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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:45 am    Post subject: Alamosa Colorado - Great Sand Dunes Campout - July 11-13 Reply with quote

Hello Everyone,

Our club is having a cruise / campout at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument near Alamosa in July and we'd like to invite you all as well. We're bringing between 10-15 buses up from ABQ and would like to have a "meet in the middle" campout with some of you Colorado folks.

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We'll be camping at the Pinion Flats Campground located inside the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. The campground is located to the right hand side of the dunes in the Pinion, Juniper, Scrub oak and Pine tree Forest It is around 225 miles from ABQ making it a super SUPER easy drive. It is usually around 3 1/2 - 4 hours in a bus from here to there. Camping is on a first come first serve basis, so plan to get there early. Camping is $14 per night per spot which can easily accomidate two Vw's.

Info about the dunes here: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/

I have also planned a day trip to the nearby Zapata Falls, a beautiful snowmelt waterfall cut into a slot canyon. It is a very short hike to the falls from the trailhead.


There is also the nearby Colorado Gators, an Alligator farm located a short distance away. Check out the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-PUMD3YN1k

Post up if you're down

Feel free to visit our club site as well. It's www.aaavwclub.com
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be likely down. I'll keep an eye on this thread as the date nears.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike-

Not sure if I can make it or not. I'm already taking a vacation the week before over the 4th. I'll let you know either way as we get closer. Thanks for the invite-

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mike-

Not sure if I can make it or not. I'm already taking a vacation the week before over the 4th. I'll let you know either way as we get closer. Thanks for the invite-

Erik


It'd be cool to see you. Be sure to bring the Watermellon...
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike,

If I don't have any trouble getting back from the wedding, I'll try to be there.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JPH wrote:
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If I don't have any trouble getting back from the wedding, I'll try to be there.

JP


Cool!
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit ya! I'm meeting my folks in Montana for the fourth of July with my Truck and then this. BITCHIN!!!

My cousins rave about Zapata falls but I've never been, stoked for that!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian wrote:
Shit ya! I'm meeting my folks in Montana for the fourth of July with my Truck and then this. BITCHIN!!!

My cousins rave about Zapata falls but I've never been, stoked for that!!!!


Zapata falls are amazing. It's an experience unlike any other.

I talked to quite a few people at VW's on the Green this weekend and there seems to be quite a bit of interest in this campout. Looking forward to a good turnout from both states.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good chance that you can count us in.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep telling people with Buses at the local shows. Hopefully some more Colorado people will come.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump!

Time is quickly running out. It's just around the corner. Load up and head out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We will be there! Looking forward to a great time. Very excited about the Sand Dunes. Hope lots of VW peps can make it out for a fun relaxing time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm still planning on attending. the splitty is out of commission for a bit, so i'll be showing up in my '78 westy.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're now two weeks away! I just had a thought: I'm going to bring a couple of unique local brews to share. Maybe you colorado folks (land of the micro-breweries) could bring something cool and local. I know Lou-ass is in with me on this one!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i travel with hoegaarden. it's not local, but it is cool and really tasty! i'll bring some mass transit ale in keeping with the VW theme too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be there Friday morning and unfortunately only for one night.
I will be bringing some Colorado brew and a toboggan for the adventurous.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What day/time is the caravan leaving Denver??
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i took friday off. i'll be leaving early friday morning. first i've heard mention of a caraBUS though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in...will be piloting solo, though. I'll pack a toboggan and extra Hoegaarden for you, pb24ss. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yay bretski! looking forward to camping with you again. will you shave my back again?
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