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Old 08-23-2016, 08:14 AM   #51
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The only thing I have ever complained about with Goshen is the same complaint this year as in year's past and that's the food.

Crammed in the dining hall and you can't even hear yourself chew let alone talk to anyone besides who is on the left or right of you is horrid. The low roar that accompanies meals is just unpleasant.

Moving past that, the food itself fell way short this year. Some of the best meals I had all week were ones spent in camp with friends when we fired up our grills and crockpots and made our own food. We're campers, we know how to feed ourselves some great food while out on the road.

Would love to see a "no meals option" for the future of Goshen. Let some of us bow out from cold food, overcooked food, no food, or just bland tasteless leftovers mixed into eggs the next morning.

I know the logistics behind of the meals are staggering to say the least. I've attended 4 years and at this point would just like to see other options available.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:20 AM   #52
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Goshen Evaluation

I brought almost $100.00 worth of pork to be smokedin my gmg, I was prepared to not eat regardless of food quality or quantity.



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Old 08-23-2016, 08:21 AM   #53
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My full evaluation of the rally. Once again Bob and Cindy did an amazing job organizing the rally. Kudos to the parking team and especially Capt Mike for getting almost 800 rigs parked in various locations throughout the fairgrounds. Kudos to the taxi drivers and FROG office, and registration volunteers for doing a great job. Overall evaluation of the volunteers is a 10+.

FOREST RIVER SERVICE TECHS: I have to give them a 10. Things didn’t go perfectly but in the end I think everyone went home very happy with their service. Even during the periods of rain during the day the techs were out fixing rigs.

VENDORS: Again I have to give a 10 for the mix of vendors at the rally.

FOOD: This was the only blemish in an otherwise outstanding rally. The caterer really let Bob and Cindy down. One morning the scrambled eggs had turkey, pork, and green beans in it. Suspiciously those items were on the buffet the night before. I give food a rating of 4.

ENTERTAINMENT: Again I give this category a 10. Disclaimer; I was still parking rigs when the accordion player was performing on stage on Sunday night so I can’t say one way or the other how good he was. The live music during dinner on Monday was a nice touch. The Bulldogs and the Members Only bands were really good IMO. The weather actually cooperated for these two concerts.

WEATHER: Mother Nature gave everyone’s rig an extreme water leak test on Monday night by dumping over 4.5 inches of rain on us. From what I heard, there were very few rigs that had water leaks. If you are going to have a water leak, this was the rally to find out about it. Because it had been so dry in the Goshen area the water pretty much just ran off the ground so it didn’t turn the fairgrounds into a soggy mess…except for the racetrack. The owners of Cedar Creek products had to deal with crossing the muddy track. Weather gets a score of 7.

FACTORY TOURS: Free transportation was provided to the factories of brands that were able to take tours. I give this a score of 10 also.

SEMINARS: An excellent variety of seminars was available and not all the seminars were about selling products. There was a lot of great information available. I give this a rating of 10.

OPTIONAL TOURS: Bob and Cindy always offer some great optional tours. Joyce and I have done the Brown Bag tour in the past and this year did the Quirky Collection tour. The tours are always worth the cost. I give this category a score of 10.
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:22 AM   #54
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I have briefly mentioned the food........but not complained. I will offer two comments. One is that our family has certain dietary restrictions that others do not. We are not able to eat "just any meal". That's nobody's issue except ours. As for me, I can eat most anything......it's just food, and it's temporary! LOL But at times we have to avoid things.

As for my only real complaint?? NO ICE!! SMALL CUPS! I'm a whale, I drink a lot. LOL We wanted water, not lemonade. (So we're weird). But the water was on table and folks drank it fast, and it ran out. When we asked for more, they said "No more water, you have to drink lemonade". ???? So next meal we brought bottled water, and that worked. But a COLD drink with ice woulda been nice.

I know how I'd do the food, but I wasn't asked............so they can do whatever they want. It's a minor issue to me, although I have several food suggestions.......that I'll keep to myself.......everything else is great, so I'll not worry about food. I like my own cookin' anyway.

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Ponderosa Steak House on 33 has a Senior Night on Wed, a 50 item all you can eat type buffet for $7.49.......so it can be done!!!
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There were many things I hated about the Goshen Rally this year. I hated that I couldn't get there any earlier than I did, I saw this as missed time with friends. I hated that there were only 24 hrs in the day and at least a couple of those were spent sleeping and not spending time with said friends. I hated that, when I went to bed, my sides were hurting from all the laughter we shared each evening. I hated that I still managed to pack on a few pounds from our meals. I also hated that some of our friends couldn't make Goshen this year, but most of all I hated saying goodbye to some of the best friends I've ever had the pleasure of meeting!

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There were many things I hated about the Goshen Rally this year. I hated that I couldn't get there any earlier than I did, I saw this as missed time with friends. I hated that there were only 24 hrs in the day and at least a couple of those were spent sleeping and not spending time with said friends. I hated that, when I went to bed, my sides were hurting from all the laughter we shared each evening. I hated that I still managed to pack on a few pounds from our meals. I also hated that some of our friends couldn't make Goshen this year, but most of all I hated saying goodbye to some of the best friends I've ever had the pleasure of meeting!

Keep your chin up, hopefully next year will be better!!👍😂😂
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Keep your chin up, hopefully next year will be better!!👍😂😂
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I truly feel sorry for you that one mediocre meal could ruin an entire week for you, considering all the other things available to see and do.

Tell you what... Next year, I'll buy you dinner at the Essenhouse. Maybe one enjoyable meal will let you have a good week.

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Whats to see and do in Pouring Rain, this was our first year, we knew where nothing was at and no one told us where to go. except to shipsewanna. finally found that and the RisinRoll place, just a Tourist trap to me. and ice 2 min from fair grounds, it took longer than that to get out of the Mud field called a race track infield. we will probably go back next year now that we know what to expect but after all of the accolades i had read the FROG was a big disappointment over all to me. Yes the parking team did a great job, Bob and Cindy are to be commended for the job they did with an almost impossible job. The caterer had to know they had contracted to feed almost 2000 folks. from what we heard the meal deal got worse after the sunday nite we went.
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If you were in the race track you could see thee ppst beer and wine tasting on turn four of the track!


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