Post by boandsusan on Nov 28, 2011 22:09:27 GMT -5
We booked today for 4 days at HardridgeCreek at the end of May. We would love to book for this also but I think its a little too far for us. I`ll have to check it out. Sound like you guys have too much fun.
grrrrrr.... the world is against early planners..... guess im waiting till April/May
You`ll be ok . Why not book now for Memorial Day weekend. You could have an, Annual Spring Rally and an Annual Fall Rally. Due to the distance, we couldn`t make it to both every year but we would make more than an effort to make it to at least one. Just a thought, happy planning!
Post by harrison429 on Nov 30, 2011 8:27:34 GMT -5
An annual rally would be great but my vote would be not at McKinney or at least not at McKinney at that time of year. The current year gathering was pushed so late because everyone was new to the idea and still working on their currently purchased trailers. As everyone knows we found the gale winds to be too much of a challenge (thankfully it went away for our dinner) plus we didn't even get to use the lake (too cold, windy) and there was no beach area .
For our fall gathering how about we meet up in Sept or early Oct and/or find another park?
Post by Kristi Foster on Nov 30, 2011 9:11:18 GMT -5
We found a nice Beach area and a Playground, down a separate little road at McKinney, if a gathering is planned there when it is warm outside. I was also told there is a picnic pavilion, but we never found it. We also explored other loops that had more campsites and bigger bathrooms yet still had mostly lake front sites but more protected from the brutal wind.
Post by offspringin on Feb 7, 2012 13:33:02 GMT -5
Anybody have any more thoughts about this? Im planning out the rest of the year and reserving sites like they are free. Really would like to attend the fall rally but would need to pin down some dates at the very least, location would be great too.
I like the early-mid october range if that works for other people (since i think the concensus was november was a bit cold (especially with the wind))
A couple of parks have been suggested
Unicoi has been suggested (State park so particular sites cannot be reserved ( i dont think))
Sweetwater creek has been suggested and looks good too BUT according to its site closes in early September.
If were doing it in October i think Mckinney would be fine. Some folks didnt like the train, i personally didnt hear it but were used to it living less than a mile from one anyway.
No matter what the campground (assuming you can reserve your particular site) the earlier we start reserving the better chance you will have in all being together.
Ive never been a huge fan of Unicoi (unless your there to see Helen), the campground just doesnt offer much and your just sitting in the woods. They do have a lake but its small and no sites on the lake. I prefer campgrounds with trails and love to be on the lake.
So lets come up with a place to go? a date perhaps? even if we block out 2 weeks that would help. What is everyone else thinking on this?
If we get something set in stone we can invite folks from other sites as well, Airstreams/Avions, TCT etc etc.
You can always cancel it if the time gets closer and you cant make it. The cancellation fee is only $10 bucks.
Thoughts, comments, suggestions?
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Post by offspringin on Apr 11, 2012 12:41:45 GMT -5
Ok guys the time has come to announce the official dates for the Rally. Looked into some other parks and considered some state parks but fell back on Mckinney again. We (and a few others) liked this park and decided to give it a shot again.
The dates for this rally are Thurs 10-11-12 (or Fri 10-12-12) to 10-14-12. We decided to set up shop over on the marina side of the park (at the suggestion of last years organizer). We camped there again last month and checked out the sites.
We are looking at the 1-57 look (over towards the teens/20s). sites 31-40 are walk up only according to online
Some of these sites have direct access to the lake, directly into the marina area (which is no wake zone) so anyone with a kayak etc can go out without being on the main lake if they dont want too.
Of course your welcome to stay ANYWHERE in the park you like. Events etc have not been planned yet but we have a few ideas of some activities that could be done if people want to participate.
We were told these sites have a tendancy to fill up quick so those of you who can plan in advance should go ahead and book. (if you think you are interested go ahead and book. you can always cancel before that weekend and your only out $10)
Everyone is welcome. Vintage (or Retro trailers if you must use that awful term) are prefered. Open to everyone
Post by harrison429 on Apr 11, 2012 14:47:51 GMT -5
Yippee...here we go again!! Only this time we have an official rally master...thanks offspringin for taking over.
We've booked site #22, hopefully the trees we'll be tucked behind will keep those damn gale winds away from me!! ;D
We just camp back from camping there a couple of weeks ago and made notes on lots of sites. The little loop area (14-22) is nice and cozy, no one will be far from each other at all (but its not too close either) and it will be an easy walk to the water with no rocks! Let's just hope the marina boat launching area (other side of cove) will maintain our water level (as in they haven't dredged their side and our side will be dry ).
Site 28 is nice, nice, nice right on the water and near the beach...I was afraid for potential wind so I'll let someone else be brave and grab that site.
Post by boandsusan on Apr 16, 2012 22:21:23 GMT -5
Thanks Offspringin! I realised after I posted that it must be to do with the length. Its quite a trip for us but I think we may make it. Sounds too much fun to pass up lol. Gotta wait a while and see what`s going on with visitors this year. We have several family members who visit every year from England and naturally I cater to their dates first. Although......... we could book and then cancel if need be. I did look at the site last night.