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Author Topic: Texas Bus Roundup 2010 Has Begun!  (Read 4110 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2010, 06:29:21 AM »

Since yer returning there next year is it gonna be changed to the OK bus round up?
Grin  BK  Grin

Actually many years ago this was Texas, so it's politically correct!

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2010, 07:06:15 AM »

hi paul, wish we were there but we are working for amazon.com in coffeyville ks. so have a great time and we will keep up with the rally from your post. thanks, ron and sharon mead   59 flx. VL-100
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2010, 06:35:55 PM »

BCO If you look at the folder they gave you when you checked in the numbers for the bath door is there at the bottom left page. WiFi code bottom right page. 
 
  Kija and I left today at noon and arrived safely home at 6PM. No excitement for the trip. Steel tent behaved nicely only scary part was when I stopped in Road side park and opened up top hatch and windows to get breeze. Pulled out onto highway and something slammed down hard. I thought may be a strap had turned loose but I had forgotten the front hatch and at speed the wind blew it back and slammed it into roof.  Closed and latched no further problems.  Hope all the banana pudding gets taken care of.  Can't think of when I was with a better group of people. Some great buses. Hope all are safe in the next part of their trip.
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2010, 06:53:20 PM »

Rod, you have screwed up Don's day by telling him there were directions LOL he is ok even if he is a okie I bet he is a happy camper today with OU's win over Texas

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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2010, 04:27:21 AM »

The official count:

Eagles   - 12
MCI       - 7
Prevost  - 2
Flxible    - 3
S & S     - 1
TT         - 1

We have had a wonderful time, but all good things must come to an end.  Cry We break camp today, some are staying over for a day or two, most are heading out into the wild blue yonder!

We have enjoyed this years rally so much. Many new attendees, with two past couples that were busless last year, brought their pride and joy! Wendy Crosby and Jim Wilkerson came in their newly acquired MCI with a slide. Their coach was built by B & B a few years back and they are real happy with their new toy. Rod and Kija came in their ready to convert MCI D3. You couldn't wipe the smile off Rod's face! He has attended three TBR's busless, not this time. They purchased theirs in July and he was biting his tongue to keep it a secret until TBR! I couldn't have done that! Wink I'm not good at keeping secrets for very long!

Then of course Larry and Christy Hicks came in their Beaver "Prevost". I was happy to see them show up, it didn't look like they would make it a few days ago. Of course we had to take "The Tour"! Cheesy

The other Prevost from Kelso WA is owned by Wilbur and Laura Bradbury. A gorgeous coach painted by Mike Wilson. They spent the better part of 10 years converting it and are now able to enjoy the fruits of their labor. A very well designed and appointed coach. They have become great friends over the past couple of years with our friends Doug and Lori High from Vancouver WA. It was great to spend some time getting to know them. I told Doug last night that they will have to follow them down to next years TBR!

The Flxible's are always a joy to see. The Quisenberry's in their '47 Clipper, the Brannon's in their '62 Hi-Level and the Henderson's in their '61 Hi-Level. They all had great stories to share of their trip to the Flxible Rally in Ohio this past summer.

I'll continue this on another post as I'm having a hard time typing in this moving box! Huh

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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2010, 04:50:43 AM »

The Eagles were well represented as most are heading to the Eagle Rally in Branson in a few days. (I cheated when I set up the dates, knowing this would happen)  Grin I think Don and Yoko's Model 10 Suburban stole the show with all of the exterior lights now being LED. At night it's very well lit and easy to spot! They travel with two parrots, which I thought was pretty cool! Cool

One other note. Bob and Pearl came in their MCI, which was originally built by Bob's Dad. What a great history they have to share of his Dad's dream that they are keeping alive!

A few of us enjoyed the buffet at the Choctow Casino yesterday for lunch. Of course we all ate way too much! Isn't that what we do! Grin Then Jeff and Darlene supplied us with some great stew for last nights meal. The ladies set up some additional dishes along with great desserts! You would think that is all we do, eat!

We enjoyed a fire side chat last night, swapping lies and enjoying the fellowship! Roll Eyes A huge fire pit with all the wood supplied by KOA we could burn!

The weather has been fantastic! We were treated like royalty by the staff here at the KOA, a very clean well appointed facility. They were always asking if there was anything else they could do for us! I did inform them that we would be back for next years rally, no need to look any further.

I'll follow up later, as I could go on and on, but I really need my second cup of coffee! Roll Eyes





 
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2010, 04:59:37 AM »

Hey Paul wife and I really wanted to attend.  She loves to gamble so she was beggin me to go.  I got down and out last week so I went to a doctor who immediately sent me to a surgeon downtown Houston.  I thought I was run down from the Florida trip and maybe had the flu.  After a few days I knew something was wrong and it was not the flu so we went to the doctor.  Turns out I had an infection that left the intitial area of infection and entered the blood.  I felt like I had been run over by my own bus.  He opted out of surgery and blasted my body with meds and will do the surgery later.

Not too bad though I am up and running.  The meds took only a day to start kicking that infection in the arse.  I had forgotten what it feels like to feel good.  So I spent the weekend pushing to finish the conversion to WVO.  Today I am going to isolate the gray water pipes and divert them via valve as I am attending a 2 week school.  Get this the city is paying my state park fees.  I cant believe they saw the savings, it was either that or pay $1000 for a hotel.

I know this was a long post that seemed it was going nowhere but I have a point.  PICTURES brother pictures.  For those of us who could not attend we need the picfix.

OH and 12 Eagles!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 09:09:16 AM »

This was our first Bus Roundup, but definitely not our last. Paul and Becky did one awesome job setting this thing up and making us newbees feel welcome. Being one of the new guys, I was a little intimidated by all the gruff looking old codgers, but that was very deceptive as everyone was really friendly and down right hospitable. As Paul said the food was great, Jeff and Darleen as well as Rod and Kija served up some great chow. We even got to take some Jambalaya home for later.

We are about half way through our trip from Reno to Texas (well Oklahoma) just a few more stops to visit some old friends from my school days here in Texas then back to Nevada. The bus is running great so far so here is hoping it continues.

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2010, 01:04:16 PM »

Gumbo Bob. I guess I will have to make Jambalaya next time so non-cajuns can figure it out.  Or possibly this is wishful thinking or psychological warfare. Rod
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2010, 05:49:42 PM »

BCO If you look at the folder they gave you when you checked in the numbers for the bath door is there at the bottom left page. WiFi code bottom right page. 
 
  Kija and I left today at noon and arrived safely home at 6PM. No excitement for the trip. Steel tent behaved nicely only scary part was when I stopped in Road side park and opened up top hatch and windows to get breeze. Pulled out onto highway and something slammed down hard. I thought may be a strap had turned loose but I had forgotten the front hatch and at speed the wind blew it back and slammed it into roof.  Closed and latched no further problems.  Hope all the banana pudding gets taken care of.  Can't think of when I was with a better group of people. Some great buses. Hope all are safe in the next part of their trip.
    ROD Never was wannabe and now no longer willbe.

We did that once, left Houston with a vent up, stopped in Roundtable Texas to get me a soda pop and thought, "Sure is bright in here?"  Looked up and the vent was GONE!  I think you are supposed to crank them down or something, so been there, done that, made the repairs.

Folder huh, in the words on my television hero and fix-it Guru, “Real men don't read the instructions!”  (Tim Allen/The Tool Man)  All joking aside, you cannot say too much about the place and the people, it was absolutely top-drawer, one of the best sites I have ever personally visited or stayed in.

For what it is worth, my own personal observation. 

The TBR (held somewhere just east of the Island of Guam each year) is an exceptional event because of the diversity of the coaches there.  That is what makes it so interesting, the different makes and models, and of course, a cross section of the bus community at large.  Wonderful event, a definite repeater or a must attend event for first timer, if you have never attended ...  You should.

Also there is no truth to the rumor that we laid out waiting on dark to overcome the Oklahoma prairie in order to style with our pimp light's and the other rumor about sneaking over and pouring a puddle of antifreeze under Wayne's bus (El Presidente) is simply fabricated and not true. 

But I did hear that it kind of put a damper on his weekend looking for the source of it.

We will be there next year, with new ideas and other shiny trinkets for the monkey ... don't be late, you will miss all the fun.

BCO

(Okay Paul, where is my five dollars?)
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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2010, 05:52:09 PM »

Rod, you have screwed up Don's day by telling him there were directions LOL he is ok even if he is a okie I bet he is a happy camper today with OU's win over Texas

good luck

We were a tad bit late attending the event as I made a few wrong turns in Durant, Oklahoma and we actually ended up out in the boonies at a highschool ballgame (bonus tho' HUGE parking lot available for the U-turn) the wife said I was lost, but that is not exactly right ... I was powerfully confused Cliff, but I never was lost.

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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2010, 04:03:58 AM »

There are four of us that have stopped at Whitehorn campground near Wagoner OK for the night on our way to the Eagles Branson Rally. If you haven't been here you are missing a beautiful area in OK. Heck, I thought it was all flat and dusty............NOT! Bob and Sandi Gilbert live in a great area full of trees and lakes. We'll be back! Roll Eyes

I hope to get more time to get the pictures organized once we return home next week. Y'all will just have to wait! Grin
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2010, 05:46:15 AM »

Don, I don't get mad but I do get even Grin. Have safe trip home.

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2010, 05:52:33 AM »

Paul, on your way up stop at Newell in Miami and see how the best are built, don't tell Becky but Springfield and Joplin are full of quilting supply stores and quilters lol I try my best to dodge the quilting places but it never happens I lose every time.
Sonja likes to go across on 60 more shops that route at Neosho,Monett,Auroa and Nixa trying to help you out here buddy lol

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« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2010, 06:26:21 AM »

Paul,

We really enjoyed out first true rally. Sonnie made a great find the campground was excellent, and it was a nice surprise to go see Don Williams. Darlene and I enjoyed meeting the other Busnuts and looking at what they have done with their buses.
The bus ran great on the way home (no more busted hoses Grin) Haydon was feeling better so he talked ALL the way home.......Hope to see everyone next year.


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