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boatto5er
10-15-2011, 11:47 AM
1075 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Venue:
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Holiday Trav-L-Park
1075 General Booth Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Speak to any representative 866-849-8860
http://www.campingvb.com
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee:
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: - TengoNet

Details:
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From: 5/18/2012 to: 5/20/2012
Number of sites originally held: 25 (The CG has made a few more sites available - call quickly though, they are going fast)
Site fee: $56.95 per night.
Club Member Event fee: $0
Non-Club Member fee: $20
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 5/19/2012
Potluck time: 6:30pm

Contact:
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Event Leader: boatto5er(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=4529)

Current Attendee List:
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Roger and Kelley Beasley - Site 834
Gus and Debra Funderburg - Site 823
Wayne and Jean Gentry - Site 818
Jim and Leslie Pasch - Site 828
Pete and Deb Fortin - Site 827
Keith and Carol Lindgren - Site 829
Chuck and Jean Strub - Site 832
Mike and Joanna Burstein - Site 830
John and Deb Bylinski - Site 838
Ken and Marg Gallimore - Site 841
Jamie and Ginger Walker - Site 837
Jim and Harriet Dahlgren - Site 819
John and Mary Ann Proto - Site 833
Eric and Dorothy van Opstal - Site 842
Don and Cindy Massengill - Site 822
Johnnie and Marsha Turner - Site 840
John and Nancy Latham - Site 844
Tom and Susan Thomison - Site 845
Dave and Julie Yocum - Site 846
David and Gloria Green - Site 821
John and Fran Stahl - Site 826
Roger and Janet Burnham - Site 831
Jon and Patti Holbert - Site 820
Mike and Ann Walker - Site 850
Duane and Debbie Clause - Site 851
Jim and Colleen Marigliano - Site 852
Jack and Judi Barnett - Site 71
Calvin and Judy Hicks - Site 853
Glen and Fran Schaaf - Site 854
Jim and Geri Reyes - Site 855
Paul and Janet Smith - Site 856
Patricia Cuttier - Site 72
Charles and Beverly Watts - Site 85
Hudson and Tracy Hendren - Site 99
Jerry and Pam Tims - Off-site
Danny & Mary Andrews - Site 86
Henry and Phyllis Vogt - Site 70
Joe and Susan Lerner - Site 84
Dick and Virginia Naigle - Site 22
Amy and Matthew Junge - Site 23
Jim and Cheryl Horst - Site 835

Additional Info:
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Original sites are located close together in the SuperSite area. These are large, concrete, level, beautifully landscapped sites. We originally only had 25 of these. They are all taken, but other sites may be available in other nearby parts of the park (this is a very large RV park), but will not be paved and will require driving or walking a short distance to the group area. Sites 4 through 30 and 65-129 are full hookup sites (minus Cable TV, but many channels available on a regular antenna) near the Supersite area. Also, ask if any other SuperSites are available. A cancellation can pop up at any time.

Since Armed Forced Day is during the event, we will use that as our theme, so be prepared to "dress up" your site appropriately. The pot luck will be in the pavilion on Saturday night. Other group events will be planned, such as a early arrivers Friday breakfast, possibly a wine and cheese tasting, Virginia Beach outings, etc. The agenda will be firmed up as we get closer to event time.

Sightseeing/Things To Do:
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In the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area:
http://www.campingvb.com/gallery/Historical/Historical.aspx

and The Beach and The Boardwalk (It's actually concrete! The boardwalk, not the beach)

Volunteer Opportunities:

Coordinate Charity Activity. - Judi and Jack Barnett - Thanks! (Also Pam Tims, we are going to do two charities)

Help with setup and cleanup for a Friday morning early birds continental breakfast at The Landmark Diner (our trailer). Also a few folks who can bring pastries or drinks or tables. - John and Nancy Latham (pastries), Jon and Patti Holbert (juice), John and Deb Bylinski (juice)
Help with a couple of games/contests for the Sat night pot luck. Come up with suggestions for games good for 80+ people.

Help with setup/ cleanup for the pot luck dinner. John and Nancy Latham, Ken and Marj Gallimore

Help with grills and cooking for a Friday night burger and dogs dinner. Also side dish donations. Keith Lindgren, Mike Walker, Jim/Harriett Dahlgren, Eric Von Opstal

Help with a possible scavenger hunt on Saturday. Jim and Harriett Dahlgren

Chesapeake RV Solutions Coordination (contact me first if interested) - Keith and Carol Lindgren - Thanks!

ADDED:
Almost Forgot! Need a couple of folks who are not planning on decorating their site, or are but don't need to be judged to volunteer as judges for "Best Decorated Site". Don't forget - our theme is patriotic. There will be a prize awarded at the pot-luck dinner. - Mike and Ann Walker, Colleen Marigliano (Got enough!) Thanks!

mjatwalker
10-15-2011, 04:29 PM
Sounds good...Hope we can make it.:)

Joebethlamb
10-15-2011, 05:41 PM
We have been to Virginia Beach in the past & loved it. I hope we can make it to the Rally!

fordtech 2008
10-15-2011, 06:43 PM
going to make our reservation next weekend while we are there

boatto5er
10-15-2011, 11:38 PM
Be sure to make a post here with your site number when you make a reservation. I'll be putting a running attendee list up very soon also.

dbylinski
10-16-2011, 05:47 AM
You snuck one in on me buddy!

We are up in New England on a campground hunt and will make reservations when we get home.

boatto5er
10-16-2011, 07:10 AM
It wouldn't be complete without you guys!!!!:)

mlburst1
10-16-2011, 09:14 AM
Gus,

We're on site 830 from 5/10- 5/21.

Looking forward to a good time.

Mike

dbylinski
10-16-2011, 01:48 PM
Made our reservations arriving on the 18th and departing on the 21st! Site number 838.

fordtech 2008
10-16-2011, 02:11 PM
ok went ahead and made our reservation we are on site 841 coming in on 5/18 and leaving 5/20, we will be spending 3 weekends at holiday in may.

JWalker
10-16-2011, 02:30 PM
OK...we're in. Arriving on Friday 5/18 and leaving on Tuesday 5/22. On site 837.

Jim & Harriet
10-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Hi All,
Making reservations for the 2012 rally season helps us get thru the cold months...
Arriving on the 18th - leaving on the 23rd.
Site # 831

boatto5er
10-16-2011, 03:09 PM
OK...we're in. Arriving on Friday 5/18 and leaving on Tuesday 5/22. On site 837.
Welcome Jamie, Ginger and Madison. Be great to see you again. Last time was 2009 PA rally.

boatto5er
10-16-2011, 03:11 PM
Gotcha Ken and Marj (and Sara), and Jim and Harriet (andMax).

nomare
10-17-2011, 08:42 AM
We made our reservations. We're arriving Wed May 16, leaving Mon My 21. Site 833. Can't wait to go camping again.

boatto5er
10-17-2011, 10:42 AM
We made our reservations. We're arriving Wed May 16, leaving Mon My 21. Site 833. Can't wait to go camping again.

Always great to have representation from Brooklyn! Will be good to see you again.

boatto5er
10-17-2011, 11:47 AM
Only 12 sites remaining! WOW - and I just posted this thread one day ago! Great response - wish I could get more sites, but they just aren't available in the SuperSite section of the park. There are close-by sites with full hooks ups just outside the Supersite area (check out the campground's website for a map of the campground), so hopefully if you procrastinate too long, you can still come to the rally by taking advantage of those sites.

Flying Dutchman
10-17-2011, 02:30 PM
We are in!! Arriving Thursday May 17 for 4 nights. Have been assigned site #842. Rally on, and RALLY HO!!

boatto5er
10-17-2011, 03:11 PM
Woo-Hoo. Gotta have the Rallyholics President and First Lady!

andy
10-17-2011, 04:40 PM
We will be arriving on the 17th and leaving the 21st. We are on site 822... Looking forward to the Spring already......

Lazydaze
10-17-2011, 04:58 PM
Can't miss a rally with great friends in our neighbor state. We are in site #843 arriving 5/17 for 4 nights.

camperjohn08
10-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Looks like I better get it in gear soon before all the good sites are taken.. Doing it tomorrow.. Promise..

boatto5er
10-17-2011, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the posting Don and Cindy; and Eric and Hallie. And John - "git'er done"!

WOW - I can't believe the response. The rally announcement is two days old and we only have 9 sites left ( I wonder what the recond for filling up is?).

currituck0209
10-18-2011, 08:44 AM
Ok gus, we made our reservations for site 840 18 may leaving on 21 may.
Johnnie & marsha turner

camperjohn08
10-18-2011, 09:14 AM
OK GUS................ We went and made "OUR" reservations... We will be on site 844 ..... Arriving thursday 17 May and Departing Monday 21 May....2012
See Ya All there... Also reserved the same site the week before (10 may thru 13 may) for the ChesapeakeRVsolutions rally and leaving our rig on site between get togethers....
John & Nancy Latham

thomison
10-18-2011, 10:03 AM
Just made our reservations. Arriving on the 16th and departing on the 20th. Site number is 845. Lady says there is only on left.

boatto5er
10-18-2011, 10:18 AM
Just made our reservations. Arriving on the 16th and departing on the 20th. Site number is 845. Lady says there is only on left.

Awesome! Could you email me at g_funderburg@yahoo.com so I will have a record of your email address? Thanks

happycampernc
10-18-2011, 12:33 PM
Glad Ken didnt wait.

boatto5er
10-18-2011, 12:36 PM
Glad Ken didnt wait.

No kidding! As of right now, there's only one site left!:eek:

Mike & Carol
10-18-2011, 03:27 PM
We are in!!!! We are on Lot 839, arriving on Thursday 16th leaving Monday 21st.....come on Spring!!!

mjatwalker
10-18-2011, 03:37 PM
Well Mike and Carol may have gotten the last site but I was able to pull some strings and sneak in on site #850. We will come in on Thursday and depart on Sunday.
Gus, I think you guys have the record for selling out a rally. Well done!!!

boatto5er
10-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Welcome Mike and Carol, and Mike and Ann! Looks like we'll have to play musical sites when everyone gets here - got to put 26 rigs on 25 sites (just kidding :p)! Can we just skip to May now?

JWalker
10-18-2011, 08:24 PM
It's going to be a long winter. Can't wait until May.

boatto5er
10-19-2011, 10:21 AM
Well folks - we are officially out of sites for the Spring rally. However, if you still want to come, do not dispair. Call the campground and see if a site elsewhere within the SuperSite area is or has become available. There are also Full Hookup sites available in the area adjacent to the SuperSite area. You would not be right with the rest of the group, but you will be very close (easy walking distance). Hope you'll consider these options. The more, the merrier!

porthole
10-19-2011, 11:10 AM
So take that and your "we filled up in record time and there are no more sites left" Gussy boy!

We are reserved on 851 and there are a couple sites left that they are holding in reserve since you did such a fine job selling out.


BTW the new number is 25/30

boatto5er
10-19-2011, 11:20 AM
So take that and your "we filled up in record time and there are no more sites left" Gussy boy!

We are reserved on 851 and there are a couple sites left that they are holding in reserve since you did such a fine job selling out.


BTW the new number is 25/30

You got me on that Duane:p. Happy you guys can make it! The folks at the campground are terrific to work with (so far). Hope they'll keep finding more. That's why I'm encouraging everyone that wants to attend to go ahead and call.

porthole
10-19-2011, 11:23 AM
The folks at the campground are terrific to work with (so far). Hope they'll keep finding more.

Well, if the phone conversation is any indication - they are.

dalspot
10-19-2011, 11:31 AM
Just booked - we are on site # 852. The girl told me I had 6 to choose from.

We'll be arriving Friday, May 18, departing Monday, May 21.

C'mon Spring!

This will be the first year I will be as anxious as Tom to see Winter end!

Karen

boatto5er
10-19-2011, 11:52 AM
Just booked - we are on site # 857. The girl told me I had 6 to choose from.

We'll be arriving Friday, May 18, departing Monday, May 21.

C'mon Spring!

This will be the first year I will be as anxious as Tom to see Winter end!

Karen

Woo-Hoo, another state represented! Glad you can make it. I'm with you on winter ending (but it hasn't even started yet!)

JJnVA
10-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Just booked our BigHorn for a FHU site #71 close by the super sites - arriving on Thursday 17th and departing Sunday. The friendly folks at Holiday Trav-L are really looking forward to our group's arrival next May! They are still offering super sites right now to our group. We stayed at this resort this past May for our RV dealership rally and all of their sites are nice. We will see some of you folks at the Charleston SC HOC Rally in two weeks....can't wait!

dalspot
10-19-2011, 01:15 PM
Location map! I will add other areas also as we get a few more folks booked..

http://66.147.244.179/%7Emodelra2/VABeach.jpg

boatto5er
10-19-2011, 02:25 PM
D--- you do good work! And fast too. THANKS!!!!!!

dalspot
10-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Shucks, t'werent nothin :)

Send me a PM if I miss any changes...

Karen

boatto5er
10-19-2011, 06:06 PM
Those who attended the 2010 Eastern Regional Rally in Cape Hatteras may recall that I'm a bit of a statistics nut, so I'm going to periodically throw a few tidbits of info on this rally out for your amusement, disgust, or whatever. So far we have EIGHT, yes 8, states represented: VA (of course), NC, MD, DE, PA, NJ, NY, and TN.

Jim & Harriet
10-19-2011, 07:08 PM
Love all the little bits and pieces of information ....

cjhicks
10-20-2011, 12:54 PM
Gus, You can add us to you list arriving 5-18 leaving 5-21 and we will be on Site 853

boatto5er
10-20-2011, 07:53 PM
Gus, You can add us to you list arriving 5-18 leaving 5-21 and we will be on Site 853

Glad you are able to make it. And now we have broken the 30 attendee mark. I wonder if we can hit 40?

boatto5er
10-20-2011, 07:54 PM
By the way - I want to thank Karen Darling (Dalspot) for preparing and updating the park site map.

gschaaf
10-21-2011, 07:16 AM
Hi Gus I just made our reservation this morning I almost missed the boat. We will be on site #854. We can't wait to see everybody again stay warm this winter see ya in the spring.

Fran and Glenn

boatto5er
10-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Hi Gus I just made our reservation this morning I almost missed the boat. We will be on site #854. We can't wait to see everybody again stay warm this winter see ya in the spring.

Fran and Glenn

Hi Fran and Glenn - be great seeing you again.

mjatwalker
10-21-2011, 08:40 PM
By the way - I want to thank Karen Darling (Dalspot) for preparing and updating the part site map.

Karen did a GREAT JOB of updating the site map for us at the Castaways and never once complained of all the last minute changes Irene and Lee brought about!

boatto5er
10-21-2011, 09:11 PM
In case anyone lost count, we're at 31 participants (rigs) now! We're gonna need a big camera for the group picture.

camperjohn08
10-21-2011, 09:58 PM
In case anyone lost count, we're at 31 participants now! We're gonna need a big camera for the group picture.
Heck..while we are at it..... why not make it an even 50.. so we can really full in the picture.. using an "ultra wide" camera lens......:angel:

funlabs
10-22-2011, 09:30 AM
Dick and I will do our part to make it to 50. We're on site 70, arriving on Thursday and leaving on Sunday. Keep this up, Gus, and we'll need our own park just to have enough spaces.

boatto5er
10-22-2011, 09:38 AM
Dick and I will do our part to make it to 50. We're on site 70, arriving on Thursday and leaving on Sunday. Keep this up, Gus, and we'll need our own park just to have enough spaces.

Glad to have you on board!

Vtxkid
10-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Pam and I discussed it and decided to cheat a little bit for this one... Since we only live 3 blocks away, we have decided to leave the RV at home but will come during the event to see all the group and hang for the festivities... Sounds like a good "motorcycle" weekend! :cool:

camperjohn08
10-22-2011, 02:05 PM
Pam and I discussed it and decided to cheat a little bit for this one... Since we only live 3 blocks away, we have decided to leave the RV at home but will come during the event to see all the group and hang for the festivities... Sounds like a good "motorcycle" weekend! :cool:
Hey I have a couple of tents you all can stay in and have a sleep over.. complete with a air mattress or two..and a couple of sleeping bags..You'll have to bring your own night light though..:D

boatto5er
10-22-2011, 09:53 PM
Hey I have a couple of tents you all can stay in and have a sleep over.. complete with a air mattress or two..and a couple of sleeping bags..You'll have to bring your own night light though..:D

I like this idea!

Lazydaze
10-23-2011, 06:22 PM
They have a dog park !!!!! I can't wait to play with Kelsey and Chance,

Till then,

Tater

boatto5er
10-23-2011, 07:16 PM
They have a dog park !!!!! I can't wait to play with Kelsey and Chance,

Till then,

Tater

arf-arf:)!

mjatwalker
10-23-2011, 08:40 PM
They have a dog park !!!!! I can't wait to play with Kelsey and Chance,

Till then,

Tater
Kelsey and Chance are missing all their 4 and 2 legged friends too. They are ready to play. Can't wait!

JWalker
10-24-2011, 11:11 AM
Pam and I discussed it and decided to cheat a little bit for this one... Since we only live 3 blocks away, we have decided to leave the RV at home but will come during the event to see all the group and hang for the festivities... Sounds like a good "motorcycle" weekend! :cool:

We have an Insider.

I might need to hit you up for information on some local attractions. We are pulling the daughter out of school for a few days for this rally and the wife and I would feel better if we can make it an "educational trip."

happycampernc
10-24-2011, 03:58 PM
There's museums near by.

dalspot
10-25-2011, 08:18 AM
Who's Irene and Lee?? I don't remember meeting them at the rally ;)


Karen did a GREAT JOB of updating the site map for us at the Castaways and never once complained of all the last minute changes Irene and Lee brought about!

Vtxkid
10-25-2011, 06:25 PM
We have an Insider.

I might need to hit you up for information on some local attractions. We are pulling the daughter out of school for a few days for this rally and the wife and I would feel better if we can make it an "educational trip."
JWalker, that would be no problem at all... When the time gets near, look us up and we will fill you in on the area!

happycampernc
10-28-2011, 06:29 AM
We love this campground.

JIM-GERI
11-02-2011, 11:50 AM
Hi Guys, We just booked see you there. Jim & Geri :)

boatto5er
11-02-2011, 03:35 PM
Hi Guys, We just booked see you there. Jim & Geri :)

Outstanding! Great to have another New Yorker joining us. What site did they give you?

boatto5er
11-05-2011, 03:06 PM
Just added Paul and Janet Smith (jds50) to the attendee list! That brings us up to 34.

boatto5er
11-08-2011, 12:25 PM
Just added Jim and Colleen Marigliano to the attendee list! That brings us up to 35!

boatto5er
11-11-2011, 02:47 PM
Of the 35 rigs signed up for the rally, 18 are from Virginia. Anyone care to guess the state with the second highest number and what that number is? First currently signed up attendee with the correct answer wins a prize (to be awarded at the rally).

camperjohn08
11-11-2011, 02:57 PM
My Guess would be MD.. but won't guess on the number.. maybe 9..

dbylinski
11-11-2011, 03:26 PM
Take a bow New Jersey!!!!!!! I think I win!:p

NJ-5
MD-3
NC-3
PA-2
NY-2
DE-1
TN-1

boatto5er
11-11-2011, 05:58 PM
Take a bow New Jersey!!!!!!! I think I win!:p

NJ-5
MD-3
NC-3
PA-2
NY-2
DE-1
TN-1


Did you go through all the posts and count? :o I'll give it to you, although there could be a potential protest based on state of residence vs state of club affiliation! :eek:

dbylinski
11-12-2011, 06:08 AM
Oh, go ahead, make up the rules after the game is played! Penalty declined!!! Go through the posts? :p You give me too much credit there oh mighty King of VA! There is a list of names in post number 1 isn't there? It is mostly my region and I'm on a "need to know" basis! lol :D Besides, I think the rules are according to where the camper resides! Their rig lives in Joisey! That makes Proto's score 2-1 for Jersey...... any questions???? :)

Jim & Harriet
11-12-2011, 08:48 AM
hi Deb, great minds think alike... I was going to look at the list also.
you are a very early riser and beat me to it :-)

boatto5er
11-12-2011, 08:56 AM
OK, OK, it was a bit of a trick question..... Guess Deb wins:p! However, the next question won't be quite so easy!:D

jimtoo
11-12-2011, 09:49 AM
Geezzzee///,,,,Youse peoples just larning to count up there????... I wus gonna enterre,, but coulndn find tha names of the states an diddnt kknow whut alll dem ledders meant ,,,and dont live closs buyy.

camperjohn08
11-12-2011, 09:55 AM
OK, OK, it was a bit of a trick question..... Guess Deb wins:p! However, the next question won't be quite so easy!:D I had made a wild guess.. But actually figured it was Jersey.. was just too darn lazy to do the math though.. Congrats Deb.. and for the State of NJ..By the way.. who were those people anyway..

dbylinski
11-12-2011, 04:20 PM
Are you talking about Proto's? When you meet them you'll know who they are! They're the ones that speak Brooklyn! Not to worry, John acts as their translator when we head south!

jbeletti
11-12-2011, 07:56 PM
Are you talking about Proto's? When you meet them you'll know who they are! They're the ones that speak Brooklyn! Not to worry, John acts as their translator when we head south!Protos are awesome. Go Brooklyn! :)

clubmgr
11-12-2011, 08:48 PM
Did you go through all the posts and count? :o I'll give it to you, although there could be a potential protest based on state of residence vs state of club affiliation! :eek:

Actually, Maryland is in second place based on the 35 signed up in post #1. Club chapter affiliation would be the criteria for an HOC Chapter rally. Of the 35 people who signed up 34 are HOC members and 1 is not yet a member. Based on the Club Chapter the members selected the count is: VA-19: MD-4 members plus 1 non-member (his forum state): NJ-4: NC-2: NY-2: PA-1: TN-1: GA-1

boatto5er
11-12-2011, 08:52 PM
Good catch Julie. Hmmm, this may be like Florida in 2004!!!!!

hillsonwheels
01-20-2012, 11:25 AM
Gus.........finally got 'er together and made reservations. Probably to a lot of people's dismay we'll be arriving on 17 MAY and departing on 21 MAY. Our site# is 74. As our esteemed president of the rallyholic club has been heard to say..."Rally on!" Be great to see old and new faces.

Dick

dbylinski
01-20-2012, 11:43 AM
Where will Bisquits and Gravy be :confused:

boatto5er
01-20-2012, 12:03 PM
Where will Bisquits and Gravy be :confused:

Can we get 75 people in Dick and Reta's Bighorn?:confused:

boatto5er
01-20-2012, 12:06 PM
37 Rigs signed up - our biggest VA state rally ever! The more the merrier I say.:)

cjhicks
01-20-2012, 03:56 PM
:)
Can we get 75 people in Dick and Reta's Bighorn?:confused:

Sure we can do that with no problem .:)

dbylinski
01-20-2012, 04:52 PM
With all those folks in their camper for breakfast we won't be able to tell if Reta is still in her jammies! :rolleyes:

cjhicks
01-20-2012, 09:51 PM
I guess we will ALL have to be in our jammies !!!!:eek:

klindgren
01-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Gus.........finally got 'er together and made reservations. Probably to a lot of people's dismay we'll be arriving on 17 MAY and departing on 21 MAY. Our site# is 74. As our esteemed president of the rallyholic club has been heard to say..."Rally on!" Be great to see old and new faces.

Dick
Hey, who you callin "OLD":confused: Glad to see Reta will be there. Guess we'll have to put up with you to get tp see Reta again.:D See you "at the Beach."

Keith

boatto5er
01-22-2012, 10:10 AM
Hey, who you callin "OLD":confused: Glad to see Reta will be there. Guess we'll have to put up with you to get tp see Reta again.:D See you "at the Beach."

Keith
Well, Santa has been around for 100's of years...:rolleyes:

Vtxkid
01-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Gus.........finally got 'er together and made reservations. Probably to a lot of people's dismay we'll be arriving on 17 MAY and departing on 21 MAY. Our site# is 74. As our esteemed president of the rallyholic club has been heard to say..."Rally on!" Be great to see old and new faces.

Dick

Looking forward to seeing yah Dick! Been a while!!!

hillsonwheels
01-25-2012, 07:14 PM
Gus,

Told you..........some folks are dismayed!!!!!! Keith I understand............but Santa????????????? Thought he was supposed to be nice to every one?????? Regardless, sure will be good to see EVERYONE! And a HO! HO! HO! to all.........

Dick

boatto5er
01-25-2012, 07:25 PM
Gus,

Told you..........some folks are dismayed!!!!!! Keith I understand............but Santa????????????? Thought he was supposed to be nice to every one?????? Regardless, sure will be good to see EVERYONE! And a HO! HO! HO! to all.........

Dick

You know, even Santa has post Christmas doldrums. Don't worry, he'll come around.

klindgren
01-26-2012, 06:51 AM
You know, even Santa has post Christmas doldrums. Don't worry, he'll come around.

It's gotta be all this heat and relaxation!! 80+ degress, sitting by the pool, walking along the beach...I mean, I'm not use to all this! Then I look at the weather in Chesapeake this morning and see 38 degrees....yep this retarded life is hard on me!!!:) Just let me know when it nice in Virginia and I'll come home;)

mjatwalker
01-26-2012, 08:30 AM
We feel for you Keith. See you soon.

dbylinski
01-26-2012, 10:51 AM
Keith,

Wish I had your problems!

hillsonwheels
01-26-2012, 06:38 PM
Debbie......Maybe you could apply for a job as one of Santa's elves? ;) Then you could help Santa and Mrs. Claus do some of that beach strolling and lolling by the pool. :cool:

Dick

hillsonwheels
02-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Have an update! Got a call from June at Holiday Campground today. I was wait listed for a super site. Site #820 became available today. So, that's where Hillsonwheels will be for the VA rally. :cool: We'll be near the Massengills. :cool::cool:

Dick

boatto5er
02-01-2012, 07:14 PM
Have an update! Got a call from June at Holiday Campground today. I was wait listed for a super site. Site #820 became available today. So, that's where Hillsonwheels will be for the VA rally. :cool: We'll be near the Massengills. :cool::cool:

Dick

That site is right over the septic tank!!!! (Just kidding);)

ctuna0203
02-09-2012, 09:23 PM
Charles and Beverly Watts
HOC#1469
2008 Forrd F350 4X2 6.4 L powerstroke XLT longbed (real truck)
2009 Heartland Bighorn 3580
Current location Zephryrhills,Fl. Winter home

dalspot
02-14-2012, 11:52 AM
Looks like we won't be able to make this one folks - so site 852 is now available if any of you are on the wait list for a super site.

Our son is determined to move out - so there goes our dog sitter. With a 14-year-old dog with old-age issues, it's just not feasible to travel 5+ hours with him and our other dog. Plus due to health issues, he's no longer rabies-vaccinated. We're really bummed as not only is our rally attendance going to be very limited, but so is getting out camping at all. Maybe we'll still make the rally in October in Cape May at least.

I updated the map with the folks over on the other sites and took us off.

It's on post #41 of the thread.

porthole
02-15-2012, 06:34 PM
It's on page 5 of the thread.

"post #" works better. On my system I only have 3 pages.
And if you use the URL for the post number you can add that particular post to your post.

//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/27223-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-VA-Virginia-Beach-5-18-2012-to-5-20-2012?p=204419&viewfull=1#post204419

murry135
02-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Gus,
I heard from Campground today and they moved us to supersight #852 if you need to update your records.

Jim

boatto5er
02-26-2012, 12:53 PM
Hi gang,

I'm looking for a VA Beach area charity that we could donate to as part of the "Heartland Gives Back" initiative. Maybe a local food bank for instance. I specifically need someone who's attending the rally to volunteer to coordinate this activity (contact the charity, coordinate donations by rally attendees, collect donations and arrange for delivery or pick up, along with a publicity picture and maybe short write up for future newsletter use, etc). If you live in the VA Beach area and are interested, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks,

Gus

We have a volunteer! Thanks Judi and Jack Barnett

boatto5er
02-26-2012, 01:07 PM
More volunteer opportunities:

Help with setup and cleanup for a Friday morning early birds continental breakfast at The Landmark Diner (our trailer). Also a few folks who can bring pastries or drinks or tables.

Help with a couple of games/contests for the Sat night pot luck. Come up with suggestions for games good for 75 people.

Help with setup/ cleanup for the pot luck dinner.

Help with grills and cooking for a Friday night burger and dogs dinner. Also side dish donations.

Help with a possible scavenger hunt on Saturday.

Added:
Saturday games coordination (couple of volunteers)

Chesapeake RV Solutions Coordination (contact me first if interested)

ADDED:
Almost Forgot! Need a couple of folks who are not planning on decorating their site, or are but don't need to be judged to volunteer as judges for "Best Decorated Site". Don't forget - our theme is patriotic. There will be a prize awarded at the pot-luck dinner.

Contact me if interested.

Thanks,

Gus and Debra

boatto5er
02-26-2012, 01:57 PM
Hi gang,

I'm looking for a VA Beach area charity that we could donate to as part of the "Heartland Gives Back" initiative. Maybe a local food bank for instance. I specifically need someone who's attending the rally to volunteer to coordinate this activity (contact the charity, coordinate donations by rally attendees, collect donations and arrange for delivery or pick up, along with a publicity picture and maybe short write up for future newsletter use, etc). If you live in the VA Beach area and are interested, please contact me ASAP.

Thanks,

Gus

I'm happy to announce that it appears we have a volunteer already for this need. We'll be getting more specifics out to everyone soon.

Gus

boatto5er
02-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Hi everyone,

With less than 90 days to go I though I'd go ahead a put out a very rough rally agenda. I intend for this to be fairly "free-time" event so you can get out and see the local sites, visit with old friends and make new ones, have informal lunch get-togethers etc. I do have a few activities planned though as listed below. I'll be formalizing the list as we get closer to the rally.

Thursday evening, May 17 - Possible Early Birds dinner out at a local restaruant
Friday morning, May 18 - Early birds continental breakfast at the Landmark Diner (see volunteer opportunity in thread #107 above)
Friday evening, May 18 - Burger and hot dog dinner at the Landmark Diner or Pavilion (TBD) (see volunteer opportunity in thread #107 above)
Saturday, May 19 - All day scavenger hunt (prize to be awarded at pot luck dinner) (see volunteer opportunity in thread #107 above)
Saturday, May 19 - A few games (mini-golf tournament, bean bag toss tournament?) (volunteer opportunity NOT currently [to be added] in thread #107)
Saturday evening, May 19 - Pot luck dinner, Pavilion, no specified menu, bring your favorite appetizer, salad, main course, or dessert ((see volunteer opportunity in thread #107 above)
Sunday, May 20 departures

Additional possibilities: Heartland RV static display by Chesapeake RV Solutions (requires additional coordination - will need a volunteer to work with them on this)

camperjohn08
02-26-2012, 07:12 PM
You can Count on US Gus.. we can help with set-up and clean-up duties.. or what ever else thats needed for the breakfast fri morning.. Always willing to give a helping hand.. We arrive thursday anyway.. Just give us a heads-up before we arrive..

boatto5er
02-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Getting lots of volunteers - still need more! I've started a list on the first post at the bottom of the rally announcement. You can post here, email me, or send me a PM if you are interested in helping out in any area (Got the site judges and Dealer coordinator filled completely).

Rottiesmom
02-26-2012, 09:38 PM
Hi Gus,

I would be interested in being a judge.

boatto5er
02-26-2012, 09:54 PM
Hi Gus,

I would be interested in being a judge.

Thanks Colleen - that will finish off my Judges list. Appreciate it.

Jim & Harriet
02-27-2012, 09:05 AM
We will be happy to help with the scavenger hunt.
Jim & Harriet

Mike & Carol
02-27-2012, 12:33 PM
We will bring baked goods,pastries,etc......also table.

boatto5er
02-27-2012, 01:20 PM
We will bring baked goods,pastries,etc......also table.

Thanks Mike and Carol!


We will be happy to help with the scavenger hunt.
Jim & Harriet

Thanks Jim and Harriett.

Flying Dutchman
02-27-2012, 09:46 PM
Have a table, and Weber grill.

dbylinski
02-28-2012, 04:25 AM
Gus, We will help with anything you need. John will have his knee surgery in mid to late March and we are hopeful he will be recovered by then. I'll keep you posted. I may need parking assistance!

Jim & Harriet
02-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Since we now plan to arrive on Thursday (leaving on Tuesday) we will be happy to help with the BBQ on Friday.
We have a table and grill that we we will bring.

fordtech 2008
03-02-2012, 07:18 PM
hey gus i can help with the set up and clean up sat. night

boatto5er
03-02-2012, 08:45 PM
hey gus i can help with the set up and clean up sat. night

Thanks! You are on the list Ken!

happycampernc
03-04-2012, 09:32 PM
Gus, I can help with anything let me know.

boatto5er
03-05-2012, 09:32 PM
Gus, I can help with anything let me know.

Thanks Marj! Put you on Sat night w/ Ken. :)

Hudson
03-12-2012, 12:31 PM
At last we were able to work out our travel schedule to make this rally. I don't know our site # yet since I booked it on the web site. I guess I'll have to call the place after all. We are getting there on Thursday, May 17 and leaving on Sunday, May 20. This will be our first rally of this year but it won't be our first RV trip. By the time this rally rolls around we will have already done 84 nights of camping since the start of the year.

boatto5er
03-12-2012, 12:47 PM
At last we were able to work out our travel schedule to make this rally. I don't know our site # yet since I booked it on the web site. I guess I'll have to call the place after all. We are getting there on Thursday, May 17 and leaving on Sunday, May 20. This will be our first rally of this year but it won't be our first RV trip. By the time this rally rolls around we will have already done 84 nights of camping since the start of the year.

Cool - definitely give them a call to make sure you get sited close by.

Hudson
03-12-2012, 02:04 PM
I don't know our site # yet since I booked it on the web site. I guess I'll have to call the place after all.
Just talked to the campground folks at it turns out we'll be on site #99.

boatto5er
03-12-2012, 03:53 PM
Just talked to the campground folks at it turns out we'll be on site #99.

That puts you pretty close, but a couple of rows away from the group outside the supersite area. Easy walking distance, and close Golf Cart distance from events and pavilion.

funlabs
03-16-2012, 11:03 AM
We just got a call from the campground. We have been moved to a supersite...#847. Looking forward to this trip.

boatto5er
03-16-2012, 11:35 AM
We just got a call from the campground. We have been moved to a supersite...#847. Looking forward to this trip.

Got it! I've adjusted the attendee list.

boatto5er
03-21-2012, 02:20 PM
Under 60 days to go! I sent out emails describing the local charities we'll be supporting. Be sure to read those and be generous with your support. Still room to join us if anyone would like to. While the Supersites are filled, there are still sites in the adjacent area of the campground.

PSF513
03-21-2012, 03:11 PM
DICK: I guess they must have known who you are so they moved you away from the rest of us troublemakers. That means we can go to 820, get rowdy and cause issues, then return to our sites to watch the mayhem

boatto5er
03-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Pete!!! Long time no see on here. Welcome back!

PSF513
03-21-2012, 07:57 PM
There is this very invasive bad habit I have called working so I can eat, camp, etc. I know I wasn't born beautiful (come on; left myself wide open) and I am not rich or retarded like Santa (ooops, I meant retired; guess I just can't spell). Looking forward to getting back on the road and doing some camping this year

captdave363
03-23-2012, 07:43 PM
Debbie, I spent a large portion of my childhood at Barnett. My grandmothers family lived there and we fished there for many summers. What are the camping opportunities for a 40ft 5th wheel in that area?

boatto5er
03-25-2012, 02:05 PM
I want to welcome Danny & Mary Andrews who will be attending. They are our latest attendees to sign up.

boatto5er
03-27-2012, 01:12 PM
Hi Everyone,

In case anyone missed the information on our charity projects for the rally, summary information is posted below.

We're ony 2 months out from the rally - YEA! I wanted to remind you that given the large number of attendees we have coming, we're planning on providing donations to TWO local charities. Judi Barnett is coordinating our collection and contribution to the Peninsula Area Foodbank. They provide services to the area from Hampton Roads up to the Williamsburg area. We are also going to provide a donation to the Samaritan House, that provides support to abused and battered women in the local Virginia Beach area. Pam Donan-Tims is coordinating that effort.

1841818419

boatto5er
03-29-2012, 08:50 PM
I want to welcome Henry and Phyllis Vogt, and Joe and Susan Lerner, our most recent attendees to sign up. This brings us up to 40 rigs, our biggest VA Club Rally ever! Hope our semi-laid back approach is OK with everyone. There's lot to do in the Virginia Beach area, so we have attempted to leave as much free time for local attractions as we could, but still balance it with more traditional club rally activities. Really looking forward to seeing everyone! Still room for a few more.

cjhicks
03-29-2012, 10:16 PM
Gus, Just want to say that Joe and Susan Lerner are new HOC members and this will be there very first Rally. Sue is Judy's sister and they have a new Torque Toy Hauler
I want to welcome Henry and Phyllis Vogt, and Joe and Susan Lerner, our most recent attendees to sign up. This brings us up to 40 rigs, our biggest VA Club Rally ever! Hope our semi-laid back approach is OK with everyone. There's lot to do in the Virginia Beach area, so we have attempted to leave as much free time for local attractions as we could, but still balance it more traditional club rally activities. Really looking forward to seeing everyone! Still room for a few more.

jimtoo
03-29-2012, 10:28 PM
Gus, Just want to say that Joe and Susan Lerner are new HOC members and this will be there very first Rally. Sue is Judy's sister and they have a new Torque Toy Hauler

SO,,,, who is going to do the "initiating of the first timers" ? :rolleyes: Ahh man,,, I forgot,,, you normally just surprise the "first timers" ... sorry ,, but now they have something to look forward too.

boatto5er
03-30-2012, 06:45 AM
Gus, Just want to say that Joe and Susan Lerner are new HOC members and this will be there very first Rally. Sue is Judy's sister and they have a new Torque Toy Hauler

Great! Always nice to have Family members.


SO,,,, who is going to do the "initiating of the first timers" ? :rolleyes: Ahh man,,, I forgot,,, you normally just surprise the "first timers" ... sorry ,, but now they have something to look forward too.

Jim, that's your job! Why aren't you signed up yet?:confused: :rolleyes:

dbylinski
03-30-2012, 09:55 AM
Congratulations to Gus & Debra and the Virginia Chapter on hitting a 40 rig milestone at a state level rally. We'll see you there but until then, well done Virginia! You guys rock!

boatto5er
04-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Semi-official AGENDA:

Heartland Owners Club
Virginia Chapter
2012 Spring Rally Agenda

Thursday evening, 6:30pm, May 17 - Early Birds dinner out at a local restaurant

Friday morning, 8:00am, May 18 - Early birds continental breakfast at the *Landmark Diner (John and Nancy Latham, Mike and Carol Conley)

Friday throughout day, May 18 – Arrival and set up (Help and or parking judging available as needed)

Friday evening, 6:30pm, May 18 - Burger and hot dog dinner at the Landmark Diner or Pavilion (TBD) Paper plates, cutlery, cups provided or bring your own. (Keith Lindgren, Mike Walker, Jim/Harriett Dahlgren, Eric Von Opstal)

Saturday, May 19, throughout the day – Charity items collection (Pam Donan-Tims, Judi and Jack Barnett)

Saturday, May 19 - All day scavenger hunt (prize to be awarded at pot luck dinner) (Jim and Harriett Dahlgren)

Saturday, May 19 - All day, Trailer display courtesy of Chesapeake RV Solutions (location TBD)

Saturday, May 19 - Mini-golf tournament, bean bag toss tournament? (at your discretion, no club organized)

Saturday, May 19, 3:00am-5:00pm – Site decoration judging (Mike and Ann Walker, Colleen Marigliano)

Saturday, 2:00pm, May 19 - 3rd Annual Wine and Cheese Tasting (Bring your favorite wine, or other beverage, cheese, crackers, and glass – plates provided), at Pavilion

Saturday evening, 7:00pm, May 19 - Pot luck dinner, Pavilion, no specified menu, bring your favorite appetizer, salad, main course, or dessert. Paper plates, cutlery, cups provided or bring your own. (John and Nancy Latham, Ken and Marj Gallimore, other setup/cleanup volunteers welcomed) Prizes awarded for best site and runner-up, and Scavenger hunt and runner-up

Sunday, 8:00am, May 20 – Mini-continental breakfast at the Landmark Diner. Bring your leftover donuts, pastries, etc. Coffee provided. Paper plates, cutlery, cups provided or bring your own.

Sunday, throughout the morning, May 20 – departures (insert sad face here)

Sunday evening, May 21 – Hold-overs dinner (pot-luck or local restaurant – TBD Sunday based on number remaining and preferences)

*Landmark Diner = Gus and Debra’s Place
Bold = Volunteers
Italics = still being finalized

porthole
04-02-2012, 07:52 PM
That's a big agenda for a "casual rally"

boatto5er
04-02-2012, 09:09 PM
That's a big agenda for a "casual rally"

That's why it's semi-official Duane. Now I just need to get DW to pare it down a little :).

PSF513
04-04-2012, 06:50 PM
Gus just likes to keep us busy so we either sleep well OR stay out of the DINER

PSF513
04-04-2012, 06:54 PM
JIM: We don't have first timers. Only folks who have never put up with us before

GUS: I can help guard the beer or food it you have insufficient or unqualified help

boatto5er
04-04-2012, 08:08 PM
JIM: We don't have first timers. Only folks who have never put up with us before

GUS: I can help guard the beer or food it you have insufficient or unqualified help

Pete: Wouldn't that be like the fox guarding the henhouse?:confused::rolleyes:

hillsonwheels
04-04-2012, 09:30 PM
Pete............No worries man............I'm volunteering to "hep" you with that guarding the beer and food detail. Even tho, having just worked as a civilian for the Navy, I know that you should never volunteer! Foxes????:confused:????Henhouses??????:confused:?? ???? Come on Gus didn't you ever hear a used car salesman say..........TRUST ME???????? How's about if I just volunteer to watch Pete watch the beer??????:angel:

Dick

Vtxkid
04-05-2012, 08:31 AM
Oh Gezzzz... now, there goes all the beer!!! ;)

boatto5er
04-05-2012, 12:24 PM
Oh Gezzzz... now, there goes all the beer!!! ;)

I'll just have 'em watch Pete's beer...:rolleyes:

PSF513
04-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Since Dick & I will watch the beer, I was not going to bring any. That way, I don't have to leave my post. DICK: You with me?

boatto5er
04-06-2012, 12:22 PM
1856518566
Site maps so you can see how things are shaping up.

porthole
04-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Could have sworn I asked - posted yesterday here.

Anyway, the answer to my question is in the picture below.

mjatwalker
04-07-2012, 11:33 AM
Since Dick & I will watch the beer, I was not going to bring any. That way, I don't have to leave my post. DICK: You with me?

Watching beer isn't any fun...How about we drink some!!!

cjhicks
04-07-2012, 01:50 PM
I will second that !!!
Watching beer isn't any fun...How about we drink some!!!

boatto5er
04-07-2012, 04:14 PM
Could have sworn I asked - posted yesterday here.

Anyway, the answer to my question is in the picture below.

Yes, hopefully not to scare anyone, but had they taken off on the opposing 90 degree runway, they would have hit somewhere very close to the campground. We just thank God they were not seriously injured, nor was anyone on the ground.

AmyMattJungeandtheboys
04-07-2012, 06:46 PM
I am new to this but does anyone know if there are anymore spaces for the VA Beach rally? We will be picking up our very first travel trailer next Saturday and would love to attend the rally. We have attended rallies before with Dale and Michelle Heuer and had so much fun so decided that we would go ahead and get our own camper.

cookie
04-07-2012, 06:49 PM
AmyMattJungeandtheboys, welcome to the forum and Heartland Family.
Just keep an eye on this thread and I am sure that Gus will have an answer for you soon.

Peace
Dave

hillsonwheels
04-07-2012, 07:24 PM
Leave it to Mikey to come up with all the good ideas......:p......drink the watched beer????:angel:????? Now why didn't Pete and I think of that???:confused:

boatto5er
04-07-2012, 08:11 PM
I am new to this but does anyone know if there are anymore spaces for the VA Beach rally? We will be picking up our very first travel trailer next Saturday and would love to attend the rally. We have attended rallies before with Dale and Michelle Heuer and had so much fun so decided that we would go ahead and get our own camper.

Hi, I can't guarantee site availability, but I'd be very surprised if the campground didn't have a few sites still open. Please call them as soon as possible at 866-849-8860 and see what they have. Be sure to tell them you are with the Heartland Rally group. Right now we have attendees in three different areas of the campground, but the areas are all fairly close together. The last folks to sign up got put in the teens/20's/30's campsite area. We'd love to have you join us, so let us know what you find out by posting here as soon as you talk to the campground. Also please email me at g_funderburg@yahoo.com so I can get your full names, email address, and hometown information. Hope to see you soon!

Vtxkid
04-08-2012, 11:21 AM
Yes, hopefully not to scare anyone, but had they taken off on the opposing 90 degree runway, they would have hit somewhere very close to the campground. We just thank God they were not seriously injured, nor was anyone on the ground.

Yeah Gus! My house!

AmyMattJungeandtheboys
04-09-2012, 11:54 AM
I spoke with the campground this morning and there are no more sites reserved for the Heartland Rally but they still have sites available so we will be somewhere between 23 and 28. We have not chosen yet. As soon as we know, we will post.

boatto5er
04-09-2012, 07:09 PM
I spoke with the campground this morning and there are no more sites reserved for the Heartland Rally but they still have sites available so we will be somewhere between 23 and 28. We have not chosen yet. As soon as we know, we will post.

That's terrific! I've added you to the list in Post #1. It'll be great to meet you. See you there.

boatto5er
04-09-2012, 07:13 PM
Amy and Matt bring us up to 41 rigs and 42 "couples" with assorted children, pets, golf carts, and scooters. This is turning into quite a party!

JWalker
04-09-2012, 07:39 PM
So Gus, do you have any "quirky" bits of info for the rally? Who's traveling the farthest? What's the break down of heartland models? Who's the oldest/youngest? Longest/Shortest rig. I thought you would have all this figured out, trying to pass these last few months before the rally.

Jamie

boatto5er
04-09-2012, 07:50 PM
So Gus, do you have any "quirky" bits of info for the rally? Who's traveling the farthest? What's the break down of heartland models? Who's the oldest/youngest? Longest/Shortest rig. I thought you would have all this figured out, trying to pass these last few months before the rally.

Jamie

Actually, I have fallen down on the job and do not have any tidbits to post, HOWEVER, give me a couple of days and I'll have some nuggets to pass out ;).

jnbhobe
04-09-2012, 07:55 PM
Gus, It looks like we may be able to make the Virginia Beach rally I talked with the campground today and they still had some sites. I just have to firm up a couple of things tomorrow. Jon

hillsonwheels
04-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Hey Jon..........sounds like the back must be feeling a lot better! Be great to see you folks.

Dick

boatto5er
04-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Gus, It looks like we may be able to make the Virginia Beach rally I talked with the campground today and they still had some sites. I just have to firm up a couple of things tomorrow. Jon

Cool! It'll be good to see you and Patti again. I believe it was Nashville the last time we made it to a rally together.

AmyMattJungeandtheboys
04-10-2012, 09:03 AM
We are on spot 23 coming in on Friday the 18th. Looking forward to meeting everyone. And Gus, we are probably the youngest.... :-)

boatto5er
04-10-2012, 09:18 AM
We are on spot 23 coming in on Friday the 18th. Looking forward to meeting everyone. And Gus, we are probably the youngest.... :-)

Amy, we are all young at heart! There will be a pretty good age spread. However, you and Matt probably will win the prize :confused: for youngest couple (at least at this point)!

Hey Jamie - there's your tidbit for the day - youngest attendees (and they still win even if you count children!)

jnbhobe
04-10-2012, 11:06 AM
We got our reservations today coming in on the 17th and leaving on the 20th on site #24.

boatto5er
04-10-2012, 11:15 AM
We got our reservations today coming in on the 17th and leaving on the 20th on site #24.

That's great Jon! See you soon.

boatto5er
04-10-2012, 12:08 PM
Armed Forced Day Trivia:

When was Armed Forces Day first formally announced?

Extra Credit: Who was the President at the time of the first Armed Forces Day?

Bonus Point: What service did not discontinue it's own service day celebration (but does fully participate in and support Armed Forces Day)?

jayc
04-10-2012, 01:28 PM
August 31,1949 and the President was Harry S. Truman

boatto5er
04-10-2012, 01:45 PM
August 31,1949 and the President was Harry S. Truman

Don't know if Jay got that because he's a transplanted Texan or because he's a Grand Canyon owner :rolleyes:???

Still need an answer to the bonus question.

hcriddle
04-10-2012, 05:27 PM
My guess on the bonus question is the Marine Corps. They still celebrate their birthday on Nov 10th every year. I believe the first official ball was around 1925.

wrong answer but I will hold off to give others the opportunity to answer.

jayc
04-10-2012, 05:56 PM
Gus, I'll ALWAYS be a Texan, regardless of where I'm living! Being a Grand Canyon owner simply means I'm deeper in debt... I'm pretty good with Google search!

hcriddle
04-10-2012, 06:07 PM
Me too Jay! I can't bring myself to change my state on my profile until the house closes in May. I am holding out as long as I can! I am loving living in the Bighorn. There are only three coaches on the lane I am parked on at Lehman's and all three are Bighorns. I haven't had time to check out the latest folks to come in and the other one must be a seasonal camper because I have not seen anyone there since I got here 2 months ago.

jayc
04-10-2012, 06:14 PM
Buddy, congrats on selling the house! See you next weekend.

AmyMattJungeandtheboys
04-10-2012, 07:37 PM
Haha. That's what makes it so fun is everyone is still young at heart.

boatto5er
04-10-2012, 08:17 PM
My guess on the bonus question is the Marine Corps. They still celebrate their birthday on Nov 10th every year. I believe the first official ball was around 1925.

wrong answer but I will hold off to give others the opportunity to answer.

Correct answer is The Marine Corps

boatto5er
04-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Haha. That's what makes it so fun is everyone is still young at heart.

Yep - that is so true!

boatto5er
04-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Here's a couple of interesting notes on conveniences at the campground:

Beach parking lot for campground guests (space for 155 vechicles) 1 block from the beach. You'll need your mirror hang tag you get at registration. I think this is the best parking for going to the boardwalk.

Bicycle path to the beach and boardwalk - only 1.5 miles and flat! For those of you bringing bikes, although I suppose the more adventuresome could walk it.

porthole
04-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Golf cart path?

Vtxkid
04-13-2012, 12:58 PM
Duane, people have driven their GC's to Boneshakers at the corner of General Booth and Oceana Blvd (biker/ sports bar). and also over to the country store which is indirectly connected to the travel park but thats about it.

camperjohn08
04-13-2012, 05:54 PM
My BigHorn 3010RE has been built.. hopefully it will be sitting on site 844 in May.. Still awaiting word on the delivery date and when it will be in my back yard to start stocking it up.. and installing the necessary goodies and back-up camera system.. Oh yea.. did I also say ... figuring out how to properly back her up too..:confused:
Now on that beer thing.. Will there be any left for the Rest of Us?? :cool:

Last word.. unit arrived @ the dealer on the 13th.. but now I have to wait for them to prep it, and add a couple of items I paid for but the "Factory" didn't install, even though it was on the contract build list.. bummmer..:(

porthole
04-13-2012, 09:54 PM
Duane, people have driven their GC's to Boneshakers at the corner of General Booth and Oceana Blvd (biker/ sports bar). and also over to the country store which is indirectly connected to the travel park but thats about it.

Take my golf cart to a biker bar - don't think so Jerry, guess I'll have to bring the big wheels :cool:

Vtxkid
04-15-2012, 11:10 AM
Take my golf cart to a biker bar - don't think so Jerry, guess I'll have to bring the big wheels :cool:
Bring it on Duane, i'll ride with yah! :cool:

dick12444
04-24-2012, 11:51 AM
Unfortunately, plans have changed and we won't be able to make it to Virginia Beach. Hopefully, we will make the Fall Rally. We just cancelled our reservation for Super Site #847.
Dick and Debbie Hazel

boatto5er
04-24-2012, 06:22 PM
Unfortunately, plans have changed and we won't be able to make it to Virginia Beach. Hopefully, we will make the Fall Rally. We just cancelled our reservation for Super Site #847.
Dick and Debbie Hazel

Dick and Debbie - hate to hear that. Hopefully we'll see you again soon!

Gus and Debra

hillsonwheels
04-28-2012, 07:45 PM
Sorry.........we are not gonna make the rally. Continuing health issues with Ms. Reta are requiring lots of followup MD visits. We are trying to get her up and "rallying" as quickly as we can.

I"m gonna call the CG tomorrow and canx. So, our site should be available.

Safe trippin' to all who are gonna be able to make the rally.

Dick

boatto5er
04-28-2012, 08:04 PM
Sorry to hear y'all won't make it, but Reta's health is much more important. Hope to see you down the road soon.

gschaaf
04-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Dick sorry to here ya won't be at the rally. We hope Reta starts feeling better real soon and gets back on the rally trail.


Fran and Glenn

Vtxkid
04-29-2012, 09:17 AM
Was looking forward to seeing you Dick. Hope things good good on the follow-ups with the DW. See you down the road!

JJnVA
04-30-2012, 09:36 AM
Shur going to miss seeing you and Reta in Virginia Beach. Wishing much better health for Reta quickly. 'Til we meet again at the next Rally.....

Sorry.........we are not gonna make the rally. Continuing health issues with Ms. Reta are requiring lots of followup MD visits. We are trying to get her up and "rallying" as quickly as we can.

I"m gonna call the CG tomorrow and canx. So, our site should be available.

Safe trippin' to all who are gonna be able to make the rally.

Dick

JJnVA
04-30-2012, 09:42 AM
We're now less than three weeks away from the VB Rally....just a reminder to bring at least two non-perishable food items for our Heartland Gives Back charity event benefitting the FoodBank of the Virginia Peninsula. Looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun HOC event!

boatto5er
04-30-2012, 12:24 PM
We're now less than three weeks away from the VB Rally....just a reminder to bring at least two non-perishable food items for our Heartland Gives Back charity event benefitting the FoodBank of the Virginia Peninsula. Looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun HOC event!

Thanks for the great reminder. Also, keep in mind - We are supporting TWO Charities this year (Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and Samaritan House)- so bring items for both. With the number of folks we have coming, we should be able to give a lot to both and set the bar high for future rallies.

boatto5er
04-30-2012, 07:40 PM
Don't forget our theme and site decorating contest!

19010

dieselsweetheart
04-30-2012, 08:35 PM
We just might make this one. I put in for some time off on that Friday...since we moved, it seems we are about 4 hours away. Will keep you posted.

boatto5er
04-30-2012, 08:43 PM
We just might make this one. I put in for some time off on that Friday...since we moved, it seems we are about 4 hours away. Will keep you posted.

Come on over Cheryl and Jim. Love to see y'all again.

dieselsweetheart
05-01-2012, 09:26 AM
We are booked on Site 24. See y'all on Friday evening...

boatto5er
05-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Great news - look forward to seeing y'all again!;)

dbylinski
05-01-2012, 05:15 PM
We are booked on Site 24. See y'all on Friday evening...

Surprise, surprise! Yahoo!

boatto5er
05-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Getting close folks, less that 3 weeks now. I still need a few volunteers:

A couple of more folks (Lathams and Conleys already signed up) to bring some pastries on Friday morning. Also one person to bring a big jug of Orange Juice. I will have three tables but we may need one or two more. Plan on bringing your own chairs. I only have three and that could get real cozy! (This will be on Site 823)

Suggestion for an activity for 80+ people on Saturday night after dinner. My mind is a blank on this right now. (Suggestion also means you run it :))

AND FINALLY - REMINDERS: Don't forget our two charities and our site decorations.

More to follow soon.

f250dieseldad
05-02-2012, 05:18 PM
Gus, We can bring the juice and we have at least one folding table, maybe two.

boatto5er
05-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks John, you and Jon and Patti are nominated. With all the hardcore Coffee drinkers, if each of you brings one big container, we should have plenty.

dieselsweetheart
05-03-2012, 03:53 PM
We received a call from the CG today that due to a cancellation we are being moved up to site 835. Works for us!

boatto5er
05-03-2012, 04:29 PM
I'm pleased to announce that our Friday evening meal is being provided by Chesapeake RV Solutions.19073

A big thanks to Tim and Jackie Loen for their support to the club.

And a special thanks to Keith (Santa) Lindgren for coordinating with Tim and Jackie.

camperjohn08
05-03-2012, 05:36 PM
I'm pleased to announce that our Friday evening meal is being provided by Chesapeake RV Solutions.19073

A big thanks to Tim and Jackie Loen for their support to the club. Must be all that money they made off of US when we brought our New BH3010RE....:rolleyes: Am glad that they are doing that though.. Free Food is always a Good Thing..;)

camperjohn08
05-03-2012, 05:40 PM
Getting close folks, less that 3 weeks now. I still need a few volunteers:

A couple of more folks (Lathams and Conleys already signed up) to bring some pastries on Friday morning. Also one person to bring a big jug of Orange Juice. I will have three tables but we may need one or two more. Plan on bringing your own chairs. I only have three and that could get real cozy! (This will be on Site 823)

Suggestion for an activity for 80+ people on Saturday night after dinner. My mind is a blank on this right now. (Suggestion also means you run it :))

AND FINALLY - REMINDERS: Don't forget our two charities and our site decorations.

More to follow soon. I just reminded Nancy that I had volunteered "Her" to bring Breakfast items.. :rolleyes:

boatto5er
05-03-2012, 06:45 PM
I just reminded Nancy that I had volunteered "Her" to bring Breakfast items.. :rolleyes:

You are a brave man John!:p

PSF513
05-05-2012, 05:38 AM
In the interest of expanding opportunities for everyone while you are in Virginia Beach, I thought I should inform you that May 11 - 13 will feature monster trucks on the beach. Bring your earplugs. So much for a quiet stroll on the beach

boatto5er
05-05-2012, 07:26 AM
In the interest of expanding opportunities for everyone while you are in Virginia Beach, I thought I should inform you that May 11 - 13 will feature monster trucks on the beach. Bring your earplugs. So much for a quiet stroll on the beach

Glad I won't be there until the next weekend!

jnbhobe
05-05-2012, 10:58 AM
Darn I'll miss it !!

boatto5er
05-07-2012, 09:12 PM
10 days to go folks!

camperjohn08
05-07-2012, 09:15 PM
10 days to go folks!And our home away from home "IS" ready to roll.. except for the food in the refer......:cool:

boatto5er
05-09-2012, 07:17 AM
There may be a SuperSite available. Call the campground to check. I have no control over their assignment...:angel:

camperjohn08
05-09-2012, 08:19 AM
There may be a SuperSite available. Call the campground to check. I have no control over their assignment...:angel:???
We will be on Site 844 starting tomorrow (10 May)... Our First Outing with the New Rig.. See ya when you all arrive next week.............;)

boatto5er
05-09-2012, 11:06 AM
It was a general comment for everyone John. :-)


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boatto5er
05-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Just a few days remaining. I sent an email this morning with a few advance documents, but am also posting here in case anyone's email fails or I missed someone. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Don't forget the Site decorating, and Heartland gives back charities!

fordtech 2008
05-13-2012, 02:11 PM
our camper is sitting on site 841 we will be there friday night.

boatto5er
05-13-2012, 02:24 PM
I need a few more tables for Friday night - at least four more. Any volunteers?

davebennington
05-13-2012, 04:34 PM
Gus

I can bring a table.

dave

f250dieseldad
05-13-2012, 04:44 PM
Gus, We have two small folding tables.

Flying Dutchman
05-13-2012, 06:28 PM
Also have a table. You should be good.

boatto5er
05-13-2012, 07:01 PM
Thanks everyone!

jnbhobe
05-13-2012, 07:03 PM
Me too, Me too

boatto5er
05-14-2012, 10:52 AM
19280

Looks like a nice weekend shaping up!


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porthole
05-14-2012, 11:59 AM
19280

Looks like a nice weekend shaping up!




Great - someone had to throw a wrench in the gears - and a boater to boot!

boatto5er
05-14-2012, 12:17 PM
Great - someone had to throw a wrench in the gears - and a boater to boot!

I only report what's already out there :rolleyes:. But I do recall that day of forecasted perfect weather, on the Potomac River, when the Coast Guard came on the radio with a Pan-Pan weather warning. Turning around to see that enormous black cloud behind me was an eye-opener. Found out how much fuel a 454ci four-barrel burned at WOT for 15 minutes!

boatto5er
05-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Debra and I should be in early to mid-afternoon on Thursday. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

jnbhobe
05-15-2012, 01:41 PM
We got here about 11 am. there are about 15 rigs here with 6 or 7 occupied. We'll leave the light on for ya'll.

JWalker
05-15-2012, 02:29 PM
We got here about 11 am. there are about 15 rigs here with 6 or 7 occupied. We'll leave the light on for ya'll.

Jon,
What route did you take from Erie?

jnbhobe
05-15-2012, 06:04 PM
I would go breezewood to 522 to 37 to I-81 to 17 to I-66 & 17 to 17 to I-95 TO I-295 to I-64 to I-264 to exit 22

boatto5er
05-15-2012, 06:56 PM
My living room looks like a picnic gone haywire. Plates, plastic utensils, decorations, cups, condiments, coffee, creamer, sugar - all over the place.Need to figure out how to trick the grandkids into loading it all into the trailer! I know - I'll tell them not to put that stuff in the RV! They always do the opposite. :)

camperjohn08
05-15-2012, 07:18 PM
My living room looks like a picnic gone haywire. Plates, plastic utensils, decorations, cups, condiments, coffee, creamer, sugar - all over the place.Need to figure out how to trick the grandkids into loading it all into the trailer! I know - I'll tell them not to put that stuff in the RV! They always do the opposite. :)
KEEP an eye out for those darn Pickle Jars Gus....................:rolleyes:

boatto5er
05-15-2012, 07:55 PM
KEEP an eye out for those darn Pickle Jars Gus....................:rolleyes:

:eek:Acckkkk! I still have Pickle Jar nightmares!

dbylinski
05-16-2012, 09:41 AM
:eek:Acckkkk! I still have Pickle Jar nightmares!

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boatto5er
05-16-2012, 09:49 AM
Close...:rolleyes:

boatto5er
05-16-2012, 01:13 PM
Almost done with work for the day! WERK!!!:mad: Need to pick up the trailer at son's house. After all the rain we've had, it should be fun getting it out of the lot. She'll need a bath for sure. Got most of our stuff organized and ready to load. Will load up tonight and tomorrow morning and be on our way. Possibly a stop in Fredericksburg for a bath at the Blue Beacon. Hope to be in by mid-afternoon. Everyone drive safely. See you there!

JWalker
05-16-2012, 03:11 PM
What is the Blue Beacon?

jnbhobe
05-16-2012, 03:19 PM
What is the Blue Beacon?

Its a truck wash Jamie, maybe Gus can get us some discount coupons. LOL

boatto5er
05-16-2012, 03:23 PM
What is the Blue Beacon?

Truck Wash at the intersection of I-95 and US17 just north of Fredericksburg, VA at exit 133B. $45 and up depending on what all you want done. I normally go for just the basic soap wash and rinse.

JWalker
05-16-2012, 03:50 PM
Its a truck wash Jamie, maybe Gus can get us some discount coupons. LOL

I thought I would give Gus a shiny quarter to clean the bugs of the front cap. That's all I need.

porthole
05-17-2012, 09:05 PM
I thought I would give Gus a shiny quarter to clean the bugs of the front cap. That's all I need.

Thats all Gus charges?

Hey Gus - i'll give you 3 shiny quarters if I can jump the line in front of Jamey!

Randy
05-17-2012, 09:19 PM
Gus & Debra, Santha and I wish we could attend. We wish all of you a good time and yes we are jealous.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

boatto5er
05-17-2012, 10:10 PM
Thats all Gus charges?

Hey Gus - i'll give you 3 shiny quarters if I can jump the line in front of Jamey!

I'll get right on it Duane. Please hold your breath until I'm done.


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boatto5er
05-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Gus & Debra, Santha and I wish we could attend. We wish all of you a good time and yes we are jealous.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Thanx Randy, wish you could have joined us. Big crowd here already.


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davebennington
05-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Nice Rally Gus, I wish you could have turned down the wind a little. Here is the group parting shot.

dave