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Old 07-26-2010, 06:10 PM   #57
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Thank you for a wonderful time. This was a first For Sue and me,this is why we rv!
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Williams NR attendees -

It has been mentioned several throughout the week and in some of the posts above that I will be putting together a 2010 National Rally cd of all the sites and events of our time in Williams.

Several have already given me their camera "chips" or made a cd of all the pics they took. If you would like your photos to be included on this cd, please select the best pics of your collection of each event (even the side trips that others may not have been able to go on) and mail (or email) to me before August 9th.

This is a big process to incorporate everyone's pics into a chronological order and I'll begin working on it when all the photos are received.

I'd rather not post my address online, but contact me at sandycreekmore@texasboomers.net and I'll reply with my home address!

This will be an awesome cd and I'll include as many photos as I can to make a memorable pictorial of our wonderful time in Williams Arizona!

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Old 07-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #59
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A little late on our comments, but wanted to say thanks so much to Jim & Cheri, Madame Boomer, Don & Pat Allen and all of the others that worked so hard to put things together for this rally. It was our first National Rally and we truly hope we will get to attend many more. We had a fantastic time and absolutely loved the area. The people of Williams were wonderful and Pat & Tammara (and all of their crew) were excellent hosts!



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Just to update our progress from Williams to Washington

Left Bryce Canyon this morning and parked at Lagoon RV Park Farmington UT

Bryce Canyon and area was awesome Pat & I & the boys had a great tine. If you ever get out this way put it on your list and stay at Rubys Inn RV Park.

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Thank you Jim and Cheri for the wonderful time in Williams. We had a fabulous time.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #62
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We also had a great time. Jim and Cheri deserve all the accolades that have been posted. Great job!

After the rally we spent a couple of nights at the North Rim and then moved on up US 89 stopping at Bryce Canyon. Got delayed by a flash flood that blocked Utah 12 for awhile. Now in Oregon on our way to Seattle for a two week cruise to Alaska next week.
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Again Cheri and I are glad everyone had a great time and we want to thank you all for coming and because of you all, it was a success.
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The rally was great! Many thanks for all the hard work to make it enjoyable for all of us. We left Vegas this morning and drove back by Williams - waived at the campground. It was raining again. We are now in Holbrook, AZ and will be going to the Petrified Forest tomorrow.
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The rally was great! Many thanks for all the hard work to make it enjoyable for all of us. We left Vegas this morning and drove back by Williams - waived at the campground. It was raining again. We are now in Holbrook, AZ and will be going to the Petrified Forest tomorrow.
Lol Too funny! On our way back from a couple of days in Monument Valley,UT heading to Boulder,NV we too rode back by the campground and it was raining then too! We are now in Bakersfield,Ca. heading up to Or. to visit friends a few days.

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Thanks to all who made this rally possible. This was a first for my wife and I. We met a lot of nice people. Hope to make the next one. Glad to hear that Sandy and Rusty made it home safe.
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Just wanted to say that Martha and I had a wonderful time at the rally. We met some really nice people and we hope to run into them again in the near future. After we left Williams, we went to Vegas and made our "donations" to the casinos. After leaving Vegas we are now in Salt Lake City, UT enjoying the milder temps.
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I was working on the 2010 National Rally cd today uploading some pics and getting them organized when I ran across this photo and my heart was touched all over again by this little boy.

For all those who were on the train that day and witnessed this event, I'm sure it will live long in your memories as it will mine. I stood on the rim of the Grand Canyon and was in awe at the vastness of creation, but this young boy reminds me more that the wonder and innocence in the heart and mind of a child far outweighs that which our mere eyes can behold.

On our trip to the Grand Canyon, this little boy and his brother were with their father. They were not part of our group, but had the priviledge (or rather we had the priviledge) of riding in the same car on the train.

The little one entertained us all coming and going - he didn't know a stranger and talked with everyone within site. On the way back, he kept looking at Randy and you could see in his eyes that he just knew that Santa was on that train with him.

It took him a little while to get up the courage to just go and stand beside Randy. He did just that - stood there for what seemed like minutes. He couldn't take his eyes of the vision before him. Oh you could "see" his mind turning in circles, but he stood quietly for as long as he could.

With the little quiet voice, looking into the face of Santa, he reached up and pointed his finger toward himself and asked Santa....

"Are you always watching me"

Let me tell you - there wasn't a dry eye in that section of the train! Randy, who plays Santa at Christmas (can you imagine him not???), answered his question assuring the little boy that Santa always watches over the children. We all lost our composure, but Randy is an expert dealing with the excitement and expectation of little ones who visibly show him their admiration.

For the rest of the trip, the little boy could not stay away from Santa! He'd run back to his dad (who knew what was happening all the while) and then he run to take his place beside Santa.

They carried on quite a conversation - the two of them - that many of us were not privy to and it doesn't matter what they said to each other.......we all felt the wonderment that day and will always be grateful for the memory.

Just had to share this and I, too, believe that Santa was on the train that day....what a gift he shared!

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Incredible story and I'm sure an even more incredible experience. Soft spoken Randy should make us all realize, "yes there is a Santa Claus Virgina". Thanks Sandy for sharing with those of us not fortunate enough to be on that rail car.
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Jim and Cherie, thanks for a great rally. This was a first for Wanda and I and we had a blast. Really enjoyed seeing everyone. Pat and Tammara were great hosts and we enjoyed their RV Park. We left Williams and headed to Santa Fe and stayed at the beautiful Santa Fe Skies RV Park for a few days. Finally decided to head towards home and arrived yesterday. What a shock, it's back to Louisiana hot and humid. Glad to hear that Sandy and Rusty made it home safe and sound, and we hope the best for Rusty. Best regards to everyone and we hope that you all have a safe trip home or to your next destination. We truly look forward to the next irv2 rally. Thanks again Jim and Cherie!

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