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Old 02-02-2007, 08:17 PM   #715
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WBCCI Shakedown/Feista

Cinco de Mayo Shakedown
May 4-6th, 2007
Pine Ridge RV Camground
11700 Gera Road (M-83)
Birch Run, MI, 48415
(989)624-9029; www.PineRidgeRV.com--Pine Ridge RV Camping in Birch Run, MI


Please join us for a Springtime Mexican Fiesta. Wear your favorite Mexican Attire and bring your favorite Mexican beverages and snacks to celebrate Mexican Independence and the beginning of the 2007 Metro Detroit Camping Season. Close to Birch Run Outlet Mall and Frankenmuth shopping. Also plenty of time for siestas.

Directions: I 75 North to exit #136, east on Birch Run Road (M-83), follow signs to Frankenmuth, North on Gera Road (M-83), then Mile to entrance
MAKE YOUR OWN CAMPING RESERVATIONS: Sites #148-157 have been prearranged. Andy and Claudia are in #147, call for your own reservations. Rates are either $34-35 per night as campground has not set 2007 rates yet. Spacious sites include water, electric and sewer. Reservations under Claudia Neumann or Metro Detroit Airstream Group.

Meals Provided:
Fri. Evening Weenies and Beans.
Saturday Evening: Taco Buffet
Please bring your favorite desert or campfire snack.
Sat. & Sun. Continental Breakfast

Camp fires nightly, weather permitting


Camping Fee: MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATIONS @ (989)624-9029 PLEASE
Rally Fees:
10.00 per unit $10.00 x ____ =$_______
Hospitality Fees:
Adults (13 and up) $ 1.25 x ____ =$_______
Children 12 and under free
Total $_________
Name: ______________________________________
Children: ____________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
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Ph. No # _________________ WBCCI# ___________
Names of Other Attendees, if applicable:____________
Please make your camping reservation by April 15th.
Mail COUPON to: Neumann, 19310 Faulman Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48035 (586)790-0957 after 6 pm
E-Mail: theandyman@wideopenwest.com
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:12 AM   #716
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as you can tell by my not-so-prompt replies my work schedule has been, as Carol put it, grueling.
It will be no trouble to host a buch of ya at my home. Trust me when I tell you that a TON of us could sit comfortably in my basement.
I do like Andy's suggestion of the "Underground Getdown".
If we could make it for Feb. 24th around 4-5 p.m. that would be wonderful!
How does that sound?
Bring a dish to pass and your folding chair.
Let me know on this thread or send me an email to: louis.patterson@gm.com or loupatterson@wowway.com

By the way, if anybody would like to "Mapquest" my address send me an email or PM on here and I will send you my address.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:13 AM   #717
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Cinco de Mayo

The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.
So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862.
The French had landed in Mexico (along with Spanish and English troops) five months earlier on the pretext of collecting Mexican debts from the newly elected government of democratic President (and Indian) Benito Juarez. The English and Spanish quickly made deals and left. The French, however, had different ideas.
Under Emperor Napoleon III, who detested the United States, the French came to stay. They brought a Hapsburg prince with them to rule the new Mexican empire. His name was Maximilian; his wife, Carolota. Napoleon's French Army had not been defeated in 50 years, and it invaded Mexico with the finest modern equipment and with a newly reconstituted Foreign Legion. The French were not afraid of anyone, especially since the United States was embroiled in its own Civil War.
The French Army left the port of Vera Cruz to attack Mexico City to the west, as the French assumed that the Mexicans would give up should their capital fall to the enemy -- as European countries traditionally did.
Under the command of Texas-born General Zaragosa, (and the cavalry under the command of Colonel Porfirio Diaz, later to be Mexico's president and dictator), the Mexicans awaited. Brightly dressed French Dragoons led the enemy columns. The Mexican Army was less stylish.
General Zaragosa ordered Colonel Diaz to take his cavalry, the best in the world, out to the French flanks. In response, the French did a most stupid thing; they sent their cavalry off to chase Diaz and his men, who proceeded to butcher them. The remaining French infantrymen charged the Mexican defenders through sloppy mud from a thunderstorm and through hundreds of head of stampeding cattle stirred up by Indians armed only with machetes.
When the battle was over, many French were killed or wounded and their cavalry was being chased by Diaz' superb horsemen miles away. The Mexicans had won a great victory that kept Napoleon III from supplying the confederate rebels for another year, allowing the United States to build the greatest army the world had ever seen. This grand army smashed the Confederates at Gettysburg just 14 months after the battle of Puebla, essentially ending the Civil War.
Union forces were then rushed to the Texas/Mexican border under General Phil Sheridan, who made sure that the Mexicans got all the weapons and ammunition they needed to expel the French. American soldiers were discharged with their uniforms and rifles if they promised to join the Mexican Army to fight the French. The American Legion of Honor marched in the Victory Parade in Mexico, City.
It might be a historical stretch to credit the survival of the United States to those brave 4,000 Mexicans who faced an army twice as large in 1862. But who knows?
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:32 AM   #718
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Or This Version

OK I posted respectfully and actually learned a lot. But here is a humorous version:

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York. This would have been the larges single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship never made it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe today. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course as Sinko de Mayo.

Andy this might be my favorite Mexican ware for the rally.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #719
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Lou I will risk peril and the circle of death but once again and somehow make it to the underground on the 24th. I will knock three times and give the code word... Louapalooza.
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:22 PM   #720
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Does anyone remeber that we talked last summer about maybe having a rally at the time of the Yankee Air Force Air Show at Willow Run?

They have set the date at July 7 & 8 this year because that was the only time the Blue Angels could be there.

Here is the link

Thunder Over Michigan - Air Show - Yankee Air Museum
I remember! Come on down to Lou's Nancy.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:18 PM   #721
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I do remember disussing the air show before the last rally.
We had some initial discussion about "theming" the next rally.
I do not know who it was that brought up "The LPPI Goes To Hell" but it sounded like a good idea.
Right now, I would like to make sure we get the word out about the "Underground Getdown" planned for Saturday February 24th at 4 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to pass and your folding chairs too.
Email me for my address.
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:24 PM   #722
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:32 PM   #723
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Hmmm... Lou Patterson's Party International???You have to meet Lou. He is sooo funny. It is all about Lou, as he would say.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:48 AM   #724
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Ah, yes...
Another one that has not attended one of our rallies!
As an aside.... I have the money that was collected at the last rally. Believe it or not, it was still in the OH cabinet in the trailer!
I am planning on using it for T-shirts for this year's rally. I might even splurge and get REAL raffle tickets!
So, everyone... keep your calendars marked for Saturday February 24th 4 p.m.
BTW, I have quit smoking for good. Our home is non-smoking so those of you who worry about smoke do not have to worry here.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:42 PM   #725
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Congrats Lou on quitting!! I had to quit several times before it stuck its worth it! We are looking forward to the rally in h-e-double hockey sticks!!


Wish we could come to the underground party--you can count on us for the rally though. I'll be glad to help anyway I can with the rally just let me know! Have a great time!! Regards to Candie and the girls!
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:30 AM   #726
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Right now I would like to get a head count for the Underground Getdown.
If you are planning on attending please let me know.
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Old 02-06-2007, 02:35 AM   #727
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Congrats Lou on quitting!! I had to quit several times before it stuck its worth it! We are looking forward to the rally in h-e-double hockey sticks!!


Wish we could come to the underground party--you can count on us for the rally though. I'll be glad to help anyway I can with the rally just let me know! Have a great time!! Regards to Candie and the girls!
Steph and family
Steph,
I sure wish you guys could make the Underground Getdown but I do understand that all of us cannot be at every event.
Give our regards to the fam and I will be sure to call on you for help with the rally this summer.
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Lou - Congrats on quitting smoking. That's great!

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Lorrie and I can make it for the LPPI Underground Getdown without getting an OK from her. (I like living dangerously!)

I'll have to get back to you on a dish to pass, if there will be any planning on that aspect.
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