It was a great time getting together with everyone. Meeting again the people we knew and meeting folks for the first time. Thanks so much to our host Nick and Chris and all who help to bring it off. You guys have some serious connection to get such great weather. We had a great time!
We're back, and unloaded. It was quite a fun weekend. Thanks to all those who pitched with the hard work of putting B9 together, especially to Nick & Chris this year for heading up the show.
The food was great, entertainment was great, plus meeting old friends again, and meeting new friends was the most important deal of all.
Our trip home was also special since we and Tiki Hut (Steven & Jo Anne of Reston) convoyed from Streetsboro to Winchester, VA where they went east to Northern Virginia, and we continued south east to Mechanicsville.
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Erroll, Mary, Duffy the Badger Dog plus "Ollie"
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And Equal-i-zer WDH/Sway Control
First of all, lots of thanks to Nick and Chris for throwing a swell party again. Lynn, Jim, Dave R., Michael, and JaneAnn also deserve many kudos for stepping up once again to help make B9 the success it was.
Secondly, we really appreciate this annual chance to make fools of ourselves and have a good time. We would apologize to anyone who was offended by our loud antics...but, we're from Jersey, ya know.
What wonderful positive energy we've received from all of you as we venture out and try to find Alaska. See you next year!
Make fools of ourselves?? I saw no foolishness going on.
Just remember, just as in Vegas, what happens at B9 stays at B9.
I've posted the B9 participant photos here. We will put all the B9 photos on the b-rally.org website in order to keep them easily available to all, but probably won't get that done until we get back home (see blog in signature). We're headed from Niagara Falls to Toronto today. Great rally, great people, great weather...
Well, it looks like all the photos are not uploaded yet. Will finish at first opportunity.
On edit: OK, all attendee photos are up now.
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We want to thank everyone who kicked in to help at the Rally. David our photographer, Michael and Janeann our keepers of the coffee, Jim and Carolyn for making the signs, dragging the banners to Woodside and taking them back home again for next year, and all of you who pitched in to keep everything running smoothly. Thanks also to those who worked behind the scenes throughout the winter.
Our thanks go out to the 8 who volunteered to be victims of the Hypnotist. Ruth, Dick, Arlene, Carolyn, David, Russ, Florence, and Diane. Without you there would not have been a show, you gave us lasting memories.
Finally a special thanks to all of you who attended B-9, you are the ones that made the Rally a success, it was great reuniting with old friends and meeting so many new ones. To whose who missed the Rally, we missed you too.
One of the best ideas for the Rally was having those SUBS that we could grab and go! Having the rest of those sandwiches was fabulous!!! No need to visit the grocery store!
The dinner Saturday night was Superior - the FOOD is paramount to Rally attendees!
Also I really appreciated all the participants that helped with clean up and handling the banners, trash and running around doing the miscellaneous crummy stuff that is a drudge but always part of a large gathering. Can't believe I escaped that detail.
You guys did a fantastic job on the planning and execution of the Program. Loved the Hypnotist - think that will be an entertainment people will remember forever!
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Back home and back to work, but now finally getting around to thank everyone who planned and helped put together another successful rally.
Biggest thanks to Nick, Chris, Jim, Carolyn, Michael, Jane Ann, David and Margaret for all of their time and effort before, during and after the rally.
Very big thanks to all of the rally sponsors whose contributions help pay for the meals, prizes and entertainment.
Thanks, too, to everyone who helped do "other necessary stuff" (clean up, put up banners, tend fires, put tablecloths on tables, take down banners, wash dishes, package up leftover food, cut pies, serve pizza, serve pie and anything else).
Finally...big thanks to all who volunteered to be hypnotized. There wouldn't have been a show without you!