Friday, February 6, 2015

Day ? – What day is it?

Feb 6th – Wow time fly's

DaGirls Rv landed in Palm Creek Monday Feb 2nd. Short drive from Yuma. Believe it or not we have been kept busy doing odd jobs, making contacts, making appointments with Palm Creek for pre-rally and tying up any loose ends.
Ends, what loose ends, with a new coordinator, seems the one Susan was working with has left the company, so everything that Susan had established went down the drain. She is starting from scratch with coordinating all the activities. The only good thing was the reservation coordinator, is the same. She has been coordinating all the Alfa rigs into a local area and trying not to spread them out as in previous years. Additional attention is being done, which will pay off in the long run.

Susan is working with the following:

Pizza Fire-side night
Introductory into Stain glass class

I am working with the wood working shop

Introductory into wood working. I have identified the cost is $10 for the class and introduction into the equipment. An additional $1 is charged for every hour spent working with the equipment. The orientation class is held every Wed @ 8am. I am hoping that a teacher will be available for a introductory class along with a small project for a small additional cost. Keep your fingers cross. 

Our biggest difficulty is timing – when we arrive most of the coordinators are in the process of or have left the area for home. So we will continue to work the issues.
I have been doing small jobs around the DaGirls rig including working on our bikes. On mine the shifter was not working and on Susan’s the crank was yelping HELP ME! So, both of those was a morning project. Our next project included helping one of our newest members, Fred and Kathi Stern. It took 2 of us, Skip and I to checkout and review what CW had done. We are happy to report everything is well – (cross your fingers). 

In the meantime we have landed 2 new rigs as members, since we have arrived. This is all due to Norm Duarte, being at the right place at the right time. A SeeYa and a 5th wheel, both of whom will be attending the rally. And since we are talking about the rally, time is getting closer so for those of you who are attending and have not registered.

You must first fill out the registration form, SEND it Via Fax, Email or Postal Service to Palm Creek. Then you can call Registration and pay by credit card. On the form indicate an arrival and leave date, this INCLUDES if you are coming in for your Chapter Pre-Rally.

Main Rally April 11 thru 17 the length is 6 nights @ $38 = $228
If you are attending a Pre-Rally, then additional nights are required.
Pre-Rally April 7 thru 11 the length is 4 nights @ $38 = $ 152
So your Total night stay is 10 nights @ $38 = $380.

Make sure your form is filled out correctly with the TOTAL nights you will be here. Specify which chapter you belong to, as this will help them in locating you in that chapter’s area. 
Now today Friday, Susan & I spent time over in Sam’s club pricing out supplies that will be needed for our pre-rally. 
List of items required:
Paper plates, plastic ware, cups.
Food supplies for the pancake breakfast, morning greetings fire-side chat.

These are just a few items that are required for our pre-rally. The biggest items needed will be volunteers.

So, Roadrunners we are seeking help during the rally.

Helping in the area of morning setup and or cleanup, pancake breakfast, pot-luck dinner, just to name a few. If enough people volunteer, then we can spread the work out.

Now, last night we had a small gathering of owners at DaGirls Rv, we counted about 10 owner’s present, we also heard an additional 2 Alfa’s came in yesterday. Dave commented that there might be 20 Alfa’s that have landed in the park. Although Palm Creek is a beautiful park with many activities, let’s face it, it is too costly for some of us full timers with fixed incomes. 

We took time our to visit Skip, Lexie and Otis at there site today in Fiesta Grande. Skip has been busy making improvements which he has shared on the Alfa Forums.

Safe Travels & Journeys
from DaGirls         "Della                     &                Tilly"