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dieselengineer
04-17-2012, 07:57 PM
8295 Brick Granary Road, Lincoln, DE 19960

Venue:
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Delaware Jellystone Park
8295 Brick Granary Road
Lincoln, DE 19960
(302) 491-6614 Mention Heartland Owners Club!!!
www.delawarejellystone.com (http://www.delawarejellystone.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: /A
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: /A


Details:
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From: 10/5/2012 to: 10/7/2012
Number of sites held: 20 Sites are: 112 to 121, and 151 (DE chapter leader site) to 142
Site fee: $65 per night (this is considered a holiday w/e) BEFORE 10% discount "American Heroes" discount given to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, teachers, disabled vets, active military.... inquire about any additional discount when making reservation. Note: Good Sam Discount only available in-season
Club Member Event fee: $0
Non-Club Member fee: $20 per rig
Potluck: No, Dinner Out
Dinner date: 10/6/2012
Time: TBA


Contact:
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Event Leader: dieselsweetheart (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=426)


Additional Info:
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Tina would like to have everyone booked NO LATER than 5/5/12, this is a resort CG so sites will fill, esp. for event w/e's. Each w/e in October is a Halloween celebration event. This weekend is considered a holiday because of their Halloween celebrations.
Inaugural Rally... the First one in the First State! Never seen or tried before!!!
Make your own reservation, make sure you mention Heartland Owners Club.
Mention discount availability when making reservation.
Halloween celebration each w/e. Bring along decorations. Site contest, trick-or-treating in CG.
This is Columbus day w/e. I will check on rate for Sunday if you'd like to stay the extra night. $50 per night ahead of the w/e. (Prior to Friday)
Please check back for additional info.


Attendees:

Jim and Cheryl Horst # 151
Earl and Barbara Blansfield # 113
John and Deb Bylinski # 118
John and Mary Ann Proto # 112
Arthur and Margaret #114
Bob and Betty Floyd #111
Craig Zinter #147

Tentative Schedule of Activities:

NOTE: This is a work in progress. As plans are firmed up, we will post.

Friday night: Welcome to the rally. Set-up, meet and greet, dinner by the fire. Don't forget your pie irons or hot dog forks! Themed basket raffle tickets will go on sale. All proceeds from this raffle will go to our chosen organization. (see below)

Saturday: Scavenger hunt of landmarks in Lewes. Bring your cameras/cell phone cameras for proof you have found them! Someone will be a winner! Other tours of Rehoboth and local areas on your own.

Dinner at Irish Eyes, Lewes, with a view of the inlet. http://www.irisheyespub.com/lewes.html

There will be no potluck at this rally. Charity raffle drawing at the fire.

Sunday: Farewell healthy breakfast provided by Cheryl and Jim.

Heartland Gives Back Initiative:

The DE chapter has chosen once again Home of the Brave as it's charity. For additional information on this organization, please see


http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/


As we get closer to the rally date, we will post an updated needs list for them. Proceeds from the themed basket raffle will also go to this organization.

porthole
04-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Ya didn't like the 9 empty weeks between Lake George and Berlin???

And Am I missing something? I don't see next weeks camp out on the many choices for rally boards

//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/28331-Camp-out-get-together

Rottiesmom
04-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Is this the same place we were at last year?

dieselsweetheart
04-17-2012, 08:49 PM
Duane,

Not sure what you mean about the outing for next w/e.... there hasn't been much chatter lately...it's a state park and appropriate sites for Heartland rigs went fast...

AND....you mean why didn't we book our rally in July??? Have you had a blow to the head lately????

Need I remind you....that 103 degree weather and camping in Delaware don't mix?

and besides, Jim and I may have "personal" business during that time. How about a 10th anniversary (yes, 10 LONG YEARS) trip for 2 weeks to Hawaii and a week in California from July to August? Then I have to go back to work.

Summer in Delaware. Camping. 103 degree heat.

'nuff said my brother!

:-)

dieselsweetheart
04-17-2012, 08:55 PM
Yes, and it IS the same place as we were at last year.

Now before you all get your guchies in a bunch... please trust me on this.

I'll just throw out a few key words and you can rest easy.

New event manager.
Very eager to please.
What can we do for you to make your rally great?
Fall.
Covered pavilion exclusively Heartland's.
New event manager
Fall
Willing to work with us.
Fall


There ya go! Everyone deserves a second chance, and I am comfortable in saying that 2nd time will be the charm.

;););)

dieselsweetheart
04-18-2012, 07:59 AM
http://www.delawarejellystone.com/pdf/sitemap2012.pdf

Site map.I have reserved us Sites 112 to 121 and 151 is my site...but down to 142 is blocked off for us. The sites with the Xs on them require 50 ft cable and water lines. When we occupy the pull thrus we will be able to create our own private area.

dieselsweetheart
04-18-2012, 08:22 AM
Ok, just off the phone with the CG. See new information on front page!

dbylinski
04-18-2012, 09:54 AM
Cheryl & Jim,

We will be calling the CG this week to make reservations.

Congratulations to you and the First State Chapter for posting a rally date so soon! Job well done!

porthole
04-18-2012, 10:23 PM
Not sure what you mean about the outing for next w/e....

It is not listed on the portal page.


And I do think our weather last year was a bit of an anomaly, 103+ is hot and above the norm. Just got to keep the hose in the pool.......................

porthole
04-18-2012, 10:25 PM
Yes, and it IS the same place as we were at last year.

Now before you all get your guchies in a bunch... please trust me on this.

I'll just throw out a few key words and you can rest easy.

New event manager.
Very eager to please.
What can we do for you to make your rally great?
Fall.
Covered pavilion exclusively Heartland's.
New event manager
Fall
Willing to work with us.
Fall


There ya go! Everyone deserves a second chance, and I am comfortable in saying that 2nd time will be the charm.

;););)

It was just a couple of bumps, really wasn't that bad. Had the weather been a bit cooler........ No thunder phobic pup this year either.

dieselsweetheart
04-18-2012, 11:29 PM
Ok, then I take that to mean you'll be joining us this year, eh Duane? Firefighters get 10% off the rate!

dalspot
04-19-2012, 08:56 AM
We're booked on site # 149 for Friday and Saturday night - for now. We will add one more day on either Thursday or Sunday, not sure at this point.

boatto5er
04-19-2012, 09:13 AM
We are planning on coming. Give me a few days to confirm plans and get a reservation. At least it shouldn't be 103 this year and we'll try to arrive before 9:30 at night this time. (But then we did have a big crowd watching us back into our site last year! - I think most were waiting for me to hit something, sort of like those who watch races to see the wrecks. Sorry it was so boring.)

dieselsweetheart
04-19-2012, 12:54 PM
Great news Karen and Gus....Ya Gus we can watch you back in during the daytime too...doesn't need to be dark outside like it is for Duane...

boatto5er
04-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Great news Karen and Gus....Ya Gus we can watch you back in during the daytime too...doesn't need to be dark outside like it is for Duane...

Backing 40' for the first time at night onto those narrow gravel sites (at least mine was narrow) off the fairly narrow road, was fun. But fortunately Duane and Don had the area well lit with the carts. I'm going for a pull thru this time!

porthole
04-19-2012, 04:20 PM
Ok, then I take that to mean you'll be joining us this year, eh Duane? Firefighters get 10% off the rate!


Maybe, can't say for sure though, I go back to work that week.

dieselsweetheart
04-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Ok. See you next weekend anyway! I can't wait to see Molly again and meet the new guy!

f250dieseldad
04-20-2012, 03:10 PM
Okay we are in site #118. We will arrive on Friday and depart on Monday.

dieselsweetheart
04-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Gotcha John!

dieselsweetheart
04-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Give serious thought to booking this week for the rally....with the short notice comes a short time to get your reservations in.....give the CG a call ASAP! Thanks!!!

eblansfield
05-01-2012, 08:55 AM
We are booked in #113. See you all there.

dieselsweetheart
05-01-2012, 09:02 AM
Yay Earl! Welcome to our group! This will be your first rally with us....

dieselsweetheart
05-02-2012, 06:50 AM
Have y'all forgotten about lil ol' Delaware?? Don't have many signed up for our rally! I know it was last minute deciding if we would have our first one this year....but would like to see more bookings. The campground is not going to want to hold up our sites for much longer...so hurry and book today!!! We'd love to have you as our guest for the chapter's first official rally!!!

boatto5er
05-02-2012, 06:56 AM
Have y'all forgotten about lil ol' Delaware?? Don't have many signed up for our rally! I know it was last minute deciding if we would have our first one this year....but would like to see more bookings. The campground is not going to want to hold up our sites for much longer...so hurry and book today!!! We'd love to have you as our guest for the chapter's first official rally!!!

We're still getting treated for the Heat Exhaustion from last year:rolleyes:. (JUST KIDDING!!!!)Seriously, have to wait until we see how MIL enjoys going with us before we can commit. Do you know when the CG is taking back the sites?

dieselsweetheart
05-02-2012, 01:12 PM
She didn't want to hold them for too long. I need to give her a call this week but when we chatted she wanted them back around the 10th of May...

boatto5er
05-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Ugh...We'll have to wait. Really want to come, but have to wait til after the VA rally. Hopefully everything will go well on our end and the CG will still have sites available.

TomSt
05-02-2012, 05:41 PM
The Rally is still on the list of 'maybe' we will have to decide the last minute on how our returning schedule looks. Good Luck!

tom & mary

dieselsweetheart
05-07-2012, 06:25 AM
Keeping the thread up front.....book now!!!!

dieselsweetheart
05-20-2012, 07:32 AM
Putting a challenge out there.....with the end of another w/e and another rally somewhere.....I'm challenging 2 rigs to sign on this week!!!! Can we get 2 owners to call the CG this week and book a site?? We have 4 attendees, can I get 6? Book now for Delaware's brand new chapter's first rally!!! You know you want to.....

dieselsweetheart
05-22-2012, 08:24 AM
I am nothing if I'm not persistent. Where are my bookings? Gonna have to move back to PA I guess!!!!:confused:

dbylinski
05-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Keep trying Cheryl! I think it's the short notice but......

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dieselsweetheart
05-22-2012, 01:20 PM
I'm sure it's the short notice. People already had their vacation time requested. Oh well, I enjoy small intimate groups too!

dbylinski
05-22-2012, 01:23 PM
We may be small but we'll be mighty!

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nomare
05-24-2012, 11:23 AM
Hey Cheryl: Just signed up for your rally. We're site #112.

Mary Ann & John Proto

dieselsweetheart
05-24-2012, 08:19 PM
Yay Mary Ann and John!! Thank you! It will be great to have you!

dieselsweetheart
05-29-2012, 06:56 AM
Met 50% of my sign-up goal of 2 for last week.....can I get 2 sign-ups this week??? C'mon folks...you know you want to see Delaware in the fall! The ocean water is still warm down here....

truknutt
05-29-2012, 08:49 AM
We're waiting 'til the last minute! Just like the Re-up NCO, he knows he's gotcha so he waits 'til he needs ya (to make his mission quota)!

dieselsweetheart
05-29-2012, 09:35 AM
thanks Dave... I know you'll keep me in suspense till then!

dieselsweetheart
06-18-2012, 09:02 PM
A big welcome to the Delaware rally....Margaret and Arthur (sam n' sam)....!! We met these fine folks at the NY rally (their first Heartland rally) and are looking forward to being their hosts in Delaware! Thank you for signing on! Have a wonderful summer RVing! :cool:

truknutt
06-19-2012, 09:07 AM
Yeah, Margaret & Arthur....I still Double-Dog Dare ya', Arthur!

Dave

craftynana
07-01-2012, 02:29 PM
8295 Brick Granary Road, Lincoln, DE 19960

Venue:
------------------------------

Delaware Jellystone Park
8295 Brick Granary Road
Lincoln, DE 19960
(302) 491-6614 Mention Heartland Owners Club!!!
www.delawarejellystone.com (http://www.delawarejellystone.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: /A
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: /A


Details:
------------------------------

From: 10/5/2012 to: 10/7/2012
Number of sites held: 20 Sites are: 112 to 121, and 151 (DE chapter leader site) to 142
Site fee: $65 per night (this is considered a holiday w/e) BEFORE 10% discount "American Heroes" discount given to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, teachers, disabled vets, active military.... inquire about any additional discount when making reservation. Note: Good Sam Discount only available in-season
Club Member Event fee: $0
Non-Club Member fee: $20 per rig
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 10/6/2012
Potluck time: 6p


Contact:
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Event Leader: dieselsweetheart (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=426)


Additional Info:
------------------------------
Tina would like to have everyone booked NO LATER than 5/5/12, this is a resort CG so sites will fill, esp. for event w/e's. Each w/e in October is a Halloween celebration event. This weekend is considered a holiday because of their Halloween celebrations.
Inaugural Rally... the First one in the First State! Never seen or tried before!!!
Make your own reservation, make sure you mention Heartland Owners Club.
Mention discount availability when making reservation.
Halloween celebration each w/e. Bring along decorations. Site contest, trick-or-treating in CG.
This is Columbus day w/e. I will check on rate for Sunday if you'd like to stay the extra night. $50 per night ahead of the w/e. (Prior to Friday)
Please check back for additional info.


Attendees:

Jim and Cheryl Horst # 151
Earl and Barbara Blansfield # 113
John and Deb Bylinski # 118
Tom and Karen Darling # 149
John and Mary Ann Proto # 115
Arthur and Margaret #114


Bob and Betty Floyd

dieselsweetheart
07-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Bob and Betty, I take it this means you will be joining us!! Great news! What site do you have?

dieselsweetheart
08-22-2012, 02:05 PM
Hey everybody, for those of you despairing over the coming-to-an-end of the 2012 camping season...take heart....take heart and have a heart! Give the campground a call and join us for our rally! We have chosen "Home of the Brave" as our organization...please see the first post of the thread...and come out and support the Delaware Chapter!!

Home of the Brave gladly accepts:



*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifCash donations

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifGift Certificates
*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifOffice supplies
*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifPostage stamps

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifPhone cards

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifPillows

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifBed linens

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifPots & Pans

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifSmall appliances

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifCanned goods

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifCoffee and creamer

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifBaked goods

*http://www.home-of-the-brave.org/tp.gifSugar

dieselsweetheart
09-18-2012, 07:00 PM
Countdown to the rally!! Don't forget to check in frequently for updates....our charity is HOME OF THE BRAVE....stay tuned!!!

dieselsweetheart
09-20-2012, 09:29 AM
Attention Heartland owners!!! There is still time to book for this rally!!! If you are thinking you could use one more weekend away at a rally...there are STILL sites available in our Heartland area!!!! There are about 5 sites left, so call the CG if you'd like to come out and join us. But book before THIS SUNDAY (the 23rd) because the sites will go out to the general public. Now, the lady tells me there are still sites available in the campground, so even if you decide to attend next week, still give them a call and I bet there will still be sites available.

Jim and I are going to finalize our Saturday agenda this weekend (sorry it's late but I've been running back and forth to Pgh so much it has consumed a lot of my free time)...so check back on Saturday evening....

But keep in mind that there will be NO potluck at this rally on Saturday. We wanted to switch things up a bit this time.

Thanks and have a great weekend everyone!!!

dbylinski
09-20-2012, 09:50 AM
But keep in mind that there will be NO potluck at this rally on Saturday. We wanted to switch things up a bit this time.

Thanks and have a great weekend everyone!!!

Oh wow! Does this mean that you and Jim will be taking us out for dinner??? Lol!!!!

Question, will the horses still be running at Harrington. Would like to take a side trip to the track.

dieselsweetheart
09-20-2012, 11:56 AM
Deb...we are going out to dinner somewhere, we are working on that part of the agenda this w/e....are we picking up the tab? Only if we hit the lottery between now and then!!! lol

I checked the racing schedule....there are no races on the w/e's on Oct....races are M-Th. But the casino is always open!

dbylinski
09-20-2012, 12:05 PM
Thanks Cheryl, I'll bring the quarters! By all means you can pick up the tab so good luck with you tickets!

Miller0758
09-22-2012, 07:08 AM
Deb, will you take the ferry or drive around to get there?

kowAlski631
09-22-2012, 07:31 AM
Hi - even though we don't yet have our 5th wheel (we're waiting on the delivery sometime mid-October) are we welcome to come visit at the rally? We'd make just a day trip of it since we live in Maryland, but would like to meet some of the owners & find out what the rallies are all about. We love the idea of giving back to this charity since we are both former military. If this is just for those with actual rigs only, not the ones on order, no prob - but if not, please let me know.

Ski & Mack

dalspot
09-22-2012, 07:36 AM
Unfortunately we had to cancel this trip due to dog issues.

We'll see you all in NJ tho.

Karen


Karen

dbylinski
09-22-2012, 09:51 AM
We always drive around. You save no time with a 90 minute voyage and usually come out cheaper with fuel & tolls versus paying by the foot plus passengers.

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dbylinski
09-22-2012, 09:53 AM
Karen we will miss you for sure. Maybe you can join us for dinner.

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dbylinski
09-22-2012, 09:59 AM
Ski & Mack we would love for you to stop by and introduce yourselves. Just let us know when you plan to visit so we make sure we are home for you. You may want to join us for dinner and I am sure you would be welcome. Looking forward to meeting you.

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dieselsweetheart
09-22-2012, 08:02 PM
Ski and Mack, of course you are welcome to join us! They have cabins...why not rent for the w/e and be with us the entire time.... I do plan some time in Lewes for a scavenger hunt and dinner down at the harbor...drop me a message and we can chat!!!

dieselsweetheart
09-22-2012, 08:03 PM
Karen, sorry you had to cancel. We'll see you next year I guess...Killens in the spring!!

kowAlski631
09-23-2012, 06:50 AM
Thanks so much! We will let you all know when we plan to be there. Just didn't want to assume it was ok & show up. We'll firm up & advise. Don't think we can be there the entire weekend, but would like to come up & at least get out feet wet by meeting people we've been reading about.

kowAlski631
09-23-2012, 06:51 AM
Thanks so much! We will advise as soon as we do get our plans made. Look forward to actually meeting you all!

dbylinski
09-23-2012, 08:26 AM
Thanks so much! We will advise as soon as we do get our plans made. Look forward to actually meeting you all!

Thanks for your reply and we are looking forward to meeting you!

dalspot
09-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Deb, we are thinking about doing just that. We are involved in a major renovation at our daughter's place so we also need to see where we are on that.


Karen

dieselsweetheart
09-23-2012, 08:11 PM
As part of our day "out" in Lewes on Saturday, dinner will be at Irish Eyes (Lewes). It's a very nice restaurant along the inlet where we can watch the boats go by, the fishing boats coming in...if it's a nice sunny day the screened-in porch will be a great place to have dinner. The menu offers sandwiches, burgers, and full dinners. There will be a "seek and find" contest using clues that depict places in Lewes, so bring your cameras (if you have a camera on your cell phone, that will work!)

You are welcome to venture into the beach at Rehoboth as well on Saturday, if you'd like before you begin your search using our clues. Dinner will be on the early side (4-ish) so we can get back to the campfire and raffle off the basket. Remember, all proceeds go to the Home of the Brave so I hope your pockets will be deep!

Link to Irish Eyes:

http://www.irisheyespub.com/lewes.html

dieselsweetheart
09-28-2012, 01:28 PM
Also happening in Georgetown on rally weekend....Wings and Wheels...at the G-town airport!! We checked this out about 3 years ago and it was fun to see all the fly-ins! It's in the morning, best to get there when it opens!

http://www.wings-wheels.com/

dbylinski
09-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Works out great for a morning person like me!

dieselsweetheart
09-29-2012, 09:07 AM
Just to clarify, the dinner bill at Irish Eyes is up to each couple, sorry...don't have a budget for dinner out!

dieselsweetheart
10-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Also happening in Lewes...CRAFT FAIR on Saturday!!! Ladies!!!

October Craft Show 2012 (http://www.historiclewes.org/events/october-craft-show-2012) Oct 6, 2012

"Lewes is a quaint historic town located in coastal Sussex County, Delaware, within easy driving distance of major metropolitan areas. Lewes is an exciting destination for Craft buyers with its wealth of historical sights, museums, unique shops, restaurants and pristine beaches. The grounds of The Lewes Historical Society are located near the downtown shopping district. The Historic Complex consists of numerous historic buildings that are open to the public. These houses and museums, surrounded by trees and gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for the Craft Fair."

retrieved from http://www.historiclewes.org/events

dieselsweetheart
10-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Just spoke with "Home of the Brave" Something else always needed is postage stamps and mailing envelopes. Thanks!!

dieselsweetheart
10-04-2012, 08:15 AM
I am not sure how many of you are tuning into the thread here, I haven't heard from you in awhile. Rest assured that the rally is on as planned, with Jim taking over the helm for the weekend. Some of you had heard that I had to move my parents out of their home where they lived for 57 years into an assisted living facility, and this has not been easy for them, especially my mom, who just wants to go home. They have been there for 4 weeks, and my dad has been in the hospital for 3 weeks since then. They live in Pgh, I live in DE. I have been traveling home to be with them as they adjust to their new home. My dad however, has been in declining health, and I feel I need to be there as much as I can....because you just never know. I am also busy getting their house in order so we can put it on the market as soon as possible.

But the show must go on! I place the festivities for the weekend into Jim's very capable hands. This is our 4th rally, and although it will be in a new state, it will still have the feel of a "Jim and Cheryl" rally. The agenda is planned and I hope you all enjoy being together....

I would ask that you keep my parents in your thoughts. I hope you understand, that for right now, they are my priority.

Have a wonderful weekend, looks like the weather will cooperate, but it will be chilly on Sunday...

See you on down the road one day!

Cheryl

dbylinski
10-06-2012, 06:14 AM
Had a nice campfire last night and want to thank Betty Floyd for the Banana S'mores. Umm, Umm, Good!

jbeletti
10-06-2012, 06:39 AM
Cheryl,

Sorry to hear you must miss the rally but with what you must deal with, with your parents is well understood. You're a dedicated and loving daughter.

And, Jim can do it!

Have fun at the "first annual" DE rally everyone!

Rottiesmom
10-06-2012, 08:08 AM
We'll have to try them in Jersey the sound like they are awesome



Had a nice campfire last night and want to thank Betty Floyd for the Banana S'mores. Umm, Umm, Good!

dbylinski
10-07-2012, 07:24 AM
We'll have to try them in Jersey the sound like they are awesome

We still have the S'mores ingredients from Copake because the fire was too big and hot to roast the marshmallows so I think we can do that!

hillsonwheels
10-07-2012, 07:24 AM
Well the Hills crashed the rally! :eek: Getting to be like the Van Opstal's. We can show up anywhere. We have had fun. Haven't done much except yak and yuk it up with all the folks. Reta wanted to just hang close to the coach. Last night's campfire was another "Proto Family Comedy"....it was a hoot!!!!!!!! Thanks to Jim for hosting a great supper at Irish Eyes. Cheryl, sorry you couldn't be here, but family always trumps a rally!

dbylinski
10-07-2012, 10:12 AM
We are on our way back to NJ and guess what? It's pouring rain! Want to thank Jim for giving us a laid back event to further our friendships. After last week we really enjoyed the relaxing!

Sista Hill, you can surprise us in NJ but if not remember our flight plan and we'll see you in FL over the winter.

To everyone we had a great time with great friends. We will see some of you in 2 weeks and to those not making the trip to NJ we hope to see you next season!

Have fun, drive safe - love ya!

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dbylinski
10-07-2012, 10:16 AM
Had a nice Continental Breakfast this morning and turned our donations over to Home Of The Brave. We are glad to be able to help those who put their life on the line for our freedom.

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boatto5er
10-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Good looking crew, even with Dickie in the picture.


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dbylinski
10-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Good looking crew, even with Dickie in the picture.


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Gus do you mean "Dickle"?

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porthole
10-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Well the Hills crashed the rally! :eek:

figured the odds of that were good

dbylinski
10-07-2012, 01:15 PM
We are home safe and sound! Thanks again everyone and see you in Joisey!

dieselengineer
10-07-2012, 01:22 PM
Well another rally in the books (this is my fourth year of hosting rallys). Again, I want to thank everyone who came to the First Delaware Rally. For everyone who went down to the little coastal town of Lewes DE for the rally's "seek and find" I am sure you all had a blast. The pix(s) were great and Bob and Betty (with the help of their daughter) actually got the store owner "Marsha" to pose for the picture outside the store, Wow. John and Mary Ann (Proto's) won the "evening of movies" basket and (no John you can not win the seek and find if you never left the campground). The dinner at the Irish eyes was great and thanks again to Bob and Betty for the homemade pumpkin ice cream it was real good by the camp fire. Deb posted the picture of the Home of the Brave donations. Thanks everyone for digging deep and giving, there was a lot to stuff and I know they really can use it. See you all next year.

gschaaf
10-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Gee Whiz Dickle they let you in anywhere!!!! We would have liked to have been there but we had 4 of the grand kids for an overnight camp out on the living room floor. And if you can believe this I'm going to work tommoro!!!!!!

eblansfield
10-08-2012, 11:51 AM
Barbara and I really enjoyed ourselves this weekend at the Delaware Chapter Rally. It was our first Heartland Rally and we appreciate all of you for making us feel welcome. We will see you all out there at future events.


Thanks

Earl

hillsonwheels
10-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Well, "Dickle/Dikel/Dikle" (how in the heck do you spell my new nickname anyway?) and "Flash" made to Emporia, VA before calling it quits today. We had heavy rains and did not get as far as we would have liked but we are safely on a site for the night. Stopped at Stingray's just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel for some great crab cakes. And, :rolleyes: we got out of the bridge/tunnel complex without losing our bikes! :cool: Thanks again to Jim for a laid back rally.

dieselsweetheart
10-13-2012, 08:50 PM
My intuition to miss the rally and head to Pgh to be with my parents was right on....after spending a nice day with my dad and mom on Saturday, and heading back (getting as far as the Harrisburg area)...I was called back to Pgh when my dad was taken to the hospital early Sunday morning in respiratory failure. He spent Sunday and Monday morning on a ventilator (pretty hard for me seeing him like that)...got the tube out Monday at noon, looked ok, we had a long father-daughter chat Monday afternoon. Monday evening when I went back to visit he had a stroke. Told me his arm was heavy and he couldn't move his fingers. You can imagine how I felt. Downhill from there. Wednesday morning the doctors called me to ask how far I wanted to go for him because they believed he was very sick from lung disease and his stroke, and he would not recover. I made the decision to just keep him comfortable and take each moment at a time. I was able to bring my mom in (not in good health either)..and he knew her and said "I love you" and she said "I love you too." Wow. They talked a little bit, she stayed 4 1/2 hours, and she was tired. He said to take mom home...so my kids took her back home. After that he slept and was unresponsive. I spent the night Wednesday, all day Thursday, and prepared to spend Thursday night too. It was just him and me, music, and quiet time of memories and tears...I told him he needed to go...that I would not leave him.... and he began to quietly slip away around 10p...by 11:45p his heart had finally stopped.

I was where I needed to be, and I thank God he was pain-free and slept his way into heaven.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl

jimtoo
10-13-2012, 08:59 PM
How great that you got to spend the precious last moments with him.

You and your family are in our prayers.

Jim and Bette

Rottiesmom
10-13-2012, 09:18 PM
So sorry to hear of your lost thoughts and prayers with you and your family

cjhicks
10-13-2012, 10:16 PM
Sorry for your loss,we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

eblansfield
10-14-2012, 03:47 AM
We are sorry for your loss. I went through it with both my parents so I know how hard it is. However, I also know how special it was to spend time with them, and how comforting it was for me to know their suffering was over.

jbeletti
10-14-2012, 07:50 AM
Cheryl,

We are both so sorry for your loss. I'm happy that you and Dad were able to spend some special time together in his last days here. May Dad now rest in peace and comfort and may you, your Mother and the rest of your family be blessed with understanding, peace and comfort.

Jim and Nancy

jnbhobe
10-14-2012, 08:03 AM
Sorry for your loss Cheryl, you and your family are in our prayers.

dieselsweetheart
11-19-2012, 08:47 AM
Yesterday Jim and I finally got down to the Home of the Brave...home for 9 veterans temporarily down on their luck. This was really the first opportunity we had to go there together since we have spent many of our weekends in Pittsburgh.... we were able to turn over $70 we collected through the basket raffle, and a $100 check given to us by another club member. I also had 3 boxes of canned goods from my parents house we donated...and I had some money through memorial donations for my dad.

Thanks again for those of you who came to the DE rally and took part in the basket raffle and donated other much needed items on their list. Thank you for digging deep and being generous.

"Serving those who have served us."

Cheryl

jbeletti
11-19-2012, 09:02 AM
Awesome Cheryl and Jim. Thanks to you two as well as the DE rally attendees for your support of this cause.