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Old 07-21-2008, 08:58 PM   #15
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He's gorgeous! Thank you for the picture. We missed you on Sunday but understand why you left.

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:05 PM   #16
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Beautiful baby, Linda! We missed you and are glad you were with your grandson. Another fantastic gathering, Nancy and Mike. Thanks for all of your organizing and thanks to everyone who helped out. What fun we had! The workshops were great, Frederick and Robert did a great service by weighing all of our trailers and rigs. The full moon, tiki bar and great friends were a bonus. I look forward to next year and hope to see more of you!

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:24 PM   #17
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If anyone notice that we pulled out at 5:14am Sunday and missed the breakfast, I had a date with a young man in eastern Washington. He is 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Mother and son are doing great, grandma is very tired.
Wow, Linda! How thoughtful of him to wait 'til the Gathering was (almost) over to arrive! Congratulations to you and your family!




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Old 07-22-2008, 07:15 PM   #18
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Here's a group photo. Unfortunately, every year, there are people who don't make it into the group photo. What a great-looking group!

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Old 07-23-2008, 10:36 PM   #19
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Frederick has been doing a great deal of weighing of trailers and tugs. People have been coming and going to his portable weigh station all afternoon. One person said, "It was worth the whole trip to have that done for me so expertly."
When People entered the park, they could either turn right into the campground, or go straight to the beach to weigh-in first.

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I had an extra group 27 battery and an inverter in my van to power my laptop all day. The scales were set out between orange traffic cones.

While the trailer was hitched up, I weighed each axle on both the tow vehicle...

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... and the trailer. Most of the trailers had single axles, which is easy.

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Then I sent them to drop the trailer at their campsite. After that they came right back to re-weigh the tow vehicle both front and back so I could compute their Hitch Weight.
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There were 2 double axle Bigfoot that came out, and I was prepared for them. Double axles are trickier on wheelweigher pads, for I had to support the non-weighed axle at the same time as the weighed axle on the trailer. Dummy blocks both in front of and behind the scales did the trick. I was happy that the blocks never slipped.

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We ran the gauntlet from Bigfoot 25RQ down to Compact Jr.

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There was a young enthusiastic couple who had just bought their Burro that very week! They were late arrivals and snagged a canceled site at the last minute. They told their story at the TIKI BAR on Saturday night. For them, I brought the scales to their site after Sunday Brunch. They had to agree to be the morning's entertainment.

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I enjoyed myself immensely.
Everything went smoothly, and thank you Robert and Eric B. for helping out!

I plan to do it again next year!
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:05 PM   #24
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Thanks for the blog and the great photos. Looks like everyone had such a good time. Glad the weather warmed up just in time. Boy, am I sorry we missed out this year.

The Weigh Station is a wonderful new addition and sounds like a huge success.

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:26 PM   #25
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Well, Dillon, Riley and I made it home safe and sound. Oh, and the Tiki Bar made it home safe and sound as well!

I must say Bob and Judy Webb, Ellen and Berry Buzzard certainly added one heck of an element to the Oregon Gathering this year that was ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE MOST HILARIOUS TRIPS OF MY LIFE!!!! For anyone wondering about where it came from.....last year Ellen told her dad (Bob Webb) "Sharon can't keep making those pomagranete martinis out of a box, you need to make her a bar". Fast forward to this year's gathering and OH MY GOD, delivered to my site was the Tiki Bar. It is ADORABLE, and not to mention functional and easy to transport. Throw in Eric B's additions like lights, power strips, bottle opener and open/closed sign, it became a fully operational campground bar/kitchen. Of course the park ranger was NOT as enthusiastic about it. What a crab! They even told (I can't remember their names, the adorable couple that bought the burro last minute that camped next to John and Louise) to go back to their campsite at 11 p.m. because they didn't want them out riding bikes (they were out looking at the moon and stars). What a romantic mood killer that must have been.

My boys had a BALL (Gil, you have become a legend) and so did I. What a terrific group of people. Nancy (and Mike) once again, thank you for all that you do to make this event happen. To all my egg friends, thank you I will be laughing for a LONG time!

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Old 07-25-2008, 12:41 PM   #26
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Here are pics of the Registration process. Getting ready for everyone to arrive. Hey, the Oregon Gathering is a class act!


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Meet & Greet and the Beer Exchange on Thursday Night

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Infamous Tiki Bar... before lights were added.
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