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Title: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on March 06, 2011, 05:24:12 PM
CAMPGROUND CLOSED - RALLY MOVED!
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Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04 - 06
Steeped in natural and historical features, the 696-acre Pine Grove Furnace State Park is in a beautiful mountain setting in southern Cumberland County. Surrounded by Michaux State Forest, Pine Grove Furnace features two lakes, 25-acre Laurel Lake and 1.7-acre Fuller Lake, a historic area and the Appalachian Trail.  Family Fun for everyone!
Where: Pine Grove Furnace State Park - Gardners, PA
CG Details: Click Here (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/pinegrovefurnace.aspx) for campground and park information: Pine Grove SP (http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/pinegrovefurnace.aspx)
When: November 04-06, 2011
Who: Everyone is invited... and bring a friend.
Reservations: http://www.pa.reserveworld.com (http://www.pa.reserveworld.com) or call 888-727-2757
Area: Horseshoe Loop
Coordinator: JoeCamper and Marc S

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Time to Get Ready to Close the Camping Season.
Hiking  - Biking  - Picnicking  - Swimming  - Boating  - Fishing  - Hunting  - Wildlife Watching  - Cross-country Skiing  - Snowmobiling  - Ice Sports  - Youth Hostel  - Organized Group Tenting  - Cabin  - Camping

   Site Number             Member            People                   Potluck                        Other Items               .
Site 07twstdpear2 Adults 2 Kidsstuffing and a pie
Site 13thingette1's parents2 Adults 0 Kids??
Site 57Marc S2 Adults 1 Kid
Site 59JoeCamper2 Adults 2 KidsDeep Fried Turkey40 cup coffee pot, power strips,
extension cord, lights, fryer
Site 62CampingPhil2 Adults 0 KidsBoneless Lamb RoastCircus Tent, 2-6'ft tables
Site 63thingette1's sister2 Adults 1 KidsSomething green - brocolli
Site 64mtn_bikers 2 Adults 0 Kids5 lbs Mashed Potatoes
Site 65thingette1 2 Adults 1 KidsRoasted Taters
Site 66booked
Site 67booked
Site 68booked
Site 70Guitarman2 Adults 0 KidsDutch Oven Ham
Site 73Chacon872 Adults 0 Kids2 Pumpkin Pies
Visitingmknott57
VisitingJim & Howie Hess2 Adults 0 KidsGreen Salad
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: BiXLL on March 06, 2011, 06:13:21 PM
talk about early!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Guitarman on March 06, 2011, 06:17:26 PM
Booked site 70
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: BiXLL on March 06, 2011, 06:19:29 PM
LOL, I was trying to book 70 as that is where we stayed last year, I couldn't figure out why I could not get it!  We now have #69
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Lone Lock on March 06, 2011, 07:13:53 PM
Hmmmmm, My birthday is November 1st.  Maybe I can talk DW into making this my birthday present  :rock:  Too far out for me to book or even start talking to Lori about. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on March 08, 2011, 01:13:48 AM
We had a great time last year. Beautiful place. Great food but oh my the calories.  I have to do some switching with my schedule at work, but should be able to attend. Thanks Joe again  for the early arranging.  It always helps me out.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on March 28, 2011, 12:11:58 AM
Just found out that we may be heading to western PA for my nephew's wedding that weekend. Excited for my nephew :dance: but sad :'( that we may miss this great rally.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mdbaird76 on March 28, 2011, 01:18:01 AM
Me and my son had a blast at this rally last year and will more than likely be attending again this year. The DD has cheer leading that time of year, so DW will more than likely be busy taking her to a competition.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on April 10, 2011, 09:21:10 AM
We just booked site 64, looking forward to another great Thanksgiving Rally.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on May 03, 2011, 08:38:57 PM
We will be there! Just need to wait on pay day to make reservation.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on June 29, 2011, 09:10:03 PM
We are on 65.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on June 30, 2011, 09:17:40 AM
Phil and Pete (and possibily Kevin)are on Site 62.

According to the reservation site, all the sites in the block are taken...
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mdbaird76 on June 30, 2011, 01:31:03 PM
Are the sites reserved? I cannot book them online. I was looking at site 66 or 63.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on June 30, 2011, 06:00:45 PM
My sister reserved 63 last night.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on June 30, 2011, 07:10:15 PM
Some of the state parks make it diffcult to search their site for availability so I searched for this weekend with a 15 ft trailer just to see what's available.  Sites 1 thru 54 and sites 56 thru 59 are also available.  You will need to do a little reading to pick the right site for you.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: jetrail on August 02, 2011, 11:01:51 PM
its 2 hrs and about 10 minutes away so we are going to try to make this trip i will most likely make my reservations in the next week or so  hopefully
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on August 03, 2011, 01:09:15 PM
I'm not sure what happened with our reservation but I just booked site 59.  If anyone booked sites 66, 67 or 68, please post so we can update the list?

We will be deep frying a turkey and maybe smoking a ham for the potluck dinner, normally everyone else brings Thanksgiving type sides (stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, deserts, green bean/veg, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, soup, salad, applesauce, etc)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Marc S. on September 06, 2011, 09:51:01 PM
The Stine family just booked 57.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: twstdpear on September 19, 2011, 10:44:36 AM
I just made our reservations: Fri/Sat night in Site #44.  In retrospect, I probably should have gone with #7 to be closer to everyone, but it's not worth the $10 to change it.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mommy2jx3 on September 25, 2011, 10:31:25 PM
Ugh!  I really wish we could make this one.  It sounds like so much fun.  However, I have my 25yr high school reunion that weekend.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on September 29, 2011, 11:05:23 AM
Looks like our friends Tony and Dave with their brand new 2012 Coachmen Clipper will be joining the group.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on October 02, 2011, 08:56:24 PM
Booked Site 73. Looking forward to it.  ;D
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 03, 2011, 03:01:54 PM
Tenative Thanksgiving Dinner (Saturday Evening 6pm):
Deep Fried Turkey, Dutch Oven Baked Ham  and Rack of Lamb.

Everyone else can provide common Thankgiving sides or try something new.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: BiXLL on October 09, 2011, 08:04:35 AM
Well, I hate to say it, but site 69 is now available as Bev and I can not make it again!  (this is 2 rallys in a row!)  Her daughter is getting married on the 29th of this month, and we were just informed that we are watching their 2 cats and dog while they go on their honeymoon.  This will be the first Thanksgiving rally we will not make, but we will be thinking of all of you and hope you have a great time.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 09, 2011, 06:11:09 PM
Bill, Sorry you and Bev won't be able to make it.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on October 10, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
Will be bring 2 Pumpkin Pies. Anything else, just let us know.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on October 11, 2011, 11:01:05 PM
2 adults, 1 child. Roasted taters. Do we need tables, etc as well?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on October 11, 2011, 11:25:47 PM
Bill-sorry you guys aren't going to make it this year, we'll miss you.

JoeCamper - put us down for 5lbs of homemade mashed potatoes. I may bring a hot veggie as well.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on October 12, 2011, 12:13:42 PM
Dawn, can you make a doggie bag of your mashed potatoes for me?  We aren't attending the rally. You make the best mashed potatoes Yummmmm!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette 1s sister on October 13, 2011, 09:28:12 PM
2 adults 1 kid(10 yr old boy), I think something green- salad or broccoli-not sure yet. And something chocolate. Not in the same dish. We will only arive Sat after lunch.  When is Thanksgiving meal?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette 1s sister on October 14, 2011, 06:34:15 PM
Thingette 1 and I have invited our parents to join in the fun.  They have booked site 13.  They'll be the happily retired senior citizens in the big motor home. They've asked when potluck will be so they can be sure to bring something yummy. (Mom's a great cook and you'll not be disappointed.)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 14, 2011, 09:47:12 PM
All our group potluck dinners are normally at 6pm except this one.  We will have it at 5pm mostly because of how early it gets dark.  We will have a group campfire during and after.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on October 16, 2011, 05:50:44 AM
Joe: Thanks! Repacking from last weekend. Will be ready to go. What else is needed (tables, electric strips, serving stuff, etc?)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: twstdpear on October 16, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
I decided to go ahead and swap our reservation to site #7.

Marcy says we'll bring stuffing and a pie (I'm angling for coconut custard, but it'll likely be german chocolate or similar).
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on October 18, 2011, 06:49:08 AM
Dawn, can you make a doggie bag of your mashed potatoes for me?  We aren't attending the rally. You make the best mashed potatoes Yummmmm!

Thanks Paula  ;D

If you guys are doing your Allentown RV show rally in January again, then I'll bring them to that...
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on October 18, 2011, 12:18:44 PM
We will be doing the January Allentown RV show and dinner. Dawn's mashed potatoes are already on the menu.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 18, 2011, 09:06:51 PM
Ok, time to get the rally rolling.
We can use tables, table clothes and firewood if anyone can bring it?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: busdriverwc75 on October 19, 2011, 12:38:51 PM
Aw, sorry to miss this one. The turkey is the best! We'll be in Reading watching my son perform in their fall theater production. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 19, 2011, 02:34:06 PM
We have played games at a few rallies and we will be having one at this rally also.  Not sure what yet but if anyone has any ideas, send me a PM.  We have played at two rallies this year; name the sitcom cartoon character and show.  The other was what's the 80s tune and band with only 8 seconds.

Suzanne,  Sorry to hear you can't make it.  The fall theater production sounds like a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on October 19, 2011, 07:34:17 PM
So, how many tables? I will check at work. They will be 8 ft long. Have to see if they fit in the van...

What's the average cost of firewood? how much do we typically use in one night? I passed a place the other day that had firewood for sale, $25 for a round firewood holder full (the kind of holder that is 4-5 ft in diameter and would sit on a porch, etc.)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette 1s sister on October 20, 2011, 09:07:19 AM
Have one 8 foot folding table with table cloth and an extra table cloth. Have kindling approx 1" diameter stuff cut and dried.  Maybe a 2 foot diam bundle, will bring.  And a couple pieces of larger stuff, will bring it too.  Not enough to go all night, but enough to get it started up.  (Will try to send firewood with thingette 1 so you have it for Friday.) Dad will have a ladder golf set for day light use.  We have washer toss and bean bag toss if anyone is interested in that(let me know so I pack it.  Otherwise it'll stay home)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on October 20, 2011, 07:48:45 PM
We can bring a couple of square folding tables if necessary. We were at Cordorus State Park and they sold firewood at the entrance to the campgrounds. Wasn't sure if firewood is sold close to this place. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: DavesWay on October 20, 2011, 09:05:05 PM
Sorry we won't make this rally, we went a few years ago at Caladonia when we were living in Maryland.  Great time, great people
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 20, 2011, 09:18:41 PM
We can probably use about 6 or 7 tables for food.  :chef: Even more table clothes for picnic tables.

We have one of our members to play the guitar around the campfire Saturday night.  :guitar: I just haven't asked him yet.  ;D

We will have a fire Friday evening for a Meet & Greet if you are able to arrive on time.

We will have a game on Saturday afternoon if interested (more details later), dinner around 5pm and a group campfire from around noon into the evening.  I can look into getting a small load of wood delivered if sites want to pitch in $5 each?  Let me know.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on October 20, 2011, 09:38:07 PM
I can look into getting a small load of wood delivered if sites want to pitch in $5 each?  Let me know.

We have enough to do to make this all happen and the best CC events have a fire that aims to make the ring glow red. Order wood - I will chip way more than $5 in just to not have to load and unload it.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JEH412 on October 21, 2011, 06:57:55 AM
... We were at Cordorus State Park and they sold firewood at the entrance to the campgrounds. Wasn't sure if firewood is sold close to this place. Thoughts?

Not much is available close to this park. We've been there at times when the host was selling firewood, but the last time (beginning of Oct.) there was no host, so no firewood to be had from the park (or the Friends group).

John

Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 21, 2011, 04:04:22 PM
FYI - Appalachian Trail Museum is location in Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
The Museum is open every weekend from noon to 4:00 PM.
Admission: Free, donations are welcome.
http://www.atmuseum.org/intro.htm (http://www.atmuseum.org/intro.htm)

Also, if there is interest, we met a guys at the campground last year that does Pine Grove Iron Works talks or tours at the park?  If a few are interested, I will try to set it up.

Get a Little History!   :camperkid:
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette 1s sister on October 21, 2011, 09:18:48 PM
$5 is good, happy to give more.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Christine on October 22, 2011, 04:09:20 PM
DD husband and I just bought flannel lined jeans. I guess he  didn't want to hear me say "I''m cold".

Joe you know we will give you whatever money you need for the firewood.

We are interested in the Pine Grove Iron Works tour.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on October 22, 2011, 06:39:03 PM
I'm with Phil on the pitching in for firewood delivery. Count us in. I'll talk to the DH and DD about the other items.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Joy on October 24, 2011, 09:27:41 AM
Can't wait for this rally.  Looking forward to hanging out with all of you great people.  Especially hanging out with my bud Christine - can't wait to see the new flannel lined jeans - we'll have a great time!!  Perhaps Phil can suggest a nice warm cocktail by the fire - warm apple cider with ??????????
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on October 24, 2011, 09:32:06 AM
Perhaps Phil can suggest a nice warm cocktail by the fire - warm apple cider with ??????????

No pressure there - gets hard to top the Chocolate/Orange Martini's of the last trip. Maybe an idea from this weekend's Halloween cocktail party will inspire me.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Joy on October 24, 2011, 12:10:39 PM
Some of the best cocktails were produced in the weee hours of a halloween party - hmmmm should be interesting.  Whatever we come up with I'll be happy to provide.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on October 25, 2011, 07:09:09 AM
...warm apple cider with ??????????
...Goldschlager
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Joy on October 25, 2011, 01:56:18 PM
Nice one Dawn - thanks.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 25, 2011, 03:09:02 PM
We have a 1/2 cord of wood scheduled for delivery on Friday so we will have a group campfire Friday night.  The cost is $75, much cheaper than buys $5 bags of 6 logs
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on October 25, 2011, 06:16:26 PM
Good to know. We'll be more than happy to contribute for the wood. We took a drive to Pine Grove Furnace on Saturday and didn't see anything being sold. No Camp Host at the site either.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on October 25, 2011, 06:36:53 PM
Joe do we have a communal site for the fire and circus tent?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on October 26, 2011, 11:27:13 AM
Joy, a holiday spiced wine that is meant to be served warm is always nice.  ;)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 26, 2011, 12:08:29 PM
We do have a site and would love to use the circus tent.  I'm not sure which site I'm going to use for the communal until I get there Friday morning.  It will be the one with the Canvas Campers banner, campfire and big pile of wood.  ;)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Christine on October 26, 2011, 04:13:26 PM
 Thanks Joy I'm looking forward to seeing you too! Dawn I hope you will be joining us on one of our walks. I sure hope I don't need to wear my winter jacket.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on October 26, 2011, 04:50:27 PM
I'll miss seeing all of you and eating all of the great food  :'( Enjoy!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: kejhead on October 29, 2011, 07:24:16 PM
wow just happened onto this post on Craigs List.  Is this where the rallies are listed now?  Hadn't seen any recent interest in the Thanksgiving rally on the PUP.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 30, 2011, 12:24:35 PM
I had started and organized rallies over the years on several sites before starting this site as something different.  We do plan rallies in the Mid Atlantic area each month from March - November and will be planning them throughout the US and Canada as we grow. Welcome to the site!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 30, 2011, 05:08:05 PM
Weather is looking good for next weekend.  It's going to be a great time and there is still a few sites available.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 31, 2011, 03:13:43 PM
I just received an email from the PA State Park, which many of you will also be receiving.

Quote
The past weekends' heavy snowfall has caused severe tree damage, loss of power, and water/sewer line issues that require state parks to close the campground for the remainder of the 2011 camping season.  The campground will reopen on March 30, 2012.  In addition, the call center staff will also be attempting to contact you to give a heads up on the closure of the campground.

We are discussing our options for this rally and will update this thread shorty so please don't cancel your reservation at this time.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on October 31, 2011, 09:48:17 PM
Update:  This is Pine Grove SP Campground's last weekend before closing for the season and they will not have electric and water issues fixed before this weekend.  The campground will be closed and everyone who has a reservation will receive a full refund without penalty.

The weather this coming weekend looks great for fall camping (high 50s, low 40s) and we are going to move the rally to a private campground.  I'm confirming the block of sites, rates and hopefully a pavilion for our group dinner.  Final details posted tomorrow.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on November 01, 2011, 10:36:25 AM
The CanvasCampers Thanksgiving Rally is MOVING!     :o

This weekend rally is going to be relocation to Western Village RV in Carlisle, PA
Pine Grove Furnace SP is closed due to storm damage.
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Group Sites: 127 - 143
Cost: $33 per night (electric and water)
FYI - sites 151 - 165 are across the street and include sewer at $34 per night.  They are not in a wooded area.
Reservations: (717) 243-1179 and let them know you are with the CanvasCampers Group

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Site 133          twstpear2 Adts 2 Chd
Site 133a          Marc S2 adts 1 ChdStuffing and Sweet Potatoes
Site 134          Guitarman2 AdtsPeach Cobbler?
Site 135          CampingPhil2 AdtsBoneless Lamb Roast
Site 136          Chacon872 Adts2 Pumpkin Pies
Site 137          RACERX2 Adts
Site 138          mtn_bikers2 AdtsMashed Potatoes
Site 139          JoeCamper           2 Adts 2 Chd          Deep Fried Turkey and Gravy 
Site 140         
Visiting Saturday          Jim & Howie Hess2 AdtsGreen Salad
Visiting Friday    mknott57

There is a shower/bathroom local (across the road).
We will be gathering at Pavilion 3 near site 127 for our group dinner on Saturday at 5pm.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on November 01, 2011, 02:01:41 PM
We are sorry to say we won't be going this weekend. We've had a lot of storm damage at home (thankfully no damage to the house or vehicles). We are going to use the time I have taken off from work to clean up the yard and take down the smaller trees that need it. The larger trees will be taken down by a tree company. Any suggestions on that would be appreciated.

Hope those that go have a great time  :)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on November 01, 2011, 05:01:48 PM
Phil and Pete are in 135.

Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Guitarman on November 01, 2011, 08:45:04 PM
We booked today. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE.
Should be at the campground around 4:30.

Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on November 01, 2011, 08:54:30 PM
We're booked at this campground site as well. Not sure which site as of yet. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on November 01, 2011, 09:15:01 PM
Just got electric and internet back on a few hours ago and saw the message. I'll call tomorrow and get a reservation.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on November 01, 2011, 10:29:56 PM
Looks like we will have about 20 people attending so please don't make food for 50.
I've updated the thread a few posts back, final site nmbers will be given at the time of arrival.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on November 02, 2011, 08:17:55 AM
Joe - in addition to the mashed potatoes, we'll do the green bean casarole.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on November 02, 2011, 10:08:43 AM
Dawn, can you make the mashed potatoes for 50 and send me a doggie bag please? I'll miss spending this weekend with all of you, but I'll miss Dawn's mashed potatoes the most. :chef:
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Joy on November 02, 2011, 10:41:16 AM
Glad most everyone is still coming.  Should be a great weekend.  I am bringing cole slaw (mom's recipe super yummy) rolls and prolly a dessert for the kids (brownies or cookies)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: RACERX on November 02, 2011, 11:19:59 AM
Just booked site 137 for the rally. cant wait to see everyone. probably wont be attending dinner sat evening going on a ghost tour in gburg but wont miss the fire.  weather is supposed to be great should be a awesome rally.  O0
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on November 02, 2011, 12:07:52 PM
just booked site 138, we should be arriving around 3 pm on Friday.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on November 02, 2011, 12:34:22 PM
I'm hoping that we will be able to visit with the early arrival campers on Friday.  We are driving to Pittsburgh on Friday and pickup the Turnpike in Carlise. I've been whispering sweet nothings into DH, BadSeed's ear to make a slight detour in our trip plans. Hoppppping to get to stop to see any early arrivals. Dawn, BadSeed loves your mashed potatoes too. Maybe you could make a batch for Friday. :D
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on November 02, 2011, 01:32:33 PM
Had to call in but the reservation is confirmed. I'm assuming the pavilion has the tables needed for the dinner?
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on November 03, 2011, 07:25:53 AM
...Maybe you could make a batch for Friday. :D

Nope, sorry  :) - creamed tomato bisque soup is on the menu for Friday
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on November 03, 2011, 11:00:02 AM
I love tomato soup. I'll just have to wait until January for the mashed potatoes.  :)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on November 03, 2011, 07:02:52 PM
Here is the final list for the campground and everyones site numbers.

I finally made my reservation - Thanks Bonnie for all your help!  Jim is bringing firewood, he lives in Carlisle.

FYI - the bathhouse across from us is open and have hot water but NO heat.

Site 133          twstpear2 Adts 2 Chd
Site 133a          Marc S2 adts 1 Chdpineappple stuffing
Site 134          Guitarman2 AdtsPeach Cobbler?
Site 135          CampingPhil2 AdtsBoneless Lamb Roast
Site 136          Chacon872 Adts2 Pumpkin Pies
Site 137          RACERX2 Adts
Site 138          mtn_bikers2 AdtsMashed Potatoes and green beans
Site 139          JoeCamper           2 Adts 3 Chd          Deep Fried Turkey, Gravy and sweet potatoes
Site 140         
Visiting Saturday          Jim & Howie Hess2 AdtsGreen Salad
Visiting Friday    mknott572 Adts
Title: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: twstdpear on November 03, 2011, 07:43:12 PM
I was just getting on to say we had #133, but it looks like you beat me to it, Joe.

See you all tomorrow around dinner time.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: thingette1 on November 04, 2011, 03:57:21 PM
So very jealous of those that can go. Looks like great weather. On the flip side, I should be able to get all the outside work from storm damage done today and tomorrow and have the utility trailer loaded to make a run to the incinerator (the yard waste dump site is connected to it). I have to work Monday and Tuesday, so this is the weekend to get it all finished. Should be interesting to see how many pounds of limbs and weeds I end up with (have to weigh in and out and pay per the 1/4 ton).

(Maybe I'll do camp driveway. It's still camping, right?)

Have a very awesome weekend!!  :D  See you in April..
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on November 06, 2011, 09:05:30 PM
We are home safe, great time... cold mornings but beautiful days, t-shirt/ sweatshirt weather.
Dinner was excellent with turkey, lamb roast, stuffing, mash and sweet potatoes, beans, a lot of tasty pies, apple cobbler and much more.  Sounds like everyone enjoys the Carlisle War Museum.  Thanks everyone for the help to make it a great weekend and another success.


If anyone lost eyebrows or other hair from the fire... my bad!  :lmao:
I don't have pictures or video of the big fire but others will hopefully post them.

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Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: mtn_bikers on November 07, 2011, 06:53:08 AM
Joe - you did it again, another great rally. It was nice seeing everyone, including Mick & Liz and Rusty & Paula & Zack who all stopped by for a visit on Friday.  We were talking on the way home about what great friends we've made through camping, in large because of the successful rallies that you've put together.

Thanks for teaching "my Joe" how to winterize the camper, you saved me the time and $$ of taking it to the local dealer  :)
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CampingPhil on November 07, 2011, 01:09:45 PM
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Joy on November 07, 2011, 01:19:11 PM
What a great time we had this past weekend.  Thank you honey for organizing yet another wonderful camping weekend.  Thank you everyone for wonderful food, cocktails and most importantly great company.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: saintpaula on November 07, 2011, 01:49:35 PM
We had a wonderful trip to Pittsburgh this past weekend. Our trip detour on Friday night to visit all of you campers made the weekend even more special.  Dawn, thanks for the picture of your mashed potatoes.  I licked the phone(Just kidding).
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: CoyoteCamper on November 07, 2011, 02:03:57 PM
Had a great time. Joe did another great trip (even with the last minute change of location). And SSOOOO much good food!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: twstdpear on November 07, 2011, 05:11:17 PM
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"Hold my beer and watch this!"

Another shot of the Mayor's fire-building abilities:
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It was a great way to close out the year.  Thanks to everyone for making it a great time!
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Chacon87 on November 07, 2011, 06:40:58 PM
Had a great time over the weekend and meeting everyone who was there. Looking forward to another trip next year.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: Christine on November 07, 2011, 08:32:55 PM
We had a great time at this rally. It was nice to see those friends who stopped by to visit on Friday night. Looking forward to many more  rallies in the new year.
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: RACERX on November 11, 2011, 12:55:37 PM
Always the late poster of things. Had a great time last weekend. It was good to see friends and enjoy some quality time with them. Food was awesome, Pete awesome lamb mmmm  mmmm. looking forward to seeing everyone in march at french creek. sayla had a great time too.  have a cozy winter fellow campers see you in the spring. 
Title: Re: Thanksgiving Rally - Pine Grove State Park, PA - Nov 04-06
Post by: JoeCamper on November 27, 2011, 01:42:48 PM
The weather a week before the rally didn't cooperate and we moved to a different campground last minute. Western Village RV Park were excited to have us and very accommodating.   :) Thanks!

Here are pictures on their facebook page of our Thanksgiving Weekend.
http://www.facebook.com/WesternVillageRVPark?sk=wall#!/media/set/?set=a.10150478321222110.418375.251908362109&type=1 (http://www.facebook.com/WesternVillageRVPark?sk=wall#!/media/set/?set=a.10150478321222110.418375.251908362109&type=1)