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codycarver
02-24-2015, 11:01 PM
210 S. Electric St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Venue:
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Grizzly RV Park
210 S. Electric St
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Henny White 406-646-4466 (tel:406-646-4466) or follow the link and enter heartland owners club confirmation #1303 in the comments box.
https://more-information.org/Secure_GrizzlyRVPark/reservationrequest.asp
http://www.grizzlyrv.com/
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $0
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $0


Details:
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From: 9/10/2015 to: 9/13/2015
Number of sites held: 10
Site fee: $$67.95 per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: $20.00
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 9/12/2015
Potluck time: 6 pm


Contact:
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Event Leader: codycarver(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=7822)


Additional Info:
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Come listen to the elk bugle in Yellowstone!! Wildlife viewing will be at its best. Grizzly RV Park is located within walking distance of shopping and restaurants in West Yellowstone.

1) Dave & Amy your hosts
2) Kevin & Henny White
3) Paul & Sheila Blackford
4) Don & Monica Ashby
5) Bil & DeAnna Haynes
6) Darren & Pam Davis
7) Jim & Meg Sommers
8) Mary Ochoa
9) Vern Orcutt & Linda Jackson
10) Martin Nielsen

jassson007
02-24-2015, 11:43 PM
Wow your rally is going back in time Dave? Lol


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'Lil Guy'
02-25-2015, 04:08 AM
If we come to this shindig, will I see any bears? This could be a good vacation for the "Lil Guy'.lol I see you have only 10 sites held. My rig doesn't take up much room. Looking forward to seeing you guys again.

codycarver
02-25-2015, 08:25 AM
I can practically guarantee you will see a bear. In fact last year when we were there "evidence" was left behind that at least one was in the RV park during the evening. There is also the Grizzly & Wolf discovery center and of course the two million acres that make up greater Yellowstone and Yellowstone national park. Here is a link to the discovery center.

http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.com/plan.php

Hope you guys can make it!

'Lil Guy'
02-25-2015, 05:13 PM
Can you tell me what's the weather's like that time of year?

Nabo
02-25-2015, 05:33 PM
Fantastic location. Wish we could be there. Enjoy and have fun.

codycarver
02-25-2015, 08:01 PM
Can you tell me what's the weather's like that time of year?

Typically the weather is very nice. Cool in the evenings with temps in the 70's during the day. It can change quickly though and it's not unheard of to get an early snow but it's unlikely.

What are you worried about ...... it don't take much propane to heat that little trailer anyway :)

'Lil Guy'
02-26-2015, 04:59 AM
You mean your rig has propane? We use candles to heat ours. We were going to try and go earlier but it would be nice to put it off till September and run into you guys again. Have a few cocktails and you could direct us on our sightseeing excursions.
Not worried about the bears. I carry bear spray to keep Debbie at bay anyway. She's checking her schedule and will let you know when we're sure about the trip.
Yall have a great day and hope to see you both again soon.
BTW, I may upgrade to propane. Probably one of those 1 lb bottles for my stove would work on a 25 sf TT.

usnaviator
03-17-2015, 08:16 AM
Just received our confirmation from Henny. See you in September, looking forward to the rally and visiting Yellowstone again. We will be arriving on 9/9/15 and departing 9/14/15.

codycarver
03-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Just received our confirmation from Henny. See you in September, looking forward to the rally and visiting Yellowstone again. We will be arriving on 9/9/15 and departing 9/14/15.

That's fantastic! We look forward to meeting you. Are you planning on making a visit to Cody as part of your vacation plans?

usnaviator
03-17-2015, 01:30 PM
Sheila & I look forward to meeting you all as well. We're still finalizing the route and stops but our plan is to leave West Yellowstone and head to Rapid City via Cody & Devils Tower. Any suggestion on routes/campgrounds were would be much appreciated.

codycarver
03-17-2015, 09:03 PM
If you can make it work plan on at least a couple days in Cody. We would recommend the Ponderosa RV park. Devil's tower is about a six hour drive from Cody. If you want to lay over some place the KOA in Buffalo is real nice and about half way. We've stayed at the KOA at Devil's tower. One day is plenty there unless you just want to kick back. The Black hills are worth a stop. We stay at Palmer's Gulch (Mt Rushmore KOA) when we go over there.

usnaviator
03-17-2015, 09:40 PM
Thanks Dave, appreciate the info.

happykraut
03-18-2015, 06:34 AM
Not worried about the bears. I carry bear spray to keep Debbie at bay anyway.
Baker, you don't need that bear spray. All you need to do is outrun Debbie by a few yards.

codycarver
03-31-2015, 09:46 PM
Just a taste of what you will see in Yellowstone this fall. So, come and join us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52U1ZCO9c2o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-WWxaYHheY

travelin2
04-01-2015, 06:58 AM
[emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]!! Maybe next fall for us?? MT and other points west is our next upcoming trip. We're leaving immediately after the PA rally in a couple of weeks.


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codycarver
04-14-2015, 10:05 PM
RALLY UPDATE


Award winning outdoor photographer, Meg Sommers, will be attending and has graciously offered to host a photography class. To learn more about Meg and view her work follow this link http://www.megsommers.com/. Please contact us thru the Rally thread for more information.

usnaviator
04-15-2015, 07:42 AM
That sounds great!


Journey On
Paul & Sheila

codycarver
07-08-2015, 09:55 PM
We are getting close to rally time. Last call for sites!! I will be releasing the remaining sites on Wednesday July 15th so, if you are thinking of coming you have a week to get registered.

dwpkdavis
07-23-2015, 04:23 PM
We are late additions for this event. We will be arriving 9/9 and departing 9/13. Called and made reservations. Our reservations isn't 'with the group' in location. But, at least we are there.

Darren and Pam Davis
Colorado

codycarver
07-23-2015, 08:53 PM
That's great. Amy is going to contact the park and see if we can't get you with our group. We will keep you posted.

codycarver
07-27-2015, 09:06 PM
We are late additions for this event. We will be arriving 9/9 and departing 9/13. Called and made reservations. Our reservations isn't 'with the group' in location. But, at least we are there.

Darren and Pam Davis
Colorado

We were ale to make it happen!! You are now with the group.

dwpkdavis
07-27-2015, 09:24 PM
We were ale to make it happen!! You are now with the group.


Thanks so much!!! We are looking forward to it.

codycarver
07-27-2015, 09:25 PM
Thursday Amy and I will be having lunch at the Wild West Saloon (http://wildwestpizza.com) All are invited to join us. I don't know about anything else on the menu but the Macaroni & Cheese is fantastic. I'll be having mine with Bacon and Sausage.

olcoon
07-27-2015, 10:34 PM
Dang, wish we could make it! But we are work camping in the Wisconsin Dells...same park as the Wisconsin rally!!! Maybe next year if you are having it in the same time frame next year, we just might be there! We are really missing the West!!! I think I might be able to find some Single Barrel to bring! Or at least some high test moonshine!!!

codycarver
07-28-2015, 08:44 AM
Dang, wish we could make it! But we are work camping in the Wisconsin Dells...same park as the Wisconsin rally!!! Maybe next year if you are having it in the same time frame next year, we just might be there! We are really missing the West!!! I think I might be able to find some Single Barrel to bring! Or at least some high test moonshine!!!

You guys are welcome here anytime.....with or without the shine.

Bob&Patty
07-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Dave, did you get any of the BAD weather that hit Bozeman yesterday?? Sorry. I was in Bozeman for 2 weeks but could not get to Cody to see you and Amy.The closest I got was to "bike week' in Red Lodge 2 weekends ago.

codycarver
07-28-2015, 10:28 PM
Dave, did you get any of the BAD weather that hit Bozeman yesterday?? Sorry. I was in Bozeman for 2 weeks but could not get to Cody to see you and Amy.The closest I got was to "bike week' in Red Lodge 2 weekends ago.

We've had some, mostly rain and high winds. Jackson had snow yesterday and Amy said she heard that some trailers got blown over in the Bighorns by the same storm.

Bob&Patty
07-29-2015, 11:00 AM
Daughter got big hail and heavy rain for about 4 hours on Monday.

codycarver
08-06-2015, 10:17 PM
Here is our Agenda:

Thursday evening - Meet & Greet. Join us for marinated ice cubes and a light meal. Bring your own marinade (for the ice cubes).

Friday morning - breakfast from 8 to 9 am.
Meg Sommers photography class following breakfast

Friday evening - dining at a local restaurant. TBD

Saturday morning - breakfast 9 am

Saturday evening - Potluck at the pavilion. The Tardiffs will provide the main dish.

Sunday morning - coffee and teary goodbyes!

StarryNight
08-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Hi Dave & Amy,
I'm going thru the storage compartment...making sure I have what we will need up at the rally...should we bring our heated hose? I'm thinking the nights will be cool but wondering just how cool :)

Thanks,
Monica

codycarver
08-26-2015, 04:32 PM
Hi Dave & Amy,
I'm going thru the storage compartment...making sure I have what we will need up at the rally...should we bring our heated hose? I'm thinking the nights will be cool but wondering just how cool :)

Thanks,
Monica

You know how it is in the mountain region Monica. Last week it didn't get above mid 50's around here (30's at night), this week in the 80's. I guess I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

BTW The parks spigots are heated.

See you guys soon.

StarryNight
09-04-2015, 09:05 PM
Don and I are leaving here Sunday, Sept 6. We plan on going to Devils Tower first....such a "cool" place!! Going once wasn't enough!
See you Thursday:cool:

PS
the heated hose is packed.

codycarver
09-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Don and I are leaving here Sunday, Sept 6. We plan on going to Devils Tower first....such a "cool" place!! Going once wasn't enough!
See you Thursday:cool:

PS
the heated hose is packed.

A round about way to get there but still good. At least your not going over labor day. Amy & I tried that a few years ago and there was a biker rally and concert. We ended up packing up and heading over to the Mount rushmore KOA. The only spot they had was a 30 amp back-in spot. But I did get a standing ovation from the college kids next to us for getting in on the first try without hitting anything!

Be safe, See you next week!!!

usnaviator
09-05-2015, 09:58 AM
Hi Dave,

We've been in Rapid City for the past five day doing a little sight seeing. Headed to Devil's Tower today and then on to Cody on Sunday. Will be there for 3 nights then on to West Yellowstone. Been hot here in Rapid City but it looks like it is time to get out the long pants! See you soon.

codycarver
09-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Hi Dave,

We've been in Rapid City for the past five day doing a little sight seeing. Headed to Devil's Tower today and then on to Cody on Sunday. Will be there for 3 nights then on to West Yellowstone. Been hot here in Rapid City but it looks like it is time to get out the long pants! See you soon.

Where are you staying in Cody?

usnaviator
09-05-2015, 04:20 PM
Dave, we're staying at the Pondarosa campground. I think that's the one you recommended a few months back when we first started planning the trip.

codycarver
09-05-2015, 06:37 PM
That's the one to stay at. It's the best one in my opinion. Right down town, you can walk to the museum and dairy queen is right next door!

usnaviator
09-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Dave, Do you have a recommendation on the route from Cody to West Yellowstone?

Thanks, Paul

p.s. Every RV park should have a DQ next door!

olcoon
09-07-2015, 07:25 PM
Paul, you might be in trouble, I doubt Dave has ever gone from Cody to West Yellowstone! I think he usually sleeps while Tucker drives!!! :):angel::)

usnaviator
09-07-2015, 08:32 PM
Roy, I always knew those Labs were smart dogs! We'll see what Tucker has to say.

codycarver
09-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Dave, Do you have a recommendation on the route from Cody to West Yellowstone?

Thanks, Paul

p.s. Every RV park should have a DQ next door!

We are leaving Wedensday moring, North fork to the east entrance then on to fishing bridge, right to Canyon Village, left to Norris, thru Madison on to West Yellowstone. There is a bridge being replaced between West thumb and Old faithful so we are avoiding that route.

Are you guy's flying Old Glory at the Ponderosa? Amy and I went by this morning and saw a BH under the stars and stripes but we didn't have time to stop.

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Paul, you might be in trouble, I doubt Dave has ever gone from Cody to West Yellowstone! I think he usually sleeps while Tucker drives!!! :):angel::)

Roy, you been in the hootch closet again????

Are you, Sally and Bubba making it out here next year??

usnaviator
09-07-2015, 09:54 PM
Dave, Thanks very much for the route info, we'll go the same way. We are also leaving on Wednesday, what time are you departing? Yep, that's us flying the Stars and Stripes. The smaller flag underneath it is the Alabama State flag but I'm thinking I won't bother with the AL flag next time, have had two people ask me what flag that was. Don't see many of them out here I guess.

codycarver
09-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Dave, Thanks very much for the route info, we'll go the same way. We are also leaving on Wednesday, what time are you departing? Yep, that's us flying the Stars and Stripes. The smaller flag underneath it is the Alabama State flag but I'm thinking I won't bother with the AL flag next time, have had two people ask me what flag that was. Don't see many of them out here I guess.

9:30ish

TandT
09-08-2015, 01:44 AM
Dave & Amy, you guys have fun. We like Grizzly and are disappointed we can't make this one. Too much goin' on. Trace

dwpkdavis
09-08-2015, 08:46 AM
We are in Bozeman. Heading to West Yellowstone tomorrow. See you then.

olcoon
09-08-2015, 09:01 AM
Dave,
Only been in a single barrel! Yep, we are talking about heading west next summer, haven't decided anything yet, but if we are semi-close, you can expect a call!

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Dave,
Only been in a single barrel! Yep, we are talking about heading west next summer, haven't decided anything yet, but if we are semi-close, you can expect a call!

8amps
09-09-2015, 12:01 AM
We are in Devils Tower, WY. Headed to Little Bighorn tomorrow (Wednesday) and into W Yellowstone Thursday. First time into Montana and Yellowstone. Very excited!!!!

codycarver
09-09-2015, 07:32 AM
We are in Devils Tower, WY. Headed to Little Bighorn tomorrow (Wednesday) and into W Yellowstone Thursday. First time into Montana and Yellowstone. Very excited!!!!

Have a safe trip. BTW the indian tacos at the trading post across the street from the battle field are worth it if your looking for a bite to eat.

usnaviator
09-11-2015, 05:44 PM
Great place to have a rally! Although we did get held up today in the Yellowstone version of an "OJ low speed chase".
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usnaviator
09-13-2015, 06:13 PM
Dave, what an exceptional rally! The location was outstanding and the weather superb, but what really put the rally “over the top” was the hospitality of you and Amy. Sheila and I had a great time and look forward to seeing you, Amy and Tucker again.

8amps
09-15-2015, 06:39 PM
I can practically guarantee you will see a bear. In fact last year when we were there "evidence" was left behind that at least one was in the RV park during the evening.

Soooooo Dave.... no bears.... but a really great time at the Rally. The weather was superb (it has turned cold and rainy here in West Yellowstone today. We are hoping that brings out some animals... we are headed over to the park now).

It was so great to meet new friends and visit with old friends. Thank you Dave and Amy for your warm hospitality. And Tucker's too :angel: Shea is quite lonely I think.

So appreciate Meg's photography class and all the tips on getting good shots.

Your last rally went with a bang! (well, I cannot speak on previous rallys but see now we missed some fun times!)

Thanks again!

Mary, Phil & Shea

codycarver
09-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Soooooo Dave.... no bears.... but a really great time at the Rally. The weather was superb (it has turned cold and rainy here in West Yellowstone today. We are hoping that brings out some animals... we are headed over to the park now).

It was so great to meet new friends and visit with old friends. Thank you Dave and Amy for your warm hospitality. And Tucker's too :angel: Shea is quite lonely I think.

So appreciate Meg's photography class and all the tips on getting good shots.

Your last rally went with a bang! (well, I cannot speak on previous rallys but see now we missed some fun times!)

Thanks again!

Mary, Phil & Shea

They were a quarter mile from you the whole time. The grizzly bear encounter (http://www.grizzlydiscoveryctr.org) is right around the corner. You guy's still have time. Thanks for coming.....hope to see you again.

'Lil Guy'
09-17-2015, 04:27 AM
Really sorry we missed your last rally. I retire November and plan an extended trip starting in the Dakotas and heading west. Debbie and I would love to be able to run into you two when in Wyoming and maybe buy you guys dinner. Please stay in touch and hope to run inot you twdo again real soon. Later and have a great day.

codycarver
09-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Really sorry we missed your last rally. I retire November and plan an extended trip starting in the Dakotas and heading west. Debbie and I would love to be able to run into you two when in Wyoming and maybe buy you guys dinner. Please stay in touch and hope to run inot you twdo again real soon. Later and have a great day.

When in Wyoming the best way to run into us is visiting Cody! We would love to have you buy us a meal or two. Let us know when your coming.

'Lil Guy'
09-19-2015, 04:09 AM
Debbie and I will make it happen. Probably after the thaw.lol I retire November and I'm sure we'll wait for the ice to melt.
Later and have a great day.