2009 ORVG Roundup

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Just back from the RU and two after parties.
WHAT a day!

Great Friends, Great Food, Great Plants.
Add PERFECT weather and you have a 4 Star Day.

We'll start w/ the Group shot and get it out of the way.
Then all the Glamor and of COURSE Embarrassing ones......

I'll be adding shots for a bit so jump in anytime and add others.

So on to the Group Shot.
I won't even try to put up the names now.
I'll edit later.

Ric

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Whoops they were all looking the wrong way.....
(Hey I told you we had good food....)

Here's a better one.

Ric

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

For the second year in a row we've been at Steamboat Bend Shelter.


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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

On the banks of the Ohio River just east of Cincinnati, OH.

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Crossville, TN

Is that first picture of "young chicks"...or OLD HENS???

Ya'll always seem to have lots of fun. Jo

Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

*Cackling*

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Course RU's always start out slow.
We do mostly straight trades so there's a lot of car to car action.

Here's my S/O and Bertie going thru the Truck discussing their trades.
Dispatcher1 and her DH gearing up.
And taynors unloading a bunch of goodies.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Hey Jo!
It's turning into a regular Farmer's Market here now.
Fun is what it's ALL about.
For the Newbies I always say an RU is like a Family Reunion where you get to pick your Family.

Here's L-R foreground shadowgarden and Janice,
darius (in the grey) talking to tabasco and her DH.
Darius was our Mystery Guest last year and has adopted ORVG as her home away from home.


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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Everything is loading very slowly tonight so I'll post more tomorrow.

Ric

Huntington Beach, CA(Zone 10a)

Ric, I just love that first 'group' shot. Someone forgot to tell them to say 'cheese'. lol

Looks like you had another good turnout with some good food to boot. One of these days I want to be the 'mystery guest'. :-) I'm kind of like Jo, I like to travel to other areas for the RU's. Maybe next year.

Can't wait to see more pics.

Donna, the other lurker

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Donna and Jo you can be Mystery Guests anytime. We'd love it!
There is the Fall ORVG RU.......

Things got so out of hand then the Ranger had to step in!
LOL!
Actually we're getting our Parking Permits.

The is anniemannie's DH getting busted.

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Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

Looks like a good time had by all.
I'm not sure about men in uniform showing up at a RU.
Looking forward to KY RU again. Ric, are you going to make it there this year ?
Waiting for more pics.

Bernie

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

The camaraderie of our Group is cemented by Breaking Bread.
And this year there was again quite a spread.
After an Invocation by goshsmom we settled in.

Here's Bob, Esther_z6'S DH, in the hat.
goshsmom behind him.
Across the table are dispatcher1 and her DH Dave.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Keep me informed Bernie. We may hit it for a day anyway.
The Sheriffs assigned here in our Township are actually quite nice and friendly.
Unless of course....lol!
In our County the Rangers are picked from their ranks.

On the far side of the table we have L-R.
goshsmom, Esther_z6,defoecat, joycet and blonde head peaking over Bertie.
Near side Dave, Janice and anniemannie in the yellow.
Her DH Tom in the maroon shirt far back.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

I'll skip over most of the previously named.
Far side my S/O Robyn facing right.
Dave's Shirt and hat Darius.
Next to her in the coral shirt Marcy, her husband Dave is in the middle of the group in the dark hat.
Far right shadowgarden.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

After dinner the Garden Trading began.
Moved down to the Parking lot for some serious discussions and demonstrations.
Here's celene (L) and taynors and lilyhostaky (R) being taught the Chicken Dance by some Experts.
lilyhostaky's son (far right) looks on in awe and amazement.....or is that amusement.....

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

This year we got the group shot quickly before anyone could sneak out.
Here we are setting up.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Here's the group shot again.
I think I've put names to all the faces here but two.
That's daylilydaddy w/ the black beard in the middle.
And me (Ric) far right second row behind Darius and goshsmom

We're off to the Garden Tour
BBL.
Ric

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Newark, OH(Zone 5b)

Tobasco, your hubby looks like Wilson peering over your hat! Heidy-ho, neighbor!

Crossville, TN

When is the fall RU? Jo

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Usually in Sept. Jo.
It's hosted by a member and far less formal.
More a winding down dinner than a frantic gearing up party.

Ric

Crossville, TN

Thanks! I am scheduled for the KY RU and the Asheville one...so I guess I can't do another...since I have already made my reservations....maybe next year. Jo

Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)

Here are a few of the pictures I took yesterday. It was a great day , with good friends, flowers and food.

This is Ric's SO unloading all the plants he brought. With all the food and flowers, I suprised he had room enough for Robyn.LOL

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Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)

Catching up and chatting!

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Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)

The plant trading is underway. This is Darius with her trades and Georges trades.

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Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)

Just look at all the great food.!

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Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)

Tail gating RU Style!

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Seymour, IN(Zone 5b)

Group shot minus Marcy!

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Great Shots and Great Captions Lou!
I'm glad you got a shot of Maggie!

Yeah it's a short haul for us so Robyn road down on the roof rack.....almost!

Here's an After the Group Shot Shot w/ Marci. Her DH Dave is bolting! lol

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

Pauletta I meant to get a Family shot Sorry.
But here's Denny holding Little D, our newest ORVG Member.

Last RU he was Little Bump.....

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

And here's Little D's mom Michelle (in the green)

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

We've been w/ Cookie all day on a Garden Tour.
I teased her a bit about this shot.
But if I can't give Sis a hard time who can...lol!

So our annual Cookie Thief shot.
Bertie, the lookout, in the plaid
Ric

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New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

Wow Ric....Dave just wanted to get outa there..didn't he?? LOL...I showed it to him..and he said...man..I look mad! I said you always do..hahahaa...JUST TEASING!
Ok...got my pics uploaded. Only about 8 of them...so let's go!
Here's Cookie and Rebecca.

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New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

No. 2
This is Rebecca, Celene, Esther, and so sorry...don't know the lady's name in the orange?

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New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

No. 3
This is Pauletta, Denny, his wife, Michele...looks like Bertie, Bonnie, and Pat in the background.

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Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6b)

After the RU
Darius, Marcy, her DH Dave and George (daylilydaddy) stopped by our place for a breather.
Unfortunately we were so busy unloading the car and talking I didn't get any shots.

Then the 6 of us headed to Joycet's place.
Here's Joyce and George in her beautiful front yard.

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New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

No. 4
Here I see Esther with her back to us...Sue, Bonnie, and Jana!

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Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Bro....you truly are a brat....

Marcy, you forgot to say that they were supposed to imagine a cookie in my hand!!! ^_^

New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

No. 5

Again...Jana...Robyn...lady in orange...and Judy!

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New Madison, OH(Zone 5a)

No. 6...
LOL...Joyce...I DID forget...didn't I?? Shame on me!
Here is George...with Sue in the background. Looks like George was telling a TALL tale to me!!

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