trust the existing rubber when we picked her up so we brought the wheels/tires with us - fun story at the border crossing .

See girls lots of room on the dirveway - looks a lot bigger now eh! All my flowers are gone now settling in for the first blast of snow - geeeeeesss wish I could leave. That would be a good idea - take off in the MoonBeam with her forsale sign and the first best offer takes her home...Hubby has a price in mind - me someone could not pay me enough boo hoo. Guess I will just have to look at the future traveling with S.S. Lighthouse to put back the

PS It sure is funny that the guys want to do all the traveling but when it comes to crossing the border - hmmmm Honey would you like a try at towing? Sure dear I can keep a straight face and not panic that we have brand new axles, wheels and tires and a brand new one for MoonBeam too, along with a Weber BBQ with stand and cover but no cigarettes or boose - so no Mame "nothing to declare" ........Would you like to drive now Honey or am I doing okay????
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