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    Thank you Bloomsburg

    I arrived Tuesday and have enjoyed traveling to the various places around the rally. One thing that really stands out for me is the people of Bloomsburg; to a person, they are warm, friendly and welcoming.

    I have Scottish heritage so I am also very happy with the prices here.

    Last night I ate at a wonderful Italian restaurant. lasagna, gin & tonic, salad and bread was $13.00. Other meals I have had were equally impressive in price and quality.
    As for the heat? I grew up in the NC tobacco fields so this is not a big deal for me. To all of you who are griping, look at the roofers, construction workers, and others who are out working in this heat.

    Quit yer complaining and enjoy the rally. i have and will continue to do so.
    Jerry Dockery
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I arrived Tuesday and have enjoyed traveling to the various places around the rally. One thing that really stands out for me is the people of Bloomsburg; to a person, they are warm, friendly and welcoming.

    I have Scottish heritage so I am also very happy with the prices here.

    Last night I ate at a wonderful Italian restaurant. lasagna, gin & tonic, salad and bread was $13.00. Other meals I have had were equally impressive in price and quality.
    As for the heat? I grew up in the NC tobacco fields so this is not a big deal for me. To all of you who are griping, look at the roofers, construction workers, and others who are out working in this heat.

    Quit yer complaining and enjoy the rally. i have and will continue to do so.
    You know, I was really concerned about the locals reception. However, the little town seems to have defied all my fears and been a great choice. I drive past Bloomsburg on I-80, ~20 times a year and possibly stop for gasoline or a head break at the exit, without entering the town. They've done a nice job sprucing up the main street (planting trees and populating the shop fronts) and integrating the hospital and university (i.e., state college, in my day) campuses. That takes a lot of work and coordination by the local government. In many of our small PA towns, those efforts haven't been as successful.

    My compliments to Bloomsburg.

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    The local people have been wonderful. The food has been great and very reasonably priced. I have not seen a policeman or the need for one. The only disruption to the peace and quiet have been locals on Harleys.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    The local people have been wonderful. The food has been great and very reasonably priced. I have not seen a policeman or the need for one. The only disruption to the peace and quiet have been locals on Harleys.
    Seriously, I think the weather has kept the deer and state police in the shade and cool. I've done a daily 160-mi round-trip commute to the rally (leaving early in the morning) on I-80 since Wednesday and I haven't seen a state trooper or a deer.
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    Thanks also to all the BMW MOA member's and all the volunteers that made the rally a very enjoyable event. Just got back home after spending two days in Bloomsburg. This was my first rally and I have a little more of a tan and my wallet is a little lighter. The heat was tough, but..... this is summer in Central PA. A big THANKS to the volunteer driving around in one of the golf carts handing out water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwbmw View Post
    Thanks also to all the BMW MOA member's and all the volunteers that made the rally a very enjoyable event. Just got back home after spending two days in Bloomsburg. This was my first rally and I have a little more of a tan and my wallet is a little lighter. The heat was tough, but..... this is summer in Central PA. A big THANKS to the volunteer driving around in one of the golf carts handing out water.
    How long have you been in LH? What do you ride?
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