I know, I've been kind of quiet on the forum lately, but I've been busy with work and traveling back and forth to Omaha. The weather there has been crazy...cool at night (60's), warming up during the day (80's) and plenty of thunderstorms. I haven't seen that much lightening since I was a kid in SLC.
The weather here in Richland is warming up nicely and is supposed to be in the 80's for the next week at least.
It's 4 weeks until rally time. I hope more of you decide to come. See you soon. :)
I will check with the office tomorrow to see about registration, but my guess is you'll just call in and reserve a spot. At this point, it doesn't look like we'll have 10 rigs to get a discount or be able to reserve the clubhouse, but I'll see if I can pull any strings and let you know tomorrow. I need to go bach through and figure out who's coming. :B
In other news... :)
My last day with Lockheed Martin at Hanford was last Thursday, and as it turns out, it was the last day for a lot of people. They didn't get the 2 week notice that I did though. They just got called into the manager's office and were told that the funding for their projects had been cut off, so it was their last day too. :( In my line of work, you sign a contract that basically says what you will and will not do, and that the length of the contract is for a certain length of time, but there is always wording in it that says that either party can terminate it at any time without notice or a reason. Yeah, fun.
But....I did manage to get another contract job in Omaha. No, we're not moving there! It's only supposed to last a couple months while the company looks for a full time replacement. It's kinda funny that they didn't do it as a contract to hire, but that's okay, living in tornado country isn't what we'd want to do, especially since tornadoes just love to target mobile home and RV parks. Laura is going to stay here while I fly back and forth for a few months. To cut down on my expenses, I'll stay there for 2-3 weeks at a time instead of flying back and forth every weekend ($600). I can stay at a hotel for the weekend for less than that. And yes, I'll be here for the rally (or at least I hope my manager will let me :B )
Yeah, I got your PM. Been busy the past few days. Got word that Lockheed Martin is pulling the plug on my one year contract 6 months early. My last day is next week. Might go full time though. Will have to wait and see.
Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Been busy at work and with other stuff. :R Anyway...
So who is still interested in getting together? A few months ago, I sent PM's to most of our old timer attendees. The replies I got back were...a couple said "probably not" (other commitments), a couple said "would love to", and the rest said "too early to commit". Everyone said "would love to see everyone again". We would need to have 10 rigs to get a discount on the nightly fee and be able to reserve the clubhouse. Otherwise, we'll just have the party at the back/side of someone's rig. :C
Please let me know if you're interested.
Have you decided where we're going? We have a tentative thing starting 06/08 in the Wenatchee area.Yep, we're talking about doing here at Horn Rapids in Rishland. It whould be an easy drive up to Wenatchee from here. :C
Well, as always, it's tough to find a date that works well for everyone, but what would you all say to June 5-7? That's 2 weeks after Memorial Day. Of course the early birds and those that want to stay later could do so.
I'd hate to see you lose any inheritance. :B So any other weekend is good for you?
Just counting the interested, not the confirmed. I know it's been difficult getting you guys to a rally over the years. :(
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
Tradewinds and I have chatted off-line about the rally and he is passing the baton back to me to see what we can get organized, so here goes. :B
So it looks like we have a total of 10 rigs so far that have expressed interest in getting together again at Horn Rapids. Next thing we would need to do is pick a date.
In the past, we have always done the weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. For 2015, that would be May 15-17.
Or maybe we push it out a bit into early June, say the weekend before Father's Day, which would be June 12-14. Or there are 2 other weekends after Memorial Day too. Any later than Father's Day and I think we'll be getting into the heat of eastern Washington and I'll bet most of you don't want to go then. :C
So, when would you like to do the rally?
They do have a wine tour here, but not sure which rally you're referring to where pople got sloshed. :B I remember a few people were a little tipsy at one of the Dayton rallies, but it could have been at Prosser too.
We could still do it in May if that's what folks want, or we could move it into June if that would be better for the majority. July and August might be getting a bit too warm over here. :C
For everyone still following this thread...
Laura and I are in Richland WA at Horn Rapids RV Resort. I started a new job (contract) at Lockheed Martin (Hanford) a couple weeks ago.
What would you think about having a rally over here?
Horn Rapids is a nice park, although not much to do here. They have a nice clubhouse that would suit us well. There was a rally here several years ago and it's one of the few that we missed. Richland is just a couple miles down the road, Kenniwick is a few more past that. :)
If you would like to have a rally here, let me know. And let me know when you think would be a good time to have it here.