View Full Version : EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: TX, Spring - 10/15/2010 to 10/17/2010

05-28-2010, 05:54 AM
29321 South Plum Creek Drive, Spring, TX 77386


Rayford Crossing RV Resort
29321 South Plum Creek Drive
Spring, TX 77386
Melissa 281 298-8008
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $0


From: 10/15/2010 to: 10/17/2010
Number of sites held: 30
Site fee: $$30 per night.
Club Member Event fee: $Club Members-0, Non Club Members-$10 Per Person
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 10/16/2010
Potluck time: 9:00AM


Event Leader: jayc(click to contact) (http://www.heartlandowners.forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=18)
Additional Info:

Please join us again at the Rayford Crossing RV Resort in Spring Texas. We are planning another fun weekend at this great park.

We are expecting some of the local dealers to participate and display units for our inspection. More events are being planned.

This will be our 7th rally and the October rally is our "anniversary" rally, so we are planning some specials.

Please contact the park at 281 298-8008 to make reservations.

Attendees/member #
1. Jay and Stella Coffman #1017
3. Berry and Janet Sanders #1134
4. Dennis and Joyce Young #1405
5. Pat and Lori Santaniello #1499
6. Bob and Sue Lawson #1072
7. Buddy and Maureen Riddle # 1449
8. John and Eileen Williams #1581
10. Charlie and Peggy Harris # 1239
11. Bill and Ornell Sims # 1041
12 Ken and Kim Gratton # 1734
13. Ken and Denise Moore # 1462
14. Joseph Dorsey and Gene Herzog # 1023
15. Orville Wright # 1089
16. Jaime Gallegos # 1277
17. Terry Herschberger #1004
18. Mike and Patrice Fogarty New Members, no #
19. Gene and Song Brandon # 1151
20. Ernie and Debbie Dries-SOB owners & first time ralliers
21. Jim and Bette McGee # 1003
22. Ricky and Dee Cobb
23. Tom and Judy Atkinson #1048
24. Tom and Marti Mangum #1195
25. Dick and Gayle Savoie
26. Everett Hunt and Fay Eger-SOB owners & friends of Mike and Patrice Fogarty
31. Emmett and Cary Hall-living at the park
32. Karen Cauthen-living at the park

Recovered from 25-May-2010
05-30-2010, 09:04 PM
There were some technical dificulties and the first few posts here were deleted. Not to worry though, you are still signed up if you posted here. Come on down for a good time with good friends.

05-30-2010, 10:27 PM
Thanks Jay.

That would be technical problems caused by my fat fingers folks :eek:

I goofed when merging a couple threads into this one.

Wish I could join you all in Houston but I am already committed elsewhere.

Jay puts on a great rally. If anyone reading this has never been to any of our Houston rallies, treat yourself to some great Texas fun! And do it in style at a 10-10-10 rated park that is affordable - all things considered :)


05-31-2010, 12:11 AM
Jay,,,, if things work out....we will be attending the rally also. Not gonna sign up yet, but think we will be there. Jay,,, I hope not to many cancel now,,knowing that I may be there..or decide not to attend, but the last rally was so much fun and met so many great people..and the food was great.. We just have to come back for more fun, food and meet some more Heartland folks.

Jim M and Bette

06-01-2010, 09:43 PM

Put Maureen and I down again. Hope to see you guys before then. I will call the campground tomorrow.

06-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Put Pat & I down. I sent in an email to register. I have not heard from them yet but will get a confirmation soon..

Looking to see everyone at Rayford.


06-02-2010, 05:40 PM
We got our confirmation from Rayford Crossing.. We asked for Site#77 and they gave it to us for the full week.

See ya there...


06-03-2010, 07:43 PM
We'll be looking for you Bob.

06-04-2010, 01:20 PM
Jay, we will be in on the 12th and leave on Saturday. Looking forward to it.

06-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Buddy, glad you're coming in early. We'll be here until the end of July so if you can get away, come on over, there's plenty of room.

06-05-2010, 03:29 PM
Great Jay. I am going to finally get a couple of weeks off. If I can get through with all the stuff Maureen wants done here I may come over and spend a few days at the end of this month.

06-05-2010, 06:17 PM
Thats good news Buddy, come on over!

Recovered from 25-May-2010
06-08-2010, 10:15 AM
I just spoke to Melissa we are all set for space #96 from Oct 12-17th. What are your plans before the rally?

Recovered from 25-May-2010
06-08-2010, 01:39 PM
We'll arrive back here on Oct. 1st and are going to 45th class reunion in Galveston on the 8th. Other than that, no plans. Probably going to rest up for the party starting on the 15th!

06-29-2010, 03:49 PM
Well, I've got some news to share with everyone. I spoke with Kevin at Ron Hoover RV's yesterday and he is planning to fix us a gumbo on Saturday night. If anyone wants to bring something to go with gumbo, please feel free to do so. Plates, bowls and utensils will be furnished. Bring your own drinks but ice will be furnished.

Ron Hoover will also be bringing two units to display, a Landmark and possibly a Road Warrior or a Greystone. I am working on another dealer to bring a Bighorn and possibly another unit TBD.

I am working with Martin Marketing to get us some rally tee shirts. There will be no charge for the shirts for club members, but non-members of the Heartland Owners club are reminded that there is a $10.00 per person fee for the rally which will also cover the cost of the shirts. Anyone not a member that joins prior to the rally or during the rally will not have to pay the fee. Please either PM me here or email me at jcoffman1@gmail.com with their shirt sizes.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

07-14-2010, 11:22 AM
I have more news about activities for the rally. Cary Hall has volunteered to host a seminar on scrapbooking and geneology on
Saturday afternoon. These will be held in the afternoon on Saturday and should be very informative. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

This is post #1000!!

Do I get a raise or bonus now?

07-14-2010, 12:25 PM
Yep Jay,,, you not only get a raise,,,, your salary gets DOUBLED!!!! So 2 X 00 = $0000.... :D

07-14-2010, 01:57 PM
Wow, the problem is this is likely to put me into another tax bracket!

07-14-2010, 06:24 PM
Jay, I know you guys are leaving there the 25th. What part of the world are you heading out to? I am finally going to get some time off and we are talking about leaving on the 25th after I get through at the church. I haven't decided which way we are going just yet but it looks like I am going to have about 3 weeks to have fun.

07-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Hey Buddy,
We're leaving here and going to Carlsbad NM to show the grandsons the caverns. We stay there for a couple of days and will go to Colorado Springs for two weeks, then back to Boerne TX where we're staying for about three weeks. Come on along!

07-21-2010, 12:43 PM
We'd like to register for the Rayford Crossing Rally

07-21-2010, 01:42 PM
Robert, we'll be looking forward to meeting you in October.

My wife Stella has agreed to coordinate the t-shirts. Please contact her at scoffman27@gmail.com .

Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

Charlie Harris
07-21-2010, 04:12 PM

Sign Peggy and I up for the rally in October. Gumbo will make me show up every time. T-Shirts is the icing on the cake,,lol I will call Rayford soon.

07-21-2010, 05:42 PM
Please sign Bill and Ornell for the spring rally.

07-21-2010, 05:44 PM
Please sign Bill and Ornell for the spring rally.

Bill, do you mean the October rally in Spring or the Spring rally in Spring. LOL

07-21-2010, 07:32 PM
I'm signing him up for the rally in October. I'll bet he makes it, and likely will be here in the spring too.

07-23-2010, 01:57 PM
Jay put me (and my wife, the cook) down. I will see you all then.

07-23-2010, 08:14 PM
Robert, we'll be looking forward to meeting you in October.

My wife Stella has agreed to coordinate the t-shirts. Please contact her at her email address (//heartlandowners.org/scoffman27@gmail.com).

Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

Jay I tried the email link and it didn't work.

07-24-2010, 04:21 PM
We will try to meet you guys there if possible. I already live at Rayford Crossing, space 25. My husband and I just bought a 2011 27 ft Trail Runner on 7-19-10. I stay in my trailer when I am in Spring working and I drive to our home in Port Arthur when I get off work each week. We would love to attend the rally but our daughter is getting married on October 23 so we might be tied up doing last mnute things that weekend (as it is the weekend before her wedding).

07-24-2010, 04:23 PM
I tried the link for the email too and it didn't work for me either.

07-26-2010, 04:36 PM
Sorry for the delay in responding but I've been on the road and haven't been able to check here. I'll change the email address on the post but FYI she can be reached at scoffman27@gmail.com

08-01-2010, 07:27 PM
Jay, Put us down for the October rally. We already have our reservations.


08-01-2010, 09:30 PM
Jaime, I'm adding you to the list and looking forward to seeing you again.

08-05-2010, 03:07 PM
Put Gene & Song Brandon on the list. Just made reservations. We will be there on the the 15th with some Elgin BBQ sausage for pot luck :=)

08-08-2010, 05:31 AM
I put you and Song down on our list. Looking forward to meeting you.

08-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Add membership # 1151 to our name.

08-08-2010, 08:40 PM
Thanks Gene, I'll add it as soon as I can. I've tried twice and can't get into the edit feature. Not sure if it's something with the forum or with my internet connection. I've been busy with the grandkids on vacation in Colorado, so I haven't had as much computer time as I normally do with a 13 year old grandson in the house...

08-08-2010, 09:01 PM
I added it for you Jay,,, and it tried to give me a problem also. So it's not just you. Although some people may see you as a problem,,, :),,, but not me. :angel:

Hopefully we will see you in Oct... but need to wait until Bette sees Dr.(on the 20th) about knee surgery. Then we will decide if we can make it.

Jim M

08-09-2010, 05:26 AM
Thanks for the help Jim, and glad to hear that it wasn't just me having a problem.

Hope Bette's doctor visit goes well and y'all are able to come to the rally.

08-13-2010, 12:10 PM
I need to remind everyone that if you wish to have a tee shirt for the rally need to contact either me or Stella with their shirt sizes. The deadline is less than a month away (Sept. 10th).

Thanks and looking forward to seeing everyone.

08-13-2010, 01:30 PM
Fix me up with a Tee shirt, size 2x or 3x, medium for the DW

08-13-2010, 05:32 PM
I'll get you down Gene. I'll put you down for the 3X just in case.

08-25-2010, 09:18 PM
Hi Jay,,, Looks like we will be coming to the rally.....hope not to many back out now that they know we are coming...but will call park in the morning and let you know more later...

Jay,,,put us down for a 2XL and an XL tee shirt....thanks.

Jim and Bette

08-26-2010, 09:41 AM
Thats great news Jim, glad Bette's operation went well.

08-26-2010, 04:42 PM
Frank and Brenda Heard sent me an email that they got a job that begins on Oct. 1st, so they can't make it.

08-26-2010, 08:48 PM
Please put myself and wife down. This will be the first rally that we have ever attended. We were owners of SOB of 5th wheel and have owned our BC since April. We are looking forward to meeting other Heartland owners. You can also put us both down for a 3X t-shirt.

Ken and Kim Gratton
Owners Club # 1734

08-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Ken and Kim,
You are down, and your shirt sizes are recorded. It's gonna be a fun weekend.

08-26-2010, 09:20 PM
Ken and Kim,
You are down, and your shirt sizes are recorded. It's gonna be a fun weekend.

OHHhhhhh Yeaaa....!,,, a new rally mate..wow... Jay.. not to many of them any more.... Jay ,,, you still have that little box....you know for ... well first timers.???

08-27-2010, 12:11 PM
Yep, I got it Jim. We'll be ready...

08-27-2010, 09:30 PM
Knowing you know something about this give us a clue what we missed out on:)


08-27-2010, 10:56 PM
Jay???? Did you miss Pat & Lori last Spring at Spring???

08-27-2010, 11:27 PM
Did I say this was our first rally? I must have miss spoke. What I meant to say was that we have been on many, many rallies. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


09-07-2010, 05:25 PM
Ricky and Dee Cobb told me over the weekend that they will be coming to the rally.

There are several that have not contacted either myself or my wife with their tee shirt sizes. Please do so ASAP so we can order shirts for everyone.

09-07-2010, 07:25 PM
Jay, I don't see where I told you here and I don't remember if I pm'd you or not but put us down for an x-lg and a small.

09-07-2010, 08:43 PM
I got you down Buddy. Can't wait for the rally to start.

Tom of Ypsi
09-08-2010, 03:29 PM
Stella and that guy:mad: you are with put Judy and I down Site 101(already registered) lrg & medium shirts. See you in Oct

09-08-2010, 06:17 PM
"That guy" will put you down. It will be good to see Judy...

09-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Doing this on phone for 1st time. Hope it works. Sue and I will be there for the rally. We have park reserv. T-shirts should both be Large.
Haven't seen you since last year. Will be good to catch up!

09-09-2010, 05:24 PM
We have been running around up here in the New England area and will be heading south in about a week or two. However it looks like we will not be able to arrive in Spring TX in time to attend this fall rally. I have released, by email, the reserved site 77 from Rayford Crossing.

We always look forward to meeting our friends at the rally but this year we just want to slow down and watch the leafs change as we head south. We will be in the Dallas area around the first of November.

If everything works out we will see you all at thes spring rally in April.


09-09-2010, 06:50 PM
Bob, it will be good to see you and Sue again.

09-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Bob, we will miss you and Pat at the rally. I believe that this will be the first rally that you've missed. See you next time.

09-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Hey Jay - add Marti and me to the list. We will get a hold of Raiford for the reservation.

09-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Tom, it will be good to see you and Marti soon.

09-12-2010, 07:14 PM
I have been offline for a while and forgot about the rally until Marti asked me when it was scheduled. If possible can we ge shirts - one large and one medium? Either way we are going to make it out there on Wednesday so we can catch up on the latest. Also you can add our HOC #1195 to the sign up list the next time you access it. Looks like a good group. ! !

09-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Tom, that sounds good! I had looked up your HOC number but got locked out of the forum and didn't have a chance to add your number, but I got 'er dun now.

09-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Marti & Tom,
It will be nice to see you guys again! Maybe, spend some time visiting!
Pat& Lori
Miss Miriah

09-14-2010, 06:12 PM
There have been some changes made to the attendee list. Jerry and Diane Talley had to cancel to attend a family function but we had John and Eilleen Williams sign up as well as Dick and Gayle Savoie.

The deadline for ordering tee shirts is Sept. 27th so get your sizes in so we can order you a shirt!

09-16-2010, 07:53 PM
Hey Plumberdude and Dudette - How have you been? It will be great to see ya. Don't let any of those crazy Texas drivers side track you on your trip across this great state.

10-01-2010, 06:13 PM
Hi all,
New members, Robert and Cassandra Joy had to drop out due to work....bummer!

I will be releasing the remaining sites on Monday, so anyone that still wants to sign up must go directly to the park. The tee shirts have been ordered and everything is falling into place for another great rally in Spring. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

10-03-2010, 05:27 PM
We made it to Rayford today to spectacular weather. It's about 75 degrees with clear skies.

We're ready to party, so come on down!

10-11-2010, 04:24 PM

Are the tow rig cleaning crew going to be at the park this year? If so let me know how to reserve a time to get the trailer cleaned up.

10-11-2010, 05:51 PM
Ken, I'll get in touch with them and make sure they are here on Saturday.

10-11-2010, 06:03 PM

Friday night-meals on your own. There are many good restaurants in the area from barbecue, Mexican, Oriental buffet, pizza, sandwiches, etc. About anything you can imagine is available within a short distance.

Fireside chat at my site

9:00AM-Saturday morning potluck breakfast-please bring a breakfast dish to share. Coffee will be furnished. Please bring your own plates, utensils and coffee cup.

Saturday lunch-on your own.

Ron Hoover RV will have two display units for us to look at-all day on Saturday.
Rally hall will be available for cards and other games.
Cary Hall, former owner of a Sundance has volunteered to do seminars on geneology and scrapbooking in the afternoon in the rally hall.

6:00PM-Saturday evening meal-Ron Hoover RV will furnish gumbo. Please bring a plate or bowl and utensils and drink of your choice.

Please remain for door prizes and chat. Fireside chats after at my site.

We're going to have a great time!

10-12-2010, 06:22 AM
Thanks Jay, look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.

10-12-2010, 07:21 AM
Hi Everyone,

I have waited till the last minute, but due to a work commitment we will not be able to attend the rally. We are really going to miss seeing and visiting with everyone.

Ya'll have a great time and we will see you at the spring rally.

Jim and Bette

10-12-2010, 08:33 AM
Jay, Put us down to have the 5th wheel and truck washed and waxed.

See you tomorrow.


Ray LeTourneau
10-12-2010, 08:54 AM
Ya'll have a great time at the Rally. Lin & I really would like to be there sharing in all the fun & festivities but have committed to spend at least Thanksgiving here with family. Maybe the Spring Rally???

10-12-2010, 05:27 PM
Jay, why doesn't this rally show up on the events listing at the top menu bar?

10-12-2010, 07:20 PM
See you tomorrow Jaime.

Ray, I'm adding you and Lin to the Spring rally list as soon as it's posted! We're gonna miss you this weekend, buddy.

Jim, the rally is on the portal page, where is it not posted?

10-12-2010, 07:44 PM
I looked for it listed under the events icon at the top. I did not see it.

10-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Ken, I'll get in touch with them and make sure they are here on Saturday.

Count us in on the rig wash and wax

10-12-2010, 09:12 PM
It is there Jim,,,, about mid-way down.... Put your glasses on... or clean them if you got them on...:D :D

10-12-2010, 09:38 PM
Guess I need to get some new glasses. I looked 3 times and didn't see it. Oops...I have to scroll down to find it. Sorry.

10-12-2010, 10:28 PM
We will miss you and Miss Bette! I was so looking forward to giving you a hard time!
But, I guess this means we will have to be back for the next one!


10-12-2010, 10:43 PM
Would you put our name down to check with the guys to wash the rig and truck

10-12-2010, 10:53 PM
We will miss you and Miss Bette! I was so looking forward to giving you a hard time!
But, I guess this means we will have to be back for the next one!


Yea,,, we are going to miss seeing you guys... and everyone else... but other things are happening right now. Maybe you guys could make the Sweetheart Rally in Feb near Kerrville, Tx and also the spring rally in Spring, Tx.

Jim M

10-14-2010, 02:09 PM
I'm making plans to come to the Sweetheart Rally after the luncheon in the Valley the week before.

10-14-2010, 07:40 PM
Jay,,, we will try to make the luncheon also... kinda need to see how the plans work out for the prizes and stuff for the Sweetheart Rally.

Ya'll have fun now...

Jim M

10-16-2010, 02:38 PM
We're having a great time again. Wonderful weather and a nice campfire last night. Tonight we're doing a double campfire so everyone can be near a fire and not be so cold. That's right, cold here already! Well, cool at least and the fire feels sooo good.

10-17-2010, 09:06 AM
Thanks again Jay and Stella. It was a great Bar-B-Que, thanks Ron Hoover. It was wonderful to be able to see 'old' friends again and meet new ones. Thanks for the prayers and good wishes. We had a marvelous time.

10-17-2010, 10:14 AM
Glad you guys are having a good time. Hated that we didn't make it. Last time we were out the other jack stand went out and need to have it fixed. We will hopefully make it in Spring.

10-17-2010, 12:15 PM
Jim, we were glad you were able to come over both days. It was sure good to see you. I'm adding you to the list for April's rally.

Gary and Michelle, you missed a good rally with great weather. We couldn't have ordered any better temps. Hope to see you in April too.

10-20-2010, 04:37 PM
Thank you Jay and Stella! Another fun event!
We really enjoyed seeing everyone and meeting new friends. It's always worth the
We made it back home safe and sound! Now we wait till Dec and we will be back at Rayford for Xmas!

Take care everyone!
Pat,Lori and Miss Miriah

10-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Pat and Lori, we wish you guys would go ahead and retire and just stay down here in sunny warm Texas. We'll see you again soon. Glad you made the trip okay.