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Old 06-02-2008, 03:59 PM   #57
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Good News Frank, we can compare all of the best features of the best year for Airstreams.
But leave the pie plates and ice cream maker home because we will be too busy keeping up with all the planned events and local attractions. And running your oven in July might not be the best idea without an air conditioner.
I will hold you to the pie offer at the Fall Pie Bake off Rally TBA at a future date!
If we come, I bake pie... Two pies for that is all my oven will hold. So are there any full hook up site left?
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:23 PM   #58
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So are there any full hook up site left?
On-site camping includes:
  • 3 amp electric (for recharging only; no AC appliances, please)
  • water for filling tanks
  • two pump-outs (Friday and Sunday)*
  • trash drop-off
*Please plan ahead for limited pump-outs and consider your holding tank capacities. Two portable toilets will be available on site. Showers and additional toilets are available at the Victoria Pool (a public swimming pool in the park) within walking distance. Victoria Pool charges $6 per person per day.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:59 PM   #59
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I am on site now (actually courtesy parked a few miles away) and checking out the facilities in preparation for the rally. I am seriously impressed -- this is a beautiful park, which makes sense because it is all leftovers of handsome "Gilded Age" resorts.

The Auto Museum is directly across the street, a couple hundred feet from where we'll be camped. Everyone attending the rally or paying the "walk in" fee for the rally ($45 first person, $30 additional persons) gets free unlimited admission.

The SPAC (Performing Arts Center) is a short walk away. There are multi-use trails for cycling and walking, and dozens of acres of open green lawns for picnicking and hanging out. There are two major spas on site, plus a luxury hotel, plus the Victoria Pool, beautiful and free clay tennis courts (nobody was playing today despite perfect weather), and more.

About a mile away is the racetrack, and about the same distance is downtown Saratoga. The downtown is very nice, with tons of preserved architecture, great shopping, dozens of restaurants and cafe, free wifi everywhere, another park, museums, etc. It is a really fun place and worth a couple of days by itself. We just came from browsing the bookstores and having a chai in the cafe.

Right next to our campsite is a free filling station for spring water. Bring a few jugs! It's delicious. There's more, but I'm out of time for now .. .more later!
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:16 PM   #60
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Geocaching anyone?

Another activity option is geocaching. I noticed there are 80 geocaches hidden in a 10 mile radius around Saratoga Springs. I will be looking to add a few "found its" to my list!
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:27 PM   #61
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I wonder how many Geo cars.... within 10 miles.
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If we come, I bake pie... Two pies for that is all my oven will hold. So are there any full hook up site left?
I will bake cookies!!!!

I am pretty sure we are coming. It will be the weekend after our 3 week adventure to International- but we really want to check it out. We will arrive late on Friday and stay thru Sunday. I think we will bring up the '39 and possibly have Colin bring down our '67 (so we can camp in the '67). Of course we will bring the fur kids too.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:07 AM   #63
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Aprils Airstream cookies rock!

Gary, Peach pie it is. If this "JAM" was two weeks later, we could have fresh homegrown peaches from our orchard. I registered yesterday and we are trailer 79.....
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Aprils Airstream cookies rock!

Gary, Peach pie it is. If this "JAM" was two weeks later, we could have fresh homegrown peaches from our orchard. I registered yesterday and we are trailer 79.....
Good News Frank!
I have been up north and just checked in to the forums to see that you have signed on. Does trailer 79 mean the number of trailers attending so far?

That means everyone else still trying to decide should sign up now. This is the first of it's kind event and next year fuel will be seven dollars a gallon.

NOW is the time! Sign up as the maximum on site paking is one hundred units.
Peach pie, cookies, and Fred Coldwell rumored to attend.

How about that SOTR guy? Signed up?
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the sort guy is only able to come for part of the day on saturday. I think he is having issue about the cost for a family of 5 to come and pay such a high fee for the day. In my not so humble opinion he is a celebrity and the promoters of the event should not only beg him to come, but should pay him to come. That is just my opinion...
Gary, I am going to bake you one fine pie, one that you will never forget...
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the sort guy is only able to come for part of the day on saturday. I think he is having issue about the cost for a family of 5 to come and pay such a high fee for the day. In my not so humble opinion he is a celebrity and the promoters of the event should not only beg him to come, but should pay him to come. That is just my opinion...
Gary, I am going to bake you one fine pie, one that you will never forget...
Geez, you'd think that airstream fixin' place up near Canada would have some special deal for their best customers? Have them all lined up for display since we have heard all the back stories in podcast world.
Maybe it would be cheaper to bring the trailer and smuggle the wife and kids in the back?
So GSM will have to sponsor the vap staff don't you think? I sure would like to see ALL the work done on that long trailer.
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Let me clarify:

Anyone can show up for free and visit to their heart's content. There will be a public Open House on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. So come over and say "Hi" even if you can't stay!

Only if you want to attend the entertainment, dinner, or seminars, or visit the Automobile Museum, would you have to pay a fee. Just lookin' doesn't cost anything!

So Rob (SOTR/VAP) can come for the day if he wants to! We've all been in touch with him lately but I think he has scheduling challenges to work around. Don't know if he will be there yet.

And by the way, Fred Coldwell is confirmed. If you want to see the tentative schedule of events, check it out here. (Sorry, no formal pie contest but I'll be happy to try any pies that are offered and give you my unbiased opinion.)
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:23 AM   #68
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. In my not so humble opinion he is a celebrity and the promoters of the event should not only beg him to come, but should pay him to come. That is just my opinion...
I also should have said " for he has promoted and encouraged countless people to patronize the sponsors of this event. For if it had not been for the SORT guy, I probably would be buying my parts from California, thinking the Blue Beret was the best of the best, and doing all my restoration work myself." Wait, I do all the restoration work myself, but you folks know what I am getting at.... Rob Baker is a major part of this community, I sure hope he is encouraged to attend this event. All that followed by "That is just my opinion...."
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Rich, There will be a big slice of peach pie waiting for you. My entire family is very much looking forward to this event.
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Airstream Celebrity

With all these "Airstream Celebrity's", I'm starting to worry about their safety. Will there be security for them at this event? Could they to end up heading down the same path like many in "Hollywood"? Will they go staight to the front of the line passing the little guy at each event? Getting all the best food, wine, tables, etc...?

I'm also starting to worry about the direction of Airstreaming! Next thing you know, there will be East Coast/Weast Coast wars, stories of how people lost their Airstreams to the "High Life", stories on the front cover of the Blue Beret of the train wrecks many of the "Celebrity's" have become! It starts with just a little event, next thing you know, everything is out of control.

I wish now, I was going to the International in Bozeman! I need to see a tie, black shoes, white shirt and a blue beret to let me know there is still hope for this hobby.

Where's an IBT member when you need them?
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