Rally Chat MAHOOSIVE thanks from Mr & Mrs Trikeman (Photos too).

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  1. Trikeman

    Trikeman Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,
    a Thousand thanks for all that came along to our Bristol Balloon Fiesta FUN meet at the Cotham Park RFC - What a weekend with fabulous weather t'boot.

    Yes - to answer the big question,,,,,, it was our first ever Funster meet,,,, and jumped right in at the deep end and organised it as well. We are over the moon with the thanks and wishes from all who attended - and you all brought the weather with you too.

    I was in the venue Wednesday night, absolutely petrified it would all go wrong - the weather was hideous, windy, raining - all the things that would wreck the coming weekend AND our first Funster meet.:eek::oops:

    However - the wind died, the clouds blew away, the rain stopped, the hot sun came out and my heart rate dropped (slightly). :D

    We have to say that even through the checking in of over 40 Funsters right through to the end it was you who made the weekend a raving success. We have met some wonderful people who we now class as good friends and look forward to meeting again. Our absent friends who were unable to make it, we had a drink and thought of you.

    Anyway (before I start burbling) here are some photos of this Fantastic soiree.(y)

    Three rows deep we were - all 41 vans.
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    The madness and mayhem of the fiesta.
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    The waiter service at our barbeque,
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    To the right - Thanks Cliff for the expert help getting that big old girl fired up.
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    Movan and the organ playing Tootles in full flight with Geraldine playing some real good tunes on the uke. All accompanied by copious amounts of the 'wicked liquid'.
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    A pleasing shot in the field.
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    AND, WHERE'S THE MINION DISAPPEARED TOO - here lies the answer (only the Funsters at the RFC know about this one, don't they @Wyaye wires & @Madwife. (Special thanks to Kath for the transport of barbeque nosh).
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    Again, a million thanks for making our first ever Funster meet such a success.(y)

    Regards,

    Mr & Mrs Trikeman. ;)
     
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    we were really sorry we couldn't make it, now really sad seeing what we missed, really glad it went well for you, look forward to meeting some time in the future (y)
     
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    Don't believe any of the propaganda people it was rubbish...









    Quietly, we don't want too many here next year...



    Brilliant meet and well done and thank you Kevin and Cotham Park RFC...
     
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    Trikeman Read Only Funster

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    Forgot to say too - we were treated to a fantastic display from a lone Spitfire, complete with several victory rolls.
    We were originally gutted the Spit didn't turn up on the Saturday due to a mechanical issue and so thought a Sunday attendance would be a no-show - but,,,,, the Sunday showing was brilliant - the Spitfire came in right over our campsite from the Bristol Channel.

    We were dropping our awning when, way, way off in the distance I heard that familiar 'rumble' - then from over the trees came this single Spitfire accelerating - as always, a really emotional time just seeing this gorgeous plane, let alone hearing the acceleration out of the victory roll and into a diving swoop,,,,,,,, Stunning.
    :notworthy2::notworthy2::notworthy2:

    Forgot my camera in the heat of the moment :crying: - anyone get a shot????????

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :wink:
     
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    Thanks for the photos and the lovely post. We had a blast and - look @Janine and Barrie :notworthy2::notworthy2: - people dancing to my ukeing!!!! Admittedly its Joy and Toots, but still, people dancing to my playing! (y)
     
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    Go, girl :) :)
     
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    (y)Big thank you to Mr & Mrs Trikeman and all who attended what we thought was a fantastic weekend away. We were glad we visited Clifton and sampled a few of their public houses before getting into the thick of the festival itself and enjoying the ballooning. Funsters kept us entertained as usual with plenty of Banter all weekend and I now believe I could drive a tank safely down my local high street having spent a morning with Tootles, lol. Great chatting with you toots :) Met up with some new and old Funsters which is always good and hope to catch up soon. XX

    Rob&Jane
     
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    Are you doing it next year - I'd like to come...
     
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    Trikeman Read Only Funster

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    Mmmmmm, if we get enough Funsters to come along no doubt we would - the RFC venue organisers said they had never had such a good, well behaved and 'non-moaning' bunch in all the years they have let their pitches out, "it was a joy to meet the Funsters" they said.:rolleyes:

    They offered us the whole venue for any event the Funsters wish to put on too.:eek:

    Regards,

    Trikeman. ;)
     
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    Well I tried but most just look like there is a bit of fly poo on the laptop screen. This was about the best I could manage
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    I tried @dippingatoe and have a lovely picture of clear blue sky... :)

    Thanks to Trikeman and his lovely wife... really lovely weekend...Thanks to everyone who helped with my carbon monoxide screaming alarm, Tootles for dancing the Rabbit Dance with me, Geraldine for her musical talent, the bbq chefs, Taran Las for the wine etc, Kath for a lovely chat, Debs for being Debs, Jackie for keeping me warm on the hill :), I could go on all day.

    How come I didn't see the deers.. :(
     
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    Huh :mad: How come you had clear blue skies - at our end it was nasty cloudy grey.
     
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    Joy, whilst we were seeing beautiful deers 'parading majestically across the plains', no doubt you were seeing bright red and green gnomes and hobgoblins running around the fields - due in part to gas 'issues' and Taran Las's wine.... Maybe.o_O

    Hope you get the gas issue sorted soon though.

    Trikeman.;)
     
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    Glad it all went well for you and all the other funsters Kev:D and so disappointed to have missed it:(
     
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    What a fantastic weekend! Great to meet everyone and catch up. As we drove off the club this morning I saw these deer in the field! image.jpg

    Kath
     
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    Great event, really enjoyed, met loads of, new to me Funsters, and a couple of amateur radio operators. Strange being awakened to morse code in the morning.
     
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    Huge thanks to Mr & Mrs Trikeman, Terry, the RFC helpers & all you lovely Funsters who made this a great rally! (y):) Don't think we have ever talked so much to so many Funsters at any rally before - we were definitely a very friendly, chatty bunch! We managed to drag ourselves away twice for the Balloon Fiesta which was excellent albeit crazily busy on the Saturday - 2 hours after we had walked back there were still cars queuing out of the car parks so a huge advantage to be staying within walking distance.
    Hopefully we can do it all again next year ?!
     
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    No i-deer. :party2:
     
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    @wizzer59
    Tim, you were sorely missed, however we had a drink to unfortunate absent friends - Maybe next year?:)

    Regards,

    Trikeman.;)
     
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    Very sorry we missed such a much acclaimed gathering ! We have attended the event a few times but sadly didn't get to see 'the event' due to weather conditions. Great to hear you all got to see such 'a scene' and a HUGE pat on the back for Trikeman x 2. Hope to join you all next year ? :whistle:o_O
     
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