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    11th Annual BMW Campout, Somerset Pa, June 2013

    11th Annual BMW Riders Campout

    Somerset, Pa
    June 14, 15, 16, 2013

    11th Annual Laurel Highlands BMW Riders Campout
    FatherÔÇÖs Day Weekend. Bring Dad, bring the kids!


    We return to Pioneer Park Campground located in south central Pennsylvania. Pioneer Park is a terrific full-service camping resort with excellent showers and facilities, minutes away from the Pa. Turnpike Exit #10, Somerset, Pa. or the Donegal exit #9.

    Directions: From Somerset, Rt. 31 W. 7 miles to campground.
    From Donegal, Rt. 31 E 12 miles.

    Admission is just $45.00 for the full weekend ($40 if pre-registered) and includes, two nights camping, three meals, loads of door prizes, self-guided ride info and 11th Annual rally pin for the first 100 pre registrants.

    Somerset is home to the new National Park at the Flight 93 crash site. Frank Lloyd WrightÔÇÖs masterpiece Fallingwater is 40 minutes away. You are only 30 minutes from Historic Johnstown Pa, and its Flood Museum and National Park. There is great riding in any direction with many self-guided tours available.

    Friday evening enjoy Gourmet Dump Stew (bring a can or 2 to add to the pot), hotdogs & snacks till their gone. Morning Coffee & tea.
    Saturday Catered dinner with Chicken & Beef, tons of door prizes.
    Hearty send-off breakfast Sunday morning!

    Pavilion, picnic tables, hot showers, campfires allowed-wood provided! Motels & Restaurants nearby. Sat. night campground band!

    Discount for one night, not camping or 16 or younger.
    Downloadable pre registration form:

    http://www.thevuelta.com/CampoutRegistration2013.pdf

    Info: George Blackham IV, gjbiv1stsgtusmc@yahoo.com
    or Jason Kaplitz; gsjay@kaplitz.com (814) 535-8669
    Pre-registration appreciated- Send check/name/ contact info to:
    LHBMWR C/O 840 Basin Dr. Windber Pa. 15963
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    Pictures from last year

    Anyone have pictures from last years campout that they would like to share?
    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    This sounds like a good time, I will have to try to make it down for that this year. What kind of attendance do you normally get for it?

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    I have been trying to get to this event for the past several years, but always ran into conflicts.

    I'm curious about the Saturday campfire band. Is this open to any musician?
    George
    R1200RT, K1200RS. Previous K1200LT, R80RT, R100R, R75/5

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    fathers day campout

    We had almost 100 last year.

    The band is a campground band that plays in the Barn. It's open to all campers at the resort.

    If you'd like to play some music for the group around our Campfire come on down!!!!

    What do you play?

    Jason
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    Thanks for the answer regarding the band.

    I play acoustic guitar, a little mandolin and electric bass. A guitar has been my second rider for more than 6,000 miles of travel to rallies on an LT. Now that I have a K1200RS, I may be switching to mandolin as a travel instrument.

    Are you a musician?
    George
    R1200RT, K1200RS. Previous K1200LT, R80RT, R100R, R75/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeK1200RS View Post
    Thanks for the answer regarding the band.

    I play acoustic guitar, a little mandolin and electric bass. A guitar has been my second rider for more than 6,000 miles of travel to rallies on an LT. Now that I have a K1200RS, I may be switching to mandolin as a travel instrument.

    Are you a musician?
    George, I have a hard time playing the radio, let alone an instrument

    It's always nice to have some live music around the campfire. One guy (can't remember his name) from Ohio has showed up with a harmonica.

    All players invited.
    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    great lunch stop

    Here's a great lunch stop in Ligonier. Just 25 minutes or so away from the campground.

    http://www.thekitchenonmain.com/index.html

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    It's offical

    Our campout has been listed both in the latest ON and in the online calendar!

    We appreciate your pre registration.

    It will be June before you know it.

    www.lhbmwr.com

    tks,
    Jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Flight 93 Memorial construction

    Here is a link with updated info on the ongoing construction at the Flight 93 Memorial.

    http://articles.dailyamerican.com/20...er-final-phase

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Lincoln Highway

    Here is another piece of history that can be partially experienced while attending the rally.

    The Lincoln Highway began life in 1913 and became AmericaÔÇÖs first paved, coast-to-coast motoring route. Named highways, like the Lincoln, began disappearing, however, when the Federal government began implementing its new numbering system in 1926. Although the Lincoln was no longer a designated highway and began fading from the view of the larger motoring public, it never completely lost its nostalgic appeal to a segment of motorists. Historical interest grew in later years, resulting in the national Lincoln Highway Association being reactivated in 1992. The organizationÔÇÖs purpose is to commemorate the memory of this historic route and to promote tourism. Several of the 13 states along the original route have also established their own associations and websites to promote tourism.

    To celebrate the LincolnÔÇÖs 100th birthday, a number of activities are being planned for 2013, including a cross-country anniversary tour. Participants will start at either end of the original route, in San Francisco or New York City, and meet in Kearney, NE on June 30 for a big celebration. If youÔÇÖre interested in participating, get the relevant details at the Lincoln Highway Association website (www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org).
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Awesome breakfast only 30 minutes from the campout in historic Ligonier Pa.

    http://www.thekitchenonmain.com/

    The Breakfast tacos are outstanding!

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Smile Best campout ever!

    If you enjoy a relaxed time with friendly people, this is the place for you. Good food and good rides. Once you join us you will be sure to return.

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