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Freckles
06-13-2010, 06:09 PM
Home safe and sound!! We almost came to a stand still around Scranton , PA on RT 81 when the skies opened up!! WOW did it rain . We caught up to Tom & Jane. We waved at them getting back on the hwy when we were getting off for Gas. We want to say, "Great Job" to Cheryl & Jim for a fun filled event!! We had a great time and cannot wait for next years PA rally. Beth & I enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones (it is good to put a face to with a name). Safe travels to all that are going home tomorrow. Hope to see you all at the 1st Annual NYS Rally in August.

dieselsweetheart
06-13-2010, 07:34 PM
Greg and Beth...happy to hear that you are home safe and sound...and you caught up to Tom and Jane.... it was great seeing you again!!! See you in Hershey!

Jim & Harriet
06-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Hi All,
Had a calm and uneventful ride home (just the way we like it!) Just a bit of rain for us
but we were close to home.
Thanks to Cheryl & Jim for a great weekend - already looking forward to the next event.

Safe travels to everyone - hope to see ya'll soon,
Jim, Harriet & Max :angel:

Flying Dutchman
06-13-2010, 07:41 PM
Thanks Cheryl and Jim for a great rally. We had a wonderful time and look forward to the third annual PA rally, wherever and whenever. We made it home in just under 7 hours with no problems. Sorry we missed the Sunday potluck, I'm sure it was as good. See you again soon.

tomjanej
06-13-2010, 07:49 PM
Safe and sound in the 'real' upstate NY --- and, yes, it sure DID rain in Scranton this p.m. --- Thanks Cheryl and Jim for a great weekend. It was great to meet
all you folks. Hope we all meet again -- soon.

freckles-girl
06-13-2010, 08:18 PM
I am finally on the forum and this is going to be my first offical post (I know, it's about time). A BIG THANK YOU to Cheryl and Jim for another great rally!!! I had so much fun. I loved seeing all my old freinds and making a whole bunch of new ones. I already miss you all (seems like the weekend just flew by). The minute-to-win-it was a blast..I have not laughed like that in a long time. Jon you were awesome with that ballon and those cans TEAM NUMBER 6 RULES!!!!! I cannot wait for the 3rd annual PA rally, I am sure it will be great. Hope to see all of you at the NYS rally in August at the Turning Stone Casino...It's a "gamble" but I think we will be winners in the end (to corny?? hahaha). Safe travels to all that are going home tomorrow. Beth =:>)

jimtoo
06-13-2010, 08:35 PM
HI Beth,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and Family. As you found out at the rally,,, we have a great bunch of people here on the forum and at the rallies you will make friends for a life time.

Glad you had fun and enjoy the forum.

Jim M

ringhanger
06-13-2010, 08:39 PM
Since this was our first Hartland Rally we didn't really know what to expect. Diane & I are usually "lone" campers (with Bonnie & Clyde). We both were saying all the way home how much we enjoyed the Rally. The people and the food were great. Just a friendly bunch of people. Thanks to Cheryl and Jim for being such welcoming host. We are now talking about putting several Rallys into next years plans. Again, Cheryl & Jim, thanks for a great weekend.

Lazydaze
06-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Eric, Hallie and Ash made it home safe and sound. Took us about 9 hours. Alot of traffic on 95S. Thank goes to to Cheryl and Jim for the great Rally. Eric lost a notch on his belt due to all the wonderful meals we had. I am not going to say what happened to my waistline , but the diet starts tomorrow. Until the next rally...hope to catch up with "old" friends with hopes to make many more. HEARTLAND RALLIES ROCK !!!

RollingHome
06-13-2010, 09:15 PM
Cheryl, just wondering... Do you have an idea for dates of next years rally ? T&P

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 05:17 AM
We are going to have it the w/e before the national rally....check out the portal page for any posted dates for Elkhart...usually this time of June....we will be the w/e before that...that way folks can use our rally as a stopover on the way in to the big rally. And you MUST go to the big rally next year.....factory tour and more!!! A great time at national...this year it's in Nashville!

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 05:21 AM
Thanks everyone for posting that you made it home safely....always like mom and pop with their kids...wanting to make sure everyone made it home safe!!!! It was our pleasure to host your rally and even though we seemed really busy we had just as much fun!!! Mark those calendars for the w/e prior to the national rally for next June!!! We had 20 rigs this year...next year I'd love to have a few more! Can we do it????????

dbylinski
06-14-2010, 02:22 PM
Hey Everyone! We are home safe and incident free! Gus, can you please provide us with the toll free number for rally-a-holics? We have a problem that needs to be addressed! See all y'all in NY if not sooner.

mjatwalker
06-14-2010, 03:24 PM
We finally made it home safe and sound. Ran up on two accidents (83 and 695) which slowed us down for about 90 minutes. Not a good day for trucks!
Cheryl and Jim we had a great time at your Rally. The Pot Lucks were our favorite but "Win it in a Minute" was hilarious. Michael got some good pictures. If we can figure it out (being the computer savvy folks we aren't) we'll post them on the HOG. Looking forward to the next rally (we've got the fever--BAD). Michael is whining about NY and I so hate to hear him whine...........

Clymer
06-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Well guys....... Lee and I would like to say "WOW...WHAT A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE" we sure had a great time and many many many thanks go out to Jim and Cheryl who were for sure the "hosts with the most".

It was a super weekend to meet many new friends and share "stories" :) we are looking forward to attending many more rallies in the future.

cableman
06-14-2010, 05:36 PM
We also made it home with no problems, it was a 6 hour uneventful ride. Thanks to Cheryl and Jim for wonderful weekend, we had a blast. This was our first rally an Looking forward to many more in the future. So happy to meet all the new people and make so many new friends.

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 06:17 PM
Glad to hear you latest posters made it home safe and sound! Aren't Heartlanders a great bunch of people? I'm not making that up! At the start of the rally, many were strangers...and everyone left as friends! Love you guys!!!!

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Jim tried to upload the pictures to the HOG but we seem to be having technical difficulties...(of course!) Check back to see if we can get them loaded....

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 08:08 PM
Our rally photos that Jim took are up and available for viewing. Go to Tools, HOG, left column open up the Rallies folder, click on 2010. Look for dieselengineer photos.

jimtoo
06-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Will this link make it easier? (//heartlandowners.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=40788)

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 08:20 PM
Jim told me not all the pics are up because I called him to dinner and I interrupted the process....of course I did! hehe

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 08:21 PM
Jimtoo...love the link! Thanks!

boatto5er
06-14-2010, 08:46 PM
You know you've been to a lot of rallies when you recognize almost everyone in the pictures and you weren't even at the rally! Nice pics!

jnbhobe
06-14-2010, 08:55 PM
Well we must be about the last to check in. We got home about 3:30, took us about 6 1/2 hr. Then had to wash the truck and go to the car show for supper. As usual Cheryl & Jim put on a great rally we had a wonderful time. Met a bunch of new Heartlanders and reunited with old friends.It was so good to see everyone and hope to see you in Nashville or New York. Patti & Jon

jimtoo
06-14-2010, 08:56 PM
You had a couple of rough looking characters there among your mist thou... you might want to screen some of them next year...:D And what's with the cake with a tent on it??? :D

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 09:16 PM
You know you're a rally-holic when:

1) you know everyone in the pictures and you weren't even there
2) you begin your introduction with "My name is ______ and I'm a rally-holic
3) you don't even question the distance to the next rally, you just load up the fridge, pack clean clothes, set the GPS and go
4) forget Bob, Dan, Eric, and Jim...it's ringhanger, cableman, flying dutchman, and dieselengineer
5) you know the mascot, alcoholic drink, and secret handshake of every state chapter
6) you have a post in every chapter leader's thread that reads "we're signed up for site # ____ and we'll see you on Friday!" (or, in some cases, Monday of the week before!)
7) you ask your DW what is on the menu for the potluck, and you're not even at camp
8) the rally medals on your lanyard touch the top of your shoes

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 09:20 PM
LOL Jimtoo....the bakery was all out of 5th wheels for decorations..so we had to get the next best thing....actually, we thought we would just reminisce about the old days before we started to use pop-ups and such....ah, those were the good old days...when we were happy pitching a tent and going to the creek for water.....

Scruffy characters maybe...but such talent in the Minute to Win It game...fierce competitiveness....and Jon H can blow a mean balloon!

dieselsweetheart
06-14-2010, 09:21 PM
Hi Patti and Jon! Glad to hear you made it home ok! I reckon' you left porthole there all by himself....

Recovered from 25-May-2010
06-14-2010, 09:27 PM
You had a couple of rough looking characters there among your mist thou... you might want to screen some of them next year...

And I wasn't even one of them :)

Recovered from 25-May-2010
06-14-2010, 09:31 PM
Love the rallyholics list Cheryl. What about:
- You know everyone's pet's names

jimtoo
06-14-2010, 11:24 PM
LOL Jimtoo.....Scruffy characters maybe...but such talent in the Minute to Win It game...fierce competitiveness....and Jon H can blow a mean balloon!

I see his reputation is wide spread,,,,

Jim M

dbylinski
06-15-2010, 04:58 AM
Reminder: Mike Walker please don't forget to feed Jake the Snake! Also, please take him to the post office to change his residence to Dayton, MD.

boatto5er
06-15-2010, 06:44 AM
Reminder: Mike Walker please don't forget to feed Jake the Snake! Also, please take him to the post office to change his residence to Dayton, MD.

You have got to enlighten the rest of us!

Jim & Harriet
06-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Wish we had thought to get Jake's picture ... ;-)
Maybe next time...

Flower baskets arrived safely. Gave two to our
daughter (she was amazed at the $5 cost.)

We really did have a great time. Looking forward to
seeing everyone again soon. Let us know if anyone
has camping plans in Virginia - love to get together.

Take care, safe travels...

dbylinski
06-15-2010, 10:32 AM
To all inquiring minds:

Mike Walker had a Black Snake take up residence under the hood of his truck. Named him Jake! We really don't know if Jake moved on before they left for home. When last seen Jake was moving into the engine compartment from the front bumper! A passing motorist saw Jake hanging from the bumper and alerted us to his presence!

hertzberg
06-16-2010, 01:49 PM
Hi Patti and Jon! Glad to hear you made it home ok! I reckon' you left porthole there all by himself....


Not all by themselves......we were there with them until Monday afternoon. We did leave them with no running water. Pipe in the campground broke. Never heard if the water came back on later in the day!!!

hertzberg
06-16-2010, 01:58 PM
Thanx again Cheryl and Jim for a wonderful job with the Rally! We had a great time and look forward to the next one! Just made our camping reservations for the Hershey RV show. As we get closer to the time.....we will be in touch on when you want us to help out. Let's just hope that Bob does not have to travel out of town!

RollingHome
06-16-2010, 09:41 PM
HOLY COW ! Please don't anyone EVER mention a snake was camping at the PA rally to my wife Patti ! She is terrified of them slimey little buggers and this would be a deffinite no go to her. We hope to someday join you good folks and this (Jake the snake) would be a trip buster. In advance thanks... We have them critters locally and I kinda don't let her know... In advance Thanks for your understanding, Tom

dieselsweetheart
06-17-2010, 07:16 PM
ixnay on the nakesnay Tom...not a word. Besides, it's possible Mike didn't pick Jake up at the campground. It's my thought that Jake was hanging out at Shady Maple waiting on the evening buffet to begin and he happened to run into Mike's truck.

Denise....a pipe broke in the campground??? Oh my!!! Good thing this didn't happen on Friday night!!!!

RollingHome
06-17-2010, 07:26 PM
Tanks cheryl...

Recovered from 25-May-2010
06-18-2010, 10:00 AM
ixnay on the nakesnay Tom...not a word. Besides, it's possible Mike didn't pick Jake up at the campground. It's my thought that Jake was hanging out at Shady Maple waiting on the evening buffet to begin and he happened to run into Mike's truck.

Denise....a pipe broke in the campground??? Oh my!!! Good thing this didn't happen on Friday night!!!!


My thinking exactly!!! Couldn't use the bathroom's in the area we were camping. Had to go to the front of the campground. Apparently it was confined to the area we were camping in. I was happy to be leaving.....boy...what timing!!!!! Thanx again for everything Cheryl......we have an urge to go to Shady Maple for breakfast this weekend!!! Denise

iforget
06-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Great planning

Jim told me not all the pics are up because I called him to dinner and I interrupted the process....of course I did! hehe
I am afraid to look!

iforget
06-18-2010, 09:40 PM
The water did come back on thank dogness!
The bathrooms were still too far to walk to no matter which one you headed towards.. thank you Duane for my wheels! Having the golf cart really comes in handy. The only problem with it continues to be the girls not sharing the nice back seat daddy made for them.
We had a wonderful weekend as always with our Heartlland family and appreciate all the work our Chapter Leaders put into all the planning it takes.
(Cheryl,I still want to know how many times you both practiced the games before you came? )

Also make sure that Jake gets permanent residency!
Two rally's, two snakes... huh
This has me thinking that ........? Cape May??

You said black, right?
Yep, when I walked Molly one evening, I had to have the management there pick up a snake.. dead thankfully... I just pray I didnt step on it the night before.

dieselsweetheart
06-21-2010, 08:25 AM
Don't forget the RV show in Hershey....dates: September 15-19th. We will be having an owners club table over near the Heartland display (I'm thinking it will be Wilkins, Jim B has to firm up those arrangements)....but I will be coordinating the schedule if you would like to take a 3 hour block of time to meet and greet those folks interested in chatting with Heartland owners. Often times, talking with a satisfied owner will cinch the deal for a potential buyer! I know we are all enthusiastic about our Heartlands..and being a part of the Heartland family. Last year, Denise Hertzberg and I chatted with a couple inside of a Big Horn...Denise was chatting with the wife about color schemes and decor and I think I was chatting up the forum and the rallies and such.... and we found out later that the couple did purchase that unit! So...we can make a difference by being available for people who want to know more....

If you plan on being in the area to see the show...or want to come to the area specifically to participate in this meet and greet...let me know!!! Admission to the show and a food voucher are included, courtesy of Heartland and Jim B....! 3 hour blocks of time will be plotted out for you to meet browsers and serious shoppers!! I am taking names now! I already have a few folks on my list...but will happily take more of you good folks!! It will be fun!!!

And then mini-rally at our campsite Saturday night in Hershey Highmeadow CG.

Stay tuned! I am going to get Jim B to start me a new thread just for the RV show and our chats.

Jim & Harriet
06-21-2010, 01:50 PM
hi Cheryl.
might have to think about this. we have wanted to go to the Hershey show - this might be just
the "excuse" we need.

cjhicks
06-21-2010, 06:38 PM
Don't forget the RV show in Hershey....dates: September 15-19th. We will be having an owners club table over near the Heartland display (I'm thinking it will be Wilkins, Jim B has to firm up those arrangements)....but I will be coordinating the schedule if you would like to take a 3 hour block of time to meet and greet those folks interested in chatting with Heartland owners. Often times, talking with a satisfied owner will cinch the deal for a potential buyer! I know we are all enthusiastic about our Heartlands..and being a part of the Heartland family. Last year, Denise Hertzberg and I chatted with a couple inside of a Big Horn...Denise was chatting with the wife about color schemes and decor and I think I was chatting up the forum and the rallies and such.... and we found out later that the couple did purchase that unit! So...we can make a difference by being available for people who want to know more....

If you plan on being in the area to see the show...or want to come to the area specifically to participate in this meet and greet...let me know!!! Admission to the show and a food voucher are included, courtesy of Heartland and Jim B....! 3 hour blocks of time will be plotted out for you to meet browsers and serious shoppers!! I am taking names now! I already have a few folks on my list...but will happily take more of you good folks!! It will be fun!!!

And then mini-rally at our campsite Saturday night in Hershey Highmeadow CG.

Stay tuned! I am going to get Jim B to start me a new thread just for the RV show and our chats.
Hi Cheryl, Judy and I will be at High Meadows Campground Sept 13 -18 and we will be happy to help out.

dieselsweetheart
06-21-2010, 08:14 PM
Hi Calvin and Judy! Yay!!! Now there are 3 of us in Highmeadow. Such fun!!! We are back near the trains with the full hook-ups. The trains weren't that bad actually.

Jim and Harriet...if you decide to make the trip let me know ASAP...there are some nice CG's in the area...you should be able to find a spot. I would check with the Conewago CG where Eric and Dorothy are staying. Also Ken and Kathy, the Rescue Tape folks...always stay there too....717-367-1179

and more folks for the mini-rally, the better! We had one last year and it was a lot of fun! We even had a fire engine show when the fire alarm went off at the Highmeadow offices...no fire, but all the action kept us entertained!

Jim & Harriet
06-27-2010, 07:39 AM
hi cheryl,
must have missed the last note you posted. i could not find jim b's info - will have to check again. can you tell me the hershey dates? we would like to help out also. just need to find a cg. where are you staying - or are you close enough to just make day trips?
thanks for the help - it would be fun.
h

dieselsweetheart
06-27-2010, 07:04 PM
Porthole and Harriet....where we are staying is gonna be already booked. We jump on that one in early Feb. Try the Conewago/Hershey Campground...it's where Eric and Dorothy and the Gratz's are staying.... the phone # is 717-361-1179. I would do this ASAP. Jim B's info on the Hershey show is on the portal page...over where all the rallies are listed on the right hand side....scroll all the way to the bottom...I think it's last on the list. We are looking for people who are VERY good at chatting with other people who are considering a Heartland rig but maybe aren't sure if they are "the best"...and "what about the company? Is it a good company? Do they pay attention to their customers? Are you happy with your Heartland rig?"...those types of inquiries. Denise Hertzberg and I ran into just that couple last year....we met them in a Heartland and we got to talking about the company...the rallies...etc...and they ended up buying!!!

So, read thru Jim's posting...basically we are scheduling 2, 4 hour shifts at the table. Let me know once you have decided if you are coming...where you are staying....and when you think you would be at the table.


OH and BTW...new pics from Mike's camera are posted from the PA rally...go to the HOG and click on our rally photos. In fact, go back a couple of pages here...JimTOO posted a quick link to them~~~~

Let me know if you need additional campground referrals!

dieselsweetheart
06-27-2010, 07:06 PM
Try this link to the pictures....

//heartlandowners.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=40788 or you can paste in your browser!

porthole
06-28-2010, 10:23 PM
Did you send the poster yet?

dieselsweetheart
06-30-2010, 01:48 PM
I just got B's address and it's in the trunk of my car. I was going to send it yesterday but I fell yesterday walking to the med center and was in a lot of pain...could barely drive home at the end of the day. Came home early today...lot of pain and upset stomach. So tomorrow's gonna be the day!!

dieselsweetheart
07-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Poster sent!!!

bill40
07-03-2010, 09:09 AM
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE POSTER!!!. I really appreciated all the warm thoughts,you know how to make an old man feel good. Still waiting for some test to come back so they can decide how to fix this problem, and then we can get back on the road and see everyone. Jerry had the poster hanging on the china closet we I got back from the Doctor. Love and miss everyone (including Molly, Misty & Cagney). Bill & Jerry

dieselsweetheart
07-03-2010, 07:23 PM
You're welcome Bill!! Hope you are feeling better! Can't let much more of the season get away from you!! Keep us posted!

dieselsweetheart
07-04-2010, 09:36 AM
Happy 4th everyone!!!!

Please check out the thread about the Hershey RV show. I am going to run that thread with announcements from now on. It's on the portal page...scroll down underneath the rally information. Way at the end under RV shows. So please check in there for updated information...and if you can make it to the show, please do!!!! Mini-rally sponsored by DH and myself on Friday and Saturday evening!!!

iforget
07-04-2010, 01:33 PM
Bill, we all miss you both and hope modern medicine can help you quickly so you can get back on the road.

dieselsweetheart
07-06-2010, 03:40 PM
Hey all you lovely PA rally people!! I am now the coordinator for the collection of food items out of the campground in Nashville...so please help us reach our goal of 250 items!! Bring along some non-perishables...see Jim's list of needed items but think protein such as peanut butter and tuna packets are good too.... thanks in advance!! This is something that is important to the people of Nashville and we, of course, are kind-hearted folks and we can help them with this small, but very needed project!! You rock!!