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Old 04-15-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

Last year Gale and Betty organized a Boccia Ball tournament, unfortunately Gale and Betty are unable to attend this years Rally.

So we are looking for others to step in and offer some organized activities. If you have any ideas or want to plan something, please start a separate thread. We already have one suggestion, without taking to much wind out of Jim and Robin J's "Flag" here is a clippit of what was has been suggested:

Jim and Robin have suggested that this year it would be nice if we could do an "Open House". This seems like a great way for everyone to see how you have decorated, what modifications (if any), how you have arranged things and so forth to your unit.

Further details to be posted by Jim and Robin


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Old 04-15-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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An open house was, to us, the highlight of the Townsend Eggscursion rally that we attended. It was simply a couple of hours designated where those who wished, allowed others the opportunity to look at the inside of their campers. Most importantly, by being designated, it gave us an opportunity to straighten up before allowing visitors to see how messy we usually are.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:56 PM   #3
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Is that not where you viewed my Escape 19 last year, Ray?
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I'm planning on serving drinks at my "open house"….draft beer on tap!!
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Kathy and I are all in for an open house. We sort of had one last year once everyone found out about our "screen saver" and the mini Escapes on the railroad flatcar . It would be great to do it on a much larger scale. With the number of registrants this year, we could likely set aside an entire afternoon. I would love to see what others have done and just chew the fat.

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I'll run the NFB movie "Caravaners" on loop on my 13" wide screen TV ( can't remember if the movie is wide screen )

Plot is as follows:

The three hundred Airstream trailers that are prowling the highways of British Columbia represent a new breed of nomad. Too active to just sit at home, but too cautious to strike out on their own, these retired couples have signed up for an organized caravan tour sponsored by the company that manufactures the trailers. Few surprises are in store for the group, but then they're never alone, and they don't have to worry about the day's route or entertainment.

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I'm planning on serving drinks at my "open house"….draft beer on tap!!
Seriously?! I don't think I will make it past your trailer.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:28 PM   #8
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"Caravaners, It's time to open your windows!"

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I'll run the NFB movie "Caravaners" on loop on my 13" wide screen TV ( can't remember if the movie is wide screen )
My VHS copy of "Caravaners" predates wide screen by a few decades. It depicts a large group of Airstream owners on an expedition through BC's Cariboo country, where I lived at the time, and taking wise precautions like pulling all the trailers into a circle in the CG each night. They obviously had inside information about us locals.

The "activities coordinator", complete with clipboard and gymnasium voice, is just full of energy and ideas for activities. Pure National Film Board gold!
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #10
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Kathy and I were just talking about the open house. It sounds like it could be like herding cats . How about this...Go down the row of Escapes and give each owner a number, alternating between 1 and 2. Then, designate from say, noon to 3 for the number 1's to go around and visit the number 2's. Then at 3, the number 2's go around and visit the number 1's until 6pm. That way, there will be someone "home" all the time and it will be somewhat organized.

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