All Bluebird Rallies and Rally Highlights

 for Wanderlodge and BMC Coaches

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Upcoming events

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 27 Jan 2019
    • Quartzsite,AZ

    Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally 

    January 12-27, 2019 

    Quartzsite, AZ. 

    Birds of a Feather (BoF) annual winter rally 


    This is the second largest yearly gathering of Blue Bird Wanderlodge coaches, and the largest yearly gathering of Blue Birds west of Pine Mountain, GA. 

    Coach years range from the 1970s to 2009 so this is your opportunity to see almost every year/model, learn/fix these wonderful machines, and meet some great owners. 

    Coaches arrive before the official dates and many stay after the rally. No reservations required. 

    Details are here https://birdsofafeather1.shutterfly.com/ enter the "flocktogether" password. 

    The Rally Documents are on the left side under the heading “2019 Q Information Details, Descriptions, Etc.” You will not be disappointed!!!

    Folks need to read all of the documents that serve to drive the Q rally. There are several on the BoF site. And as is pointed out on the site, the documents change as time moves on. 

    Thanks again.

    Your BoF organizers: Fred, John, Rick, Curt birds.of.a.feather.bof@gmail.com




    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 18 Feb 2019
    • Lake Havasu City, AZ

    Lake Havasu Rally

    30th Annual 

    Western Winter Blast


    Camping Under the Stars

    @ Rodeo Grounds in SARA Park

    Lake Havasu City, AZ


    Monday, Feb. 11 – Monday, Feb. 18, 2019


    RV Parking $150 for 7 days/7 nights (Monday-Monday)

     

    Special Events on Friday, Saturday & Sunday

    Concert (Free Admission to campers )

    3:30 - 7:00 PM


    Cowboy BBQ Dinner (with all the fixins')

    4:00 - 5:30 PM

    Dinner Cost: $10.00 per person, per day


    ATTENTION 2018 CAMPERS

    If you have not Already Registered for next year

    Make your Camping Reservation by July 31

    To get your (aprox.) same 2018 Space or Better




    After JULY 31, 2018

    All spaces that have not been renewed will be released

    and reassigned in order of registration date


    Pay online at: www.HavasuRodeo.com

    More info email: HavasuRodeo@gmail.com

    call Sandi 928-208-2093 facebook: SARA Park Rodeo Grounds

















    Rally Hosts

    Michael & Tami Putz

    eMail=Mike.Putz@cox.net

    Vintage Birds Western President




    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 3 Mar 2019
    • Vidalia, Louisiana


    Bayou Blue Birds

    Invites You to

    Love Birds on the River!!!

    February 23rd thru March 3rd


    Call River View RV

    http://www.riverviewrvpark.com/

    Vidalia, LA 

    318-336-1400

    Tell them Blue Birds


    We would like to invite everyone to this event. Food fun friends and lots of sites to see. The Natchez Mardi Gras parade was excellent last year and we are working on getting a few birds in the parade!



    So far the rally has doubled in participation since its inception. This is a great gathering with a pot luck almost every night. We celebrate Valentines day and get to attend a Mardi Gras parade across the river in Natchez Miss. We usually take a little road trip to someplace great to eat and watch the barges and boats cruise down the river at almost eye level. I think most that come make reservations for the entire week but feel free to come and stay as long as you like. When you call to make reservations just tell em I'm Coming in Feb with the Bayou Blue Birds for the Love Birds on the Mississippi Rally. I hope to see you there !!


    Mark C Rabalais

    vettehead45@yahoo.com





    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • Burro Creek, AZ

    Arizona Hot Birds

    Burro Creek, AZ

    Hike

    March 29-31




    The Burro Creek Recreation Site is situated along Burro Creek within a very scenic Sonoran desert canyon at an elevation of 1,960 feet. This peaceful area has long been a favorite stop of travelers on nearby Highway 93. Visitors here are often interested in the contrast between the deep blue pools and tree-lined banks of Burro Creek, and the saguaro-studded hills and cliffs of its desert setting.

    - Located 60 miles NW of Wickenburg & 70 miles SE of Kingman you may have noticed its beautiful bridge as you passed by? Elevation is 1960 feet there.

    - Camp out with us Friday & Saturday night and explore the trails, river, and wildlife there. There's RV camping, tent camping, and car camping, or even just for the day will work.

    - There is a Ramada with shade, plenty of tables, water and dump site available, and flushing bathrooms if needed. 

    RSVP please - limited space on this one



    Signed up to Attend; (Updated 10/31/18 @ 10:45)

    Michael & Tami Putz 78FC35

    Kevin & Cheri Vetter SOB - w/Randy & Jan

    John & Aleda Ellsworth 85FC35



    NOTE – I’ve already reserved the Group Camping site so just show up, park along the perimeter (keep the center open), and donate $15 to Michael to offset the cost for the weekend.


    Friday Night – TBD
    Saturday – Hiking and Exploring
    Saturday Night – TBD

    Basic Amenities
    Drinking Water, Dumping Facilities, Flush Toilets, RV Sites

    Special Features
    Cooking Grills, Picnic Tables, Pavilion

    Additional Conveniences
    Group Sites Available, Pets Allowed on leash



    Basic Directions
    The Burro Creek Recreation Site is located 60 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93. From Kingman, travel east 17 miles on Interstate 40, then south 53 miles on Highway 93. The recreation site turnoff is one mile south of Burro Creek Bridge. From the signed turnoff, continue 1.5 miles to the recreation site via the paved access road. 


    Burro Creek Bridge







                              

    Michael & Tami Putz

    eMail=Mike.Putz@cox.net - Web=http://mikeputz.com/
    Solar = https://www.solarpenny.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=257

    78FC35SB Wanderlodge - "Putz'n Around"

    '90 GL1500 Goldwing, '67 VW Rail, & '82 CJ5 Jeep

    FMCA #236459, Good Sam #17270530, Vintage Birds #1509



    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 6001 South Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

    Birds at the Beach

     The dates for 2019 are April 10th to 14th, come early and stay late. You can make your reservations now by calling Ocean Lakes, 877-510-1413.

    MAKE SURE TO TELL THEM 

    “BIRDS AT THE BEACH”


    Bryan and Karen Altier

    Altierb@bellsouth.net





    • 17 May 2019
    • 19 May 2019
    • Muscoda WI

    Fungus Fest May 17-19, 2019

    The Morel Mushroom Fest in Muscoda WI (Morel Capital of WI) will be the weekend of May17-19, 2019. 

    Muscoda is a small rural community on the banks of the Wisconsin River; one hour from the west side of Madison, in the SW corner of the state. This is a small town fest at its best. Tours of local Indian Effigy Mounds, softball tournament, car show, horse shoe tournament, village wide garage sales, craft fair, winery tours, volunteer firemen’s steak feed Saturday afternoon, fireworks at dusk. Sunday afternoon is the parade and we are welcome to be in it with our Birds.


    Although not billed as an official 2018 rally, Dan and Liz Harris took in the Morel Mushroom Fest in 2018. They have the honor of being the first ever Bluebird in the history of the parade.

    So Let’s Not Let Dan & Liz Be The First

     And Last Parade Bird!!



    More Details to Come!

    Rally Hosts 

    Gary, Molly and Annie Shilling

    214 E Water Street

    Muscoda, WI 53573

    Cell 608 739-1296 

    Email:gmshilling72@gmail.com




    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • Shipshewana North Campground, Shipshewana, Indiana


    2019 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally


    We are planning another Shipshewana mini Rally beginning Wednesday June 5, 2019 until Sunday June 9, 2019 in Shipshewana Indiana. The Rally Location will once again be the Shipshewana North Campground and Cabins (wanabees note, there are a few cabins available here). The website for the campground is 

    http://www.shipshewanacampgroundnorth.com 

    and the phone number is (260) 768-7770. Ask for Uma or Sam and tell them you are with the Bluebird Group. You can also drop my name if need be. 

    PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY PHONE AS THERE ARE ADVANTAGES FOR BLUEBIRDS MAKING PHONE RESERVATIONS. ON-LINE RESERVATIONS HAVE SOME STRINGS ATTACHED. DON’T MAKE RESERVATIONS ON LINE.

    This is an older campground with mostly 30 amp sites, but a few 50 Amp pull through sites are available. Hopefully we have planned it early enough that we won’t need much air conditioning. We really like this campground as it is quiet and has an ice cream store right on the site. They really like us too.

    What do we do at this rally you ask? We plan nothing except one event that will likely involve a carry in dinner. Once again there will be a night at Rowland and Joanne’s Arcade, and maybe a dinner or 2 out. We don’t have awards, and we don’t plan tech sessions. We plan nothing because this is the Rally where the Boys go shopping. You read it right, there are several, many, a bunch of surplus stores within striking distance, and we come back with car fulls of RV trinkets. Some spend thousands, others spend some. The girls, if they trust us to be alone with credit cards, go to town with their own credit cards and shop in all of the quaint little Amish shops. 

    Shipshewana also has a huge flea market every week on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can google that to get the details if you are interested. You may have to come early to go there, but don’t spend all of your money there because there are other, better things to buy. 

    This location offers other services. 

    National RV Refrigeration. Many ‘Bird owners can’t say enough about Leon. Each year Leon works on several Bluebirds. He’s the go to guy for refrigerator problems as several Woggers can attest. His price is more than fair, he does a really good job, and he’s right next door to the campground. He does air conditioners too. His website is http://www.fixyourfridge.com. If you have a need here, call Leon for an appointment and to make sure he has enough time to get what you need.

    Stuarts Service in Elkhart is an authorized HWH repair facility. The website is http://www.rvleveling.com. You really need to call ahead here for an appointment as it seems they have limited hours. The phone number is on the website.

    Ramco Mirrors is close by in Elkhart, and bird mirrors have been rebuilt here.

    Mr. Wrench Service and Repair 260-768-4216 is a Powertech Service Center


    There are also lots of other RV related manufacturers around the Elkhart area and this is only a half hour away. Lambright’s for furniture is a popular spot, and Bradd and Hall is also nearby. 

    Check the display ad section of your FMCA magazine for information.


    Looking forward to seeing you there !!!



    __________________
    David Styf




    • 2 Jul 2019
    • 8 Jul 2019
    • Hood River County Fairgrounds

    Hood River Rally in July


    Kathie and I are going to try again!  The consensus is to expand from July 2nd thru the 8th. 


    There will be more about it later but the dates are solid. 


    1) $20.00 a night with 30 and 50 amp. Hookups. Great water at every site. Dumpsite on the grounds.
    Kathie and I collect the $ for the time you are there. That way you don't have to pay in advance. HOWEVER, please let us know if you are coming or if you can't make it. That way we know how much food to cook and what size van or bus we will need for a tour .

    Here are some of the websites for the fairgrounds and area attractions. 

    www.hoodriverfair.org
    www.waaamuseum.org
    https://fullsailbrewing.com
    www.doublemountainbrewery.com



    John and Kathie Alley
    Hood River, Oregon

    porschenein59@gorge.net


    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • Boothbay, Maine

    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally 

    Boothbay, Maine


    Shore Hills Campground & RV Park
    553 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay ME 04537
    207-633 4782

    http://www.shorehills.com/index.html


    We have sites 134 to 148 and sites 114 to 127 reserved  for the rally 

    see  http://www.shorehills.com/map.html


     A $50 non-refundable deposit due prior to April 1st 2019 or they will not guarantee you a site for the rally week. You need to print off the registration sheet from their web-site (http://www.shorehills.com/reservationform.html) and list length of bus, list Vintage Birds & call for pet information if applicable. They don’t allow any aggressive breeds. 

    No credit cards. You must sent check along with registration form.


    More details to follow


    Rally Hosts

    Steve & Liliana Pappas          Shane & Kelly Fedeli 

    spappas@freight.abf.com                     shane@vintagebirds.com


    Rally Fee Refund Policy for a

    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally

    Whenever possible, the Chapter will attempt to refund any uncommitted rally fee due to a member’s cancellation.

    Chapter policy for a Vintage Birds Chapter Rally is to spend all rally fees for the specific rally and normally subsidize the member’s rally fees with Chapter funds to enhance rally activities.

    Therefore, in the case of a cancellation after the rally fee due date, most likely all of the member’s rally fee will have been committed as well as Chapter funds.

    Refund policies for all other rallies, Non Vintage Birds Chapter Rallies, are determined and communicated by the Rally Host.


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    • 2 Oct 2019
    • 6 Oct 2019
    • Red River, New Mexico


    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally

    Red River, New Mexico

    October 2-6,2019

    Road Runner RV Resort


    1371 E Main St.

    Red River, NM 87558

    575-754-2286

    http://www.roadrunnerrv.info/


    Arrive at Road Runner campgrounds in Red River, NM on Wednesday October 2, 2019.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday will have planned activities to be determined and finalized at later date, but most likely Thursday night will be open with Friday and Saturday nights being either a catered or pot luck dinner for one night each. 




    It is Octoberfest weekend in Red River during our rally with days being open for attending whatever events are happening. It is my intention to plan on some sort of morning coffee/breakfasts on Thursday-Sunday morning, day of departure. 




    Keeping in mind that the Albuquerque Balloon Fest will be October 5-13, 2019. It is a must see for anyone who has never seen 500, or more, very colorful hot air balloons ascend virtually simultaneously . It is the ideal time, if you have never been in a balloon, to make advance plans to take an early morning ride.  I urge everyone to make very early plans for the Albuquerque as space for hookups is extremely limited. They will not work with a group for reserving spaces, so everyone is on their own after departing Red River.  

    Reservations open for the 2019 Albuquerque Balloon Fest on October 23, 2018.  

    See: https://balloonfiesta.com/guest-guide/rv-information for additional 2019 information.

    Also, Santa Fe Skies RV Park has been suggested as an alternative RV park to stay at for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fest.

    See: www.santafeskiesrvpark.com for additional information.

    Stops from Red River to Albuquerque should include at least a day in Taos (50 miles) and a day in Santa Fe (50 more miles) . It is an additional 50 miles to Albuquerque and Balloon Fiesta Park. See https://redriver.org/things-to-do/day-trips for more information.

    There will be ample time during the rally for off road 4 wheel Jeep trips or Jeep rentals, hiking, biking, trout fishing in the river or several lakes around the area, on your own.

    However, everyone should keep in mind the altitude is 8,500 feet and nights are usually at or near freezing during that time of year.

    More firm details to follow in Spring, 2019 .

    Mike & Kathy 

    Rally Host: Mike Sparkman

    e-mail: mikesparkman@aol.com

    Red River Rally, New Mexico


    Rally Fee Refund Policy for a

    Vintage Birds Chapter Rally

    Whenever possible, the Chapter will attempt to refund any uncommitted rally fee due to a member’s cancellation.

    Chapter policy for a Vintage Birds Chapter Rally is to spend all rally fees for the specific rally and normally subsidize the member’s rally fees with Chapter funds to enhance rally activities.

    Therefore, in the case of a cancellation after the rally fee due date, most likely all of the member’s rally fee will have been committed as well as Chapter funds.

    Refund policies for all other rallies, Non Vintage Birds Chapter Rallies, are determined and communicated by the Rally Host.










    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 300 E Albany St, Oswego, NY


    Vintage Birds &

    Pen-NY Mixers Rally


    2020 Oswego Harborfest

    July 23-27, 2020

    at Oswego Speedway



    Rally Fee includes-

    • 4 or 5 nights full hookup camping (Thu thru Mon )

    • Wednesday July 22 optional early arrival with fish dinner. Live music sponsored by The Toy Lot/ Howie Newman

    • Continental breakfast Thursday through Monday-Sunday full breakfast sponsored by Burdick's RV

    • Social hour including frozen drinks, beer, wine, soft drinks, information and door prizes on Thursday July 23 at 4:30 pm. bring a hardy snack to share

    • Trolley passes included ($6 value) trolley comes to our lot

    • Farewell pizza dinner and ice cream Sunday July 26 evening sponsored by Camping World


    Harborfest highlights -

    • Fort Ontario, Maritime Museum, and other attractions

    • Named one of the top one hundred events for group travel by the American Bus Association

    • Rated top 10 in USA fireworks show

    • Juried arts and crafts

    • Music and entertainment on three main stages plus other locations though town

    • 30+ bands classic rock, country, blues and jazz

    • Midway and street vendors

    • Optional Friday fishing charter call Jim Miller ASAP to reserve



    www.oswegoharborfest.com

    Early arrivals are Wednesday after 12:00 PM.

    Jim & Sherry Miller 607-898-4701

    Tom & Sharon Roule 585-346-6567

    Butch & Marty Charpentier  315-415-7223

    Harold Wollaber 716-662-4118

    hwollaber@aol.com


    Rich & Charlotte Burrell 607-745-4861

    Rburrell@twcny.rr.com


    Roy Bennett & Annie Welton 585-519-3341

     slopoke5625@gmail.com

     









    Please note we have changed location to the front lot at Oswego Speedway
    Harborfest 2020 Rally Itinerary


    Wednesday, July 22 

    Early admission after 12:00 PM ($35.00 extra)

    Fish dinner @ 5:00PM. Bring your own tableware and beverage.

    Live Music

    Thursday, July 23 

    8:00 AM to 9 AM- Coffee and Delicacies 

    4:00PM Social hour/ heavy hors d’oeuvres to pass (bring a favorite) Daiquiris, rum punch, beer, wine, soda, meatballs and sausage provided. Door prizes and rally info

    7:00 PM Harborfest begins.

    Friday, July 24

    8:00 to 9:00 AM -Coffee and Delicacies

    Day on your own

    Saturday, July 25

    8:00 to 9:00 AM- Coffee and Delicacies

    Craft session- TBA

    Day on your own (Fireworks tonight)

    Sunday, July 26

    8:00 to 9:00 AM-Breakfast Buffet eggs, pancakes and sausage.

    Day on your own

    6:30 Pizza and Ice Cream Social

    Monday, July 27 

    8:00 to 9:00 AM-Coffee and Delicacies and

    FAREWELL! We hope you had a wonderful

    time. Must depart by noon or pay the racetrack to stay.

    • PLEASE, bring your own coffee cup in the morning.

    • Groups that want to park together must arrive together no exceptions.

    Directions: Enter Oswego on Rt. 481 turn right on E Bridge Street turn right on City Line Rd at the light for Lowes turn right on E Albany St

    GPS address 300 E Albany St Oswego NY

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    OSWEGO HARBORFEST RALLY

    July 22-27, 2020

    Names: _________________________________ 

    FMCA Number_________


    Phone: ____________

    email: _______________

    Chapter Name____________


    Costs: Rally Fee 4 nights/5 days camping $140.00 (2 people)

    with full 30/50 amp power, water and sewer $125.00 (1 person)


    Subtotal ___________

    Number of additional people: ____ X $15.00 = ___________

    Wednesday arrival day: Single $30.00 

    Couple $ 35.00= ___________

    Amount enclosed ___________

    RSVP by 7/10/2020 and make checks payable to: Jim Miller

    590 Stevens Road

    Freeville, NY 13068








Past events

9 Nov 2018 Highlights of White Tanks Rally
9 Nov 2018 White Tanks Rally
17 Oct 2018 Highlights of WOG Pine Mountain rally Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018 WOG Pine Mountain rally Oct 2018
9 Oct 2018 Highlights of Family of Friends Annual Meeting Rally
9 Oct 2018 Family of Friends Annual Meeting Rally
1 Oct 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
1 Oct 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
23 Sep 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Cape Cod, Massachusetts
23 Sep 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Cape Cod, Massachusetts
6 Sep 2018 End of Summer Rally at Ludington, Michigan
30 Jul 2018 Highlights of 2ND ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
30 Jul 2018 2ND ANNUAL EVERGREEN RALLY
15 Jul 2018 Highlights of Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Detroit, Michigan
15 Jul 2018 Vintage Birds Chapter Rally Detroit, Michigan
5 Jul 2018 Highlights of Hood River Rally
5 Jul 2018 Hood River Rally
6 Jun 2018 2018 Shipshewana Not So Mini Rally
26 May 2018 7th Annual AZ Hot Birds Kaibab Lake Rally
29 Apr 2018 Highlights of Rally in Maggie Valley
29 Apr 2018 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in Maggie Valley
18 Apr 2018 Highlights of Birds at the Beach
18 Apr 2018 Birds at the Beach
12 Apr 2018 Highlights of 2018 April Bluebonnet Rally
12 Apr 2018 2018 April Bluebonnet Rally
6 Apr 2018 Highlights from AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8
6 Apr 2018 AZ Hot Birds Burro Creek, AZ Hike - Apr 6-8
21 Feb 2018 Highlights of Florida Flywheeler's 2018
21 Feb 2018 Florida Flywheeler's 2018
12 Feb 2018 Highlights of Lake Havasu Fireworks
12 Feb 2018 Lake Havasu Fireworks
4 Feb 2018 HighLights of Love Birds on the River !!
4 Feb 2018 Love Birds on the River !!
28 Jan 2018 Highlights of The Birds of a Feather From One Extreme to the Other Rally #2
28 Jan 2018 The Birds of a Feather From One Extreme to the Other Rally #2
20 Jan 2018 Highlights of Birds of a Feather 2018 Annual Q Rally
20 Jan 2018 Birds of a Feather (BoF) Annual Q Rally
23 Oct 2017 Highlights of Vintage Birds “Return to the Valley”
23 Oct 2017 Vintage Birds “Return to the Valley”
26 Jul 2017 Vintage Birds & Pen-NY Mixer Rally Oswego Harborfest
30 Apr 2017 Cross Creek RV Maggie Valley, NC Rally in the Valley
23 Oct 2016 Highlights of Vintage Birds Emerald Coast Rally
23 Oct 2016 Vintage Birds Emerald Coast Rally
25 Jul 2016 Highlights from Vintage Birds Oshkosh & UP Michigan 2016
24 Jul 2016 Vintage Birds-Bluebird Chapter “Fly-In” to Oshkosh, WI & the U-P
27 May 2016 Highlights of WATERLOO REMEMBERS RALLY
27 May 2016 WATERLOO REMEMBERS RALLY
11 May 2016 Highlights of Fungus Fest
11 May 2016 Morel Mushroom Fest in Muscoda WI
4 Aug 2013 Highlights from Door County, WI Rally
4 Aug 2013 Door County Rally 2013

All information is believed to be correct, however, all questions concerning rally information presented on this web site should be addressed to the Rally Host.

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