G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Roberta » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:06 pm

Worked on a few AC steam turbines and spent some time at the repair shop in West Allis WI back in the 80s. Nothing left anymore. A shame since they were a big part of the Milwaukee area industry. I will be at G12. Hope to meet you there.

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby BayouBengal » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:49 am

The only Gathering I went to at Hale's Bar was the first one and we stayed in a floating cabin. They weren't very pleasant back then. Have changes been made or should we look at getting one of the cabins instead?

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby hoodman » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:53 am

They have improved the cabins in the last few years. The one we stayed in last year was pretty decent.

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:27 pm

Jeff

HB is trying. Tony from the store is now overall manager, last I knew. Neel is usually down early in the week and checks on our cabins. All of the floaters :wink: are blocked out for us. Their plan was to pull each cabin over the winter and work on them. Neel may have more info.

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby neel thompson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Good news on the floating cabins.... I spoke to Tony today and they have hauled and refurbished four so far. Number 5 is out of the water and should be done soon. All of them will be completely finished well before we get there in September. The work consists of new interior walls, all trim and walls have been repainted, new floors, and other stuff. The exteriors have been completely painted or stained (not sure which). Sounds like Tony is really putting his heart into this project and the improvements should make a big difference. I am planning on getting down there with Craig on Monday before G-11. We will check each cabin to make sure they are up to par. After talking to Tony today, I have a good feeling and am confident things will be in order for us...... Hope to see many new faces and boats this year..... Neel

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:49 pm

:D Neel :!:

Thanks :!: Neel does a lot that most of you don't know! He is a Gathering Hero!

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby kens » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks for the update.
A couple year ago, I went online and got a package deal on flight + room + car for the G. I stayed at the hotel near that local WalMart.
I must think that Hales Bar just has to stay competitive in the marketplace, to stay in business.
I took the online package because of the conditions of the cabins.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby neel thompson » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:36 am

Bill.... I try to do as much as I can to live up to the standards of the "Performance Award" (250 LB Chihuahua) I received at G-8 for dogging Hales Bar to get our concerns addressed. It's not always easy for me to be a PITA, but it is always fun !!! The staff at HB has been great to work with. They feel they are part of our group and want us to be comfortable. Each year it seems to be somewhat better than the year before. Tony has done a wonderful job for us and will soon be taking his first vacation in four years. Have a great time Tony....You certainly deserve it....

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Butch Barto » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:49 am

We are looking forward to G 11 and seeing everyone again. It will be a great time like always. We missed out on the river run for the first couple years because of a job getting in the way of my spare time . I think that it's my favorite part . Only 23 or so weeks to go . Paula is not working at this time ,not sure if that is a good or bad thing , so we should be free to head up that way when we want.

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby DrBryanJ » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:31 am

Just booked floating cabin 9. Now if I could just talk Lisa into coming along.

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu May 04, 2017 4:36 pm

Bryan

Tell Lisa that if she doesn't come, a bunch of us will come to your house and expect her to cook and clean for us!

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu May 18, 2017 8:14 am

4 MONTHS TO GO

Four months from today I'll be driving to G-11 with nothing in the mirror but a big white hull.

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:52 am

3 Months to Go :!:

We're starting to think about Cooking! And, if any of you are worth an award?!

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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby jamundsen » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:18 am

Millie and I will really bring the morning sausages.
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Re: G-11 Gathering 9/14-17/2017

Postby neel thompson » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:35 am

Spaghetti dinner Thursday night at Land Cabin #7 and then "leftover spaghetti" on the dock Friday night and Saturday. Everyone is invited Thursday night, so come a day or two early and enjoy the festivities.... We will have the "River Run" on Friday morning to Chattanooga for lunch. We will be leaving Hales Bar around 10 AM CDT. That's 11 AM EDT in Chattanooga.... That time thing screws me up every year.....Really looking forward to G-11. Neel


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