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Title: Rambler Ranch Eagle Motel Trip
Post by: nashkid on January 11, 2012, 07:22:35 PM
We are going on our Eagle Motel trip this year! If anyone is interested in joining us I need to make the reservations early to make sure we get all the rooms. I am planning on the first or second weekend in October. I only do this trip every other year and we always have 30 Eagles and 40 plus people. It is always a good time!
Terry
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Post by: vangremlin on January 11, 2012, 09:06:48 PM
Definitely sounds like a fun time and I hope I can make it.
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Post by: rollguy on January 11, 2012, 09:13:40 PM
I think that might be worth a drive from CA.  There is enough notice that I think I could pull it off....Rich
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Post by: shanebo on January 11, 2012, 11:49:01 PM
count me in. Im only 25 minutes away from there so Ill be there no matter what!
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Post by: GRONK on January 12, 2012, 07:15:08 AM
I'm in.  Sounds like a great time.  I'm down for a room too so keep me posted.  I think my son would have a blast.  Wife might sit this one out ;)
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Post by: rohnk on January 12, 2012, 09:52:13 AM
Where is this located?
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Post by: mudkicker715 on January 12, 2012, 10:11:40 AM
Did you know you can google anything.  haha
 http://www.ramblerranch.com/?page_id=35
Title: Re: Rambler Ranch Eagle Motel Trip
Post by: rohnk on January 12, 2012, 07:06:02 PM
Did you know you can google anything.  haha
 http://www.ramblerranch.com/?page_id=35


Umm, yeah, but where is the Eagle motel?
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Post by: eaglefreek on January 12, 2012, 08:37:37 PM
Manitou Springs, CO
I'd love to go again, unfortunately, I have to choose between this event or the Wyoming meet. I can only make one cross country trip in the fall.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/svoman2300/Rambler%20Ranch%20Eagle%20Tour%202007/RamblerRanchEagleTour2007029.jpg)
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Post by: rollguy on January 13, 2012, 01:04:35 AM
Manitou Springs, CO
I'd love to go again, unfortunately, I have to choose between this event or the Wyoming meet. I can only make one cross country trip in the fall.
Maybe the dates can be close enough together so us long distance travelers can do both!
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Post by: shanebo on January 13, 2012, 01:06:27 AM
Me and gronk could push our eagles there  there if we had to
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Post by: j2sax on January 13, 2012, 01:50:46 AM
I am in! 
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Post by: shanebo on January 13, 2012, 02:01:28 AM
Its going to be a real treat to have so many Eagles so close to home.
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Post by: eaglebeek on January 13, 2012, 01:03:56 PM
I wouldn't miss this event for all the tea in China...I'm in! :eagle:
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Post by: El Matador on January 13, 2012, 02:06:47 PM
Right time zone, but alas just a little too far away for me.

That picture above just might be the only example of all five body styles (or six, if you're inclined to count the Sundancer as a separate body style) together in one shot.
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Post by: shanebo on January 14, 2012, 02:55:34 AM
Theres a sundancer in that picture!? Is it the black one next to the yellow coupe?
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Post by: rollguy on January 14, 2012, 10:58:05 PM
Theres a sundancer in that picture!? Is it the black one next to the yellow coupe?
Yes, it appears to be the one on the driver side of the yellow car.  I think with the exception of 3 or 4 of the cars, the rest belong to Terry (Rambler Ranch).  He owns over 50 Eagles.
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Post by: Ohio AMX on January 15, 2012, 11:29:31 AM
I'd love to participate and maybe get behind the wheel of my old '82 2-door again! Alas it's just too far for me to go this year.  :-\
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Post by: kajsdf on January 21, 2012, 01:16:51 PM
count me in
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Post by: Zoro on April 12, 2012, 06:37:53 PM
Manitou Springs, CO
I'd love to go again, unfortunately, I have to choose between this event or the Wyoming meet. I can only make one cross country trip in the fall.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v637/svoman2300/Rambler%20Ranch%20Eagle%20Tour%202007/RamblerRanchEagleTour2007029.jpg)

That's a LOT of Eagles!
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Post by: El Matador on April 12, 2012, 11:42:11 PM
If you look closely, you can see that they're parked in order of body style.  First kammbacks, then SX/4s, two door sedans, four door sedans, and finally wagons.

I also love how the marquee says "The Eagles Have Landed".  8)
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Post by: eaglebeek on April 12, 2012, 11:51:37 PM

I also love how the marquee says "The Eagles Have Landed".  8)
Again  ;D :eagle:
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Post by: projectscreamingeagle on April 13, 2012, 12:17:03 AM
count me in

race you to the colorado border!   ;D

ill be there as well
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Post by: standup650 on April 13, 2012, 05:41:47 AM
aw man this would be sweet! cant make it this year due to the wife being pregnant. but maybe next time around.
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Post by: rohnk on April 13, 2012, 07:52:53 AM
So when is the official date? I'll be in to do this trip but I need to know when to come.
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Post by: Zoro on April 13, 2012, 09:11:26 AM
If you look closely, you can see that they're parked in order of body style.  First kammbacks, then SX/4s, two door sedans, four door sedans, and finally wagons.

I also love how the marquee says "The Eagles Have Landed".  8)

Didn't realize that, definitely something I'd like to try and see in person!
Title: Re: Rambler Ranch Eagle Motel Trip
Post by: eaglefreek on April 13, 2012, 07:51:08 PM
If you look closely, you can see that they're parked in order of body style.  First kammbacks, then SX/4s, two door sedans, four door sedans, and finally wagons.

I was there and my old 81 wagon is in that pic. I didn't even realize they were in order.   ::)
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Post by: shanebo on April 17, 2012, 12:14:15 AM
The coolest part about these meets is getting to put a face with the eagle.
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Post by: projectscreamingeagle on April 17, 2012, 12:36:44 AM
The coolest part about these meets is getting to put a face with the eagle.

i agree! i went to a meet a few years back at 80spiritgt's place and it was AWSOME and there was only a couple eagles there... i could only imagine what this one will be like!
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Post by: Prafeston on April 17, 2012, 12:44:30 AM
Wow, that picture! I've never seen so many Eagles in one place. If this coincided with the Wyoming meet I'd probably have to make it!
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Post by: vangremlin on April 17, 2012, 11:03:42 PM
So when is the official date? I'll be in to do this trip but I need to know when to come.

Its usually in early October.  They keep the motel open an extra week just to accomodate this gathering.
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Post by: kajsdf on April 20, 2012, 09:48:47 PM
count me in

race you to the colorado border!   ;D

ill be there as well

we'll see about that...
Title: Re: Rambler Ranch Eagle Motel Trip
Post by: eaglefreek on April 20, 2012, 10:55:12 PM
If the Eagle Motel fills up, there are other motels in the area. So don't dismiss the trip if you can't get a room there. Also, October is probably not a good month to hit some trails, depending on September's snow fall.
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Post by: Prafeston on April 20, 2012, 10:56:58 PM
Coming from someone that has one of the biggest lifted Eagles on the nest that saying something!!! :)
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Post by: doc65 on April 20, 2012, 11:21:35 PM
Praf,

At least he realizes it...:)

There are times in life when "...discretion is the better part of valor..."  I used to own a BUILT scout(Isuzu 3.9L NPR Turbo Diesel mated to a NV4500 thru a Dana 300) and I DO have a well done XJ with OxTrax lockers front & rear and a 4-1 Atlas T-case, either will/would climb anything short to true vertical,  and there are places & times I'd never think of taking either of them
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Post by: eaglefreek on April 20, 2012, 11:58:12 PM
If the weather is good, a cruise on the Peak to Peak scenic byway would be an enjoyable drive. It takes you from Central City to Estes Park. It's a gourgeous drive.
 http://estes-park.com/peak-peak-scenic-byway
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Post by: shanebo on April 28, 2012, 09:06:09 PM
that is an awesome drive.
Title: Re: Rambler Ranch Eagle Motel Trip
Post by: nashkid on June 17, 2012, 10:58:48 AM
Hey Guys the Eagle Motel trip is set for October 13th, we will meet at Rambler Ranch at 8am and leave for the Eagle Motel at 10am. Please email me your contact info at nash1954@aol.com if you are planning to join us. I do not have all the activities planned yet but we always have a good time. There will be at least 30 Eagle's at the motel on Saturday night. We only do this every other year, I hope to see lots of Eagle Nesters this year!
Terry
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Post by: shanebo on June 17, 2012, 12:11:19 PM
October 13th, 8am at the ranch....ill be there, no doubt about it.
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Post by: eaglebeek on June 17, 2012, 10:41:46 PM
October 13th, 8am at the ranch....ill be there, no doubt about it.
As will I ...and hey guys...per request from my wife are your wives or gf's coming with you?

nashkid, email sent. :eagle:
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Post by: Prafeston on June 18, 2012, 12:46:00 AM
I'll have to talk to my GF. I'm for sure going.
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Post by: shanebo on June 23, 2012, 02:50:56 AM
There is plenty of motels/hotels within walking distance of the eagle motel. After school starts you can pick up a room just about anywhere near there...and in most cases at a lower rate than during tourist season I grew up just a few miles from there and still live only 20 min. away. If anyone has any questions about other "nesting" sights I can answer any questions ya might have.
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Post by: rollguy on June 23, 2012, 11:09:55 AM
There is plenty of motels/hotels within walking distance of the eagle motel. After school starts you can pick up a room just about anywhere near there...and in most cases at a lower rate than during tourist season I grew up just a few miles from there and still live only 20 min. away. If anyone has any questions about other "nesting" sights I can answer any questions ya might have.

Would anyone mind if I slept outside in my Eagle in the parking lot?   If nothing else, I would be there as "Security" , kind of like watching over the "Nest"(when not sleeping of course).
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Post by: kajsdf on June 26, 2012, 10:47:35 PM
email sent...looking forward to this...
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Post by: shanebo on June 29, 2012, 03:04:25 AM
We came pretty close this week to not having an eagle motel...the Waldo canyon fire wiped out 18,000+ acres, 346 homes and claimed 2 lives in colorado springs, and darn near took out manitou springs....over 32,000 evacuees in the area...the whole area is pretty unrecognizable :'( ....it still burning albeit not as bad...Atleast the beloved Eagle motel will still be there for us this october. (http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc377/shanebo79/cd28WALDOFIREsjpg_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.jpg)
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Post by: 1OldFordMan on June 29, 2012, 07:06:41 AM
Good news. Would hate to see all that history get lost.
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Post by: kajsdf on June 30, 2012, 06:02:42 PM
holy wow...close call indeed...good to hear that it was mostly houses and that almost everyone got out safe, but sad news at the same time...

a thought occurred to me as well, before i saw that -- i have leather seats in good shape that i would like to relocate to a loving eagle -- thread with pics is here (http://forums.amceaglenest.com/index.php?topic=37251.0) -- any reasonable offers will likely be accepted.  figured i would post it here since there will be a lot of eagles in the same place and i wouldn't mind bringing them along for the trip if someone is interested.
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Post by: rollguy on July 09, 2012, 12:25:30 PM
I will need to pick up some freight in Denver, so I will be towing a trailer from CA.  I will probably leave the loaded trailer in Denver, and join the group with just the car.....Rich
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Post by: nashkid on September 07, 2012, 12:26:45 AM
OK we are all set for the Eagle Motel / Rambler Ranch trip! I will have a tour of Rambler Ranch on Friday at what ever time works best for the group so you let me know what time you want. We will leave here on Saturday at 9:30am for lunch in Colodrado Springs then on to a tour of collectioon of cars and motor cycles then to the motel for check-in. Feel free to email me a nash1954@aol.com if you want more infomation or have questions. You can also call me at 303-324-6750 cell or at home 303-646-1036 in the evening.
Terry