View Poll Results: How do you feel about a Metro-Detroit, MI area get-together?
Interested and would like to help set it up 3 23.08%
Interested and would attend 9 69.23%
Interested but it is too far away 0 0%
Not interested and live nearby 0 0%
Not interested and do not live nearby 1 7.69%
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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How about a Metro-Detroit get-together

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in having a July, August or September get-together somewhere near Metro-Detroit?
There are quite a few nice places to camp nearby. It would be nice to get something that we can do close to home.
Please use the poll attached to this thread to let me know how many would be interested in attending something like this.
Maybe we can talk to Moraine View folks in giving some suggestions and tips to plan a successful get-together...
It does not have to be anything extravagant. Just a little weekend outing.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:53 AM   #2
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Sign me up Lou! Great idea

I like August or September better than July.

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Metro Detroit area events 2005

For the people that Love things that 'roll on wheels' here's some great events in the Detroit area:

1- Motor Muster in Greenfield Village, June 18 - 19
2 - 27th Annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, August 7, 2005
3 - Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village, September 10 - 11

And of course there is the Grand event that Airstreams could parade in (don't think it's ever been done before)

Woodward Dream Cruise, AUGUST 20, 2005

A great area of the country to see and appreciate rolling stock of the country.
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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Sign me up Lou! Great idea

I like August or September better than July.

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I like the August/September time frame myself.
How about some ideas as to where it could be held?
I know the TCT's have two events at Camp Dearborn.
I was thinking that there are several state parks nearby. The best ones are about an hour outside of Detroit. Lord knows there is nothing right near the suburbs. The list can be found at www.michigan.gov.
How about Sleepy Hollow State Park just north of Lansing?
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:49 PM   #5
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For the people that Love things that 'roll on wheels' here's some great events in the Detroit area:

1- Motor Muster in Greenfield Village, June 18 - 19
2 - 27th Annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, August 7, 2005
3 - Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village, September 10 - 11

And of course there is the Grand event that Airstreams could parade in (don't think it's ever been done before)

Woodward Dream Cruise, AUGUST 20, 2005

A great area of the country to see and appreciate rolling stock of the country.
There is a HUGE KOA right near Greenfield Village! Just going to Greenfield Village is a BLAST! The Old Car Festival falls within the September time frame.
The dream cruise is cool but it was better when it was smaller. Now, you cannot get anywhere near Royal Oak on that weekend.
Just remember, it was Detroit that put the world on wheels!
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The State Parks have been a pain to get into during the summer lately, not saying it isn't worth trying...

TCT is in May and September.

Have to think of something nearby... hmmmmm
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:12 PM   #7
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The State Parks have been a pain to get into during the summer lately, not saying it isn't worth trying...

TCT is in May and September.

Have to think of something nearby... hmmmmm
Jason,
I can only think of Camp Dearborn or the Greenfield Village KOA.
Then there is always the parks outside the immediate area. Like the Emmett KOA. Port Huron KOA and a couple others I can't think of right now.
We would have Steve from Ohio who would be the southernmost right now!
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Interested, if the date works out . . .

Living in the Detroit Metro area, I'd try to make it if it doesn't conflict with anything else on our schedule (maybe a 50-50 proposition). Last year we wanted to attend the Mackinac get together, but it fell in the middle of our big vacation out of town vacation, so we missed it. I was wondering if something "Forum" related would be set up in or near Michigan this year. For us a (long?) weekend type of event would be better than a week long event (like last years Mackinac event). Having never camped locally, I have no ideas to suggest for campgrounds, but it would be nice to tie it in to one of the local events, or even to a trip to Greenfield Village and/or the Henry Ford Museum.
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Living in the Detroit Metro area, I'd try to make it if it doesn't conflict with anything else on our schedule (maybe a 50-50 proposition). Last year we wanted to attend the Mackinac get together, but it fell in the middle of our big vacation out of town vacation, so we missed it. I was wondering if something "Forum" related would be set up in or near Michigan this year. For us a (long?) weekend type of event would be better than a week long event (like last years Mackinac event). Having never camped locally, I have no ideas to suggest for campgrounds, but it would be nice to tie it in to one of the local events, or even to a trip to Greenfield Village and/or the Henry Ford Museum.
I think that would be a good idea.
How about something an hour or two away from home?
Did you vote?
I am going to use the pool results to decide if it worth spending time on organizing it.
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Lou, I didn't vote, because I can't with certainty say that we'd attend if you set something up (maybe if there was a "maybe" button I could vote). Such an event would be enticing, but in actuallity our participation would depend upon the date selected. We already have plans for certain weeks and weekends in July, August, and September. Plus we're still working stiffs. And most importantly I gotta check with "the boss", if you know what I mean.

An hour or two from home wouldn't be a problem. In that regard we did set up the trailer at a (County?) Park/Camp Ground on the Lake Huron shore north of Port Huron last year. Lorrie seemed to like it (I towed the Airstream up and back, but couldn't stay). I can't remember the name, but I could look it up if necessary.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:56 AM   #11
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Lou, I didn't vote, because I can't with certainty say that we'd attend if you set something up (maybe if there was a "maybe" button I could vote). Such an event would be enticing, but in actuallity our participation would depend upon the date selected. We already have plans for certain weeks and weekends in July, August, and September. Plus we're still working stiffs. And most importantly I gotta check with "the boss", if you know what I mean.

An hour or two from home wouldn't be a problem. In that regard we did set up the trailer at a (County?) Park/Camp Ground on the Lake Huron shore north of Port Huron last year. Lorrie seemed to like it (I towed the Airstream up and back, but couldn't stay). I can't remember the name, but I could look it up if necessary.
I will make a mental note of a "definite maybe" then!
Since things are in their infancy, what would be a good weekend for you in August or September?
I am still a working stiff too. It makes it difficult to get everyhting done around the house and take weekend trips too boot. I have decided that I need to get the trailer out this year and it does not look like we will be able to take our yearly trip to Kentucky Lake down near Paducah, KY. Gas is too high and time is tight.
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There is Myer's Lake Campground in Argentine (west of Fenton, off us-23), Monroe KOA (right on US-23). Unfortunately nothing close in to town. I guess I'll have to take a trip and check out that KOA nearby, it's only about 20 minutes away. The whole idea sounds interesting to me, I'm a working stiff too, I'm going to have to monitor what everyone else does, can't commit to anything yet, we are working on trying to move this summer, so that could tie up everything. Please keep me posted though!
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There is Myer's Lake Campground in Argentine (west of Fenton, off us-23), Monroe KOA (right on US-23). Unfortunately nothing close in to town. I guess I'll have to take a trip and check out that KOA nearby, it's only about 20 minutes away. The whole idea sounds interesting to me, I'm a working stiff too, I'm going to have to monitor what everyone else does, can't commit to anything yet, we are working on trying to move this summer, so that could tie up everything. Please keep me posted though!
I have been by the KOA off of US-23. It is decent looking.
My brother stayed there back in the late 90's while he was in Toledo on business. He liked it.
Never heard of Myer's Lake Campgound before. That sounds like it is worth investigating. I will have to research it.
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Since you asked . . .

Lou, Our schedule isn't completely firmed up yet, but since you are asked . . . as of right now, I'd say the best weekends for us might be: July 30-31, Aug 6-7, Aug 13-14, Sept 24-25, or for that matter we could consider Oct 1-2. For some of these, we might be able to add the Friday before, with some planning, too.

However, since Lorrie and I are only "definite maybe's", if you can get any weekend to work for everyone else, go for it with out regard for our schedule.
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