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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Tom » Wed May 31, 2017 2:26 pm

MrBreeze wrote:I may never make this event. :(

Have a great time this weekend!



I can't believe you never made this ! Too close ? :lol:

There's always next year.
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby EDNCAROL » Wed May 31, 2017 8:13 pm

Tom you pissed Rob off by not inviting him to be part of the Jesus Wood gig !
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Tom » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:07 am

EDNCAROL wrote:Tom you pissed Rob off by not inviting him to be part of the Jesus Wood gig !


We could use a percussion section ...
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby airbus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:18 am

Is the firewood situation taken care of? I'm offering to load my Bus, uhm... Vanagon, on my way out as a contribution to keep the cost down... LMK...
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby BusBq Bill » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:45 am

I might be able to make this sat night by 5 or 6 if I leave work a little early if there is room
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Tom » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:45 pm

BusBq Bill wrote:I might be able to make this sat night by 5 or 6 if I leave work a little early if there is room


There's always room for one more !
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:46 pm

airbus wrote:Is the firewood situation taken care of? I'm offering to load my Bus, uhm... Vanagon, on my way out as a contribution to keep the cost down... LMK...


No, I was going to call and order wood when I got there.
If you have, feel free to load your bus up!
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Tom » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:45 pm

What time can we check in Mike ?
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby EDNCAROL » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:02 pm

You can check in but you can never leave! :roll:
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Glenn » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:15 pm

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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Tom » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:59 pm

You taking a ride out this weekend or are you giving us the finger Mr Met ?
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby AoT » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:03 pm

I'm planning on getting on the road by 12;30 so hope to be there by 2:30.

Safe travels everyone!!

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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:44 am

I'm about to hop in the shower and the finish loading up the bus. I'll be out there by 11-12 at the latest.
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby airbus » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:26 am

BUS full of wood, leaving here soon...
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby AoT » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:50 pm

Thanks for hosting a great weekend Mike and crew. Weather was good and it was great to see everyone. Hope everyone gets home safe.

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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby airbus » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:09 pm

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Which site#??? :o

Thank you for organizing this event! We had a great weekend.

I'll be back!
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Tom » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:07 pm

Great weekend and compared to the weather we have had lately we lucked out. Had a great time ! Special thanks to Mike for keeping this event going and to Andy for his massive firewood contribution.
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Firefly » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:16 pm

We had a wonderful time! The largest turnout ever!

Thank you Mike and (and his little elves) for everything. Thanks for keeping it alive! I took no photos. Anyone have any to post?
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby EDNCAROL » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:28 pm

Mike you must have done something right ! I didn't hear anyone bitch about anything!
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby Big_kid » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:46 am

WAAAHHH!!!! I couldn't make it!

Better? lol! Glad it was a success.
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Re: Buses by the Big Duck 2017

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:11 am

EDNCAROL wrote:Mike you must have done something right ! I didn't hear anyone bitch about anything!


Thanks, this was by far the best one yet. I may have out done it!
It was a great weekend, the weather was phenomenal. We did have an hour of rain and thunder/lightening on Friday night but it didn't hamper anything and when it passed we had sun and nice early-summer weather.
Thanks to Andy and Natasha for all the firewood!
We had a record number of people too... Had 38 campers, plus a couple tents and a set of trailers, there and 65 people in all.
I wasn't planning on running the raffle this year, because we had fewer items to raffle off. Andrea pushed me to do it and I'm glad we did. We offset it with a 50/50 and Audrey was kind enough to return her winnings to the club.
The camping "money" worked out just fine. My concerns were realized as the bill added up to a few hundred more than last year - but we also had significantly more people! The final bill (after including the deposits for the two group sites) was a hair under $2100! But it all balanced out by dividing the cost evenly among each site. We've got a nice pot to hand over to Ed and Carol to use towards their annual Holiday Shopping Spree as they help out the John Thiessen Children's Foundation!
I've not been a big fan of the obligatory trip to the duck - but maintain the yearly adventure as it is the event's namesake... That said, this year's cruise was awesome! We had 19 Buses/Vans make the trip and got a great group photo! Unlike years past, where everyone high-tailed it out (making you question if breaking camp was worth the 5 minute photo) we hung around and talked shop. I had some great talks with people about plans for my bus, as well as got a few ideas that will now be added to my list.
Our Potluck dinner was perhaps the biggest it's been and so were our campfires!
Thanks again to everyone who came out, I can't wait to do it again!

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