The January Rally will be held at Stone’s Ranch, 10850 NE 104th Street, Archer, FL.  The Rally dates are January 9 – 14, 2014.  Larry and Rosalie Stone need some help to finish setting up the camping area so you are invited to come on Wednesday.  If you intend to accept their invite please let them know.  They have arranged a “Dutch” treat dinner on Wednesday at the Mexican Restaurant in Archer.


Thursday night dinner will be at the Backyard BBQ in Newberry. If you like BBQ, this is a great place to eat.

The January issue of the Manatee will have the full Rally schedule. It will be posted on the website the week of December 25, 2013.

Sonja Meistrell and Sandy Hauner are hosting the Rally.  Everyone is reminded that there are planned campfires so bring your hot dogs to roast and marshmallows for S’mores.  They are looking forward to seeing many of our members at the Rally.

December 21 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »



Plans are underway for the December Rally at Ocala North RV Park , 16905NW Hwy 225, Reddick, FL 32686.

Carl & Wendy Taylor and Bill Alsmeyer are putting together a Christmas Rally.

Stones' TrailerWhat we know so far is there will be a rig decorating contest with a “special” prize for best decoration.

On Friday Bill has arranged a tour of the Chi Institute. Friday evening after our potluck, the judging of the rig decorating contest will take place

Saturday afternoon we’ll be challenged by a variety of games including bean bag baseball, ladder golf, holey board, shuffle board and others.   White Elephant 2

Saturday evening we’ll enjoy a special Christmas dinner, followed by a “White” elephant gift exchange.

For the gamers in the group, the clubhouse will open each night for cards, joker or what ever suits your taste.

The campground Rally rate is $19/night with the rate good for 2 additional nights.
If you are Passport America the rate is $17.50/night  for pull-thru and $15.00/night for backin.

November 13 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »


Cedar Key RV Resort was a fun location for our November Rally.  The sites have paved parking pads and patios and a great IMG_4608 clubhouse.  Thursday was dinner at Robinson’s Seafood Restaurant.  Good fresh seafood.4603 Al Scott

After breakfast in clubhouse  on Friday drove into Cedar Key for a tour of the historic Island Hotel which was  built in 1859.  There are murals on the walls, a rustic bar and every room has a different accommodations.  The guys couldn’t pass up a chance to have their picture taken behind the bar.

After the tour it was time for lunch at Tony’s, known for their award winning chowder and if you didn’t want 4606 Guys Behind Island Hotel Barchowder there are the sumptuous Cedar Key clams with drawn butter.  After lunch it was a chance to browse the waterfront area and checkout the many shops.  The weather was perfect for the afternoon “Happy” hour as everyone gathered  with snacks and their favorite beverage.  Friday night dinner was 4610 Potluck Crewpotluck in the clubhouse. 

Saturday morning started with a hot breakfast of turkey and cheese English muffins, scrambled eggs and a fruit cup. As always there was plenty of hot coffee.  Saturday  some of the group explored the area, returning at mid-afternoon for another “Happy” hour.  Saturday  4598 Larry @ Happy Hour night’s  dinner was pulled pork sandwiches from Ada Blue Cafe in Cedar Key, broccoli salad, pasta salad and chocolate brownies with ice cream.  No one left hungary.

After breakfast Sunday morning, it was time to pack-up and head home. 

Plans are underway for next months Christmas Rally at Ocala North RV park starting Thursday December 12th and ending on Sunday December 15th. There will be lots of Holiday spirit, a rig decorating contest and the big favorite, the White Elephant gift exchange.

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