WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby _Ryan_ » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:57 am

I am catching back up on the forum after getting back from Walk the Winds 2013. Maurisa and I had a great time! Everyone we met was so nice and helpful that it made this first gathering of ours a very fun and enjoyable one! It was great to see all of the other teardrop and TTT campers as well as hear about the building/remodeling details from their owners. Lots of great ideas and for future projects rolling around in my head now!

One of the best things about this gathering was that it finally allowed me to talk to others who share in this teardrop affliction. Hopefully I have most of it out of my system (the talking, that is) for the time being! :D

Special thanks to Mike (slowcowboy) and Will who worked hard to make this gathering possible! :applause:

See you all next year!

Cheers,
Ryan

P.S. Since I know everyone likes them, Here are a few pictures! :pictures:

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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby TPMcGinty » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:59 am

Ryan, Thanks for the photos! Looks like a great place to have a gathering!
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby eaglesdare » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:50 am

I agree, thanks for the pics! :wine:
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby Martinjmpr » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:17 pm

We had a great time, as usual! Thanks again to Mike and the others for putting it together! :thumbsup:

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We were welcomed to the gathering with a new sign! At least this time we knew where to go and didn't have to be "rescued" from the regular campsite!

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We saw Shawn's "flying saucer" right away:

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We were also happy to see Kay and Grant, whom we hadn't seen since the Jefferson State Birthday Bash in Oregon last June! They had their little "caveman" camper instead of the teardrop:

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Liz and I roasted marshmallows and hot dogs with our, uh, 'unique' skerwers!

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On Saturday we went "visiting" and saw some incredible trailers! This was Nancy's:

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Really, just some very nice teardrops. Lots of "woodys" this year!

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Not quite a teardrop, not quite a "standy", not quite finished, but certainly unique!

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On Saturday morning, Mike (SlowCowboy) showed up and put up a parachute-like awning!

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Ryan and Maurisa's new Woody was a real work of art. It even features a skylight so you can watch the meteor showers from inside the trailer!

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It was not all home-builts, either. Carol showed up in her Camp Inn and Jane was there with her gorgeous Little guy.

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(to be continued...)
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby TPMcGinty » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:24 pm

Martin,

Thanks for the photos. LOVE the wiener cookers! It's all fun and games until somebody looses a wiener!
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:21 pm

Wonderful pictures! Keep 'em coming! :applause:
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby Martinjmpr » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:36 pm

More photos (finally fixed the "size" problem!):

We set up our trailer "Bubbles" right near the entrance to the campsite, along with the popup, which we'd never used on a campout before. The sun was pretty bright and it was hot when we got set up so we really needed the shade!

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OK, this requires some explanation: Last year, Liz and I went to our first Teardrop Gathering in June. It was the Jefferson State Birthday Bash, hosted by Kay and Grant. On the second day we were there, while we were out fishing, Kay "decorated" bubbles with toilet paper and stuck a note on the door that read "welcome Jefferson State Newbies!" :lol:

So, we decided to "welcome" Kay and Grant to Wyoming in a similar manner:

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The best part is that they were only about 100 feet away when we did this but they were both sitting in chairs with their backs turned! :R

Although we had one "main" campfire, some folks wanted to set up a second fire so Shawn helpfully delivered some fire right to them!

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Saturday Afternoon was hot and sunny, until about 5pm when all of a sudden Mother Nature decided to play a little trick on us just as we were trying to get set up for the evening's pot luck. We were glad to have the pop up to shelter under!

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The weather even tried to destroy Jane's umbrella!

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But, there's always an end to any storm and this one was signaled by a nice double rainbow over the lake!

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After that it was pot luck dinner and then a group photo. One serious...

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...and one silly!

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Liz and I posed with the banner

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And after that came the evening's "entertainment", the lamp glow! A few lamps needed some tinkering, which our "lamp experts" were happy to provide:

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The light show itself was pretty impressive!

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(My unlit 242B sits in the foreground - unfortunately I wasn't able to get it operating in time for the gathering! :cry: )

And a great time was had by all! :applause:
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby eaglesdare » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:23 pm

:thumbsup: :applause: :wine:
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:12 pm

Great pictures! Wish I could have made it back this year. Maybe next time.
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby rmclarke » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:22 pm

Absolutely GREAT pictures and video!!! Thanks all of you....it looks like you had a real good time! :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby nuyork212 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:35 pm

Nice Pics everyone!
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:30 pm

This year's gathering looks like it might have been even better than last year's!!! Great pictures! Thanks, again, for sharing. :applause:
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:00 am

I got a rare day off from work so I am headed to the bank today with all the donations and I am going to hit the computer tonight and try to get the campground reserved and back for next year on august 15th though 19th of 2014.

your all welcome to come out and join us next year and we love to see old faces from the last 2 years.

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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby PKCSPT » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:36 am

Will be anxious to see when you get it reserved so I can get it on my calendar.
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Re: WYOMING's 2 WALK THE WINDS 2013 gathering

Postby gdpipkorn » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:12 am

Woodbutcher wrote:Great pictures! Wish I could have made it back this year. Maybe next time.

We too are wishing we could have returned. So many great friends and memories. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.
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