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AVI CASINO ULTRA VAN RALLY
at the AVI's KOA RV PARK
12, 13, 14  MARCH 2015
 
The AVI Ultra Van Rally was a great success.....weather was perfect, not too hot, not too windy.  We parked in our usual spaces, along the golf course and its moat....the sounds of its rippling waves after dark were soothing, yet made ya wonder if Nessie's cousin lives in there! - hopefully he/she won't think our little Ultras are a snack!  And speaking of food, dining at the AVI Casino was deeeelicious and reasonable with lots of choices (love their Thursday 2-4-1 buffets all day long), so there's no need for any cooking.  And it was so gracious of Jacob, the KOA Park Manager, to give us free tickets to Saturday's breakfast buffet.  They truly appreciate us holding our Rally at the AVI KOA each Spring - they toured and took pictures of our Ultras and posted us on their KOA Facebook page....check it out:  https://www.facebook.com/laughlinkoa/posts/448117332012000.
 
We must have quite the reputation there at the KOA - when 3 of us gals flagged down the shuttle at the casino to drive us back to the RV Park, the cute driver asked our space numbers....being of advanced age, we couldn't remember....but it didn't matter, 'cause he said:  that's ok, you're the Ultra Vanners! Hmmmmmm
 
The highlight of the Rally was group pictures of us Ultra Van Leprechauns, dressed in green St Pat's Day attire, poised in front of each of the Ultras and Tiara.    Lew & Shelley may never bring grapefruits from their tree again to any Rally - 'cause these grapefruits make for very interesting pictures! HaHa.  Bob Galli, one of the original Ultra Vanners, said the grapefruit pictures reminded him of  "Carol Burnett - Snow White 15 years Later"  (Google it) !!
 
Next Year's special event will be a Talent Show/Contest.  So far, Cyndie has volunteered to exhibit her skills at twirling batons, like she did back,
WAY back, in high school....Chuck is gonna be a Stand-Up Comic AND an orchestra.....Amanda is a famous Hoola Hooper.....Jim plays the bugle....me and Gale are gonna dance as Can-Can Gals.....Leo played the Coronet WAY back in 4th grade....maybe some of you are good at Karoke?....maybe you're a Magician who can escape from chains after being tossed into the mote with Nessie's Cousin?....or your dog does tricks....  Whatever, it'll be fun fun fun!  We can even parade up and down the streets of the KOA Park inviting others to watch and judge!  The KOA staff is already anxious to take our pictures!  You have a whole year to fester up your hidden talents.
 
The Dessert Potluck gave us all sugar-high-energy for the Yankee Swap Meet, which as usual, was fun and presents were great!  Of course, the sexy high heels are always a hit!
 
The Tech Session was helpful and interesting...well, to the guys at least.  Chuck displayed and demonstrated his latest modern technical addition to 460....the blinker problem in Bill & Amanda's 383 was traced down and fixed, after many hours spent trying to find the bolt that Chuck permanently lost down in 383's wall - which made for an interesting picture too.
 
Gretchen and Gale took a quick jaunt up to Oatman - one which they will never ever forget!  Oatman is a cute historic mining town where the wild burros roam the streets & sidewalks & occasdionally even into the stores.  It was Burro Mating Season, so Gale & Gretchen have some really extraordinary visions forever etched into their minds.!!
 
Altogether, 22 people enjoyed the Rally.  3 Ultra Vans - Leo & Betsy (Kingman Az) in their Flamin' 293, Chuck & Cyndie (Mesquite Nv) in their Whale 460, Bill & Amanda (Long Beach, Ca) in their new 383, Linda & Terry (Douglas Az & their friend Allen (Flagstaff Az) in Tiara T-2011, Lew & Shelley & Donna (From Manteca Ca) in their new huge long and tall behemoth motorhome which provided shade all day long, Jim & Marlene (Joshua Tree Ca) in their Coachman, Betsy's best gal-pal Gale & Joe (Golden Valley/Kingman Az) and Joe's brother Rich & Bea (Pahrump Nv) in their 2 new travel trailers, and Doug & Meg (Boring Or) and Gale & Grtchen (Bellingham, Wa) stayed in the Casino Motel.
 
We all really truly had alot of fun!  Already looking forward to next year's AVI Ultra Van Rally.  Hope to see ya ll there - and in the Talent Show!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
...."click on pictures to enlarge"....

March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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UV gas tank in VW Beetle - AVI March 2014
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AVI Rally February 2013
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AVI Ultra Van Rally February 2013
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AVI Ultra Van Rally February 2013
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1978 Ultra Van Rally
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AVI Rally - February 2012
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AVI Rally - February 2012
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Chuck with the Pole Dancer at Mesquite Motor Mania
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Ultra Van 460 won a Dignitary Award

Eric's Ultra Van 383
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Ultras at the GWFBT&SM October 2011
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GWFBT&SM October 2010
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GWFBT&SM October 2010
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GWFBT&SM October 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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At the Mesquite Rally 2009
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Mesquite Rally, March 2009
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Mesquite Rally, March 2009
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NewBerry Springs/Twin Lakes Rally April 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Ruidoso Rally 2007
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Ruidoso, New Mexico 2007
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Ruidiso Rally 2007
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Ruidoso Rally 2007
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Palm Springs 2007
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showing-off Eric's 345 at The Toss, Palm Springs CA 2007

At the Slabs - Salvation Mountain - Oct 2006
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At the Slabs - Salvation Mountain - 2006
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Lining up to Dump before going to The Slabs - 2006
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Newberry Springs May 2006
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Lew & Elmo Newberry Springs May 2006
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Ultra 497 at Newberry Springs May 2006
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Palm Springs 2006
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At the Slabs - Salvation Mountain - 2006
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Marsha & Tango at Newberry Springs May 2006
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Palm Springs 2006
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Palm Springs 2006
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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March 2015
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Shelley Noggin Nocker - AVI Rally 2014
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AVI Ultra Van Rally February 2013
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AVI Ultra Van Rally February 2013
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AVI Rally - February 2012
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AVI Rally - February 2012
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Fan Belt Toss 2012
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Ultras at the GWFBT&SM October 2011
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GWFBT&SM October 2010
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GWFBT&SM October 2010
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GWFBT&SM October 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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AVI Rally April 2010
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Santa Fe Rally - September 2009
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Santa Fe Rally Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Santa Fe Rally - Sept 2009
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Mesquite Rally, March 2009
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Mesquite Rally, March 2009
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AVI Rally 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Newberry Springs 2008
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Cindy's Infamous Butt at Ruiodoso Rally 2007
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Ruidoso Rally 2008
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Ruidoso, New Mexico 2007
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Palm Springs 2007
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Palm Springs 2007
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at the Great Western Fan Belt Toss & Swap Meet, Palm Springs CA 2007

The Slabs 2006
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The Slabs 2006
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Palm Springs 2006
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Parading to The Slabs - 2006
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Newberry Springs Nov 2006
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Palm Springs 2006
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At The Slabs - 2006
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Little Rock Rally
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Little Rock Rally
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Palm Springs Nov 2003
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Ultra 497 at Newberry Springs May 2006
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