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View Full Version : EVENT: Heartland Owners Camp-Out: VA, Temperanceville - 7/19/2012 to 7/23/2012



cjhicks
04-25-2012, 05:20 PM
8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442

Venue:
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Tall Pines Harbor Campground
8107 Tall Pines Lane
Temperanceville, VA 23442
none 757-824-0777
http://tallpinesharbor.com
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee:$0
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee:$0


Details:
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From: 7/19/2012 to: 7/23/2012
Number of sites held: 10
Site fee: $52.80 per night.
Club Member Event fee: None
Non-Club Member fee: None
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 7/21/2012
Potluck time: 6:00 PM


Contact:
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Event Leader: cjhicks(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=5033)

Current Attendee List:
Please note that the sites that we have reserved are large Pull-Thru Buddy Sites and you will be Awning to Awning

John and Mary Ann Proto Site 104B
Calvin and Judy Hicks Site 105A

John and Deb Bylinski Site 105B
John and Marsha Turnner Site 106A

Duane and Debbie Clause Site 106B
Eric and Dorthy Van Opstal Site 107A

Glen and Fran Schaaf Site 107B
Jim and Harriet Dahlgren Site 108A

Roger and Janet Burnham Site 108B
Jim and Leslie Pasch Site 109A

Additional Info:
Campground is having a Wet-n-wild Weekend / Bayrunner Raft Race. Check this out on the website.
Should be a lot of fun, some of us are already gearing up for this. Also we are only a short drive from Chincoteague Island, and the Pony Penning is starting (actual swim is Wednesday the 25th) on Saturday July 21,the Southern Herd will be in the pen and on Monday July23 at day break the Northern Herd will be brought down the beach to the pen. This is early enough that you should be able to see running and still get out of camp by 12 noon.
Remember when you call to register, to tell them you are with the HOC group.
If we fill all 10 sites we will receive a 10% discount.
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dbylinski
04-25-2012, 05:40 PM
Congratulations on organizing your first campout and creating your event through the event generator. Thanks for stepping up to give your Heartland friends one more opportunity to enjoy each others company. What you are doing is awesome! Keep up the good work!

Oh, by the way, John and I are on site 105B arriving 7/19 and departing Sunday or Monday. I can't say yet.

boatto5er
04-25-2012, 07:30 PM
Very nice idea! Wish we could commit, but just can't yet. I actually think John and Deb have a shorter drive than mine would be also! North or South, it's a haul either way.

f250dieseldad
04-25-2012, 08:16 PM
It's about 160 miles for us but about 4 and a half hours:mad: No good way to get there.

gschaaf
04-25-2012, 10:03 PM
Hi Calvin and Judy
Fran and I are going to try and make it I have to cover for my counterpart in work so I will ck the schedule when we get home from Alabama and I will give ya a call

porthole
04-26-2012, 10:28 AM
Hi Calvin and Judy

What section are you reserved in?
The Tall Pines website does not list that site fee on any location.

dbylinski
04-26-2012, 05:05 PM
Hi Calvin and Judy

What section are you reserved in?
The Tall Pines website does not list that site fee on any location.

Duane, I believe what is on the event post is the tax included version of the site fees. I checked my reservation and it does have the same amount but that includes our uncle (s)!

cjhicks
04-26-2012, 06:49 PM
Duane, We will be in the Purple Section and that is what was charged to us for a Deposit. If we book all 10 sites we will receive a 10% discount. We will call the Campground tomorrow to make sure of the charges
Hi Calvin and Judy

What section are you reserved in?
The Tall Pines website does not list that site fee on any location.

porthole
04-27-2012, 08:39 AM
OK Calvin thanks, there are now 4 sites left.

cjhicks
04-27-2012, 05:45 PM
Ok Duane., Glad that you can join us
OK Calvin thanks, there are now 4 sites left.

Rottiesmom
05-01-2012, 11:46 AM
Congrats on your first campout looks like its turning out to be a great one. We wish we could make it unfortunately family obligations that weekend but we are there in spirit!

Jim & Harriet
05-06-2012, 09:42 AM
This looks like a great location. Hope to be joining you!

dbylinski
05-06-2012, 12:38 PM
We would love to have you guys along! It's been too long since I've scratched Max's back! Hope you can work it into your schedule.

gschaaf
05-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Hey you guys can't go without us we are on site 107B. Coming in on 7/19/ to 7/23. See ya all in VA beach.

dbylinski
05-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Hey you guys can't go without us.

Darned right Glenn! We have all the boat masters aboard! Do you think you can make me a cardboard "Whaler" please buddy please, please, pretty please?

cjhicks
05-07-2012, 02:55 PM
Jim & Harriet, It will be good to see you agin if you can make it, there are only 3 sites left and we have them held until June 15th.
This looks like a great location. Hope to be joining you!

cjhicks
05-07-2012, 03:28 PM
Great , We are happy to hear that you will be able to join us, dont forget your bathing suits and be sure to get some squirt guns !!! We have several rafts and a couple of tubes Should be a FUN WEEKEND. Only 3 Sites Left !!!
Hey you guys can't go without us we are on site 107B. Coming in on 7/19/ to 7/23. See ya all in VA beach.

cjhicks
05-13-2012, 07:58 PM
We would like to welcome Jim and Harriet Dahlgren to our Camp-out. That leaves only 2 Sites left.

cjhicks
05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Today We took a ride down to Tall Pines Harbor Campground the site of our Camp-Out. We met one of the owners and took a look around . They have taken a old run down Campground and turned it into a very nice Campground. We first met the owners at Willow Tree in SC a couple of years ago and they told us that they had bought a Campground and were going to fix it up. The Campground is Gated and the Welcome Center looks a lot like Willow Tree's. the sites are large and clean. There are 2 Fishing Piers , a Sandy Beach and a pool. They have Golf Cart Rentals. They have horses and ponys on site with pony rides for the kids. There Calendar of Events for 2012 include 31 different Theme Weekends one of which is the Wet-n-Wild / Bayrunner Raft Race Weekend and they told us to let everyone that is attending our camp-out that weekend to be sure to bring Water Guns and a Supply of Water Ballons and if we enter the Raft Race our raft should have a "Heartland Theme or a Heartland Flag" it should be a lot of FUN !!

Jim-n-Leslie
05-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Leslie and I are set to attend this gathering. We will arrive on 19 July and depart on 23 July. We are set up on site RF9A, but Barbra at the campground said she is working to move us to the same site location as the others in the group. We can't wait!
Jim

dbylinski
05-24-2012, 01:31 PM
I can hear Gilligan already!!!!!!!

So glad Harriet & Jim can make it! Additionally pleased with seeing Jim and Leslie again! It is usually many months between sightings of you guys and we are going to see each other again so soon!!!! Yahoo!!

cjhicks
05-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Jim, We will call the Campground in the morning to find out why they put you in a different area. As far as we know there were 2 sites left unless some one else has made a reservation and they have not posted about it.
Leslie and I are set to attend this gathering. We will arrive on 19 July and depart on 23 July. We are set up on site RF9A, but Barbra at the campground said she is working to move us to the same site location as the others in the group. We can't wait!
Jim

cjhicks
05-28-2012, 02:44 PM
Ok, Just talked to Campground , Jim & Leslie Pasch are now on Site 109A and we would like to Welcome Roger and Janet Burnham on Site 108B to our group. We have filled our 10 Sites and the Campground has also filled all of there sites for the Weekend

dbylinski
05-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Is there anything we need to know for building our watercraft? Is there any restrictions on materials?

Contratulations to you both for selling out your sites! Good Job!

cjhicks
05-28-2012, 11:04 PM
Deb, There are no restrictions on what materials we use to make our Raft. We have a couple of ideas and will talk more when we see you in Pa.
Is there anything we need to know for building our watercraft? Is there any restrictions on materials?

Contratulations to you both for selling out your sites! Good Job!

gschaaf
07-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Calvin and Judy we had a great time you did a fantastic job organizing everything and it is a beautiful cg. We will go back again for sure. We got home safe and sound with no issues. We'll see ya at castaways

f250dieseldad
07-23-2012, 05:29 PM
We are home and all packed away. Thanks Calvin and Judy we had a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

porthole
07-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Once again we are in a Heartland - Cyclone exclusive section of the campground!

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Oh wait - we are the only trailer in the section. Same thing in Lake George, honest - we do shower everyday.....


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jbeletti
07-24-2012, 11:41 AM
Once again we are in a Heartland - Cyclone exclusive section of the campground!

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Oh wait - we are the only trailer in the section. Same thing in Lake George, honest - we do shower everyday.....


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C'mon Duane, you know your just, "special" :)

Seriously though- maybe it's due to your need for the rear ramp door to open? Are you asking for the "rally area" when you reserve? Maybe the CG checks some special records in advance and just knows where to place you :)

You can camp next to me anytime. I'm sure I'd learn alot.

porthole
07-24-2012, 11:58 AM
No Jim you are missing the "details" since you have not been up here with us poh' nor' eastern folks camping.

We have been right in the mix with the group, just have had the luxury of being last to leave at the last 3-4 rallies. Not sure, but besides Lake George and Tall Pines I think we were last at VA beach and Friendship PA rallies.

As to the ramp door. I make that a non issue. If access looks limited I unload before parking.

Makes life easier.
But, except for Lake George, the other 3 have had at least 20' of clear space behind the trailer.


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porthole
07-24-2012, 12:02 PM
BTW, for those that were wondering, the bags came around 5pm.
Had to find the local TSC for a large socket and thread sealer. Got that, cooked some steaks and then replaced the bags by 9pm.

Took my time with the heat and bugs, not to mention cooler access.


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jbeletti
07-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Ah - I got ya now Duane.

dbylinski
07-24-2012, 04:05 PM
BTW, for those that were wondering, the bags came around 5pm.
Had to find the local TSC for a large socket and thread sealer. Got that, cooked some steaks and then replaced the bags by 9pm.

Took my time with the heat and bugs, not to mention cooler access.


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If we were still there I would have volunteered to take care of the cooler for ya buddy! Glad you got what you needed and the job done so you have some time to visit before you head home. Are you going to see the Pony Swim tomorrow?

porthole
07-24-2012, 08:06 PM
If we were still there I would have volunteered to take care of the cooler for ya buddy!

Teamwork!


Are you going to see the Pony Swim tomorrow?

I think Deb talked herself out of going.


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porthole
07-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Well we finally had a front come through and drop the temps.

Got a bit breezy and dark, then some rain. Dropped the temps down from about 102 all the way down to 92.

Nice sunset followed dinner. iPhone pic, so not the best.

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porthole
07-28-2012, 05:49 PM
For those that "didn't see the 1st sign" and for all of you that missed the new sign on Thursday.

porthole
07-28-2012, 05:57 PM
The crew and passengers of the "SS Bighorn"

porthole
07-28-2012, 06:04 PM
The SS Bighorn is launched amongst great fanfare, maybe even rivaling the Titanic launch.

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Unfortunately the SS Bighorn was caught in a storm, took on some water.............

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caught a rogue wave and capsized sending the entire crew into the drink
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As luck would have it, all persons were picked up by the lifeboats just in time as the sharks were starting to circle dah dum, dah dum - dah dah dum

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And to top it off, our deserving crew took third place in the annual raft contest, yeah team!

porthole
07-28-2012, 06:22 PM
Sunrise on Chincoteague Island for the annual running of the herd
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Here come the ponies, this is the "north herd" coming to meet up with the "south herd"
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Judy and Calvin said there were more cowboys then ponies
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A handsome young stallion
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with a few battle scars
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And an old mare
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Hey everyone - the cameras are this way!
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Judy and Calvin's very own pony, now 18 years old with her very own foal
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porthole
07-28-2012, 06:41 PM
Sunset on the last night.
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Molly
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And of course the obligatory parting shot
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Had a great time despite the heat wave and blown out air bags.

Great location and a Great job Judy and Calvin !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And before heading out Thursday morning I managed to catch the crabbers down the road and picked up 5 dozen plus Blue Claws for the fire house.

cjhicks
07-28-2012, 10:52 PM
Duane, Great pictures !!! Glad that we were able to entertain everyone, we had a great time. We went back to Chincoteague this evening for dinner at Ray,s Shanty then out to the Beach for a short walk then stopped at the Island Creamery for some Ice Cream.