Last Updated: July 13th, 2014

Thursday
July 24, 2014

Rolling in...
Meet & Greet

Noon-4:30


Registration / Check-In: 
Sorry, no admittance before 12:00 - we will be setting up and preparing to welcome & park everybody all afternoon.

4:30-6:00


Sidewalk Cafe'
& Micro-Brew Swap - Bring your favorite snacks to share at the tent.  For the microbrew swap, bring a couple bottles of your favorite microbrew from your home town to taste, share & swap...who knows, you may go home with a new favorite!   BYOC...Bring Your Own Chair.

6:00

Chili Dump Supper - This explosive opening event has become a Rocky Mountain Rally tradition. Everyone dumps their favorite chili recipe into the community cauldron, and we stir and serve the results. Bring a "chili-bowl portion" for each member of your family and we'll heat it all up together for a real treat.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another & reacquaint ourselves with old friends...gets things tootin'.

7:30-???

Tunes in the Tent
- with the local rally talent.  Bring your instrument of choice or your tapping toe to join in and enjoy the jam session.

0'dark:30

Get acquainted or reacquainted with your neighbors - After geting settled in, come toast some marshmallows and watch the smoke rise from the campfire...

Friday
July 252014

Exploring  & Sharing

7:00-9:00

Coffee Hour at the Tent.
9:00-4:30
Free time! 
Check out some of the offerings below...or take a hike in the surrounding mountains or a stroll through Gunnison & Crested Butte.  

9:00-10:00
“Picking up the Ukelele” - Whether it’s your first time picking up a tune or you’ve been at it awhile…join Tommy Green on the Uke.  You just might learn something while bringing out you inner Hawaiian spirit!

9:00-10:00

Fly Fishing Seminar - Part 1: Classroom-style learn the basics with Jim Cooper as your guide

9:00- 11:30

Plein Air Paint Out:  Bring your sketch book or your paints and join Clare to have fun painting the landscape in beautiful Colorado. All levels and skills welcome, the goal is to enjoy the scenery and have fun.

10:00-11:30

Pendleton Blanket Seminar - Snuggle up for an informative presentation by our own Fred Coldwell on the history of Pendleton's National Park Blankets, 1916 to 2014.  Fred will bring a few vintage NP blankets to display for your inspection.  They're a perfect yet practical accessory for any Airstream.

12:30-???

Fly Fishing Seminar - Part 2: Off-site practice with Jim Cooper as your guide

3:30-4:30
Chill Out!
-How to keep your trailer's fridge "chillin'" and in tip-top running condition.  Tim Kendziorski will share what he's learned thru troubleshooting.

4:30-5:30


Sidewalk Cafe' - Bring your favorite snack to share and meet Ms. Donnarita and her fabulous machine.  BYOC...Bring Your Own Chair.

5:30-6:00
Rally Pictures...on the way to Dinner, don't forget to get your picture taken for the Aluminum Allumni page in the Rally Report!

6:00-7:30


Spaghetti Western Dinner
- Put on your finest cowboy outfit or your purrrdiest cowgirl dress and follow the dinner bell to a Spaghetti Western catered dinner treat.

7:30
Battle of the Bands
- Hatbands that is!  Decorate your cowboy/cowgirl (or ???) hat with a hat band worthy of walking away a winner!  Prizes will be awarded for the best hat band - stay tuned for more details!

7:30-9:00
“Airstream Cowboy Haiku Poetry” Contest -
What would you get if “Mr. Cowboy Poetry” met “Ms. Haiku Poetry” at an Airstream Rally? Get your creative juices flowing and find out…come share your best verses of 17 syllable renditions of “Airstream Cowboy Haiku Poetry” at the tent.  Prizes will be awarded ~


0'dark:30


Tunes in the Tent - with the local rally talent.  Bring your instrument of choice or your tapping toe to join in and enjoy the jam session.

Saturday
July 262014

Show
& Tell

7:30-9:00

Pancake Breakfast at the Tent.

9:00-11:00

"Getting Started with your Restoration..." - This time is set aside for informal restoration related discussions and "Q &A with Luke the Maintenance Guy" and for those you who have "been there, done that" to share with those who are "newbies" to the restoration experience. The topics of discussion will be determined by those in attendance.  Topics of past rallies have included: Ferrying & Retrevial, Running Gear, Floor & Frame Repair, Electrifying Electrical, Plumbing - It All Flows Down Hill, Riveting & Sheet Metal 101, Wax On -Wax Off...this is for those of you who just can't get enough Resto-talk.

9:00-10:00

"You Can Tow It!" - Join Patti Reed for some reall reactical Tips & Tricks fo Ladies towing their 'Streams alone.  

11:00-2:00
Open House
- Vintage Trailer Open House for the public & guests - let them see how we 'live' in our trailers, so put on your best face and arrange the table pretty. This is a voluntary event but lots of fun. 

5:00-6:30


Sidewalk Cafe' - Bring your favorite snack to share and meet Ms. Donnarita and her fabulous machine.  BYOC...Bring Your Own Chair.

5:00 - 6:30

Arts & Crafts Showing:
Come share your creativity & view what the artsy folks have been up to!  Bring your photography, arts & crafts or fresh Plein Air paintings to show.

6:30-8:00

Potluck Dinner - Bring your own meat to the community grill and a dish to share.

8:00 -
0'dark:30

Movie Night - Settle in with your blanket and bag of popcorn for some good 'ol fun with a triple+ feature!

First, "Travels with Wally" - Carlos Leach will share a DVD & stories of his grandparent’s travels on the 1953 Mexico Caravan with Wally – see the man in action behind his legendary Blue Beret and bullhorn.

Second, "Vintage Airstream Experience" - Sheridan Prince will share a DVD & stories of the trials, tribulations and ultimate success with the restoration of his 1965 Caravel

Third, "The Cowboys" - Starring John Wayne, filmed in Colorado, a leather tough rancher who, deserted by his regular help, hires 11 greenhorn schoolboys for a cattle drive across 400 treacherous miles. 

Lastly, it's up to you...if the night owls are up for it, bring some classic movies to choose from that we'll play 'til the wee hours of the night!

Sunday
July 27, 2014

Let's Play!

7:00-9:00

Coffee Hour - at the Tent.

8:30-11:00


Swap Meet & Flea Market 
- Lay out on your horse trading blanket all that surplus vintage trailer and camping gear you've been meaning to get rid of for cash, or swap it for other people's surplus trailer and camping gear that they want to get rid of.  

11:00-4:30

Free Time!

4:30-6:00

Sidewalk Cafe' - Bring your favorite snacks to share at the tent. BYOC
6:00-8:00
Potluck Dinner
- Bring your own meat to the community grill and a dish to share....or help finish off the leftovers!

8:00-
0'dark:30


Tunes in the Tent
- with the local rally talent.  Bring your instrument of choice or your tapping toe to join in and enjoy the jam session.


Hang out around the Campfire...
sharing those scary restoration stories

Monday
July 282014

On the Road again!

Coffee Hour, then... 'parting is such sweet sorrow'

Please plan on vacating the grounds by noon...

* The Planning Committee is still working on some of the details for  rally activities...
so all this is subject to change a bit ~ but stay tuned, updates will be posted as they come in.
It's a real aluminum effort by some real shiny souls!

Don't worry about printing out the schedule - you will get the latest & greatest copy
(along with additional details!) in your rally bag upon check-in.

Dogs on leash are welcome at the rally, however not in the tent or buildings and must be
cleaned up after by their owners.

Kids are welcome, but there are no specific activities are planned at this time...there is a playground
for the little buck-a-roos near our parking site.


If someone would like to volunteer for helping with children's activities and there will be enough children
signed up to warrant a couple of group activities - make a note on your registration form
that you'd like to help in this area - we'd love volunteers help with the kids!

There is so much to do in Gunnison and the Central Colorado area...here are some links to get you started thinking about how you'd like to spend your free time:

Gunnison County Visitors Guide

2 days in Gunnison & Crested Butte



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