We've launched the first Northern Illinois Fall Rally away from Pecatonica, and we have lift-off!
Despite the weather being about 10 degrees cooler than the average there were 16 Units attending. From Bambis to Motor-homes, Vintage to Modern we represented the wide selection of offerings from Airstream Inc. I think the park took notice.
Arriving Wednesday night we found Mark and Brian, who didn't know about the gathering, parked close by. They decided to stay the weekend and join in. As the rest of the group filtered in over the next few days we started exploring our new environs. Oregon has an interesting variety of shops and attractions. I'll need to do more exploring in the Spring. Down by the Rock River the Colors hadn't peaked yet but it was still nice to be out by the water.
We kept the fire going all weekend, catching up with our old friends travel stories and meeting the new Airstreamers who attended.
Saturday was the big event starting with the trailer tours. Word had gotten out that we would be having an open house of sorts that afternoon. There were a number of non-Airstreamers who joined the walking tour and got their first look inside the iconic Silver Twinkies.
Saturday night the tables were set up, background music began playing and the food came out. I've been to plenty of Oktoberfests and there has never been as wide an array of entrees and desserts to choose from.
Alles gutem Essen und Trinken. Ausgezeichnet.
Sunday most of the gang began packing up to move on. Before leaving we decided to return to Lowden for our Spring Gathering the weekend after Mothers Day, May 15th, 16th and 17th. I'll post more info in the coming months.
Thanks to everyone who attended and made the Rally in our new location a big success. Thanks for posting you photos as well. Sue and I hope to see everyone again in the Spring, if not sooner. Safe travels to those heading down south for the winter and we'll see you down the road.
Tom and Sue