Welcome to the Metter, GA RoadRunner's
Camping Club Web Site.
Club President 2018 - George Lilley, KL7IEK
Email: GLilley01@gmail.com

Information about this web site may be obtained
from the Editor at: fred@fredandpatti.com
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This Camping Club consists of Southern Ladies
and Gentlemen who normally meet the 2'nd
Thursday of each month in different camp
grounds for social gatherings and camping fun.
Several of our group are Amateur Radio
Operators (Ham Radio) and "sport" different
antenna's on their coaches and toads. Also,
some members are into Geocaching. (Ga. State
parks is a treasure cove for geocaching.)

The purpose of this web site is to keep our
members and friends informed of future
planned activities. Should any non-member
stumble on this web site, the welcome mat is
always open - please contact the club
president for more information.
Metter RoadRunner
Memorials
      
The Metter Roadrunner
George Lilley   KL7IEK
Road·run·ner -ˈrōdˌrənər noun – a slender fast-running bird
of the cuckoo family, found chiefly in arid country from the
southern US to Central America.
But what is the infamous Metter Roadrunner?  Still belonging to
the cuckoo family, the Eastern Metter Roadrunner is a rare bird
indeed.  It can only be seen during the second week of each
month.  It only ventures out of its nest Monday through Friday.  
This behavior may seem strange, but it makes perfect sense
when you consider the number of Weekend wily coyotes found
lurking throughout the Georgia State Parks.  Some weird habits
that are observed of this strange member of the cuckoo family are
its eating habits.  It is reported that this strange bird will eat
extreme amounts of food during the week it spends out of the
nest.  Then the bird returns to its nesting area, eating very little so
as to motivate it to return month after month to a new feeding
location.
The Metter Roadrunner has a very strange call.  Some have said
that it sounds like random groups of letters that are blurted out at
very high frequencies.  Some have said that they have captured
these strange vocalizations; i.e. WK1F, WK1E, W4CYJ, N4FOH,
W4TFK, etc.  One of the rarest calls reportedly is that of the Arctic
Roadrunner which is often found flocking with its southern
cousin.  The Arctic Roadrunner’s haunting call sounds like
KL7IEK.  Many of these strange sounds can also be heard calling
out to other migrating birds, most commonly the migrating Snow
Bird, between 0700 to 0900 each day of the week. This is strange
behavior indeed.
I’ve heard it said that these strange creatures actually take a
mobile nest with them and can be captured at many of Georgia’s
state parks and numerous other wooded camping areas.  It’s said
that this behavior is driven by its need to escape from the
weekend wily coyotes trying to take part in the Metter
Roadrunners feeding habits.
So here is hoping that in your travels through the great southeast
you get the chance see one of these rare birds.  I really hope that
you can get a picture of one or two of them. If you do, please try
to get it into the next news-letter.  Be very careful, it has been said
that the habits of this bird can be catching.
Cheers George, AKA the strange bird from up north KL7IEK,
squawk, squawk, squawk…  
Our December camp out during the week of 12/13/2018 will be held
at the
Coastal RV Resort,  287 S Port Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31523, I-95 exit
29 - this is a full hookup with Wi-Fi, Cable, Concrete pads, Pull-thru's(our
section) and you can even wash your rig free. The mild climate makes
staying here enjoyable any time of the year, so you'll never find it closed
for an "off season." They  stay open all year round.

Brunswick, once known for its rich fisheries as The Shrimp Capital of the
World, is situated on a peninsula with Oglethorpe Bay to the west, the
Brunswick River to the south, and the Intra coastal Waterway to the east.
This offers you a choice of inshore, offshore, Gulf stream and deep-sea
fishing.

The Park is conveniently located off I-95, Exit 29, situated on a beautiful
south Georgia lake surrounded by lush landscaping, just minutes away
from golf, beaches, historical sites and shopping.  Cook out at our
pavilion, spend some time on the lake in our paddle boats, fish off the
bank or get some sun lying by the pool. Clubs are always welcome.

The area offers a multitude of places to visit and quaint eating
establishments.  St Simon's Island, one of my favorite places to visit is
only a few miles away.

This campout will be
hosted by all attending.  Club dinner will be
provided by those attending. Club will provide turkey and ham for our
meeting supper, other food to be provided by those present. There is a
grocery store about 1/2 mile away. Happy hours, munchies and club's
dinner will be at the Pavilion.

When you make your reservations tell them you are with the Metter Road
Runners.  
Call 912-264-3869 and make your reservations.    Keep George
and Fred informed of your plans for our food purchases.

Again this year, we will have a Chinese gift exchange (meaning the gift
isn't necessarily yours!) - $20.00  Max gift per person participating in the
gift exchange and being suitable for male or female.

During our meeting, we will hold elections of officers for the year 2019.

SO ---- get your party ideas together, make reservations and may we have a
grand time.
Dec. Campout
Member RV & Ham
Items for sale
Orlando! The Metter RoadRunners plan to attend the 2019 Orlando Hamcation, Feb.8-10 at the
Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive. The parking for RV's begins at 2PM
Wednesday Feb, 07, 2018.  The fairground camping area is an open area with water, limited  
quanity of 50/30/20 amp plugs on the light poles and a dumpsite.  You will need a water hose
"wye" fitting to connect to the water supply. The Hamfest and buildings open Friday 9AM - 5PM,
Saturday 9 - 5PM and Sunday 9 - 2 PM.

Go to
RV Parking/Reservation for information - rates are $35.00 per night, plus each person in
vehicle must also purchase a $15.00 Hamcation Admission Ticket. The above prices are for
orders prior Dec 1.  After that date prices are $17 and $40.  Pre-Registration ends December 31,
2018.  Reservations received after December 31, 2018 and those sent without the REQUIRED #10
self-address stamped envelope will be held at the RV (South) gate in "Will-Call".

Normally, the WBCCI group park by the lake where they have the daily happy hours, prizes, eats,
etc. The RoadRunners will join the WBCCI for happy hours ETC - just bring your munchies,
beverages and chairs for a fun time. Times to be announced.

T
he Metter RoadRunners will not have our regular Meeting or dinner due to other activities.

This time of year, be prepared for balmy weather, very cold weather, or very wet weather.  Even
if you are not a Amateur Radio enthusiast, there is a lot to do and see in Orlando, besides, where
can you park your RV in the Orlando area for $35.00 a night?
Feb-Campout