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Old 04-11-2004, 08:32 PM   #29
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Deja Vu

I'll also vote for the campfires, but with a twist: try to get someone to organize a little music, campfire songs, or other group participation activity and make sure it has appeal for all ages! People with kids will come if there's more to do than just sit and chat.
Interesting, just minutes after I read this, I received an email from our unit President asking me to bring my banjo to our rally this month for an evening singalong and campfire on the deck at the RV park. I think I'll take my tenor guitar instead since it is more mellow and works well with a singalong.

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Old 04-24-2004, 03:44 PM   #30
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things not to have at a rally:
games that exploit animals or people
for example turtle races and beauty contest'

No to the crack of dawn breakfast that consist of weak coffee and sugary snacks, Yes to an expresso machine and a place to socalize and or read the paper in the morning. A donut is NOT a breakfast food.
Activities that involve the outdoors and Camping like hikes and bike rides and campfires and learning about the stars and roasting marshmallows and collecting flowers or fossils or pine nuts, or learning the names of the tress or plants or how to survive in an Airstream under any conditions,
Open house is always fun.
My perfect rally would actually be held in the woods .

I guess I want the emphasis to be on camping and other want to go in a differnt direction .

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Old 04-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #31
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It seems to me we have two "camps" here (pun intended ) - the campers and the travelers.

When we started with our first AS, we were campers. Always went to the woods and state parks, and had a campfire every night. We still enjoy those trips, but our main focus has changed.

After we moved from WI back to FL, we sold our AS and went on Caribbean cruises for vacations.

Now we've definitely become travelers. We bought an Argosy MH after several years without an RV. Now it's more about having a comfy home no matter the destination, and where our dog is always welcome.
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Old 04-25-2004, 07:35 AM   #32
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I am a member of both camps, as i suspect many are. I love the camping in the state parks, out with my kids. But also we have really enjoyed the travel part--going a thousand miles in our little home with access to historic and scenic America..being able to sight see all day and return home to something familiar..our aluminum home, and our little dog comfortably waiting for us. Sure has been fun.
Even short day trips to green-way paths with the motorhome parked as our rest and lunch spot are extra fun now.
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:52 PM   #33
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I have to say I love the traveling, our favorite time is when we drive to Colorado and camp at 10,000 feet at Molas Lake. We are camping in the finest private Lodge on the Lake even tho there is no electricity or running water around. But we are at Lodge Airstream and I just push a button and my genny cranks up and I get the weather channel over the satellite on my flat screen, okay regular TV, then I nuke up some half and half and make the froth for my Latte . And after a shower and fresh cloths I go outside and I am in the middles of the Rocky Mountains and there is bear stealing my trout line, so I just go back in for awhile, and watch a DVD on how to deal with unruly wildlife! This is camping at Lodge Airstream, it's been everything I dreamed of and more. And I have never met and Airstreamer that I didn't like. It just hasn't happened..
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Maybe there should be more rallys of a specific nature for example : seniors , family's , full timers , families with children, sorta break em up find specifics for each demographic. your scheduling and activities will vary for each rally ... having different ralleys at the same location on consecutive weekends or week days what ever .fits the group or for 6-8 weeks and they groups can overlap each other ... and work the groups into segments of the month...have them every month alll summer and one day when work, home, children, spouses, repairs all get cought up then and maybe I'LL GET TO COME TOO...

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