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Old 07-25-2008, 12:38 PM   #29
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Fantastic Rally! Sharon, Bella and I had to depart one day early, but I'm telling you what...we had a FANTASTIC time for 7 long days. Sandy and her team of volunteers really did it up in a big way. This was our first National and I hope we can make many, many more. Sadly though, we made our 150 mile trek back to Wonderful Waco this afternoon and now that the unpacking is just about done, it'll be time to sit back and think about all the great friendships we made and how we will miss everyone. But hey......it isn't good-bye...it's, "see ya at the next rally ya'll"!

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:34 AM   #30
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:14 AM   #31
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Well the last of the major group have departed, what a FANTASTIC Rally, enjoyed by all who attended. After Dinner last evening most everyone sat around the campfire and enjoyed chatting. Many new friends were made and old frindships renewd. Sandy you did an outstanding job. Thanks so much we all Love Ya, remember it's not goodbye but, see ya'll later. The few left will pull out tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:51 PM   #32
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What a great time. We really hated for it to end and head home. Sandy did a fantastic job keeping us organized and just busy enough and with some free time.

The only down side was nothing to do with the rally, but the campground had really spotty and variable WiFi service...mostly none for me. Some were able to search out and find a signal for a short time.

It was fun and too short.

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Old 07-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #33
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We are home safe & sound. Unloading in progress ugh! Will post link to slides of yesterdays activities later today.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:24 PM   #34
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I have to agree with Ken, we had a great time and the 7 days with everyone went by way to fast. We didn't get to say good bye to everyone, but AZ is a long way from TX. so the best to everyone and have a safe trip. We are spending the night in Tucumcari, NW and taking our time going home, most likely getting in Wed. or Thurs. We will post again when we get home.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #35
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Well we made home after trying to run over the rocks on the way out of the park. Had to unhook the toad, back up, free up the exhaust pipe, make the corner, hook the toad back up and leave. We had a small problem in Gatesville getting into the Wal Mart gas station. I just pretended that I was the gas hauler and took the necessary room I needed Other that that it was a nice ride home. We never hit the freeway so no traffic to speak of.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:50 PM   #36
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WE had a great time. All the eating and activities we need a vacation from the rally. Thank you so much all for a great week. We really enjoyed our old friends and meeting new friends.............
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Our convoy left around 9am with Creekmores, Wurch, Elliotts, Wilson and me bringing up the rear and made it back home in about 7 hours. We hit every slow moving vehicle there was between Perrin and Stephenville, had a "hiccup" in Hico ( what happened on the bypass in Stephenville will stay in Stephenville!) and then we dodged wide WIDE loads from Hico to Waco and made it on home without further incident about 4pm!

Tonight, I too pooped to even blog! Let me get a good nights sleep with my much-missed pups and I'll be up and running tomorrow!

My heart is still in Perrin watching the sun set!

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Old 07-26-2008, 05:26 PM   #38
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This was my first National Rally and what a fantastic experience! Madame Boomer made it so special! All the planning that went into this rally made it a well-organized and FUN event. I was sad to have to leave and come home. I had a fun trip home following Ray and Annette. We stopped at a really neat BBQ place and wood furniture store. I'm glad my trip home was much better than my trip there.

Madame Boomer! You are one awesome lady!

Thank you irv2.com for offering this opportunity to meet all the wonderful people I got to know at the rally!
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We pulled in at 8 this even after a little over 20 hours. The drive stinks, but the rally was awesome! Really loved the area and would place it in my top 5 favorites. Sandy and volunteers did a spectacular job, and the "kiddos" talked about the rally the whole way home.

Hope to see some of the iRV2 family and next years reunion!
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:21 PM   #40
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We made it home about 4:30 pm. Made good time on good roads. Had a little delay in Stephenville where something poked a hole in one of Marvin and Gail's RV tires. He changed it in the Fina Station parking area and we headed out again.

The rally was great and we thank Madam Boomer and other volunteers again. We are going to try to make the national rally next year.
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Good Morning, Went to bed early last night after the fun week we just had and the long drive home. Got home a 6:30 PM and I was really ready to relax. Now I am up and enjoying and reminder the week in the photo's & replies.

We stopped at the Clark's Botannical gardens, that was listed in the Rally's events brochure. You all should have come. It was really beautiful and the G-trains we Cho Cho ing inside the train station going thru Perrin, Mineral Wells, Jackboro and a couple more towns, beside running outside between waterfalls, plants and rocks.

We came home on thru Weatherford, Hillsboro, Waco and College Station. He had no problems and the views were great.

Thanks to all for a great week!

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Click here for the last day set of pictures.

This will the final link to some of the pictures taken on the last day of the National Rally. I am sure Sandy will be along soon to give us a wrap up of a wonderful week of fun and friendship.

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