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Old 08-17-2008, 06:58 PM   #505
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Great time- Great food at rally!

Had a great time at the 2008 Metro Detroit Rally! I was only sorry that I had to work Saturday and missed half of it. I enjoyed meeting all the people that were new to the Metro Detroit rally and seeing our old friends. Thank you to everybody that worked so hard to make it a success.

I also need to know the user name of the people that brought the Curtis Write Trailer. I have some photos of another one that I would like to PM them.

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Old 08-17-2008, 07:17 PM   #506
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Well Dave and I set a new record for packing up the trailer. It took us 6 hours. Needless to say we are kinda tired!! Thanks to all for coming. Please forgive me for the disorganization. This was the first rally we have hosted so cut us some slack! It was a great time as usual. This Metro Detroit group has the best people!!! 364 days and counting until the next one.

Shawn the screenname you're looking for is sfuqua. You need to share those great photos with us too!!

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Old 08-17-2008, 07:29 PM   #507
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Great rally, it was nice to see everyone. I had a great time and I cant wait to see the pictures!!
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:39 PM   #508
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Wonderful rally! A special thanks to Rhonda and Dave for the organization and all the special times for the kids. You are officially nominated as the elected hosts for the next 20 Metro-Detroit Rallies.
A special thanks for the tie-dye shirts for the kids and the special gifts for all the kids at the raffle. Sam loves his rocket toy.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:01 PM   #509
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Rhonda and Dave:

Thanks so much for doing all the heavy lifting. Losta work - and a terrific result. All the rest of us had a terrific time - just hope you folks had enough free time to enjoy yourselves!

Good weather, good food, good times, good people. What more could one want? (Oh, and I guess, good drinks. Sorry I had to miss the open house / drink fest ... trundled all that Champagne and Scotch back home. Maybe next time!)

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Old 08-18-2008, 05:17 AM   #510
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We got into the campground here in Virginia at 9pm on the dot... we were all beat after a day of many stops along the way. We want to thank the Metro Detroit Streamers for a great time and making us feel welcome. We love the t-shirts Rhonda - and the boys wore them all day yesterday as well. Now, make sure all you Detroiters put the WDCU Cherry Blossum on your calendars!

Oh yeah - Zoe' found my Leatherman on the field between the camper and the kitchen at 6am going over for coffee and bananas... thanks for helping me look for it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:40 AM   #511
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I was wondering if you ever found that! Good Job Zoe!
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:24 AM   #512
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A great big Thanks!!!

A heartfelt thanks to Dave and Rhonda for rescuing the rally....not only did they rescue, but they improved!! Rhonda, I don't believe you for a minute when you say you have no more tricks up your sleeve! Really, the two of you outdid yourselves. Derek and I were still talking about the great time we had this morning.

It was great to see everyone again, meet new friends and have new adventures to look forward to! Glad to hear that Rob and Zoe made it home okay!

Anyone interested in a Wines of West Michigan Rally next summer?
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:15 AM   #513
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Just wanted to drop a note saying it was great seeing everyone again! The fellowship, food, drink, and fun were great!

I like to really thank Rhonda and Dave! You did a great job, I know you put in a lot of hard work. It showed with the kids stuff and the food! WOW! I guess I'm kinda new at this rally stuff, but that food spread for dinner and breakfast was tremendous!

I'm looking forward to next year already!
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:30 AM   #514
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Smile Thanks, we'll be back next year

Thanks Rhonda and Dave for all your hard work/$/time on the kids activities, raffle gifts, and organizing everything!! We had a great time and look forward to next year, I think the vote was unanimous, you are elected to run next year's rally
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:30 AM   #515
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I too want to thank Rhonda and Dave for such a GREAT rally!!!!Was really nice meeting the new friends and seeing the old ones again. I know everyone had a wonderful time. The two of you out-did-yourselves on this one..Glad Rob & Zoe made it back safe and sound! So far seems everyone has. Maybe soon we will hear from Steve as they make their way acrossed our great state of MICHIGAN. Was nice seeing them again and so nice of them to drive from St. Louis to meet us.. Thanks once again R & D for a really good rally!!! I will put some photos up soon,, Ralph
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:29 PM   #516
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I was really looking forward to this rally and I am glad to say I was not disappointed. I had a great time, open house was fun, (thanks for all of the nice comments we received on Felix, we enjoy showing him off, maybe next year we'll have some outside work finished) progressive cocktail party was a big hit, potluck was fantastic, hope to have corn again next year. Raffle had a bunch of cool items, Sundays breakfast was unexpected and the weather could not have been better. Enjoyed meeting new people, putting faces to voices and screen names and seeing people from last year. Glad some people drove great distances to attend, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, U.P. of Michigan. Can not thank Dave & Rhonda enough for saving this rally, you guys did a great job and thanks for bringing Ike great to see him in person, our next A/S will be a 13 panel. And thanks to Ralph for the 1964 Michigan trailer license plate, that was so very unexpected.


P.S I'll post photos later, we still need to unpack.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #517
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What an awesome weekend!! I had been somewhat anxious for a few weeks prior not knowing how everything would go, but I am so glad that all of you came and made this rally!

I am still very impressed that Rob and Zoe came all the way to hang out with us, thank you for the raffle donation and your friendship.

Renee and Derek, thank you very much for the IKE license plate frame, that was unexpected, and for the raffle donations.

Laura thank you for doing the work on the Strike Team Shirts, they are very cool and for the raffle contribution.

A special thanks to Ralph for the raffle donations and the corn. Maybe we can all talk him into bringing corn next year?

Roger and Marylou it was great to meet you guys and spend a couple days with you, also thanks for the chair donation.

Carol and Brad, I hope that the wounded in your family recover well, and I appreciate your cookie contribution to the raffle.

Tom and Steve, you guys stepped up to help when needed the most without complaint, you guys are great!

Shawn (sorry if I spelled wrong) Thank you for sharing the carpet samples with all of us, I saw alot of them being carried off.

I would also like to thank Soldier/Combat Medic (Steve and Amy) for taking the time out of their vacation and driving all the way up here from St. Louis, MO. to join us and bring in "The Trailer" for all of to see in person.

While Milan Michigan is most likely not a destination for a lot of people, I hope that it will be in the future as the cooperation and the treatment we got from KC Campground (Mark - owner) was great, the pavillion and kitchen worked out well.

I am genuinely happy that we had as many kids as we did and I even a few ask their parents to call in sick so they could stay longer....priceless!

I had a great time with everyone that came out and maybe in a week or two, I can convince Rhonda that we should do it again next year.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:13 PM   #518
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Thank You Dave and Rhonda , what a wonderful rally. You couldn't have ordered better weather. Everyone was great from the friends We have met before at the We Can Tow It rally and the New friend made this trip. The flag bracket We got from Rob was mounted within an hour from returning home in anticipation of flying flags at the West Branch rally next weekend.The Trash Can Turkey was delicious,and all the other potluck was great as well. Finally as requested here is a picture of bell and Charlie in their blue jean outfits.
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