<<<< UPDATE from the ramp 12 hours out! Well, we just got back from MPJ and I can only say it was drop dead gorgeous!
Sun going down, grass freshly mowed, the smell of cut wood, and four deer crossing about the 1500 mark! EAA 165 worked it hard today and we can report the campground is in great shape.
I think the lodge is full again but we can easily handle a couple more in the campground with no trouble. The tent's are set, the firewood is stacked, the hot water is on, the cold drinks are ..... getting cold !
Parking conditions are better than any year past and the grass areas are really nice! NO problem at all. WX should be mid 60's and the trails are all open.
Parking crew will be there 9:30 to 10:00 and ready to go! Saturday should be a great day for Day Trippers!
We can't promise anything but a good time... see'ya there! :--) >>
<< Update: 10/24/13 It's Tomorrow
.... we're pretty'ing it up today. Conference Center said they had 2 rooms now available
yesterday afternoon. You might want to call and check! It's going to be a great weekend to go somewhere
and the RV Gathering might be the place you want to be! About 70 of your friends seem to think so :-) >>
<< Update: 10/21/13 We're 3 days out and we can't hardly stand it !!
It's really exciting for us to see this much interest! Based on lots of email and virtually no cancellations, it's promising to be a very special RV Gathering
kinda weekend. WX should be mid-60's in the afternoon and perfect hiking weather. If you're registered, you should have received an email update earlier this evening. (about 2 minutes ago :-) We've committed to a full house and have ordered all meals based on your registrations. Please let us know by email if you need to cancel later this week! We can handle it but we just need to know. It's going to be BIG FUN! See'ya Friday. Thanks Bill >>
<< Update: 10/17/13 We're 7 Days out - The Weather is looking very promising! Two rooms at the Conference Center opened on cancels this afternoon. Get'um while you can and please cancel rooms and email if your plans change... Thanks Bill >>
We?re getting closer
60 days out and looking for a great RV gathering. October 25, 26, and 27. We?re expecting 50 + RVs just like last year. About 100 RVators with about a ? of the group being couples. This is a great venue to bring your spouse and have easy options for great camping or great lodging! Bring a buddy or buddette and if they have an RV all the better!! We already have a dozen rooms reserved and it's an all RV campground! The intent is always the same ?. No commercials ?. No fuss ? No hassle ? Make it easy on everyone ?.. have a great RV weekend
If you have never made this fly-in take a look at the links below. It's a great flying, story'fying, camping, hiking, lodging, RV social event! If you were there last year I don?t need to go into great detail except to say that if you thought the food was good last year, you?re gonna love our new menu! If you thought the RV group was big fun .... Oh! You really were there :--)
The evening dinners will be more spread out and allow for more sharing, caring, story?fying, visiting, and just plain old hanging out with new friends becoming old friends! We?re having the evening meals catered this year so our volunteers can hang out too! You?ll like the way it works out!
And I promise ?. Whatever version of RV Bingo gets played?. We?ll count tail numbers from the front...for those of us who can?t remember our tail numbers backwards !!
Same deal on transport to the trails and lodges and wherever else you might want to go ?. We?ll be running fixed continuous routes and would love some volunteer drivers.
PS. There is no truth to the rumor that we are giving away a free Lycoming engine and a Tru-Trak something or other This is a high fun but low budget ??.actually a no budget happening!
Please Please Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Petit...13Registration
we really need to have a good idea on a head count and an email address for updates and notices. Cancel anytime but please register early! You will need to make your own room reservations. We'll pick up the campground reservation from your registration.
Full Fly-In Information Package
Give it about 30 seconds to download.... it's a big PDF
Photos from 2012
Planes with Names Pictures
REMEMBER, plenty of camping but all rooms are at the Rockefeller Conference Center? NOT Mather Lodge
. Mather is fine but we have no scheduled transportation to Mather. Call (501) 727-5435 and give them the group number #52110 for the right rates.
Looks like $84 for the Presidents Lodge! Sweeeet! Oct 25, 26, and 27!
Petit Jean State Park Brochures Info
Trails, maps, and more
Holler at me if you need any help or information ?.. Maybe see some of you at Triple Tree next week! Look for another reminder about 30/10/4 days out as the weather firms up!
All worker bee's courtesy of EAA Chapter 165 North Little Rock, EAA Chapter 1398 Hot Springs, and all of you attendees who pitched in last year ! Thanks again for all your help!
Great parking and we even got them lined up right !
This is when we're roughing it ....
This is when we're NOT
roughing it ! ( at the Conference Center )
Dang! Camping in Arkansas is rooouugghhh ......
Sunrise in the camping area! What a way to start the day ....
We're a safety conscious group .... but we really don't dress very well !
Oh YEAH .... we're having a good time now !!
OK, ya'll .... gas the plane, pack a bag, and get on down here .... ya'hear!
As it gets closer, how about post here and let your buddies know you're coming. It's gonna be a large time!