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Old 04-21-2018, 10:44 PM   #1
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2018 Bluebonnet Attendees

Was a good rally this year in Bandera. Unseasonably cool on Wednesday through Friday, light rain on Friday night and Saturday morning, but it cleared to a nice warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.

We were told there were 132 Casitas, 11 Escapes, 3 Olivers, 2 Bigfoots, 2 Scamps, 1 Eggcamper and 5 SOBs. One of the SOBs was a Trillium, one looked like a Boler clone and I didn't see the others. Got to see lots of old friends and make some new ones. That alone is reason enough to attend.

We were not able to attend on Wednesday and Thursday, so we missed out on what was reportedly a great evening with a live band on Wednesday, and a BBQ feast on Thursday. Friday night was the wine fiesta and hors d'oveurs, followed by a quite fun and hilarious karaoke.

A special shout out to Fred and Dora, as well as Dave (H46Driver here on the forum) who volunteered setting up games and recreation. The Ladderball tournament was alot of fun.

Lots of door prizes this year, which was great because almost every attendee won something. Casita and Oliver donated several items, and there were also several cash giveaways and gift certificates, including two $100 gift certificates from Larry Gamble at Little House Customs. The volunteer list was long too. A big thanks to all the volunteers. These rallies could not happen without you.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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Was a good rally this year in Bandera. Unseasonably cool on Wednesday through Friday, light rain on Friday night and Saturday morning, but it cleared to a nice warm and sunny Saturday afternoon.

We were told there were 132 Casitas, 11 Escapes, 3 Olivers, 2 Bigfoots, 2 Scamps, 1 Eggcamper and 5 SOBs. One of the SOBs was a Trillium, one looked like a Boler clone and I didn't see the others. Got to see lots of old friends and make some new ones. That alone is reason enough to attend.

We were not able to attend on Wednesday and Thursday, so we missed out on what was reportedly a great evening with a live band on Wednesday, and a BBQ feast on Thursday. Friday night was the wine fiesta and hors d'oveurs, followed by a quite fun and hilarious karaoke.

A special shout out to Fred and Dora, as well as Dave (H46Driver here on the forum) who volunteered setting up games and recreation. The Ladderball tournament was alot of fun.

Lots of door prizes this year, which was great because almost every attendee won something. Casita and Oliver donated several items, and there were also several cash giveaways and gift certificates, including two $100 gift certificates from Larry Gamble at Little House Customs. The volunteer list was long too. A big thanks to all the volunteers. These rallies could not happen without you.
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We too enjoyed a great Bluebonnet Rally, just our second to attend. Laura and I wanted to get to meet you and came by Past Tents a few times but always missed you and we had to leave about noon on Friday. So catch you sometime in the future! And yes thanks to all who volunteered for all of your good work!
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:24 AM   #3
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:07 AM   #4
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We too enjoyed a great Bluebonnet Rally, just our second to attend. Laura and I wanted to get to meet you and came by Past Tents a few times but always missed you and we had to leave about noon on Friday. So catch you sometime in the future! And yes thanks to all who volunteered for all of your good work!
Was great to meet you and Laura, John. And now I know your Escape Forum handle. Happy trails!
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:33 AM   #6
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Robert:
We too enjoyed a great Bluebonnet Rally, just our second to attend. Laura and I wanted to get to meet you and came by Past Tents a few times but always missed you and we had to leave about noon on Friday. So catch you sometime in the future! And yes thanks to all who volunteered for all of your good work!
Sorry we missed you John! Hope to see you next year.
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And now I know your Escape Forum handle.
One thing I find that happens a lot, at least with me, is I meet a lot of great folks at rallies, and have no idea what their username is on the forums, despite having conversations there too. In many cases I do put that together, but there are certainly many that I don't.
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Was great to meet you and Laura, John. And now I know your Escape Forum handle. Happy trails!
Mary, we enjoyed meeting you and Skip, and many other great new friends at the rally, along with seeing some old friends too. Good times and happy trails to all of you!
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One thing I find that happens a lot, at least with me, is I meet a lot of great folks at rallies, and have no idea what their username is on the forums, despite having conversations there too. In many cases I do put that together, but there are certainly many that I don't.
That is why I always wear my cpaharley2008 badge while attending rallies.......
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That is why I always wear my cpaharley2008 badge while attending rallies.......
This is a good idea. I can't go incognito even if I wanted.
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