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BigDaddy
08-08-2015, 07:46 AM
5343 Roscoe Road, Gulf SHores, AL 36542

Venue:
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Sugar Sands RV Resort (http://sugarsandsrvresort.com/)
5343 Roscoe Road
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Melissa or Romona 251-968-2223 (tel:251-968-2223)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $0
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $0


Details:
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From: 5/6/2016 to: 5/8/2016
Number of sites held: 20
Register by end of day 4/1/2016
Site fee: $$48.00 FHU CATV WIFI per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: $20.00
Meet and Greet: Yes - Ice Cream Sundaes - bring your own beverage
Meet and Greet Date: 5/6
Meet and Greet Time: 7:00 PM - Clubhouse
HOC Catered Meal: Yes - BBQ pork and chicken with sides
Bring your own beverage and a dessert to share
Catered Meal Date: 5/7
Catered Meal Time: 6:00 PM - Clubhouse
Door Prize: 1 pair of Snappads (for front landing gear) $50 value
Door Prize: 4 Quality Tire Pressure Gauges
Seminars: 5/7 - 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Ron Russell - Performance Trailer Braking
Will discuss electric brakes versus Disc Brakes including purchase and installation prices

Ron Russell - Trailer Tire seminar - Tire/RV Industry failures
Also test the accuracy of your current Tire Pressure gauge Saturday after the seminar
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Attendees:
Bill and Susan Mealer - 45B
Marty Cook and Sheila Prescott - 2
James and Denise Fischer - 40B
James and Rhonda Brown - 45A
Randy and Brenda Spitzkeit - 42B
Mills - 48
Anita and Wayne Cooper - 44A
Donna and Hogan Cooper - 43B
Ricky and Rachael Lester - 46A
Jerry and Lillie Worth - 47B
Dave Yocum - Julie Hancock - 46B
Paul and Shelia Blackford - 40A
Bob and Barb Mansolino - 41B
Phil and Linda Sirota - 5
Robert and Linda Cox - 44B
Eric and Dorothy Van Opstal - 48
Bill and Jan Raber - 17
Richard and Clara Mcinnis - 19
Dave and Cathryn (GWRAM) - 8


Contact:
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Event Leader: BigDaddy(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=15883)


Additional Info:
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This is the weekend of the Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival in Foley near the Tanger Outlet Mall. The Park is located in Gulf Shores, so we'll be close to all the Gulf's amenities and restaurants including Gulf Shores State Park Beach - and just a few minutes away from Foley - and Lamberts!

The park also has a large Club House, Pool.

Please call to reserve a site ASAP and let me know your site number.

Nabo
08-08-2015, 09:13 AM
Cool! Maybe we can make it this time.

jassson007
08-08-2015, 10:06 AM
We will try to make this one as well.


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BigDaddy
08-08-2015, 04:59 PM
GREAT!! It'll be great to have both Tennessee and Louisiana friends with us! Brings some more friends with ya!

rbspitz
08-08-2015, 07:35 PM
We will try our best to make it back to Gulf Shores.

Flying Dutchman
08-09-2015, 12:59 PM
Will throw this one on my 2016 calendar, would love to make it.

wyndysweep
08-09-2015, 10:36 PM
Correct link to silversandsrvresort.com, you left out rv.

Mcook
08-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Made my reservations for lot #2.
We stayed there this past May. Love the zero entry pool.

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Buster537
09-02-2015, 10:29 AM
We are down for site 45-A. Will be there on May 5th and leave on May 9th. Look forward to seeing everyone. James & Rhonda B.

BighornWm.
09-13-2015, 08:46 PM
Not so faar from Tallahassee. Will try & make it.WILL BE THERE. HAVE RESERVED SITE 48.

BigDaddy
09-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Great!! Looking forward to seeing y'all!

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Hope to see y'all there. Looks like a good rally is starting to come together!

GETnBYE
09-16-2015, 01:35 PM
We are booked, site 44-a.

hogan
12-25-2015, 12:31 PM
Working on getting this Rally on the books. Got to put together an iteniery after SE Regional.
Merry Christmas everyone! Hogan and Donna

BigDaddy
12-25-2015, 09:05 PM
Hope you can work it out! Look forward to seeing y'all. Merry Christmas!!

hogan
01-07-2016, 01:22 PM
We are booked. Site 43-B. Looks like a very nice park and looking forward to seeing all our friends. Planning to spend a few days at the Gulf State park following the Rally. Hogan and Donna

BigDaddy
01-09-2016, 08:32 PM
Great!! Looking forward to seeing everyone, too!

mountainlovers76
01-28-2016, 06:53 PM
If everything works out we will be there, so on that positive thinking, just made our reservations for the rally on site 46B. I plan on arriving Thursday evening and Rachel will arrive Friday evening. Will leave Monday.

Ricky & Rachel

Gizzy
02-05-2016, 12:33 PM
Bill and Susan,
Just made our reservations for the rally. We will be on site 47B. Looking forward to another great time.

BigDaddy
02-08-2016, 05:46 PM
Great!! See y'all soon!

davebennington
03-18-2016, 12:27 PM
We have made our reservation. We arrive on 5/4 leave on 5/9. Site number is 46 B

dave

BigDaddy
03-22-2016, 07:57 AM
Great! See you there!

GETnBYE
03-22-2016, 12:08 PM
We have made our reservation. We arrive on 5/4 leave on 5/9. Site number is 46 B

dave

Dave, I'm butting in here, may be just a typo, but I noticed you have the same site number as someone else listed. Might need to check this out.
See quote below;

If everything works out we will be there, so on that positive thinking, just made our reservations for the rally on site 46B. I plan on arriving Thursday evening and Rachel will arrive Friday evening. Will leave Monday.

Ricky & Rachel



Ricky, Rachel with Gracie and Isaiah our Yorkies
2014 Landmark Key Largo
'08 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4X4 Crew Cab Std Box
Hensley TS3 Air Hitch
Firestone Ride Rite Airbags
American Tank 45 Gal Combo Box

Rallies:
2014 AlaMissiBamaSsippi Rally (Gulf Shores AL 4/24 - 4/27)
2014 Heartland National Rally (Urbanna VA 6/12 - 6/15)
2015 AlaMissiBamaSsippi Rally (Gulf Shores AL 4/24 - 4/26)
2015 Heartland National Rally (Goshen IN 6/16 -6/21)

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boatto5er
03-22-2016, 01:15 PM
It will be cozy on that site! [emoji1]


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mountainlovers76
03-22-2016, 07:40 PM
Dave, I'm butting in here, may be just a typo, but I noticed you have the same site number as someone else listed. Might need to check this out.
See quote below;

If everything works out we will be there, so on that positive thinking, just made our reservations for the rally on site 46B. I plan on arriving Thursday evening and Rachel will arrive Friday evening. Will leave Monday.

Ricky & Rachel







Update: We visited the park a few weeks back and changed our site to 46A so the sun would be on the off door side in the afternoon. I like to have the evening shade on the door side when possible.

GETnBYE
03-22-2016, 08:42 PM
Update: We visited the park a few weeks back and changed our site to 46A so the sun would be on the off door side in the afternoon. I like to have the evening shade on the door side when possible.


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Thats good to hear. I just saw it and wanted to tell someone. Glad to know about the sun, I had asked for morning sun instead of evening as I had sun poisoning years ago and can't tolerate the sun as much now.
Anita

davebennington
03-23-2016, 03:59 PM
I called the campground and verified we are in site 46B

dave

hogan
03-24-2016, 07:16 AM
How bout those Shrimps and Oysters at Doc's Seafood?

hogan
04-08-2016, 08:41 AM
Can I stir up some action on this thread? I am getting excited about hanging with my AlaMissiBamaSippi buddies. Won't be long. Another 2000 miles and a few gallons of petrol and we will be there. Hogan and Donna

GETnBYE
04-08-2016, 01:57 PM
How bout those Shrimps and Oysters at Doc's Seafood? we want to hit Doc's seafood this year, we always missed it somehow in prior visits! We might need to work on getting in town earlier.

hogan
04-09-2016, 07:55 AM
We will be in area on Tuesday b4 Rally. We will meet uins at Docs.


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BigDaddy
04-09-2016, 09:58 AM
We're coming in Monday, May 2nd, and plan to pull out the following Monday.

We're up for doc's, too! Don't leave without us!

Ill be posting a schedule for the rally later today(?). We've got a guest presenter from Tital Specialty Products who will talk about disc brake conversions and also a seminar on trailer tires. We'll have some door prizes as well!!

See y'all soon!

plshilo
04-09-2016, 10:54 AM
Hey Everyone,
Phil & Linda here....we are new to HOC and Hope to have our New BC before this rally. We are in Navarre now in our SOB....FR Crusader. Looking forward to this one with the Balloon Festival. Oh we are in site 5 be there Thursday night.

BigDaddy
04-09-2016, 11:33 AM
Great!! Looking forward to meeting y'all!!

plshilo
04-09-2016, 01:33 PM
Great!! Looking forward to meeting y'all!!
I looked up Doc's sounds like the place to Eat.....When are you guys thinking on going????can we get in the group....

GETnBYE
04-09-2016, 04:54 PM
I looked up Doc's sounds like the place to Eat.....When are you guys thinking on going????can we get in the group....
We may have to try to change our resv. and get to the rally sooner so we don't miss out on Doc's.
if not we can just do a lunch trip later in the week!

Jmulks
04-09-2016, 07:06 PM
Where do we sign up? We are in for Saturday night into Sunday.

BigDaddy
04-09-2016, 08:43 PM
If you have reservations, you're signed up. What site number?

if you join the Heartland Owners Club before the rally, you won't have to pay the $20!rally fee. Trial membership is free!

BigDaddy
04-11-2016, 04:51 PM
Hey Everyone!

I just posted an update to the rally agenda. Please take a look and get ready to RALLY!!

See you soon - travel safe!

BigDaddy
04-12-2016, 12:32 PM
Not sure when we'll go yet. If anyone wants to eat somewhere early (4:30?) on Friday, we can be back in time for the ice cream.

plshilo
04-12-2016, 03:25 PM
Not sure when we'll go yet. If anyone wants to eat somewhere early (4:30?) on Friday, we can be back in time for the ice cream.

Sounds Good to us....we could go to Doc's for lunch and be back well in time for Ice Cream!!!!!!!!

BigDaddy
04-12-2016, 04:41 PM
That would work too!!

rcox
04-14-2016, 12:27 PM
sorry I haven't got with you sooner, but we will be at the rally in site 44b. will arrive on the 5th and leave on the 9th. looking forward to seeing everyone again. glad the different campground worked out. I don't intend on camping at gulf state again. what a mess and we were almost three weeks getting them to straighten it out. hope the rain and wind does not cause problems as it has in our recent camping trips.

BigDaddy
04-14-2016, 03:19 PM
Great!! Glad you can make it! This campground should work out great - the Lesters drove through a few weeks ago and gave a good report, and the staff has been great to work with. See y'all there!

JanAndBill
04-23-2016, 06:53 PM
Looks like we may have a few days off in medical appointments coming up the week of the rally. Any sites left, and is anyone coming in early????

plshilo
04-23-2016, 07:01 PM
Hey All,
Looks like we Will Have Our New Big County at the rally....we are going to pick it up next Thursday spend the weekend checking things out then come home and leave for the rally Thursday afternoon. See you and Lets Great Really to Rally!!!!!!!

hogan
04-24-2016, 05:39 AM
Now that is some good news to here. Bill and Janet are going to be there and Phil and Linda will be showing off their new rig. We are looking forward to seeing the bunch; got to visit with the Burks and Lesters at the Southeast Rally. And met James Brown and his band of renown. Don't forget, we are doing seafood research. Who's better Tin Top or Docs?
We'll be turning left base on Friday in formation with Jerry and Lily and Eric and Dorothy.
See you soon

BigDaddy
04-24-2016, 07:01 AM
Jan and Bill - great news! Just call the park and see if they have a site and "come on down!" We'll be there Monday, May 2nd and leave the following Monday. Several others will be coming a few days before the rally.

Look ok forward to seeing y'all! Let me know your site number.

hogan
04-25-2016, 08:24 AM
Attention Rachel and Ricky, we found the Blackberry Ginger Ale at Kroger here in Nashville. If you want me to stock up, let me know today and I will buzz by the Kroger. Small mileage charge for delivery. Hogan

plshilo
04-25-2016, 10:41 AM
Attention Rachel and Ricky, we found the Blackberry Ginger Ale at Kroger here in Nashville. If you want me to stock up, let me know today and I will buzz by the Kroger. Small mileage charge for delivery. Hogan
WOW.....Blackberry Ginger Ale now that would be a Strange taste
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Flying Dutchman
04-25-2016, 05:15 PM
OK, lock the doors and turn out the lights, the van Opstal's are coming. Just thought I would give fair warning. We made a reservation with the campground today, so we will arrive Friday 5/6 and will be on site #48. Looking forward to seeing you again. :D

BigDaddy
04-25-2016, 06:04 PM
Eric and Dorothy - Great News!! We look forward to seeing y'all next week!!

hogan
04-26-2016, 05:21 AM
Don't know if the Blackberry Ginger Ale is available down in LA yet, but we first found it in Florida and now in Nashville. It's a nice taste. Great taste, less filling?

GETnBYE
04-26-2016, 01:01 PM
Looks like we may have a few days off in medical appointments coming up the week of the rally. Any sites left, and is anyone coming in early????
So glad y'all get time for a rally!
As for the coming early question......Wednesday evening is as early as we can make it.

EEdawg
04-26-2016, 03:34 PM
The Coopers sent me a convincing message about the rally. We will be there! Reservation was just made. Site 18 -Arriving Thursday 5th, Leave Monday the 9th.
The SE regional rally was really great.

GWRam
04-26-2016, 04:20 PM
Hope you don't mind some Rally crashers from GA. Reserved site 8. Arriving 6th and departing the 9th.
Looking forward to it.
Dave and Cathy

BigDaddy
04-26-2016, 04:53 PM
That's SUPER!! Dave and Cathy - Richard and Clara bring us to 19 rigs registered!! WOO-HOO!! Glad you can make it! Look forward to meeting y'all. As for our GA friends - remember "what happens in Alabama stays in Alabama" - HA!

Titanguy
04-27-2016, 10:53 AM
Disc Brake Update:
Dexter has announced a price increase effective 6/15/2016. I do not know how much at this time. Any orders placed from now thru the end of the Rally will be price protected.
The Rally price on 8 hole wheel applications is $2450 installed and the DIY Kit is $1650. I will not have my installers at the rally but they will be making a Southeast Install Trip mid-late May.

BigDaddy
04-27-2016, 11:12 AM
Thanks, Ron, for the heads up on the price increase. Anyone thinking about an upgrade to disc brakes needs to attend Ron's presentation and discuss the upgrade with him at the rally.

JanAndBill
04-27-2016, 08:38 PM
Reservations made. Arriving Monday on site17.

hogan
04-29-2016, 06:35 AM
Can't wait to see you two. We get there on Friday, but will be in the area on Wednesday evening.

rbspitz
05-06-2016, 01:02 PM
Having a great time. Looking forward to the dinner tonight at Doc's.

mountainlovers76
05-06-2016, 01:29 PM
Heartlanders enjoying the Acme Oyster House in Gulf Shores on Thursday night.

mountainlovers76
05-06-2016, 11:47 PM
Dinner at Doc's Seafood in Orange Beach with the Alabama and Mississippi Heartland Rally at Gulf Shores and then an ice cream social afterwards at Sugar Sands RV Resort.

mountainlovers76
05-07-2016, 12:01 AM
The balloon glow event at the Balloon Festival in Foley AL on Friday night.

GWRam
05-07-2016, 02:57 AM
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GWRam
05-07-2016, 03:01 AM
We arrived later than we had hoped and missed dinner but the ice cream social was great. It's always nice meeting new friends.

The balloon glow in Foley was impressive.


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hogan
05-07-2016, 07:33 AM
Great pics, Ricky. Wish I had gone up to watch them fly this morning. Hope someone got pictures.

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Dinner at Doc's Seafood in Orange Beach with the Alabama and Mississippi Heartland Rally at Gulf Shores and then an ice cream social afterwards at Sugar Sands RV Resort.
special advisory for Reta Hill: Oyster's were delicious; didn't have shrimp but I heard they were yummy too. Wish the Hills on Wheels were here with us. Miss yall.

jayc
05-07-2016, 11:31 AM
After seeing the pictures of restaurants and balloons, I can see another trip to Gulf Shores for us in the future..

Looks like a great time!

jbeletti
05-07-2016, 02:32 PM
Looks like another great AL rally is in full swing. Great pics Ricky!

plshilo
05-07-2016, 09:23 PM
Hey Everyone,
We want to Thank Bill & Susan for a Great Rally, it was a lot of Fun & Fellowship. The resort was a Great place and for sure will be returning. The Best of all was the Balloon Festival...Safe Travels to All

mountainlovers76
05-07-2016, 11:19 PM
Had a great meal and great fellowship at the 2016 Heartland Alabama Mississippi Rally. We had fun with old friends and with new friends. Many thanks to Bill and Susan for all their work. Y'all will be missed.

JanAndBill
05-08-2016, 04:28 PM
Big shout out to Bill and Susan for a really great rally!!! We know you'll be happy in your Florida digs but we will sure miss you at the rallies.

davebennington
05-08-2016, 07:01 PM
Bill & Sue,

Nice rally, Hope you enjoy South Florida.

dave

GETnBYE
05-08-2016, 08:45 PM
Thanks to Bill and Susan for putting on a great rally! congrats on the new place! ENJOY!
We enjoyed seeing friends that we have made during our travels and meeting and making some new friends at this rally.

*A special thanks to Malcolm and Valarie Talley for playing a very large roll in getting us to our destination.
Anita & Wayne

usnaviator
05-08-2016, 10:22 PM
Bill & Susan, the Rally was great fun. Thanks very much for your hard work in putting it all together!

hogan
05-09-2016, 05:51 AM
Thank you Bill and Susan for a great Rally. Your choice of the Sugar Sands RV resort was excellent. The meeting facility was absolutely the best I have ever seen and everything about the park was first class. The BBQ dinner was great, potluck, ice cream social, etc. all great. And Donna and I want to thank you also for jumping in and taking over the chapter leadership when we had to give it up. I know all of the group appreciates what a fine job you have done and we all hope you will continue to participate in the chapter functions. All the best.
Hogan and Donna

BigDaddy
05-09-2016, 05:02 PM
Thanks to everyone for the compliments on the rally, but y'all are the ones that made it a great rally. Seeing old friends, meeting new friends and everyone wanting to socialize and gather together always makes a great rally. Thank you all for your friendships, the fellowship - and the great times. We'll miss y'all, but hope to drop in for a rally from time to time. Stay in touch - and safe travels to everyone!

Buster537
05-09-2016, 06:16 PM
Thanks Bill, you and Susan did an outstanding job. Rhonda and I wish to thank you both for introducing us to the Hartland Rallies. Safe travels - See you down the Road, James

EEdawg
05-10-2016, 06:01 PM
Clara and I had a great time visiting with everyone. The balloon glow was a new experience and was nice to see. Thanks a bunch to everyone who worked on the rally. Now I need to figure out how to change my luck in the drawings, or in powerball. I also picked up a few trailer tricks from others at the rally.

rcox
05-11-2016, 12:16 PM
wish to thank bill and susan for a great job of organizing and presenting a great rally. safe travels in all that you do forward. on a personal note also those who saw our pets know how the yorkie, joey was just not into it and we took him to the vet as soon as we got home and had to put him to sleep. he was in renal failure. ricky and rachael saw the only real perk up when they came by with their yorkies and he went out to do the sniffing thing. crying as I type this, but pet owners know they become your kids. hope to run into all of you again as we get camping more.

plshilo
05-11-2016, 12:27 PM
wish to thank bill and susan for a great job of organizing and presenting a great rally. safe travels in all that you do forward. on a personal note also those who saw our pets know how the yorkie, joey was just not into it and we took him to the vet as soon as we got home and had to put him to sleep. he was in renal failure. ricky and rachael saw the only real perk up when they came by with their yorkies and he went out to do the sniffing thing. crying as I type this, but pet owners know they become your kids. hope to run into all of you again as we get camping more.
Wow, very sorry to hear about your little bubby....we also have lost pets so know exactly how you feel.....hope you can maybe find another....

BigDaddy
05-11-2016, 06:47 PM
Bob and Linda, so sorry to hear about Joey. I could tell he was a sweetheart. I've done the same for a few of my "babies" and know how much it hurts. Hurting deeply is the price you pay for loving deeply. Know that your last act of love was the most loving thing you did in his whole life. Praying for God's comfort to you both.

rcox
05-12-2016, 07:17 PM
thanks bill and phil we greatly appreciate your response and especially your prayers bill. pray we will meet again down the road. thanks