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Old 02-19-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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"Christmas and a Half," Frankenmuth, MI June 23-25







Christmas and a Half

Frankenmuth, MI
June 23-26, 2016

Remember how, as a kid, you looked forward to being your age "and a half"?

We'll be celebrating being halfway to Christmas by visiting this charming Bavarian community and relaxing with the sights and sounds of the season. You’ll want to spend some time at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland to get in the Christmas spirit.

Come join us in Frankenmuth as we share a weekend of good fun, good food, and good friends. Enjoy many of the free or nearly free activities in Frankenmuth, including wine and chocolate tastings; pretzel rolling; museums; the Castle Shops; water parks and mini golf for the young and the young at heart; and so much more!

Only 50 sites are available, so sign up early to get in on the fun!

Your "Christmas and a Half" celebration includes:
•3 nights of full hookups camping at Pine Ridge RV Campground in Birch Run, just a few minutes from Frankenmuth
•Donuts, coffee and juice two mornings
•Private FROG cruise on board the Frankenmuth “Bavarian Belle”
•Sumptuous Buffet Dinner at Zehnder’s Restaurant
All of this fun is only $225 for two adults in an RV, or $175 for one. Additional persons age 12+ are $55, age 4-11 are $30, under age 4 are free.

To register, go to www.forestriverfrog.com/rally/#halfway and download the registration form.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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We'll be there!
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:09 PM   #3
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Been there several times. Really a neat place. I bought a real nice clock at one of the local clock shops. Both of the daughters live close to the area. To bad it is in June and we usally go there in Aug with the camper. Later RJD
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
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Looks like a lot of fun, too bad we won't be able to make it.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:42 PM   #5
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John, I got your registration and two others by e-mail today.
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I sent mine by e-mail today, hope it worked, I wish I had been able to do the form online though instead of printing it filling it in and taking a picture and e-mailing that. We were at this place in winter years ago and got buried with snowmaking forward to seeing it in the summer.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:15 PM   #7
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I sent mine by e-mail today, hope it worked, I wish I had been able to do the form online though instead of printing it filling it in and taking a picture and e-mailing that. We were at this place in winter years ago and got buried with snowmaking forward to seeing it in the summer.
Don, yours is one of the three that I received today.
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Old 02-22-2016, 01:31 PM   #8
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Hi Bob


F.R.O.G. should have a rally this year in Wisconsin --- Wisconsin Dells, Green Bay, Door county just a few ideas


I don't have the time to organize one but I sure bet if a Wisconsin planned rally came out officially from your FROG office like you did for Michigan, it would be a success. Just sayin.....
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I sent mine by e-mail today, hope it worked, I wish I had been able to do the form online though instead of printing it filling it in and taking a picture and e-mailing that. We were at this place in winter years ago and got buried with snowmaking forward to seeing it in the summer.
How do you like your surveyor 264? Did you have any sky light leaks? We love ours but took 4 trips to the dealer to fix ours. Before the last trip to the dealer I took all the inside covers off the fan and the skylight and found they had no support in that area, the dealer fixed it after that.
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How do you like your surveyor 264? Did you have any sky light leaks? We love ours but took 4 trips to the dealer to fix ours. Before the last trip to the dealer I took all the inside covers off the fan and the skylight and found they had no support in that area, the dealer fixed it after that.
It has been good, we did not have any problems with the skylight until after it was recalled, the one that they put on cracked after a few months, I then had it replaced while at the Goshen rally and it has been good ever since.
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We have camped there a number of times as its not too far to go for a weekend away for us. You can't beat the Zenders dinner. Last year we camped here a few weeks before the tornado so we are hoping they didn't loose too many nice trees.

We would like to go as we have never made it to a frog rally. I will try to get the registration done up some time this week
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Last year we camped here a few weeks before the tornado so we are hoping they didn't loose too many nice trees.
We have been there several times since the tornado. I honestly can't see where any tress are missing. The place looks the same to me. Wish we could attend, Pine Ridge is only about an hour from our house and we go there often for a weekend camp.

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Bob do you know if Pine Ridge has any type of shuttle to town ???
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My DW and I are thinking of attending this event as our first FROG rally. Do you know what days the buffet and boat cruise will be? I stayed at the campground a week after the tornado last year and it wasn't too bad for damage.
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Bob do you know if Pine Ridge has any type of shuttle to town ???
We stay there quite a bit and I have never seen a shuttle to town.

Pine Ridge is an older campground. There is no pool, camp store, etc. The playground has a swing set, slide, and a basketball hoop. And like most campgrounds, some sites can be a little tight, others can be a good size. Campfire wood is delivered to your site.

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We stay there quite a bit and I have never seen a shuttle to town.

Pine Ridge is an older campground. There is no pool, camp store, etc. The playground has a swing set, slide, and a basketball hoop. And like most campgrounds, some sites can be a little tight, others can be a good size. Campfire wood is delivered to your site.

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Thanks for the info John !!!
I did see they have pay showers,,, @ $37 a night I would think they could thro in a shower or 2 !!! But some day we do want to check them out !!!
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Love Frankenmuth! Wish we could make but have other camping plans with family.
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Bob do you know if Pine Ridge has any type of shuttle to town ???
I'm not aware of one, but can check. Often at these events we find people carpooling to some of the sites around town.

We looked into a park right in town, but several reviews and people with whom I spoke mentioned the sites being awfully tight and close together.
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I'm not aware of one, but can check. Often at these events we find people carpooling to some of the sites around town.

We looked into a park right in town, but several reviews and people with whom I spoke mentioned the sites being awfully tight and close together.

If you're referring to the Jellystone, then yep, the standard sites can be tight. But they're still usable. Been able to get our 29QBSS (~34' in total length) into them without too much trouble. And pre-planning with the map can give a lot of options too. (Ex. Requested site 255 last time so I had a laneway to line up with.)

And while it's technically within the town's limits, we still carpool into the downtown. It's about a mile away, but that's too much to ask of the kids to walk and then have them walking the shops on top of that.

Wish I could go to this rally, but we're already booked into there in May and it would take some convincing to get the missus to go back to the same location two months in a row.



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Sent my registration in today!! The sites are not the tightest I've been in (Mackinac Mill Creek Campground sites facing the Mackinac Bridge), or the most spacious, but almost all are pull through. I've never seen a shuttle to Frankenmuth.

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