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Pangaea Ron

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Posted: 10/05/21 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have used our motorhome to help raise money for our local hospital's charitable Foundation.

We had a local wine shop set up wine tastings at wineries in Eastern Washington for 2 couples. The tastings were complimentary. We provided transportation and lunches, and the hospital paid for each couple to stay at B&B's for 2 nights together with spectacular wine-maker's dinners.

Fortunately, friends of ours purchased the trips at the annual auction, that raises nearly $300,000 each year.

The first trip was auctioned off for $2,200, the second trip went for $2,600, and the third trip went for 2x$7,500. When the price had gotten so high, I had the auctioneer announce that we would do 2 trips for that price.

The only problem was that the couples purchased many bottles of wine, and loading the motorhome was interesting. Note to self: Do not put too many cases of wine in very back, as the front wheels prefer to have more contact with the road.


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Next time you have that problem, Ron, call me and I'll be happy to stop by and help reduce the weight of that wine!
And I'm right here in wine country, too.

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Very generous of you to "rent" your MH for a good cause.


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Brilliant!





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Wow that had to be a lot of wine! Thanks for supporting the wineries in WA State and for helping out the charity.

I used our Motorhome to help a Drum & Bugle Corps with a broken trailer, loaded up the entire brass line and took it to the next location. Didn't have a free spot to go to the bathroom, but all the instruments arrived and they put on a great show.


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Pangaea Ron

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Posted: 10/07/21 11:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

obgraham wrote:

Next time you have that problem, Ron, call me and I'll be happy to stop by and help reduce the weight of that wine!
And I'm right here in wine country, too.

I'm not sure that I can afford you. We've noticed that wine prices have certainly escalated. Wow?

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