Did y'all notice my updated signature in the first post?
I put a little blurb about our rally in my signature. I'm hoping to be a little more active on the forum over the next year, and hopefully this might draw a few more folks to our rally. If I didn't send you the notes on how to this in my PM about next year's rally, let me know and I'll send them to you. It's real easy.
We are not in the section represented by the slideshow photos.
I did a googlemaps on their address (280 Buster Road, Toppenish, WA) and it looks like there is plenty of space between sites. And if my memory is correct from the last time we stayed here, it's fine.
You said 96-99 and 110-125. Loyd is in 109. Is there a mistake somewhere? Trying to decide on a site....That's the one Loyd wants, so that's what Loyd gets. You're free to pick any available site, but the park has set aside those sites for us.
What happened to "We can't be wagonmasters next year"? :BYeah, Laura volunteered us...again. :R It's conditional though on us being around and available next year. If all goes well, we'll show Loyd how it's done and he'll do it the following year...with the usual help from everyone else. :B
Another great rally has come to an end. It was great seeing old friends again, and we missed those of you that couldn't make it.
Financially, we have $505 in the rally fund for next year. We brought in $178 from bingo and $190 from the silent auction.
Those that attended decided on going to Yakima Nations RV Park in Toppenish on May 15-18, 2014. Click here to real the 2014 rally thread. We hope to see you there.
The 2014 Northwest Spring Rally will be held on May 15-18, 2014, at the Yakima Nation RV Park. You can come early and/or stay later if you wish.
Contact the park to book your site. NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED. :B
We have reserved sites 96-99 and 110-125 for the group. When you call, tell them you are with the “RV dot net” group.
Once registered, send me a PM by clicking here with your site number, arrival and departure dates.
Cost is $38.25 per night and you will pay in full when you arrive.
If you need to cancel, please call the park AND let me know as well.
Registered (7 rigs)
109 – lmccallister (Loyd) (co-wagonmaster)
117 – jahrens (John & Nikki)
118 – squire (Dave & Collene)
121 – Mike Hayden (Mike & Becky)
122 – Fishinghat (Bob & Pam)
123 – Retired05 (Tom & Carol)
125 – DavidG (David & Laura (Wagonmasters)
Unless otherwise noted above, arrival date is assumed to be Friday and departure date is Sunday.
To help offset some of the expenses involved in putting on the rally, we ask that each rig bring an item for the Silent Auction. Don't spend more than $15, unless you really want to spend more on the item. Bring it wrapped so we can't tell what it is. And please, NO "White elephant" items. We had some really great items at past rallies
Tentative Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 15
We’re thinking of doing one of two things.
At 6pm, those that want to can head over to the local casino for a great buffet dinner.
At 7pm, having our usual desert social hour.
Friday, May 16
In the morning, coffee will be on, along with some fruit and donuts.
Starting around 5pm, Welcome and Happy Hour (BYOD) with heavy appetizers (potluck style). We’re going to have a 50’s theme for this, including music. Come dressed in your best 50’s style outfit. There will be prizes for the best dressed singe and couple.
Later on around 6:30pm, Bingo with prizes. In the clubhouse. Proceeds to benefit The Rally Fund.
Saturday, May 17th
In the morning, coffee is on.
Breakfast is at 9am. We're going to do the good ole "omelet in a bag". We'll supply the omelet fixin's plus some hash browns and OJ will be provided.
Lunch...on your own. Possible things to do include a horse drawn wagon tour of murals or a local train depot/museum that restores old steam locomotives. More details to follow.
From 5-6pm, we’ll hold our silent auction. Place your bid on several mystery items. Winners announced after dinner. Proceeds go to the Rally Fund.
Dinner will be at 6:30pm Loyd will be cooking up some beef briquette and pulled pork..
After dinner, a short business meeting, select next year’s Wagon Master(s), suggestions for next year’s location.
Announce the Auction winners.
Sunday, May 18th
Coffee is on again in the morning
Saying farewell to many
Check back often for updates.
Hey gang, got a small scheduling problem with the park. There will be another group in the clubhouse tonigh from 5-6:30. We should be able to get back in by 7pm in time for our desert social. So if you walk in and don't see anyone that you recognize, you're too early. :B
Don't know how strick they are, but based on how many empty spots are here now, I would doubt they would be watching you and the clock at the same time. Ask when you get here though just to be safe.
Thanks for giving the coffee pot to Bigdog, but we should be good with just one. The park has a really big one we could use, but with 11 rigs, I don't think we'll need that much cofee. :B
Gonna miss you guys AGAIN this year. Hopefully we'll see you next time.
And the rest of you guys, drive safe. Today's forecast says rain and 65. it ain't raining yet (actually the sun is out) and it's already 59. :C Not bad.
:E :E :E MISSING :E :E :E
One 40-cup coffee maker.
If you know what happened to the coffee maker that we had at last year's rally, please let me know. If you happen to have it, please bring it with you.
Hey gang, the rally is almost here. YIPEE!!! :C
So, have you packed your silent auction item in your rig?
And how about the ingredients for your potluck dish for Saturday dinner? There are about 25 people coming, so plan accordingly. You don't need to bring enough to feed everyone, just enough for the type of dish you signed up for split amongst the other that signed up for the same thing. And if that's to complicated to figure out, just bring lots and it will get eaten I'm sure. :B
And don't forget the "heavy appetizers" for Friday night or your desert for Thursday night.
The weather forecast has a 20-30% chance of showers and temps in the mid 60's from Thursday-Sunday, but we all know how good the forecasters are aroundhere. :R At least it doesn't look like it will get near 100 like it did last time we were at this park.
Laura and I are heading down on Wednesday. If anyone would like to come early and join us, please do.
See you all real soon! :C
Sounds like great kite flying weather, but awnings don't make for a good kite and they're way more expensive to replace. :E
Weather.com's forecase has it cooling down next Sunday and high's just below 70 through Wednesday, but nothing after that yet. We'll just have to wait and see what Mother Nature brings to the rally this year. :C Other than that one year in Clarkston, I don't remember getting rained on at any of our rallies, so that could be a good sign.
Time for more Rally Talk.
This is going to be Laura and I's last rally as wagon masters (at least for awhile), so we are hoping someone will step up and take over for us. We'll pass along all of the supplies and whatever funds we have left over, and we'll offer whatever help and support we can. So be thinking about it over the next couple of weeks and we can talk more at the rally.
This year is a prime example of why we won't be able to be wagon masters next year. My new company is putting me on a project that will involve some 5 day work weeks instead of the usual 4 day work weeks, and I couldn't get the time off for the rally. I will probably end up taking Laura and the trailer down to the park this next Friday or Saturday and Laura will have to pick me up from the Portland airport late on Fridays. We'll come home on Memorial Day weekend, in time for me to fly out again on Monday. I will be at the rally for a whopping 36 hours (maybe) while Laura will be at the park for 2 weeks. So if anyone else would like to come early or leave late, I'm sure Laura would love the company. :B
See y'all in 2 weeks! :C
Time for more Rally Talk
Did I hear someone say BINGO?
Yep, we're doing bingo on Friday night at 6:30.
We have planned 6 games, 5 regular and 1 blackout.
Cost is $1 per sheet for the regular games and $2 per sheet for blackout.
Each sheet has 4 "cards" on it.
So if you want to play 1 sheet for all 6 games, it will cost you $7.
But you can play more than one sheet per gave if you'd like too.
Pam, Mrs Fishinghat, has been out collecting the bingo prizes, and from what I hear, she has some good ones, so come prepared to have fun and win some great prizes!
OORRR - does it have ANYTHING to do with AGE or 4 WHEELING?!?I'll bet it's both. Bob thinks he's like a spring chicken, but his body is like a 286 computer...OLD! :B
Sorry to hear you're all beat up, but glad to hear that Sue can drive the MH for you and you have friends that can help you get out of town. Take it easy on the way home and keep us posted on your diagnosis.
Time for more Rally Talk
Y'all have your silent auction item picked out and wrapped?
To help offset some of the expenses involved in putting on the rally, we ask that each rig bring an item for the Silent Auction. Don't spend more than $15, unless you really want to spend more on the item. Bring it wrapped so we can't tell what it is. And please, NO "White elephant" items. We have had some really great items at past rallies
And don't forget to put it in your rig so you don't leave it at home.