Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
WOG YouTube

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Takin' it Easy > Rallies

Rallies Some of the rallies listed here are closed to posting by other than rally masters. Some old rallies are closed do to their being old rallies.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #521  
Old 10-21-2018
tsdevane's Avatar
tsdevane tsdevane is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 1,757
Default

OMG - Where do I begin...

Birds, Birds, and more Birds . If you have never been to a rally, possibly on the fence, or unsure if this lifestyle is for you… get to a rally asap! This does not apply to me, but If you’ve got a pulse, a rally will help you make up your mind. Other than getting a ton of “insider information” you will get a chance to associate yourself with some most welcoming folks. My wife and I took the opportunity to get around some of the resident brain trust and listened to the collective voices of experience.

For a Future Owner like me sitting Bird-less on the sidelines, I am mentally in the driver’s seat when I read the forum threads. Meeting present owners felt like the pages of WOG were coming alive. Right in front of me were people who are blazing the path I will follow. If this sounds too corny, “change the channel.” My comments are meant for those who understand the power of a dream.

A shout out to those I got to meet and speak with (in no particular order): Mallie & Karen Lennon, Kip & Cindy Henry, Shane and Kelly Fedeli, Bryan Altier, Lee Davis, Steven & Liliana Pappas, Randy & Sonya Shrimplin, Bill Pape, Mark Burtis, Bob Sumners & wife, Butch Charpentier, Carl Brorup, Steve & Patty Gureasko, David & Beth Barrineau, Harold & Cat McMullen, Carmine & Rexann Pacchino, Don Bradner, Matt & Jennifer White, BadAndy & Carroll (hope I got name Carroll right), Keirn & Carolyn Rush, Bruce Griffin, Stephen Mahan, Jim & Nancy Brookshire, Stick Miller, Karen Gulrich, Rick Shawver, Tony & Dana Hicks, Lance & Terri Wilson, Clint Summers, Sean Dixon, Dan & Susan O’Brien, Chip Lamb, Cool Dude owns a ’81 I think – who has the Jewish grandmother with her tchotchke collection (conversation at Shane’s BBQ hangout area), Dale with the salt & pepper hair and Bob who was with him, the 2001 LX owner with the motorcycle mount rack for sale (uh oh name slipped my mind), and a non-WOG poster and his wife Sue from Florida who has had multiple Birds and been around for 22 years. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and time and making our first rally a positive memory. There were many more folks to meet, but had to save some for a later date.

A special shout out to gracious owners that allowed my wife and I to tour their Birds: Steven & Liliana Pappas, Randy & Sonya Shrimplin, Kip & Cindy Henry, and Keirn & Carolyn Rush. Also a special shout out to Kelly Fedeli and Sonya Shrimplin for spending some quality time welcoming my wife Priscilla.

Aside from Bird talk, comradery, and good food, I learned two important things for future rallies – bring you own cup for coffee and donuts with Bill Pape, and bring your own beverage for the 5:00PM feed (thanks Dan & Susan O’Brien for the beverage).

Timothy
__________________
Timothy DeVane
Greensboro, NC
2000 LX40 Millennium Edition
2004 WJ Columbia Edition (Blue OX/M&G)
(M) 336-33NINE-8033
Please email Private Messages
(E) timothy@devane.net
Reply With Quote
  #522  
Old 10-21-2018
fastdancin fastdancin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Ft Myers Beach
Posts: 2,045
Default

You've got a great approach, Tim.
__________________

Carmine Pacchino
Ft Myers Beach, FL
'83 PT35
Reply With Quote
  #523  
Old 10-22-2018
Randy Dupree's Avatar
Randy Dupree Randy Dupree is offline
Forum owner
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port St Joe,Fl
Posts: 51,435
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsdevane View Post
OMG - Where do I begin...

Birds, Birds, and more Birds . If you have never been to a rally, possibly on the fence, or unsure if this lifestyle is for you… get to a rally asap! This does not apply to me, but If you’ve got a pulse, a rally will help you make up your mind. Other than getting a ton of “insider information” you will get a chance to associate yourself with some most welcoming folks. My wife and I took the opportunity to get around some of the resident brain trust and listened to the collective voices of experience.

For a Future Owner like me sitting Bird-less on the sidelines, I am mentally in the driver’s seat when I read the forum threads. Meeting present owners felt like the pages of WOG were coming alive. Right in front of me were people who are blazing the path I will follow. If this sounds too corny, “change the channel.” My comments are meant for those who understand the power of a dream.

A shout out to those I got to meet and speak with (in no particular order): Mallie & Karen Lennon, Kip & Cindy Henry, Shane and Kelly Fedeli, Bryan Altier, Lee Davis, Steven & Liliana Pappas, Randy & Sonya Shrimplin, Bill Pape, Mark Burtis, Bob Sumners & wife, Butch Charpentier, Carl Brorup, Steve & Patty Gureasko, David & Beth Barrineau, Harold & Cat McMullen, Carmine & Rexann Pacchino, Don Bradner, Matt & Jennifer White, BadAndy & Carroll (hope I got name Carroll right), Keirn & Carolyn Rush, Bruce Griffin, Stephen Mahan, Jim & Nancy Brookshire, Stick Miller, Karen Gulrich, Rick Shawver, Tony & Dana Hicks, Lance & Terri Wilson, Clint Summers, Sean Dixon, Dan & Susan O’Brien, Chip Lamb, Cool Dude owns a ’81 I think – who has the Jewish grandmother with her tchotchke collection (conversation at Shane’s BBQ hangout area), Dale with the salt & pepper hair and Bob who was with him, the 2001 LX owner with the motorcycle mount rack for sale (uh oh name slipped my mind), and a non-WOG poster and his wife Sue from Florida who has had multiple Birds and been around for 22 years. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and time and making our first rally a positive memory. There were many more folks to meet, but had to save some for a later date.

A special shout out to gracious owners that allowed my wife and I to tour their Birds: Steven & Liliana Pappas, Randy & Sonya Shrimplin, Kip & Cindy Henry, and Keirn & Carolyn Rush. Also a special shout out to Kelly Fedeli and Sonya Shrimplin for spending some quality time welcoming my wife Priscilla.

Aside from Bird talk, comradery, and good food, I learned two important things for future rallies – bring you own cup for coffee and donuts with Bill Pape, and bring your own beverage for the 5:00PM feed (thanks Dan & Susan O’Brien for the beverage).

Timothy

how did you remember all those names?
Hah! well,it sounds like you met all the right people!
__________________
DO NOT SEND PM
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
2000 LXI 43
Bainbridge,Ga.
Port St Joe Fl.
www.buybyebluebird.com

randy@randydupree.com
Reply With Quote
  #524  
Old 10-22-2018
chiplamb's Avatar
chiplamb chiplamb is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Augusta
Posts: 2,212
Default

Tim, good to meet you and hope you saw everything you needed to jump on the next great deal. Agree with Randy, I could use some more Ginkgo or whatever it is you use to keep all that straight!!
__________________

Chip Lamb
Augusta, Georgia
E-MAIL OR CALL - NO PM
chip@collectorsco.com / 706-339-3429
1986 PT40 8V92 Amazing Grace
1987 FC35SB (undergoing work)
Former: 04 M380, 90 SP36, 92 WB40, 85 FC35SB & Prevosts, MCIs et.c.
Reply With Quote
  #525  
Old 10-22-2018
Gatorgrl's Avatar
Gatorgrl Gatorgrl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Mohawk
Posts: 3,226
Default

I am beyond impressed with your amazing name recall ability. That is one of my short comings...unfortunately. I do find it extremely humorous that you somehow found my former last name (Hicks) and assigned it to my husband. LMMFAO!
On FB it's Andolini, due to my current career...assumed name.
__________________
Dana (The Wanderer, Builder, Restorer)
Tony (The Grumpy Mechanic)

Greene County, Tennessee

1983 FC35 3208T "Gen X Express"
1991 Toyota 4Runner TOAD or
1980 Camaro TOAD

danahcks@aol.com
Reply With Quote
  #526  
Old 10-22-2018
Gatorgrl's Avatar
Gatorgrl Gatorgrl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Mohawk
Posts: 3,226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chiplamb View Post
Great time. I think we raised $3,500+ at the auction alone, plus the ladies sold 50/50 tickets sold by the 'bus load' ...


I, for one, Really enjoyed the Bird auction! That was most entertaining...even if I did wind up with some ugly brass light sconces. lol Chip, I would come watch you in action again. You were great and funny to boot, especially with that unfocused crowd. lol Well done!
__________________
Dana (The Wanderer, Builder, Restorer)
Tony (The Grumpy Mechanic)

Greene County, Tennessee

1983 FC35 3208T "Gen X Express"
1991 Toyota 4Runner TOAD or
1980 Camaro TOAD

danahcks@aol.com
Reply With Quote
  #527  
Old 10-22-2018
badandy's Avatar
badandy badandy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: delavan
Posts: 5,399
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Dupree View Post
how did you remember all those names?
Hah! well,it sounds like you met all the right people!
He got my wife's name wrong if that makes you feel better! No big, I enjoyed chatting with Tim! I can't remember anyone's name pretty much all the time.

It was a great rally. The #1 thing I learned this year is that nobody is ever late for beans at 5pm. I was 10 minutes late with my side dish twice! People come over to chat and then I won't shut up and I then I'm late!

It was sad to watch everyone leave, but it was also great to watch the parade go by. Amazing machines and an amazing group of people.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #528  
Old 10-22-2018
patticake's Avatar
patticake patticake is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ponchatoula
Posts: 2,220
Default

Someone talked to me about air bags, and I can't remember who, but, whomever you are, please PM me as I now have all the info you need.

Other than one night's rain, with two awnings being destroyed, the weather was great, and the rally went off really well without an obvious hitch, thanks to our hosts, and all the volunteers. Of course, I just sat back, didn't do anything but complain, as that was my job
__________________
Steve Gureasko
90WBWL40 "Jus Chillin"
Ponchatoula,La.
Reply With Quote
  #529  
Old 10-22-2018
brhodes brhodes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 2,069
Default

Steve, that may have been Craig Haedrich, as he had one which had a cut in it. Then a again it could have been somone else as we were talking with others.
Had a great time with Geoff working on the DDEC1 coach as he is a retired Detroit engine mechanic/technician from the Rybovich yatch company located in Riviera Beach, Fl.
Enjoyed talking with him and helping identify the coach owners 8v92 engine issue as he was able to print out all the stored codes for him with my computer reader and printer.

Thanks Geoff and hope to speak with you more often as we always appreciate a professionals knowledge and help.
__________________
Barry & Mary Rhodes
Port St. Lucie, FL.
brhodes51@yahoo.com


Northern Lights WB40 SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #530  
Old 10-22-2018
diesel pat diesel pat is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Brooksville
Posts: 130
Default

Hi Barry,It was great meeting you and everyone else .I had a good time

using your DDEC reader been a long time i love those engines!
thanks again looking forward to getting a coach very soon.
Pat Hogan/alias Geoff
__________________
Pat and Sue Hogan
Brooksville, florida
1995 BMC 37
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"WOG Rally" Pine Mountain glenmac54 Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics 8 10-31-2016 08:11 AM
Pine Mountain Wog rally golf carts atckip Under The Awning 7 10-12-2016 07:59 PM
Pine Mountain No-No Dave Stokes Under The Awning 1 11-29-2015 11:11 PM
WOG at Pine Mountain!! Randy Dupree Rallies 115 10-31-2013 05:44 PM
Pine Mountain mynavion Tell Us Where You're At 5 04-03-2010 09:57 AM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.