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Bluebird Family of Friends

News Letter Update 6/4/2019

Greetings to all and hoping this finds everyone well and preparing for summer travels. Our summer rally will kick off on 6/16/ - 6/21 in Durango Colorado, Alpen Rose Campground. On 6/21/ - 6/26 the rally will travel to Williams Arizona, Grand Canyon Railway RV. Then on 6/26 – 7/2 we will travel to Virgin Utah, Zion River RV Resort. The details with contact information are posted on our Bluebird Family of Friends Facebook page & in our previous newsletter, or you can contact Karen James or myself.

Our fall rally is scheduled for 10/22 – 10/27 in Marion N.C. at Tom Johnson Camping Center/Camping World Campground. Check in & Check out time is 11:00 AM. Breakfast is served in the Cafeteria at $4.00 per person. Lunch is served at an average cost of $6.00 per person. Countryside BBQ, The same group that catered our rally in Sevierville Tenn. last fall, will serve our evening meals in the cafeteria. This will be at a total cost of

&50.00 per person. This includes 4 nights, Wednesday through Saturday of catered meals with cold cuts, chips and a drink on Tuesday evening.

We have some activities planned through the week. However we have also scheduled plenty of free time for everyone to see the area at his or her leisure.

Tuesday 10/22- Check in and fellowship. Wednesday 10/23 Free day.

Thursday 10/24 Trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a no host lunch at the Little Switzerland Chalet. Views of the surrounding area are breath taking. Upon leaving the Chalet we will travel to Linville Caverns, a local attraction located approximately 20 miles from the campground. The cost for this is $8.00 per person.

Friday 10/25 Free day.

Saturday 10/26 Trip to the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Tryon N.C. There is shopping, restaurants and horse competition. There is no entry fee for this. Schedule may be rearranged due to weather. We are attempting to schedule a very

talented local artist to perform some 60’s era music, as well as a few gospel tunes.

We currently have 13 reservations made. I would encourage everyone to please make your reservations ASAP. The campground mgr. has held 50 spots for us. While another rally is being held in the campground, our reservations should be made to allow the campground to maximize their rentals.

We do have members with health issues and as such send out a hardy get well wish to each of them.

We also look forward to seeing each of you and wish safe and happy travels to all.

Regards Larry Miller President

Belated happy Easter to all.
I hope this finds everyone well and making plans for spring, summer & fall travels.
Just a quick update on our fall rally at Tom Johnson's Camping Center ( Camping World ), in Marion N.C. On October 22nd through the 27th.
Check in is on Tuesday and check out on Sunday.
I will confirm check in and check out times in a future newsletter.
There is a full service cafeteria located on site, serving Breakfast at an average cost of around $5.00 and lunch, ( a meat and 2 vegetables with drink ), for an average of about $6.50. 
Evening or dinner mills will be catered by the same group that catered our meals in Sevierville last fall.
I am currently getting those cost, but do not have them to date. I will get that cost out to you soon.
We will also provide a schedule of events that we have planned during that week. Our plans are for doing some things that are not really cost related, so the only out of pocket cost would be for catered meals and whatever you choose to spend.Again that cost will be provided in our next update.
I encourage all to make your reservations ASAP. This is prime leaf season in Western N C, so I'm sure there will be a high demand for camping spaces.
The park is a full service park with 
Full Hook Ups
Concrete pads with patios
Pet Friendly 
Security Gate
Bath House
50 Amp Electrical Service
A covered facility to accommodate 2000 people 
A Full Service Cafeteria servicing Breakfast & Lunch
The phone number to make your reservations is
800-225-7802 and press (1).

Please be safe in your travels this year. Make sure and check air pressure in your tires as well as checking for wear. The bugs are out quiet early this year and seem to be in good supply. Be prepared to do plenty of windshield cleaning.
One last thing, we have several that has had illness 
Or mishaps personally or with family members. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers.

Larry Miller
Blue Bird Family of Friends
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