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Author Topic: South East Bus Nuts upcoming spring rally  (Read 12524 times)
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« Reply #75 on: April 24, 2010, 09:09:07 AM »



Around 50 or so buses showed up.  Pretty cool sight.
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« Reply #76 on: April 24, 2010, 10:05:55 AM »

Some bus porn would be nice, for those of us tired of looking at our own pics.  Grin Grin Grin
 50 more pics and I could manage through the rest of the day.  Smiley
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« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2010, 10:39:35 AM »

Yep, pictures please...............
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« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2010, 11:18:00 AM »

Oop's, sorry Embarrassed, I forgot...PLEEEEEZ! Grin Grin
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« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2010, 12:58:52 PM »

Just got back from my first Rally. I met somr of the nicest people ever. Everyone was super nice and more than willing to share their knowledge of buses, The food, entertainment and the park were great. Looking forward to next year. Thanks everyone for a great time, Here are some pictures that I took. Hope you all enjoy.
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« Reply #80 on: April 24, 2010, 07:41:49 PM »

Rusty, glad you had a good time. Maybe next time for us, we hope. Thanks for posting the pics. In case you missed it. I got the title change on the Dina. walked in, handed it to them, done deal. What a relief. Take care, Ruthi
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« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2010, 02:25:27 PM »

Hi Ruthie,

Glad you enjoyed it. Glad you got your title. That is pretty much the way it worked for me. Can't wait to see you guys again!
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« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2010, 08:02:28 PM »


Was looking for you up there James77MCI8.   I was only visiting for a little while on Friday.  Went back to chat a little more today and missed a few but met some more.

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« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2010, 08:53:59 PM »


Apologies to Gary L!!  Considering the weather forcast, two dogs that needed walking--rain or otherwise, and the fact that Terri was home alone....I added to Gary's chores.  Gary graciously agreed to assume my ticket selling duties. 
I sorta slipped out quietly about 1100 Saturday morning. 
Had a good time visiting and eating!   Especially eating...I'd drive over to Palmetto for Dave Lang's sausage...reason enough!   
Got home just ahead of the rain.   T helped clean up the inside of the bus and it was back in the barn by 1500. 
I'll garuntee that I had more fun than anyone else!  Got to have a picking party on Friday night!  Perfect weather, a throw-down good time!   
Good to see Uncle Ned and Wilma out and about! 
Sign me up for next year!   Kyle, sign me up for the October Non-Rally too!   
Mike and the SE Busnuts had a great, well organzed rally and great attendance!   Good many folk from a long way off...Ace and his crew, and maybe we had a Canadian? 
Palmetto Cove CG is a super nice location for bus rally gatherings. 
Hope to see some of y'alls at Gene's Wade Rally May 22 weekend (Near Fayetteville just off of I-95).  We're planning on attending.  The KOA CG is also an excellent location for a bus gathering.  The CG owners are very acommadating and they give us a large enclosed hall very close to the coaches for meals and kicking back.
We'll be in Mt. Airy, NC first weekend in June and Morganton, NC July 4th week for the "Red White and Bluegrass Festival."  If anyone is nearby, look us up! 

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« Reply #84 on: April 26, 2010, 04:58:20 AM »

    Final count was 55 coaches and 131 people. I think all had a great time, not only at the rally but sightseeing in one of the most beautiful areas in the Southeast.  It was great to renew old friendships and make new ones.  The SE Busnuts April rally, 2011 will once again be held at Palmetto Cove with Gary & Linda LaBombard hosting it.  Plan now for a great time next April.  
    Yes, We did have one couple you came all then way from Canada.  Jack
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« Reply #85 on: April 26, 2010, 03:25:10 PM »

Thanks for all the positive comments about this past week's rally. And thanks, James, for posting the photos. I am sure that Gary LaBombard will add to the mix.
     Special thanks to my Co-Hosts Leroy and Lila Ashe, Don and Sarah Riddle, and Gary and Linda LaBombard. Gary seranaded us on several occasions. Others carrying a great deal of weight were Ann Gallant for the fabulous Monkey Bread breakfast Friday, Tommy Hamrick for that afternoon's sold-out tour of the Spartanburg BMW plant,  Kyle Brant for the popular baked potato extravaganza, Debbie Spear, Marty Nixon and Howard and Ellen Best for the Krusteaz pancake breakfast Saturday, Ed Gallant for that afternoon's winery tour, tasting and luncheon, and Howard for his later Tech Talk. Minerva Bullock led a 35 member recipe swap for the ladies. Many hands make light work they say, and just about everyone pitched in. Our Saturday nite catered dinner of Carolina roast beef and roasted chicken attracted nearly 140 people, and our contestants for the Not Nearly Newlywed game after dinner were all good sports (even you, Ace!).
     As Jack Conrad said, next year's April in the Carolinas will be hosted by Gary and Linda, and their dates will be during the week after Easter, starting about April 25th. With 30 coaches last year, and 55 last week, maybe we'll get up over 65 this next time!
     Thanks again everyone!
Mike in GA
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« Reply #86 on: April 26, 2010, 03:54:10 PM »

Susan, Bud and I just got home to a sort of cool sunny Fl at 6pm and it feels good to be here! Had a great run with our bus as she ran flawlessly! Temps went up and down thru the hills but stayed normal on the flats! Gonna be looking for a radiator soon! Travelled with good friends which made it less boring on the slabs! Got home to find a leaky rear main seal! Oh well, nothing last forever! Thanks to all of the many bus nut friends that chatted and to those of you that made it a point of speaking, it made me feel good to know that I am, and was welcome! Also seeing my daughter after a long 12 years and meeting my 2 wonderful grand kids made the whole trip a real treat! Can't wait to see them AND ya'll again!
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« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2010, 07:08:38 PM »

Sounds like fun was had by all. I sure hope to be there next year.
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« Reply #88 on: April 27, 2010, 05:21:30 PM »

Well, Catherine and I - the "Canuckians" - have to say thank you for making us feel very welcome and at home in the south, and say how much we enjoyed and appreciated visiting with you all!  With the weather forecast on Saturday evening for much rain, possible tornadoes, and us parked in a low spot with an inch of standing water around our rear wheels already, we (and our neighbour) pulled up stakes and left at 7 pm while most were still at dinner.  No doubt just needless worry, but we rolled down 11 to I26 and spent the evening on asphalt in a really very nice Kangaroo truck stop, complete with very well priced diesel the next morning.  The new Hella's earned their keep in the dark and the driving rain!

Sunday night was a KOA in Whytheville, VA, Monday night was an excellent state park - Stonewall Resort, WVA with an executive retreat center and an excellent restaurant, and a herd of white-tail deer roaming around  the camp, and tonight a nice KOA on the shores of Lake Erie in New York (the state parks aren't open yet up here).  I'm not rushing the ride home, and working on the driving skills.  A lot of wind today, gusting to probably 35 mph cross winds, and I learned to stop correcting the steering and just let the bus roll.  The cabin rocked almost violently sometimes, but the vehicle tracked true, very reassuring.   We'll be home tomorrow with some great memories.

Cheers, Brian and Catherine.  We'll look forward to seeing you all again some time!
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« Reply #89 on: April 27, 2010, 08:08:35 PM »

bevans6 Bryan I think that I was parked to the left you at the rally(blue and purple 5a) and I understand your concern at the weather,it looked like it was going to be bad. That night it poured the rain, about 3.5in I think, but it wasn't that bad. Good sleeping weather. I hope you and your wife enjoyed the rally. I know I've met some of the best people in the world at these rallies and always made to feel welcome.


Looking forward to seeing you'all again   Glen&Patsy Rice
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