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Old 12-02-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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The registration page for the 2008 Texas Bluebonnet Casita Rally is now operational. You may Register Here
As suggested by the majority of the attendees at previous rallies, we are going to assess a minimal registration fee of $15 per rig to cover the cost of decorations, coffee, morning snacks, etc. There will be no fund raisers unless it's for a charitable organization.

We're still working on the agenda and will publish it as soon as possible. I hope to have several "How To" seminars which will benefit new owners as well as some of us that have had our rigs for some time.

Join us in Bandera next April. The event will kick off Wednesday the 2nd and we will end Sunday the 6th.


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Old 12-03-2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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registered .. see you there
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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We are looking forward to seeing everyone. Fourth year in a row for us at Bluebonnet!

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Old 12-04-2007, 01:02 AM   #4
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47 rigs registered today. I'll start a "Who's Coming" list tomorrow.

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Old 12-04-2007, 06:48 AM   #5
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We're registered too. Even though the Scamp owners were the minority we were welcomed. Had such a great time we look forward to seeing everyone again.

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Old 12-09-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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Registration was opened one week ago tonight. We've had 79 registrations as of this moment compared to 10 for the 2006 rally and 27 for the 2007 rally in the first week. Those of you who register early are wise to do so, I'm sure we will have to limit the number in the park. Those that register late may find themselves dry camping or in nearby overflow parks.

As I recall, we had 67 attend the 2006 Rally in Perrin, Texas, and 129 this year in Bandera (169 registered, 31 canceled, 9 no shows). Of these, several stayed off site (6), so I believe we ended up with 123 trailers in the park.

Just in case you haven't noticed, I've been maintaining an updated "who's coming" list on each of the three Casita/Fiberglass forums. Each list is updated once a day just before I turn off the computer at the end of the evening. (This has proved much easier than updating a stand alone "Who's Coming" web page as I did last year.) For security's sake, I'm listing registration number, first names, home town, and screen name. Example, "1 Brad & Beverly Santa Fe NM BradBev".

So, you can scan the list and see if your friends have registered. If they haven't, tell them to not wait until the last moment. We won't turn anyone away, but they may not be able to stay on site if they wait too long.

We look forward to a fun event. See you next April.

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Old 12-17-2007, 08:19 AM   #7
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Hi Brad

Have you considered inviting Casita or Scamp? Maybe offering them a opportunity to conduct a session (not blatantly sales oriented)? If each knew the other was invited perhaps one would show up.

Would be a great chance for us to get information direct from the factory and for them, a not too shabby chance to have social contact with owners of older units who might be thinking of upgrading to something new. Could develop into a greater relationship between us and them. There will be over 100 owners of their product(s) and, overall, we are happy and enthusiastic about it.

Perhaps a dumb question but ... when you share a site at the rally do you also share the daily cost of the site or still pay the full rate?
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:45 AM   #8
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You still pay the same rate.
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:42 PM   #9
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Charles is correct, the price is the same for all spaces. The owners of the park has invested a fair amount of money to accommodate as many as possible in the park, and is giving us the use of the huge rally hall.

We've extended invitations in the past to the manufacturers without any success, however the makers of the new Oliver has expressed an interest in attending.

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Old 01-18-2008, 11:31 PM   #10
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Beverly and I have a chance to bail out of the cold (6 degrees as I write this) and head south with friends who have a time share.

I'll be offline for about a week. Any registrations and/or registration fees received will be acknowledged upon our return to Santa Fe around the 28th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in April.

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Old 01-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #11
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The registration page for the 2008 Texas Bluebonnet Casita Rally is now operational. You may Register Here
As suggested by the majority of the attendees at previous rallies, we are going to assess a minimal registration fee of $15 per rig to cover the cost of decorations, coffee, morning snacks, etc. There will be no fund raisers unless it's for a charitable organization.

We're still working on the agenda and will publish it as soon as possible. I hope to have several "How To" seminars which will benefit new owners as well as some of us that have had our rigs for some time.

Join us in Bandera next April. The event will kick off Wednesday the 2nd and we will end Sunday the 6th.

Brad and Beverly Cottingham
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BradBev - As you can probably guess, I am new to this site. Trying to find a egg rally within 500 miles of TX before March, as we need a trailer to travel to CA in April. The BlueBonnet rally will be too late. I can't find it on the events calendar. Can you help?
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #12
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Beverly and I have a chance to bail out of the cold (6 degrees as I write this) and head south with friends who have a time share.

I'll be offline for about a week. Any registrations and/or registration fees received will be acknowledged upon our return to Santa Fe around the 28th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in April.

Brad and Beverly Cottingham
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The registration page for the 2008 Texas Bluebonnet Casita Rally is now operational. You may Register Here
As suggested by the majority of the attendees at previous rallies, we are going to assess a minimal registration fee of $15 per rig to cover the cost of decorations, coffee, morning snacks, etc. There will be no fund raisers unless it's for a charitable organization.

We're still working on the agenda and will publish it as soon as possible. I hope to have several "How To" seminars which will benefit new owners as well as some of us that have had our rigs for some time.

Join us in Bandera next April. The event will kick off Wednesday the 2nd and we will end Sunday the 6th.


Brad and Beverly Cottingham
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:13 PM   #13
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We've reached the maximum number we can currently clear to stay in the Skyline RV park. Those that register after this time will be placed on a wait list and will be cleared as cancellations occur or the park assures us they can accommodate more than the 140 rigs we currently have signed up so stay on site.

However, do not let this affect your decision to come to Bandera. There are several near by parks that will act as overflow if we can't get you into Skyline.

Current status 151 registered, 9 canceled, 2 planning to stay off site, Total 140.

Thanks,

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Old 02-27-2008, 01:42 PM   #14
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Will there be any of the new Oliver trailers there?
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:06 PM   #15
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Dusty,

One new owner who has his unit on order has registered. He expects his trailer to be delivered before the rally. The factory will not have a demo there.

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:24 AM   #16
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<div align="center">Bluebonnet Casita Rally
Skyline Ranch Rv Park
Bandera, TX
(800) 267-1402
2008 TENTATIVE AGENDA
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Wednesday: April 2, 2008
1:00 – 3:00 Registration:

3:00 – 3:45 Meet & Greet & Announcements: Meeting Room

5:00 11th St Cowboy Bar - Bandera, TX
Bring your own steak & table service to the restaurant and cook it yourself outside on a big grill. The restaurant provides the sides for $3 per person, and live music at no charge.

Thursday: April 3, 2008

7:30 Coffee Pot & Sweet Rolls: Meeting Room
Bring your coffee mug.

8:00 Book Swap: Meeting Room
(Ongoing throughout the rally) Leave your books you wish to swap for others you may want to read.

8:30-10:00 Egg Parade: Part 1
Go at your own pace. Please try to have a list of all your mods at your trailer. If you don’t want to show your trailer, no problem, you can still enjoy seeing the others. All trailers on the North side of the park will show their trailers
OR
Enjoy the Area Attractions for the folks who don’t wish to participate in the Egg Parade:

26 miles from Kerrville, TX 25 miles from Boerne, TX
47 miles from Fredericksburg, TX 52 miles from Lukenbach, TX
54 miles from San Antonio, TX

10:30 – 12:00 Blood Pressure Check Meeting Room
Rachel Funderburk
Rachel will be available in the Meeting Room to take your blood pressure and answer questions regarding
improving your life style.

12:00 Lunch: Meeting room available to bring your own plated lunch/sandwich & drink for those who wish to do so.

1:00-4:00 Egg Parade: Part 2
Go at your own pace. Please try to have a list of all your mods at your trailer. If you don’t want to show your trailer, no problem, you can still enjoy seeing the others. All trailers on the South side of the park will show their trailers

5:00 Potluck Dinner: Meeting Room
Bring: own table service; drink; dish of your choice. Bring a copy of the recipe for your dish

7:00 Social Time and Games Meeting Room
Bring any game(s) you wish to play

Friday: April 4, 2008

7:30 Coffee Pot & Sweet Rolls: Meeting Room
Bring your coffee mug.

10:00-11:30 Digital Photography 101 Meeting Room
Jim Upton and Charles Richerson
An introduction to digital photography. Comparison of simple “point and shoot” vs. more complex digital cameras.
Photography software, example photos, printer demonstration, and more. If you wish to have a critique of your photos, please bring several on a camera memory card. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session

11:30 Lunch
Meeting Room will be available if you wish to bring your own plated lunch/sandwich, table service, and drink.

12:30-2:00 Craft Class #1 Meeting Room
Rachel Funderburk and Beverly Cottingham
Rachel: Demonstrate how to crochet (No pre-registration for this demonstration)
Beverly: For those who have pre-registered for this class will make a hatband from beverage can tabs and beads.

2:30-3:30 Bolo Golf Single Elimination Tournament

4:00-5:30 Horse Shoes, Single Elimination Tournament - Blair McClure
For any experienced or novice person who enjoys some good natured fun.
6:30 Wine Tasting& Drink Swap: Meeting Room
Susan Littke: Wine Tasting, Beer tasting or drink of your choice (alcoholic or non) to share with others. Please bring Hors d'Oeuvres to share.

8:00 Music and Social Meeting Room
Bring your dancing if you want to dance.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

7:30 Pancake Breakfast & Coffee Pot: Meeting Room
Bring your table service and coffee mug.

9:00 –11:00 Session: Maintenance Meeting Room
Larry Gamble
How to rivet, cut fiberglass, water heater anode replacement, brake and bearing service and more. Women are encouraged to attend this session!.

11:00-12:00 Craft Class #2 Meeting Room
Rachel Funderburk and Beverly Cottingham
Rachel: Demonstrate how to crochet (No pre-registration for this demonstration)
Beverly: For those who have pre-registered for this class will make a hatband from beverage can tabs and beads.

12:00 Lunch
Meeting Room: Bring your own plated lunch/sandwich, table service, and drink if you wish to visit.

12:30 – 1:30 Swap Tables: Meeting Room
Bring anything you want to give away or sell. Need not only be RV items.

1:45-3:15 Session: Financial Planning Meeting Room
Gary Lamb
Gary’s background in banking, corporate finance and private consulting qualifies him to show us as investors how to
use simple, free resources to assist us in managing our own portfolios or monitoring the performance of our funds or financial advisers. He will show us how to track market trends by using simple charts.

4:00-5:00 Open Discussion: Meeting Room
Open topics, i.e. trailers, rally event, etc. Turn in your 2008 RALLY EVALUATION form.
Brad Cottingham

6:00 Hamburger Cookout: Covered Patio/Meeting Room
Cook your own hamburger patties/hot dogs on the grill. Bring your drinks and cooked burgers & buns to the
meeting room. The mustard, mayonnaise, pickles, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and chips will be provided

Door Prize Drawing

7:00 Entertainment Meeting Room
.TBA


Sunday: April 6, 2008

8:00 Coffee Pot : Meeting Room

See you next year!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:23 PM   #17
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Due to several cancellations, we've cleared everyone on the waiting list for the park and have four openings at the moment. Unfortunately, plans change. I appreciate the fact that those who's plans have changed have notified us in a timely manor so others may take their place.

Thanks,

Brad Cottingham

Updated 3/14/08
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #18
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Are people who can't stay the night welcome?
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:04 PM   #19
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You would be more than welcome to visit. Please attend.
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:36 PM   #20
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For those that are going to attend Bluebonnet and are from Houston or coming from the East and may be going to arrive on Monday, a few of us are planning to meet Monday at 10:00 am at Camping World West of Houston at mile post 737. We plan to shove off from there at 10:30 am and then stop at a very nice rest area just East of Seguin at mile post 622 and have lunch.

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