Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- October 16-18, 2009
SwampFox
Posted 7/10/2009 12:34 AM (#45138)
Subject: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- October 16-18, 2009



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See the edited post below and the attachment re: preliminary detials for this year's Caddo Lake rally.Unfortunately, the formatting failed me, so please email me at rleeryder@bellsouth.net for a better copy. Thanks, Lee




Edited by SwampFox 10/20/2009 7:15 AM




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SwampFox
Posted 8/7/2009 9:26 PM (#45598 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: RE: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- The Schedule



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An Uncertain Schedule:
Friday:
12:00 – 6:00 Lake Tours, Self-Guided Tours & Conversation
6:00 Evening Grill & Fire – $10 – Hosted by the Summer Grove Lions Club

Saturday:
7:30 Coffee & Conversation
9:00 Morning Group Ride/Domino Run**-Caddo Lake Natl Wildlife Refuge
11:00 Lunch – Own Your Own – Suggested Drive to Historic Jefferson

3:30 Sidecar Games – Hosted by J. R. & Avanell
4:45 Group Photo
5:00 Sidecar Show – Jointly with the Backroads Bunch Street-Rods-we hope
6:00 Awards and Door Prizes
6:30 Evening Dinner – at the Shady Glade Café – Cost $TBD

**Domino Run & 50/50 Drawing – ½ of proceeds to benefit the Summer Grove Lions Club & The Louisiana Lions Camp for Handicapped Children: www.lionscamp.org

Edited by SwampFox 9/24/2009 10:42 PM
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SwampFox
Posted 8/7/2009 9:29 PM (#45599 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: RE: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- Lodging Info



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Please make your own camping/lodging arrangements – Lodging info:

Shady Glade Resort has a few motel rooms and cabins, plus a little space for tent campers with a small bath facility: David or Sarah at www.shadygladeresort.com - 903-789-3295

Local sidecar enthusiasts, Billy & Dottie Carter, have several cabins along Caddo Lake plus rustic fishing cabins at Johnson’s Ranch within ½+ mile: www.spatterdock.com - 903-789-3268

Jay & Patti Webb have 2 cabins within ½ mile: www.caddolakecabins.com - 903-789-2063

Joann Hodges has several cabins within ½ mile: www.hodgepodgecottages.com - 903-789-3901

Crips’s Camp has 12+ rustic fishing cabins within 1 mile: www.cripscamp.com - 903-789-3233

And this small motel is within 1 mile: www.uncertaininn.com - 903-789-3292

Other area lodging info can be found here: www.caddolake.info/lodging.htm

Edited by SwampFox 8/28/2009 7:09 AM
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SwampFox
Posted 9/9/2009 10:39 PM (#46177 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: RE: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- October 16-18, 2009



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UPDATES: As of Monday September 7th, the Shady Glade had 4 rooms/cabins available for October 16th & 17th, and David said he will hold the rooms/cabins for us sidecarists until October 3rd, when he will open the remaining rooms to the general pubilc.

Also, Bill sold his houseboat to a fella that is moving it up-river to Lake O' Pines, so I'll need to find a new stop for our Saturday morning fun run.
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SwampFox
Posted 9/24/2009 10:41 PM (#46506 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: RE: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- Friday Ladies Lunch



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Please add to the schedule a Ladies Lunch for Friday, Oct. 16th about noon -- for all lady drivers and/or passengers. Final plans are pending, but it is planned.

Also, the Saturday evening meal will again be at the Shady Glade Cafe.

Thanks,
Lee
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SwampFox
Posted 10/13/2009 8:37 PM (#46844 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: Update: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009



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Caddo Lake received over 4 inches of rain today, the water is rising and a tree fell on our travel trailer; however, the current forecast is NO RAIN for Friday/Saturday/Sunday with cool mornings. We'll be looking for y'all.
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SwampFox
Posted 10/20/2009 7:51 AM (#46933 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: RE: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- Epilogue



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The Caddo Lake Rally of 2009 will be remembered as the Flood Rally as Caddo Lake, after approx. 10 inches of rain in the preceding week, finally crested Monday at 3 feet over flood stage . By Friday, many local lake access roads were flooded, and the Shady Glade Cafe flooded by mid-day Saturday. Accordingly, we had to re-group and re-plan the rally events almost hourly, but everything came together with only minor confusion, with many attendees stepping up to assist with games, door prizes and cooking. Thanks to Kris of NM contributing her winnings from the Domino Run to purchase groceries to feed the group on Saturday evening. And thanks to the Mayor of the "City" of Uncertain for donating cheese & chips for nachos to feed our hungry bunch. And thanks to Barbara & Jena of LA cooking breakfast on Sunday morning.

After the rain finally stopped about dark on Thursday, the next 4 days presented beautiful days with lows in the 40's and high's in the 70's. There were 18 rigs (plus 1 local rig isolated by flood waters), 3 trikes and several 2 wheelers, with rigs from NM, TX & LA. Hey, where were our local folks representing AR & OK? We did have one unfortunate accident with injuries during the rally.

The Summer Grove Lions Club sends its thanks for the $516 raised in support of the Louisiana Lions Camp for handicapped children and its other community efforts.

I will try to post and email photos after we have an opportunity to load 'em up, but that may take a few days as I'm trying to get our new (to us) rig up and running -- more on that later.

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RichardMc4
Posted 10/20/2009 11:01 AM (#46938 - in reply to #45138)
Subject: Re: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- October 16-18, 2009



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Sidecar Rallies = rain. I know it has happen with a number of Rallies. Sound like you all pulled it off even with the rain.
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SwampFox
Posted 11/2/2009 7:14 AM (#47196 - in reply to #46933)
Subject: RE: Uncertain?Rendezvous 2009 -- Group Photo & Flood Update



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Jena & I visited the rally site yesterday, 11/1/09. Following more rain this past week, the Shady Glade Cafe is flooded - again.

Attached is a group photo from the 2009 Caddo Lake Flood Rally.



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