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Alumitater 01-16-2014 06:18 AM

Canopener 2015
 
9th Annual Canopener Rally

January 9-11, 2015

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Gregory E. Moore RV Resort

7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

(850)267-8330

You are invited to attend a fun-filled weekend in northwest Florida at beautiful Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The park's beaches have sugar white sand, the water is a wonderful emerald green and temperatures average a high of 61 degrees in early January.

This rally just keeps growing in popularity – there were approximately 90 Airstream trailers and motor homes at the 2014 Canopener Rally.

Fun and sharing a good time with like-minded fellow Airstreamers is the main agenda. The park offers hiking, beautiful beaches and trails suitable for jogging or bicycling. Many participants bring their kayaks. There are numerous outstanding restaurants in the Santa Rosa area.

Scheduled activities include a potluck dinner and breakfast, breakfast or hike with the ranger, cornhole board tournament, Airstream trailer open house, new Airstream trailers on display courtesy of Foley RV and a number of other fun informal social activities.

Although the rally is officially Friday through Sunday, January 9-11, 2015, some folks do arrive early to take advantage of the park and surrounding area. There have been informal events preceding the official start of the rally and these will be identified on this thread as organized.

There will be a link posted for the RSVP signup page. We request each attendee RSVP as this is the source of information used for badge and map creation as well as planning purposes.

Reservations for campsites must be made through Reserve America. Their policy prohibits reservation more than 11 months in advance of your arrival date (see their site for exact details). Loop 103 has traditionally been where most Airstreams locate and the loop will fill quickly. If you miss loop 103 don’t worry, there will be Airstreams located throughout the park.

There are no rally fees.

Link to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Website:

Welcome to Florida State Parks

Link to Reserve America Website:

https://www.reserveamerica.com/campin...abIndex=Search

Legal Disclaimer

Your attendance at this rally is with the understanding that it is not sponsored by any person or organization. The responsibility for all expenses is borne by individual attendees. Likewise, all liability for any accidents, personal injuries, or damages (either at the rally site or while traveling to/from) is strictly the responsibility of individual attendees. In other words, this event is the same as if you were traveling/camping on your own, and happened to arrive at a campground where many other Airstreams were staying. Organizers/hosts are only acting in the capacity of “information providers” and “facilitators,” and will be held harmless from any damage claims resulting from your attendance.

m.hony 01-16-2014 06:27 AM

Wow! That was fast!

Firedog1 01-16-2014 06:38 AM

we will be there in 2015, hope for a little less rain.

Alumitater 01-16-2014 06:40 AM

RSVP for Canopener 2015
 
Here is the link to the RSVP page for this Canopener rally:

Airstream Forums - Canopener 2015

Alumitater 01-16-2014 09:26 AM

Canopener 2015 RSVP
 
Folks:

No need to RSVP quite yet, as you cannot report your site number until Reserve America accepts reservations sometime in February.

I probably created the page a bit early, so please wait to RSVP until you have your site reserved.

Thanks for your patience as I learn the ropes.

Tom

Roadtoaster 01-16-2014 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alumitater (Post 1404331)
Folks:

No need to RSVP quite yet, as you cannot report your site number until Reserve America accepts reservations sometime in February.

I probably created the page a bit early, so please wait to RSVP until you have your site reserved.

Thanks for your patience as I learn the ropes.

Tom

I can't wait!!!!

Silver Otter 01-20-2014 08:00 AM

OK, computer calendar is set to remind me to book our site on Feb. 9th or 10th. Look forward to seeing everyone next year!

nilesrob 01-22-2014 06:44 PM

We won't be at Canopener next year, but anyone who is looking for a camping location before or after (like we did this year) may want to check out Oscar Scherer State Park, south of Sarasota on the west coast (Osprey, FL). Really nice, great sites (electric and water).

Karen has been on hikes and biking and I have been kayaking. There is a bald eagle nest with two young eagles - really cool. Karen wanted to shoot them for dinner, but I explained how politically incorrect that might be perceived.

Highly recommend this campground, but make plans early - not a ton of sites and they fill up early (what a shock).

Silverbee 01-22-2014 07:07 PM

First Canopener
 
We plan to make this our first Canopener rally. Really look forward to it.
Tom and Deborah

DeltaQueen 01-23-2014 06:46 PM

Brad, great meeting you and Karen at the Canopener. Awesome photos of your follow on trip!.. we'll Bookmark Oscar Scherer State Park, for a definite stay some day...

Alumitater 02-03-2014 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverbee (Post 1406976)
We plan to make this our first Canopener rally. Really look forward to it.
Tom and Deborah

Silverbee: Robin and I are probably two of the few Canopenians who know where Fuquay-Varina is located! We used to live in Cary. Ever been to "Toot and Tell It"? Look forward to meeting you and having you as guests. Tom

megandrudy 02-03-2014 06:29 PM

wish we could come!
 
We attended the 2013 Canopener because it fell during Christmas break. We had a great time. I am sad that the date has been moved, and we could not attend this year. It looks like next year won't happen either. Wish the date could fall during Christmas break again....we would be there!

:sad:

Florida 55 02-03-2014 07:35 PM

Canopener 2014 Video
 
If you've never attended a Canopener here are links to the Canopener 2014 and 2013 videos to give you a taste of the food, fun, activities, and fellowship you can expect when you attend Canopener 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsaKrimSMP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Low9oiBvbhs

Al and Missy 02-03-2014 07:48 PM

It's on our list!
 
We were "just looking" this year and spent early January in NC with snow and below 0 temperatures but we had a fire in the fireplace and it was all good. I followed the forum traffic and wished that we had an Airstream and could go.

Next year, no excuses. We found a great 2001 Safari twin and brought it home (all 8 miles) last Saturday. We have been emptying, cleaning, organizing, servicing appliances and making small repairs for a week now, and trying to plan a one or two-nighter near home for a shakedown cruise. It is hard to find a campsite in Florida this time of year!

Silverbee 02-03-2014 08:07 PM

Toot and Tell It
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alumitater (Post 1411315)
Silverbee: Robin and I are probably two of the few Canopenians who know where Fuquay-Varina is located! We used to live in Cary. Ever been to "Toot and Tell It"? Look forward to meeting you and having you as guests. Tom

Tom and Robin:

Yes-we know Toot and Tell It. When we say where we are from, most say "what was that?" Deb went to Garner High and grew up between Fuquay and Garner. Tom is a transplant from South Carolina but has been here 35 years. We look forward to meeting you as well as everyone else. We have talked about Canopener for quite a while. Can't wait.

Tom and Deborah

Florida 55 02-03-2014 08:19 PM

Tom & Deborah,

Hello from another Tarheel who knows where Fuquay Varina is located. I grew up near Hubert and now live in Pfafftown.

There's another fun rally coming up closer to home the end of March at Lake Wateree, South Carolina called Alumalina. The campground is fully booked now but there is always the possibility of a cancellation. Many of the Canopener attendees will be at Alumalina. Check out the thread on the Forums. The weekend after Alumalina the Carolina's unit of the WBCCI is having a unit rally in New Bern. If you are interested in attending, PM me.

Another good place to visit in the late spring and through the summer is the Virginia Highland Haven Airstream Park between Floyd and Roanoke, Virginia. It is an Airstream only campground, with 46 full hookup sites, located on 75 acres on top of a ridge line in the Blue Ridge. The views and sunsets are beautiful. It is a great place to spend a weekend or a week. If you like bluegrass music, local musicians play live every Friday night in nearby Floyd.

We hope you enjoy your Airstream as much as we've enjoyed ours for 2 1/2 years!

Silverbee 02-03-2014 08:32 PM

Chuck:
Thanks for the good information. Actually, we attended the first two Alumalinas in Charlotte. John has done a great job with that rally. However, we are both retiring at the end of March and won't make this one. We look forward to meeting you - Just watched your great video. And yes, would like to go to Highland Haven-bluegrass is in our blood. See you then if not before.

T&D

knunut 02-07-2014 10:09 AM

Looks like Reservations are open. Sites are "Going"

Alumitater 02-07-2014 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverbee (Post 1411420)
Tom and Robin:

Yes-we know Toot and Tell It. When we say where we are from, most say "what was that?" Deb went to Garner High and grew up between Fuquay and Garner. Tom is a transplant from South Carolina but has been here 35 years. We look forward to meeting you as well as everyone else. We have talked about Canopener for quite a while. Can't wait.

Tom and Deborah

Look forward to meeting you. I worked in Gardner when we lived there. Will have to trade stories for sure. Keep in touch or send us a PM and we will be glad assist you with your Canopener trip when time comes. BTW, do you know where UCLA is?

Alphonse 02-07-2014 02:41 PM

Al and Vickie on 138

Greg - I am bringing the Crow


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