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Upcoming events

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 23 Feb 2019
    • Fort Meade, Florida

    Florida Flywheeler's 2019
    February 20st-23th


    Flywheeler's is a 300 plus acre outdoor event focusing on the mechanization of Florida over the last century. Lots to see and do for men and women, boys and girls of all age's

    .





    It is a dry camping event so come with full water and empty waste tanks. Golf carts will be available for rent but bring your own powered contraption if possible. Anything goes up to 5' wide, really!


    http://www.floridaflywheelers.org/


    Just a note to remind those attending Flywheelers that once you get in here during the day during the show hours of 9am 4pm, you cannot go back out during those hours unless it is an emergency, so I would suggest that you stop somewhere and get your supplies before you get here it saves a little frustration, otherwise you can go back out after 4pm to shop. 

    http://www.floridaflywheelers.org/



    Featuring Implements, Stationary Engines & Ferguson Tractors 

     If you like old engines, tractors, cars, motorcycles, parts, bric-a-brac, flea markets, food, stuff, displays, period villages etc., come on down. A great time to do as little or as much as you would like. 240 acres of fun! Lots of things for the ladies to do to and you don't need a 'Bird to attend!

    When this engine is running and you are standing anywhere near the building you can feel each compression stroke under your feet.


    This Snow engine is 400hp @ 120rpm. It has double acting 4 cylinder 4 stroke with a 20" bore X 36" stroke that is over 40,000ci displacement. It runs on natural gas and was used to pump natural gas from wells to gas supply businesses. It's flywheel is 12' in diameter and weighs approximately 12 tons. This one was in use until 1977.











     





    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 3 Mar 2019
    • Vidalia, Louisiana


    Bayou Blue Birds

    Invites You to

    Love Birds on the River!!!

    February 23rd thru March 3rd


    Call River View RV

    http://www.riverviewrvpark.com/

    Vidalia, LA 

    318-336-1400

    Tell them Blue Birds


    We would like to invite everyone to this event. Food fun friends and lots of sites to see. The Natchez Mardi Gras parade was excellent last year and we are working on getting a few birds in the parade!



    So far the rally has doubled in participation since its inception. This is a great gathering with a pot luck almost every night. We celebrate Valentines day and get to attend a Mardi Gras parade across the river in Natchez Miss. We usually take a little road trip to someplace great to eat and watch the barges and boats cruise down the river at almost eye level. I think most that come make reservations for the entire week but feel free to come and stay as long as you like. When you call to make reservations just tell em I'm Coming in Feb with the Bayou Blue Birds for the Love Birds on the Mississippi Rally. I hope to see you there !!


    Mark C Rabalais

    vettehead45@yahoo.com





    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 10 Mar 2019
    • Lady Lake, Florida


    Bluebird Family of Friends Gathering

    March 7 - 10, 2019

    Recreation Plantation RV Resort

    Lady Lake, Florida


    Next Door to The Villages


    https://thevillagesflorida.com/live-cam/




    Contact Rally Host for More Details


    Rally Host

    Larry Miller

    President Bluebird Family of Friends

    ldmiller2010@yahoo.com

    Facebook -  Blue Bird Family of Friends 


    Agenda

    All Plans are Subject to Weather

    and

    Attendees Desires and Appetites


    Thursday March 7th

    Arrive: Recreation Plantation RV Resort

    4:00 pm Gather For Short Trip To Spanish Springs Town Square

    Music and Dinner at Spanish Spring Town Square

    Friday March 8th

    8:30 Gather for Short Trip To Breakfast

    Trolley Tour of the Villages(approximately 2 hours,free)

    Free Time till 4:00 pm- List of Activities will be Provided

    4:00 pm Gather For Short Trip To Lake Sumter Town Square

    Music and Dinner at Sumter Town Square

    Saturday March 9th 8:30 Gather for Short Trip To Breakfast

    After Breakfast, Free Time till 4:00 - List of Activities will be Provided

    4:00 pm Gather For Trip To Brownwood Town Square

    Music and Dinner at Brownwood Town Square

    Sunday March 10th

    8:45 am Church in the Park at Main Club House

    After Church 10 am Gather for Short Trip To Breakfast

    Good-byes


    Recreation Plantation RV Resort

    Main Club House


    Local Recreation Plantation Bird


    Recreation Plantation RV Resort

    When Making Reservation, Asked to be Parked

    next to the Millers and Vances

    Phone

    Main:(352) 753-7222

    Email

    info@recreationplantation.com

    Address

    609 HWY 466
    Lady Lake, FL 32159

    Web Page

    https://recreationplantation.com/




    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 16 Mar 2019
    • Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, GA

    Vintage Birds

    Rally in a Rally in the Valley

    March 13-16, 2019

    Perry, Georgia

    Please Join Sue and I in Perry Georgia for a

    Rally in a Rally in the Valley


    FMCA will be holding their 99th International Convention & RV Expo at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and we would love to have all Bluebirds park together.

    How does it work? Simple:

    1. Sign up for 30 amp electric when you register.

    2. Email me with your name, and phone number at:  rrsr68@gmail.com

    3. Meet me in the holding area. We drive in together. I will come in the day before and spend the night in the holding area.

    4. Then let the fun and fellowship begin.

    Go to: https://www.fmca.com/fmca-perry-2019-learn-more to register for the FMCA Rally.

    Rally fee $245 & 30 Amp power $185, Total $430

    Not a member of FMCA but you’d like to attend the convention? No problem. Just give them a call at (800) 543-3622 and they can get you registered for all the great activities and bushels of fun we have planned.

    Rally in a Rally in the Valley Hosts:

    Richard & Sue Ramsey

    President of Vintage Birds

    email: rrsr68@gmail.com





    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • Burro Creek, AZ

    Arizona Hot Birds

    Burro Creek, AZ

    Hike

    March 29-31




    The Burro Creek Recreation Site is situated along Burro Creek within a very scenic Sonoran desert canyon at an elevation of 1,960 feet. This peaceful area has long been a favorite stop of travelers on nearby Highway 93. Visitors here are often interested in the contrast between the deep blue pools and tree-lined banks of Burro Creek, and the saguaro-studded hills and cliffs of its desert setting.

    - Located 60 miles NW of Wickenburg & 70 miles SE of Kingman you may have noticed its beautiful bridge as you passed by? Elevation is 1960 feet there.

    - Camp out with us Friday & Saturday night and explore the trails, river, and wildlife there. There's RV camping, tent camping, and car camping, or even just for the day will work.

    - There is a Ramada with shade, plenty of tables, water and dump site available, and flushing bathrooms if needed. 

    RSVP please - limited space on this one



    Signed up to Attend; (Updated 10/31/18 @ 10:45)

    Michael & Tami Putz 78FC35

    Kevin & Cheri Vetter SOB - w/Randy & Jan

    John & Aleda Ellsworth 85FC35



    NOTE – I’ve already reserved the Group Camping site so just show up, park along the perimeter (keep the center open), and donate $15 to Michael to offset the cost for the weekend.


    Friday Night – TBD
    Saturday – Hiking and Exploring
    Saturday Night – TBD

    Basic Amenities
    Drinking Water, Dumping Facilities, Flush Toilets, RV Sites

    Special Features
    Cooking Grills, Picnic Tables, Pavilion

    Additional Conveniences
    Group Sites Available, Pets Allowed on leash



    Basic Directions
    The Burro Creek Recreation Site is located 60 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93. From Kingman, travel east 17 miles on Interstate 40, then south 53 miles on Highway 93. The recreation site turnoff is one mile south of Burro Creek Bridge. From the signed turnoff, continue 1.5 miles to the recreation site via the paved access road. 


    Burro Creek Bridge







                              

    Michael & Tami Putz

    eMail=Mike.Putz@cox.net - Web=http://mikeputz.com/
    Solar = https://www.solarpenny.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=257

    78FC35SB Wanderlodge - "Putz'n Around"

    '90 GL1500 Goldwing, '67 VW Rail, & '82 CJ5 Jeep

    FMCA #236459, Good Sam #17270530, Vintage Birds #1509



    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 6001 South Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

    Birds at the Beach

     The dates for 2019 are April 10th to 14th, come early and stay late. You can make your reservations now by calling Ocean Lakes, 877-510-1413.

    MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM 

    “BIRDS AT THE BEACH”


    Last Year's Happy Beach Birds


    Happy Beach Bird's Hosts

    Bryan and Karen Altier

    Altierb@bellsouth.net





    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 5 May 2019
    • Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC


    Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC

    Rally in Maggie Valley 

    Sunday April 27 – Sunday May 5, 2019

    Birds at the Beach is mid April, so if anyone wants to head over early that's fine. As long as they're aware it's just colder that early here!










    Jon & Debbie
    Cross Creek RV Park
    828-926-1183

    jon@xcreekrv.com


    • 16 May 2019
    • 20 May 2019
    • Muscoda WI


    Vintage Birds

    Morel Mushroom Fest

    May 16-20, 2019



    Back by popular demand is the Muscoda WI “Fungus Fest”. Muscoda is in the southwest corner of the state one hour west of Madison and an hour east of the Mississippi River; on the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River. Come join us for the one weekend of the year that the town is alive! Ok, it’s always alive but normally there is not too much going on.



    This could very well be the best small-town fest in the state. Things going on this weekend: Indian Effigy Mound Tours, Horse shoe tournament, Village wide yard sales, Craft fair, Winery tours, Buying and selling of Morels, Chili Cook Off, Fireman's Steak Feed late Saturday afternoon, Fireworks Saturday night, Saturday night band on patio at downtown bar, Pancake Breakfast Sunday morning, Parade, UW Band members, and much more.



    We will be camping at the Muscoda Sportsmen Club, 18849 Sportsmen Drive, Muscoda WI 53573. Each site has 30amp and water. A dump station is located a few blocks away. Arrival date is Thursday May 16th, departure Monday May 20th.



    Tentative Schedule

    Thursday May 16th

    Arrive, pot luck supper 6 PM

    Friday May 17th

    Unique Café, the best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever tasted. The Amish Walmart, supper at Castle Rock Inn for a fish buffet (they have other items too)

    Saturday May 18th

    Festival Day, stuff to do in town, Firemen’s Steak Feed late afternoon, Fireworks at dusk, Band at Sportsmen’s Bar.

    Sunday May 19th

    Pancake Breakfast @ St Johns, Festival continues, Parade (yes you can drive your bus in the parade) UW band members perform, Sunday Supper at the best Chinese Buffet I’ve found just a few miles away.

    Monday May 20th

    Goodbyes and farewells, Fest weekend officially end but feel free to stay in town at the city campground.


    If you have not been following Dan and Liz Harris travel blog may I suggest you do so; it is a good read. Dan has a gift for writing and there is an entry of the May 2018 Fest. Dan and Liz have the honor of driving the first Wanderlodge in the Fest parade. See: www.arewewhereyet.us


    Although not billed as an official 2018 rally, Dan and Liz Harris took in the Morel Mushroom Fest in 2018. They have the honor of being the first ever Bluebird in the history of the parade.

    So Let’s Not Let Dan & Liz Be The First

     And Last Parade Bird!!


    Morel Mushroom Fest 2019

    Registration Form

    May 16-20 2019

    Rally Hosts

    Gary and Molly Shilling



    Email: gmshilling72@gmail.com

    Gary (608 739-1296)

    Molly (608 739-1295)

    23369 Gingers Drive

    Muscoda, WI 53573



    Arrive Thursday May 16th, depart Monday May 20th

    Rally Fee includes 4 nights camping @$120.00 per coach. Each site has 30amp and water.

    Campsite location:

    Muscoda Sportsmen Club

    18849 Sportsmen Drive

    Muscoda, WI 53573



    Please send check and following information

    Name___________________________________________________

    Home Address____________________________________________

    ____________________________________________

    Phone Number____________________________________________

    Email___________________________________________________

    The Rally fee, which includes 4 nights camping, is per coach $120.00

    Please make checks payable to Gary Shilling,

    Ck number_____

    Amount Paid $________

    Mail by April 15th to:

    Gary Shilling

    23369 Gingers Drive

    Muscoda, WI 53573


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    • 24 May 2019
    • 27 May 2019
    • Kaibab Lake Located just outside Williams, AZ

    Kaibab Lake - May 24-27, 2019


    8th Annual AZ Hot Birds Kaibab Lake Rally




    - Located just outside Williams, AZ up in the cool country, perfect time of year.
    - Bring your bike! Great place to ride.
    - Make reservations RIGHT NOW!! These go fast!
    - Over Memorial Day Weekend
    - We want to make sure we’re all in Loop-A & B if possible.

    If you cannot get into A or B loops then look for C, D, & E. You may play with the dates to see if the spot is available. Also, make SURE you check the site length! Also, note there is a list of sites and a map on the website for clarity.

    https://www.recreation.gov/camping/k...O&parkId=73905

    Most come to the rally Friday and head out Tuesday morning to avoid traffic, but come when you can, and stay as long as you like! 

    Kaibab Lake Campground, 2 miles north of Williams AZ, one of the prettiest campgrounds in the state, with nice, big camp spaces (no hookups), some pull-thru, pine trees, great fishing lake, Ramada, close to town, etc. And the Memorial Day Weekend is the optimum time of year there. Never hot, rarely too cool. And centrally located/interstate access/paved roads to campground. 

    Beautiful! Last year we had six coaches, 3 potlucks, fun bonfires even though fire restrictions were in place, since we had a propane fire ring, went to farmer’s markets in Williams and Flagstaff, hiked 2 miles around the lake and saw wildlife including eagle’s nest and eaglets, Saturday breakfast in town in which six biked to and the rest drove, and played “High-Density Badminton”! 

    This year needs it’s activities/attendees planned out. There’s so much to do there, and in the surrounding areas. For starters there’s a world-class tourist destination just an hour’s drive away. We could plan a rim hike or attend one of the guided talks or tour the Kolb Brothers Photography Studio, etc. 

    Then there’s William’s-centric attractions like Bearizona, the historic buildings self walking tour, and new stuff like The Big Toy Playground, the wine tasting bar, and the Zip Line. Just watching the steam train depart is fun, which they tend to bring out for Memorial Day, and the train museum at the depot is quite nice. 

    Visit Elk Ridge Ski area, dine at their restaurant or see if they’re running their lift for summer scenic views. There’s also petroglyphs there. Planes of Fame Air Museum is right in town. Deer Farm. Grand Canyon Caverns is just 66 miles away. And Lava River Cave is 1hr, 12 minutes. 

    Year before last, a few of us went on the posted nature hike, right in the campground, and the Ranger was very knowledgeable and interesting. We walked over the dam toward the Aspen tree-laden meadow, and he told us all about the flora, fauna, and history of the area. He even had a bag full of taxidermy feet of various animals to identify tracking. 

    Also, there’s lots of things we could consider right in the campground like potlucks with themes, perhaps a breakfast or lunch instead of dinner. Volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, corn hole etc. Charades. “Bring at least one story to the campfire to share”. Tell us your ideas for this year! - But reserve a spot now, as they go fast


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    __________________

    Michael & Tami Putz

    eMail=Mike.Putz@cox.net - Web=http://mikeputz.com/
    Solar = https://www.solarpenny.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=257

    76FC35SB Wanderlodge - "Gutted/Conversion -sold-"

    78FC35SB Wanderlodge - "Putz'n Around"

    '90 GL1500 Goldwing, '67 VW Rail, & '82 CJ5 Jeep

    FMCA #236459, Good Sam #17270530, Vintage Birds #1509



    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • Shipshewana North Campground, Shipshewana, Indiana


    2019 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally


    We are planning another Shipshewana mini Rally beginning Wednesday June 5, 2019 until Sunday June 9, 2019 in Shipshewana Indiana. The Rally Location will once again be the Shipshewana North Campground and Cabins (wanabees note, there are a few cabins available here). The website for the campground is 

    http://www.shipshewanacampgroundnorth.com 

    and the phone number is (260) 768-7770. Ask for Uma or Sam and tell them you are with the Bluebird Group. You can also drop my name if need be. 

    PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY PHONE AS THERE ARE ADVANTAGES FOR BLUEBIRDS MAKING PHONE RESERVATIONS. ON-LINE RESERVATIONS HAVE SOME STRINGS ATTACHED. DON’T MAKE RESERVATIONS ON LINE.

    This is an older campground with mostly 30 amp sites, but a few 50 Amp pull through sites are available. Hopefully we have planned it early enough that we won’t need much air conditioning. We really like this campground as it is quiet and has an ice cream store right on the site. They really like us too.

    What do we do at this rally you ask? We plan nothing except one event that will likely involve a carry in dinner. Once again there will be a night at Rowland and Joanne’s Arcade, and maybe a dinner or 2 out. We don’t have awards, and we don’t plan tech sessions. We plan nothing because this is the Rally where the Boys go shopping. You read it right, there are several, many, a bunch of surplus stores within striking distance, and we come back with car fulls of RV trinkets. Some spend thousands, others spend some. The girls, if they trust us to be alone with credit cards, go to town with their own credit cards and shop in all of the quaint little Amish shops. 

    Shipshewana also has a huge flea market every week on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can google that to get the details if you are interested. You may have to come early to go there, but don’t spend all of your money there because there are other, better things to buy. 

    This location offers other services. 

    National RV Refrigeration. Many ‘Bird owners can’t say enough about Leon. Each year Leon works on several Bluebirds. He’s the go to guy for refrigerator problems as several Woggers can attest. His price is more than fair, he does a really good job, and he’s right next door to the campground. He does air conditioners too. His website is http://www.fixyourfridge.com. If you have a need here, call Leon for an appointment and to make sure he has enough time to get what you need.

    Stuarts Service in Elkhart is an authorized HWH repair facility. The website is http://www.rvleveling.com. You really need to call ahead here for an appointment as it seems they have limited hours. The phone number is on the website.

    Ramco Mirrors is close by in Elkhart, and bird mirrors have been rebuilt here.

    Mr. Wrench Service and Repair 260-768-4216 is a Powertech Service Center


    There are also lots of other RV related manufacturers around the Elkhart area and this is only a half hour away. Lambright’s for furniture is a popular spot, and Bradd and Hall is also nearby. 

    Check the display ad section of your FMCA magazine for information.


    Looking forward to seeing you there !!!



    __________________
    David Styf




    • 16 Jun 2019
    • 2 Jul 2019
    • Colorado to Arizona to Utah

    Bluebird Family of Friends

    Colorado to Arizona to Utah

    Rolling Gatherings

    June 16 - July 2, 2019


    It is like a rolling rally and you can join us in all three destinations or pick any of them.

    Rally Hosts

    Karen and Dennie James 

    303-859-3822

    Make your own campground reservations.  Here are the following dates and locations:


    Durango, Colorado

    June 16 - 21

    Alpen Rose Campground,

    27847 Highway 550 North, Durango, Colo. 81301. 

    970-247-5540

    Email:  camp@alpenroservpark.com

     

    While in Durango, we will ride the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Train.  I will wait to see who wants to ride the train and buy the tickets as a group so we will all be on the same car.  If you plan on the train, please let me know as soon as you decide.  There are two choices for the train, the Standard fare which is $89.00 per person (adult) and $55.00 for child) or a Narration tour with costumed guide.  The narration tour is $119.00 per adult and $79.00 per child.  Let me know your choice and majority will rule.

     

    We also plan on an Old West Chuck wagon Music Show and Supper.   Prices for show ticket and supper are about $40.00 per person.  Again, please let me know if you are interested so we can purchase the tickets as a group.  You can check out the menu and entertainment at www.bardchuckwagon.com

     

    Williams, Arizona

    June 21 to June 26 

     

    Grand Canyon Railway RV. 

    601 West Franklin Ave,

    Williams, AZ 86046. 

    1-866-843-2990.

    While in Williams, we can ride yet another train!  The train leaves at 9:30 am and will take us directly to the Historic District of Grand Canyon Village where we will have 4 hours to take in the sights.  The edge of the Grand Canyon is right there!  This is an 8 hour excursion.  Cost is $111. per person.  Again, let me know if you want to go on the ride with us and I will get group reservations. 

    If you do not want to ride the train, the Grand Canyon is only 55 miles away by car.  If you don't want to ride the train, stop by the Grandstand next to the depot for the 9:00 am performance of the Wild West Shootout.

    There is a Deer Farm close by and a drive-through safari known as Bearzone.

     

    Virgin, Utah

    June 26 to July 2

      

    Zion River RV Resort,

    551 East State Route 9,

    Virgin, Utah 84779.

      1-435-635-8594.

    www.zionriverresort.com

    While in Virgin, Utah, we will drive through Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.  Don't forget to see the Hoodoos!

     

    Zion National Park has a length and height limit so we have to go in cars.  The scenic byway runs for 54 miles..  There is a visitor center with very interesting exhibits and short movies.  Due to the large amount of visitors to Zion, a free shuttle bus system has been put in place to deal with traffic in the main canyon and in the neighboring tourist town of Springdale.  The shuttle starts at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.

     

    Enjoy Bryce Canyon's red-orange-pink rock formations and sandstone cliffs.  Watch the stars dance at night!  The drive through Bryce Canyon takes about 3 hours to drive to the 12 viewpoints along the 38 mile scenic drive.  We will have  to take cars since there is a 27 foot length limit.

     

    We are hoping you can join us for this gathering!  You can pick any or all locations.  Everything will be A La Carte!

    Rally Hosts

    Karen and Dennie James 

    303-859-3822


    Daytime temperatures in Arizona and Utah range in the 90's during the day with night time temperatures in the high 50's so remember to dress accordingly.


    Durango, Colorado



    Williams, Arizona




    Virgin, Utah





    • 2 Jul 2019
    • 8 Jul 2019
    • Hood River County Fairgrounds

    Third Annual Hood River Rally

    July 2 - 8, 2019

    Hood River County Fairgrounds


    Kathie and I are going to try again! 

    The consensus is to expand from July 2nd thru the 8th. 


    We all had a lot of fun doing unique things like decorating our SP and packing 14 people in for the Odell 4th of July Parade. In this PARADE wrapped candy is thrown for the kids to pick up. The parade route is close to the fairgrounds.. There is also the bigger 4th celebration in Hood River with a big parade. They have flyovers with antique airplanes from the WAAAM Museum.


    We will again do tours and more. There are 30 and 50 amp hookups with about 10-50 amp in the area we are in. First come, first served with the 50's. There are over 100 30 amp services with great water hookups also. Many of the 30 amp services can be piggy backed.

    We will again have the floral building for get together's (lots of fans if hot) And yes, there is a dump site on the grounds easy to get to. On The weekend there will be events in the bigger buildings that can be noisy until late.
    Be aware of that THERE ARE LOTS OF wineries, Craft Breweries and the new craze Hard Cider Breweries around close. We will also have a caravan up to Timberline Lodge for lunch ( where "The Shining " was filmed.) It is a beautiful drive up Highway 35 to the lodge. 

    A new idea I will try to put together is a bus course to test drivers. When I drove school bus we used the grounds for backing, parking and actual testing. It could be fun and maybe the "spouse" could try... I will get cones for courses. Maybe some prizes too! Oh, I forgot to mention. NO SALES TAX IN OREGON!


    $25.00 a night with 30 and 50 amp. Hookups. Great water at every site. Dumpsite on the grounds. There is room for lots of rigs and no pre-registration is needed. Kathy and I will collect and pay the fees at the end. There are bathrooms and showers that will be available too.


     HOWEVER, please let us know if you are coming or if you can't make it. That way we know how much food to cook and what size van or bus we will need for a tour .

    Here are some of the websites for the fairgrounds and area attractions. 

    www.waaamuseum.org 

    This place is amazing! They will also have many of the planes and cars out in the big Downtown 4th. of July Parade

    https://www.mthoodrr.com.

    The railroad runs thru the valley from downtown to Parkdale where it stops and a great lunch can be hadat http://www.applevalleybbq.com

    http://www.timberlinelodge.com 

    This is one of the places we will caravan to. For lunch. This beautiful lodge was featured in the movie "The Shining"


    www.sawtoothroadhouse.com 

    is close to the fairgrounds on Hwy 35 and a favorite of the locals.

    A coupleof the great Breweries & Eateries are
    https://www.fullsailbrewing.com 

    We will have their popular Sessions beer on Ice at the Rally

    and
    www.Pfriembeer.com 

    This place has won many awards for their food and beer.

    Of course the fairgrounds website is

    www.hoodriverfair.org

    There are many award winning wineries, Hard Cider Tasting rooms, eateries and my favorite

    PACKERS ORCHARDS AND BAKERY.
    https://packerorchards.com



    John and Kathie Alley
    Hood River, Oregon

    porschenein59@gorge.net


    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 20 Jul 2019
    • Lock Haven, PA

    Vintage Birds

    2019 Pennsylvania Wilds Rally

    July 14-July 20, 2019

    (reservation due by May 1, 2019)

    Clinton County Fairgrounds

    Lock Haven, PA 


    Monday- Piper Aviation Museum- The Company was well known for its "Cub" aircraft, and a series bearing Indian names such as Aztec, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Comanche, Navajo, and Pawnee. The factory was closed in 1984. Piper Aircraft Corporation grew to become the world’s leading producer of general aviation aircraft. Lunch will be at the Restless Oaks Restaurant, and then we’ll be taking a ride up through the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon for some afternoon sightseeing and ice cream. Dinner will be at Henry’s BBQ on our way back to the Fairgrounds.

    Tuesday- Victorian Bellefonte & PSU Campus tour- Breakfast at the Waffle Shop, walking tour of Victorian Bellefonte in the morning. Later in the day, we’ll be visiting the main campus of Penn State, Beaver Stadium and, of course, the PSU Berkey Creamery for some of the best ice cream in the universe! Later in the day, we’ll be heading back towards Lock Haven for a meal at the fairgrounds featuring smoked Pork Loin, BBQ Baked Beans, Slaw and Potato Salad. Guests are asked to bring a desert to share.

    Wednesday- Elk Country… A BIG DAY!! (Without ice cream) We’ll head up to Hyner Run State Park and take in the view from the overlook. Then, we’ll be continuing our journey along the Bucktail Scenic Highway into the heart of the Pennsylvania Elk Country. This is a place that lives up to its name. Home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in the northeastern United States, Elk Country features two large visitor centers and some beautiful terrain. For those who are a little “worn out” by the mid afternoon, you can head back to the fairgrounds (about an hour’s drive). But for the more adventurous, we’ll be continuing our journey up to St Marys- home of the Straub Brewery- one of the oldest and most historic breweries in the United States. It is still owned and operated by its founding family, now into its sixth and seventh generations. Fodor’s Travel named Straub Brewery one of the “5 Best Places in America to Drink American Beer.” Dinner is “on your own” at one of the many restaurants in Lock Haven or along the way from St Marys. 

    Thursday- Penns Cave & Millheim- Breakfast provided at the Fairgrounds and then we leave for a tour of Penns Cave- America’s only All-Water cavern tour. It will be a nice and cool place to get away from the heat of the day. After the tour, we will journey to Millheim, PA and have late lunch at the Elk Creek Café & Microwbrewery, followed by some local shopping and then a return to Lock Haven for a nap. Dinner is “on your own” or some of us will be grilling hamburgers at the fairgrounds. The evening will feature entertainment at the Car Auction.

    Friday and Saturday- 18th Annual Antique and Classic Car Auction- July 18th, 19th & 20th- Beginning Thursday night, we are going to enjoy the festivities at the Annual Car Auction held across the street from the Fairgrounds. This will include music, good times and free food! For those of you interested in some really cool old cars (and who might even want to take one home), bring a car dolly and we’ll help you spend YOUR money! For the “ladies” and those not interested in the cars, Kelly will be leading a shopping excursion to downtown State College, TJ Maxx, Homegoods, Trader Joes and lunch will be at the Wegman’s Café on Friday. Dinner is on your own.

    Sunday- Departure and travel to points north, including the Finger Lakes, Vermont and New Hampshire. Many of us will be meandering from place to place on our way to the rally in Boothbay Harbor, ME. The week is open for any and all destinations “inbetween” the two rallies. 


    Reservation Information

    Although this is a Vintage Birds Rally, non-members can attend as chapter guests. The $50 Rally Fee includes pavilion rental, daily coffee and morning snacks along with a Smoked BBQ dinner on Tuesday night for up to two people. Camping is $25 per night. The fairgrounds sites include water and electric. There is a dump station on the premises. Payment (via check to “Clinton County Fair”) for campsite is due upon arrival. 


    Name(s):

    Address:

    City, State, ZIP code:

    Phone number(s):

    Arrival Date:

    FMCA#

    VB #

    Email Address:

    Coach Model, length:

    The second leg of the summer rally will require additional reservations at the campground in Boothbay, ME.

    Please indicate if you plan to join us for the second part of the rally.  

    We will include you on further details about the second half of the summer rally and booking campsites in Maine.

    Mail the above information with a check for $50 to

    Shane Fedeli

    311 Robin Road 

    Hershey, PA 17033

    Payment due by May 1, 2019







    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • Boothbay, Maine

    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally 

    Boothbay, Maine


    Shore Hills Campground & RV Park
    553 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay ME 04537
    207-633 4782

    http://www.shorehills.com/index.html


    We have sites 134 to 148 and sites 114 to 127 reserved  for the rally 

    see  http://www.shorehills.com/map.html


     A $50 non-refundable deposit due prior to April 1st 2019 or they will not guarantee you a site for the rally week. You need to print off the registration sheet from their web-site (http://www.shorehills.com/reservationform.html) and list length of bus, list Vintage Birds & call for pet information if applicable. They don’t allow any aggressive breeds. 

    No credit cards. You must sent check along with registration form.


    More details to follow


    Rally Hosts

    Steve & Liliana Pappas          Shane & Kelly Fedeli 

    spappas@freight.abf.com                     shane@vintagebirds.com


    Rally Fee Refund Policy for a

    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally

    Whenever possible, the Chapter will attempt to refund any uncommitted rally fee due to a member’s cancellation.

    Chapter policy for a Vintage Birds Chapter Rally is to spend all rally fees for the specific rally and normally subsidize the member’s rally fees with Chapter funds to enhance rally activities.

    Therefore, in the case of a cancellation after the rally fee due date, most likely all of the member’s rally fee will have been committed as well as Chapter funds.

    Refund policies for all other rallies, Non Vintage Birds Chapter Rallies, are determined and communicated by the Rally Host.


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    • 2 Oct 2019
    • 6 Oct 2019
    • Red River, New Mexico


    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally

    Red River, New Mexico

    October 2-6,2019

    Road Runner RV Resort


    1371 E Main St.

    Red River, NM 87558

    575-754-2286

    http://www.roadrunnerrv.info/


    Arrive at Road Runner campgrounds in Red River, NM on Wednesday October 2, 2019.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday will have planned activities to be determined and finalized at later date, but most likely Thursday night will be open with Friday and Saturday nights being either a catered or pot luck dinner for one night each. 




    It is Octoberfest weekend in Red River during our rally with days being open for attending whatever events are happening. It is my intention to plan on some sort of morning coffee/breakfasts on Thursday-Sunday morning, day of departure. 




    Keeping in mind that the Albuquerque Balloon Fest will be October 5-13, 2019. It is a must see for anyone who has never seen 500, or more, very colorful hot air balloons ascend virtually simultaneously . It is the ideal time, if you have never been in a balloon, to make advance plans to take an early morning ride.  I urge everyone to make very early plans for the Albuquerque as space for hookups is extremely limited. They will not work with a group for reserving spaces, so everyone is on their own after departing Red River.  

    Reservations open for the 2019 Albuquerque Balloon Fest on October 23, 2018.  

    See: https://balloonfiesta.com/guest-guide/rv-information for additional 2019 information.

    Also, Santa Fe Skies RV Park has been suggested as an alternative RV park to stay at for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fest.

    See: www.santafeskiesrvpark.com for additional information.

    Stops from Red River to Albuquerque should include at least a day in Taos (50 miles) and a day in Santa Fe (50 more miles) . It is an additional 50 miles to Albuquerque and Balloon Fiesta Park. See https://redriver.org/things-to-do/day-trips for more information.

    There will be ample time during the rally for off road 4 wheel Jeep trips or Jeep rentals, hiking, biking, trout fishing in the river or several lakes around the area, on your own.

    However, everyone should keep in mind the altitude is 8,500 feet and nights are usually at or near freezing during that time of year.

    More firm details to follow in Spring, 2019 .

    Mike & Kathy 

    Rally Host: Mike Sparkman

    e-mail: mikesparkman@aol.com

    Red River Rally, New Mexico


    Rally Fee Refund Policy for a

    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally

    Whenever possible, the Chapter will attempt to refund any uncommitted rally fee due to a member’s cancellation.

    Chapter policy for a Vintage Birds Chapter Rally is to spend all rally fees for the specific rally and normally subsidize the member’s rally fees with Chapter funds to enhance rally activities.

    Therefore, in the case of a cancellation after the rally fee due date, most likely all of the member’s rally fee will have been committed as well as Chapter funds.

    Refund policies for all other rallies, Non Vintage Birds Chapter Rallies, are determined and communicated by the Rally Host.










    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 20 Oct 2019
    • Pine Mountain,GA

     WOG Pine Mountain Rally Oct 2019

    It's time to start planning for our annual WOG 2019 rally in Pine Mountain,GA
    The dates for the 2019 rally are October 16-20th.
    Pine Mountain RVC will honor the WOG rally camping rate of $45 per day before and after the official rally dates.  
    PM also has yurts and there are hotels in the area for visitors without coaches.
    http://www.pinemountain.org
    There are no rally fees or sign up other than your campsite fees. 

    Reserve your spot now and all campground fees must be paid by August 2019.

    Mark your calendars and join us for this growing event.
    If you haven't made camping reservations you must CALL Pine Mountain Resort and tell them your with the WOG rally...trust me they will know!

    Pine Mountain RV Resort
    8804 Hamilton Road, Highway 27
    Pine Mountain, GA 31822
    Phone: (706) 663-4329
    http://www.rvcoutdoors.com/pine-mountain/

    Go to:  https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.com for more info.



    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • Marion, NC

    Bluebird Family of Friends

    Fall Rally

    October 22 - 27, 2019

    Tom Johnson Camping Center

    Marion, North Carolina

    Our 2019 fall rally will be held at Tom Johnson Camping Center in Marion N C.

        The dates are October 22nd through the 27th. I will confirm check in/check out times and relay that information later along with a schedule of events we are planning. The basic cost for the campground is about $35.00/ night. 

    Other cost will be calculated once we complete the event schedule. 

        The campground has a cafeteria as well as a pavilion available to the rally crew, so we will certainly utilize this amenity. They serve breakfast & lunch and we will schedule a catering service to do the dinner meal. We will try and allow each couple to choose their breakfast & dinner meals. If you choose to eat there for those two meals, payment can be made directly. Some events will have us away from their cafeteria during lunch, so we can eat lunch as we choose, depending on where events take us.

    We should be back at the campground for the dinner meal each evening and the catering service will feed us in the cafeteria or at the pavilion, depending on the temperatures. We could experience some cooler evening temperatures, this time of year.

    We are currently negotiating with the same catering service that provided the meals at our 2018 Sevierville rally. Everyone that I spoke with, regarding the food, expressed a strong sentiment of satisfaction.

        If you have suggestions of things you care to see or do in western NC, please don't be shy, send me a message by text, email or a phone call and we will try and accommodate as many as possible.

    The contact information for Tom Johnson Camping Center is:

    1885 US 70 west 

    Marion N C 28752

    828-724-4105

    Web Address: www.tomjohnsoncamping.com

         PLEASE make your reservations ASAP.


    My email address is: ldmiller2010@yahoo.com

    My cell number is: 828-442-600seven if I do not answer, please leave a message or you can text me.

        Our Bluebird Family of Friends Facebook page is up and running. I invite you to check our page out and leave a comment or two, post pictures or whatever you choose. It is set up just for our group.

    Also I will be posting information there from time to time, so check by occasionally and see if anything new has been posted.


    God Bless

    Larry Miller

    President

    Bluebird Family of Friends 




    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 300 E Albany St, Oswego, NY


    Vintage Birds &

    Pen-NY Mixers Rally


    2020 Oswego Harborfest

    July 23-27, 2020

    at Oswego Speedway



    Rally Fee includes-

    • 4 or 5 nights full hookup camping (Thu thru Mon )

    • Wednesday July 22 optional early arrival with fish dinner. Live music sponsored by The Toy Lot/ Howie Newman

    • Continental breakfast Thursday through Monday-Sunday full breakfast sponsored by Burdick's RV

    • Social hour including frozen drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks, information and door prizes on Thursday July 23 at 4:30 pm. bring a hardy snack to share

    • Trolley passes included ($6 value) trolley comes to our lot

    • Farewell pizza dinner and ice cream Sunday July 26 evening sponsored by Camping World


    Harborfest highlights -

    • Fort Ontario, Maritime Museum, and other attractions

    • Named one of the top one hundred events for group travel by the American Bus Association

    • Rated top 10 in USA fireworks show

    • Juried arts and crafts

    • Music and entertainment on three main stages plus other locations though town

    • 30+ bands classic rock, country, blues and jazz

    • Midway and street vendors

    • Optional Friday fishing charter call Jim Miller ASAP to reserve



    www.oswegoharborfest.com

    Early arrivals are Wednesday after 12:00 PM.

    Jim & Sherry Miller 607-898-4701

    Tom & Sharon Roule 585-346-6567

    Butch & Marty Charpentier  315-415-7223

    Harold Wollaber 716-662-4118

    hwollaber@aol.com


    Rich & Charlotte Burrell 607-745-4861

    Rburrell@twcny.rr.com


    Roy Bennett & Annie Welton 585-519-3341

     slopoke5625@gmail.com

     









    Please note we have changed location to the front lot at Oswego Speedway
    Harborfest 2020 Rally Itinerary


    Wednesday, July 22 

    Early admission after 12:00 PM ($35.00 extra)

    Fish dinner @ 5:00PM. Bring your own tableware and beverage.

    Live Music

    Thursday, July 23 

    8:00 AM to 9 AM- Coffee and Delicacies 

    4:00PM Social hour/ heavy hors d’oeuvres to pass (bring a favorite) Daiquiris, rum punch, beer, wine, soda, meatballs and sausage provided. Door prizes and rally info

    7:00 PM Harborfest begins.

    Friday, July 24

    8:00 to 9:00 AM -Coffee and Delicacies

    Day on your own

    Saturday, July 25

    8:00 to 9:00 AM- Coffee and Delicacies

    Craft session- TBA

    Day on your own (Fireworks tonight)

    Sunday, July 26

    8:00 to 9:00 AM-Breakfast Buffet eggs, pancakes and sausage.

    Day on your own

    6:30 Pizza and Ice Cream Social

    Monday, July 27 

    8:00 to 9:00 AM-Coffee and Delicacies and

    FAREWELL! We hope you had a wonderful

    time. Must depart by noon or pay the racetrack to stay.

    • PLEASE, bring your own coffee cup in the morning.

    • Groups that want to park together must arrive together no exceptions.

    Directions: Enter Oswego on Rt. 481 turn right on E Bridge Street turn right on City Line Rd at the light for Lowes turn right on E Albany St

    GPS address 300 E Albany St Oswego NY

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    OSWEGO HARBORFEST RALLY

    July 22-27, 2020

    Names: _________________________________ 

    FMCA Number_________


    Phone: ____________

    email: _______________

    Chapter Name____________


    Costs: Rally Fee 4 nights/5 days camping $140.00 (2 people)

    with full 30/50 amp power, water and sewer $125.00 (1 person)


    Subtotal ___________

    Number of additional people: ____ X $15.00 = ___________

    Wednesday arrival day: Single $30.00 

    Couple $ 35.00= ___________

    Amount enclosed ___________

    RSVP by 7/10/2020 and make checks payable to: Jim Miller

    590 Stevens Road

    Freeville, NY 13068








Past events

11 Feb 2019 Lake Havasu Rally
12 Jan 2019 Highlights of Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
12 Jan 2019 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
14 Dec 2018 Highlights of Lone Star Birds Christmas Rally
14 Dec 2018 Lone Star Birds Christmas Rally
9 Nov 2018 Highlights of White Tanks Rally
9 Nov 2018 White Tanks Rally
17 Oct 2018 Highlights of WOG Pine Mountain rally Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 WOG Pine Mountain rally Oct 2018
9 Oct 2018 Highlights of Family of Friends Annual Meeting Rally
9 Oct 2018 Family of Friends Annual Meeting Rally
1 Oct 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
1 Oct 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
23 Sep 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Cape Cod, Massachusetts
23 Sep 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Cape Cod, Massachusetts
6 Sep 2018 End of Summer Rally at Ludington, Michigan
30 Jul 2018 Highlights of 2ND ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
30 Jul 2018 2ND ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
15 Jul 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Detroit, Michigan
15 Jul 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Detroit, Michigan
5 Jul 2018 Highlights of Hood River Rally
5 Jul 2018 Hood River Rally
6 Jun 2018 2018 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
26 May 2018 7th Annual AZ Hot Birds Kaibab Lake Rally
29 Apr 2018 Highlights of Rally in Maggie Valley
29 Apr 2018 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in Maggie Valley
18 Apr 2018 Highlights of Birds at the Beach
18 Apr 2018 Birds at the Beach
12 Apr 2018 Highlights of 2018 April Bluebonnet Rally
12 Apr 2018 2018 April Bluebonnet Rally
6 Apr 2018 Highlights from AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8
6 Apr 2018 AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8
21 Feb 2018 Highlights of Florida Flywheeler's 2018
21 Feb 2018 Florida Flywheeler's 2018
12 Feb 2018 Highlights of Lake Havasu Fireworks
12 Feb 2018 Lake Havasu Fireworks
4 Feb 2018 HighLights of Love Birds on the River !!
4 Feb 2018 Love Birds on the River !!
28 Jan 2018 Highlights of The Birds of a Feather From One Extreme to the Other Rally #2
28 Jan 2018 The Birds of a Feather From One Extreme to the Other Rally #2
20 Jan 2018 Highlights of Birds of a Feather 2018 Annual Q Rally
20 Jan 2018 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
23 Oct 2017 Highlights of Vintage Birds “Return to the Valley”
23 Oct 2017 Vintage Birds “Return to the Valley”
26 Jul 2017 Vintage Birds & Pen-NY Mixer Rally Oswego Harborfest
30 Apr 2017 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in the Valley
23 Oct 2016 Highlights of Vintage Birds Emerald Coast Rally
23 Oct 2016 Vintage Birds Emerald Coast Rally
25 Jul 2016 Highlights from Vintage Birds Oshkosh & UP Michigan 2016
24 Jul 2016 Vintage Birds-Bluebird Chapter “Fly-In” to Oshkosh, WI & the U-P
27 May 2016 Highlights of WATERLOO REMEMBERS RALLY
27 May 2016 WATERLOO REMEMBERS RALLY
11 May 2016 Highlights of Fungus Fest
11 May 2016 Morel Mushroom Fest in Muscoda WI
4 Aug 2013 Highlights from Door County, WI Rally
4 Aug 2013 Door County Rally 2013

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