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    Question I want to bring my son to the Rally.

    My wife and I are making plans for the Rally and we want to bring my 1 year old son. My wife will bring him in the car and I will ride. I have never been the "big" rally. We thought about camping, but decided to stay in a hotel. Is anyone else bringing thier kids?
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    There will be probably 100 or so kids ranging in age. Frankly there will not be many as young as 1 year old, but there is no reason you can't bring him. If you are planning to stay off site and have a car available for transportation back and forth, I see no reason not to attend.
    Since you have never attended a national rally, I am betting you will really like it and any trouble will be worth it. In fact, I am betting pretty much everything!

    I hope it works out for you, we would sure be glad to have you there...all three of you!
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    Yes you should bring your son. He will fit right in because I'll bet he won't be the only one there wearing diapers.













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    Depends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widebmw View Post
    Depends.
    and Ridealot "Yes you should bring your son. He will fit right in because I'll bet he won't be the only one there wearing diapers.
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    dang that was funny but likely true..... if truth be known. I suspect that at one year he will be the youngest attendee. Too bad he can't somehow ride onto the fairgrounds and be the youngest passenger as well. (I know....I know, very unsafe move but ... just a thought). - Bob
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    Let's see, disposable undies, drinks straight from the bottle and cries when things don't go his way................yep, he'll fit right in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1691 View Post
    Let's see, disposable undies, drinks straight from the bottle and cries when things don't go his way................yep, he'll fit right in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridealot View Post
    Yes you should bring your son. He will fit right in because I'll bet he won't be the only one there wearing diapers.
    But to know if he will really fit in, we first need to know what he thinks of the Anonymous book cover.

















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    Bring the kid and everyone will have fun. Your wife and/or you can take him to Bays Mountain and Warriors Path State Park. The boy will love the playgrounds at both and the animals at Bays Mountain. They are near Kingsport which is only 10-15 miles from the Rally. My grandchildren live nearby and love both places .
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    Bring the kid and everyone will have fun. Your wife and/or you can take him to Bays Mountain and Warriors Path State Park. The boy will love the playgrounds at both and the animals at Bays Mountain. They are near Kingsport which is only 10-15 miles from the Rally. My grandchildren live nearby and love both places .
    At 1 year of age, I am not sure how much he will get out of a playground.
    If you do Sgt, it will make it easier to spot you.
    I'll be watching.

    I would also make sure there is a cool place to take him, it could be hot.
    My brother almost succumbed to heat at Lima.
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    Bring him, by all means.

    And then we can sign him up for Camp G.E.A.R.S. 2024! He should be 16 by then . . .

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    If I recall a 1 year old won't really care if there are other kids at the rally. However his folks will have plenty of other parents that will cooing over their son!
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1691 View Post
    Let's see, disposable undies, drinks straight from the bottle and cries when things don't go his way................yep, he'll fit right in!
    hilarious!

    And yes, if he does not have a full head of hair, he'll fit in even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    At 1 year of age, I am not sure how much he will get out of a playground.
    If you do Sgt, it will make it easier to spot you.
    I'll be watching.

    I would also make sure there is a cool place to take him, it could be hot.
    My brother almost succumbed to heat at Lima.
    There are a lot of things for small children at both Warrior's Path and Bays Mountain. They were both funded by or done by Eastman Chemical in Kingsport. Warrior's Path is right on the lake so it is almost always cool and Bays Mountain has animals and a lot of other things. My one year old granddaughter loved to go there when she was one and they still go there several times a month (almost 3 now).
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    By all means bring him. My son Sam attended Lake Placid in 1983 at 5 months old. We camped, his mom parked the cage in the 4 wheel parking area. He rode around in a stroller with a BMW sticker on it. He attended many rallys when he was a kid. This year he is riding to TN with me on his 1986 K75. Start the training young and enjoy every moment, they grow to fast.
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