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Old 03-24-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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Talking 2005 Cherry Blossom Rally

Hi all,

I thought I'd start this thread for folks interested in--or attending the Washington DC Unit's Cherry Blossom Rally (aka, the CBR) April 7-10. It's a buddy rally and also a joint Vintage Airstream Club event--so, all eras and brands of rvs are welcome! Even if you can't bring an rv, if you are in the area, do drop by to say hi, too.

Here's a link to the WDCU's webpage for more info:

http://www.servintfree.net/wbcci-dc/

CU there!

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Old 03-24-2005, 09:18 AM   #2
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I've heard this one is great. I have been planning on it for this year but will be out of the country, so next year.
Have a good time and say hi to Wayne.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
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See you there

We'll see you there. Will be arriving early on Thursday morning.

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Old 03-24-2005, 07:26 PM   #4
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I am planning on attending the open house, I seriously doubt that my work schedule will allow me to have my unit ready for the road by then But I am looking forward to meeting a bunch of people there.

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Glad to see you'll make it!

Rob,

Glad to see you and the family will make it. MaryKim, Virgina and I will be there as well. Rob, if you and Mary(FireflyinVA) and get some info on the rallies you would like to host between now and CBR that would be great. Don't need much, just where you think it will take place, what they do and don't have, that kind of stuff. There's a good chance with Mary and you being nice enough to take on the task of hosting rallies in 2006, it looks to be a full year! As always, anything we can do to help, let us know. Also, need to talk to you about the IH I went and looked at a few weeks ago. I think it has found a new home. I just need to find a place to put it. It looks like I will be pulling to CBR with the 1968 Travelall. Was pulling the trailer around over the weekend doing a few test runs. The Travelall is now in training for the pull to International. Only 1100 miles each way. Marykim thinks we will make it out, but not back. If we don't, I'll have a bud bring us the Excursion.

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Old 03-24-2005, 08:09 PM   #6
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We'll be there with Vintage Thunder. Looking forward to it! I heard Craftsman will be dropping by, too.
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:38 PM   #7
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Update on the local flora...

At present, daffodils are out and star magnolias are starting to emerge. I have not seen any blooming cherry trees, but the local news last night reported that one tree (an early varietal) has started to bloom down by Veterans Affairs. That's the only tree that's out in bloom in the area. Predictions remain constant for April 4-9 as peak bloom period.

Something to look forward to...now I just hope the weather is good!

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Just Arrived

Well, I just arrived tonight, made it in around 6pm....there were four others here, and even the Airstream RV Hearse is here. What a neat vehicle - it's Claytons. Got my electric going, and using my cell with 57k conection to get internet. What a great day. Hope the weather holds out for the weekend.

Expecting around 30 trailers I think.

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Well, I just arrived tonight, made it in around 6pm....there were four others here, and even the Airstream RV Hearse is here. What a neat vehicle - it's Claytons. Got my electric going, and using my cell with 57k conection to get internet. What a great day. Hope the weather holds out for the weekend.

Expecting around 30 trailers I think.

Rob

Is there going to be a parade of trailers going through the city, like has been done in the past? If so, let me know when and where...I'm going to be in town friday and saturday. I won't have a chance to stop by the rally site to say hi, but maybe I can catch the parade, if there is one.

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Old 04-06-2005, 10:44 AM   #10
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Looking at the schedule, it doesn't look that way.

http://www.servintfree.net/wbcci-dc/

Are you sure you couldn't come out--it's not so far out.

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Looking at the schedule, it doesn't look that way.

http://www.servintfree.net/wbcci-dc/

Are you sure you couldn't come out--it's not so far out.

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well, it says "check time for big parade".....what does that mean? would you check for me? LOL!!

I'm going to be "working" (yeah, right!) at an office downtown on Friday...staying w/ my sis on Friday night, (who lives in MD, nw of the city), then have to head back to the airport shortly after lunchtime on Sat. and I want to see the cherry blossoms, too....so...not really any time.
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Sorry, I think there's a bit of confusion here. There's a big Cherry Blossom Parade in DC, which is part of the National Cherry Blossom festival. It occurs every year, but I'm pretty sure our airstreams are not part of the parade. It starts at 10 am, it is noted so folks who are participating can take it in (it's a popular take in, especially for out-of-towners). More info about the National Cherry Blossom Festival is here:

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Presumably, you are staying somewhere in the Bethesa-Silver Spring area. Visiting Friday evening might be a possibility. If you head out after 6:30, it will only take about a half hour's drive. Bring your sis...we'll work to convert her, too!

I hope that helps.

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Sorry, I think there's a bit of confusion here. There's a big Cherry Blossom Parade in DC, which is part of the National Cherry Blossom festival. It occurs every year, but I'm pretty sure our airstreams are not part of the parade. It starts at 10 am, it is noted so folks who are participating can take it in (it's a popular take in, especially for out-of-towners). More info about the National Cherry Blossom Festival is here:

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
ok, perhaps thats it. I think they've done this in the past...probably a one time thing. There's a pic of some vintage units in front of the capital on the website...

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Presumably, you are staying somewhere in the Bethesa-Silver Spring area. Visiting Friday evening might be a possibility. If you head out after 6:30, it will only take about a half hour's drive. Bring your sis...we'll work to convert her, too!

I hope that helps.

Mary
Yes, Kensington, actually. I suspect that she has an "evening" planned, But we'll see. I've been trying to convert her, myself. A classic MH, or Argosy would be perfect for her. She's self-employed, and likes to take impromptu trips, etc, etc.
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Old 04-06-2005, 02:43 PM   #14
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MH and Argosy's

There are going to be a few Argosy's -Vintage Thunder will be there from www.airstreamlife.com and there are some really cool Airstream Motorhomes, a command center and hearse variant.

Come on out...

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