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Old 07-04-2016, 04:20 PM   #1
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2017 WBCCI International Rally - Escanaba, MI

The 2017 WBCCI International Rally will be held in Escanaba, MI, July 22 - 29. Here's a link to the web site:

http://wbcci.org/international-rally...-escanaba-mi-2

I think this is the first International Rally that will not be held on/around July 4th (Wally Byam's birthday). We've registered and plan to do some sightseeing before or after the rally.

Anyone else planning to attend?
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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We decided that we are going to go to our first international. A fellow air streamer was at Lewisburg and told me the registration opened up and 300 plus already signed up for 2017. I bought our admission and were going to give it a go. We have always wanted to go to the UP of Michigan and this gives us a great excuse.
My daughter will be 8 years old next year, hopefully there will be a few other kids there.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:05 PM   #3
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...My daughter will be 8 years old next year, hopefully there will be a few other kids there.
We look forward to seeing you there. We've been to two internationals - 2007 and 2016 and in both cases there were dozens of kids there. There are several activities oriented to younger people... face painting, art, music for example.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:42 AM   #4
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We're in! Just registered. It's only 4-5 hours from home in our state, how could we not go? DW has some trepidation, we're not really into rules and rituals, but we'll go with open minds and in the spirit of learning.

If you haven't been to the UP, it's awesome! Lots of outdoor activities and real wilderness. Looking forward to making lots of new friends. If you want to hike, or bike, or kayak while you're there, look us up! WBBCI #7246
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:56 AM   #5
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....... DW has some trepidation, we're not really into rules and rituals, but we'll go with open minds and in the spirit of learning........

We just returned from Lewisburg. I shared the same concern with you about rules and such.

I got to tell you, the rumors just were not true. No one said one word to us the entire time about any "rules". Badges should be worn, but that is for security reasons, not because of any "rule". The gates to all activities are open, and basically, somebody could just walk off the street. That in fact did happen once early on in the rally.

Berets were basically non-existent except for the flag ceremony. I enjoyed and respected the tradition of this. I didn't stay for the installation, but suspect berets were also worn then by some.

Believe it or not, everyone there was just campers! We had a great, fun, time with friendly people. Yes, we would have preferred more nighttime activity, but we made our own fun.

I suspect we are UP bound next year.
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Dan B thanks for replying to TC's comment. It's helpful to those of us considering future trips.
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Look out Night Streamers, we are registered!

We look forward to Airstreaming, UP style.

Can't wait to see Scout again!
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:44 PM   #8
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I'm in! Going to Solar power the entire Rally. UP is a superb experience. Be sure to plan some time before or after the rally. Just too close to SW Ontario to ignore. Don't worry about rituals..We attended the Madison International. If you don't like the Pomp, you don't have to attend. The rest of the rally was quite informal; A great time for me; not so much for my mate as she didn't like parking lot camping. Too bad she is not here for this one on Grass.
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We signed up also. Oshkosh airshow is on the agenda also!

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Escanaba? Really?

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The 2017 WBCCI International Rally will be held in Escanaba, MI, July 22 - 29. Here's a link to the web site:

http://wbcci.org/international-rally...-escanaba-mi-2

I think this is the first International Rally that will not be held on/around July 4th (Wally Byam's birthday). We've registered and plan to do some sightseeing before or after the rally.

Anyone else planning to attend?
I lived in Houghton, Michigan for 3 years (on the upper thumb). I can't think of a more unlikely place than Escanaba.

What were they thinking?
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Chief, nice new photo.

Thanks, beautiful sunset in Lewisburg.
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