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Old 04-18-2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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Who Isn't Going To The Goshen Rally ?

The talk of the forum is getting a golden ticket to the Goshen Rally....Congratulations to all that are going My wife and I were considering going up until about a month ago but we decided that due to my lack of vacation days (Unfortunately I still have to work) we would would pass on it.

The distance is 650 Miles one way from our home so that wasn't a huge factor in our decision we decided that we were going to plan a longer solo trip this year in lieu of trying to attend the Goshen rally.

My feelings are somewhat mixed since I never attended a FROG Rally although we are going to go to the FROG rally at Mayberry in July to see what it is like and possibly attend the one in Florida in October.

Just curious to know if I was the only one on the fence about attending for whatever reasons and decided not to ? Or if FROG Rallies aren't everyone's cup of tea ?

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Old 04-18-2018, 01:10 PM   #2
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I've wanted to go for the past 3 years, but my schedule and budget just didn't line up each year. This year is the same.

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Old 04-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #3
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See you in Mayberry!

If you want to chat about Goshen, I will be happy to find your campfire! (or find us on spot 21)
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:23 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
I've wanted to go for the past 3 years, but my schedule and budget just didn't line up each year. This year is the same.
Same for me. It just hasn't lined up.

Besides, I don't have any HUGE issues (knock on wood) that would require factory repairing. Since it would simply be a get to know everyone/have fun trip, (not that that's bad at all) and since so many seem to be between a rock and a hard place on getting quality repair work done, I'll leave the slot open to those who really need serious help.

I'd like to see a National rally where NO repair work got done.
Then, those of us who would like to meet everyone, could do so and not feel we are taking a spot of someone in real need of service work.

just my 2... YMMV.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:23 PM   #5
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I have tried to go for 3 years, it seems like its always something. Daughters softball one year, big trip out west last year, already burned up vacation time this year.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:25 PM   #6
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Since it's a 4500 mile roundtrip for us, I doubt if we'll ever attend one.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:26 PM   #7
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I talked it over with my wife, we decided not to attend this year, but at the last minute I signed up, but I will be by myself. As far as rallies go I have been to Goshen 4 times, the reason was never for the service, just to see old friends once a year and I like to help out where I can. The best part is you get to put a face to the people your talking to on the forum. I went to the first Mayberry Rally, Ali does a great job I hope you enjoy it, I would have gone, but you can't make them all. Have a good time. Hope to meet you oneday.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:19 PM   #8
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Every year I consider it, but it is always at the same time as our annual beach week. Beach is closer, much more of a tradition and cheaper. So beach always wins out. I am going to the frog rally at chenango valley in NY.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:19 PM   #9
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We went last year. I sort of like the smaller rallies myself. You get more chance of actually meeting people and not being 1 of 1600 people.

There are plenty of smaller ones out there, that may be closer to you and cost less.

If you still have to work and have limited vacation days the smaller ones may be a better choice because they are weekend ones or just a week.

Go on the FROG events thread and look at all the rallies around this year some are filled already.

I know some of us that organize local rallies keep them small for logistical reasons.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:29 PM   #10
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I have enjoyed time at FR Goshen Rallies in the past. The smaller one in Nashville was also a hoot! We even started up a Frog Rally in Kingston Ontario and as we purchased a Heartland backed away and passed it on to KenTerry to run. We attended our first Goshen Heartland Rally last June. Much smaller at 225 units easier to get to know everyone with chapter meals and get togethers during the larger rally. They also fix anything with no age restrictions but are pretty tight on what exactly is done.

It is not everyones cup of tea so to say. We enjoy our time away in the forest camping more of our vacation time than a Rally. To each there own.

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