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Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 01:37 AM
699 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu, AZ 86403Venue:------------------------------

Havasu Balloon Festival Rally
699 London Bridge Rd
Lake Havasu, AZ 86403
Garry Gilbert - Chapter Leader 520 455 0237
www.azstateparks.com (http://www.azstateparks.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee:
WiFi available: No
WiFi Fee: $

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

From: 1/10/2017 to: 1/15/2017
Number of sites held: 35 out of 43 Entire Park sites
Site fee: $40 on water, $35 all other sites per night.
Club Member Event fee:
Non-Club Member fee: $20
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 1/12/2017
Potluck time: 5:00 PM

Contact:------------------------------

Event Leader: Doublegranch(click to contact) (http:////heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=16020)

Additional Info:-----------------------------Arizona Chapter is pleased to announce Lake Havasu State Park will be the Host site for our Winter 2017 Rally. We have arranged a special block for our Rally that will be extracted from the State's reservation system and held until I release the name list and or space, due by the end of 2016. Should we have an exceptional turn out, the entire park will be held for this Rally. Heartland Snow Birds...This is a great opportunity to book early and confirm your activities while Visiting our Great State.
All HEARTLAND OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS ARE WELCOME... I hope everyone realizes what a great opportunity this is for our group! State parks do not block out space in advance of opening reservations to the public and they require payment in full up front for any space blocked. If this works out great, we will use this facility again as every month they have different activities, Pop Festivals, Bluegrass Festivals etc. We could come back here many times and never have the same theme twice. This State Park is directly on the river with a number of sites on the water. We have worked out a super price, $35 on the water and $30 all other sites. No other discounts will be applicable, ie AZ Senior discount etc. Each site has Water and Electrical. Dump station is located on the park and a second one will be added in the near future. The Park is conducting major improvements throughout. New Showers, restroom facilities are currently being installed. They are importing Bright White Course Sand from the Las Vegas area for all the beach front. Aztec gravel is being installed on all campsites. Fire rings at each site and the majority currently have Ramadas. Each site is extremely large with wide open spaces and you will never feel like you have a neighbor on top of you. These are the largest sites I have seen. All Chapter Activities will be held in an area I have nicknamed: Heartland Cove. You are going to be SURPRISED when you get here!!!DOGS: Dogs must be kept on a leash unless in the water. Once the dog exits the water, you must return the leash to the animal. Animals are only allowed on the DOG BEACHES, not the public beaches....Yep they have their own private meet n greet area.
Beach Patrol Team: Jetta, Harley & Dakota, Cheyenne & Peanut. I am designating Peanut as Beach Chief and life-dog, in case the big girls get a cramp swimming.
MAP of Park: http://www.azstateparks.com/Parks/LAHA/downloads/LAHA_Park_Map.pdf
RESERVATIONS: Make your RSVP via this THREAD. I will compile the name list and sites for coordination with the Park Ranger. The Park has a total of 43 Sites. Our block for now is 35 and if we get a great response, I will add the other sites and the entire park will be a HEARTLAND RALLY......No money is due until I am ready to release the name list....then you will be contacted and given the Park Ranger's phone number to confirm with your credit card. Post your RSVP early, once the space is gone and names given to the park, there will be no wait list....Any Late bookings will have to compete with the general public for any space released.
For Early arrivals and later Departures, read post 135 on this Rally Thread.You will NOT USE the State's computerized Reservations system for the Rally Blocked dates...

Whats Going on during our Rally:
Balloon Festival - launched from the island at the end of the London Bridge. Our Rally sites are directly in line and close sight to watch the launch without having to fight the crowd. You will feel like you are part of the Balloon Launch...
Gaming - Casino ferry boat will pick you up on the AZ side of the River and take you to the Calif side for gaming. Oh, and bring you back as well
VW Bus Fest - Let's all go back into the 60's together...Every year at this time around 500 Reconditioned VW bus arrive for a VW Bus Fest..What exactly is a Bus Fest???
Water Rentals - boats, jet ski rentals
Fishing - The week before our site inspection, The ranger showed us a picture of a 36 LB Stripper caught off the Parks Water Front.....Bring your pole...
River Cruise - Our group can charter a Ferry boat for a cruise down the River
Food & Spirits - Fabulous Restaurants, night clubs and Pubs.
The list goes on and on and our opportunities are endless. Can you tell I am excited about this Venue!
Location finder Prize:
Surprise gift for our special location finder for this site goes to Steve & Ginger Ahrens.....It will be presented at the Rally

Rally Activities:
Vendors:
Snap Pads
Joy Rider Suspensions
KJ Vineyards
ARP Controls - Refrigeration controls & Safety
Mary Kay - Nancy B Open house at site 40, see time below
Weight To Go - While not weighing at the Rally, they will be around for questions. No level area to weigh rigs & trucks.

Honey Wagon: For sewer dumping, we have a vendor that will dump RV's on Thur or Friday morning for a cost of $35 per RV "CASH ONLY". Note the State park has dump stations however this service will keep you from moving your RV. Sign up if you would like this service, tentative set for Thursday morning.

All Chapter activities will be held at "Heartland Cove" unless specified below.

Jan 10: Tue
Check in and Set up...meet the attendees :angel:
Coffee & Ice Tea bar at Heartland Cove
Heartland Cove is open all day for a social "intervention" Dr JimB officiating with prescriptions of "FireBall".
5 PM.....Snack Potluck... Bring your drink of choice and a snack plate to share over an evening fire and Great Friends. Chapter will grill up some chicken wings.
Music.....CXLD -Our not so famous DJ, "Music Doctor" will provide us a few tunes during the evening..
SMOKERS & cookers for Wings: Garry, JimB, Wes, Jim A, Rick, Jerrod and anyone else who wants to help.

Jan 11: Wed
Coffee & Ice Tea Bar at Heartland Cove
This is a free day to enjoy the beautiful area...visit the Famous London Bridge!
1:00 pm -Group lunch - Black Bear - downtown 1900 McCullough Blvd N
Please sign up as the restaurant needs aprox head count
RSVP For lunch = 45
6:30 PM- Social intervention at Heartland Cove

Jan 12: Thur
Coffee & Ice Tea bar at Heartland Cove
Honey Wagon sign up = 20 Service will be from 10 - Noon
9:30....Meet for team assignments & packets
10:00 - Noon - 70's Scavenger Hunt..players docked for arriving back late! 5 minute grace period
1-4 PM - Mary Kay open house, site 40 hosted by Nancy B
5 pm...The Pot luck Theme "Jimmy Buffet" Style Beach Party, Cheeseburgers in Paradise!!
Chapter to provide: Cheeseburgers, Turkey Sliders, buns and Margarita mix.
ITEMS REQUESTED: baked beans, Potato salad, coleslaw,lettuce, sliced onion, sliced tomato, alcohol for the margaritas, string lights for the beach party, deserts, & ???
SIGN UPS FOR POT LUCK:
SW Chopped salad,
Steve 1.5 L Jose Cuervo
Ann - Potato Salad, bottle of Tequila
Vicki - Potato Salad,
Marie - broccoli cole slaw
Ron & Cookie - Tequila & snacks
Dan & Carol - Baked Beans
Jeanne - Bottle of Tequila
Larry & Liz - Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Pete & Fawn - Potato salad, 2 bottles Jose Cuervo premix margaritas
Penny & Tom - Dessert, chips & dip
Rhonda & Jerrod - sliced onion, tomatoes,lettuce, desert & Tequila
Sarge - Keg of Beer!!!!!!!!!
Betty * Gordon - Baked beans & Chips
Norman & Elaine - Baked beans
BigJim....Too many beans....bringing a Desert! You are the Man!!!
Bob & Marion...Cream puffs.
Larry & Jane....Dessert

Jan 13: Fri "NO black cats allowed at this event....yep Friday the 13th......" chills
8 AM....Breakfast,Group Breakfast at Black Bear Restaurant,1900 McCullough Blvd N
Need a head count as this is a busy time of the day!!! RSVP = 42
Free Time......
4 pm....Steal a Gift Night. Our Chapter Icon evening. Bring a gift valued between $10-15, unwrapped for an evening of excitement, tensions and laughter. You may bring one gift per RV or one per person, your choice. Each gift will allow one persons participation into the evening mayhem. Since we are outside on the beach, time moved to stay out of the dark...
Dinner on your own...
6:30 PM- Social intervention at Heartland Cove

Jan 14: Sat
Coffee & Ice Tea Bar at Heartland Cove
Free Day to enjoy the Balloon Fest
3:30 pm...Joyrider suspension seminar & prize give away....
Following seminar...Bring your drink of choice and a snack plate to share for our social hour prior to our Grand Prize night.....
4:00PM - Prize night starts, 50/50, door prizes, Grand Prize drawing & prizes for Scavenger hunt winners!

Jan 15: Sun
Free Day.....A few will leave today but we have the park until Monday!
Social get together anytime at Heartland Cove or just rest from all the excitement.

Jan 16: Monday
Check out...Wow what a week :p, lets do this again soon!

:oScavenger Hunt Join us for a timed 70's scavenger hunt! Participant names will be placed in a hopper to be drawn for team assignments. Each team will select a team leader. You will receive a team envelope with all your information and be given a time limit to complete as many tasks as possible. You will drive from the Park into Havasu to find all your items. Digital evidence will be required as proof for each item. Upon your return, judges will tally up the completed tasks and the winners will be announced. Each team will need a vehicle, digital camera or smart phone! Just a suggestion, if you have any 70's clothes, you may want to bring them to wear for extra points. In case of a tie, the judges will award points for 70's dress per player on each team. I have prepared packets for 10 teams = 40 participants.
Total of 10 teams of 4 for the game: # signed up - Participants: 32
1. Ann H 2. Rick H 3. Pat P 4. Elaine P 5 .Mike K 6. Edythe K 7. Julie 8. Dave Y 9. Ernie 10. Marie 11. Candy12. Paul 13. Dan C 14. Carolyn C 15. Wesley S 16. Carolyn S17. John Mc 18. Debi Mc 19. Gordon 20. Bette 21. Norman 22. Elaine C 23. Ron M 24. Ted R 25. Ann R 26. Dan C 27. Carol C 28.Anthony Wilson 29.Linda Wilson 30. Pete O 31. Fawn O 32. Rhonda J
Judges: 5 Garry, Jim A, Steve A, Hippy L, Ernie P
Remember to make your own reservations for any add on dates!
RSVP LIST: Booked for Rally dates only..
See post 135 for additional dates....Water/beach sites: 3,4,7,8,10,14,16,34,36,38,40,41
NAMES IN RED have indicated Payment........
NAME....................CHAPTER.........RIG......S ITE#...............Paid Park Fees
1. Garry Gilbert ...................AZ......Sundance 35 ft..........14..water................YES
2. Ann & Rick Haddock...........AZ.....Big Horn 35 ft.............16... water..............YES
3. Carl & Sylviane lemmel.......CA ...Sundance 36 Ft..........22..........................YES
4. Jeanne Cox..........................AZ. North Trail 27 ft.........35........................ YES
5. Becky & Kirk Rigby...............UT....Big Country 40 Ft ...6...........................YES
6. Steve & Ginger Ahrens.........AZ....North Trail 31 ft........ 13..........................YES
7. Ron & Cookie Moen.............AZ ...Sundance 34 ft..........15.........................YES
8. Richard & Vicki Allen...........AZ....Big Country 43 FT.......18 Pull Thru........... YES
9. Dave & Shelly Melton.........NV.....Cyclone.....43FT.......19... ..........................YES
10. Jim & Jie Arganbright...............AZ....Big Horn 40 ft...........12........................YES
11. Bob & Marion Wengler......AZ....Big Horn 39 ft.............23.......................YES
12. John & Debi Macvie..........AZ ...Big Horn 40 ft............10.. water..............YES
13. Mike & Karen Carr...........CA & Peanut.Big Horn 35 ft............21.................YES
14. Mike & Edythe Kuhn..........UT...Big Country...............24........................YE S
15. Paul & Candy Hardt...........ID...Landmark 42 Ft..........38 Water..............YES
16. Norman & Elaine Caplette....AZ..Big Horn....................9......................... YES
17. Gordon & Betty Watson......AZ...Sundance 38 Ft..........32.......................YES
18. Phil & Mary Ochoa.............CO...Big Horn 36 Ft............26......................YES
19. Danny & Mary Flucke..........CA....Road Warrior ??Ft........... 20................YES
20. Jerry & Karen Paden..........CA....Big Horn 38 Ft.............3.. water........... YES
21. Mike & Maureen Woodward..FL...Cyclone 45 Ft.............42....................YES
22. Bob & Kathy Pearce..........AZ....Elkridge...38 Ft...........8....water..........YES
23. Ernie & Marie Perez..............AZ.....Big Horn.....38 ft...............41. . water..............YES
24. Marty& Theresa Stewart......CA..Big Horn ..................2.......................YES
25. Carolyn & Wesley Strausser.. MN..Big Horn ..................5 .......................YES
26. Jim & Melody Miner...........CA....Silverardo ..............11. pull thru...............YES
27. Anthony & Linda Wilson......CA....Bighorn ..................4 water/pull thru......YES
28. Larry & Jane Davidson.......AZ...Big Country 39 Ft.........37..........................YES
29. Jerrod & Rhonda Jess........CA...Landmark 43 Ft ...........7. water................YES
30. Wayne & Melinda Bishop.....CA..Landmark 40 Ft ..........17..Pull thru.............YES
31. Hippy & Lisa Lizarraga........CA...Cyclone 38 FT..............39..........................YES
32. Sue Dusenberry.................AZ...Big Horn 38 FT .............43 ........................YES
33. Larry & Liz Kinney..............CA..Big Horn 34 FT............ 44.......................YES
34. Tom & Penny Rich..............AZ...Big Country 38 Ft.......... 34..water ............YES
35. Ted & Ann Rissel...............AZ....Landmark...40 FT..........36...water..............Yes
36. Jim & Nancy Beletti............CO...Landmark....42 Ft..........40..Water............YES
37. Floyd & Carol Philbrook.......NV...Landmark....42 FT.........30..Pull Thru.........YES
38. Kim & Bob Dance...............AZ...Big Country.39 FT..........28......................YES
39. Darrell & Sue Keetch...........NM..Big Country 39 Ft...........29....................YES
40. Hugh & Judy Sheridan.......CA....Landmark 40 Ft...........27...................Yes
41. Jason & Rochelle Rodriques..CA....Big Horn...................31....................YES
42. Jacie & Richard Rubenstein..AZ....Big Horn.....38 Ft..........1.....................Yes
43. Bill & Jo Smith...................AZ....Big Horn......................33....................YE S
ATTENDING RALLY FUNCTIONS ONLY...STAYING AT ANOTHER PARK:
44. Karol & PJ McGuire........OR...CXLD...Staying home this winter
45. Murray & Chris Caughy.............Ontario Canada
46. Neil & Nanci Cummins.....CA......Big Country
47. Lynn & Rose Alsbury.......OR......Big Horn
48. Jim & Connie Brower......NV......Big Horn
49. Bryan & Brianna Durant..........NV.....North Trail
50. Pete & Fawn Olvera......CA....Buckskin state park.CXLD
Sites Blocked for Park Camp Hosts: # 25,45,46, 47 not used by our Rally

RALLY WAIT LIST:
1. Richard & Bonnie Waltman...FL....Passed over no response
2. John & Alina Lindstrom................Passed over no response
3. Carl & Sylvaine Lemmel...............Cleared
4. Bob & Kathy Pearce.....................Cleared
5. Trace & Teri Westcott..................Cleared
6. Ted & Ann Rissel..AZ...................Cleared
7. Neil & Nanci Cummins..CA...........Staying elsewhere
8. Jerry & Karen Paden..CA 35 Bighorn....CLEARED site #3 water
9. Eric & Dorothy..VA Flying Dutchman....Passed over unable to attend
10. Jacie & Richard Rubenstein..AZ..........Cleared site 1
11. Rick & Karron White.............NV.........Passed over unable to attend
12. Dave & Shelly Melton...........UT..........Cleared....site 19
13. Hugh & Judy Sheridan........CA...........Cleared....site 27
14. Dan & Sue Conaway...........AZ...........Cleared....site 43
15. Ernie & Marie Perez............AZ..........Cleared.....site 41 water
16. Wesley & Carolyn Strausser..MN......Cleared.....Site 5
17. Becky & Kirk Rigby.........Ut..........Cleared....... Site 6
18. Anthony & Linda Wilson...CA........Cleared .......Site 4 water
19. David & Patricia Hole.......OR........Passed over, unable to attend
20. Steve & Carol Wade.........OR.........Passed over CXLD due to Weather issues
21. Ron Russell -Titanguy.......OK......Passed over, will be in TX
22. Danny & Mary Flucke......CA...RW - Cleared......Site 20
23. Ed & Melissa Hall...........FL...... Passed over....no response
24. Sue Dusenberry........AZ...........Cleared site 43
25. Jerrod & Rhonda Jess...CA.......Cleared Water site 7 !!!
26. Roy & Debra Allen....AZ.....Passed over.....unable to attend
27. Alana & Dick O'Kelly...CO...Passed over....New Grand Baby
28. Jim & Lynn Dykes...CA.......Passed over....Unable, Grand Baby Priority!
29. Fawn & Pete Olvera...CA..........Staying elsewhere
30. George Speir......TX.........Unable to attend
31. Gaylord Ward.....CA "Huey"....passed over no response
32. Jason & Rochelle Rodriques...CO......Cleared site 31
RAT Team:
1. Garry
2. Steve
3. Jim & Jie
4. Ron & Cookie
5. Jeanne
6. Rick (his grill) & Ann the sidekick
7. John & Debie
8. Ernie & Marie

Ron-Cookie
03-05-2015, 08:57 AM
Hey we want to be a part of this adventure... In on the 9th and out on the 17th please... Also we would love a site near the water!

awfinney
03-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Garry, put us in for a site away from the water.

Robert-n-Marion_Wengler
03-05-2015, 10:09 AM
we will come , away from the water

chiefaret
03-05-2015, 10:35 AM
We were not sure about Havasu (not). Put Ginger and I down. Wouldn't miss this, a beautiful park. And as long as we live here put me down as part of the rat team.

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 11:49 AM
Keep watching the postings, as I have a lot to add over time....My big THANK YOU TO STEVE...our "Location Finder" Prize winner for this one!!! Yep, Steve & Ginger, you have a nice Gold Star to be proud of......I am so Excited about this Venue, I want to go back tomorrow.....and yes My key word for excitement "GONGA" is very appropriate here!!!!! Rick and I ate at the Big Black Bear diner on this inspection....it was a little wait, but the average person cannot eat all the volume of food they place before you! The prices were super as well.....I think they must have a retired Navy Cook in the back from the way they put out food.....Oh...and while we didn't have desert.....you have to see what they serve up!There are so many things to do, see and experience here....it will definitely be a Returned Venue for the Chapter... So now I will work on our Fall 2016 Rally and our next two years will be etched into the Computer world of Communications....Let's get those RSVP's in early, I would love nothing more than to have the Entire State Park for this Heartland Rally.....And you are going to Love "Heartland Cove"......

JohnD
03-05-2015, 12:25 PM
Wow!

Already planning two years out!

I'll get back to you on this one . . .

We usually don't plan that far ahead . . .

Well, Cathy does . . . I don't! :o

Can't wait until Tucson! :cool:

By the by . . . where is this located compared to Quartzsite? (edit: I found it on the map)

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 12:34 PM
John: This is a better pull for you from Colo and an easier drive....you will go on 40 into Kingman and head on 95 south into one Super Location....

It is about 70 miles north from Quartzsite....And don't worry about your "lack" of planning, I will Call Cathy this evening......ha

Jmac
03-05-2015, 02:53 PM
I'll have to think about this one, Lake Havasu and Balloon Festival in January 2017. OK John and Debi are there. Being from Calif we will NEED a spot by the water and a cold drink.

JohnD
03-05-2015, 02:58 PM
I'll have to think about this one, Lake Havasu and Balloon Festival in January 2017. OK John and Debi are there. Being from Calif we will NEED a spot by the water and a cold drink.

Oh . . . I'll guarantee that the AZ crowd will have plenty of cold drinks available!

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 03:04 PM
I'll have to think about this one, Lake Havasu and Balloon Festival in January 2017. OK John and Debi are there. Being from Calif we will NEED a spot by the water and a cold drink.

John & Debi: Okay now, don't think too hard....Hum, you must have listened to my VM to your cell....Got you down...Do you want Scotch with that water???

jbeletti
03-05-2015, 03:07 PM
Wow - 2 years out and already planned. And I thought I was a planner. And 11 rigs signed up in the first 13 hours. Nice work Garry! Wonder if this rally would be worth skipping the Tampa show for?

Seriously AZ - sounds like a really fun group and your leader has a great time planned for you.

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 03:10 PM
Jim:

Just know you have a standing invitation, anytime you want to join us! This one is really going to be a super Rally....Lots of surprises in store!
Thanks for the post..

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 03:19 PM
Mike & Karen and Peanut just emailed me and will be attending the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally.....This is exciting and will see you guys in Oct for our Camp Verde Rally as well....

JohnD
03-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Wow - 2 years out and already planned. And I thought I was a planner. And 11 rigs signed up in the first 13 hours. Nice work Garry! Wonder if this rally would be worth skipping the Tampa show for?

Seriously AZ - sounds like a really fun group and your leader has a great time planned for you.

Jim . . .

You HAVE to make either an Arizona or Colorado HOC event!

OR BOTH!

We are a wild bunch of Heartland owners that needs to be taken very seriously!

jbeletti
03-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Jim . . .

You HAVE to make either an Arizona or Colorado HOC event!

OR BOTH!

We are a wild bunch of Heartland owners that needs to be taken very seriously!

John - I have made a Colo event. I flew out of O'Hare in a blizzard to Denver. Delayed enough to miss my flight to Gunnison so I rented a car and drove the rest of the way. How's that for commitment :) Had a great time at Bob's rally and met some Colo members for the first time. I have not yet made one of Don and Monica's events.

And you are right, I have not made any events in our new Arizona chapter. I will - one day :)

jwcox
03-05-2015, 04:00 PM
I'm glad to see you added my name already. Looking forward to it and I'm hoping this will complete my list of camping at all 14 Arizona State Parks with camping.

JohnD
03-05-2015, 04:03 PM
John - I have made a Colo event. I flew out of O'Hare in a blizzard to Denver. Delayed enough to miss my flight to Gunnison so I rented a car and drove the rest of the way. How's that for commitment :) Had a great time at Bob's rally and met some Colo members for the first time. I have not yet made one of Don and Monica's events.

And you are right, I have not made any events in our new Arizona chapter. I will - one day :)

Don and Monica are awesome Chapter leaders . . . and have not disappointed in their planned events!

As well as Garry and the Arizona bunch!

If you can . . . try to make one of our events!

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 05:20 PM
[QUOTE=jwcox;409246]I'm glad to see you added my name already. Looking forward to it and I'm hoping this will complete my list of camping at all 14 Arizona State Parks with camping.

[Jeanne: I knew of your goal and told Rick when we approved this site, you were going to be ecstatic. ]

gasman
03-05-2015, 07:11 PM
Hey Garry, sign us up for this one too. Sounds like fun. We'll come in on the 10th and leave on the 15th.

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 07:13 PM
Got you down...Thanks for joining us! Can't wait to meet you both

gasman
03-05-2015, 07:21 PM
We aren't particular about our site. Something inside the park would be nice though! I'm sure we would try to help out also. But then again, help isn't always help!

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Mike...so you actually want to stay inside the Park??? Wow you are brave....Got you covered, just not sure if your RV can float? Let me know if you need waders or not...
Just jerking you.....You will really be impressed with every site location, wow are they big....

rvallen
03-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Garry,
Put us down as coming in on the 9th and leaving on the 16th. Looking forward to this, fun, fun, fun,.......

Rich & Vicki Allen

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 08:43 PM
Rich:
Got it....by the way, your Heartland records show Richard and you signed off as Rich. Do you want my local records to show Rich?

paulh
03-05-2015, 09:12 PM
Hi Garry !!

Wow, what a response from chapter members. Count us in too, preferably next to the water. Will arrive on 1/9 and depart on 1/15.

Kosanko
03-05-2015, 11:35 PM
Garry,

As you know WE ARE NOT GOING TO MISS THIS RALLY!!!!!

We will be there count us in!!!!

Doublegranch
03-05-2015, 11:50 PM
Mark:

Happy to see your posting...I already had Michelle and the Girls down, They will appreciate you joining them.....
Can't wait for this one! The location is perfect and all about what a Rally is suppose to be.
See you in a couple of weeks at the Meet n Greet.

Kosanko
03-05-2015, 11:54 PM
Garry,

What are you talking about I didn't see Michelle and the girls were posting and coming....

Doublegranch
03-06-2015, 12:11 AM
Did you really believe your were going to a Rally without them? That last parachute jump and landing upside down must be doing its thing....

Gordonandbetty
03-06-2015, 10:34 AM
We are planning on being there! Sounds like a lot of fun

norm.elaine
03-06-2015, 12:06 PM
Hi Garry
Norm and Elaine will be going to Havasu with you
See you there and we'll see you in Tucson on the 21st

MTPockets
03-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Garry, we'll plan in on 9th, leave on 16th (7 nights). Terry & June

Doublegranch
03-17-2015, 11:32 PM
Michelle: Need your magic...post the time clock for this event and I will cut and past it to the first posting.....

Kosanko
03-18-2015, 12:00 AM
yeah Michelle get your magic clock.....

Doublegranch
03-22-2015, 11:57 PM
Hey Everyone: JohnD and Cathy have just signed up for the Havasu Balloon festival Rally...
We now have only 16 sites available in our original Block.....Lets hope we sell them out and take over the entire State Park...
Perhaps we can have him bring some music along for an evening on the River! Hint JohnD

JohnD
03-23-2015, 03:29 AM
Hey Everyone: JohnD and Cathy have just signed up for the Havasu Balloon festival Rally...
We now have only 16 sites available in our original Block.....Lets hope we sell them out and take over the entire State Park...
Perhaps we can have him bring some music along for an evening on the River! Hint JohnD

Wow!

Somehow my calender has already entered in a rally for us to attend at Lake Havasu, AZ in January, 2017! :rolleyes:

Guess I had better get my gear ready for the trip! :p

I know that the truck is ready (and the trailer is almost ready - going to the trailer doctor later this week for repairs) . . . :o

OK . . . count us in! :cool:

Doublegranch
03-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Rick & Karron from NV Chapter are a tentative for the Havasu Rally...pending getting the time off work....
Welcome Rick and Karron.....

We currently have 14 sites open from our original 35 block... It is looking like we may just go into the Parks other sites and the Park will be a complete Heartland Venue...Keep the RSVP's coming....This will be a very exciting Rally.....

llalsbury
04-03-2015, 02:18 PM
Hey Garry, How do you do it - you are so on top things planning almost two years in advance. Yes Rose and I will be attending, plan on us arriving on 1/9/2107 and departing on 1/16/2017. We would like a water site and please make the time until then go fast.

Doublegranch
04-03-2015, 02:41 PM
Lynn & Rose:

Hey...how exciting you will make all our Rally's....Can't wait to see you guys again....
I will save you a great spot....Drive safe and see you SOOOOOOOOOOON....

Mrsfish
04-03-2015, 06:32 PM
Come on everybody- let's see how many states we can get represented! This is going to be fun!

Doublegranch
04-05-2015, 10:54 PM
Here is a PDF copy the Park Map....So you will know where you are once the sites are assigned...

http://www.azstateparks.com/Parks/LAHA/downloads/LAHA_Park_Map.pdf

Doublegranch
04-06-2015, 02:41 PM
I just spoke to the Park Ranger regarding site limitations....There are no sites that have obstacles where you cannot back you RV into the site.
All sites will accommodate any size rig that will be attending our Rally....Also notice on the site map I posted on the previous and first posting, there are a few pull through sites....These pull through sites are from 68 -107 feet long on the pad.

I have started assigning site numbers and they are posted on the first posting of this "Thread"....If you have any concerns or questions, send me a PM.

FrankGarshak
04-06-2015, 06:04 PM
Frank & Alison Garshak we would like to reserve a spot we have a 31ft with two slide outs..

Thank you

Alison Garshak

Mrsfish
04-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Yeah! New people to pick on! I mean, new members to meet! Looking forward to seeing you. 😃

Doublegranch
04-06-2015, 07:23 PM
Frank & Alison Garshak we would like to reserve a spot we have a 31ft with two slide outs..

Thank you

Alison Garshak

Frank & Alison: Happy you are going to attend....Will you be in and out on the Rally dates? or extending? Can't wait to meet you both.

sandman
04-06-2015, 09:52 PM
Hey Garry, this is Marty& Theresa Stewart (Sandman)CA. if you would put us in we would appreciate it. looking forward to meeting you. not sure of the dates but I will let you know soon as possible, take care.

Doublegranch
04-06-2015, 10:05 PM
Hey Sandman.....How exciting and Welcome! I will put you down and let me know your dates if they change from the Rally dates. Also if you want a water site or you really don't care. I look forward to meeting you both and Can't wait for this Rally to come around...We are getting a little closer to being able to fill the entire Park with Heartland Members....wow what a Rally this will be.

sandman
04-06-2015, 10:06 PM
Hey Garry, we will be coming with Gary & sue in the cyclone from Ca. if you could get us close to them that would be good, but if not that's cool, seeya.

Doublegranch
04-06-2015, 10:12 PM
Sandman: I will do my best...I sent out a few emails to the one's with the larger rigs, IE 40 footers and giving them an option on being up around the area I put Gary. Gary stated some of the sites are more difficult for larger RV's however the Park Ranger this morning said it wasn't a problem...So lets see how it all works out.

sandman
04-06-2015, 10:26 PM
Hey Garry , if # 2 is open and will fit me 39ft, that will work.

Bob&Patty
04-07-2015, 10:39 AM
Garry, put Patty and myself in, Arrive 1-10, leaving 1-15. If possible could we be next to or close to Gary and Sue or Marty and Theresa as we will traveling with them?? A water site would be OK. We have a 36 ft BH. Pull through or back in..no matter.

BigJim45
04-07-2015, 11:52 AM
Gary.......put Melody and Jim down.......Will arrive on the 12th and depart on the 15th.

whats available with pull thru sites? Would like one please. Site 4 looks like a pull thru! That would be OK if available.

llalsbury
04-07-2015, 09:36 PM
Hi Garry, Got your email about the site - Thanks. A side note, I will turn 66 on 1/11/2017 - should drive up to needles and find a route 66 road sign for a pic.

Doublegranch
04-07-2015, 11:53 PM
Lynn:Wow...Guess I will have a couple on your by the time of Havasu....I will be 67 in July of 2015.....but still think I am 34....I really appreciate your support as well as Rose...for attending all our Rally's....You guys are like family and we will always have a place for you....Safe Travels....and will see you both in Feb 2016 in Tucson for the Rodeo Rally.... God Bless....

Doublegranch
04-07-2015, 11:58 PM
Jim & Melody, Bob & Patty...

Wow hope you all can make this event this time! It will be a special Rally and full of excitement....

Thanks for signing up...We are all excited to meet you all and hope to visit your Rally's in the near future...
We are so close and no reason for us to be strangers.....We both have GREAT States that offer year round Rally activities...
Thanks again...and can't wait to see you all in Havasu.....This will be the first of many events in this Venue....

Doublegranch
04-08-2015, 12:11 AM
Havasu Balloon Festival Rally...2017

We have 9 sites open in our original Block of 35...once we we sell out we will go into the Reserve 7 sites and all the Park will represent the HEARTLAND HOC Rally....This is really exciting as we still have 21 MONTHS before I have to release the names....

This Rally Will sell out and it will be an HOC RALLY, thus far made up of AZ, Colo, ID, UT,. Ca, OR & FL,....Thank you to all who have signed up and those who will do so in the next few months...

Let me know if you have a special need or concern...while I might not be able to meet everyone's needs, just know I will do my best to do so!

Doublegranch
04-08-2015, 03:35 PM
Rally site assignments....I will continue to assign sites in a couple of weeks. I want to be assured the 40-45 foot RV's are comfortable in parking without any concerns.
Assignments will not be based on attendees selecting a site other than if you want a water site or not or require a pull thru, all sites will be assigned. I want to allow all new HOC members or first time Rally Attendees an opportunity to get into a location that will provide them an opportunity to mingle with everyone. No specific group(s) will be in one area together. This is an opportunity to meet all HOC Members who attend. We have limited pull thru sites and let me know if you need one. Some of the larger pull thru sites are 107 feet long, so I will try to get the larger units in these sites.

Possum51
04-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Please sign us up for your rally! We will be arriving 1/9 and leaving 1/16. Your group sounds like a lot of fun and we would love to meet all of you! We've never been to one of your rallies but it sounds great!

Doublegranch
04-08-2015, 10:26 PM
Pat & Elaine: Welcome....we are all excited you are going to join us!!
THanks for signing up......Updates will be posted on the first "Thread" so check it from time to time.

Doublegranch
04-12-2015, 12:21 PM
Welcome Larry & Jane Davidson, AZ Chapter to the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally..
Remember to bring a fishing pole, a 36 lb stripper was caught off on of the Rally Sites in Feb..

This Rally is filling up and if you are on the fence...Make a decision to join us! This is a beautiful Park..
Lets sell this venue out and make this park 100% HEARTLAND....

Doublegranch
04-24-2015, 05:53 PM
Havasu Balloon Festival Rally....UPDATE:
I just spoke to the Head Ranger who has blocked the Park for our Rally in regards to the length of RV's vs Site numbers. He said EVERY SITE absolutely will accommodate the larger 40 ++ ft rigs. So the attendees with larger RV's, there is no issue on whatever site number you are assigned. With this in mind, I will continue to assign RV Sites in the next few days and post the listing on our "initial Posting"....
SPECIAL NOTE: Early arrival and late departures will be coordinated and I will give the Park a listing so they may block these dates in conjunction with our Rally. This means...If your plans are different from our Rally dates, you MUST advise me as soon as possible. All this information will be given to the Park by the the last week in December 2015 in order to block this space and dates from their reservations system, which is open to the public one year in advance. Hope this isn't too long winded, but this means while we will have the park for the dates I blocked, any deviations must be in to me prior to December 2015. If you are going to book and want to add days to your Rally stay...do it this YEAR....After Jan 2016 all future bookings will be for the Rally DATES ONLY...

Possum51
04-24-2015, 09:58 PM
Garry, Pat and I have re-thought our dates to this rally. We want to arrive on January 5th and leave on January 17th. I hope this is ok. Thanks!

Doublegranch
04-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Not a problem. I will make the change..

Doublegranch
04-25-2015, 10:57 PM
Rally update: Only 12 sites left and we will sell out the entire Park for our Heartland Rally....
Thanks to everyone who has signed up! This is really getting exciting!!!

Gaffer
04-26-2015, 12:52 PM
Garry,

Please put us down for attending the rally activities. We are already in Havasu for the winter at Crazyhorse on the island.
Guess we could paddle over from North Beach! Sounds like fun :rolleyes:

Thanks,
Karol & PJ McGuire

Doublegranch
04-26-2015, 01:35 PM
Karol & PJ:
Hey that is great! Will you be staying at the Park with us or just attending the functions?
I look forward to meeting you both! By the way, driving around would be a lot easier vs paddling!

Gaffer
04-26-2015, 02:07 PM
We are only attending rally activities...won't be moving the Bighorn from Crazyhorse RV park.

PJ

Doublegranch
04-26-2015, 02:16 PM
Karol & PJ:

Got you down....Safe Paddling from the Island!!!

Hippy
05-13-2015, 06:18 PM
Would you please add Hippy & Lisa. Water or beach site if still available.
2014 38' Cyclone

Doublegranch
05-13-2015, 06:24 PM
Hippy & Lisa.....It is my pleasure to add you to this Rally......
Welcome!!! This will be an exciting Rally.....
Thanks for joining us!

WeRWilsons
05-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Hello Arizona Leaders,

Anthony and Linda Wilson (WeRWilsons) would like to attend your rally if you still have space. We would like to have a space along the water if available and are looking forward your rally. We also have good friends (SOB) that would like to attend if there is space.

Doublegranch
05-13-2015, 07:08 PM
Anthony & Linda: Welcome to the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally.....
I got you down and will PM you for some information.
Welcome!!!!

Doublegranch
05-13-2015, 07:21 PM
All I can say is the HOC Family is Great! Wow...we only have 10 sites left and this entire State Park will belong to HEARTLAND HOC Family....
Thank you to everyone who has signed up thus far. I am confident we will sell out the park!

Doublegranch
05-13-2015, 07:23 PM
OOOPS>>>>
My Error...it is Hippy's Birthday...Not Lisa, but Hippy said Lisa can escort him....sorry for the mix up...

Birthday at the Rally....yep...Lisa escorted by Hippy will be celebrating her XX Birthday with us on Jan 10 2017...
Lisa...An Early Happy Birthday and thank you for allowing us to participate in your wonderful Day!
Oh only to be 20 again!!!!

MTPockets
05-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Birthday at the Rally....yep...Lisa escorted by Hippy will be celebrating her XX Birthday with us on Jan 10 2017...
Lisa...An Early Happy Birthday and thank you for allowing us to participate in your wonderful Day!
Oh only to be 20 again!!!!. wow, Lisa & I are the same age! Not the same birthday, but born in 19XX.

larkinstuart
05-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Please put us in for the 9th to 15th. We have a dually need room to park it. Pull through if available.
Larry and Liz Kinney

larkinstuart
05-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Sorry, 34 ft big horn. Larry & Liz Kinney

Doublegranch
05-20-2015, 09:19 PM
Welcome Larry & Liz....
You have joined what should be our Rally of the year.....
We have a lot planned and tons of fun....
Thank you for joining us!
I can't promise a pull thru as they are limited but will do my best.

Doublegranch
05-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Havasu Balloon Festival Rally UPDATE:
We currently have only 9 sites left and the entire State Park will be a HEARTLAND VENUE.....
Amazing....and while I keep saying thank you....it just doesn't completely express my appreciation.....

THANK YOU.....HOC MEMBERS

Doublegranch
05-20-2015, 09:38 PM
OOOPs....Now only 8 sites left...
Thank you Penny and Tom for joining us.....

SilverRhino
05-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Mary & I would love to join you! Count us in for either #36 or #38..... If room to get in with Freightliner.

Doublegranch
05-21-2015, 08:59 AM
Randy & Mary..WELCOME.....excited you are joining us!
Each site is extremely large, on our site inspection there was a semi with a Landmark at one of the sites next to the water...
You won't have any problems. Send me a PM with your last name, length of your Rig.
I will put you down....Thank you...

Doublegranch
05-21-2015, 12:55 PM
7 sites left for this Rally....
I will start assigning the sites shortly.
Remember water sites are at a premium and limited...so if we don't have enough to accommodate all requests, just know I have done my best to make everyone satisfied..
There isn't a bad site in the Park....We have a few pull thru sites and will fill them upon request first before assigning them randomly.
If you have not signed up for this rally and would like to do so and have a special need, let me know now....once all sites are assigned, the list will go into the State Parks office for computer entry.

The exciting word for today is ....GONGA......

JohnD
05-21-2015, 12:59 PM
Don't forget to change our trailer model and length in the first thread of this and the Tucson Rallies . . .

From 30ft. Trail Runner to 33ft Prowler!

Garry . . . I'll call you a little later today . . . working on the Trail Runner (before it starts raining again) . . .

Doublegranch
05-21-2015, 01:03 PM
OOPS...Thank you! That slipped my mind....
Can't wait to see in next month in Colo Springs...

Gordonandbetty
05-21-2015, 05:17 PM
We would love a pull through. Can't remember if I let you know the length of our new Sundance. It is 37.5 ft. Gordon is getting better about backing it up but pull throughs are so much nicer

betty & Gordon

Doublegranch
05-21-2015, 05:36 PM
Betty & Gordon:

Sorry all the pull thru sites are gone, I have you in site 32, very easy site to get in and out...Also our Rat Team will assist in helping you park if you need it. Not to worry about this back in site....

Possum51
05-21-2015, 06:52 PM
Pat and I would love a pull-thru site if you have one! Thanks!!

Possum51
05-21-2015, 06:54 PM
Whoops ! Just saw all the pull thrus are gone! That's ok, more "back up" experience for
Pat!!

Gordonandbetty
05-21-2015, 10:20 PM
Ok thanks Garry

jbeletti
05-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Hi Garry - pleass officially sign up the Belettis! It's a long way off but we are planning on making this rally. It will be the first time we've RV'd in AZ. Looking forward to it.

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 08:05 AM
Jim:

This is Great! Welcome to what is looking like a fantastic Rally.....I got you down and your site has been assigned....
Looking forward this Rally.....Safe Travels....
See you in Goshen....

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 08:20 AM
Havasu Balloon Festival Rally Update:
6 sites remaining for this Rally in the entire State Park
Exciting Times!!!!!!!

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 09:24 AM
Our HOC attendee list continues to grow and is indeed very impressive cross section from throughout the HOC community. We are blessed with a diverse group of people for this Rally. Equally so with the attendance from corporate representation as well. We will have Jim Belette and Julie Handcock representing the HOC management, we have Dave Yoccum the RD for the SE Region and of course YOU, the members that make this Club happen!


I feel blessed that we are all able to come together in Arizona. A FIRST for our State, First for our Chapter and a First in many other ways. This has the makings of being an incredible Rally and one to be remembered. This Venue allowed us to do something that the State of Arizona does not generally do, book the entire State Park in advance. The head Park Ranger has been great to us and would like us to return. They offer a different theme going on each month and perhaps we will come back the following year in a different month and a different theme! They offer Blue Grass festivals, Pop Festivals and the list goes on. So if you enjoy this area, the park and these large get togethers, voice your comments and we will continue to plan in advance to be able to secure these exceptional opportunities.


Now with all that in mind.....We need 6 more attendees to complete our goal of selling out the Park. If you are on the fence, make the decision as once the sites are gone, they will not reappear.

Looking forward to meeting everyone in Havasu and our RAT team (Rally Assist Team) will be working hard with preparations for our activities, snacks, pot luck, lunch and pancake breakfast. A lot going on....

FLOYD PHILBROOK
05-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Garry Sign Carol and myself up for your rally. Floyd

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Floyd, Thanks for signing up!
We have spoken on the phone but never met, so it will be great to meet you and Carol.

Bob&Patty
05-22-2015, 04:12 PM
OH NO, Floyd is coming. Buckle up your seatbelts. Floyd has to show of his new 365 LM.

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 04:24 PM
Bob....Do I need to move FLoyd to the Island?

BigJim45
05-22-2015, 04:36 PM
Garry Sign Carol and myself up for your rally. Floyd

Floyd

Glad I talked you into going to this rally.
And no I'm not paying for your site.

Sorry Bob.....

Bob&Patty
05-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Garry, out of the park would be better. Love Ya Floyd.

Mrsfish
05-22-2015, 06:17 PM
Bob....Do I need to move FLoyd to the Island?

This is soooo funny. Maybe we should have an island for the outcasts. We could shoot their portion of the potlucks over the water with the balloon launchers. But then again, with this group the island may get too full.

bkdance
05-22-2015, 07:32 PM
Alright! I can't take it anymore!

SIGN. US. UP.

9th to 16th

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 07:34 PM
Kim...........Wow it's about time!
This just would not be a "Party" without you and Bob...
By the way, because of you, Steve purchased a case of Fireball for our future Rally's...
Thanks for joining.....

Mrsfish
05-22-2015, 07:45 PM
Alright! I can't take it anymore!

SIGN. US. UP.

9th to 16th

Omg I was so worried I was going to have to do this by myself! It's about time my sister from another mister!

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 07:48 PM
Bob & Kim have decided to join the FUN in Havasu!!
This takes us down to 5 sites left.....
For those who don't know Kim (the quiet shy one of the two) She was known for passing around the Fireball in Quartzsite and is also know as Judge Judy for our Camp Verde Rally for the Bowl a Thon....so she goes by many alias, but always a lot of fun to have around....Bob, how do you do it?

bkdance
05-22-2015, 07:53 PM
First of all Bob's just along for the ride (or so he says)
Secondly, I'm feeling the love.


Just don't call me Judy. :rolleyes:

bkdance
05-22-2015, 07:58 PM
37104
Look what I bought!!!

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 08:05 PM
Kim: Are those "Shot" glasses? Way too Cool.......

JohnD
05-22-2015, 08:28 PM
Bob & Kim have decided to join the FUN in Havasu!!
This takes us down to 5 sites left.....
For those who don't know Kim (the quiet shy one of the two) She was known for passing around the Fireball in Quartzsite

I kinda' remember some Fireball . . . will there be more????? :p

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 08:31 PM
John....where have you been? We have missed your comments.
Yes lots of fireball, but I won't drink the other stuff she was mixing at the prize night..
You are going to have almost a 100 people to play your music too on the "Heartland Cove" in Havasu.
Hope you are ready....

JohnD
05-22-2015, 08:49 PM
John....where have you been? We have missed your comments.
Yes lots of fireball, but I won't drink the other stuff she was mixing at the prize night..
You are going to have almost a 100 people to play your music too on the "Heartland Cove" in Havasu.
Hope you are ready....

I'm trying to be good . . . :rolleyes:

Just traded in the trailer today . . . kinda' sad seeing it go, but can't wait till next Friday when we pick up the new one! :cool:

Doublegranch
05-22-2015, 08:55 PM
Does trying to be good, mean you aren't drinking?
RE: you RV...it's good to get rid of the old and get NEW!
Don't think of the past memories but the new adventures to come!!

chiefaret
05-23-2015, 07:51 AM
Kim...........Wow it's about time!
This just would not be a "Party" without you and Bob...
By the way, because of you, Steve purchased a case of Fireball for our future Rally's...
Thanks for joining.....

Hope there is some left for the fall rally.

JohnD
05-23-2015, 08:00 AM
Does trying to be good, mean you aren't drinking?

Maybe . . . maybe not! :o :rolleyes: :p


RE: you RV...it's good to get rid of the old and get NEW!
Don't think of the past memories but the new adventures to come!!

I know . . . but that was a great trailer!

At least we got to use it one last time (last weekend at the Colorado HOC Spring Campout) since having it fixed two weeks ago today.

On the upside . . . the new trailer will be getting the brand new tires I put on the Trail Runner as the Prowler has BlowMax's on it on the lot.

And whoever buys our Trail Runner will have one great hauling machine now!

bkdance
05-23-2015, 12:48 PM
38. Kim & Bob Dance...............AZ......9th - 16th............Big Horn.....39 FT..........28

Hi Garry, Please correct our rig type... Big Country.
Thanks much for all you do!!!

Doublegranch
05-23-2015, 12:54 PM
Kim....correction noted...I thought you had a Big Horn...sorry.

Doublegranch
05-30-2015, 10:06 AM
Darrell & Sue Keetch from NM have signed up for the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally....
Welcome!!!

We currently have 4 sites open and this Rally will be sold out!

BigJim45
05-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Gary.........Please change our arrival date to the 10th and departing on the 15th. Will be their all dates now.

Thanks

Jim & Melody and the Pug Ginger

Doublegranch
05-30-2015, 10:37 AM
Jim:

Got it....Thanks....Looking forward to meeting you both....
Have your Party Hat on!

Doublegranch
06-08-2015, 07:40 AM
Our newest members: Jose & Kelley have just signed up for the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally...
Their first trip in the new North Trail went without a hitch...now they are hooked!!!
Welcome Jose & Kelley....

Doublegranch
06-08-2015, 07:42 AM
Only 3 sites left for the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally.....

Doublegranch
06-14-2015, 06:43 AM
While at the Goshen Pre Rally, Michael & Maureen Woodward Signed up for the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally...
Welcome Mike & Maureen....

We currently have only 2 sites left before we are sold out....

Doublegranch
06-14-2015, 09:12 PM
Murray Caughy from Ontario Canada will be joining us for the Havasu Balloon Festival.
He will be staying at another location and attending all our Rally functions....
Welcome Murray......

Doublegranch
06-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Havasu Balloon Festival Rally...UPDATE
This Rally for Jan 2017 has sold out....
We have filled the entire State Park with all Heartland Products..43 sites plus two additional RV's staying at another location.
We have a total of 45 Heartland Rigs confirmed.
Since the Rally is still a ways out and all sites are sold, I will take a HOC wait list in case someone needs to change their RSVP prior to releasing the name list to the Park. This way we can still control the park up to the point of releasing the names to the park Ranger. Once the name list is released, the wait list will no longer be valid as the park will open the reservations system to the public.
Once again I would like to express my appreciation to all the HOC members from the Chapters across the country for making this possible! You guys are GREAT!
We will have a Rally to remember! Final touches for some of the events will be forth coming.
THANK YOU

Gordonandbetty
06-15-2015, 09:26 PM
Wonderful.

Doublegranch
06-16-2015, 02:15 PM
Note: Rally attendees not staying at the State Park....
Since 3 rigs are staying elsewhere and this is a State Park, I am not sure if the Rangers at the gate will charge you a day use fee or not.
When I return from Goshen, I will call the Ranger and post his response.

Lindstrom1950
06-21-2015, 11:52 AM
Hi Garry. We are friends of Richard and Bonnie Waltman and would love to be added to your wait list for this event. We own a 2014 Landmark and just left the Goshen rally. Would consider arriving on the 9th and leaving on either the 16th or 17th. Please let us know how this works out. Thank you

Doublegranch
06-21-2015, 07:19 PM
John & Alima:

Got you on the wait list, but won't know if you will be cleared for some time. I would suspect when it's time to start calling in the credit cards is when we may have an opening if any...I will let everyone on the wait list know as soon as possible. Thanks for your interest in the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally.

lemmelhouse
07-08-2015, 11:57 AM
Garry, I would like to be put on the wait list for the Lake Havasu 2017. I'm not a Heartland owner but may be by 2017 (we are looking to buy soon), we are signed up for your Tucson rally in 2016. If you need me to send you the $20.00 rally fee just let me know.
Carl & Sylvaine Lemmel
lemmelplace@gmail.com

jimtoo
07-08-2015, 12:09 PM
Hi Carl and Sylvaine,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and hopefully soon to the family. We have a great bunch of folks here with lots of information.
If you have a question just ask and someone will try to help.

Jim M

Doublegranch
07-08-2015, 01:21 PM
Garry, I would like to be put on the wait list for the Lake Havasu 2017. I'm not a Heartland owner but may be by 2017 (we are looking to buy soon), we are signed up for your Tucson rally in 2016. If you need me to send you the $20.00 rally fee just let me know.
Carl & Sylvaine Lemmel
lemmelplace@gmail.com

[Carl....not required....I will add you to the wait list for Havasu Balloon Festival Rally....I think there are three ahead of you, the wait list is listed on the Rally Thread, 1st posting....so you can check. No money is due until next year some time....Looking forward to seeing you soon! ]

- - - Updated - - -

Carl:

You are number 3 on the wait list..

Bob&Patty
07-09-2015, 10:58 AM
Jimtoo, don't you be scaring off my friend of 70 years.

Doublegranch
08-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Havasu Balloon Festival UPDATE:
Just received an email from the Head Ranger regarding our Rally. Our Rally was booked for 5 night Jan 10-15 2017. While under normal circumstances at RV Resorts, early arrivals and late departures may be added on to some Rally's, this option is not available under the Rally Block with the State Park. Additional dates will require you to make them on your own and through the State Reservation System. Below is a copy of the email I received and the explanation.
Your assigned sites as listed on the first posting of this thread are still confirmed for the Rally dates and any extra dates you will make on your own.

State Park Email:
Good afternoon Garry, I have reviewed the spread sheet for sites and dates as I explained I can have reservation personnel block a group of sites out for the dates we discussed which was Jan 10-15-2017 which is no problem. I do not want to add early arrivals or later departures into this as it will get quite confusing for staff. My suggestion is let those that choose to come early or leave later make a reservation separate for the extra days via the website, or phone the reservation call center(520 586-2236 (tel:%28520%20586-2236)) they can make the reservation 365 days prior to arrival..
The few attendees staying elsewhere may attend the functions. Future expansions are in the planning stage just can't promise how quick they happen. The 3 sites blocked are for volunteer staff.
Thanks Pete

EDIT: NEW PHONE NUMBER FOR RESERVATIONS IS: 520 586 2283 ..UPDATED 1/7/16....

SilverRhino
08-20-2015, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the information Garry. Will have to mark the calendar so I can get our reservation in for the days outside the Rally dates. When we book "extra" days do we just book those? Example: Coming in for the Rally on the 9th and departing on the 16th..... would we just reserve for the 9th & 16th or do we have to book the entire stay?

Doublegranch
08-20-2015, 07:01 PM
SilverRhino....Just book your additional days before and after the Rally dates. I have all the Rally attendees confirmed on a separate Reservation for Jan 10-15 2017, departing on the 15th...5 Nights and no exceptions to the 5 nights. No options for less than the 5 nights.
You may ask for your same Rally site number and most likely get it, if you book when reservations for early dates opens.

lemmelhouse
11-01-2015, 03:31 PM
Garry, I noticed that you have us down twice on the waiting list, does this give me a better chance?
Carl

Doublegranch
11-01-2015, 03:36 PM
Carl:

At least you know you are on my mind.....I was doing an edit and adding names

Mrsfish
11-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Hey double G- just noticed that you have Tom and Penny #6 on the wait list, yet they are #34 on the attendee list

Doublegranch
11-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Well....that's number two for the day...guess I better put away the wine!
Thanks....I will make the correction....working from notes at camp Verde.....

Bob&Patty
11-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Garry, get off the Ripple and get some "2 Buck Chuck".

Doublegranch
11-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Bob....Thanks for the suggestion, but two buck chuck is now up to $3 in AZ and doesn't come with a screw on cap!

Bob&Patty
11-03-2015, 11:55 AM
I did notice that you have Floyd and Phil Philbrook on the attending list. Should be Floyd and Carol. Philbrook. Dude, I'm going to send you some $15 wine from the Temecula wineries. Must the Arizona water in the wine.

Doublegranch
11-03-2015, 12:45 PM
Darn that Ripple has to go! Trying to remember way too much for my pea brain to handle....thanks

Don't tell Carol, I had Floyd married to a Phil....What a wonderful world...

Bob&Patty
11-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Sometimes Floyd is a little edgy.

Flying Dutchman
11-25-2015, 12:01 AM
Gary, please put Dorothy and I on your wait list. We are planning the 2016-2017 winter out west and would love to experience the Havasu rally and expand our Heartland family. We would stay the 10th through the 15th, and I understand additional early/late nights would be arranged through the State Park. We will keep our fingers crossed hoping that this will all work out.

Doublegranch
11-25-2015, 07:19 AM
Eric & Dorothy....Got you on the wait list....lets see what happens..We should know if a few months.

Doublegranch
12-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Great News! Two members on the Wait list have been cleared for the Havasu Balloon Festival Rally......Carl & Sylviane Lemmel & Bob & Kathy Pearce.....

Doublegranch
01-05-2016, 11:01 AM
IMPORTANT UPDATE:
The Park Ranger is in the process of blocking all sites in the park for our Rally today. Remember the Rally Dates are Jan 10-15th 2017 ONLY!
When the Park is ready for the Rally name list, I will provide the names and advise you with a phone number and dates to call in for Payment! You will not use the
Parks reservations system for the RALLY...A special number will be provided.
Do not inquire with the park about the Rally Dates until you are notified.
If you would like to arrive early, booking is on your own through the Parks Reservations Service for the dates desired no earlier than one year in advance from the date of arrival.
Example if you want to arrive Jan 9, 2017, then reservations will be available starting Jan 9,2016..
Early arrivals and Late Departures will not be part of the Rally as the park is open to the public before and after the Rally dates.
Your Rally site number has been listed on the Thread. You may or may not be able to keep the same site number on your early arrivals, this is a State Park and it's First come First Serve outside our block. If you have any questions, send me a PM or Email.
NOTE: Attendees I am holding space and you are still pending time off or on the fence, I will need a commitment soon or your space will be released to the wait listed attendees.
Park Rates have changed: $40 water sites, $35 Non water

Mrsfish
01-05-2016, 08:18 PM
Just to open the subject....there ARE a few of us going to try and get in on Sunday the 8th. If you're one of the 'few' - let me know and we'll plan something.

Ann&Ted
01-06-2016, 12:12 AM
Howdy Garry, Since we just were promoted to the go list and have a site, we would like to get there on Tuesday the 9th and leave on Monday the 11th if that is possible.
Thanks much
Ann and Ted

MTPockets
01-06-2016, 08:24 AM
Howdy Garry, Since we just were promoted to the go list and have a site, we would like to get there on Tuesday the 9th and leave on Monday the 11th if that is possible.
Thanks much
Ann and Ted. The rally is thru the 15th... Is it your intention to leave 4 days early? Or did you mean Monday the 16th...

JohnD
01-06-2016, 08:50 AM
. The rally is thru the 15th... Is it your intention to leave 4 days early? Or did you mean Monday the 16th...

Terry . . . nobody said there would be math this early in the morning . . . :confused: :rolleyes: :o :cool:

Doublegranch
01-06-2016, 01:45 PM
Reminder:
I have sent out a few emails to Attendees that blocked space and may/may not be able to attend pending work etc.
I have not had any responses....If you monitor the Forum threads and not your emails, please let me know you intentions.
Our initial name list is almost ready to be turned into the park so they can set up names with sites etc.
The four sites in question, I need a response right away or your site may be fortified to someone on the wait list.
I will make every effort to contact you before I release your space, but time is of the essence!

Doublegranch
01-07-2016, 12:10 PM
Trace: Just cleared you and Teri for the Rally. Your site is #31
You now are able to call in for early arrival.

JohnD
01-07-2016, 12:39 PM
Trace: Just cleared your and Teri for the Rally. Your site is #31
You now are able to call in for early arrival.

One year and three days away . . . can't wait!

See y'all in Tucson in six weeks!

Again . . . CAN'T WAIT!

MTPockets
01-07-2016, 12:42 PM
One year and three days away . . . can't wait!

See you in Tucson in six weeks!. John, can you get the snow off your roof in just six weeks?

TandT
01-07-2016, 12:46 PM
Trace: Just cleared you and Teri for the Rally. Your site is #31
You now are able to call in for early arrival.


Okay 31, thank you Garry. Trace

JohnD
01-07-2016, 12:48 PM
. John, can you get the snow off your roof in just six weeks?

Well . . . I could if the Prowler wasn't still at the dealership for warranty repairs (nine weeks tomorrow).

Plus, it just started snowing again about two hours ago . . . :(

Doublegranch
01-07-2016, 01:41 PM
John:
We will be getting some of the White Stuff here at the ranch this evening as well. Lot's of rain and a little snow so far for the month.
Loving it, as the pastures can use the moisture. I hope the Prowler will be done for the Tucson Rally! What all is needed to take over 9 weeks?

JohnD
01-07-2016, 02:06 PM
John:
We will be getting some of the White Stuff here at the ranch this evening as well. Lot's of rain and a little snow so far for the month.
Loving it, as the pastures can use the moisture. I hope the Prowler will be done for the Tucson Rally! What all is needed to take over 9 weeks?

It seems that the awning issues, as well as the Cable TV input issues are the problem.

I've already told the dealership that if they can't figure out the issues with the cable TV coax issues to leave it alone as I already know what the problem is (funny that the repair techs don't have a clue???) and I will fix it myself (as I have already done) . . .

It has been at the dealership nine weeks now . . . and they still can't figure out the simple problem!

But the awning issues . . . that is a Heartland from the factory problem that they need to address from within!

Seems that many minor issues from the factory could be resolved if they get rid of a bunch of bad hourly workers and replaced them with someone that actually cared about their jobs!

Heartland factory . . . I hope you are reading this!

BigJim45
01-07-2016, 05:24 PM
But the awning issues . . . that is a Heartland from the factory problem that they need to address from within!

Seems that many minor issues from the factory could be resolved if they get rid of a bunch of bad hourly workers and replaced them with someone that actually cared about their jobs!

Heartland factory . . . I hope you are reading this!

John

What makes you think that the workers at Heartland don't care about their jobs.

Seems to me you should call Heartland and discuss your concern not here on this forum. JMO

Doublegranch
01-07-2016, 05:29 PM
Post number 135 for early arrival instructions has just been updated with a new phone number...

I just called the Reservations service and their office opens at 8 AM each morning, however the online reservations is open 24 hours a day...
If you want to arrive on the 8th for example, you may book at midnight to obtain a reservation for that date!

I have a couple more attendees on the waitlist I will try to clear this evening so you have the advantage of booking early!

To REPEAT......IF YOU WANT AN EARLY ARRIVAL, YOU MUST BOOK IT SEPARATE FROM THE RALLY BLOCK!!!!!

Doublegranch
01-07-2016, 06:34 PM
Ted & Ann.....Just confirmed you off the wait list.....you are in site 36...
You may call in for early reservations and hopefully stay in the same site....

- - - Updated - - -

Doublegranch
01-07-2016, 09:07 PM
FINAL CALL:

I have reached out to attendees in question regarding this Rally with no response. We are a couple of days away from the one year where the Park starts the name entry for this Rally.
By tomorrow, I will need a response or your reservations will be given to another attendee on the wait list. Sorry to have to do this, but numerous postings have been made, emails sent, Pm's and in some cases phone calls. I have exhausted every way I know to get a response. Since this is a State Park and they have done us a huge favor in blocking the entire Park, we must have 100% attendance for the blocked space. I will start clearing more wait lists tomorrow.

chiefaret
01-08-2016, 10:09 AM
Trace: Just cleared you and Teri for the Rally. Your site is #31
You now are able to call in for early arrival.

Gary, hope most of the wait list can make it. You know what I told you about my site. Offer still goes and I will be fine with whatever you do.

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 10:12 AM
Steve:

Thanks, I think everyone will make it eventually. Still have a couple pending and that should be decided today.
Your offer is very nice, but I need you in place, Ginger can't drink fireball all day and drive you home at night!!

Bob&Patty
01-08-2016, 11:10 AM
Garry, I guess I need to call the CG. Cant remember if I called them or not.

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 11:14 AM
Bob:
Early bookings are only starting today....this is a leap year so the you won't be able to book for the 8th until tomorrow...
You will need to call the reservations service for this....I will advise everyone when to call in for the Rally Payments and what phone number to use!

See you in Feb! Safe Travels.

MTPockets
01-08-2016, 11:15 AM
Garry, to be clear-- when do we call for giving credit card info for the actual Ralley dates?

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 11:55 AM
Payment for the Rally won't be for awhile...The Park Ranger will be data entering the names, sites etc....Then he will let me know when payments may start.
There will be a phone number that he will give me for Rally payments only....I will make a posting and send out emails, pms etc for everyone to call in....
The big push right now is to secure the 43 sites with confirmed names.
There are still a couple names that have not responded to their original tentative booking....I should be able to finish clearing the wait list today...

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 12:09 PM
Jacie & Richard.....I have just cleared you off the wait list.....your site number is 1
You are free to call into the reservations system if you want to arrive early....

JohnD
01-08-2016, 12:41 PM
John

What makes you think that the workers at Heartland don't care about their jobs.

Seems to me you should call Heartland and discuss your concern not here on this forum. JMO

Obviously there are few that don't seem to care about what they do as many of the issues that we read about here are common with many of us.

And a lot of them are simple problems that any competent person doing that job shouldn't have a problem doing it right.

My point is that if every part of the manufacturing process had an employee sign off on the installation, then when countless warranty repairs come in they could track who isn't doing their job correctly . . . and do something about it!

Now . . . back to the subject at hand.

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 01:45 PM
I just called the reservations line: 520 586 2283 and booked for the 8 & 9th for early arrival....
The online site is down probably until Monday as the Phoenix office is moving locations.
YOU MAY NOW CALL IN FOR ANY EARLY ARRIVALS....and I was able to keep my same site as for the Rally.

Mrsfish
01-08-2016, 02:15 PM
My early reservations are done!! Feel like it's official now.

Hippy
01-08-2016, 03:10 PM
This is Hippy and Lisa. Just got back from 2 week vacation cruise. Due we still have our spot ?

MTPockets
01-08-2016, 03:18 PM
OK, I did it... We're confirmed for early arrival reservation 1/8/17 site 06.

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 03:20 PM
Hippy & Lisa: Yep you are good to go! Only attendees in concern were those who booked not knowing if they could really attend. I have only one more pending.
Name list was sent into the Park Ranger this morning, so any cancellations now will be grounds for the removal of the breath from one's body!!! ouch...that was harsh!

Call into the Reservations Center at 520 586 2283 if you want to sign up for an early arrival...Remember, the Rally Jan 10-15th are already booked, you will not pay or mention this to the
reservations center....The Park Ranger will have us call directly into his office for the Rally payments at a later time......You are only paying and booking for dates "outside" the Rally....
Give me a call if you need help.

Hippy
01-08-2016, 03:22 PM
Doubleranch, I see you gave my sight 31 away? Sorry jumped the gun. I'll pm you in a couple of days.

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 03:44 PM
No...for Havasu site 31 was assigned to a couple in Fl that did not respond. I gave that site to Trace & Teri...I don't ever show you in 31, sorry if there is an error, but I show you in 39..Maybe I had a typo when I confirmed with you..

MTPockets
01-08-2016, 03:49 PM
.....Maybe I had a typo when I confirmed.....
Garry, a typo? I'm not buyin' it..... Well, I guess that's a distantly remote possibility...... Or at least a maybe..... It is Garry though, so OK maybe, most likely probable. Never mind. He did it.

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 03:51 PM
Well, Grandpa always said the Reason I am still here is that the Lord hasn't finished with me yet...so I am still prone to human errors...

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 06:42 PM
Hippy: Happy we got it all cleared up...you are number 31 on the list but always been 39 for the site number....

Mrsfish
01-08-2016, 06:43 PM
I want to know who told Terry we were going here early????

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 07:02 PM
OOOPS....Ann, I might have let it slip when he was begging to know our plans...
I think it will be okay and June has promised to keep him in line for the two extra days!
Oh by the way, he will be going to dinner with us as well....:cool:

Mrsfish
01-08-2016, 07:16 PM
OOOPS....Ann, I might have let it slip when he was begging to know our plans...
I think it will be okay and June has promised to keep him in line for the two extra days!
Oh by the way, he will be going to dinner with us as well....:cool:

terry's buying dinner, you say? That's really nice of him. I've always liked him.

MTPockets
01-08-2016, 08:26 PM
terry's buying dinner, you say? That's really nice of him. I've always liked him.
I like you too Ann..... Well, sometimes? Just kidding... You're at or near the top of my list....

Doublegranch
01-08-2016, 08:31 PM
So? Does that mean you are still BUYING????

MTPockets
01-08-2016, 08:37 PM
So? Does that mean you are still BUYING????
Still?

paulh
01-09-2016, 01:56 PM
Hi Garry!! Just received confirmation for early arrival on 1/9, site #38.

Doublegranch
01-09-2016, 01:58 PM
Paul:
Great....thanks for the update!
See you in Tucson next month...

Doublegranch
01-09-2016, 06:38 PM
Havasu Balloon Festival Scavenger Hunt:

How about an old fashion 70's scavenger hunt...we need about 5 teams of 4....If you are interested make a post..
This will be a timed hunt and you will be given your team envelope and XX hours to complete your in Town hunt!
Of course the Winners will be immortalized in the Havasu Scavenger Hall Of Fame!
You will need access to a car to take you about, digital camera or smart phone and a fun filled "heart"....

EDIT: To make this fair, all names will be placed in a hopper and teams will be drawn and each team will select a team leader!

Mrsfish
01-09-2016, 06:50 PM
Absolutely!! Count Rick and I in.

MTPockets
01-09-2016, 07:09 PM
Count June in - I'll pass and stay behind to guard the Fireball...

Doublegranch
01-09-2016, 07:11 PM
Terry, I will count you in to be one of the judges! We will need several to review the pics of all the results....
Judge pay has yet to be determined, but I will have an open bottle available for guarding.

MTPockets
01-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Terry, I will count you in to be one of the judges! We will need several to review the pics of all the results....
Judge pay has yet to be determined, but I will have an open bottle available for guarding.. That'll work.... (What's the State Park alcohol policy? - May need to have paper bags on hand)

Doublegranch
01-09-2016, 07:28 PM
Drink responsibly, at your site, and no loud voices! Pick up all containers and use the trash barrels...
Share you liquid with a friend or a friend you want....really simple

MTPockets
01-09-2016, 08:09 PM
Drink responsibly, at your site, and no loud voices! Pick up all containers and use the trash barrels...
Share you liquid with a friend or a friend you want....really simple
Sounds reasonable...

Possum51
01-09-2016, 10:30 PM
Please put Pat and I down for the scavenger hunt! Sounds like so much fun! Leave it to you, Garry to think of so many fun things to do at a rally!!

Doublegranch
01-10-2016, 12:06 AM
Thanks Elaine....there just may be a surprise of two....

gasman
01-10-2016, 08:05 PM
Garry, we would be interested in the scavenger hunt.

Doublegranch
01-10-2016, 08:21 PM
Mike, Thanks, got you down

Doublegranch
01-14-2016, 01:32 PM
Havasu Payment Instructions:

The Range has finished inputting attendees names and site number for this Rally.
You may now start Calling in for Payment 928 855 2784, advise the Ranger you are with the Heartland Group and you site number as listed on the Rally Posting.
Just a reminder, use the above phone number only as the block is not part of the normal reservations system.

Ron-Cookie
01-14-2016, 03:07 PM
Havasu Payment Instructions:

The Range has finished inputting attendees names and site number for this Rally.
You may now start Calling in for Payment 980 855 2784, advise the Ranger you are with the Heartland Group and you site number as listed on the Rally Posting.
Just a reminder, use the above phone number only as the block is not part of the normal reservations system.

CORRECTION.... Try 928 855 2784 and you will get through.... :cool:

Doublegranch
01-14-2016, 04:19 PM
Yep...I made a typo.......sorry...

Mrsfish
01-14-2016, 05:21 PM
Done!! Be patient. Sounds like they don't do their reservations this way very often and they are adjusting. Very nice though.

Doublegranch
01-15-2016, 10:40 AM
NOTICE:

Pete our Havasu Ranger has asked that attendees hold off until Tuesday 1/19/16 before calling into the office for payments...
They are swamped with a full park & the Balloon festival this weekend, and want to give attendees the best service possible...
Thank you......

JohnD
01-15-2016, 03:23 PM
NOTICE:

Pete our Havasu Ranger has asked that attendees hold off until Tuesday 1/19/16 before calling into the office for payments...
They are swamped with a full park & the Balloon festival this weekend, and want to give attendees the best service possible...
Thank you......

Ain't very often I have to wait to give someone money . . . but OK!

chiefaret
01-16-2016, 12:23 PM
Yep, Go Broncos, until they meet AZ in the Super Bowl. Then go CARDS

JohnD
01-16-2016, 03:08 PM
Yep, Go Broncos, until they meet AZ in the Super Bowl. Then go CARDS

We'll know tomorrow!

chiefaret
01-18-2016, 05:07 PM
For those coming, this is a picture of what they call the glow, a night burn where they just fire off their burners but don't take off. Kinda pretty. 42449​

Mrsfish
01-18-2016, 05:16 PM
[QUOTE=chiefaret;464119]For those coming, this is a picture of what they call the glow, a night burn where they just fire off their burners but don't take off. Kinda pretty. 42449​[/QU

Steve, my understanding is that the state park we're staying at is right across the river from the burn. Like maybe from where this picture is taken. Am I close?

chiefaret
01-18-2016, 08:02 PM
[QUOTE=chiefaret;464119]For those coming, this is a picture of what they call the glow, a night burn where they just fire off their burners but don't take off. Kinda pretty. 42449​[/QU

Steve, my understanding is that the state park we're staying at is right across the river from the burn. Like maybe from where this picture is taken. Am I close?

I am not sure of where the picture was taken, but we are not far from where the take off point. And the balloons are so big that it may be.

Doublegranch
01-18-2016, 09:34 PM
My understanding is the Glow is on the island. We are just down the river from the Island about a 1/2 mile, but in clear view from the State Park.

lemmelhouse
01-19-2016, 01:56 PM
Garry,
I just tried to register or confirm for my site #22 but was told all the reservation are being handled by you. Also they gave me another number to call for reservations, (520) 586-2283, the lady said that the dates are reserved for the Heartland Rally but told me again to contact you. Don't know what to do now so hope you do and I'll wait to hear from you,
Carl.

Doublegranch
01-19-2016, 02:05 PM
Carl:

No you need to call the Ranger's office the number is 928 855 2784...it is listed on posting number 135 and 204....Be sure to tell them you are with the Heartland Group Jan 10-15 2017 and your site number....I just called in they have a number of attendees already confirmed with payments. Let me know if you have any other problems. Your site number is listed on the first posting of this thread.

lemmelhouse
01-19-2016, 03:36 PM
Gary,
Got-er-done, thanks for your information. I called the (928) 855 2784 number the first time and the guy that answered told me to call the different number, almost happened the second time but he handed the phone to someone else. So we're OK now, thanks again.
Carl.

Doublegranch
01-19-2016, 03:41 PM
Carl:
Thanks for the follow up....I hope everyone understands that State Parks do not generally allow block space let alone the entire park.
So they had to put into place a couple of different procedures to circumvent the normal Reservations system.
It may not be 100% worked out among every employee so be patient and it will all work out.

wino2
01-19-2016, 10:43 PM
Garry,
Called this morning, and the Rangers were very helpful. We are all paid up for space #17 from the 9th-16th.

Doublegranch
01-19-2016, 10:46 PM
Wayne:

Great news! Thanks for the update...Are you guys getting into the 70's scavenger hunt?

Gaffer
01-20-2016, 10:43 AM
Just wondering what the in and out policy is for those of us who are staying outside the state park but on the rally list.

Doublegranch
01-20-2016, 11:01 AM
PJ:

The Ranger office will have a list of Rally attendees staying elsewhere, those on the list will be allowed to come and go without charge
for the Rally dates...Jan 10 - 15th.....

Doublegranch
01-20-2016, 10:50 PM
We just added Dave & Shelly Melton from UT to our Havasu Waitlist.
They will be flying their balloon in the Balloon Festival...how exciting.
Trace, I understand you will be part of the crew...it is a lot of work but a lot of fun.
I have crewed several times for my friends in Wyo....
Let's keep our fingers crossed we can get you into the Rally.

Gaffer
01-21-2016, 10:30 AM
PJ:

The Ranger office will have a list of Rally attendees staying elsewhere, those on the list will be allowed to come and go without charge
for the Rally dates...Jan 10 - 15th.....

Good news. Thanks for the quick reply.

Doublegranch
01-22-2016, 01:11 AM
In the next few days I should get a list from the Rangers office as to who has responded to the call for payment and who has not.....
Please make sure you call in order to keep your site reservation.

I will attempt to contact each attendee who has not yet confirmed with your payment.

Doublegranch
01-22-2016, 11:31 AM
Please call in for payment on your Rally Site!

We have only 9 attendees that have paid as of this morning!
I have made a column to show who has paid on the first posting next to everyone's name.
The Ranger will give me a drop dead date, but lets not wait until the end. We have attendees on the waitlist.

chiefaret
01-23-2016, 07:40 AM
Paid Yesterday, easy process, nice folks to talk to.

MTPockets
01-23-2016, 08:04 AM
Terry & June paid yesterday also....

jbeletti
01-24-2016, 03:28 PM
Hi Garry - got my payments all made for the early days and the rally days. For anyone who's not paid - they're open for payments on today (Sunday).

We arrive Sunday, 8-Jan-2017 and depart Monday, 16-Jan - 8 nights total.

See you in a year! :)

bkdance
01-24-2016, 03:40 PM
Made our payment today, accidentally got talked into staying the night of the 15th by the park. So...we arrive on the 8th and depart on the 16th.

jbeletti
01-24-2016, 03:57 PM
...accidentally got talked into staying the night of the 15th by the park...

Same here! They said most people are leaving Monday so I figured what the heck. This way it gives me flexibility. If I need to leave Sunday, I will consider it my donation to the state of CO :) See you there.

BigJim45
01-24-2016, 05:03 PM
Gary

Paid. Park said check out for everybody was the 16th??? So guess I'm leaving the 16th. Any way, all PAID.

gasman
01-24-2016, 05:13 PM
Gary

Paid. Park said check out for everybody was the 16th??? So guess I'm leaving the 16th. Any way, all PAID.

Jim, aren't you guys going to Brenda on the 15th?

Mrsfish
01-24-2016, 05:20 PM
We paid on the first day and we are leaving on Sunday the 15th.

Doublegranch
01-24-2016, 05:31 PM
While normal rally's check out on a Sunday, when we booked the 10-15th, the Park the Ranger booked the rally through Sunday....so yes everyone will be booked from the 10-15.th...
6 nights....

BigJim45
01-24-2016, 07:42 PM
Jim, aren't you guys going to Brenda on the 15th?

Your right Mike. Will need to call them and change check out date to the 15th and get refund on one night. If they can't do that, then I will call my credit card and canx the hole thing then. Will have to see.

- - - Updated - - -


While normal rally's check out on a Sunday, when we booked the 10-15th, the Park the Ranger booked the rally through Sunday....so yes everyone will be booked from the 10-15.th...
6 nights....

Gary

Rally says check in the 10th and....Jan 15: Sun Check out...Wow that went fast :p, lets do this again soon!:o not the 16th. 5 nights not 6

Doublegranch
01-24-2016, 08:57 PM
Jim:

I sent an email to the Ranger that booked this event. I am sure he will work with those that want to depart on Sunday.
I will make a posting after I hear back from him.

Here is one of my original emails to him confirming the dates:
Pete:


I just wanted to say a Big Thank You for helping me out on these dates. I have put out a system email and posted on the Heartland Web site the procedures for any early arrivals or late departures as per your email.


Also just wanted to make a final confirmation on our dates:


Jan 10, 2017 Tuesday check in
Jan 15, 2017 Sunday Check out.


I think in our conversation I stated the 16th, thinking that was Sunday....
We will be there 5 full nights and checking out the morning of the 15th.


In closing, you mentioned that I will assign the sites, which has already taken place. Then you mentioned you will collect from them when they check in. Does that mean when they drive up or when they call in with there deposit? We originally spoke about once the final list was made a few months prior to the Rally you would let me know what month everyone would call into your office with a credit card prior to the Rally. Is this still the procedure?


Garry Gilbert

BigJim45
01-24-2016, 09:22 PM
Thanks Gary. Hope they can refund the one day. Cindy who I spoke with told me everybody was checking out on Monday not Sunday as I told her that was your check out date listed, so I ended up paying for one extra day.

Doublegranch
01-24-2016, 09:26 PM
Jim:

I understand the confusion as I also was booked through the 16th automatically. I wanted to stay another day anyway. Since I copied Pete in my original email, I think they will accommodate attendees needs...
I didn't intend to sneak an extra night in on anyone....Now I know why I say some emails..

chiefaret
01-25-2016, 02:43 PM
Jim:

I understand the confusion as I also was booked through the 16th automatically. I wanted to stay another day anyway. Since I copied Pete in my original email, I think they will accommodate attendees needs...
I didn't intend to sneak an extra night in on anyone....Now I know why I say some emails..

Gary, I don't know if it means anything to anybody, but I was in Phoenix during this years balloon fest and came back to town on Sunday. The traffic (all roads in and out are two lane, especially going South) was extreme, atrocious, awful, ishy, and any other descriptor you can think of. I think that extra day to let everyone else get out of town so you don't have to fight the traffic would be a good idea, for me anyway. Just saying!

Doublegranch
01-25-2016, 02:45 PM
Steve:

Great update! Thank you very much. I agree with the extra day especially departing south on the two lane road.

TandT
01-25-2016, 03:31 PM
Myself, as well as a few others attending this Rally, have reservations starting on the 15th at another location.
This was based on the exit date of the 15th posted at the top of the Rally thread. Thanks, Trace

Doublegranch
01-25-2016, 03:51 PM
Trace:

If you read my previous posts, I am working with the Park to allow those who want to leave on the 15 to do so.
Not sure what the problem is as there is nothing booked for an HOC event following this Rally. I know you have
your private group in Quartzsite and let's see what the Ranger says. The extra day booking was done by the park
not by me.

TandT
01-25-2016, 03:57 PM
Trace:

If you read my previous posts, I am working with the Park to allow those who want to leave on the 15 to do so.
Not sure what the problem is as there is nothing booked for an HOC event following this Rally. I know you have
your private group in Quartzsite and let's see what the Ranger says. The extra day booking was done by the park
not by me.

Garry,
Thanks for working that out. I just wanted to make you aware that a group of us are heading off to a campout after this Rally. Reservations had been paid starting on the 15th.Trace

jbeletti
01-25-2016, 04:02 PM
Gary, I don't know if it means anything to anybody, but I was in Phoenix during this years balloon fest and came back to town on Sunday. The traffic (all roads in and out are two lane, especially going South) was extreme, atrocious, awful, ishy, and any other descriptor you can think of. I think that extra day to let everyone else get out of town so you don't have to fight the traffic would be a good idea, for me anyway. Just saying!

That's some good info. Sounds like I'll enjoy my day wrapping things up rather than fighting traffic to get out of the area :) Thanks.

Gaffer
01-25-2016, 06:48 PM
FYI everyone, the RV show in Quartzsite next year runs from January 21st through January 29th.

gasman
01-26-2016, 02:49 PM
Garry, I called today and paid our fees. The lady I spoke with insisted that we are under contract for the 10th thru the 16th. I had to talk hard to get her to change my departure date and refund my extra day.

Doublegranch
01-26-2016, 02:53 PM
Mike:

Thanks, I have sent a couple of emails to Pete but he was out of the office for a few days. As soon as he returns, we will get this worked out.
My emails to him were all the 10-15th so it should not be an issue.

Garry

MTPockets
01-26-2016, 02:59 PM
Regarding the Ralley days, Here's a suggestion. It seems an error or misunderstanding or miscommunication has occurred somewhere. I suggest it not be pressed heavily with the park, let Garry work it through. The park really bent over for us to have this time exclusively for our group.. Regardless of where any error lies, I feel it's best for our club to leave good feelings with the park.

gasman
01-27-2016, 12:12 AM
Regarding the Ralley days, Here's a suggestion. It seems an error or misunderstanding or miscommunication has occurred somewhere. I suggest it not be pressed heavily with the park, let Garry work it through. The park really bent over for us to have this time exclusively for our group.. Regardless of where any error lies, I feel it's best for our club to leave good feelings with the park.


Terry, I agree that we don't want to be rude or cause any issues. The problem is that they are charging everyone for an extra night.