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Old 05-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #253
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We're also in the full hook up area. When making the reservations we requested close to the rally area, but with full hookups. We're in row 3....a short walk to the fun I'm sure if you call the campground, they will tell you what row you're in.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:58 AM   #254
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Thanks, Dowpells,
We are looking forward to it!
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Dowpells,
The LW (Sophia Mom) emailed the campground today. They told her that they wouldn't assign us to an area (or a spot) until we arrive. They would only narrow it down to the full-hookup area (rows 3-9!). She will call the campground tomorrow. We just don't want to be far from the fun. That's a long way to go to be away from the all the action.
Will post when we learn something.

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:28 AM   #256
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Max Well,
When I talked to Sandy, she said row 3, for sure, but no lot # until arrival. It would be nice if the full hook up folks could be in the same row.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:12 PM   #257
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Max Well,
When I talked to Sandy, she said row 3, for sure, but no lot # until arrival. It would be nice if the full hook up folks could be in the same row.
I called Sandy. She said we would most likely be in Row 3 but would not commit. We will just hope for the best.

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #258
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Historic Tunnel of Trees

For those coming up the east shoreline, on US 131, you'll want to route through Petoskey and Bay Harbor to catch a 19 mile trail road on your way up to Mackinaw City called "The Tunnel of Trees". Last spring I discovered this Petoskey gem (pun intended).

There's a winery and a small general store along the route. Most of the way Lake Michigan will be a drop off on the driver's side and the passenger side is sprinkled with a few beautiful cottages. Petoskey and Harbor Springs are the "Cape Cod" of the north.

One thing that I forgot to mention before is that there is the Cross in the Woods site which is definitely worth the extra stop. It is near Indian River/Petoskey, just off of I-75. It is an arena sized outdoor church in the woods with a stations of the cross pathway through the woods and many monuments/memorials to see. There is a nice sized religious gift shop there as well. It really is a beautiful nature-God experience.

So glad to see more folks signing up for this EPIC rally! What is so neat about this rally is that we have folks traveling from at least five or six states--folks who have never rallied together! By the end of June we will have a schedule of events lined up.

There is so much to see and do based upon individual interests and experiences that we are trying to keep things loose so that, when we come together as a group around the group campfires each night, we all have something new to share. Personally, I like to hear the recommendations of others and then plan my trip day by day based upon the feedback.

Full Moon Telescope, Bridge Lights at Night, Lighthouses, Pot Lucks, Campfires, Mackinac Island, Tunnel of Trees, Historic Forts, Area Festivals, Private Boat Rides in the Straights of Mackinaw, The Grand Hotel, Horseback Riding, Card Games, Tunnel of Trees, Taquamenon Falls, The Shipwreck Museum, Lake Michigan Sand Dunes, Swimming, Bike Riding, Golf, Photography, Campground Shuttle to Ferry Boats, Broadcasting the Summer Olympics on the side of an Airstream, Biking to Arch Rock, The Mystery Spot, The Mackinaw Bridge, Pasties, Castle Rock, Beaches, Kayaking, Salmon Fishing, Sun Bathing, Hiking, Eating at American Spoon in Petoskey, the Michigan DNR Fisheries Museum in Indian River, Harbor Springs, the Lumber Camp and Virgin Pine Forest of Hartwick Pines in Graying, Making New Friends and some getting the chance to share this with Grandchildren....Pure Michigan!


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Old 06-06-2012, 03:55 AM   #259
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Don't forget the 'The Locks' at Ste. Saint Marie, and the casino there also. Then there is the Father Marquette National Monument just a few feet to the west of the Mac. Bridge. A great indoor movie narative of his work with the indians -a must see for any history buff.
Coming north get of US-75 and drive up US-23 , it follows the shoreline of Lake Huron and goes thru many great towns-Tawas-Oscoda -Alpena-Cheboygan-etc and many stops along the lake for a quick dip or shoreline walk.
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Camping with Kelly

We met Kelly(Mellen60) In a part of Michigan she has been coming to for the past 50 years Crystal Falls Michigan and we had A Way Dam good time camping and fishing together ...thats what Airstreams do they bring people together!!!
its a tune up for Under the Bridge !! Here some pics
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Looks like I am not going to be able to attend this and I am so disappointed, The wife can not get off work, #*#*#!! job. There is another issue as well that means I am going to have to stay close to home for it, an issue that I was sure would be resolved in time.
So I have a lake side site and if anybody wants it contact Kelly as I just sent an email to her.
Maybe there will be another one next year and we can attend it.
Hope yall have plenty of fun and think about us as we will be thinking about yall.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #262
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O.K. folks. We're a little over a month from the rally so this thread is going to get really really active.

First the bad news. Adam isn't going to tow the boat with (and camp in) The Big Nasty, so we won't have the Peterbilt among us. He's using a boring old Ford pickup.

We've worked out a basic schedule that is really open to suggestions and can be easily modified. I'll post that shortly. There will be lots of opportunity for boat rides, but the fishing trips will be very limited. Also, finding slip space at Mackinaw Island in the peak of the tourist season is difficult and expensive, so we'll be scrapping the private ferry trips to the island.

Star Line and Shepler both run ferries from Mackinaw City which is only 2.7 miles from the campground. Both have similar round-trip rates of about $22 for adults, $12 kids, $8 bikes. Ferries run every 30 minutes from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM.

Renting a basic bike on Mackinac Island is about $5 per hour or $30 per day, so I'll gladly bring my bike and pay an extra $8 on the ferry. In fact I'll probably ride bike to to the dock from the campground.

I was looking at the climate data for the rally. The average high is 76, average low of 60. Can't beat that! Sunrise will be around 6:25 AM and sunset will be 9:00 PM. With such a late sunset, I don't think projecting the Olympics on the side of a trailer will work well. We'll have to figure that one out.

Forgive me. These are mostly just random thoughts coming across my mind with very little organization, but I wanted to get them out there.

Now for the basic schedule:
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The Start of a Schedule

  • Wednesday, August 1
    • Evening Campfire
    • 10:00 PM full moon telescope viewing.
  • Thursday, August 2
    • Boat Rides every two hours starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 8:00 PM.
    • Evening campfire
  • Friday, August 3
    • 4:00 AM Fishing Charter. Four fishermen plus two non-fishing passengers.
    • 6:00 PM Potluck (tentatively pasties as the main dish)
    • Evening campfire
    • 8:00 PM Sunset Cruise
    • 10:00 PM Dusk Cruise
  • Saturday, August 4
    • 4:00 AM Fishing Charter. Four fishermen plus two non-fishing passengers.
    • 6:00 PM Potluck (theme?)
    • Evening campfire
    • 8:00 PM Sunset Cruise
    • 10:00 PM Dusk Cruise
  • Sunday, August 5
    • Checkout
Questions: Do we want to have a big pancake breakfast buffet one morning? I believe we have access to cooking facilities.


Questions: Cribbage night?


Please feel free to throw out your questions, opinions, additions or changes to the schedule.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #264
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A word about the Fishing Charter

As you can see by the schedule, only eight people will be able to fish so lets make absolutely sure that we only sign up for fishing if we're really interested in fishing.

There are all kinds of time slots and seats for boat trips so please try to keep the fishing seats available to those seriously dedicated to fishing.

The boat will leave the dock at 4:00 AM. Seriously. If you will be fishing you will need to have a Michigan 24-hour All Species fishing license pre-purchased for the day of your trip. The license can be purchased from the Walmart in Cheboygan, MI just down the shoreline for $7 both resident and non-resident.

Warning: If you go out on a fishing charter and get bored within two hours you will be bound and thrown overboard.

Price of the charter will be about $75 plus a deckhand tip of approximately $25.

There will be signup sheets for the boat trips and fishing charters at the rally.
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Steve,

How many folks can fit on the boat for a regular "cruise?"

Thanks for all the hard work you and Kelly are putting into this to make it awesome!

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How many folks can fit on the boat for a regular "cruise?"
That's a good question. I believe the boat can have a maximum of 14 people and that includes captain and deckhand, so the cruises will probably be 10 to 12 people per trip.

Kelly reminded me that the Straights of Mackinaw will have 2' to 6' swells, so be sure you take some Dramamine to avoid seasickness.
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