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Phil Smith
05-01-2011, 08:28 PM
Venue:
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Oak Plantation Campground
3540 Savannah Hwy (Highway 17)
Charleston, SC 29455
1-866-658-2500
www.oakplantationcampground.com (http://www.oakplantationcampground.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: N/A
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $
Details:
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From: 11/4/2011 to: 11/6/2011
Number of sites held: 30
Site fee: $$35.80 w/Good Sam $39.78 w/o per night.
Club Member Event fee:
Non-Club Member fee: $20 per rig
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 11/5/2011
Potluck time: 6:00pm
Contact:
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Event Leader: Phil Smith(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=25)
Additional Info:
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Agenda:
Friday, November 4
Welcome
Meet and Greet
Bring whatever you plan to eat for dinner and meet at the pavillion at 6:30 for a community meal
Saturday, November 5
Coffee & Donuts provided by the SC Heartland Chapter
9:30am Depart for Charleston Tour - Truckpool to Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting Street, Charleston
11:00am Buses depart for a 90 minute tour of the "100+ Things to Love About Charleston"
Busses will drop us off at the Aquarium Wharf
1:00pm Depart on a 90 minute narrated cruise on Charleston's historic Harbor-Buses will pick us up at the end of the cruise and take us back to the Visitors Center
6:00pm Dinner/Pot Luck- Good Old Fashion Charleston Low Country Boil - Bring your tableware, drinks and a side dish/desert. SC Heartland Owners Club will provide the Low Country Boil (A Low Country Boils consists of potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage and shrimp) Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm Good!
Sunday, November 6
Coffee and pastry, church service (by Larry Banstra)
Fairwells and Good-byes

Saturday Sightseeing Information

Grayline Tour
90 minute tour of the 100+ Things to Love About Charleston
90 Minute narrated cruise on the historic Charleson Harbor
Tour departs from the Charleston Visitor Center at 375 Meeting Street, Charleston at 11:00am
Cost=$31 per Person
Payment to be mailed to:
Phil Smith
PO Box 37581
Rock Hill, SC 29732

WE HAVE TO HAVE A FINAL PAID HEAD COUNT BY OCTOBER 1. TIME IS SHORT!!!


Attendees:

NN1, Phil Smith, Phil & Becky Smith
NN2, talley, Malcolm & Diane Talley
NN3, Lazydaze, Eric & Hallie Grubaugh
NN4, dbylinski, John and Deb Bylinski -- CANCELLED :(
NN5, Flying Dutchman, Eric & Dorothy van Opstal
NN6, cvbrote, Chris Brotemarkle & Dave Maxon
OO3, JJnVa, Judi and Jack Barnett
PP2, archbarb, Archie & Barb Prince
OO8, currituck0209, John and Marsha Turner
OO4, ljsexton, Linda Sexton
OO2, brauch, Barbara and Ed Rauch
OO5, Louise Burton, Louise and Mark Burton
PP3, lew2885, JP & Rita Lewis
NN7, nomare, John & Maryann Proto
OO7, Dieseldanny, Don and Joann Stubbins
PP6, Jim+Harriet, Jim and Harriet Dahlgren
PP1, cjhicks, Calvin and Judy Hicks
PP4, Southernights, Larry and Sam Banstra
PP7, PhilPam, Phil and Pam Lau
PP8, Yorkiemom, Jim and Nancy Belitti
R3, Ray LeTourneau, Ray and Lin LeTourneau
PP5, Hillsonwheels, Dick and Reta Hill
QQ3, davebennington, Dave Yocum and Julie Hancock
QQ5, ncc1701e, Tom and Miillie Combs
QQ10, knjp123, Kevin and Nelly Wolbeck
QQ7, mtnman, Dale and Michelle Heur
QQ8, lduguay, Lance and Kem Duguay
QQ9, bradforx, Brad & Lisa Knott
QQ4, DougandJudy, Doug & Judy Chaney
OO6, captdave336, Dave & Gloria Green
N4, jhyatt, Jim & Judy Hyatt
N2, nabo, Nathan & Byrd
N5, 8paws, Joe & Linda
N3, virginia, Richard and Virginia Naigle




***Tour Check received***

Please let me know as you make your reservations so I can add you to the list! Please contact me if there are errors or omissions. Thank you.



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trdeal
05-02-2011, 12:55 PM
Sounds great Phil.We will try our best to be there!

davebennington
05-03-2011, 06:44 AM
Phil,

That sounds like a good time of year to be there, we will try to be there.

Dave & Julie

lduguay
05-03-2011, 07:54 AM
Hey Phil,

Kem & I will keep an eye on our schedules and hopefully make it to this rally.

And..........

My "backin up" skills will be greatly improved and I expect no less than a 7 by the HOC scoring judges!!:D

Lance

trdeal
05-03-2011, 08:09 AM
Hey Phil,

Kem & I will keep an eye on our schedules and hopefully make it to this rally.

And..........

My "backin up" skills will be greatly improved and I expect no less than a 7 by the HOC scoring judges!!:D

Lance Now Lance,you do remember the first rule of going to a rally, right? And by the way.If you remember correctly I gave you a 110 score on your backing.Can't get any better than that!

jbeletti
05-03-2011, 08:16 AM
Phil,

If our home is not done yet, we may just tool on down to SC and join this rally. We'll know more in late summer.

Jim

lduguay
05-03-2011, 08:47 AM
"Now Lance,you do remember the first rule of going to a rally, right? And by the way.If you remember correctly I gave you a 110 score on your backing.Can't get any better than that!"

Yep, I am a quick learner.......don't be the LAST TO ARRIVE!!!! Believe me I will NOT let that happen again!!! But it was fun!

I am thinking it was either a fly on your paper or a decimal for a score of 1.10........:rolleyes:

trdeal
05-03-2011, 09:33 AM
"Now Lance,you do remember the first rule of going to a rally, right? And by the way.If you remember correctly I gave you a 110 score on your backing.Can't get any better than that!"

Yep, I am a quick learner.......don't be the LAST TO ARRIVE!!!! Believe me I will NOT let that happen again!!! But it was fun!

I am thinking it was either a fly on your paper or a decimal for a score of 1.10........:rolleyes: Believe me my friend it was a fly!

dbylinski
05-03-2011, 12:52 PM
We may be able to get to this rally as we are usually off the first week in November. Yahoo, baby!

lduguay
05-03-2011, 01:12 PM
Believe me my friend it was a fly!

Was it Mark Twain that said, "The rumors of my score were greatly exagerated"???????

:cool:

trdeal
05-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Was it Mark Twain that said, "The rumors of my score were greatly exagerated"???????

:cool: I think maybe that was Mark Duguay.

Nabo
05-03-2011, 04:50 PM
The Mathis' most likely will be there. We stopped by the Oaks last summer and was very surprised at the massive improvements they have done since our stay in 2005. Charleston in the fall is a pretty place and so much to do. Great place for a rally.
B--

hillsonwheels
05-03-2011, 06:34 PM
As I told you in Cherokee, thehillsonwheels will be headed south toward FL about that time of year. :D So, how cool is it that we can hit a rally on our way! :cool: Does that make us definite, tentative, almost, could be, maybe attendees????? :confused:

Dick

Phil Smith
05-03-2011, 06:38 PM
I'm glad to see a strong interest inthe Charleston area. Lance, we really need you and Kem. It takes a lot of the heat off of me! Jim, Terry and Dave, I hope everyone can work out their schedules and of course Deb, We would be honored to have our friends from the new North East territory! :) Charleston is a popular vacation spot so if anyone has been there and had a particular place they enjoyed or activity etc. I would be interested to hear. I know from my past travels to Charleston, the carrage rides are awsome, Patriots Point is really cool and rainbow row and the battery are also excellent. Really so many possibilities for a weekend!

Phil Smith
05-03-2011, 06:40 PM
As I told you in Cherokee, thehillsonwheels will be headed south toward FL about that time of year. :D So, how cool is it that we can hit a rally on our way! :cool: Does that make us definite, tentative, almost, could be, maybe attendees????? :confused:

Dick
Dick, What would a rally be without hillsonwheels! Come on down!!!

Phil Smith
05-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Nathan and Byrd, I didn't mean to leave you out! I really hope you can make it. It was great seeing you at the East Coast Rally. We are trying to work on our schedules for the "Quite side of the Mountains Rally" as well. I think Becky is out of town though. I'll let you know as it gets closer. This stuff they call work keeps getting in the way of my play...

boatto5er
05-03-2011, 08:34 PM
If our NJ cousins (John/Deb) can make it, I suppose we can too. Would love a trip to the Charleston area. Won't be able to formally commit for about a month yet, but we're 90% there! (Besides, someone has to make sure Dick gets out of Virginia-we'll probably escort him!) By the way - it will be my birthday, we'll have to have cake and ice cream!

Phil Smith
05-04-2011, 10:45 AM
Great Gus! But as far as Dick, I'll bet there will be no shortage of people willing to make sure he gets out of
Virginia. Wouldn't surprise me to see the escort being led by a vehicle with blue lights flashing! As for the birthday, I'm always onboard where cake is concerned! :)

clubmgr
05-04-2011, 02:14 PM
What a great place for a rally! I love Charleston and look for any excuse to be there! Can't wait! November's a wonderful time of year too.

Phil Smith
05-04-2011, 06:15 PM
Julie, Charleston should be great in November. Past hurricane season, the humidity and temperatures should be down AND past gnat season. We're all set! Looking forward to seeing everyone...

hillsonwheels
05-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Ya'll be carefull now. :rolleyes: You might hurt Reta's feelings! :rolleyes:

Dick

mntnman
05-04-2011, 06:40 PM
Dale and I plan on being there. Phil if you need any help with anything please let us know.

Phil Smith
05-04-2011, 07:31 PM
Thanks Dale. I'm sure as we get some specific plans together I'll have a whole list of things I could use help with. Hey, we'll even get to see you in the New Bighorn by then too! Cool!

Randy
05-04-2011, 07:46 PM
Phil, Santha said that we would be there so I guess We will have to make it. Have to iron out some
scheduling issues but plan on being there. Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Phil Smith
05-04-2011, 08:07 PM
Randy, there is no way you can back out. Santha already told the poodles they would have a campfire. You know how the poodles are!

Flying Dutchman
05-04-2011, 08:37 PM
Just what DW and me needed, another rally on the calendar for this year. I guess all those "meetings" are part of the program, and we sure do have lots of company:p. As the duly appointed President of Heartland's Rallyholics, you just know that we will be there:cool:.

Phil Smith
05-04-2011, 08:43 PM
Eric, you might as well sell the house and car. The way I see it, there are 50 states, one national rally and now at least 3 regional rallys. According to my rithmatic, you are short at least one week!

hillsonwheels
05-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Anyone that can fly a "heliocopeter" can attend all the rallies they come along!!! :cool:

Dick

Jim & Harriet
05-13-2011, 05:16 PM
hoping to see you there!

Phil Smith
05-13-2011, 05:38 PM
Hi Jim,

Glad to hear it! It is coming together and it looks like we should have a good turnout. Hope you and Harriet are doing well.

Phil

MICKEY
05-19-2011, 08:40 AM
Phil;

If there is any way we can make it we will be there. We have stayed at Plantation before and found it very nice. Lots to do in Charleston. One of our favorite places. Deb watch out you may really like it in Charleston. Antibellum houses, mint julips, carriage rides, good food; makes you want to move south. Dick, remember Reta will be driving the truck, you may be inside the escort vehicle. She has nothing to worry about.

Randy
05-31-2011, 07:05 PM
Phil & Debbie
It looks like Santha and I are going to make it Have not registered yet but looks like our schedule will work out.
Looking forward to Charleston. Randy, Santha and the poodles

Phil Smith
06-16-2011, 07:44 PM
Micky, we sure hope you and Bonnie (and Max) can make it. We are looking for ward to it! Can't wait to get my truck out of the body shop so we can just go camping!
Phil

Phil Smith
06-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Randy, you were just put on the list right from the start. Lets face it the poodles and Santha were coming with or without you :)

talley
06-19-2011, 01:12 AM
Phil, Diane and I have routed a trip to Charleston area and would like to participate in the rally. We will attend the South Texas Chapter rally in Canton, Tx in October and then head East. We have registered with Oak Plantation to arrive on Thursday Nov 3rd and leaving Monday Nov 7th . Will look forward to visiting and enjoying the Charleston area.


Jerry

Phil Smith
06-19-2011, 06:45 PM
Hi Jerry,
That's great! It will be great to meet you and Diane. We are expecting a good turn out as Charleston is a great destination. Lots of great sights in the area.
Can't wait to get camping. My truck is in the body shop so the Bighorn is grounded. :(

Ray LeTourneau
06-21-2011, 07:54 AM
We are staying at Oak Plantation for our first month of this coming winter season. Our original plan was to arrive there the 9th but we are now hoping to move our travels ahead to attend this rally. Hopefully we'll see ya'll then.

SouthernNights
06-21-2011, 07:56 AM
We are staying at Oak Plantation for our first month of this coming winter season. Our original plan was to arrive there the 9th but we are now hoping to move our travels ahead to attend this rally. Hopefully we'll see ya'll then.

Hopefully?????? You are going to be delivering my package-you better be there.....:D :D

hillsonwheels
06-22-2011, 08:20 PM
Are we allowed to threaten people on the forum???????????? :confused: :confused: :confused:

SouthernNights
06-23-2011, 04:39 AM
Are we allowed to threaten people on the forum???????????? :confused: :confused: :confused:

Yes Dick.. as long as threatenee is delivering packages, is a forum moderator ( big shoulders) and from up north (yankee) :D especially the yankee part....:p

Flying Dutchman
06-23-2011, 05:19 AM
Sounds logical:rolleyes:.

dbylinski
06-23-2011, 02:11 PM
I am now on a mission! We have to go to the Hominy Grill for a "BIG NASTY"! Sitting here watching a travel channel segment on Charlston. The "Big Nasty" is a Homemade Bisquit with a fried boneless chicken breast, topped with shredded white cheddar cheese and homemade sausage gravy! Do ya think they'll do take out delivery to Jersey?

PS - Quit pickin' on dem der yankees!

PSS - SouthernNights is a Northern New Jersey Boy who picked up a slight accent while living where I wanna be! Ain't dat right Larry?

SouthernNights
06-23-2011, 02:21 PM
here is their website Deb:
http://hominygrill.com/

My favorite restaurant is Bocci's
http://www.boccis.com/cms_pages/

boatto5er
06-23-2011, 02:49 PM
I am now on a mission! We have to go to the Hominy Grill for a "BIG NASTY"! Sitting here watching a travel channel segment on Charlston. The "Big Nasty" is a Homemade Bisquit with a fried boneless chicken breast, topped with shredded white cheddar cheese and homemade sausage gravy! Do ya think they'll do take out delivery to Jersey?

PS - Quit pickin' on dem der yankees!

PSS - SouthernNights is a Northern New Jersey Boy who picked up a slight accent while living where I wanna be! Ain't dat right Larry?

Hey Deb, I hear you can get it with Grits if you ask nicely!

dbylinski
06-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Hey Deb, I hear you can get it with Grits if you ask nicely!

No thank you pal! I went out into the kitchen to make popcorn during the Shrimp & Grits part!:p

f250dieseldad
06-23-2011, 03:20 PM
Just made our reservation. They didn't give me a site number.

Phil Smith
06-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Deb, I've heard they serve this with your choice of sides. Crestor, Lipitore or Zocore!

dbylinski
06-23-2011, 09:00 PM
Deb, I've heard they serve this with your choice of sides. Crestor, Lipitore or Zocore!

Perfect! I enjoy all three but never as the main course!

Flying Dutchman
06-25-2011, 10:21 AM
OK Phil, reservation has been made. We plan to arrive 11/3 and stay for 5 nights. Giving some serious thought to changing our status to full timer. Just don't seem to be getting home to Virginia very often. Looking forward to another great rally.

archbarb
06-27-2011, 09:29 AM
Arch and I just reserved...arriving on Thursday...looking forward to seeing everyone!!
Barb

Louise Burton
08-18-2011, 10:24 AM
Glad to say we are able to come!!! Just booked site# 005. Arriving Friday and leaving Monday. Going to Willow Tree afterwards. Yea!!!

ljsexton
08-18-2011, 06:07 PM
Reservations have been made but site number was not given.

Tommy & Linda Sexton
Big Horn 3385 RL

lew2885
08-20-2011, 01:41 PM
I had no idea there was such an organization as the Rallyholics, but it makes sense. Can't wait to see everybody again. JP and Rita

PhilPam
08-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Phil, We are planning on being there for the rally. If you need any help with nthe rally please feel free to contact us call 864-616-5654 or Pplau4148@aol.com. Phil & Pam Lau Easley, SC PhilPam

Phil Smith
08-25-2011, 09:50 PM
Thanks Phil & Pam. I may be in contact with you shorlty! I was at Oak Plantation today but didn't see your reservation. Did I miss it?

Thanks,
Phil

Phil Smith
08-30-2011, 08:17 PM
Ok Folks, since we have a lot of people planning to come to the Charleston Rally from out of town, I am working to make arrangements for a sight seeing tour of the Charleston area if there is enough interest. I have found a tour group that will provide a bus tour of the historic Old Charleston plus a 1-1/2 hour non-stop, narrated cruise of Charleston's historic harbor. The cost for this is $33 per person. If we have enough interest, we may qualify for group rates and get some discounts. Please let me know if you are interested in this tour.

lduguay
08-30-2011, 08:54 PM
Hey Phil,

Another suggestion is the Thriller Power Boat tour out of Shem Creek......we did it a couple weeks ago and it is a blast. You go by 5 forts, the Yorktown and all the way down to Folly Beach. Good history, fun, fast and sometimes a wet/refreshing boat ride!!:D

We wish we could make the rally but other obligations are keeping us home that weekend, so have a GREAT rally!!!

See y'all soon!!

Lance

talley
08-31-2011, 12:36 AM
Phil, put Diane and myself down to participate in whatever the group elects. We have not been to Charleston, so it would all be of interest. Following the rally we plan to make our way to Virginia/North Carolina border area (King William, Isle of Wight) before heading to Berkely and Ashville as we make our way back to Texas. I will do a little ancestor geneology research while visiting these areas and sight-seeing.

Looking forward to the rally.... Jerry

JJnVA
08-31-2011, 08:24 AM
Phil,
Sign us up for a group tour if it includes the narrated cruise of the harbor. Really looking forward to the rally....will be our first state chapter rally.
Judi

dbylinski
08-31-2011, 02:46 PM
Hey Phil. You can put John and I down for the tour. We have been to Patriot's Point but a Charleston Tour sound very interesting!

jbeletti
08-31-2011, 07:34 PM
Phil,

Nancy and I really want to come to this rally but still do not know when we will know if we can make it - based on when our home close will be in TN. But if we can make it, we will want to do any tour you arrange.

Thanks,

Jim

Ray LeTourneau
08-31-2011, 10:57 PM
Phil, Please include Lin & I for the tour. Sounds like fun and very interesting. Thanks!

Flying Dutchman
09-01-2011, 07:34 AM
Phil, Dorothy and I are interested in the tour. It is going to be a great rally.

archbarb
09-01-2011, 11:49 AM
Archie and I are interested in the tour!
Barb

Chrisvh
09-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Phil, Dave & I are interested in taking a group tour--sign us up!
Chris

Dieseldanny
09-06-2011, 09:21 AM
As new Heartland members Joann & I are looking forward to the rally outside Charleston, SC. We returned a couple weeks ago from a 5,300 mile 7 state trip that was absolutely wonderful. The only down side was when we totaled up what we spent in diesel fuel. lol

Joann & Dan Stubbins

jimtoo
09-06-2011, 09:31 AM
Hi Joann & Dan,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and Family. We have a great bunch of people here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge if needed.

Happy that you had a great trip. Now you will meet the best people, Heartland family members at the rally and have the best food.

Enjoy the forum and your new unit.

Jim M

Phil Smith
09-06-2011, 07:57 PM
HI Dan and Joann,

I updated the 1st page of this rally thread and added you to the list! Looking forward to meeting you!

Welcome to the Heartland family!

Phil

SouthernNights
09-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Phil,

Registered today with cg. If you need any help, let me know.
See you guys there.

Ray LeTourneau
09-10-2011, 11:20 AM
Phil,

Registered today with cg. If you need any help, let me know.
See you guys there.
Larry & Sam, Glad to hear you'll be there. Got Laundry???:D

SouthernNights
09-10-2011, 03:34 PM
Got Laundry but will need a full demonstration on how to do it properly-including ironing. ;)

Phil Smith
09-10-2011, 07:26 PM
Great Larry! did they give you a site number?

Phil




Phil,

Registered today with cg. If you need any help, let me know.
See you guys there.

SouthernNights
09-11-2011, 05:19 AM
Great Larry! did they give you a site number?

Phil

No they didn't but just said I would be close to the rally participants. I took that as all the original rally sites were full.

cjhicks
09-11-2011, 07:43 PM
Phil, You can add us to the list for your Rally, called and made res. will be there on the 4th and leaving on the 7th for Willow Tree. We were not given a site number.

Jim & Harriet
09-12-2011, 06:53 PM
hi Phil,
made our reservation today - we will arrive on Wed., Nov 2. they gave us site PP6.
please include us in the tour plans. looking forward to a wonderful rally.

Nabo
09-12-2011, 07:06 PM
Oh wow - sounds like the rally is filling up. We are leaving for Edisto Beach State Park this Friday and will try to stop back by the campground on our trip to Charleston to see if maybe they can fit us in. Oh course I'll have to do some arm twisting to get Nathan to make the run back down for the rally. Ya'll might help with this-please!!!! B--

Phil Smith
09-12-2011, 09:06 PM
Byrd,
What do we need to do to really motivate Nathan. We've go a lot of guys good at arm twisting! (That's how I got the job as SC Chapter leader) Can he be easily bought? I've got about 35 cents! Let us know and we'll put the pressure on...

Phil :)

yorkiemom
09-13-2011, 12:56 PM
Hi All,
Jim and I are signed up with Oak Plantation, arriving 11/2 and departing 11/7. Making the Willow Tree Resv next.

Nancy Beletti

hillsonwheels
09-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Hillsonwheels finally got off the dime!!! We are arriving on 3 NOV :) and departing 7 NOV :) for Willow Tree. We will be on site # PP 5 at Oak Plantation ( a really great campground by the way!) and site # 26 in Willow Tree. We also are gonna do the whole schmear tour thingee.........I'm still new to this navigational stuff and am trying to figure out how going north :confused: after going south :confused: will get us to FL? :eek:

Every time I try to convince "goober" (my GPS) of my intent I'm basically told that I'm crazy and that I need to make the first legal U turn????????????? WHADDUPWIDAT???????????

Dick

Phil Smith
09-13-2011, 07:15 PM
I wonder if it was something in the water or just the coal dust....



Hillsonwheels finally got off the dime!!! We are arriving on 3 NOV :) and departing 7 NOV :) for Willow Tree. We will be on site # PP 5 at Oak Plantation ( a really great campground by the way!) and site # 26 in Willow Tree. We also are gonna do the whole schmear tour thingee.........I'm still new to this navigational stuff and am trying to figure out how going north :confused: after going south :confused: will get us to FL? :eek:

Every time I try to convince "goober" (my GPS) of my intent I'm basically told that I'm crazy and that I need to make the first legal U turn????????????? WHADDUPWIDAT???????????

Dick

SouthernNights
09-13-2011, 07:54 PM
Hillsonwheels finally got off the dime!!! We are arriving on 3 NOV :) and departing 7 NOV :) for Willow Tree. We will be on site # PP 5 at Oak Plantation ( a really great campground by the way!) and site # 26 in Willow Tree. We also are gonna do the whole schmear tour thingee.........I'm still new to this navigational stuff and am trying to figure out how going north :confused: after going south :confused: will get us to FL? :eek:



Every time I try to convince "goober" (my GPS) of my intent I'm basically told that I'm crazy and that I need to make the first legal U turn????????????? WHADDUPWIDAT???????????

Dick

You got to hold the GPS upside down.:D

hillsonwheels
09-14-2011, 08:21 AM
Well duh! You folks from South Carolina are so smart!!!!!!!!!! :confused::confused:

Ray LeTourneau
09-14-2011, 08:58 AM
We are confirmed at Oak Plantation. Arrival 11/1 and we'll be on a monthly site MM24. Lin & I will be spending the month November in Charleston area before heading for FL for the rest of the winter. Only 6 more weeks, yippee!

Phil Smith
09-14-2011, 09:34 AM
Hi Rally Goers!
I just spoke with Oak Plantation this morning and reserved an additional 9 sites for our rally. We are currently at 22 rigs! WOW! ( We can get additional sites but they may be spread out) I have listed some additional information on the 1st page of this thread about the Charleston Tours. We have to provide a firm head count and pre-pay for the tour by Oct.1 to get our discounted rate of $31/person.
Just to recap, we will be taking a Grayline Tour which will include a 90 minute bus tour of the "100+ Things to Love about Charleston". The buses will drop us off at the Aquarium Wharf where we will embark on a 90 minute narrated tour of the Historic Charleston Harbor. Upon conclusion of the tours, we will head back to Oak Plantation for a good old Southern "Low Country Boil" dinner. The Low Country Boil will be provided by the Heartland Owners Club. Everyone is requested to bring sides/deserts, your drinks and tableware.

Please get you checks for the tour sent to me ASAP!!!
Make Checks Payable to Phil Smith ($31/person)
PO Box 37581
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Remember, Oct. 1 is the deadline for the tour!!

We look forward to seeing Everyone in just a few short weeks!
Phil

cjhicks
09-15-2011, 10:41 PM
Phil,You can put us down for the tour, the check is in the mail.
Hi Rally Goers!
I just spoke with Oak Plantation this morning and reserved an additional 9 sites for our rally. We are currently at 22 rigs! WOW! ( We can get additional sites but they may be spread out) I have listed some additional information on the 1st page of this thread about the Charleston Tours. We have to provide a firm head count and pre-pay for the tour by Oct.1 to get our discounted rate of $31/person.
Just to recap, we will be taking a Grayline Tour which will include a 90 minute bus tour of the "100+ Things to Love about Charleston". The buses will drop us off at the Aquarium Wharf where we will embark on a 90 minute narrated tour of the Historic Charleston Harbor. Upon conclusion of the tours, we will head back to Oak Plantation for a good old Southern "Low Country Boil" dinner. The Low Country Boil will be provided by the Heartland Owners Club. Everyone is requested to bring sides/deserts, your drinks and tableware.

Please get you checks for the tour sent to me ASAP!!!
Make Checks Payable to Phil Smith ($31/person)
PO Box 37581
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Remember, Oct. 1 is the deadline for the tour!!

We look forward to seeing Everyone in just a few short weeks!
Phil

jbeletti
09-16-2011, 05:59 AM
Phil,

Nancy and I will do the tour. Check is almost in the mail :)

Thanks,

Jim

Phil Smith
09-16-2011, 06:42 AM
If I had a dime for every time that line was used :)

Thanks Jim. Riley is looking forward to a play date with Ruby and Emme!



Phil,

Nancy and I will do the tour. Check is almost in the mail :)

Thanks,

Jim

Flying Dutchman
09-16-2011, 10:38 AM
Yup .. check is in the mail.;) What a worn out line, but in this case ... it's the truth!
So looking forward to more Heartland camping, so rally on and RALLY HO!:cool:

mntnman
09-16-2011, 11:58 AM
Phil,
Michelle and I will be in on the 4th in site QQ7. I will get the check in the mail tonight for the tour.

Dale

jbeletti
09-16-2011, 08:20 PM
...Riley is looking forward to a play date with Ruby and Emme!

Puppy play date - fun!

Jim

hillsonwheels
09-17-2011, 06:53 AM
If these state chapter leaeders wouldn't keep figuring out so many fun things to do :eek: we, the rally lovers, wouldn't have to "put the check in the mail!" But, we're loving every minute of the rallies and, our check is also in the mail. :cool: Looks like the attendee list is really growing.

Dick

kwolbeck
09-19-2011, 12:14 PM
Scheduled to arrive at Oak Plantation, site Q4, on the 2nd and stay until the morning of the 7th. Please include us on the Grayline Tour list, a check is in the mail to cover myself and Nelly.

Scheduled for the Camp-out at Willow Tree as well.

Looking forward to seeing all soon.

Kevin

Phil Smith
09-19-2011, 06:31 PM
Hi Charleston Rally Folks,

Thank you to everyone getting the "checks in the mail!" I started getting them in over the weekend. At the beginning of this thread, if your user name as a rally participant is bolded and underlined, it lets you know I have received your tour payment check. Please keep an eye on this and if you don't see your name change to bold and underlined and you have mailed in your check. I want to make sure we get everyone accounted for and it allows for a system of checks and balances to make sure I don't miss something. (I need a good secretary!!) I know some of you have sent in a PM about traveling and I understand. Just get 'em in as soon a possible.

Thanks,
Phil

Ray LeTourneau
09-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Does any one know where I can find a site map of Oak Plantation? I've scoured their website but had no luck finding one. I'm trying to determine where my site (MM24) is in relation to the area everyone else is. Thanks!!

archbarb
09-20-2011, 05:20 AM
Does any one know where I can find a site map of Oak Plantation? I've scoured their website but had no luck finding one. I'm trying to determine where my site (MM24) is in relation to the area everyone else is. Thanks!!

Ray, give this a try and see if it works. I liked to have never found it myself!!!!!

http://images.affinitygroup.com/webcontent/TrailerLifeDirectory/AGS/920000082_00031164.jpg

Archie

Phil Smith
09-20-2011, 06:06 AM
Ray, I scanned a map of Oak Plantation. There is now a thumbnail at the bottom of my first post to this thread. Just click on it and it will enlarge (I hope!) :eek:

Ray LeTourneau
09-20-2011, 07:04 AM
Phil & Archie, Thanks to both of you. It appears we're assigned a 30 amp site unless the map info is out of date. I'll give Oak Plantation a call.

Phil Smith
09-20-2011, 07:09 AM
Hi Ray, it looks like you are correct on the 30A for MM24. I can't speak for the map being up to date but it is the current map they are providing. I just picked it up a couple of weeks ago.

Phil


Phil & Archie, Thanks to both of you. It appears we're assigned a 30 amp site unless the map info is out of date. I'll give Oak Plantation a call.

Ray LeTourneau
09-20-2011, 07:54 AM
Hi Ray, it looks like you are correct on the 30A for MM24. I can't speak for the map being up to date but it is the current map they are providing. I just picked it up a couple of weeks ago.

Phil
I just called and have been moved to R 3. They seem to be very accommodating. It seems once we arrive, if the site isn't acceptable, they'll show us other options.

Phil Smith
09-23-2011, 05:24 PM
Hi Everyone. Just a quick upate. As of today, we have 26 rigs scheduled for the Charleston Rally! I think we're going to have us a good time! We also have 36 people paid for the Charleston tours scheduled for Saturday, November 5. We still have about a week before I have to give the tour company a hard head count and payment. I have heard from a few that are just getting back into town and getting their "Checks In the Mail." For those of you that are just official procrastinators, better get the check in the mail!!! :o I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Phil

DougAndJudy
09-24-2011, 10:20 AM
As it turns out, Judy and I will be at your rally, too! We'll be coming in on the 4th and leaving the 7th. We just made a reservation, but we didn't have as site number given. Please add the 2 of us to the tour group. The check will be mailed asap.

See you all there!!

Ray LeTourneau
09-24-2011, 11:21 AM
As it turns out, Judy and I will be at your rally, too! We'll be coming in on the 4th and leaving the 7th. We just made a reservation, but we didn't have as site number given. Please add the 2 of us to the tour group. The check will be mailed asap.

See you all there!!
Very Cool! This is turning out to be a big rally. Should be fun. Doug, consider going on the tours with the group. There's more info in this thread. See Ya!

Phil Smith
09-24-2011, 11:27 AM
Ditto what Ray said! Glad you can join us. It looks like we are going to have a great time. Just remember to pack plenty of good weather with ya! I'll call early next week to get you site number and get it posted for you.

Phil

.
Very Cool! This is turning out to be a big rally. Should be fun. Doug, consider going on the tours with the group. There's more info in this thread. See Ya!

lduguay
09-26-2011, 03:26 PM
Hey Phil,

Kem & I are on for the Fabulous SC Rally!!! :D

However we like to be stylishly :cool: late and will be arriving Saturday about 4pm, with a departure, Monday morning.....figured we will finally be able to crash one of the Beletti "after the rally potlucks"!!!

Wish we could continue up to Willowtree, but we are still dealing with that painful 3 letter word....J...O....B :(

See yall in Charleston!! Oh yeah, we still have sites at the NC Rally in October.....come join us "northerners" for some more fun!!!! (I know, that was an unscrupulous plug for NC, but as a first year HL owner, we are dealing with a serious rally addiction :o)

Lance

PS. Oh yeah, we are booked for site QQ8

Phil Smith
09-26-2011, 05:04 PM
Great Lance! That will give us time to get all of the judges assembled for your arrival! Looking forward to seeing you guys!

Phil


Hey Phil,

Kem & I are on for the Fabulous SC Rally!!! :D

However we like to be stylishly :cool: late and will be arriving Saturday about 4pm, with a departure, Monday morning.....figured we will finally be able to crash one of the Beletti "after the rally potlucks"!!!

Wish we could continue up to Willowtree, but we are still dealing with that painful 3 letter work.....J...O....B :(

See yall in Charleston!! Oh yeah, we still have sites at the NC Rally in October.....come join us "northerners" for some more fun!!!! (I know, that was an unscrupulous plug for NC, but as a first year HL owner, we are dealing with a serious rally addiction :o)

Lance

PS. Oh yeah, we are booked for site QQ8

lduguay
09-26-2011, 06:48 PM
Great Lance! That will give us time to get all of the judges assembled for your arrival! Looking forward to seeing you guys!

Phil

Lol......Your outta luck this time.....it's a PULL THROUGH SITE!!! :cool: My plan was to arrive while yall were on the cruise......and besides, I've had all summer to practice my "backin" up skills......and I now have "SKILLS":D

See y'all soon!

SouthernNights
09-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Lol......Your outta luck this time.....it's a PULL THROUGH SITE!!! :cool: My plan was to arrive while yall were on the cruise......and besides, I've had all summer to practice my "backin" up skills......and I now have "SKILLS":DSee y'all soon! I am not going on the cruise. I was wondering what i was going to do for enterainment. I can help you with your "pull through" site.

jimtoo
09-26-2011, 07:16 PM
I am not going on the cruise. I was wondering what i was going to do for enterainment. I can help you with your "pull through" site.

Be sure you have your camera ready,, you know them pull through sites can be deceiving.. to close to one side,, then you need to backup and move over a little.. and then your not square or straight in the site and it looks funny.... so you got to pull up and back up again,,, and then... you end up to close and the slide wont go out because of the power hookup... then you start over..:) :) so be sure and have the video camera ready.. would look good on YOUTUBE. :)

Jim M

lduguay
09-26-2011, 09:11 PM
I am not going on the cruise. I was wondering what i was going to do for enterainment. I can help you with your "pull through" site.

LOL......Sooo much for sneaking in...........Larry, NO THANKS!!!!.......I believe you "helped" ENOUGH at my FIRST RALLY :p

Jim, I thought I was liking you till you started giving Larry ideas!!!!! Annnnnnd I thought yall, the Moderators, were here to help us "newbies"?? ;)

jbeletti
09-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Great news Lance and Kem - looking forward to seeing you guys again. What's it - 3 times this year then :)

Jim

lduguay
09-26-2011, 10:20 PM
Great news Lance and Kem - looking forward to seeing you guys again. What's it - 3 times this year then :)

Jim

Yep, third times the charm.........after the rally pot luck at the BELETTI's!!! My expectations are high with the talk from past rally's of all the great food!!

After all, I do have to maintain my boyish figure!!:rolleyes:

See yall soon!

jbeletti
09-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Well you're sure setting the bar high for me Lance. Guess we'll all have to make double batches for the rally potluck so we have plenty leftover for the after the rally, rally potluck! I also love a great breakfast! Anyone? Bueller?...........

talley
09-26-2011, 11:43 PM
[QUOTE=jimtoo;200692]Be sure you have your camera ready,, you know them pull through sites can be deceiving.. to close to one side,, then you need to backup and move over a little.. and then your not square or straight in the site and it looks funny.... so you got to pull up and back up again,,, and then... you end up to close and the slide wont go out because of the power hookup... then you start over..:) :) so be sure and have the video camera ready.. would look good on YOUTUBE. :)

Jim M[/QUOTE Jim, with your seemingly vast knowledge and experience in this topic, it would be great to have you at the rally to narriate the video. This looks like it is shaping up to be a good one. Come on by and we will caravan to Charleston. :)

Ray LeTourneau
09-27-2011, 07:56 AM
I think Lin & I can manage to do an "after rally" Breakfast of Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Monday morning.

jbeletti
09-27-2011, 07:59 AM
I think Lin & I can manage to do an "after rally" Breakfast of Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Monday morning.

Sounds great Ray! Maybe I can rustle up a big pan of scrambled eggs.

lduguay
09-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Wow......sound like a "promote the bloat" kinda weekend!!

In the event of stomach growl, we will have EMERGENCY leftovers somewhere close by!!!

Grab 2 biscuits (add jelly), rub together, shout CLEAR, then stuff in mouth.........or is that what you do for defibrillation???????

Ray LeTourneau
09-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Sounds great Ray! Maybe I can rustle up a big pan of scrambled eggs.
Sounds great Jim. Thanks!. I'll be renewing my Black Belt in Buffet before heading south in 3 weeks. :cool:

bradforx
09-28-2011, 09:54 PM
Hi my wife and I would like to attend. We will mail the check tomorrow and hope it gets there in time.

Phil Smith
09-29-2011, 06:12 AM
Great Brad! LOoking forward to meeting you. Looks like we are going tohave a great time! I'll do my best to hold off the tour company until your check arrives!

Phil



Hi my wife and I would like to attend. We will mail the check tomorrow and hope it gets there in time.

Phil Smith
09-29-2011, 04:33 PM
Brad,

Have you made your reservation at Oak Plantation yet? I called the CG and I did not see your reservation. If you have, did they give you a site number?

Thanks!

Phil


Hi my wife and I would like to attend. We will mail the check tomorrow and hope it gets there in time.

bradforx
10-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Phil,

I just got off the phone with Rhonda from Oak Plantation and we have a spot but she wouldn't know what number it was until tomorrow when she could look at the computer. Looking forward to this, it will be our first rally. :)

Brad

Randy
10-03-2011, 07:39 PM
Phil & Becky, It looks like you two are going to have a great rally. If Santha and I can attend We will not know until
the last minute. Randy, Santha & the Poodles

Phil Smith
10-04-2011, 09:53 AM
Hi Randy!

I think you are right. We are going to have a great rally. We have lots of people traveling from all over the country so we will get to meet a lot of new friends! I really hope you guys can work it out but we certainly understand the work deal. As yo know we have a hard time getting away for the rallies as well. We'll make sure to make enough of the SC Low Country Boil for dinner so that we'll have some for you even at the last minute. Are you still working in Miami?

Phil


Phil & Becky, It looks like you two are going to have a great rally. If Santha and I can attend We will not know until
the last minute. Randy, Santha & the Poodles

Randy
10-04-2011, 08:09 PM
Phil, My business partner has been handling the Miami job. Half of the crew has been in there at times with him.
We are waiting on some steel erection know. If that gets done quickly Santha and I might make the rally.
Randy, Santha & the poodles

Phil Smith
10-05-2011, 07:26 PM
Charleston, SC Rally Updates

For everyone that may be traveling to Oak Plantation with their favorite "fur Kids" Oak Plantation does offer a fenced dog run area where our traveling companions can enjoy some "off-leash" time. (Thanks Jim and Harriet for the questions about this)


I am looking for anyone that may have a turkey fryer that they may be able to bring along with them. The low country boil requires some southen cookin' in some big pots! We are now around 60+ adults attending (Yeah!) but as I have learned from past rallies, they come with big appetities so we are going to need to make up several batches. If you can contact me and let me know if you might be able to help. We already have a couple cookers coming and I am still trying to determine how many we need. Thx...


We should be good to go rain or shine for our Saturday activities. Since we have had such a good turnout for the Charleston tour, the tour company has allowed us to continue to add reservations even after last Monday's cut off date. So, if anyone did not get in previously and would still like to go, please contact me and get your check in the mail. I really appreciate everyone's quick response to meet the original dead line.


As for dinner and gathering, the campground has a large pavillion with picnic tables that will seat over 100 people so we have lots of room.

See you all in a month!!!

Phil

dbylinski
10-06-2011, 06:20 AM
Phil,

John Proto will have his fryer on board as he is cooking the Turkey for the Thanksgiving Dinner at Willow Tree. I'll see him this weekend and get back to you.

Phil Smith
10-06-2011, 06:24 AM
Thanks Deb! I'll put him on my list :)

Phil



Phil,

John Proto will have his fryer on board as he is cooking the Turkey for the Thanksgiving Dinner at Willow Tree. I'll see him this weekend and get back to you.

Nabo
10-07-2011, 09:37 AM
OK - after a bunch of nagging (from me) and encouragement from others - The Mathis' are coming!!! We will be pulling in sometime near midnight Thursday night, leaving on Monday. Looking forward to the famous after-the-rally Beletti party.

virginia
10-07-2011, 10:02 AM
Richard and Virginia Naigle made reservations for Charleston Rally and also Willow Tree

for 3 nights.

hillsonwheels
10-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Well HOOOWWWWDEEEEE!!! Glad the Nabo's are gonna make it to Charleston! :) Gonna be good to see you folks again. Now....how's about Willow Tree??????????? :eek::eek:

Dick

mntnman
10-08-2011, 06:39 PM
Phil,
We will bring a fryer.
Dale

Nabo
10-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Phil - if you need another stock pot/large burner, we have one and can bring. It's the one we used at Mt. Airy for the breakfast.

Also - Nathan has about 2 pounds of shrimp that we can bring along. It SC shrimp-large.

jbeletti
10-08-2011, 10:26 PM
OK - after a bunch of nagging (from me) and encouragement from others - The Mathis' are coming!!!We will be pulling in sometime near midnight Thursday night, leaving on Monday. Looking forward to the famous after-the-rally Beletti party.

Woohoo! Fellow Tennesseeans :) Be happy to see you. Not sure how famous we'll be after the rally but we'll do our best. Infamous maybe :) Specially if Dick Hill is still around. He and I can always get into trouble.

Phil Smith
10-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Dale, that would be great. As this continues to gather momentum, it will be better to have extra cookers than hungy Heartlanders! We all know how J. Beletti gets when he is hungry!!! :D
Thanks, Phil

JJnVA
10-14-2011, 07:59 AM
Rallygoers, good-to-know news: The Today SHow just highlighted the top 3 cities in the U.S. to visit in 2011 and Charleston, SC came in the #1 spot! One of its strengths is the friendliness of the people and also mentioned was its excellent dining opportunities and night time entertainment. So looking forward to being there in November!

ncc1701e
10-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Hey guys, need to ask a question. Been looking at the post, what can we prepare that will go with this meal you guys been talking about? We've go our big pots for cooking over the coals from those youthful days of backpacking. I've been getting hungry just reading the post.

Phil Smith
10-17-2011, 06:06 PM
Hi ncc1701e,

I think I have the cookers lined up. Thank you. As far as what to bring to go along with the meal, do you have any specialties either as sides or deserts? I've found one thing with Heartlanders. They will eat just about anything! And lots of it!!! :)

Phil

dbylinski
10-18-2011, 01:02 PM
This is the first time I have ever had to do this and I feel awkward to say the least. For reasons out of our control, John and I have to cancel our plans to attend this rally. We are heartbroken that we will not get to spend the end of the season with some of the best friends a person could have in their life. It's not what we want to do but.....

Ray LeTourneau
10-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Sorry to hear that Deb. You and John take care and we'll see you down the road for sure.

Nabo
10-18-2011, 06:33 PM
Sorry Deb that you and John have a problem and can't attend. It happens to all of us. Take care.

SouthernNights
10-25-2011, 05:17 AM
Hey Lance,

Just making sure you guys are still coming???? I have something for you. :eek:

16575

Ray LeTourneau
10-25-2011, 05:28 AM
Looks like somebody's gettin hosed..:D

ncc1701e
10-25-2011, 07:46 AM
We leave this Thursday (27th Oct) for Townsend, TN. Spending a few days in the Smokies to enjoy the fall colors before heading on to Charleston,SC. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the rally.

lduguay
10-25-2011, 10:19 AM
Hey Larry.........SOMEDAY, when you need up to 100 feet of sewer hose......YOU will KNOW WHO TO CALL!!!!! :p

Yep, we arrive Saturday afternoon and depart Monday.

See ya there!!

Lance


Hey Lance,

Just making sure you guys are still coming???? I have something for you. :eek:

16575

Randy
10-25-2011, 04:16 PM
Phil and Becky, We just made reservations. Site NN4. Will arrive Thursday late afternoon
What do we need to bring? Randy, Santha and the Poodles

SouthernNights
10-25-2011, 04:19 PM
Phil and Becky, We just made reservations. Site NN4. Will arrive Thursday late afternoon
What do we need to bring? Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Yeah, I knew you could do it.

jbeletti
10-25-2011, 05:31 PM
Phil and Becky, We just made reservations. Site NN4. Will arrive Thursday late afternoon
What do we need to bring? Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Cool! See you guys and the poodles soon :)

Phil Smith
10-25-2011, 05:39 PM
Great Randy! I'll tell the "fur kids" their friends are coming! Do you want to go on the Charleston tour? I have a few spots I have asked them to keep open for last minute folks. They originally gave us a cut off date several weeks ago but since we are working on our second bus, they are allowing me to add to it. As far as what to bring...Saturday night will be our "low country boil." We need side dishes and deserts. Looking forward to a good time! Just stopped by Oak Plantation today to finalize things. About ready to go!!!

****Anyone else that is coming to the rally and have not made reservations for the Charleston tour but would like to go, Please PM me ASAP so I can get you included!!!****

Phil

Phil




Phil and Becky, We just made reservations. Site NN4. Will arrive Thursday late afternoon
What do we need to bring? Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Nabo
10-25-2011, 07:07 PM
Yeah - BamBam is jumping up and down cuz the poodles are coming. Can't wait to see ya'll.

FYI - it looks like we won't be rolling in til about 2-3 a.m. Friday. Nathan has a business trip, not flying back to Knoxville til 7:30p.m. Once he gets home we will hit the road. I tried to talk him into flying into Charleston and I will meet him but lost that battle.

Randy
10-25-2011, 08:05 PM
Larry,How did you know we could do it. Lance will never loan you any sewer hose even if it is 20'.
Phil, We will probably be there earlier than I expected since Santha is not working Thursday.
Jim and Nancy, Santha ordered baby a stroller today.
Byrd, Bring BamBam to the poodle rally. Santha & I wish the two you save travel to the rally.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles.

Phil Smith
10-30-2011, 02:00 PM
IS EVERYONE READY TO MEET IN CHARLESTON, SC???
Please take a look at the intro to this thread. The campground made some changes to a few of the site numbers to try to keep us all grouped together. I have update the site numbers.

On Friday evening, let's plan pn having a community dinner at the pavillion. Just bring whatever you plan to eat and we will just all eat together. Time is planned for around 6:30PM

We have a great group planning on taking the Charleston tours. It looks like we currently have 52 people planning to go. I have a couple more spots that I have reserved if anyone is still interested in going. Just PM me and I will get you reserved.

Everyone travel safe in we'll be seeing you in a few days!

Phil

Randy
10-30-2011, 07:40 PM
Phil & Becky, Santha and I would like to leave tomorrow. Our problem is that we have to work.
We plan on leaving Atlanta early Thursday. Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Phil Smith
10-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Randy,

I sure understand that. I had to spend Thursday thru Saturday in Altanta (Winston, GA) and finally got home last night abouot 9:30-10:00pm. Had a day at home today to get the yard work done and back to work tomorrow. I hope to get out Thursday night. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Here is the Charleston 10 Day weather forecast. If the weatherman can hold it together, I think we can live with it!

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Charleston+SC+USSC0051

Phil

Randy
10-30-2011, 08:18 PM
Phil & Becky, This is a Heartland rally. The weather will cooperate. That is about 8 degrees warmer than the
next few days here in Atlanta.

Ray LeTourneau
10-30-2011, 09:01 PM
Lin & I will be arriving tomorrow. We have to call Oak Plantation tomorrow AM to make sure our site is available. See ya'll soon. Travel safe!!!

talley
10-31-2011, 09:19 AM
Diane and I left Texas last Monday enroute to Charleston and have enjoyed Fall leaves changing colors as they have become more colorful and plentyful along the way. Visited the Georgia Aquarium yesterday and leaving Atlanta this morning with Oak Plantation arrival on Tuesday. Glad to see there will be other early arrivals. Looking forward to a great rally thanks to the efforts of Phil, the South Carolina Chapter and their helpers.


Thanks,

Jerry and Diane

hillsonwheels
10-31-2011, 07:20 PM
Not to be confused with "The Sound of Music" but the Hills have arrived (and are alive) and set up on PP5. :cool: Don't know where the sound of music was? ;) We were blessed with traveling mercies and wish the same for all of you who are enroute! :angel: Be great to see old friends again........and make some new ones. :D


Dick

SouthernNights
10-31-2011, 07:43 PM
Not to be confused with "The Sound of Music" but the Hills have arrived (and are alive) and set up on PP5. :cool: Don't know where the sound of music was? ;) We were blessed with traveling mercies and wish the same for all of you who are enroute! :angel: Be great to see old friends again........and make some new ones. :D


Dick

Howdy neighbor. HEHE

At least you aren't out in the boonies this time round!

Nabo
10-31-2011, 07:56 PM
Foots - left out in tha cold again. :( Can't wait to see ya

hillsonwheels
10-31-2011, 08:21 PM
So, since we're gonna be neighbors, does that mean you've been demoted? Or have we been promoted?? YUK! YUK!

Phil Smith
10-31-2011, 08:25 PM
It's just a little trick (or treat) I learned to keep the riff/raff all in one area. :D


So, since we're gonna be neighbors, does that mean you've been demoted? Or have we been promoted?? YUK! YUK!

SouthernNights
10-31-2011, 08:27 PM
Oh my, this could be a looonnnggg weekend.:D

Randy
10-31-2011, 09:03 PM
Phil and Larry, You can not put Dick in one area and expect it to be quite. He will get on the bicycle and travel.
I think Reta tells him to leave. Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Ray LeTourneau
10-31-2011, 10:02 PM
Not to be confused with "The Sound of Music" but the Hills have arrived (and are alive) and set up on PP5. :cool: Don't know where the sound of music was? ;) We were blessed with traveling mercies and wish the same for all of you who are enroute! :angel: Be great to see old friends again........and make some new ones. :D
Dick
Lin & I are here as well. Way back in RR3. Had I seen your post earlier we would have come a knockin. We'll more than likely find you tomorrow. Lin already asked me to let her sleep in.

Ray LeTourneau
10-31-2011, 10:08 PM
Larry & Sam! We want to thank you for your hospitality, RV site and awesome grilling skills. Those were some mouthwatering mushroom/provolone/swiss burgers.;) We arrived safe & sound around 11 this morning. Traffic around here is pretty heavy after 3 especially. As a side note there are 13 speed bumps on the way back to our site. I'll need new suspension by the end of the month.:eek:

SouthernNights
11-01-2011, 03:49 AM
It was out pleasure Lin and Ray. We certainly enjoyed your company.

lduguay
11-01-2011, 10:38 AM
Larry,How did you know we could do it. Lance will never loan you any sewer hose even if it is 20'.
Phil, We will probably be there earlier than I expected since Santha is not working Thursday.
Jim and Nancy, Santha ordered baby a stroller today.
Byrd, Bring BamBam to the poodle rally. Santha & I wish the two you save travel to the rally.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles.

Actually Randy, of all the folks I WOULD loan sewer hose to....it IS Larry.....he DID save my behind and (the stuff from it) when we were in a 30ft sewer hose site with only 20ft of hose :o

Of course, due to the "fixed" raffle, I somehow WON the extra sewer hose kit......it was fixed because I bought ALL the tickets!!!! :D

We look forward to seeing everyone Saturday when we arrive.....no score cards PLEASE :p

Travel Safe!!

Lance

Randy
11-01-2011, 06:05 PM
Lance, You are showing me a kinder side of Larry. I will not loan Larry any paper Saturday.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

SouthernNights
11-01-2011, 06:16 PM
Lance, You are showing me akinder side of Larry:angel:. I will not loan Larry any paper Saturday:p.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Ouch!!!!!!!

Phil Smith
11-01-2011, 06:24 PM
I got your "back"side Larry...Just let me know when the job is done. (You provide the labor)

hillsonwheels
11-01-2011, 06:52 PM
As of O'dark thirty there are five Heartland coaches on site....four Big Horns and one Greystone. :cool: Bad thing about the Greystone is they are on their way south and didn't even know about the rally. Ross and Kathy Lymon, HOC # 1965, are from IL, joined the club in Ontario but haven't been on the forum. They can't change their plans but I think I convinced them to start looking dor future rally/campout dates. Saw Ray and Linn this morning and met Jack and Judy from Williamsburg, VA this evening. A Big Horn from TX was the last in and I had no chance to meet/greet. I'm having to do all of Phil's work. ;):D Where's all my help..............Larry????????? :eek::eek:

Dick

SouthernNights
11-01-2011, 07:08 PM
Phil, I think it might take a little more this time...starting to sound like a rough crowd you have assembled there.

Dick, help is coming. We are getting there tomorrow, probably just after lunch. Sam has a chance to do a health event on thursday morning in Charleston so we decided to leave early so she could do it.

I really hate it though, I wanted to stay and work more here...NOT!

Phil Smith
11-01-2011, 07:10 PM
I think with as many people are going to get there early, I'm just coming for the 2nd half! Sooooo, Dick, you are hired for the 1st half! Shucks, I have the basic planning down, you can take over for the 2nd half too! One of these days, I'm gonna quit making all your social security pmts and start collecting 'em for myself. I hear you guys are getting pay raises this year! Then maybe I can get to camp more often!

jbeletti
11-01-2011, 07:12 PM
The Belettis are close. We arrived here at Pine Ridge CG in Roebuck (Spartanburg), SC. We'll leave here by 11 and should be in Charleston by dinner time.

Jim

Phil Smith
11-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Jim, you are only about 40 miles from me! The owners have been putting a lot back into this CG. Was pretty run down just a couple of years ago.
Phil


The Belettis are close. We arrived here at Pine Ridge CG in Roebuck (Spartanburg), SC. We'll leave here by 11 and should be in Charleston by dinner time.

Jim

jbeletti
11-01-2011, 07:27 PM
Phil,

Funny thing, as I pulled down the lane off the main road in disbelief that there could be a campground at the end, I then remembered "I've been here before"! A year ago, I stayed here. They had just put the new office in. I was in site 32 then and 31 tonight. The owner and manager both remembered be being here and showing the RV to those that wanted to see it.

Then later tonight, 2 guys stopped by. Tom, a guy with a classic LM who was also here last year and just pulled back in here last week, then another guy who met me at the first (2006) rally in Goshen. Maybe someone you know??

This CG has a lot of potential. If the owner can hit the lottery, he can improve the road coming in :)

Small world anyway.

Jim

Randy
11-01-2011, 08:25 PM
All of you that are already there are causing problems in the Poodle household. Santha is not working Thursday and she want's to
leave Wednesday PM and spend the night at a state CG near Augusta. Randy, Santha and the Poodles

jbeletti
11-01-2011, 09:37 PM
All of you that are already there are causing problems in the Poodle household. Santha is not working Thursday and she want's to
leave Wednesday PM and spend the night at a state CG near Augusta. Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Our Reality Distortion Field seems to be working on the Poodles and by extension, Santha then you Randy. Guess we have it all dialed in. See you soon :)

Jim

hillsonwheels
11-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Well Phil.............I don't draw social security.....:eek:....so we're gonna have to work on some sorta compensation package for me taking on either half. :D I guess double your chapter leader salary ;) will half to do. Hurry and get here. The cool ones are getting warm.......NOT!

Randy.....remember......whatever Santha wants, Santha gets! :)

Dick

Ray LeTourneau
11-02-2011, 07:58 AM
I better get off this darn computer so I can shower and get outside. Lin is doing laundry.

kwolbeck
11-02-2011, 08:16 AM
Will rehook up the Landmark and try to head that way again when the right side rear outer tire looses the bolt and decides to hold air again.

Hoping to see everyone today but at this point I don't know.

Kevin

lduguay
11-02-2011, 02:07 PM
I got your "back"side Larry...Just let me know when the job is done. (You provide the labor)

Something just doesn't seem right about this statement??????? :eek:

Phil Smith
11-02-2011, 06:31 PM
Something just doesn't seem right about this statement??????? :eek:

Won't wipe for others :)

kwolbeck
11-02-2011, 11:00 PM
After 5 hour delay getting out of Va Beach, we are now set up at Oak Plantation and are ready for a rallying weekend. Have had dinner so now it is time to sleep, look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Kevin

SouthernNights
11-03-2011, 02:03 AM
After 5 hour delay getting out of Va Beach, we are now set up at Oak Plantation and are ready for a rallying weekend. Have had dinner so now it is time to sleep, look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Kevin

Glad you made it ok. Get some sleep and see you in the morning.

lduguay
11-03-2011, 07:37 AM
Won't wipe for others :)

Thank God for THAT!!.......However there might be a slight hesitation when I reach out to shake your hand!! :D

Nabo
11-03-2011, 03:00 PM
Sitting here at home in the pouring rain waiting for Nathan's plane to arrive so we can leave. Haven't hooked up yet waiting for a small break in the weather.
Jim lunch at Justine's tomorrow?

Nabo
11-03-2011, 08:09 PM
Update ...9 o'clock ready to leave..flat tire.. thank goodness for tire monitoring system. Will be at tire place at 7 am. See y'all about midafternoon.

Phil Smith
11-03-2011, 08:51 PM
Travel safe Nathan & Byrd! We will not start the rally without you!

Phil

jbeletti
11-05-2011, 08:12 AM
We arrived here Wednesday afternoon. We hit Gilligan's that night for shrimp. Pretty good - not super awesome.

We went sightseeing with Kevin and Nelly on Thursday, seeing Firefly Distillery and Winery. Then lunch at JB Smokehouse. Then we went to see the Angel Oak Tree - that was pretty cool and free! Had a nice campfire that night at our site with a bunch of people dropping by.

Friday turned cool and windy. Stayed around the campground all day. Went to the meet and greet and had a nice time, followed by the campfire there with the die hards. All 6 of us :)

Phil and Becky had a gazillion dozen doughnuts for everyone this morning (Sat). And nearly the entire rally is about to caravan into Charleston for 2 guided tours. Should be a great day followed by a Low Country Boil tonight.

Jim

davebennington
11-06-2011, 10:21 AM
Phil & Becky,

Great rally, it was awesome with the tour and site seeing. It is good seeing old friends and meeting all the new people.

Dave & Julie

SouthernNights
11-06-2011, 01:24 PM
Good job Becky and Phil. Thanks for picking such as good place. Had a great time.

Phil Smith
11-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Becky and I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Charleston, SC Rally and everyone who attended the rally. It turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Special call outs to Archie and Barb Prince, Don Little and his wife as well as Nathan & Byrd Mathis and Phil Lau for their help with the Low Country Boil that we all enjoyed. Also to Larry Bandstra, Judy Hyatt and Lance Duguay for our Church service. There are also many, many more that lent a hand anywhere one was need and we really appreciate it. Thank you to the Tally's for sharing their 40th wedding anniversary with us and a Happy Birthday to Tom Combs. Also a special thanks to Phil Lao for his generous door prizes. Last but certainly not least, to Heartland for their support of our activities.

I think we found we had eleven states represented and 35 rigs in attendance. Again, Thank you to everyone in attendance!

Please welcome Larry Bandstra as he takes over as the SC Chapter leader responsibilities for 2012 and we'll see you next year at a Heartland Rally!

Phil

Randy
11-06-2011, 07:10 PM
Phil & Becky, Santha and I would like to thank you for a good time. 35 rigs for a state rally has to be a Heartland record. The pressure is now on Larry and Samantha to do better. Randy, Santha and the Poodles

archbarb
11-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Thanks to Phil & Becky for their time and effort they put into the Charleston, SC., Heartland Rally. Also for me, most importantly, finally getting to put faces with user names.

Hope everyone has a safe journey home or to their next destination!!!!!

Archie

mntnman
11-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Thanks Phil and Becky for a wonderful rally. It was great seeing everyone.

We made it back to Chapin after getting the RV set back up in it's home in Hilton Head. Hopefully some of you will stop by to visit us there before the spring rally.

Safe travels to everyone!

Dieseldanny
11-06-2011, 09:04 PM
This was our first rally, and we had a great time. The people were friendly, the food was great, and the campground was good. Joann and I are looking forward to the next rally that we can attend. Thank you Phil & Becky for a great time. If the weather had just been about 10 degrees warmer, it would have been perfect.

We also appreciated the men that looked at our water leak issue and offered their opinions as what to do.

Thanks,
Joann & Dan Stubbins

davebennington
11-06-2011, 09:24 PM
I would like to introduce everyone to the newest members of the Heartland Owners Club, Ollie & Marcy Hazard from New York. Member Number 2038.

codycarver
11-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Welcome aboard guys!!!! If you ever make it to Northwest Wyoming drop us a line. You'll find our contact info in the H.O.T.E.L. section.

Ray LeTourneau
11-06-2011, 11:27 PM
Thanks Phil & Becky and everyone else involved in making our first S.C. Rally a great experience. It was also our first Low Country Boil. Wow! It was good to be able to put a face with a forum name. We hope those that left today made it to their destination safe & Sound. Don't forget, those wanting some great Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, tomorrow at the pavilion. We'll try to have it ready by no later than 8:30. Bring your own set ups. Sorry, no beverage available either. Rumor has it Jim Beletti will be doing some scrambled eggs as well. Hope to see you there.

DougAndJudy
11-07-2011, 06:24 AM
Thanks Phil and Becky for making us feel welcome at your rally. We had a great time! We'll remember the tour of Charleston and the Low Country Boil for a long time to come!

PhilPam
11-07-2011, 09:35 AM
Fantastic Rally we really enjoyed ourselves and the low country boil was a great succes we believe Phil Pam

Nabo
11-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Great rally Becky and Phil. Low country boil was a huge hit.
Fun seeing old friends and making new ones.
Almost home. Everyone travel safely

8paws
11-07-2011, 02:04 PM
Phil and Becky,
Just wanted to thank both of you for a great Rally. You all worked hard and we really do appreciate it!
Joe and Linda and Poodles "Ginger and Lilly" or 8paws

jhyatt
11-07-2011, 02:36 PM
Judy and I would like to say Thank You Phil and Becky for such a good successful Heartland rally. The bus and Boat tours were really great and hopeful we'll see you at Hilton Head.

Jim

talley
11-07-2011, 07:23 PM
Diane and I extend our appreciation Phil and the SC Chapter for the real Southern Hospitality we enjoyed at the Charleston Rally. We are glad that we were able to include the Rally in our travel plans and meet fellow Heartland "family and friends". We look forward to seeing you at future Heartland events, especially if you are able to visit with us in Texas. And just a reminder to Kevin... there is a "burn ban" in Texas; no fires!!:D


Jerry & Diane

jbeletti
11-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Nancy and I would like to thank Phil and Becky for a great rally in a great place. Thank you also for your service to the club this past year!

We had fun visiting Charleston, fun hanging out with our Heartland friends and making a few more.

Thanks also to Ray and Lin for biscuits and gravy this morning.

We headed out around noon with Kevin and Nelly and arrived safely here at WillowTree in Longs, near Myrtle Beach, SC with a bunch more Heartland pals.

Fun - fun!

Jim

Randy
11-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Jim, Do you have to rub it in? Santha and I both had to work today. Have fun in Willow Tree.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

dbylinski
11-08-2011, 05:08 AM
Jim, Do you have to rub it in? Santha and I both had to work today. Have fun in Willow Tree.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

I know we missed a really great rally.....

:(:( Yeah, what Randy said!!!!! :(:(

bradforx
11-08-2011, 07:35 AM
Phil, thank you and the rest of the folks who worked so hard to make this happen. We met some nice campers and are looking forward to seeing them at Hilton Head next April. Did I mention the great food?:)

Lazydaze
11-08-2011, 06:06 PM
Tater, Eric and Hallie made it home safe and sound. No problems. We are sad to say that it was our last rally of 2011 :( Tater is none too happy about it either. Thanks to Phil and Becky for arranging all our fun and food. It was great !!!

lduguay
11-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Hey Phil & Becky,

Thanks for letting us arrive "fashionably late"........great people and great times!!

While enjoying the fellowship, I did hear that several folks were going to Ocean Lakes after Christmas to bring in the New Year........With my short term memory I can't recall WHO?? Soooooo, who else is gonna be there???

We did book an ocean front site for Dec 26th - 1st of Jan.........maybe I should just start a new thread on this unofficial camping trip :confused:

Lance

hillsonwheels
11-09-2011, 06:36 PM
The SC rally ball was hit and it was a HOME RUN!!!! Thank you Phil and Becky. Safe trippin' until we see you folks again.

Dick

Jim & Harriet
11-11-2011, 09:26 AM
Phil & Becky - thanks for the great Charleston Rally. It was fun to see everyone and to tour the city.
We are already looking forward to next year's SC rally!
Take care, safe travels.