First of all I would like to say, "welcome", to those who did not have the opportunity to join us last year:
AYRSTRM2 (aka John)
tin sista (aka Steph)
HDS (aka Harold) (not on the "list" but I know he is coming anyway!
I would also like to give a BIG shout out to all of the "LPPI Charter Members" who are returning! I know there will be more as time permits for the ones who only frequent the forums due to our rally to post on the thread.
66Overlander (Joe and Lorrie) They may make it yet! Let's hope!
ITOWAIR (Andy and Claudia) Hello....Neumann!
Wheel Interested (Brad and Carol) Carol was the brains behind the whole rally!
Happycampers (Marvin and Annie) Annie is credited with inventing the name "Louscrew"!
BigAl (Al and Jean) A good set of Canadian officers of the LPPI!
Wagongirl (Kirk and Beth) aka Mr. and Mrs. Wagongirl!
For those that are new to our little rally, please introduce yourself on this thread and let us get to know about you and/or your family!
I will start....
I am pattersontoo (aka Lou Patterson)
My wife of 11 years is Candice (Candie) and we have two little girls: Alexandra (Alex) age 6 and Grace (potty-training) age 2 1/2. We also have two dogs who do not normally attend the rallies with us: Molly (Standard Schnauzer) and Scrappy (Miniature Schnauzer). Trust me, my kids are enough for you to handle. You do not need my dogs too!
We own a 1977 Argosy 6 Metre' Minuet. I have nearly completed the restoration with only a few things left to do. I have been camping in Airstreams and Argosys since I was being carried in my momma's tummy 40 years ago this summer!
I have completely restored a 1963
Bambi, 1976 Arogsy 24 and a 1977 Argosy 22. The Minuet will be my last one I believe. I have been restoring and maintaining Airstreams since my dad used to make us do it back when I turned about 12! I was not fond of the three week marathon maintenance my dad had us do before our family vacations but I now find myself doing the same things now that I did then... and enjoying it. Go figure!
The first Metro-Detroit Airstream/Argosy Rally, which somehow became known as "Lou-A-Palooza 1.0" about halfway through it, was last year and we had a BLAST! Everyone now knows that I like smuggled Canadian Molson Ice beer but I will take any beer with the word "free" attached to it!
I think it would be nice if all of us posted a little something about ourselves. Even if we know each other.
Come on, give us all a glimpse into what makes you, uh, "you"!