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Old 03-31-2016, 05:40 PM   #361
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Palmetto Cove, Late 1970's

For those of you enjoying Alumalina at Palmetto Cove, here's a photo of a rally at the park in the late 1970's or early 1980's. The image is a scan of a postcard issued by the park when it was an Airstream Park.

I'm sure the park will look good this weekend filled with Airstreams again.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:27 PM   #362
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Early Thursday morning crew...

Alumalina 2016_03.31.16 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

Watching' a light rain fall mid afternoon...

Alumalina 2016_II__03.31.16 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

Lookin' forward to Friday night possum...the other white meat...

Alumalina 2016_03.31.16-2 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

More fun photos can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fantin...57666484784176
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:57 AM   #363
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We' ve been here since Wednesday best rally we've ever attended. Oh wait a minute this is the first rally we've attended. Our 'Hoot' is bit a silver tent at this point, still a lot of fun!!!!
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:58 AM   #364
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Open house today

If you get around to see some of the very nice units we have at Alumalina this year....a couple of restored ones got my eye:

Alumalina 2016_II_04.01.16-5 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

Alumalina 2016_II_04.01.16-11 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

And, if you missed this seminar, this gal knows her s....stuff

Alumalina 2016_04.01.16 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

And, the famous Possum......feast...LOL

Alumalina 2016_III_04.01.16-4 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

Oh, yes, about fifty photos at this link on Flickr

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Thanks for posting the pic"s Tommie
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The birds...going crazy....

Alumalina 2016_IV_04.01.16 by Tommie Lauer, on Flickr

But, all seems to have gone so very well, our thanks to John and all who helped make the Alumalina 2016 so very successful....
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Very nice images Tommie. Nicely saturated and composed. Well done!
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Very nice photos of the two restored units. Love that kitchen up front with small dinette.
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Last night around 8:00 or so, the power went out. This isn't news for any of us here, obviously, but for anybody doing armchair rallying, and wondered where we all went, now you onow.
The power came back on sometime after midnight. I don't think there was any damage, except possibly to everyone's enthusiasm. I can tell you it gets really dark here with no lights... Duh...
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Evidently the entire area was without power. It was indeed dark, and with no moon, we could see all the stars. Awesome sight.
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I woke up and reset my clock to 11:50. And, yes the stars were amazing.

The gust of wind the followed the outage was awesome! I never felt any wind that strong outside of a frightening storm. I presume it took down a tree onto a powerline before getting to us.

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Newbie inquiry, and apologies if this isn't the best procedure for my question. My wife Kathy and I are new owners of a '72 Land Yacht Safari. We live in Brevard and want to drop in and visit the rally today but without our AS... Honestly because it needs a lot of TLC. Would it be ok to drop in today and chat with some members? We're anxious to remodel together but want to benchmark first. Thanks for any replies.
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Evidently the entire area was without power. It was indeed dark, and with no moon, we could see all the stars. Awesome sight.
It was both visually beautiful as well as beautufully practical. Without power we relished in the fact that Wally designed everything to work without city power.
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Newbie inquiry, and apologies if this isn't the best procedure for my question. My wife Kathy and I are new owners of a '72 Land Yacht Safari. We live in Brevard and want to drop in and visit the rally today but without our AS... Honestly because it needs a lot of TLC. Would it be ok to drop in today and chat with some members? We're anxious to remodel together but want to benchmark first. Thanks for any replies.
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We just returned home from an incredible weekend in South Carolina at Alumilina!!! It was a chance to meet up with old friends while making new ones along the way.

Special thanks to John and the entire Palmetto Cove volunteers that hosted such a wonderful event.

Can't wait to see everyone again soon.

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Thanks to John & Susan et al, good bye to old friends and new acquaintances.

Travel safely, and see you down the road.


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Back home after four wonderful days with new and old friends alike at a great biannual event in the Carolina mountains. Thanks to John/Susan and all the Palmetto gang who chip in to make this fun filled event possible. 'Til next time...
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Back home safe and tired. Just used a new GPS and still managed to go the wrong way on our East is North marked routes. But the new GPS with backup camera did make a turn around easier to correct the I don't need no stinking directions attitude by the driver.

Sometimes a paper map just says so much more.

To the Alumalina Team movers and shakers, just keep moving and shaking. Just work on the weather forecasting skills a tiny bit more but that rain was pretty polite all things considered.

Special tip 'o the hat to Chillpoints Jon for showing his DO skills. And I think there's a quiter helper back there making a lot of it possible too, hi Allison. But there was this other guy and his Volcano DO cooking that showed ANOTHER twist to making heat sources, thanks Bruce. And still learned a new twist on a pizza oven, gotta look into how I can try my existing pizza stone and homemake the cover.

Thanks Sandpaper, Susan, Terry and Annie for all of the efforts. It takes a lot.
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We are stopped for the night at a Pilot truck stop just south of the Kentucky border on I-75. Bob is going to call the Airstream Service Center in the morning to see if we can get in earlier. We hope so.

Thank you, Sandlapper and all for another super Alumalina. It was great to see old friends and make a few new. We won't be back east for a long time, if ever. Come visit us in Yellowstone this summer if you are in the Park. We will be at the Fishing Bridge Service Station.


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I was so sorry to miss it this spring. Planned to show up with my 10 meter Avion - The Pewter Palace - but life interrupted. In the midst of trying to retire by June 1, my business partner got some minor chest pains.... angio? right? no problemo? right?

And then surprise - triple bypass.

He's recovering slowly - and between that and all of the other craziness I was stuck in Virginia. Goal - FALL with the BIG trayla!

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