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Nabo
05-17-2019, 09:59 AM
3540 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29455

March 30 - With the Pandemic going on Nationwide and the "Safe at Home" Ordinance by the City of Charleston, the Heartland Owners Club's 2020 Southeast Region Rally is cancelled.

Campground Refund: Refund requests must be made through email at info@oakplantationcampground.com. Do not call the office. Must give the name the reservation was made in, mailing address and the date of your arrival. Refund checks minus processing fee will be mailed.

Event Fee Refund: The rally will be mailing checks back to the address listed on the deposited check. If your mailing address is different, please private message (PM) on the forum to "nabo". Give us 2 to 3 weeks to refund/mail the checks.

Heartland Gives Back - Alzheimer's Association: Please consider donating maybe half of your event fee to this worthy cause. The link to donate on-line is listed below or on post #1.

Safe travels to all and we hope to see you soon at future Heartland event.

Venue:
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Oak Plantation Campground LP
3540 Savannah Hwy
Johns Island, SC 29455
843-766-5936; toll free 866-658-2500 (registration will be open after August 1, 2019)
http://oakplantationcampground.com/about-us--info.html
Pets ok?: Yes - must be on leash at all times. Can not leave pets tied up unattended.
Golf carts allowed?: Yes
Golf Cart restrictions?: Proof of Insurance; battery-powered only; driven by licensed drivers only
Golf Cart fees?:


Details:
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From: 4/30/2020 to: 5/3/2020
Number of sites held: 75; campsite fees $59.74 per night
Register by end of day 3/30/2020 (site will be turned back to Oak Plantation by the end of the day.)





Site fee: To reserve a site, registration is $40.00 non-refundable to Oak Plantation. This will hold a site for you and will be applied to your registration. Camping rate for the rally dates only will be discounted 10% off the standard campground rate per night. The 2020 season rates will be released by the end of 2019. If no one answers the office phone, leave a message with your name and number, telling them that you want to register for the 2020 Heartland Owners Club Rally. After registering, please post on this thread your arrival date, number of people in your party, t-shirt sizes and the type of Heartland camper you have. This will insure that you will be included in all the events.





Club Member Event fee: $25.00 per person (non-refundable) over the age of 10; must be paid by March 25, 2020. Make the check out to Nathan Mathis or Byrd Mathis. Mail to our winter address: 225 Broken Woods Blvd, Davenport, FL 33837
Non-Heartland Brand fee: This is a Heartland brand event only. No SOB (some other brand) will be allowed


Heartland Gives Back Project: Alzheimer's Association - To donate online, follow this link (https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=13830&pg=personal&px=12140446).

Here are some interesting yet scary stats on Alzheimer's I would like to have you put up on your site. We'll start the education process:

...EVERY 65 SECONDS someone in the Untied States develops Alzheimer's

...BETWEEN 2000 and 2017 deaths from Alzheimer's have increased 145%

...1 IN 3 Seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia

...5.8 MILLION AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH Alzheimer's

...By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 MILLION

PLEASE BEGIN SAVING YOUR SODA AND BEER CAN ALUMINUM PULL TABS
These will be turned into cash as part of the fund raiser (Like we did for Ronald McDonald House at National)


Contact:
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Event Leader: Nabo(click to contact) (https://heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=4998)




Attendees:




Last name
1st attendee
2nd attendee
Other attendee
Arrival Date
Paid
Hunley tour
Shirts


1
Alfano
Paul
Sue
-
4-26
yes
yes
L, xl


2
Allen
Randy
Santha
-
4-29


L, L


3
Beletti
Jim
Nancy
-
4-28





4
Bowen
Aaron
Cheryl
-
4-30
yes

s, L


5
Brown
Ron
Shelia
-
4-25
yes
yes
m, xl


6
Chrisman
David
Jamie
-
4-29
yes
yes
2xl, 2xl


7
Dengeles
Chris
Angie
-
4-30

yes
m, 2xl


8
Duguay
Lance
Kem
-
4-30
yes
yes
xl, 2xl


9
Graham
Dan
Lexie
-
5-1
yes

L, xl


10
Grundmeyer
Joe
Karen
-
4-25
yes

L, 4xl


11
Haas
Dennis
M'Lisse
-
4-30
yes

m, xl


12
Hanks
Mark
Fawn
-
4-29
yes
yes
xl, 2xl


13
Hanna
Jeff
Nora
-
4-29
yes
yes
L, L


14
Hazel
Dick
Debbie
-
4-29
yes

xl, 2xl


15
Hudson
Clay
Candy
-
4-29
yes

L, xl


16
Israel
Steve
Pat
-
4-29
yes
yes
m, xl


17
Knight
Gordon
Lisa
-
4-30

yes
xl, xl


18
Lau
Phil
Pam
-
4-30





19
Lester
Ricky
Rachel
-
4-27
yes
yes
xl, xl


20
Lester
Steve
Patti
-
4-28
yes
yes
xl, 3xl


21
Lindgren
Keith
Carol
-
4-29
yes
yes
xl, 2xl


22
MacVie
John
Debi
-
4-28
yes
yes
m, 2xl


23
Mathis
Nathan
Byrd
-
4-26
yes

xl, xl


24
McLarty
Cliff
Sharon
-
4-30
yes

L, xl


25
Miller
John
Lisa
Nicole
4-30
yes

s, L, xl


26
Miranda
Kim
Dottie
-
4-29
yes
yes
xl, 2xl


27
Raab
Rick
Bev
-
4-29
yes

m, L


28
Roche
Bill
Janet
-
4-30
yes

L, xl


29
Scott
Henry
Martha
-
4-29
yes
yes
L, xl


30
Sexton
Tommy
Linda
-
4-29
yes
yes
L, xl


31
Shejbal
Joe
Linda
-
4-28

yes
L, 3xl


32
Smith
Phil
Becky
Brad/Kay
4-30
yes

L, 3-xl


33
Stanley
Shannon
Melissa
-
4-30
yes
-
2xl, 3xl


34
Sutton
Johnnie
Gigi
-
4-29
yes
yes
xl, 2xl


35
Stanley
Terrell
Carol
-
4-28
yes
yes
m, 2xl


36
Vande Sande
Steve
Catherine
-
4-29
yes
yes
L, xl


37
VanOpstal
Eric
Dorothy
-
4-29
yes
yes
xl, xl


38
Verity/Reitter
Rick
Madeline
-
4-28
yes
yes
s, L


39
Warren
Hayden
Gigi
Lucy
4-29
yes

L, L, 2xl


40
West
Lewis
JoAnne
-
4-29
yes
yes
L, xl





Who will be next???

Additional Info:
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Agenda (tentative)

Thursday, April 30:

9:00 am - Breakfast at the pavilion - Fresh pastries, fresh fruit and juice sponsored by SkyMed

2:00 pm - H.L. Hunley (https://www.hunley.org/) tour - this is a 90 minute (private) tour about the history and preservation of the H.L. Hunley after being discovered by the author Clive Cussler in May 1995. Cost $20.00/person to be collected before going to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center. Departure time from the campground at 1:00 pm.

6:30 pm - Meet-N-Greet at the privilion. Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite drink. Plates & utensils will be provided.

Friday, May 1:

8:30 am - Breakfast provided by the Club at the Pavilion

11:30 am - Charleston Harbor Tour. What a great way to see Charleston than from the water.

Rest of the day is free to wonder Charleston on your own.

Dinner on your own. Enjoy the many seafood restaurants in the area.

Saturday, May 2: Kentucky Derby Day

9:00 am - Pancake Breakfast provided by the Club at the Pavilion.

3-5 pm - Mary Kay Open House Hosted by Nancy Beletti. This will be held at the Beletti's campsite (tba).

6:00 pm - dinner at the pavilion provided by Heartland Owners Club. Menu - Lowcountry Boil, southern coleslaw, & cornbread muffins prepared by Lowcountry Boil Company. There will be BBQ sandwiches for the non-seafood eaters. Bring your favorite beverage.

Kentucky Derby Hat Competition - Ok Ladies - make your best Kentucky Derby Hats to be judged Saturday evening. Prize to the winner.

Silent Auction (all proceeds for the Alzheimer's Association)

50/50 raffle - half of funds will go to the winner, half will go to the Alzheimer's Association


Information links:
History of Charleston (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Charleston,_South_Carolina)
Charleston, SC (https://charleston.com/) tourist info
Charleston, SC Historic Plantat (https://www.charlestoncvb.com/plan-your-trip/tours-attractions~204/plantations-gardens~1149/)ion
Patriot Point (https://www.patriotspoint.org/)
Charles Towne Landing (https://southcarolinaparks.com/charles-towne-landing)
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mountainlovers76
05-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Look forward to another good Southeastern Rally! Will let you know when we get registered.

DebiMac
05-18-2019, 08:19 AM
We may be in South Carolina at that time and, if so, would love to attend! We have to figure out when we’ll arrive in SC next year before we can commit though! Will be in touch!

Nabo
05-19-2019, 02:20 PM
Cool beans Debbie and John. Would love to have ya.

Nabo
06-14-2019, 10:22 AM
Registration due to a problem at the campground will be open for this rally on August 1, 2019. Please let them know that you are registering for the Heartland Owners Club happening April 30-May 3, 2020. After registering, post on this thread that you have registered.

billyjoeraybob
06-20-2019, 01:43 PM
WooHoo! Looking forward to this one!

Miller0758
07-26-2019, 07:38 AM
I have to check but think you can count us in. Great chance to check in on JR as he will be finishing up his knob year at The Citadel

Nabo
07-26-2019, 03:42 PM
Fantastic - hope things work for you guys. The Citadel is a wonderful school.

Nabo
08-01-2019, 08:31 AM
Registration is now open. When registering, let them know you are with the Heartland Owners Club rally. Once you have made your reservation with the campground, please post on this thread so we know you are coming.

mountainlovers76
08-01-2019, 05:09 PM
We are registered for the Southeastern Rally. We plan on coming in on April 27 and leaving May 4th. They would not give me a site number. Looking forward to a good rally and exploring the area!
Ricky and Rachel

Nabo
08-02-2019, 09:38 AM
Cool bean and welcome aboard Ricky and Rachel. Charleston is such a great place to visit.

jbeletti
08-02-2019, 09:45 AM
Hi Nathan and Byrd - the Belettis plan to make this rally. We will need to fly in for it and stay a few miles down the road. We'll arrive prior to the rally start and leave Sunday. Thanks!

Nabo
08-02-2019, 10:22 AM
Fantastic news Jim and understand about the pulling the camper from CO. It is a long way which we have done a couple of times and for us Eastern'rs - the Rockies are a blast.
Enjoy the Canadian Rallies and say HI to everyone.
Byrd

Keywestwego
10-02-2019, 01:22 PM
This will be our first Rally with the Heartland group since our Landmark purchase. Looking forward to getting to know other owners.

We just returned home from a September trip (5 weeks) and loved it. See y'all in April, 2020.

We have made reservations at the Oak Plantation Campground.

Where and when do we send in the "event fee"?

Thanks,

Cliff and Sharon McLarty
NC mountains (Marion, NC)

Nabo
10-02-2019, 07:55 PM
Welcome Cliff and Sharon and glad to have ya'll coming to the SE Regional Rally. As for the event fee, it will not be required until next spring, March 1 and the mailing address is shown on post #1.

Nabo
10-09-2019, 02:14 PM
Working on a possible tour Friday of Charleston. Is this something that you would like to do? Other agenda items would be a Low Country Boil Saturday night.

Keywestwego
10-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Working on a possible tour Friday of Charleston. Is this something that you would like to do? Other agenda items would be a Low Country Boil Saturday night.


The tour, probably not. We visit Charleston quite a bit. As a matter of fact, I am leaving in about an hour for Charleston (NAVY--USS Saratoga CV60 Reunion)!!!

BUT, the Low Country Boil we would be interested in!!!

Thanks, Cliff

ssron
10-20-2019, 11:06 AM
Ron & Shelia Brown Clinton, Tn are registered for southeastern rally 2020

dick12444
10-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Just made reservations for 4/29 to 5/4.
Dick and Debbie

Mel3008
10-26-2019, 04:24 PM
This will be our very first rally. We are looking forward to meeting everyone!

We registered today.

klindgren
10-27-2019, 10:38 AM
Look out Charleston here we come. Just made our reservations at Oak Plantation Campground. Arriving on April 29th and departing on May 4th.

- - - Updated - - -

Forgot to mention Byrd, that both Carol and I would like to sign up for the tour of Charleston as well as the Low Country Boil.

Nabo
10-28-2019, 09:32 PM
Welcome Cliff & Sharon, Ron & Shelia, Dick & Debbie, Shannon & Melissa, David & Stephanie and Keith & Carol. Glad to have you all.

Don't forget to respond to this thread after you have registered with the campground so we have an accurate count. Sure don't want to leave anyone out.

Nabo
11-04-2019, 10:00 AM
WOW - registration is now open and are coming in fast. Don't wait - get your sites now while they last.

Warrstang331
11-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Well reservations are made. 29 April - 3 May. No site assigned yet.

Nabo
11-06-2019, 07:38 PM
Fantastic news Hayden and GiGi. Glad to have ya'll.

'Lil Guy'
11-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Debbie and I will make reservations tomorrow. Going to arrive 4-28 and leave on 5-4. We'll post back tomorrow to confirm dates. Looking forward to visiting this area and meeting the Southeast chapter members. We'll be bringing Margaritaville with us. Looking forward to this rally. Later and have a great day.

Nabo
11-07-2019, 10:10 AM
Glad to have the 'Lil Guy' (love that forum name). Just let me know when ya get registered.

'Lil Guy'
11-07-2019, 12:09 PM
Signed up with the park. Ariving on the 28th and leaving on the 4th. Debbie will get you a check in the near future for the $50.00. Looking forward to meeting the SE Region members. We'll be bringing Margaritaville for the trip if the park has enough power available to light it up.
We've scheduled a trip including stopping off for the Mississippi rally just ahead of this one with a stay in Florida before heading up to Charleston.
Again, looking forward to meeting everyone at the rally. Later and have a great day.

Nabo
11-07-2019, 01:03 PM
I'll put you down Frank (and of course Debbie) on the list. Glad to have ya'll.
B--

lyonsden
11-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Registration is now open. When registering, let them know you are with the Heartland Owners Club rally. Once you have made your reservation with the campground, please post on this thread so we know you are coming.
Hello, new to this forum. Will pick up our new North Trail this Friday the 22nd. Interested in attending this rally, what usually happens at these events. We are a retired couple. Thank you.

Nabo
11-19-2019, 08:34 PM
Hello, new to this forum. Will pick up our new North Trail this Friday the 22nd. Interested in attending this rally, what usually happens at these events. We are a retired couple. Thank you.

Congratulations on your new North Trail. These are great travel trailers.

As for rallies, each one takes on it's own personality with no two being alike. Some rallies are very laid back with potluck dinners and evenings enjoying the campfires while others are very busy with discussion groups, vendors or local tours. The good things about rallies is meeting other Heartlanders and making friends. Also if there is a simple problem with your camper, then many folks will try to jump in and help figure out the problem.

As a Heartland owner, you can attend any State Chapter or Regional/National rally. Just follow the info on a thread and sign up. We did a lot of traveling thru the country attending the different rallies in areas that we wanted to visit. As retirees, the sky is your limit.

We would love to invite you to attend the Southeast Region Rally. Charleston is a great area to visit whether it's a day at the beach or visiting the historical homes. Hope to hear from you soon.

Byrd

'Lil Guy'
11-19-2019, 09:21 PM
Hello, new to this forum. Will pick up our new North Trail this Friday the 22nd. Interested in attending this rally, what usually happens at these events. We are a retired couple. Thank you.

We attended our 1st rally in our NT21FBS. It got lost among the LM and BH 5th wheels,lol Had a great time, met great people, were made to feel welcome and ate and drank plenty.lol This will be our 1st southeast chapter rally but I'm sure it is like all of the rest we've attended all over the US. I can just promise you will be made to feel welcome and are invited to have cocktails at Margaritaville nightly. We've made friends for life at these events and travel all over to visit them, either at a rally or just visiting in their area. Try and attend this rally and I'm sure you will enjoy yourself. I'll personally see to it myself.lol

ALF
11-23-2019, 11:45 AM
Reservations made for the rally for 4/26 - 5/3/20 - no site number given - looking forward to it! Definitely interested in a tour of Charleston.

Nabo
11-23-2019, 08:46 PM
Glad to have you and Paul on board for the SE Region Rally. See ya soon.

'Lil Guy'
11-26-2019, 11:10 AM
Debie and I both want to see the sites in Charleston. Can you shed some lite on what the tour includes and the boil you're planning. Thanks in advance.

Nabo
11-26-2019, 07:26 PM
We are working hard to nail down a tour group for the Southeast Region Rally but as of right now nothing has been finalized but the field is narrowing down.

Low Country Boil is a southern dish that has shrimp, corn, new potatoes and kielbasa sausage. It's good but again it's not finalized.

'Lil Guy'
11-27-2019, 12:28 AM
Debbie and I would like to attend both if and when finalized. Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to the rally and visiting the area.

Joe G
11-29-2019, 12:12 PM
Ok Nathan and Byrd, Karen and Joe (AKA John) are registered. We are scheduled to arrive 4/25 and depart 5/5. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Nabo
11-29-2019, 07:29 PM
Yeah - glad to have you both Joe and Karen. It will be an exciting time in Charleston.
Byrd

Nabo
12-11-2019, 04:25 PM
FANTASTIC NEWS - Charleston Harbor Tour has been booked for Friday May 1, 2020. This will be a private boat tour of Charleston from the water. For info see this link (https://www.charlestonharbortours.com/main/daily-tours-charleston-harbor-tour).

'Lil Guy'
12-12-2019, 09:23 PM
Debbie and I would love to take the Harbor Tour. Do we make our own reservations or will it be thru the club? Thanks in advance.

Nabo
12-13-2019, 10:20 AM
Great question :) - The tour is part of the rally therefore individual booking is not required.

Nabo
12-16-2019, 04:28 PM
Question - is there an interest to do a tour of the H.L. Hunley (https://www.hunley.org/overview/?utm_source=sem&utm_campaign=hunley&gclid=Cj0KCQiA89zvBRDoARIsAOIePbBC3DkVcEUo9BGfgGFN 7nK61xo8WuuWXn51qEQspHw83bWV7cgzrscaAvxOEALw_wcB)? The H.L. Hunley is open only on the weekends and would be an additional cost. If there is enough interest, I will make contact about possible a Saturday tour.
1-10-2020 - UPDATE: private tour on Thursday April 30, cost $20 per person. Need at least 50 people for private tour.

Nabo
12-19-2019, 10:08 AM
With only 7 days until Christmas
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To All

Toccoatravelers
12-19-2019, 10:56 AM
Good Morning Nathan and Byrd,
Wanted to let you know we made our reservation! Arriving on April 28 and leaving on May 4. Yes to Harbor tour and Hunley Tour. See y’all in Tampa! Merry Christmas ����

Nabo
12-20-2019, 10:49 AM
Glad to have you Steve and Patti. Merry Christmas and see you at the Tampa Show.

8paws
12-21-2019, 09:54 AM
Joe and I will be attenind the rally. Arriving on the Tuesday before the rally starts. Please put us down for the tour. Joe and Linda Shejbal

Nabo
12-21-2019, 12:12 PM
Fantastic Linda - glad to have you and Joe.

​Merry Christmas

ALF
12-22-2019, 09:18 AM
We are interested in the Hunley tour.

Merry Christmas to all!

DebiMac
12-22-2019, 10:14 AM
Byrd & Nathan, please sign up John and me (John and Debi MacVie) for your Charleston Rally. We’ve reserved a spot at Oak Plantation starting 4/28 thru 5/3. Please sign us up for whatever events you have! Thanks!

OK...just went to look at the announcement post...we’ll get the $$ to you soon. Also, is there any way we could get a tour of downtown Charleston? There’s a huge amount of history there...stuff from before we were a country! And downtown is not conducive to big trucks so a touring vehicle would be much better.

Also, we received a confirmation number from the RV park but no assignment. We asked for site in the NN or OO rows. Those are the best for big rigs - and it’s usually where they put the RV for big rig rallies.

- - - Updated - - -


Signed up with the park. Ariving on the 28th and leaving on the 4th. Debbie will get you a check in the near future for the $50.00. Looking forward to meeting the SE Region members. We'll be bringing Margaritaville for the trip if the park has enough power available to light it up.
We've scheduled a trip including stopping off for the Mississippi rally just ahead of this one with a stay in Florida before heading up to Charleston.
Again, looking forward to meeting everyone at the rally. Later and have a great day. Whoo hoo!

DebiMac
12-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Byrd & Nathan,

A couple places you could recommend near the RV park...
- Swig & Swine - really good BBQ place just down the street.
- Low Tide Brewing - good (and popular) craft brewery on Johns Island
- Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island

There’s a Publix (grocery store) around the corner and a Costco down the street.

If we think of others, well add to the post.

Nabo
12-22-2019, 08:38 PM
Thanks Deb - others will be interested in this info.

We are currently working with a couple of different caterers on some menu ideas.

- - - Updated - - -

From Deb "Also, is there any way we could get a tour of downtown Charleston? There’s a huge amount of history there...stuff from before we were a country! And downtown is not conducive to big trucks so a touring vehicle would be much better."


Glad to have ya'll coming to the rally. Will add ya to the list.

As for a downtown tour as a group - no deal in that it's a popular tourist time therefore none of the downtown tour groups want to work with us getting a group tour (bummer). It's also after the historic house tour time (March to 1st of April) so that's out too. Still working on other outside tours/plantation homes so stay tune.

'Lil Guy'
12-27-2019, 06:02 PM
- - - Updated - - -

Whoo hoo![/QUOTE]

Uh-oh. Looks like Margaritaville just got a little bit rowdier.lol

jbeletti
12-28-2019, 01:04 PM
The Beletti plans have changed. We now plan to attend the rally "with our RV". Just got off the phone with Amanda at the CG.

AR: 28-Apr (check-in after 12 pm)
LV: 3-May (check-out by 11 am)
NT: 5
DP: $40 non-refundable - paid
BL: $tbd - early nights will be a full-rate
ST: Requested satellite friendly 50 FHU PT (no guarantee on satellite friendly site)

See y'all at the rally!

Nabo
12-29-2019, 11:15 AM
Yeah :cool: - glad you and Nancy are planning on making the trip east for the SE Region Rally.

billyjoeraybob
12-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Hey Byrd! Janet and I have registered for the rally. We will arrive on 4/30 and leave on 5/3. Our check is in the mail you should receive it by 1/7. Please let me know if you don't get it. Let us know if we can do anything to help. Can't wait to see everybody!

Nabo
12-31-2019, 03:13 PM
Yeah - glad to have you and Janet coming.
Happy New Years

Phil Smith
12-31-2019, 03:28 PM
Reservation made at Oak Plantation! I will be arriving on 4/30. Becky will arrive late on 5/1. The check is inthe mail! Happy New year and see your in the New Year! Phil

Randy
01-01-2020, 01:00 PM
Nathan & Byrd, Santha and I will arrive the 29th and leaving the 5th. We love Charleston.
Randy, Santha and the Poodles

Nabo
01-01-2020, 02:16 PM
We are so glad to have the Smiths and Allens join us.

Phil - I will give ya a call in the next couple of days cuz I have a flavor to ask.

Randy and Santha - see ya in a couple of weeks at Tampa.

ljsexton
01-02-2020, 10:41 AM
The Sexton's are registered at the Oaks. Will arrive on 4/29 and depart 5/4. Hopefully will not have to make too many pit stops in our 1 hour drive to Charleston. Safe travels everyone.

Nabo
01-02-2020, 10:55 AM
Welcome Tommy and Linda, and glad to have you two on board. I hope that long drive doesn't give you a backache:rolleyes: ;)

Nabo
01-02-2020, 11:15 AM
HURRY HURRY - less than 90 days to register. Call now to obtain your site before registration is closed.

'Lil Guy'
01-02-2020, 12:38 PM
Wife is putting check in the mail today. Looking forward to the rally.

Chippendale
01-02-2020, 12:56 PM
Just called the park and made reservations to arrive on April 28th and depart on May 4th. She did not give me a site number. The check for a one person event fee is in the mail.

Thanks,
George Speir

'Lil Guy'
01-02-2020, 01:53 PM
I'm a little worried about Margaritaville with John and George attending. Might be off limits to women and children. I'll have to check with the park to see if there is enough power to light it up. Last time we set it up. we had to unplug all he rigs in our row. Really looking forward to this rally. So much to see in this area.
Needless to say, there will be world class Margaritas along with equally famous Finnegan Punch served at Margaritaville.
All attendees please feel free to stop in and have a cocktail or two. It won't be hard to find.
Later and have a great day.

Phil Smith
01-02-2020, 05:13 PM
We are so glad to have the Smiths and Allens join us.

Phil - I will give ya a call in the next couple of days cuz I have a flavor to ask.

Randy and Santha - see ya in a couple of weeks at Tampa.


Sounds good Byrd! Looking for ward to seeing the Allens as well!

Nabo
01-02-2020, 07:07 PM
Glad to have ya George and the puppy dog come all the way from TX for the rally. Safe travels.

Nabo
01-03-2020, 07:06 PM
Just got noticed that Pam & Phil have registered. Welcome

Miller0758
01-06-2020, 04:22 PM
The Miller's are in ... 4/30 - 5/3 minus JR (unless he gets an overnight leave)

Nabo
01-06-2020, 04:28 PM
Glad to have the Miller family. Hope that JR can get some leave time and join us.

billyjoeraybob
01-07-2020, 07:47 PM
The Miller's are in ... 4/30 - 5/3 minus JR (unless he gets an overnight leave)Awesome I have harbored wayward cadets when I was at the College of Charleston. Let me know if you need some tips on springing JR [emoji41][emoji41][emoji41]

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Miller0758
01-07-2020, 08:18 PM
Awesome I have harbored wayward cadets when I was at the College of Charleston. Let me know if you need some tips on springing JR [emoji41][emoji41][emoji41]

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This is after recognition day so he should be good for an overnight.

billyjoeraybob
01-07-2020, 08:23 PM
This is after recognition day so he should be good for an overnight.Cool it will be good to see you all

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ljawest
01-08-2020, 05:32 PM
The Wandering Wests are arriving Wednesday, April 29 and departing Sunday, May 3.
Yes, we want to go on the harbor tour and any other activity.
Check is in the mail. We missed all the rallies last year and look forward to an active rally year this year.

Nabo
01-08-2020, 07:33 PM
So glad to have the Wandering Wests coming to the Rally.

Nabo
01-08-2020, 08:07 PM
63566 It's only 16 weeks until a fun time in Charleston SC. Get your registrations in.

Nabo
01-10-2020, 11:18 AM
The rally can have a private tour of the H.L. Hunley (https://www.hunley.org/) (click on the H L Hunley blue link to the website) on Thursday April 30th if there is enough interest. The cost is $20 per person. It is an hour and a half tour of viewing the Hunley and the science of preserving her. For the private tour, they would like at least 50 people.

If you are interested, please respond so we can get an head-count.

Chippendale
01-10-2020, 01:13 PM
Please put me on the list to attend the Hunley tour.

Thanks,
George Speir

Jeff_Nora_Hanna
01-10-2020, 04:49 PM
Hey guys, Nora and I just registered for Charleston.
We arrive 4-30
Depart 5-3
Put us down for the Hunley tour

Nabo
01-11-2020, 05:47 PM
Jeff and Nora - so glad ya'll can make it to the rally.

Cdengeles
01-13-2020, 05:17 AM
Hello all! Two new kids in the group. This will be our first rally. Can’t wait!
sign us up for the tours please. Anything else we need to know or do??

see you all soon!
chris and Angie Dengeles

'Lil Guy'
01-13-2020, 10:36 PM
Hello all! Two new kids in the group. This will be our first rally. Can’t wait!
sign us up for the tours please. Anything else we need to know or do??

see you all soon!
chris and Angie Dengeles

To start, welcome to the forum and Heartland family. Looks like you've chosen a good rally for your 1st. Normally the people attending their 1st rally have to get up front at the meet and greet and recite the Pledge of Allegiance and then the youngest couple have to sing the National Anthem. After that, you're one of the group.
You're going to meet a lot of great people who share your passion for getting away in their RVs. Make sure to bring an appetite with you because food seems to be abundant at most rallies we've attended. Again, youi'll enjoy the rally making friends for life. We travel all over the US to rallies to see and make new friends.
Hope to see you two at our Margaritaville set up for a cocktail or two. It won't be hard to find after dark.lol

Nabo
01-14-2020, 08:40 PM
Please welcome Chris & Angie Dengeles who just registered. Glad to have you both.

TandC
01-16-2020, 11:15 AM
We are registered - arriving 28 April, leaving 5 May.
Please sign us both up for the harbor and Hunley tours.

'Lil Guy'
01-16-2020, 12:55 PM
Debbie and I would enjoy the H L Hunley tour. Hopefully there will be enough interest for the tour to take place. Looking forward to your rally and visiting the area for the 1st time.

Chippendale
01-16-2020, 02:04 PM
Those planning on attending the Hunley tour might be interested in the article below about Lt. George Dixon, the Commander of the Hunley, that I found on Facebook yesterday.





Another Real Patriot Buried in the Magnolia Cemetery Charleston SC.

Lt. George Erasmus Dixon (1837 – February 17, 1864) Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He was commander of the last crew of the Confederate submarine, "HL Hunley", when it sank 4 miles off the coast of Sullivan’s Island (Charleston), South Carolina, on February 17, 1864, after sinking the USS Housatonic. A native of Kentucky, he joined Company E of the 21st Alabama Volunteers. He soon met Miss Queenie Bennet of Mobile, Alabama, and proposed. They agreed to marry after the war. Queenie gifted the Lt. with a $20 gold piece which he carried everywhere for good luck. On April 6, 1862 during the Battle of Shiloh, he was shot point blank. A bullet ripped into his uniform and struck the center of the gold coin. The impact left the gold piece bent with the bullet embedded in it. Queenie's good luck gift had saved his life. He had the coin engraved: "Shiloh April 6, 1862 My life preserver GED." When the Hunley was raised in 2000 and excavated this very coin was found with his remains. While recuperating in Mobile, Alabama, he met Horace Hunley and James McClintock. Their dream of building a submarine became his dream and he helped build and pilot two of these ships. The second, christened the "HL Hunley", was piloted by Dixon on the night of February 17, 1864 when he and his crew were lost after sinking the "USS Housatonic". Lieutenant Dixon was played by Armand Asante in the movie, "The Hunley," filmed in Charleston, where on April 17, 2004 the remaining crew and Dixon, were reinterred in Magnolia Cemetery.
Bio by: Just another taphophile

He is best known as the commander of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley during her successful mission to sink the Union blockading ship USS Housatonic off Charleston, South Carolina.

Life and death

Although Dixon's early life is largely unknown, the 1860 census lists him as a 23-year-old native of Kentucky or maybe South Carolina. He was a steamboat engineer and had lived in New Orleans, Louisiana before moving to Mobile, Alabama. Dixon's expensive tailor-made uniform and jewelry found on his remains suggests that he was a man of some wealth.

Dixon was a Mason, and a member of Mobile Lodge No. 40. Minutes of Union Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons, indicate that Dixon visited that body on March 20, 1863, which proves he was also a York Rite Man. The famed Albert G. Mackey was the presiding officer at that particular meeting.

Dixon was a member of a pre-war militia company, the Washington Light Infantry of Mobile. In the autumn of 1861, the Washington Light Infantry became Company A, 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment. Dixon by then was a sergeant. He would later be promoted to lieutenant. In March 1862, Dixon's regiment proceeded to Corinth, Mississippi, and the following month took an active part in the Battle of Shiloh, losing 200 men killed or wounded out of the 650 engaged. Dixon himself was severely wounded in the left leg. Luckily, a $20 gold coin he carried as a good luck piece saved his leg, and possibly his life. However, the impact seriously damaged his femur and Dixon would limp for the rest of his short life. Following the battle, the regiment was reorganized and returned to Mobile to man the city's defenses as artillerymen. It was during the uneventful garrison duty at Mobile that Dixon became interested in the submarine that Horace Lawson Hunley was building.

On February 17, 1864, Dixon commanded the Confederate submarine on her first and only attack on the Union Navy. He was successful in sinking his target, but the close proximity of its own ordnance when detonated damaged the submarine, causing her to sink during her attempted return to shore. Dixon and his seven crewmen all perished.

After the submarine was located and recovered in 2000, Dixon's remains were identified. His home Lodge, now known as Mobile-McCormick Lodge No. 40, and the Masonic Grand Lodges of Alabama and South Carolina participated in the military and Masonic funeral rites when the remains of the submarine's crewmen were interred on April 17, 2004 in Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina.

Gold coin legend
A romantic legend concerning George Dixon and his gold coin has been told for more than a century. Dixon is said to have been given the gold coin by his sweetheart, Queenie Bennett. She asked him to carry it for good luck and as a token of her affection. Dixon kept the coin always with him, and at the Battle of Shiloh it was in his trousers pocket. During the fierce fighting on April 6, 1862, Dixon was struck in the upper thigh by a minié ball. When he examined the wound, he discovered the bullet had struck the coin directly in the center, bending the coin but saving his leg by absorbing much of the impact.

Following the recovery of the H. L. Hunley, the story was partially verified by the discovery of the gold coin with Dixon's remains. Forensic anthropologist Diane France was hired to study the recovered skull of Dixon. Reconstructing Dixon's appearance, she found the man in a photograph Queenie Bennett's family had always presumed to be Dixon was not him. The inscription on the coin fails to mention Bennett, but it does confirm that it stopped a bullet at Shiloh. The United States $20 double eagle coin was minted in 1860 and is clearly deformed from the bullet's impact. Both the coin itself and a wound on Dixon's femur were found to have traces of lead. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with four short lines:

Other contemporary evidence also suggests the legend may be true. James M. Williams, who was also a member of the Washington Light Infantry and Company A of the 21st Alabama Infantry, wrote his wife about Dixon the day after the battle:

Corinth - April 8th, 1862

Dear Lizzie
I telegraphed you today that I am well and safely through the two days of battle... The wounded are being brought into camp... George Dixon, shot in the hip, the ball striking a gold piece ranged upwards and came out of his side; will probably recover if he can be well cared for...

The letter was published in From That Terrible Field - Civil War letters of James M. Williams, Twenty-First Alabama Infantry Volunteers, (University of Alabama Press, 1981, John Kent Folmer, ed.) Williams was Dixon's close friend and named his first son George Dixon Williams.

The damaged coin is now on display with other artifacts and the submarine Hunley herself at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center.
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Nabo
01-17-2020, 11:02 AM
WOW - that's great info about the H.L. Hunley George. Thanks for sharing.

If you haven't registered, now is the time to do so. From it's early beginning in 1670, Charleston's history is long and very versed so hurry up and get registered.

Nabo
01-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Links to Charleston adventures has been added to post #1. Check it out.

Keywestwego
01-17-2020, 08:56 PM
'Lil Guy' (https://heartlandowners.org/member.php/24711-Lil-Guy) : Since this will be our first rally BUT PARROT HEADS from way back, what should we wear? Coconut bras and grass skirts or just fins? lol

Really, is this a BYOB, cash bar, mix your own and bring or what? I am all in on this one. Even my name says: Keywestwego......Thanks

We registered way back and have just sent in the event fees. Looking forward to this.

klindgren
01-18-2020, 07:47 AM
Nathan & Byrd, please add Carol and I to the Hunley tour.

Nabo
01-18-2020, 10:06 AM
Will do Keith

kimdot
01-18-2020, 01:49 PM
Hi Byrd and Nathan,

Good seeing you at the RV show the other day. Well, we called the CG and signed up for your rally. We will be arriving April 29th and leaving May 3rd - just Kim and myself will be attending. No campsite number was given to us. We are both interested in going on the Hunley tour. Do we need to send the money to you in advance for the tour? Will get the $50mevent fee in mail to you.

See ya then,

Nabo
01-18-2020, 08:28 PM
Glad to have you Kim, and Dottie to the Rally and it was great seeing you both again. As for the H.L. Hunley tour, hold off on sending the $$ until I get everything finalized but the event fee should be sent before the end of March.

'Lil Guy'
01-18-2020, 09:54 PM
'Lil Guy' (https://heartlandowners.org/member.php/24711-Lil-Guy) : Since this will be our first rally BUT PARROT HEADS from way back, what should we wear? Coconut bras and grass skirts or just fins? lol

Really, is this a BYOB, cash bar, mix your own and bring or what? I am all in on this one. Even my name says: Keywestwego......Thanks

We registered way back and have just sent in the event fees. Looking forward to this.

clothing is optional.lol Whatever you want to wear. Margaritas and rum punch are on me. There will be an assortment of liquor to be had. Most people bring wine, beer or whatever. Great place to gather and meet up with everyone after their day of sightseeing. We'll keep a light on for you.lol Couple of old pics included here. Been some serious additions since then. Again, you'll have no trouble finding it.
Hope to see yuou and everyone else there at some point during the rally. Later and have a great day.

cableman
01-20-2020, 09:41 AM
Hello Nathan and byrd,

Just Made reservations with the campground. Lexie and I will be arriving on Fri the 1st
And will depart on Mon the 4th. Mailing the check today and looking forward to seeing Charleston. Never been to the area. First Rally of the year and we sure are ready to go.

Nabo
01-20-2020, 11:06 AM
Fantastic news Dan and glad to have you and Lexie joining us. Love seeing that North Trail 5th wheel again.

Nabo
01-22-2020, 11:25 AM
The private tour of the H.L. Hunley (https://www.hunley.org/) has been booked for Thursday, April 30 at 2:00 pm. The cost is $20.00 per person to be collected before heading over to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston. The group will need to leave the campground by 1:00 pm.

'Lil Guy'
01-22-2020, 07:39 PM
Ed and Susan Potts will be attending the rally. Arriving on the 28th and leaving on the 4th. He'll put his check in the mail tomorrow and will also take the Hunley tour. Looking forward to this rally. Later and have a great day.

Nabo
01-23-2020, 12:33 PM
Fantastic news Susan and glad to have both you and Ed. Question - do you want to go to the H.L. Hunley tour on Thursday? There will be an additional charge but we do need a head count so the Hunley folks know how many tour guides to have.

Nabo
01-23-2020, 01:02 PM
Also welcome Rick and Bev Raab. Would you like to be included on the Hunley Tour?

The campground has 2 folks listed as part of the rally. Please let us know if Sheryl Bowen and Lisa Knight have registered. If so you can contact me by private message your arrival date, your home state, if you are a member of the Heartland Owners Club your number and the type of Heartland camper you have.

Thanks
Byrd

lduguay
01-23-2020, 01:33 PM
Hey Everyone, we have been on a SECRET MISSION....or maybe Witness Protection for the last few years....BUT, WERE BAAAAACCCKKK!!!! I promise NOT to BLOW anything up!!! (maybe) . Kem and I will be arriving Thursday, departing Sunday...not sure if we can make the Hunley tour...will know closer to event. We are looking forward to RE-connecting with great friends!!!!!

billyjoeraybob
01-23-2020, 01:36 PM
Hey Everyone, we have been on a SECRET MISSION....or maybe Witness Protection for the last few years....BUT, WERE BAAAAACCCKKK!!!! I promise NOT to BLOW anything up!!! (maybe) . Kem and I will be arriving Thursday, departing Sunday...not sure if we can make the Hunley tour...will know closer to event. We are looking forward to RE-connecting with great friends!!!!!WooHoo!

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Nabo
01-23-2020, 02:13 PM
It will be good to see you and Kem again BUT the bazooka gun should be left at home :rolleyes:.
Byrd

lduguay
01-23-2020, 05:08 PM
It will be good to see you and Kem again BUT the bazooka gun should be left at home :rolleyes:.
Byrd

Byrd, you MIGHT want to “splain” to the newer folks that it is all SPECIAL EFFECTS!!🤪

Don’t want to scare anyone away!!

ALF
01-23-2020, 07:33 PM
Hey Everyone, we have been on a SECRET MISSION....or maybe Witness Protection for the last few years....BUT, WERE BAAAAACCCKKK!!!! I promise NOT to BLOW anything up!!! (maybe) . Kem and I will be arriving Thursday, departing Sunday...not sure if we can make the Hunley tour...will know closer to event. We are looking forward to RE-connecting with great friends!!!!!

Yahoo!!!! We cannot wait to see Y'all again! HMMMMMM Is there a Pizza in your future?63651

lduguay
01-24-2020, 05:21 AM
Yahoo!!!! We cannot wait to see Y'all again! HMMMMMM Is there a Pizza in your future?63651

I thinking there better be....or I might have to break out those “SPECIAL EFFECTS”😂🤣

Nabo
01-27-2020, 03:10 PM
63664Come to the Southeast Region Rally in Charleston SC and see Rainbow Row

Dennyha
01-29-2020, 06:10 AM
You can add Dennis and M’Lisse Haas to the list. We made a reservation with the campground yesterday, and mailed a check.
We have a 2015 Cyclone.

Nabo
01-29-2020, 09:52 AM
Welcome Dennis and M'Lisse. Glad to have you both joining us in Charleston. Have a couple of questions - what day are you arriving? and if you are arriving early enough, would you like to go to the H.L. Hunley tour?

Flying Dutchman
01-29-2020, 11:25 AM
Reservation made to arrive Wednesday, 4/29 and depart Sunday 5/3. Yes for the Hunley Tour, and the Rally fee of $50 to be hand delivered. :p
Looking forward to a thrilling (Lance is involved!) time with our great Heartland family.

Nabo
01-29-2020, 01:37 PM
Whoopee - The Flying Dutchman and better half are coming. PS - I can walk down and get your check :rolleyes:. Will also add you both to the Hunley tour.

Dennyha
01-29-2020, 07:45 PM
Welcome Dennis and M'Lisse. Glad to have you both joining us in Charleston. Have a couple of questions - what day are you arriving? and if you are arriving early enough, would you like to go to the H.L. Hunley tour?
We will be arriving on Thursday, and leaving on Sunday. We will have to pass on the Hunley tour.

Nabo
01-30-2020, 11:10 AM
Thanks for the heads up Dennis and understand about the work thing.
B--

lduguay
01-31-2020, 04:28 AM
Looking forward to a thrilling (Lance is involved!) time with our great Heartland family.

Now WHY would little ole me possibly make any Heartland Rally more “thrilling” than a Rally hosted by the Fabulous Mathis team???🤓

Looking forward to seeing y’all...it’s been too long!!

ljsexton
01-31-2020, 05:52 AM
Please add the Sexton's to the list for the Hunley tour. Looking forward to spring time in Charleston.

Nabo
01-31-2020, 11:41 AM
Please add the Sexton's to the list for the Hunley tour. Looking forward to spring time in Charleston.

Will do Tommy.

Nabo
02-02-2020, 01:59 PM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.

Warrstang331
02-02-2020, 06:01 PM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.

Large 2ea
XXL 1ea


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Nabo
02-02-2020, 06:47 PM
Got ya Hayden as two larges and one 2xl.

klindgren
02-03-2020, 07:36 AM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.
1 - XL & 1 - 2XL please

Dennyha
02-03-2020, 08:54 AM
One Medium, and one XL.
Thanks.

- - - Updated - - -

We just realized that we sent the wrong amount. We will mail another check.
Sorry.

Nabo
02-03-2020, 10:25 AM
Got shirts orders for the Lindgrens, Haas' and Roche. Please double check post 1 to see if I have the shirt orders down correctly.

'Lil Guy'
02-03-2020, 12:43 PM
1 ea L
1 ea XL
Looking forward to this rally. Later and have a great day.

Nabo
02-03-2020, 01:49 PM
1 ea L
1 ea XL
Looking forward to this rally. Later and have a great day.

Got ya down
thanks

Chippendale
02-03-2020, 02:00 PM
Need one X-Large. Dolly doesn't want one.

Nabo
02-03-2020, 06:52 PM
Got ya down George but wouldn't it be cool to have doggie t-shirts ;).
Thanks

Chippendale
02-03-2020, 07:10 PM
Got ya down George but wouldn't it be cool to have doggie t-shirts ;).
Thanks

I don't know, Dolly has always been one that likes to bare it.

cableman
02-03-2020, 08:30 PM
You can put us down for
1 XL
1 L


Thanks

Nabo
02-03-2020, 08:32 PM
Got ya down Dan for one large and one xl.
Thanks

TandC
02-04-2020, 08:45 PM
T-shirts: We need one medium and one 2XL.
Looking forward to the rally!

Nabo
02-05-2020, 09:55 AM
Got ya down Terrell for 1 M and 1-XXL.

Nabo
02-05-2020, 07:50 PM
63711 Since Saturday is Kentucky Derby Day, there will be a contest on who has the best Kentucky Derby Hat soo Ladies, put your best Hat forward. There will be a prize for the best hat.

Joe G
02-06-2020, 01:14 PM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.


Ok put us down for 1-L and 1-4XL thanks

Nabo
02-06-2020, 02:22 PM
Got ya down Joe for one large and one xxxxl.
thanks

Nabo
02-06-2020, 07:19 PM
- - - Updated - - -

We just realized that we sent the wrong amount. We will mail another check.
Sorry.[/QUOTE]

Dennis - ya are paid in full.
Thanks

Keywestwego
02-08-2020, 06:21 PM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.


Please put Sharon and I down for 1- Large and 1- XLarge.

Thanks

DebiMac
02-09-2020, 09:45 AM
Hi...please sign the MacVie’s up for the Hunley tour (and anything else that comes up!). Also our shirt sizes are Medium and XXL. Thanks!

Nabo
02-09-2020, 12:00 PM
Got shirt sizes for the MacVies (M, 2xl) and the McLarty's (L, xl). John and Debi, added you to the Hunley tour. Thanks

Keep those shirt sizes coming in. Also check the first post to make sure the information is correct (mistakes do happen :) ).

Who else wants to see the H.L. Hunley? Pretty amazing to see this submarine from the Civil War.

6372763727

Jeff_Nora_Hanna
02-10-2020, 10:32 AM
Hi guys.
Nora and I need "large" shirts.
Thanks.

clayhud
02-10-2020, 03:31 PM
Byrd,

Reservation made arrive Wednesday 4/29 for five nights. Hunley Tour - no. Shirts 1-L & 1-XL. Will send rally fee soon.

Looking forward to Charleston.

Nabo
02-10-2020, 08:13 PM
Welcome Clay and Candy Hudson, and also Welcome Steve and Catherine Vande Sande.

Clay - have ya down for one large and one xl.

Also have shirt sizes for Jeff/Nora Hanna - two shirts - size large.

marthamscott
02-11-2020, 04:14 PM
Reservations made for April 29-May 3rd. Looking forward to seeing everyone! T-Shirt Large & X-Large.

Thanks

Martha & Henry

bubbalisa
02-12-2020, 10:20 AM
Hello everyone,
We are new to the group. My husband, Gordon and I are very excited to have made our reservations for the Charleston, SC rally!
We will be checking in on 4/30 and out on 5/3. We have had our Torque now for about 1 year and Love it.
Can't wait to meet everyone!
Lisa

Nabo
02-13-2020, 01:25 PM
Heartland Gives Back project - The Alzheimer's Association
Stay tune as Phil Smith will be heading this up and will have more information soon.

lduguay
02-13-2020, 01:30 PM
T-shirts for Duguay’s 1 2XL and 1 XL.

Nathan, I believe we are going to make it down early enough to join the Hunley tour group!

Looking forward to an awesome Rally!

Nabo
02-13-2020, 08:33 PM
Got ya down Lance for 2 shirts, one xl and one 2xl. I'll also add you to the Hunley tour.

B---

bowenfamilytravels
02-14-2020, 11:33 AM
We will be there for our first rally! Cheryl and Aaron Bowen. Arriving the 30th. Plan to attend the Charleston Harbor tour. We purchased our Heartland Road Warrior 4275 this year! Can't wait to meet everyone!

Nabo
02-14-2020, 04:50 PM
Welcome Cheryl and Aaron to the Heartland family and Congratulations on your new Road Warrior. You will be added to the harbor tour. Now what I need to know is what size t-shirts do you wear?

Can't wait to meet you two.

Byrd

bowenfamilytravels
02-15-2020, 06:09 AM
Welcome Cheryl and Aaron to the Heartland family and Congratulations on your new Road Warrior. You will be added to the harbor tour. Now what I need to know is what size t-shirts do you wear?

Can't wait to meet you two.

Byrd


small and large :)

Nabo
02-15-2020, 10:57 AM
small and large :)

Got ya down Aaron for one small and one large.

thanks


If you haven't given me your shirt sizes, please do.

ljsexton
02-15-2020, 04:54 PM
One large and one XLarge tee shirts for the Sexton's.

Nabo
02-15-2020, 06:06 PM
Got ya down Linda and Tommy for one large and one xl.

thanks

B--

Flying Dutchman
02-15-2020, 08:37 PM
Require two (2) size XL.

Nabo
02-16-2020, 01:17 PM
Got ya down Eric for two xl shirts.

Thanks

dick12444
02-17-2020, 11:10 AM
Need one XL and one XXL.
Dick and Debbie

Nabo
02-17-2020, 12:27 PM
Got ya down Dick/Debbie for one xl and one 2xl.

Thanks

Phil Smith
02-17-2020, 04:07 PM
This year, the Heartland Owners Give Back will be supporting Alzheimer's Org.

Did you know...5.8 Million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's Disease?

Save your can tabs (Soda, "Pop" and Beer can) as we will turn these into cash to help find the cause and a cure for Alzheimer's disease!

Nabo
02-18-2020, 03:14 PM
Come enjoy the charming southern hospitality of Charleston. Make your reservations quickly as time is starting to run out.
63766

Phil Smith
02-23-2020, 10:22 AM
Heartland Owners Give Back Fact

Did you know:

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another disease?

Nabo
02-23-2020, 09:49 PM
Evening everyone - post #1 has been updated. Please double check to make sure your information is correct (sometimes we make mistakes), especially the shirt sizes and payment (which sometimes get lost in the mail).

There is still room at the inn - so get your neighbors and friendly Heartlanders to register.

Cdengeles
02-26-2020, 10:16 PM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.

XXL and medium for us please.

chris and Angie Dengeles

Nabo
02-27-2020, 10:09 AM
Got ya down Chris and Angie for one medium and one xxl.


SkyMed has been added as a sponsor for breakfast on Thursday morning at 9:00 am. Thank you Rob and Sherry.

Nabo
02-27-2020, 06:02 PM
Hurry Hurry Hurry - get your reservations in. It's only 32 more days before non-reserved campsites must be turned back over to the campground.

Also if you haven't given us your shirt sizes, please do. And don't forget to get your event fees in.

2Israels
02-28-2020, 01:51 PM
Hi Byrd,

Steve & Pat Israel (2) will attend the Charleston rally arriving 4-29; Paid - yes; Hunley - yes; Shirts - m, xl. Our Heartland North Trail 28-RKDS See you soon, Steve & Pat

Cdengeles
02-28-2020, 04:11 PM
Got ya down Chris and Angie for one medium and one xxl.


SkyMed has been added as a sponsor for breakfast on Thursday morning at 9:00 am. Thank you Rob and Sherry.

sounds good! Also, we just changed our reservation to come in a day earlier. So we will be there from the 29 to the 3. Don’t want to miss out on any of the festivities!!!

chris and Angie.

Nabo
02-28-2020, 05:51 PM
Welcome Steve and Pat - and thank you for all of your information. Got ya down for one medium and one xl size shirts. I will also add you to the Hunley tour.

Chris and Angie - I will change your arrival date to Wednesday the 29th.

Nabo
02-28-2020, 06:24 PM
Here's some interesting facts on the break-down of type of rigs coming:
Big Country - 6
Big Horn - 9
Cyclone - 3
Landmark/Landmark 365 - 14
Mallard - 1
North Trail - 2
Road Warrior - 1
Sundance - 1
Torque - 1
Wilderness 1

Who is going to add to the list???

Nabo
02-29-2020, 06:26 PM
The Attendee section of the first post has been updated. Double check to make sure your information is correct (cuz mis-takes do happen).

Thanks

Phil Smith
03-02-2020, 08:42 AM
Heartland Gives Back is supporting the Alzheimer's Association!

Did you Know: Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease

Remember to save the tabs from your favorite beverage. We will be collecting them at the Rally!

'Lil Guy'
03-02-2020, 01:37 PM
Hurry Hurry Hurry - get your reservations in. It's only 32 more days before non-reserved campsites must be turned back over to the campground.

Also if you haven't given us your shirt sizes, please do. And don't forget to get your event fees in.

Ed and Susan Potts need a Large and 3X shirt.

Nabo
03-02-2020, 02:50 PM
Got ya down Ed for one large and one 3xl. Thanks

OK everyone - need a little help. Who in this group is willing to be the photographer for the rally? Would love to document all of the event.

Miller0758
03-03-2020, 09:45 AM
It's t-shirt time. Everyone registered for the rally will receive a t-shirt (verify that your name is on post #1). Shirts will be unisex sizes so please state what size shirt each person will need. Upon receiving your sizes, post #1 will be updated beside your name.
Sorry, missed this post ... need 1 XL; 1 L; 1 S. Fee's are going out today

Nabo
03-03-2020, 01:48 PM
Got the Millers down for one small, one large and one xl. If JR can get away from the Citadel, might have a shirt for him.

Thanks

Nabo
03-04-2020, 11:41 AM
Only 4 more weeks to get your reservations in so if you are still thinking about coming, don't sit on that fence too long.

Also - Event fees needs to be in by March 25th which is only 3 more weeks.

speedcat
03-06-2020, 03:57 PM
Mark & Fawn Hanks have made reservations arriving 4/29, departing 5/3. T shirts 2XL & XL. Rig is 2018 Landmark Charleston. We both will be on the Harbor Tour and one for the Henley Tour. We look forward to meeting everyone!

DWChris
03-06-2020, 04:01 PM
Arriving on 4/29/20
Number in Party: 2
Tee Shirts: 2 - XXL
Heartland Landmark

1 interested in the Hunley Tour. 2 on Harbour Tour.

We've registered at Campground but no site was given to us.

David and Jamie Chrisman
Member # 2601

Nabo
03-07-2020, 02:26 PM
Welcome Mark & Fawn, and David & Jamie. We are glad to have you all on board for a fun time in Charleston. The Hanks will be arriving on the 29th and would like to be included on the H.L. Hunley tour. Shirt sizes are one xl and one 2xl. The Chrismans will be also arriving on the 29th and would like to do the H.L. Hunley tour. Shirt sizes are two 2xls.

Post #1 will be updated this afternoon.

'Lil Guy'
03-09-2020, 03:06 PM
Got ya down Ed for one large and one 3xl. Thanks

OK everyone - need a little help. Who in this group is willing to be the photographer for the rally? Would love to document all of the event.

If nobody else steps up, I can take pics for the event. Let me know if you're interested. Later and have a greet day.

Jeff_Nora_Hanna
03-09-2020, 04:04 PM
Hi Nathan and Byrd,
I just changed our arrival date from 04/30 to 04/29.
I just realized that leaving our home in the morning and arriving in the PM on 04/30 would cause us to miss the Hunley tour.
Thanks, Jeff

Nabo
03-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Thank you Debbie and Frank for stepping up and doing some photo shoots and group picture during the rally. 63884

Jeff and Nora - not a problem. I will change your arrival date to Wednesday, the 29th. Thanks for the heads up.

Nabo
03-10-2020, 07:24 PM
Please welcome Johnnie and Gigi Sutton to the rally. Glad to have ya'll coming.

'Lil Guy'
03-10-2020, 09:47 PM
Love doing the pics. Wil take pics at all of the events including free margaritas and Finnegan's Rum punch at the Tiki Bar Thursday night. Look for the palm trees and pink flamingos at Margaritaville. I promise it won't be hard to find after dark. Really looking forward to this rally. Our 1st time in S. Carolina. So much history and things to see and do. See everyone there., Ask me how the Rum punch got it's name Thursday night.lol

Flower leas and hair clips for the ladies along with good Island music. See everyone there.
BTW; Margaritaville with the lights and fire pits will be on every night while we are there, Hope to see everyone come by for a cockta9il or two. This could possibly be the best rally the Bakers have ever attended. So. don't hurt Debbie and my feelings and not come over at night to have a drink and talk. The Light show is worth the admission. This is not designed to take away form the rally but is a great place to unwind at night. Hope to see everyone there. BTW; these are the best Margaritas you've ever had and the rum punch is to kill for. (ask Mike and Peg Finnegan}lol

When Debbie and I light up Margaritaville, some of he the camp sites may lose power. Again, looking forward to this rally. Looks like the regional leaders have gone all out for this one.

jbeletti
03-12-2020, 10:39 PM
Keywestwego and Lil Guy - I moved your COVID-19 related posts into their own thread here: https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/77862. I agree with Frank that his discussion warrants its own thread rather than ending up in a various rally and camping threads. Thanks for understanding.

Nabo
03-13-2020, 10:46 AM
At this time we are seven weeks out from the start of the Southeast Region Rally. The current plan is to proceed as scheduled unless situations develop over the next few weeks that could be a concern. We will reassess at that time and give all participants ample notification to make their plans accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding during this period and your support of the Heartland Owners Club.

Nathan & Byrd Mathis

DebiMac
03-13-2020, 04:16 PM
At this time we are seven weeks out from the start of the Southeast Region Rally. The current plan is to proceed as scheduled unless situations develop over the next few weeks that could be a concern. We will reassess at that time and give all participants ample notification to make their plans accordingly.

Thanks for your understanding during this period and your support of the Heartland Owners Club.

Nathan & Byrd Mathis

Thanks, Nathan & Byrd! I’m with you...unless something major develops, we plan to be there!

Remastoy
03-14-2020, 12:58 PM
Rick & Madeline will be arriving on the 4-28-2020.
Madeline's shirt needs to be a small Rick's shirt a large.
See y'all soon.:cool:

'Lil Guy'
03-14-2020, 06:48 PM
Thanks, Nathan & Byrd! I’m with you...unless something major develops, we plan to be there!
Yea, me too.

Nabo
03-14-2020, 07:36 PM
Rick & Madeline will be arriving on the 4-28-2020.
Madeline's shirt needs to be a small Rick's shirt a large.
See y'all soon.:cool:

Welcome Rick and Madeline. We have you two coming in on Tuesday the 28th. Shirt sizes are one small and one large.

Two quick questions - 1. your last name is? and 2. would you like to be included on the H.L.Hunley tour?

Can't wait to meet you.

Byrd

Remastoy
03-15-2020, 07:53 PM
Welcome Rick and Madeline. We have you two coming in on Tuesday the 28th. Shirt sizes are one small and one large.

Two quick questions - 1. your last name is? and 2. would you like to be included on the H.L.Hunley tour?

Can't wait to meet you.

Byrd
Yes on the Hunley tour, Our names are;
Rick Verity & Madeline Reitter.

See Ya Soon

'Lil Guy'
03-16-2020, 05:22 PM
After further concideration about the current crisis, Debbie and I are opting out of the 3 HL rallies and our 2 month trip to the east coast. Sorry, we were rlly looking forward to visiting the area. I have COPD and asthma and think it wise to stay in place for a while. Sorry for any inconvenience we might have caused. Later and have a great rally.

Nabo
03-18-2020, 08:54 AM
Debbie and Frank, we will miss you but plainly understand the situation. Stay safe and hope to see you down the road soon.

Nabo
03-20-2020, 06:58 PM
On Monday March 30 a decision will be made about the future of the Southeast Region Rally. A notification will be sent to all registered participants at that time.

Thank you for your patience and support to the Heartland Owners Club.

jayc
03-20-2020, 08:43 PM
I hope your luck is better than ours was.

Phil Smith
03-23-2020, 07:44 AM
Did you Know:

Even with everything going on currently with the Covid-19 Virus and all of the uncertainty we are all facing, the struggle with Alzheimer's continues on. Alzheimer's patients become even more susceptible to sickness, not because they have weakened immune systems but more so because they have lost the ability to remember the basics of consistent hand washing, not touching your face etc. It is even more important for the health care workers to be free of any potential virus for these people. While we pray for everyone affected by this, we really offer up our prayers to the thousands of healthcare workers who are going into overdrive to help us get through this troubling time.


With respect to our rally, we all hopeful that it will be able to proceed as scheduled but understand the need to evaluate as it gets closer. Regardless of what decisions are made, we as Heartlander's still have an opportunity to help with finding a cause and cure for Alzheimer's disease. If you can make a donation, please click the link that Byrd posted on page one of this thread. We can still make a difference as Heartlander's. God Bless and stay well!

Phil

Keywestwego
03-23-2020, 03:00 PM
Nabo, Sharon and I were so looking forward to this, our first, Rally. However, with school and daycares closed in our town, we have been recruited by our children to watch the grandchildren during this eventful time. Sharon has even been working on her Derby Hat. Oh well, such is life. Let us know if the Rally is rescheduled.

Thanks.
Cliff and Sharon McLarty

Nabo
03-23-2020, 08:40 PM
We understand Cliff and Sharon. Take care of those little ones and we hope to see you down the road.

superduty08
03-25-2020, 09:43 PM
Our Tennessee rally is not until August 28-30. Hopefully this will all be over way before then and sign up for the Tennessee rally in Crossville Tn. Nabo, sorry for inserting an advertisement for our rally on your post. Bobby

Nabo
03-30-2020, 11:13 AM
March 30 - With the Pandemic going on Nationwide and the "Safe at Home" Ordinance by the City of Charleston, the Heartland Owners Club's 2020 Southeast Region Rally is cancelled.

Campground Refund: Refund requests must be made through email at info@oakplantationcampground.com. Do not call the office. Must give the name the reservation was made in, mailing address and the date of your arrival. Refund checks minus processing fee will be mailed.

Event Fee Refund: The rally will be mailing checks back to the address listed on the deposited check. If your mailing address is different, please private message (PM) on the forum to "nabo". Give us 2 to 3 weeks to refund/mail the checks.

Heartland Gives Back - Alzheimer's Association: Please consider donating maybe half of your event fee to this worthy cause. The link to donate on-line is listed below or on post #1.

Safe travels to all and we hope to see you soon at future Heartland event.

Toccoatravelers
04-01-2020, 06:33 AM
Thank you Nathan and Byrd for all the time and planning you did for our Southeast Region Rally. We have no doubt it would have been great. We hope everyone stays safe and we’ll see an end to this crisis very soon.

jayc
04-01-2020, 07:32 AM
Byrd, I know all too well what you are feeling right now. At least the decision to cancel was made by the KOA. We'll have many more rallies in the future!

Nabo
04-01-2020, 09:02 AM
Yes - it is hard but the protection of our Heartland'rs are very important. Rally on for the future.

'Lil Guy'
04-01-2020, 09:10 AM
Yes - it is hard but the protection of our Heartland'rs are very important. Rally on for the future.
Well put. Hope you have a future rally in same location. We were really looking forward to visiting that area. See you down the road.

Mel3008
04-04-2020, 08:19 AM
Thank you for all the hard work in setting everything up. We were looking forward to this being our first Rally. Hopefully next year.

Nabo
04-04-2020, 11:16 AM
geezzzz - what an ordeal. The rally has processed all of the event fees which you should see within the next 10 days or so.

Don't forget that if you want a refund from the campground, contact them at info@oakplantationcampground.com giving them the name the reservations was made in, your mailing address and your arrival date. They are refunding by check less the processing fee which the amount was not given. This might also take a couple of weeks.

Eventho the rally was cancelled, please don't forget the Heartland Gives Back which this year is to the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's Association - To donate online, follow this link (https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=13830&pg=personal&px=12140446). To donate just half of your returning event fee will generate over $1000.00 so let's give from the Heart.

DebiMac
04-04-2020, 07:57 PM
So sad! We were really looking forward to this rally. Byrd & Nathan, we know it’s a huge amount of work on your part and we’re especially sad for you. We hope this can be rescheduled for another time. Thank you so much for all your work. And to our Heartland friends (and to-be-friends)...we’ll miss you! Until next time...safe travels (and stay healthy!)

Nabo
04-25-2020, 10:23 AM
Since the spring events have been cancelled, Heartland Owners Club has teamed up with TechnoRV to do a virtual rally on-line. Registration is required. Info is below:

Subject Line: Heartland Owners Club and TechnoRV Partner for a Virtual RV Rally
Heartland Owners Club Members,
We are very excited to announce that we have partnered with Eric and Tami at TechnoRV to bring you a virtual RV rally! This event is free and will all be online. The virtual rally begins on May 6 at 10 AM central time and will last for 10 days so you can come and go as you please. Registration is necessary to be eligible to win giveaways. Pre-register now and you will receive notification when the rally starts.
So what is a virtual RV Rally? This event will include a lot of elements of a live event such as some great giveaways, RV related seminars, big discounts on RV products, and a lot more.
With the cancellation of our spring events, this will be an opportunity to come together and receive some of the benefits of a live rally. Please join us! Pre-registration for this has already started. Pre-register now by going here and entering your information. Once you register, you will then be notified when the event starts, and this will also sign you up for all of the giveaways.
Link to pre-registration: https://tinyurl.com/heartlandvirtualrvrally

DebiMac
04-25-2020, 11:05 AM
Wonderful! Thanks for organizing this!

Phil Smith
04-27-2020, 07:44 AM
Although the Charleston rally has been cancelled and we are moving to a virtual rally, please remember our Heartland Owners Gives Back program supporting the Alzheimer's Association. So many of us have been touched by this disease and so many more will be if we don't work to beat this terrible disease. A link to donate is still active on page 1 of this post! Please consider making a donation!
Thank you,
Phil

DebiMac
04-28-2020, 07:02 AM
Byrd, I assume this is 10:00 Eastern Time, right?

Nabo
04-28-2020, 09:09 AM
Byrd, I assume this is 10:00 Eastern Time, right?

I have asked the question and will get back to you on which time zone.

Nabo
04-28-2020, 09:50 AM
The Heartland Virtual Rally is on Central time zone.

clubmgr
04-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Join the discussion for the Heartland Virtual Rally here (https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/78070-Heartland-Owners-Club-and-TechnoRV-Partner-for-a-Virtual-RV-Rally)