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SouthernNights
10-05-2009, 05:06 PM
2144 State Road S-26-772, Longs, SC
Venue:



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Willow Tree Resort
520 Southern Sights Dr.
2000 Old Buck Creek Road (GPS Address)
Longs, SC 29568
Reservation Contact: Mary
843 756 4334
www.willowtreervr.com (http://www.willowtreervr.com)
Pets ok?: Yes - No Fee
WiFi available: Yes - Free
Note that the address on the map to the right - 2144 State Road S-26-772 is what we had to put in Google Maps in order to point to the entrance to Willow Tree. It may or may not be what you need to put in your GPS to get there. For certain, we know that 520 Southern Sights Drive will NOT get you there :( Please use 2000 Old Buck Creek Rd in your GPS.


Details:



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From: 04/23/2010 to: 04/25/2010
Number of sites held: 25
Site fee: $45 per night.
Club Member Event fee: $0 Per Person
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 04/24/2010
Potluck time: 6:00 PM
Contact:



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Event Leader: SouthernNights (click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=5755)
Additional Info:
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2010 South Carolina Spring Rally

Willow Tree Resort
April 23-25, 2010
Come join us for the Spring Rally. Enjoy spring time on the SC coast with warm sunshine, cool nights and great people.

Make your reservations by calling
Willow Tree Resort
520 Southern Sights Dr.
Longs, SC, 29568
866-207-2267
http://www.willowtreervr.com/

Events will include:
screen door upgrade workshop led by Gary Fowler
Fire Safety and Prevention for RVs
Pot luck dinners
and
warm campfires!!!


We have 10 sites set aside for this rally with more available if needed. Tell them you are with the the Heartland Rally.

What a great precursor to the Eastern Rally at the Outerbanks. Come spend the weekend in SC and then a short drive up the road and you will be at the Eastern Rally the following weekend.

This is a first class campground with HUGE paved sites, full hookups, concrete patios, freshwater lake including a beach, pools and much much more!!!!


Hope to see you there. When you make your reservations, please post your site number and day of arrival here.


SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

PLEASE SEE POST #87 FOR MORE INFO!!!!!!!!!!



updated map
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/piratevader1/WillowTreeRevApr17.jpg







IMPORTANT!

If using GPS or any direction finder program use: 2000 old buck creek rd.
Using 520 Southern Sights Drive will not bring you to WillowTree Resort.

From I95:
Take exit #193, travel south on SC HWY 9 for approximately 54 miles.
Turn left on SC HWY 905 for 1.8 miles.
Turn left onto Old Buck Creek Rd. (after the baptist church) for 1.4 miles
Turn right into WillowTree.


From Myrtle Beach:
Take 501 west to HWY 31N.
Travel north until Hwy 31 ends.
Exit left ramp onto Hwy 9 North toward Loris.
Turn right onto SC 905, travel 1.8 miles.
Turn left onto Old Buck Creek Rd for 1.4 miles
Turn right into WillowTree.

From Wilmington:
Take 17 south to Little River, SC.
Exit off 17 South onto Hwy 9 North for approximately 10 miles.
Turn right onto SC 905 north for 1.8 miles.
Turn left onto Old Buck Creek Rd. for 1.4 miles.
Turn right into WillowTree.

Nabo
10-05-2009, 08:47 PM
Great flyer :). Hum - will have to think about it.

SouthernNights
10-06-2009, 03:36 AM
I added the the campground link. Sorry i missed that.

Nabo, would love for you to join us if you can.

mjatwalker
10-06-2009, 11:15 AM
That sure sounds tempting Larry. Willow Tree then Camp Hatteras. We are going to have to work on this.

Mike

dbylinski
10-06-2009, 01:08 PM
OK, you don't have to twist my arm. We'll be in site 51. Back to back Rallies, how cool is that?

SouthernNights
10-06-2009, 01:53 PM
Great Debbie. Right next to us at both rallies!! Looking forward to it.

timdebs
10-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Larry, Debbie and I just made our reservation, we are on site 21 which was on the other side of you this past weekend, where the BIG MOTORHOME was.

kwolbeck
10-06-2009, 02:14 PM
Nelly and I plan to join you at Willow Tree. We have reserved site 48. Our plan is to arrive on Tuesday, 20 April and stay for a week. Tuesday, 27 April we will head up to Camp Hatteras for the East Coast rally where we will stay for a week.

Kevin

SouthernNights
10-06-2009, 03:05 PM
Wow, great guys. Now y'all need to convince Mjatwalker to join us.

Thanks to everyone for making reservations early.

mjatwalker
10-07-2009, 08:29 AM
It's official--Michael and I are booked for site 50 arriving 4/22 departing 4/27 then heading for Camp Hatteras and another fun-filled rally. Can't wait!

boatto5er
10-07-2009, 09:19 AM
You guys all have too much vacation time built up:(:(:(.

mjatwalker
10-07-2009, 09:55 AM
Come on Gus, You are the Rally King!!

Mike

tomj
10-07-2009, 10:07 AM
We will be in site #50. Arriving Thurs. 4/22 and departing 4/29 for the rally at Hatteras. We will be bringing our kayaks and our Boston Terriers. Should be lots of fun.

jbeletti
10-07-2009, 10:29 AM
I just made my reservations for 6 nights. I will be in site 56. I arrive 4/22 and depart 4/28. I will be heading to NC for the Eastern Regional rally after this.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Jim

SouthernNights
10-07-2009, 11:24 AM
TomJ- Welcome to the Heartland forum and the spring rally. We are glad to have you here and excited that you have signed up for the rally. I did call Willow Tree about your site 50 and they told me you had upgraded to the lake on site 20. That is correct right?

Mike and Ann-Glad you guys could make it!!

Jim- I saw Gus's email about you coming to the Eastern Rally. Then I saw this post. Glad you could make it to the SC rally too.

John and Debbie, Kevin and Nelly, Tim and Debbie-I am excited that you guys can make it.


Once again Mike and Ann Walker are going to help us with Shirts for the SC rally. Once we have more info on price and time schedules, I will post the info on how to order them.

kwolbeck
10-07-2009, 11:46 AM
You guys all have too much vacation time built up:(:(:(.

Gus, For me I am trying to think of it as limitless vacation time after 26 years of Navy life.

Kevin

jbeletti
10-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Kevin,

It will be great to see you and Nelly again. And to see some of the new toys on your RV. I also notice you got a new truck. Congrats!

Jim

kwolbeck
10-07-2009, 12:30 PM
Kevin,

It will be great to see you and Nelly again. And to see some of the new toys on your RV. I also notice you got a new truck. Congrats!

Jim


Jim,

The toys(level-up install) and new truck is what kept us from hooking up with you in August. Our reservations at the SC rally and East Coast rally are already scheduled so no excuses for us now. Looking forward to seeing you and the others at the rallys. Some familiar faces and some new ones.

Kevin

dbylinski
10-07-2009, 01:08 PM
Hey Gus - Ball's in your court - You going in for the goal or what? :D

mjatwalker
10-07-2009, 02:50 PM
Looks like we got us a little convoy starting y'all. Willow Tree to Camp Hatteras.

timdebs
10-07-2009, 03:02 PM
Here a couple of pictures of Willow Tree we took this past weekend.

mjatwalker
10-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Nice pictures Tim. Willow Tree looks nice.

timdebs
10-07-2009, 03:16 PM
It really is an awesome place. Got pictures of 2 eagles flying around also, they stay by the lake. Campground is a hidden gem.

trdeal
10-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Site 54.Arrive April 22,leave April 25,maybe latter if can work it out at work.

SouthernNights
10-07-2009, 04:15 PM
Great Terry. You will really like the size of the sites considering how big your rig is.

trdeal
10-07-2009, 04:27 PM
Great Terry. You will really like the size of the sites considering how big your rig is.We have heard some great things about it for a few years now.We are looking forward to it.

dbylinski
10-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Is it April yet?

boatto5er
10-07-2009, 08:28 PM
Hey Gus - Ball's in your court - You going in for the goal or what? :D

OK - you guys broke me down. Too late this evening to call, but I'll make reservations tomorrow.

mjatwalker
10-07-2009, 08:38 PM
So you just couldn't resist. Welcome to the party.

dbylinski
10-08-2009, 03:07 AM
Way to go Gus ;)

tomj
10-08-2009, 07:27 AM
Larry - Yes we did move to a lakeside site, #20.

boatto5er
10-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Debra and I will be on Site #53, arriving Apr 22:), departing Apr 27:(, (by golly - we got ourselves a Convoy!:eek:)

SouthernNights
10-08-2009, 09:52 AM
Debra and I will be on Site #53, arriving Apr 22:), departing Apr 27:(, (by golly - we got ourselves a Convoy!:eek:)


Gus I am so glad that you have volunteered to help at our rally. :eek::D

boatto5er
10-08-2009, 09:59 AM
Gus I am so glad that you have volunteered to help at our rally. :eek::D

I'm good at that! I volunteer to eat food, relax by the lake, watch you work...and all that kind of stuff:D.

SouthernNights
10-08-2009, 10:35 AM
Well, we are rapidly going through our ten sites that were set aside for our Heartland Rally. Two families, TomJ and Timdebs have opted to upgrade and be on the lake.

I have talked with Mary at Willow Tree and asked her to set aside 10 more sites.

They are:36,37,39-43, 63-65. 64 and 65 are buddy sites. In other words the door side of the trailers will face each other. Pretty cool.


Here is a link to the site map at Willow Tree.

http://www.willowtreervr.com/sitemap.html

We have also reserved the banquet room for Saturday evening. In SC, the weather in April is very unpredictable so we thought it best to be on the safe side. For those of you not from here, watch the weather close as it gets close to April. You may have to bring jackets or it may be so hot, shorts will be needed.

mjatwalker
10-08-2009, 02:09 PM
I vote for shorts!!!

SouthernNights
10-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Mike, you now have another job.

Try to get some work out of Gus. I realize this may seem like the hardest job at the rally....well, it is.

boatto5er
10-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Mike, you now have another job.

Try to get some work out of Gus. I realize this may seem like the hardest job at the rally....well, it is.

Has anyone seen my missing motorized Lazy-Boy recliner?:D

dbylinski
10-08-2009, 03:56 PM
Wow, you guys make me want to grab a necktie and proclaim "tough crowd!" :eek: C'mon spring!

mjatwalker
10-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Mike, you now have another job.

Try to get some work out of Gus. I realize this may seem like the hardest job at the rally....well, it is.


I thought that was the Wagon Masters job. BTW who is the W.M. ?

SouthernNights
10-08-2009, 04:32 PM
I thought that was the Wagon Masters job. BTW who is the W.M. ?

Uhm..that is me. I was told it is a combined job along with chapter leader.

mjatwalker
10-08-2009, 04:45 PM
Well Larry, I guess you need to pass that torch.

mjatwalker
10-08-2009, 07:43 PM
And before you start, just remember I said junior assistant wagon master.

dbylinski
10-09-2009, 03:04 AM
Mike & Ann,

Is that a Pamlico Sound sunset behind your rig in Hatteras on your posts? Nice pic.

SouthernNights
10-09-2009, 04:47 AM
Mike has graciously volunteered to be our Asst. Wagon Master. Thanks Mike!:)

mjatwalker
10-09-2009, 06:31 AM
Yes it is Deb, It took me a while to figure out how to git it there.

mjatwalker
10-09-2009, 06:34 AM
Mike has graciously volunteered to be our Asst. Wagon Master. Thanks Mike!:)


Your welcome Larry.

cjhicks
10-09-2009, 08:59 PM
Just made our plans to attend the SC Rally, We will be on site # 57, ariving April 22 and joining the "Convoy to Camp Hatteras" on the 27th.

SouthernNights
10-10-2009, 05:16 AM
Calvin and Judy, that is terrific!. Looking forward to you guys joining us!

Randy
10-11-2009, 11:52 AM
Larry, Santha made reservations yesterday. We will be on site 58. Arriving on the 22nd and departing the 25th. We really enjoyed the outer banks but neither of us can swing two weeks off to make both rallies. We love willow tree campground. Randy

SouthernNights
10-11-2009, 02:08 PM
Hi Randy and Santha, Glad you could make it to the SC rally!!

mjatwalker
10-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Hi Larry, How many rigs so far?

Mike

SouthernNights
10-12-2009, 02:57 AM
We are at 11 families right now but.

Here is the setup as it stands right now.

Please see Post #1 for an updated map.

davebennington
10-12-2009, 06:59 AM
Larry,

I called and reserved a site on 10/9. They must not have updated the site map yet.

Dave

SouthernNights
10-12-2009, 07:58 AM
Hey Dave, Glad to hear you are coming.
I looked throught the posts to see if I missed your post about coming. What site do you have and what dates are you going to be there.
I will ask Sam to update the map.
Thanks

Phil Smith
10-12-2009, 03:12 PM
Becky and I have our reservations in. They have us in site 60. I don't think we will be able to make the East Coast Rally though. Somebody has to keep working to get this economy rollin'!:mad:

SouthernNights
10-12-2009, 03:30 PM
Good you and Becky could come to make baggie omeletts for everyone:D

We might see you guys next weekend. We will know by Monday.

davebennington
10-12-2009, 04:27 PM
Phil,

Yes we all understand that someone has to keep the economy going and I for one thank you and anyone else that is working hard everyday, especially once a month when the SS check comes to the mail box (LOL).

Dave

Phil Smith
10-12-2009, 04:36 PM
My only request is that you old retirees Pleease leave a little bit for us baby boomers. My 401K has turned into a 200.5K so I'm going to need a little SS myself!:eek::eek::eek:

mjatwalker
10-12-2009, 05:29 PM
Don't worry Phil, Things will turn around and if not Larry has plenty to spread around.

Mike

jbeletti
10-12-2009, 10:26 PM
Larry, Santha made reservations yesterday. We will be on site 58. Arriving on the 22nd and departing the 25th. We really enjoyed the outer banks but neither of us can swing two weeks off to make both rallies. We love willow tree campground. Randy

Randy,

I first met you and Santha at Willowtree. I think it was 2007. Looking forward to seeing you both again.

Jim

SouthernNights
10-13-2009, 12:10 PM
Updated map for Willow Tree. A few people have switched sites and we have added a few.

Please see Post #1 for an updated map.

Randy
10-14-2009, 08:02 AM
Jim you are right about the meeting. Willow Tree is a great place to stay. We plan on this rally next year and also looking at the national Rally in Nashville. I will ask Santha to make biscuits and gravy for us. Randy

BURNHAMROG
10-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Janet and I have our reservations in. They have us in site 58.

SouthernNights
10-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Glad you could join us!! You might want to call the campground back and talk with Mary. As it stands right now, Randy is also on site 58.

Also so everyone knows, JP and Rita Lewis will be joining us on site 36!!

FYI-We are up to 15 rigs at the South Caolina Rally!!!!Wow, How cool is that going to be when most of the rigs move from SC to the Mega East Coast Rally? Can you picture maybe 10 or 15 Heartlands running up the interstate?? SOB trailers--watch out:D

timdebs
10-15-2009, 02:29 PM
FYI-We are up to 15 rigs at the South Caolina Rally!!!!Wow, How cool is that going to be when most of the rigs move from SC to the Mega East Coast Rally? Can you picture maybe 10 or 15 Heartlands running up the interstate?? SOB trailers--watch out:D

Which roads would you take from Willow Tree to Hatteras? If it is 17 North that means you would come right through New Bern and then I would have to join in.

boatto5er
10-15-2009, 02:36 PM
Which roads would you take from Willow Tree to Hatteras? If it is 17 North that means you would come right through New Bern and then I would have to join in.

Join, heck:eek:!! You know the route from there to Hatteras. You'd have to take over the lead:D!!

timdebs
10-15-2009, 03:17 PM
Depending on which day you decide to come through town, DW will still be teaching. If nothing else I will get on the over pass and take pictures, heck might even call the local tv station and get you on the news.

dbylinski
10-15-2009, 03:32 PM
Film at 11 cool!

boatto5er
10-15-2009, 05:12 PM
Depending on which day you decide to come through town, DW will still be teaching. If nothing else I will get on the over pass and take pictures, heck might even call the local tv station and get you on the news.

I bet Deb (yours) wouldn't mind if you took the Landmark on up to Hatteras a couple of days ahead of her:rolleyes:.

timdebs
10-16-2009, 06:20 AM
"De L.E. May" leaving the yard without her knowing I was going to Camp Hatteras, hum would not be a good day for her children.

dbylinski
10-16-2009, 09:35 AM
If it will help you Tim, this Deb don't mind at all if you take the Landmark for a few days :eek:

ncrebel8
10-16-2009, 04:06 PM
Just made reservations for the rally. We will be on site #34. Arriving on April 22nd. Appearantly all of the sites that were set aside for the rally have been taken. Looks like there will be a large group guys.

SouthernNights
10-16-2009, 04:35 PM
Wesley and Niki,

Great, looking foward to seeing you there.

What did they tell you about the sites? According to my count there are 16 people now signed up but a few have opted for the lake so we should still have 6 sights available.
I will call them tomorrow. I will let you know the outcome in case you would like to move to a rally site.

ncrebel8
10-16-2009, 05:05 PM
Michelle said there were no more sites available in the rally sites, so i took one close to them. I was hoping for site 36, but she seemed to think it was taken. So we took 34, one row over. If you need to move us into that site, thats fine just let me know.

SouthernNights
10-16-2009, 05:20 PM
If you like 34 that is great! JP and Rita Lewis have 36.

ncrebel8
10-16-2009, 05:25 PM
cool, we are good on 34

SouthernNights
10-18-2009, 05:33 AM
Please click on the "updated "map on the first post to see who has what site!

Flying Dutchman
10-18-2009, 06:50 AM
We made reservations a few days ago but have been without internet to post sooner. We will be in site #37:), arriving 4/22 until 4/26. We then plan on going to the Eastern rally in Hatteras with a stop somewhere in between. Looking forward to another great rally with wonderful friends.

SouthernNights
10-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Glad you guys could make both rallies again. Looking forward to seeing you again.

The map on post 1 has been updated.

Mike Walker and I are working on a design for the SC Rally nshirt. If everyone remembers, he was responsible for getting us the shirts for the Hatteras rally.
I do not have a price yet, but once I do, I will post it.
Our order target dates will be Jan 1 2010-March 15 2010.
More details to follow....

SouthernNights
11-24-2009, 06:05 AM
Here is an updated list of everyone attending the SC rally. If anyone has made reservations and not posted here, please let me know what site you have and when you will be arriving.

Name ----Site -----Forum name

John and Debbie Bylinski ---65--- Dbylinski

Tim and Debbie Fodrie ---21 ---TimDebs

Kevin and Nellie Wolbeck ---48 ---KNJP123

Michael and Ann Walker--- 50 ---MJAWalker - Asst honorary wagon master guy

Tom and Sue Johnson ---20 ---TomJ

Jim Beletti ---64 ----JBeletti Head Honcho guy

Terry and Renee Deal ---54 ---TRDeal

Gus and Debra Funderburg ---53 ---Boat to 5er(Fred will keep an eye on these two. :D

Calvin and Judy Hicks ---57 ---CJHicks

Randy and Santha Allen ---58 ---Randy

Dave and Julie Yocum ---55 ---davebennington

Phil and Becky Smith ---51 ---Phil Smith -09 chapter leader guy

J.P. and Rita Lewis ---36 ---Lew2885

Roger and Janet Burnham ---56 ---Burnhamrog

Wesley and Niki Norwood ---34 ---NCRebel 8

Eric and Dorothy Van Opstsal ---37 ---Flying Dutchman

Larry and Sam Bandstra ---52 ---SouthernNights

John and Marsha ---------39----Currituck0209

Joun and Sue Younger----40-----DoolyMax

Total count 19.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone. If I mispelled a name, please forgive me. I promise to do better in the future.:angel:

trdeal
11-24-2009, 06:16 AM
Sounds like a good time just waiting to happen.Looking forward to it.

currituck0209
12-02-2009, 02:24 PM
John & marsha have reserved site 39 for the sc rally, & site 402 for hatteras rally. See you all there. Cant wait.

boatto5er
12-02-2009, 02:52 PM
John & marsha have reserved site 39 for the sc rally, & site 402 for hatteras rally. See you all there. Cant wait.

All right! Another "Double Dipper".:D

SouthernNights
12-02-2009, 05:39 PM
Got your PM John and Marsha. Sam will update the site map soon.

Thanks for joining us in SC and again in NC..

SouthernNights
12-11-2009, 06:19 AM
Got your PM DoolyMax. Looking forward to meeting both of you.
Thanks for joining us.:)

SouthernNights
12-31-2009, 06:26 PM
For those attending the SC rally, Mike Walker (mjatwalker) has worked out our shirts with the same lady who provided the VA chapter rally in Sept.

Shirt price is $10.00 per shirt.

Checks can be sent directly to Mike.

Please include sizes.

Mike's address is:

Mike Walker
14220 Triadelphia Mill Road
Dayton, MD 21036

All shirts must be odered by April 3, 2010.

Thanks Mike for all your work.

SouthernNights
01-09-2010, 05:06 PM
FYI

Gary (Gary F) has just signed up for site 41. That leaves 5 spots left at a "reduced rally" rate. But at 20 rigs, that now gives us the banquet hall for free. (Jim B, I had to remind Mary of that so it might when you registar i n person before you get your deposit back.) Not really wanting to use the hall unless the weather does cooperate with us.

(Gus did tell me that if it rains, his contribution to this rally is to wash everyones rig. Nice Guy.:D)

It's a good thing Gary signed up for a site considering he is teaching our screen door mod class.

I know some of you guys are waiting a little to see how your plans work out- if we need more than 5 more sites I think I can still get them. But the sooner we can find out who is coming the better chance we have of getting more sites if needed.

OK,-- I will be putting out an agenda this weekend. Please don't expect to have an event packed weekend. It WILL be very laid back with lots of visit time.

PS-still not sure what the rate will be excatly. When I talked with Mary (WillowTree) on Friday she said that management has not made a decision yet. She did tell me upon check in the the rate will be adjusted. In the mean time, they have charged every one the regular rate just to hold the sites.

Please dont forget to order shirts from Mike (mjatwalker)before April 3rd.

gonervn
01-11-2010, 03:19 PM
We are part of the Ohio Chapter, but could not resist a spring break from work and snow! We r going to be there the entire week and just had to try one of the hot tub sites. We will be in site 15. Looking forward to meeting people from the S. Carolina Chapter.:angel:

SouthernNights
01-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Glad you guys could join us. I have sent you a PM. ;)

You WILL enjoy the hot tub.

dbylinski
01-11-2010, 04:23 PM
Cool Larry, Good idea! Bring the suits and party at site 15 with the Ohio folks! :D:D:D

SouthernNights
01-11-2010, 04:49 PM
As promised here is the Itinerary for the SC rally.

Friday, April 23rd 2010

Check in and settle in.


7:00 PM— Gather around the campfire. Phil Smith will be providing our fires. If any one can bring a little fire wood, please let me know.


Saturday April 24th 2010


8:00 AM Coffee and donuts at site #52

10:00 AM Fire prevention specifically for RVs presented by Cathy of Horry County Fire and Rescue.

Lunch on your own.

2:00 PM Screen door modifications presented by Gary Fowler-Gary F.

We still need a screen door volunteer for this. Gary will show us how to install Plexiglas over the screen door.

5:00 PM White Elephant gift exchange. If everyone will bring a small gift either wrapped or in a bag. Please keep the cost of the gift to $10.00 or less. It can even be something used from your house or a regift. (Great way to get rid of some of the Christmas presents that just doesn’t do it for you.)

Please if there are two of you in the trailer, please bring two gifts.

Remember, keep the gifts cheap and they do not have to be RV related.

6:00 PM Potluck dinner. If weather permits it will be held at the campsites. If weather is not good, we do have the Banquet room. More details on dinner to follow.

7:00 PM Campfire time!!!

Sunday April 25th 2010

8:00 AM Coffee and donuts at site 53.

Gus has something to say!!!!

Thanks everyone for coming to the South Carolina Spring Rally. See you down the road

mjatwalker
01-11-2010, 07:42 PM
[QUOTE=SouthernNights;103644]For those attending the SC rally, Mike Walker (mjatwalker) has worked out our shirts with the same lady who provided the VA chapter rally in Sept.

Shirt price is $10.00 per shirt.

Checks can be sent directly to Mike.

Please include sizes.

Mike's address is:

Mike Walker
14220 Triadelphia Mill Road
Dayton, MD 21036

All shirts must be odered by April 3, 2010.

QUOTE]

Don't forget to get your order in for T-Shirts for the Rally. The shirts are going to look really nice. They will be white with blue writing and a picture of the SC flag on the back and an HOC logo on the front left breast. The shirts are 100% cotton. The cost will be $10.00. There is still plenty of time to order as the cut-off date for ordering is April 3rd but why wait............

Lazydaze
01-12-2010, 02:13 PM
Just made reservations for site #42. Will arrive 4/23 and depart 4/26. Hope to make the Hatteras trip, working on the scheduling.

boatto5er
01-12-2010, 02:35 PM
That last item on the agenda is a little scary:eek::D!

SouthernNights
01-12-2010, 06:55 PM
Just made reservations for site #42. Will arrive 4/23 and depart 4/26. Hope to make the Hatteras trip, working on the scheduling.

Hi Eric and Hallie,

Glad you could join us in SC. Looking forward to meeting you guys. Try your best to make the Hatteras trip from SC. You will have LOTS of company. You will be glad you did!!

SouthernNights
01-13-2010, 04:58 AM
That last item on the agenda is a little scary:eek::D!


Be afraid---be very afraid.:eek:

johnjbird
01-15-2010, 01:43 PM
myrna and I are comming on April 22 leaving Monday 26th. We will then be heading to the Eastern reigon rally in Nc. look forward to meeting some new friends. we will be on lot 59.

SouthernNights
01-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Hi John and Myrna,

Glad you guys could come. Sam and I are looking forward to meeting you.

Once we get back home next week we will update the map with you guys on site 59!

jgoddardg
01-17-2010, 09:39 AM
Deb and I have signed up to attend the South Carolina Rally, coming in on April 22 and traveling on to Hatteras on April 27. While we don't live in SC, we lived in Garden City while I was toiling at Myrtle Beach AFB many years ago and hope we will be allowed to join you. We have been assigned site 30. We will send money for tee shirts to Mike Walker.

Many thanks!

SouthernNights
01-17-2010, 04:15 PM
Hi John and Debbie,

Looking forward to meeting you. You are very welcome to the SC Rally, it doesn't matter where you live. I think most folks that are coming are from out of state.

See you there.

SouthernNights
01-18-2010, 08:46 PM
The map has been updated as of Jan. 18, 2010.

We now have 25 people signed up for the rally. Most are heading to the Eastern Rally after the SC rally.

Dont forget to order your t-shirts from Mike Walker.

hillsonwheels
01-22-2010, 01:34 PM
Howdy......

Count us in. Talked to Michelle at Willow Tree this a.m. and she has us assigned to site #63. We'll arrive on the 22nd and depart with the caravan for Rodanthe on the 27th. I sent Mike a check for our tee shirts today also.

Look forward to meetin' and greetin' new folks. Tho our weather is warmer in FL right now and we are enjoying it, we're getting the "itch" to head north.

See Ya'll...............Dick and Reta

boatto5er
01-22-2010, 01:47 PM
Howdy......

Count us in. Talked to Michelle at Willow Tree this a.m. and she has us assigned to site #63. We'll arrive on the 22nd and depart with the caravan for Rodanthe on the 27th. I sent Mike a check for our tee shirts today also.

Look forward to meetin' and greetin' new folks. Tho our weather is warmer in FL right now and we are enjoying it, we're getting the "itch" to head north.

See Ya'll...............Dick and Reta

All right!!! The convoy to Camp Hatteras grows larger!:)

SouthernNights
01-22-2010, 04:34 PM
[QUOTE=hillsonwheels;107412]Howdy......

Count us in. Talked to Michelle at Willow Tree this a.m. and she has us assigned to site #63. We'll arrive on the 22nd and depart with the caravan for Rodanthe on the 27th. I sent Mike a check for our tee shirts today also.

Look forward to meetin' and greetin' new folks. Tho our weather is warmer in FL right now and we are enjoying it, we're getting the "itch" to head north.

See Ya'll...............Dick and Reta[/QUOTE

Hi Dick and Reta,

Glad you guys could make it.

You will have good company up by your site.
John and Debbie are next to you and some new guy named Jim Beletti.

PS I sent you a PM.

dbylinski
01-22-2010, 04:40 PM
Don't you fret none! Beletti's new Landmark won't bring down property values in the neighborhood!

hillsonwheels
01-23-2010, 02:13 PM
Is that new guy (Beletti?) the one that's always volunteering to be the official food taster? :rolleyes: Bet the Big Horns outnumber the Landmarks anyway. :cool:

Dick

dbylinski
01-23-2010, 05:10 PM
Hey Dick, I like you already man! Glad we're neighbors. You wanna hang with the Bighorns Jim?

jbeletti
01-25-2010, 12:33 AM
Heading to Elkhart in the morning to pickup the new baby!

boatto5er
01-25-2010, 09:59 AM
Heading to Elkhart in the morning to pickup the new baby!

Oh man!!:rolleyes: There goes the neighborhood:eek:.:D

SouthernNights
01-30-2010, 06:54 PM
Here is a bit of information for all those attending the SC Rally.

Heartland trailers are going to take up over 25% of all the sites in the campground. Wow.

Can you imagine the poor guy who pulls in next to us with SOB late at night. In the morning he is going to wonder if he parked in a HL dealer yard by mistake.

hillsonwheels
01-30-2010, 08:34 PM
Is a new Landmark a baby Bighorn????????????:confused::confused:

Dick

jgoddardg
01-30-2010, 08:43 PM
Dick, I think the WV folks will have the new Landmark within our sites/sights. Looking forward to seeing Jim's new toy.

hillsonwheels
01-30-2010, 08:54 PM
Sure would be a great thing for the Mountaineers to stick together when the "donuts" start flying back and forth 'tween the Landmarks and the Bighorns. :p Looking forward to meeting you folks. Safe travels...........

Phil Smith
01-31-2010, 09:06 AM
I don't know about the rest of you but with the snow and ice I have on the ground today, the rally and warmer weather sure sounds good. The old Bighorn looks pretty cold out there at 17 degrees this morning!

SouthernNights
01-31-2010, 09:11 AM
We missed the ice by a few miles. The trees started to ice over but by evening it was gone. Still 21 degrees this morning. Yuk.

trdeal
01-31-2010, 12:05 PM
We got 7 or 8 inches of snow here,some ice.Sunshine and beautiful here today.Cold but beautiful.Really,Really looking forward to spring.

jgoddardg
01-31-2010, 12:20 PM
We're looking at about 5 inches of the white stuff in WV, although Dad has even more down in the southern part of the state, and to be honest, I've seen about 3 feet too much of it this year. Apparently, based on the number of posts on this forum, there are a lot of us wanting to take the RV out to warmer spots. Oh well, another two months and maybe we'll see green grass again. All we can do is dream and wait, dream and wait.

Phil Smith
01-31-2010, 12:51 PM
John,

Its about time you get WV melted off. I'm going to have to spend a week traveling your beautiful state soon and don't need the snow and ice on the roads!

PSF513
01-31-2010, 04:15 PM
You folks got off light. We got 7.5 - 8" depending on where I measure. Then a little sleet. Driving is wonderful. COME ON SPRING! I thought I moved SOUTH to get away from this.

SouthernNights
02-02-2010, 02:00 PM
For those coming to the SC rally (and for Pete and Deb(PSF513)coming March 5th)I have included driving directions to Willow Tree on the first post.

DO NOT put in the Southern Sights address to your GPS if you are using one.

Enter 2000 Old Buck Creek Rd. instead.

If you use the Southern Sights address you will not get to the end of the world but you can see it from there.

jpajax
02-06-2010, 04:53 PM
Was going through this post and noticed that Phil and I are in the same site. Do I need to bring extra bedding for the fold out couch. Called Willow Tree today and it is on their books that I am registered in that site. Phil you might want to check to see if they have your reservation correct.

SouthernNights
02-06-2010, 06:01 PM
Was going through this post and noticed that Phil and I are in the same site. Do I need to bring extra bedding for the fold out couch. Called Willow Tree today and it is on their books that I am registered in that site. Phil you might want to check to see if they have your reservation correct.


Phil is on 51. Thanks for double checking though.

boatto5er
02-06-2010, 10:40 PM
Phil is on 51. Thanks for double checking though.

Darn Larry, I thought for sure you'd blame it on me:eek:! :D:D

dbylinski
02-07-2010, 05:12 AM
It's still possible Gus. Just wait. You'll get the blame for something :eek:, somewhere :eek::eek:, at some point! :eek::D:eek:

SouthernNights
02-07-2010, 06:57 AM
Darn Larry, I thought for sure you'd blame it on me:eek:! :D:D


I thought about it but realized you already know that it was your fault.

Anytime some one doubles up on a site, you, Pete or Keith have to be involved.:eek:

Debbie, thanks for explaining it to Gus.. BTW, glad you are feeling better. :)

SouthernNights
02-07-2010, 07:59 AM
This is just a reminder for all those attending the SC Rally.

Please bring a small gift, wrapped or in a bag, to the rally. Keep the cost UNDER $10.00. It can even be something you already have and dont want. REGIFTING is a great way to get rid of the pink and purple tie you got for Christmas.:D

If there are two of you, please bring two gifts.

We will be having a White Elephant raffle. I can't explain exactly how it works but Sam can. ;)

Also for our Pot Luck dinner on Saturday. If the weather is good, I would like to eat outside by all our sites. If the weather does not cooperate, we do have the Banquet hall assigned to us for Saturday night.

The dinner will not be fancy. Details to follow, but what we are looking at is each of us bringing enough food to serve you and ONE other person.

Anything that needs to be cooked, (burgers, hot dogs etc, ) we will have a grill there. PM's and details to follow with in a few weeks. I do need a volunteer cook. Any takers???

I hope everyone gets a lot of rest at this rally, because the following weekend Gus is putting together a rally that is really going to knock your socks off. You will need lots of energy to keep up with him.:D Lots of things to do at the Eastern Rally and OBX in general!! Can't wait.

Also, as a reminder, make sure you order your shirts for the SC Rally from Mike Walker. (mjatwalker)
Mike's address is:

Mike Walker
14220 Triadelphia Mill Road
Dayton, MD 21036

All shirts must be odered by April 3, 2010.
The cost is $10.00 per shirt.

Mike is our assistant wagon master and will bring the shirts with him AND hand them out Friday.

We now have 27 families signed up. I do know there will be at least a couple of more sign up. If you are planning on coming, I would make your reservations very soon. There a a few families that have opted to be on the lake, which means we still have a couple of rally sites still availble. After, they are gone, if you plan to attend you may end up away from the group.

Willowtree stays full most of the time on the weekends, so get your reservation made soon.

Looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone there.

boatto5er
02-07-2010, 05:07 PM
This is going to be fun Larry!:D

Phil Smith
02-07-2010, 05:46 PM
I think the interesting part is that we will be almost 1/3 the size of the national rally. Larry, you're pretty good at this organizing! I guess we'll have to keep you!

SouthernNights
02-07-2010, 05:54 PM
I think the interesting part is that we will be almost 1/3 the size of the national rally. Larry, you're pretty good at this organizing! I guess we'll have to keep you!

Thanks Phil but it's not that organized:rolleyes:
I think the real draw is being able to make the SC Rally and then the Eastern Rally with back to back weekends. What a great way to get away from it all.

mjatwalker
02-07-2010, 08:33 PM
Snow is bad Golf is good if you play bring your clubs!

jgoddardg
02-08-2010, 01:38 PM
Mike, we were over your way for the weekend in Potomac, and believe me, snow shoveling and golfing are two different motions. My poor golf swing may now resemble the old snow shovel over the shoulder swing. We kept the drive way cleared, fortunately, and had to come back to WV early as my dad was taken to hospital in Beckley Saturday night for respiratory failure. So, here I sit watching him get respiratory treatments. Still, really looking forward to Longs and then Hatteras.

mjatwalker
02-09-2010, 09:15 PM
John, I hope your dad is ok. Looks like we are in for more snow shovel swing practice on wednesday.

simplelife
02-18-2010, 11:47 AM
Hi Everyone. We are brand new owners (less than a month and the reason all this cold weather came about) of a 2010 Bighorn 3610re. We were invited to this party and decided to join in. We are coming in on Friday and will leave with the Tuesday group for Hatteras. It will be the DW Tamara, myself Albert and the two spoiled four legged children, Casey and Cody. Looking forward to meeting everyone and having some fun. We are in site 43

mjatwalker
02-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Welcome to the family Albert and Tamara. We will have our four legged ones with us also. If you guys play golf bring your clubs.

Mike

SouthernNights
02-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Welcome Albert and Tamara. Glad you could make the SC Rally and I see you are heading to the Eastern Rally.

Just a note to everyone, all our reserved sites are now gone. You can still join us but it will be at the regular rate-which I dont think is that much different from the Rally rate.

trdeal
02-18-2010, 07:12 PM
Renee and I want to give everyone a heads up on Albert and Tamara.We found out that they are our neighbors from just across the river.We had dinner with them a couple weeks ago(PIZZA) and they are wonderful people.We are looking forward to going on many wonderful camping trips with them.As Albert put it,it is good to have camping buddies that are in the same stage of life that we are.

SouthernNights
02-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Yes it is good to have camping buddies. I am looking forward to meeting them.

SouthernNights
03-10-2010, 04:09 PM
Pete and Deb (PSF513) are going to join us at the rally. Pete is not sure what site they are on, (probably waiting to steal someone else's site-like mine) but they are coming.

Gus, I might need a little help keeping an eye on him.

boatto5er
03-10-2010, 08:02 PM
As long as the sites are there, it probably wouldn't matter if you're both on the same site!

SouthernNights
03-19-2010, 05:49 AM
For everyone coming to the SC rally, I will be sending out our itinerary next week along with a complete list of who is coming and what site they are on. That should make it easy for everyone to look up friends and cut down on some of the walking.
This place does not have alot of sites but it is spread out with HUGE sites.

Please watch for a PM from Sam and I.

Mike Walker also sent out a reminder on the shirts. If you haven't done so, please get them ordered this weekend.

If you are going to play golf, also contact Mike. He is the head golfer guy on this outing.

Please pay special attention to the directions that have been posted. I can't stress enough the importance of having the Old Buck Creek rd. address in your GPS and not Buck Creek rd. or Southern Sights rd.

For those of you coming from the north down 95-if they have not redone the slow lane on on the southbound side of 95, try to run the fast lane when you hit SC. I cant remember how far down into SC, but it gets very bad until you get to Florence. Lots of lane patches and potholes. BIG POTHOLES.

Looking forward to seeing everyone. We are now up to 30 rigs and have exceeded our "reserved" sites by 5. If someone is still thinking about joining us, Call the campground and hopefully they still have a few sites available.

See you soon!

PSF513
03-19-2010, 07:05 AM
You know Larry, it is so nice to be loved. Somehow, mix Keith, Larry, & Pete, and there is always enough to go around. I sure hope you are planning lots of fun things to do like NAP, EAT, NAP, READ, NAP, EAT. WAIT, I see a theme developing.

Mike: I will be sending you an order and a check since I know Larry won't be covering Deb's and my shirt costs.

Looking forward to seeing everyon in April

SouthernNights
03-19-2010, 01:47 PM
Pete, I will buy Deb's shirt. You are on your own...sorry.

As far as activities-you pretty much summed it up-nap, eat, nap, eat, time for bed, nap eat......

BTW, how come you cant convince Keith to come...oh wait, he has to work...YUK. Some one has to pay for that monster truck.

PSF513
03-19-2010, 04:21 PM
I am feeling the love.

mjatwalker
03-19-2010, 05:16 PM
We are all feeling the love Pete, Larry is just full of it!!

SouthernNights
03-23-2010, 07:19 PM
I have just sent a PM regarding this years SC Spring Rally.

Jpajax-It would not let me send a PM to you. Please PM me and I can email it to you.

Cant wait to see everyone. I think everyone will enjoy Willowtree and hopefully the weather will cooperate.

boatto5er
03-23-2010, 08:29 PM
I have just sent a PM regarding this years SC Spring Rally.

Jpajax-It would not let me send a PM to you. Please PM me and I can email it to you.

Cant wait to see everyone. I think everyone will enjoy Willowtree and hopefully the weather will cooperate.

That's your job Larry! :~)

Randy
03-23-2010, 09:23 PM
Larry, Got your PM. I will toss some extra wood in the back of the truck. Phil does not have to bring all of the the
wood. But if Phil insists I will let him.
I think that we will be there on the 21st. Santha has made reservations. Can't hardly wait.
Randy

SouthernNights
03-24-2010, 04:24 AM
Larry, Got your PM. I will toss some extra wood in the back of the truck. Phil does not have to bring all of the the
wood. But if Phil insists I will let him.
I think that we will be there on the 21st. Santha has made reservations. Can't hardly wait.
Randy

Thanks Randy, we need all the help we can get.

boatto5er
03-26-2010, 09:30 AM
Hi Everyone,

Looking for a little advice.

1. Deb and I are planning on leaving for the rally late afternoon on Apr 21 and stopping overnight somewhere in Northern NC just off I-95. Any suggestions for a good CG between the VA border and the I-95/I-40 interchange?

2. What's the preferred/best roads route into the CG? Down I-40 and through Wilmington/US 17, and SC 9; or down I-95 all the way to SC and then over to Longs (per Larry's earlier directions)?

3. BTW, forgot to ask earlier - Do we need our Passports to come into South Carolina?:confused::rolleyes:

Thanks for the help!

SouthernNights
03-26-2010, 04:48 PM
Gus,
I have been both ways to OBX from Myrtle Beach. Coming from the north I like coming down 95 to Hwy 22 and then 9. Just seems easier but really cant remember which way is quicker.

Campground-The only one we have stayed at is RVaction in Selma NC. Good Sam park/ easy on off but definatley just an overnite type campground although it is rated pretty high in TL. Just a little noisey, it is close to the interstate.

You do not need Passports to get into SC but having confederate money helps.

jpajax
03-26-2010, 07:42 PM
Got your pm and I will be coming in on 22nd and leaving 25th for home. Will be bring my on birthday hat for my surprise birthday party the 24th ha ha ha. Sorry didn't get your previous pm know enough about computers to be dangerous. PS will try to bring warm weather and SUN SHINE

ncrebel8
03-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Gus,
The best way to get to Willowtree is I-95 south to exit 13B in NC. Take 74 East to the exit for Chadburn, NC (State route 410 and 130) Stay on 410 straight through Chadburn to tabor City it will run you into 701 south just before you cross the SC border. Just past the border turn onto SC route 9 south.

Thats the shortest route with the least amount of stop lights and best roads, Only 2 lanes you have that way is about 24 miles on 410 and 701, and they are very good roads. Whatever you do you dont want to go 95 south into SC unless you really have to, that is one awful road untill you get past Florence SC.

Campgrounds on 95 i cant help you with, Only one I know of right off of 95 is close to Selma, NC. never stayed there. Niki and I will be going down on the 22nd, maybe we will catch up with you somewhere.

JMHO,
Wesley

boatto5er
03-27-2010, 12:35 PM
Thanks Wesley! See you at Willow Tree.

mntnman
03-27-2010, 08:21 PM
We have a screen door that we will let Gary use for the install of the door handle.Gary helped with the one on the other trailer,he did such a nice job I will let him do it agin.I will plan to bring some firewood.Would you like for me to bring any 6 ft talbes? we have 2 if needed.

SouthernNights
03-28-2010, 05:49 AM
Dale,

It would be great if you brought the tables. It will be much easier using them than what I had planned.
Phil is bringing his e-ztents just in case of rain. We also have the banquet room for Saturday night if the weather is bad, but I am hoping we dont need it. It is a good walk to the room from the sites.
Fire wood I think we got covered but if you want to bring some maybe a wheel barrel load. Being at the end of April, who knows if the weather is going too warm for a fire or not. You know as well as I do that down here it could be 40 degrees at night or 85. If you would , just watch the weather for us and bring wood accordingly.

We already have a volunteer for the screen door mod but I bet if you brought your stuff (plexiglass and clips) Gary would help. When we thought the rally was going to be on the smaller side, we thought we could do everyones trailer that wanted it, but with 30 rigs Gary would have a full time job doing them so we limited the class to instruction on one rig.

BTW, looking forward to seeing your new rig.

jbeletti
03-28-2010, 07:51 AM
Larry,

If needed, I carry 1 six foot table with me. I have also done at least 3 storm door mods for myself and others and can lend a hand or give tips on doing so.

My recollection of Willowtree is that they have plenty of tables inside the building for use inside.

Jim

SouthernNights
03-31-2010, 03:29 PM
Jim, please bring the table. I hope we can eat dinner under the stars rather than the banquet hall.

For everyone one attending the rally.

We will add an informative session presented by Jim B. on the new forum and what it has to offer.

Flying Dutchman
03-31-2010, 09:24 PM
Wahoo! Can't wait.

jbeletti
03-31-2010, 09:40 PM
Jim, please bring the table. I hope we can eat dinner under the stars rather than the banquet hall.

For everyone one attending the rally.

We will add an informative session presented by Jim B. on the new forum and what it has to offer.

Will do on the table. Informative? Hopefully. I don't sing or dance though.

boatto5er
03-31-2010, 09:44 PM
Will do on the table. Informative? Hopefully. I don't sing or dance though.

Jim,

I can teach you both...

jimtoo
03-31-2010, 10:04 PM
Hopefully. I don't sing or dance though.
That's for sure.:D
Thank goodness.:D
Signed,,,,
Anomonious

boatto5er
04-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Hey Larry - can you speed the calendar up? Apr 22 can not come soon enough!

Phil Smith
04-05-2010, 03:54 PM
That's my job. Larry is still learning to tell time! Don't confuse him with a calendar. :)

PSF513
04-05-2010, 05:59 PM
Larry: We have a 6 foot table also that stays in the unit. Since it is already at Willow Tree, we'll bring it.

SouthernNights
04-05-2010, 06:30 PM
Pete, I thought you said you pulled the trailer home? You decided to leave it?

Anyway, bring the table. The more we have the better.

And Phil, just so you know-Mickeys hands help me tell time and he is always right---Yes I really do have a Mickey Mouse watch--I wear it when I go camping--doesn't everyone?

tomj
04-06-2010, 07:56 AM
Sue and I will not be able to attend the rally at Willow tree. We were looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing some old friends. We will contact the campground today.

SouthernNights
04-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Sorry to hear that. Even though we never met, you will be missed.
Hope everything is ok.

davebennington
04-09-2010, 09:39 PM
Hi All,

This announcement is for anyone who is NOT yet a HOC member, we will have HOC kits at the rally for those who would like to join. No waiting for the mail the HOC kit will be presented upon payment.

Dave

SouthernNights
04-10-2010, 06:52 PM
We are going to have a slight change to the Itinerary for the rally.
Gary F will not be joining us at the rally so there is a small change for our "How to" session.

Instead of a screen door mod we will have a class on how to build the PVC light posts that a lot of people have in front of their trailer.

The light post will then be given away.

I will send out an updated itinerary once we get home.

f250dieseldad
04-11-2010, 03:27 PM
For all of you who are attending the rally, we have a kingpin tripod we no longer use. If anyone wants it you can have it for free. Just let me know via a PM. I am also going to post this for the Eastern Regional Rally. First to respond can have it.

f250dieseldad
04-11-2010, 06:37 PM
Terry Deal is the new owner of the tripod.

SouthernNights
04-12-2010, 06:04 PM
For all those coming to the SC Rally; here is the latest and final (I think)itinerary.

You all should have also recieved this as a PM.

Friday, April 23rd 2010

Check in and settle in.

Ann and Mike Walker are our official greeters.


7:00 PM—Gather around the campfire. Phil Smith will be providing our fires. If any one can bring a little fire wood, please let me know.


Saturday April 24th 2010


8:00 AM Coffee and donuts at site #52

10:00 AM Fire prevention specifically for RVs presented by Cathy of Horry County Fire and Rescue.

Lunch on your own.

2:00 PM Building a PVC lamp post.

5:00 PM White Elephant gift exchange. If everyone will bring a small gift either wrapped or in a bag. Please keep the cost of the gift to $10.00 or less. It can even be something used from your house or a regift. (Great way to get rid of some of the Christmas presents that just doesn’t do it for you.)

Please if there are two of you in the trailer, please bring two gifts.

Remember, keep the gifts cheap and they do not have to be RV related.

6:00 PM Potluck dinner. If weather permits it will be held at the campsites. If weather is not good, we do have the Banquet room.

Please bring your main course and a side dish to share. This can either be a vegetable, a casserole or a dessert.

7:30PM at the Banquet Hall-Jim Beletti will give a 30 minute presentation on the “NEW” forum.

8:ish Phil's Phire

Sunday April 25th 2010

8:00 AM Coffee and donuts at site 53.
Gus has something to say!!!! (Convoy to the OBX)
Thanks everyone for coming to the South Carolina Spring Rally. See you down the road.

I think on the PM Phil's Phire was left off for Saturday night. Sorry.

SouthernNights
04-14-2010, 05:15 PM
For those of you who would like to build a lamp post with us at the SC Rally here is a material list.

If you need help building it, there will several of us who will help.
If you dont have the tools, dont worry. We will have them also.
All these items can be purchased at any big hardware box store.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
PVC Lamp Post Material list for single lamp

(1) 3” toilet flange

(1) 6’ 3” PVC pipe


(1) 3” x 3” x 1 1/2” x 1 ½” double tee

(1) 4’ 1 ½” PVC pipe


(2) 1 ½” end caps

(1) 3” to 2” coupling (PVC fitting)

(1) lamp post light w/ light bulb

(1) PVC glue

(1) extension cord

(2) wire nuts

Tools needed

Handsaw or sawzall

Hand drill and 3/8” drill bit

Wire cutters

Phillips and flat bladed screwdriver

(1) can of spray paint if you want it painted.

(3) tent stakes or large flower pot for stand.

SouthernNights
04-16-2010, 04:42 AM
I t appears the weather might cooperate with just a chance of springtime thunderstorms for Saturday.

Here is a link to the local weather at Longs.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/tenday/USSC0204

boatto5er
04-16-2010, 07:07 AM
NICE! Can't wait - we'll be there next Thursday!

mjatwalker
04-16-2010, 12:47 PM
That is nice. Just think we will all be there this time next week.

Have a safe trip everyone.

dbylinski
04-16-2010, 02:21 PM
Yahoo! Good weather, good friends, good food. What more could we ask for? We'll see "Y'all" next Friday.

trdeal
04-16-2010, 09:40 PM
Yahoo! Good weather, good friends, good food. What more could we ask for? We'll see "Y'all" next Friday.

Debbie,now y'all are sounding like a true Southerner!Don't forget to bring the grits.

dbylinski
04-17-2010, 05:56 AM
Debbie,now y'all are sounding like a true Southerner!Don't forget to bring the grits.

Well, I am practicing for retirement! Sorry but I'm too busy clogging my arteries with other things. Can't afford to give the grits a shot at them right now. Maybe later!

SouthernNights
04-17-2010, 06:22 AM
Well, I am practicing for retirement! Sorry but I'm too busy clogging my arteries with other things. Can't afford to give the grits a shot at them right now. Maybe later!

You really aren't missing anything when it comes to grits. I think you have to born in the south, not just live here to appreciate grits.
Being a transplanted yankee for 30 years, I have tried grits many times....They still taste like wet cardboard to me.
With that said, we will NOT be serving grits with the donuts!!!!

Sorry Terry.

boatto5er
04-17-2010, 10:00 PM
You really aren't missing anything when it comes to grits. I think you have to born in the south, not just live here to appreciate grits.
Being a transplanted yankee for 30 years, I have tried grits many times....They still taste like wet cardboard to me.
With that said, we will NOT be serving grits with the donuts!!!!

Sorry Terry.

A little brown sugar and a pat of butter and they are yummy! Guess it really is a Born in the South thing. See ya Thursday. In lieu of the grits, I'll take a Belgian Waffle (w/ whipped cream and strawberries, please)!

trdeal
04-18-2010, 04:08 AM
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A little brown sugar and a pat of butter and they are yummy! Guess it really is a Born in the South thing. See ya Thursday. In lieu of the grits, I'll take a Belgian Waffle (w/ whipped cream and strawberries, please)!
How about a pecan pancake and a slice of country ham.Or some rice with ham and a good ole home made biscuit.Breakfast is my meal.

SouthernNights
04-18-2010, 05:49 AM
Now you guys are talking Breakfast.!!!

For all those coming to the SC Rally, Sam and I are looking forward to seeing old friends again and making new new ones. I have to admit I am getting excited about two rallies back to back.

Sam and I will be getting to WillowTree on Wednesday. If, for what ever reason, some one needs assistance, my cell # is 803-236-9277.

One final note on the directions. If you are coming in from the 905 side out of Longs and miss the turn into WillowTree-dont worry. If you continue down the road another mile or so, Old Buck Creek rd. turns 90 degrees to the left. There is a dirt road that comes into it from the right and it is very easy to turn around there. According to some of the WillowTree staff, that happens quite a bit. It is not hard to see the entrance but if you are driving with GPS, for some reason some of the systems ( I know for a fact Tom Tom does) tell you that you have another half mile to go as you pass their entrance.

Anyway, we will see everyone there!!!!

Randy
04-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Larry, Santha and I will arrive on Wednesday. We are leaving Atlanta on Tuesday and spending the night at one of our nice state parks
here in Georgia on lake Oconee. We should arrive around early afternoon. Lets have a camp fire and tell some tall tales. Randy

SouthernNights
04-19-2010, 02:24 PM
Hey Randy, would love to have a campfire Wednesday evening-however our firewood will probably still be enroute.

There will several people there by the time we get in. Bill and Sallie Hosack, Kevin and Nelly Wolbeck, C. Gifford ( I am not sure but I think they are from Az. and just happen to be here the same time as the rally).

Most people are coming in on the 22nd and still ore on the 23rd.

Anyway, have a safe trip from Ga. Looking forward to our fire!!!

kwolbeck
04-20-2010, 04:34 PM
Arrived at Willow Tree earlier today. Beautiful campground. Looking forward to seeing everyone as the rigs arrive throughout the week. Had a good uneventful trip down from Va Beach. Hoping the rest of this four month trip goes the same.

Kevin

SouthernNights
04-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Glad you made it safely Kevin.

We will see you tomorrow. After dealing with realtors ALL day today, I have had enough.

See you soon. Oh yeah, could you please sweep off my site for me???

jbeletti
04-20-2010, 06:25 PM
On my way... See post from today (Apr 20, 2010) here on the Landmark Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/heartland.landmark

SouthernNights
04-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Have a safe trip Jim and see you there.

kwolbeck
04-20-2010, 08:00 PM
Oh yeah, could you please sweep off my site for me???

Checked site 52, it looks good right now, hope it doesn't get dirty before you pull in. What time you think you'll be pulling in?

boatto5er
04-20-2010, 08:39 PM
Hey Kevin - can you clean off 53 also? We'll see you on Thursday!

SouthernNights
04-21-2010, 04:21 AM
Checked site 52, it looks good right now, hope it doesn't get dirty before you pull in. What time you think you'll be pulling in?


We should get there no later than 2pm. I have a closing at 9am and then we are off.

kwolbeck
04-21-2010, 10:37 AM
Hey Kevin - can you clean off 53 also? We'll see you on Thursday!

Gus,
You can be sure your site will be cleaned by me. Though, if there happens to be pine cones and maybe a bucket of dirt on it I have no idea how that would have happened. See you Thursday

boatto5er
04-21-2010, 07:35 PM
Can't wait to get there. We're in Selma, NC tonight. Can't get the @^%$$#%% satellite to get a signal. Found it once, then lost it. DW is not a happy camper tonight. Should be in early afternoon tomorrow. Who's the satellite TV expert?

SouthernNights
04-21-2010, 07:49 PM
Sorry about the satelite. Now you can curl up with a good book.:)

Actually, we have had a good day.
Kevin and Nelly have your site spotless!! Randy and Santha and Bill and Sallie are busy walking dogs.
John and Marsha are right across from us keeping an eye out for Heartlanders coming in.

Hope everyone has a safe trip. This place is well worth the effort it takes to get here.

See you soon.

mjatwalker
04-21-2010, 09:01 PM
We are loaded up and ready to roll, See you guys tomorrow afternoon.

davebennington
04-21-2010, 09:07 PM
Gus,

If you have satellite problems at Willow Tree I will have my Birdog sat finder with me I can help.

Dave

Phil Smith
04-21-2010, 09:16 PM
I look forward to seeing everyone late Friday afternoon/evening. Unfortunately some of us have to keep working to put $$$ into the SS system that won't exist when I retire! Working my way back home from Chattanooga so we can start packing Thursday night and leave Friday afternoon. Don't use up all the fun before I get there!

dbylinski
04-22-2010, 03:04 AM
This is going to be the longest day! Waiting to punch out is tough! Should be leaving by 12:30 and staying in Emporia VA tonight. Makes for a short ride to the fun tomorrow morning! See "Y'all" on Friday! Everybody drive safe!

mntnman
04-22-2010, 11:15 AM
Dale and I have the RV in the drive way and packing is underway!!! We hope to leave about 11:00 tomorrow morning. See you guys soon.

dbylinski
04-22-2010, 12:00 PM
New Jersey is rollin'. See ya soon!

PSF513
04-22-2010, 12:51 PM
We will leave VA about 7:00 AM on Friday. See you folks after lunch.

boatto5er
04-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Dale and I have the RV in the drive way and packing is underway!!! We hope to leave about 11:00 tomorrow morning. See you guys soon.


New Jersey is rollin'. See ya soon!


We will leave VA about 7:00 AM on Friday. See you folks after lunch.

You guys (and gals) need to hurry and get here! We're having a great time. This place is NICE! And there's a whole bunch of very nice people here too! Great group viewing of AVATAR tonight.

trdeal
04-23-2010, 04:18 AM
I have to work a few hours this morning and then we will be headed out.We will be running down the road with Simplelife and his better half.Hey guys we like that movie Avatar.We may have to borrow it.See ya'll soon.

montanakid2
04-23-2010, 05:37 AM
You guys have a great and safe weekend.

mjatwalker
04-24-2010, 08:33 PM
This rally has been great!! Thank You Larry and Sam for all your hard work.

davebennington
04-24-2010, 09:23 PM
Larry and Sam,

Good job on the rally everything was just fine I will post some pictures when I can pull them off the camera and do some editing.

Dave

cjhicks
04-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Larry & Mike,

Thanks for a Great Rally !!

Flying Dutchman
04-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Great job Larry and Sam. We had a blast at the SC Rally, many fond memories to keep us going until the next rally. I will get some pictures to you soon for posting.

trdeal
04-25-2010, 06:02 AM
It has been a great rally.Great to see some old friends and to make new friends.Willow Tree is a beautiful cg.I can see us coming back here again.Thanks Larry and Mike for allowing us NC folks to tag along.Sam,I really enjoyed the White Elephant game. You did a great job.We had alot of fun and alot of great food and fellowship.

dbylinski
04-25-2010, 07:05 AM
Just taking a moment to congratulate Larry & Sam on a very successful and enjoyable South Carolina Rally. Thank you both for your hard work!

Another weekend spent with "Great Friends" and we loved every minute!

jpajax
04-25-2010, 07:16 AM
Thank you Larry and Sam for your hard work. This being my first rally, had a great time; and if all the rallys are this way, I am sure that I will be attending more. Again thanks, and if this rain will let up, I will be heading back too the hills. Didn't hear the EMS last night so I guess that the Purple Passion Lothson didn't cause any ill effects.

SouthernNights
04-25-2010, 11:52 AM
Thank you for all the kind words and THANK YOU for everyone who joined us.

A special thanks to Mike and Ann, Phil and Becky, Gus and Debra, Dave and Julie, Kevin and Nelly, Bill and Sallie, Terry, Jim Beletti and Dale and Michelle, JP and Rita and Pete and Deb for all the help you guys provided. It takes everyone's help for a good rally!!!!!! http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/piratevader1/bow.gif

Even when the site you expect is not the one you end up with, its all good. Thanks Calvin and Fred for understanding.

Sam and I really had a great time and enjoyed everyone's company.

PSF513
04-25-2010, 03:46 PM
LARRY: Please don't get a swelled head over all the accolades. They are just being nice! :)

REALLY, you and Sam did a great job. It was a lot of fun and the White Elephant was outstanding (even if a little long. Good thing we ate first). Austin was a huge help and Phil now has another travelling bud.

See you guys on Friday in Rodanthe!

PSF513
04-25-2010, 03:47 PM
Has anyone seen Dave's pictures from last night?

Phil Smith
04-25-2010, 04:33 PM
I agree with everyones sentiments. Sam (yep Sam) and Larry did a great job :) I just knew it would all come off great as long as Larry listened to his better half. Thanks guys. How about Willow Tree? We have had a lot of great rallys at Willow Tree as well. It was great to meet many new friends and I hope those continuing on have a great weekend at Hatteras as well. Now for my buddy Austin. Happy Birthday buddy. I sure am sorry we didn't all get to share your cake but I'll bet that today as you opened all those birthday presents, it all worked out. Dale, you'll have to bring him with you more often. We had a great time. Thanks to all. Phil & Becky

Randy
04-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Larry and Samantha did a great job. Phil I have to agree with you. As long as Larry listens he will be okay. Sams white elephant was a lot of fun. I never knew that two coffee cups, Two bottles of wine
and pink flamingo's would be that popular. Santha and I arrived back at home about 4 and we are
looking forward to Nashville. All of you that are going on to OBX drive careful and you do not need to
say that you had good time. That will Make Santha very upset.
WISH WE COULD JOIN YOU
Randy

jbeletti
04-25-2010, 10:03 PM
I love coming to this part of the country. Great rally Larry and Sam! Had fun - still having fun with those hanging around waiting to caravan to the Eastern Regional Rally. Heartlanders are the best!

Jim

jgoddardg
04-26-2010, 06:31 AM
Larry and Sam, it was a great job and I think all that attended would agree you've helped us have a super weekend. As always, it is good to have a weekend with old friends and to have the opportunity to make new friends. These rallies give us all a chance to unwind and relax - this RV park is a wonderful place to do that! Thanks to all for letting the Mountaineers join.

jbeletti
04-26-2010, 08:40 AM
I made this at the rally and a few folks asked for the recipe. Here it is :)




Corn Casserole


I make this at some rallies. Easy to make and tasty.

Ingredients


1 can cream-style corn
1 can regular corn (drained)
1 box Jiffi (or similar) corn bread/muffin mix
1 cup sour cream
½ stick salted butter (4 tablespoons)
¼ cup finely chopped onion
¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
½ seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper
Salt to taste


Steps


Preheat oven to 350 F
Add chopped vegetables and butter to 2 quart baking dish (or half steam table sized foil pan) and bake for about 10 minutes until butter is melted and vegetable begin to soften
Remove from oven and add remaining ingredients. Stir well to incorporate well
Bake at 350 for about 60 minutes until dish is well set in the center and browned nicely


Notes


The chopped vegetables can be considered as option as I only began adding them the last few years. I really like the color and the extra flavor kick.
This recipe doubles easily. You may need to add up to 15 minutes cooking time when doubling.



Recipe by Jim Beletti – Streamwood, Illinois

trdeal
04-26-2010, 03:45 PM
And it was very good.It is definately on Renee's to make list.Having a great time.Leaving in the morning for Hatteras.

mntnman
04-26-2010, 05:02 PM
What a wonderful time!! Larry and Sam you sure know how to throw a party. Dale and I are willing to help in any way we can on future rally's. Phil, Austin will be joining us at Darlington in a couple of weeks I'm sure he would love to meet up with "his friend". We're looking forward to the fall rally in North Carolina, and hopefully many other rally's in the future. You guys on the way to the regional be safe.

SouthernNights
04-27-2010, 06:11 PM
Thanks again for everyones help and thank you to everyone who came and participated in the SC Rally.
Sam and I enjoyed everyone's company.
We are now sitting at Hatteras looking forward to the Eastern Rally. It is alittle breezy to say the least. I wish Gus would do something about that. It is messing up my hair.
Randy, I still have your constellation book. Do you want me to give to someone who is going to Nashville?

boatto5er
04-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Thanks again for everyones help and thank you to everyone who came and participated in the SC Rally.
Sam and I enjoyed everyone's company.
We are now sitting at Hatteras looking forward to the Eastern Rally. It is alittle breezy to say the least. I wish Gus would do something about that. It is messing up my hair.
Randy, I still have your constellation book. Do you want me to give to someone who is going to Nashville?

I've put in a requisition for calm air Larry! I understand there is a substanstial delivery backlog however.

SouthernNights
05-04-2010, 05:37 PM
To carry on the excitment of the SC Rally, I have added some pictures to the H.O.G. along with the pictures Davebennington (Dave Yocum) took.

These pictures were taken by Bill Hosack (Big Horn on the lake with the Hot Tub!!) Thanks for the pictures . Click here (//heartlandowners.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=39404&g2_GALLERYSID=468e0584aeafcbfb2781f8b4df4ffebe).