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Old 11-10-2010, 06:51 PM   #191
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #192
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OK we have 6 who will be next?

Hello Everyone. UPDATE
This Rally is open to anyone who is on the Forest River Forum.

This will be a gathering of folks who have Forest River rigs. The purpose of this rally is to meet others with similar rigs and we are planning some short fellowship meetings during the day as well as a pot luck dinner. If you are able to plan this far ahead please consider joining us.
Branson Mo. Is a really great family destination with many shows and other attractions.
The weather is great in early May.

America’s Best Campground Branson Missouri
Sunday May 1, 2011, Check-in noon, 3 nights leaving Wednesday May 4, 2011
499 Buena Vista Rd, Branson, MO 65616 Phone: 800.671.4399
Daily Group price is $27.50 per day with sites 30ft wide x up to 70 ft long depending on your rig.
This is for a full hookup electric, water and sewer. They have free wifi.
So far we have 10 rigs going and 8 to 10 on the maybe list. Pets welcome.
The group price is good if you call before the end of the year and may go up in 2011

Group price per day is $27.50 (Reg $35)
Check out the campgrounds website at http://www.abc-branson.com/
Here is the Branson MO official downtown website http://www.branson.com/

You need to make reservations only with
Michelle Ward (Group Coordinator) America’s Best Campground at 1-800-671-4399
Tell her you are part of the Forest River Owners Group (FROG)


Arrival date Sunday May 1, 2011, noon check-in
3 nights (if you want to come earlier or stay later that is up to you)
Leaving Wednesday May 4, 2011


After you make your reservations please send me a PM with your full name, address, phone number as well as your direct email address so I can compile a list of who is going. I will not publish this list but will use it for us only.

I thank you all for your patience and hope this is the start of a great adventure.

If you have any questions please PM me.
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So far we have the following registered.

Iggy - John & Di from Surprise AZ
3 Happy Campers - Dave & Judy from Perkasie PA
52Dodgeman - Richard & Candice from Liberty Hill TX
Itsthetwoofus- George & Peggy from Grand Ledge MI
GeorgieGirl - Ron & Carolyn from Coweta OK
lbrjet - Larry & Janice from Noblesville IN

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:33 PM   #193
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Hi John, I'm going to Branson this weekend to look at the campground & see which sites Michelle Ward will be grouping for the rally. And I'll check out the club house & best way(easiest) off Hwy. 65 from Springfield, MO. to get there. As far as things to do, there's too much to mention. And I'm not talking about just shows either. The Branson Landing, old Downtown Branson(right beside the Landing), Ride The Ducks, Show Boat Branson Belle, Silver Dollar City, Outlet Malls, Branson Scenic Railways, Shepard Of The Hills,Titanic Museum, White Water, etc., list goes on and on. So there is so much to do & see. Branson is located right beside Table Rock Lake, and below the dam is great trout fishing(especially fly fishing) in whats called Lake Taneycomo, which flows by the Branson Landing. By the dam is a big trout hatchery, loaded with huge trout, and literally thousands of smaller trout for lake stocking. Table Rock Lake is nationally known for its great bass fishing, and there are plenty of boat rental places. Good places to eat...well at the Branson Landing, there's Famous Daves BBQ, Shorty Smalls, Joes Crab Shack, and a floating restaurant, White River Fish House in front of a Bass Pro Shop store. I know I'm leaving several out, but I'll think of them later. Other places along the Hwy. 76 strip that are good include Montana Mikes steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Applebys, and others. Just a note, I haven't seen Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede, but from what I've heard it has a great show, and has great food also. I've not heard any negatives yet on it, or any other shows on the strip for that matter. Showboat Branson Belle has a dinner(awesome food) & show while cruising the lake. Sorry for all the rambling, just write me any questions on what you'd like to do or see & I'll do my best to answer them. If you have never visited Missouri, the trip from Springfield to Branson has been voted by residents living in Missouri the most scenic highway in the state, year after year.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:45 PM   #194
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John and John, the best of the best..One site finder and one tour guide.. I think this is going to be fun.
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Hi John, I'm going to Branson this weekend to look at the campground & see which sites Michelle Ward will be grouping for the rally. And I'll check out the club house & best way(easiest) off Hwy. 65 from Springfield, MO. to get there. As far as things to do, there's too much to mention. And I'm not talking about just shows either. The Branson Landing, old Downtown Branson(right beside the Landing), Ride The Ducks, Show Boat Branson Belle, Silver Dollar City, Outlet Malls, Branson Scenic Railways, Shepard Of The Hills,Titanic Museum, White Water, etc., list goes on and on. So there is so much to do & see. Branson is located right beside Table Rock Lake, and below the dam is great trout fishing(especially fly fishing) in whats called Lake Taneycomo, which flows by the Branson Landing. By the dam is a big trout hatchery, loaded with huge trout, and literally thousands of smaller trout for lake stocking. Table Rock Lake is nationally known for its great bass fishing, and there are plenty of boat rental places. Good places to eat...well at the Branson Landing, there's Famous Daves BBQ, Shorty Smalls, Joes Crab Shack, and a floating restaurant, White River Fish House in front of a Bass Pro Shop store. I know I'm leaving several out, but I'll think of them later. Other places along the Hwy. 76 strip that are good include Montana Mikes steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Applebys, and others. Just a note, I haven't seen Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede, but from what I've heard it has a great show, and has great food also. I've not heard any negatives yet on it, or any other shows on the strip for that matter. Showboat Branson Belle has a dinner(awesome food) & show while cruising the lake. Sorry for all the rambling, just write me any questions on what you'd like to do or see & I'll do my best to answer them. If you have never visited Missouri, the trip from Springfield to Branson has been voted by residents living in Missouri the most scenic highway in the state, year after year.

WOW! Thank you very much. Looking forward to your report. I'm sure it will be helpful to everyone.

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #196
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Here's a link to more ABC reviews.RV Park Reviews :: Branson, Missouri ( MO ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:55 PM   #197
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Thank you for the information. Seems that all were reasonable reviews. I also look at the dates as only one was in 2010 and the rest earlier.
I have a picture of the Trailer Life Directory about ABC in Branson. Looks like some good numbers but you can't satisfy 100% of the customers.


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Old 11-12-2010, 11:22 AM   #198
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Todays list of who is going and who is waiting.

So far we have the following registered.

Iggy - John & Di from Surprise AZ
3 Happy Campers - Dave & Judy from Perkasie PA
52Dodgeman - Richard & Candice from Liberty Hill TX
Itsthetwoofus- George & Peggy from Grand Ledge MI
GeorgieGirl - Ron & Carolyn from Coweta OK
lbrjet - Larry & Janice from Noblesville IN


This is the Maybe List
Pondlady
Willie
Nailit
Sarajayne32
Tentcamper1
Grhodes50
Ilovecamping
bailer6334
Danielflading
TheSasks
Daisy Boykin
Bobfidy
Grandpaofthree
mg0427
timfrazee
kappel15
YouRoo
BigRed
TenCamp1
Hipshot
Kbrown1075


If you want to be removed from the maybe list please let me know.


America’s Best Campground Branson Missouri
Sunday May 1, 2011, Check-in noon, 3 nights leaving Wednesday May 4, 2011

499 Buena Vista Rd, Branson, MO 65616 Phone: 800.671.4399
Daily Group price is $27.50 per day with sites 30ft wide x up to 70 ft long depending on your rig.
This is for a full hookup electric, water and sewer. They have free wifi.
Pets welcome.
The group price is good if you call before the end of the year and may go up in 2011 if booked after Dec 1, 2010.

Group price per day is $27.50 (Reg $35)
Check out the campgrounds website at http://www.abc-branson.com/
Here is the Branson MO official downtown website http://www.branson.com/

You need to make reservations only with
Michelle Ward (Group Coordinator) America’s Best Campground at 1-800-671-4399
Tell her you are part of the Forest River Owners Group (FROG)


Arrival date Sunday May 1, 2011, noon check-in
3 nights (if you want to come earlier or stay later that is up to you)
Leaving Wednesday May 4, 2011


After you make your reservations please send me a PM with your full name, address, phone number as well as your direct email address so I can compile a list of who is going. I will not publish this list but will use it for us only.

If you have any questions please PM me.


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Greetings John,
Just got back from ABC after checking on things. Michelle Ward only works Monday thru Friday 8-5, so I didn't catch her. I told the staff I was kind of scouting things out with a few questions. The gentleman informed me that when making reservations, Michelle needs to know what size rig you have and she will group together those in the rally as best as she can. For the most part, ABC does have average camp spots ranging from 30' to 70' with gravel driveways and concrete pads under the picnic tables. There are grill stands at each site, but no fire rings or ground fires allowed due to fire danger. Each site does has W/S/& E, sewer gaskets/elbows are required. If you do not have one, it may be purchased at their store. Cable channels are as follows: 3-CBS, 4-Lifetime movies, 5-Comedy Central, 6-TBS, 7-Oxygen, 8-USA, 9-CNBC, 10-FX, 11-Game Show Network, 12-Lifetime Network, 13-SciFi, 14-Vacation Channel, 15-RFD TV, 16-The Weather Channel, 17-Fox News, 18-Fox Movies, 19-Family Channel, 20-Animal Planet, 21-Entertainment News, 22-ABC, 23-AMC, 24-KWBN, 25-NBC, 26-KSFX, 27-Spike TV, 28-TNT, 29-History Channel, 30-ESPNU, 31-Travel Channel, 32-Golf Channel, 33-MSNBC, 34-TV Land, 35-Discovery Channel, 36-CMT, 37-History Channel. My wife & I seen some sites alittle closer together than we like. They seem to be located on the smaller sites though. I am guessing some bigger rigs also had to settle for the smaller sites to camp, due to the huge amount of Veterans visiting Branson during this week, with activities lasting through this weekend. They have a nice office/gift shop with a few camping necessities. Trash will be picked up on the side of the road in front of your rig every morning by 9:00 a.m. They do not want trash placed outside at night due to friendly night animals that can make a mess. Quiet hours 10p-7a. The staff said Michelle does catering for rallies & tries to have pancake breakfasts 2 Sundays a month. There is a building called Celebrity Station, which I'm told if enough people show up from the rally we can use as a meeting/catering place. The campground is easy to get to from Hwy. 65. My wife & I visited almost every private campground in & around Branson today, with the exception of the Table Rock State Park & C.O.E. campgrounds which we have stayed many times at each. I can tell you from what the staff members have informed me that Branson is a huge rally destination throughout the spring & summer, with nearly their entire campground being booked solid for a week or more for each rally. Crazy time starts in June(I'm told), so the 1st week in May seems to be pretty open right now. Hope this helps everyone new to Branson or ABC.
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Great report John and thanks.
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