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Old 09-07-2008, 02:40 AM   #57
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Carol I never went to bed!!! got into photos of our trip and then got to thinking about this Rally.....

I have posted a big big Maybe Laura. I just don't know what is in store with my Mothers health right now. If I am needed at home then I will have to pass.

But I will plan to be there otherwise.

So tell me the scoop - I gather the upper loop is the Pines Campground??

Are there going to be sites grouped or are we to just book what we can - or just show up as I am sure there will be no problem in just pullin in at that time of year???

How are we getting across to the Island - Ferry, Bridge or is Steph and Dave taking us over in their Yak?

Will hold off on the Kayak - until I get to see the weather forecast closer to the departure date.

If we have a small group - it might be a lot less hassle and outside coldness to have dinner on the Island??? what do you think. could be like an earlier dinner and then when we get back we could do the desserts. I like Carol's pie idea that would be great around the campfire - anyone know how to make liquor icecream??? or we could just do the whip cream in a can and pour the liquors of choice over top

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We just tried this for the first time at the Region 1 Rally held over in Prince Edward Island. Peter and I had never heard of it before - but then we are not yet big rally goers. What a great fun and different breakfast/brunch idea. I can spear head the omelets if that is our choice of say Sunday Breakfast??? I have one of those little Round BBQ's that burn anything you use as a grill - but makes a great large pot boiler Have a big enough pot lightweight aluminum too.

Package of zip lock bags and ingredients for an omelet and we are all set.
We could look at the Breakfast being the pot luck instead of the dinner - that way we would not be rushing off the Island and preparing food after a long day of touring and cycling with soar butt syndrome. Standing would be required to warm butts and Carol's Pies Yum I can taste them allready...

Just my suggestions - will go along with what ever majority want.... prefer easy though since I will not have my chef with me

I can not wait to see all and meet those I have not met yet.....no time to get a new batch of anything ready for this Rally I am afraid - time to sample the UP wines

Laura - will work on the Rally Logo - as you requested just the bridge and maybe a rivet or two there were a few bridges posted and I found some more on a tourist site - so I will look at that when I wake up tomorrow.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:00 AM   #58
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Upper Loop

Laura, we need some clarification on the upper loop. Are we camping on the North loop of the Lakeshore campground or in the woods in the Pines campground? Perhaps you could post what campsite numbers you are designating for the rally area., i.e. 18-51. Some are narrow with trees so I suggest everyone check the site descriptions.

Sharon the only way to the island is by ferry, until it freezes then you can snowmobile. The bridge does not connect the island to the mainland.
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We really need to hear from steph on this. She has been there. I haven't and I thought she said she wanted to stay in the upper loop. It is by the lake. Steph put your two sense in here alreay. Lol
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:55 AM   #60
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Sharon the only way to the island is by ferry, until it freezes then you can snowmobile. The bridge does not connect the island to the mainland.
Interesting - where does the bridge go then?

In the one picture is there cars on it or just people?

Of course these might be totally stupid questions - but then I am a double whammy not from the State or the big C
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The bridge connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. The island is to the East. Here's a link that is all about Mackinac http://www.mackinac.com/index.html
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I don't know if we are going to try to head out early Saturday for the ferry. But what I was thinking was to have the omlet and toast breakfast on Saturday, not Sunday. That way no one else had to fuss or spend time heating or cooking or cleaning up and we wouldn't be famished by the time we got there or be late leaving. I thought I would just put out the fixings and the boiling water and let everyone make their own and make it as simple as possible. Maybe we can have a bigger breakfast at our leisure on Sunday or maybe we are going to the island later on in the day Saturday afternoon. We might even be able to get a special rate for the ferry?
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I have heard the majority of businesses on the island are closing down by the 1st Week to mid October,it may be wort h a phone call to the mac. city chamber of commerce....
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My good friend runs Sea Biscuit, a nice restaurant on the Island. I will get in contact with her and get the scoop on when things are shutting down. We could perhaps plan to eat there, I'm sure Wendy would treat us right! Or maybe The Pink Pony, would be better...pink flamingo, pink pony, it's close right? Not to fear there are two restaurants that stay open year round. I took the plane over last St. Patrick's day for some fun with the locals. Wow, what a night!
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That sounds great, I know no matter what is open im going, I want to geocache, and see the fort, and say that I have Finally been to the island, its only taken me almost 22 years!
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My good friend runs Sea Biscuit, a nice restaurant on the Island. I will get in contact with her and get the scoop on when things are shutting down. We could perhaps plan to eat there, I'm sure Wendy would treat us right! Or maybe The Pink Pony, would be better...pink flamingo, pink pony, it's close right? Not to fear there are two restaurants that stay open year round. I took the plane over last St. Patrick's day for some fun with the locals. Wow, what a night!
Pink Pony - Pink Flamingo - and I'll add the Pink Elephants - sounds like I should make sure I pack my Pink Flannel PJ's and Pink Slippers too
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I don't know if we are going to try to head out early Saturday for the ferry. But what I was thinking was to have the omlet and toast breakfast on Saturday, not Sunday. That way no one else had to fuss or spend time heating or cooking or cleaning up and we wouldn't be famished by the time we got there or be late leaving. I thought I would just put out the fixings and the boiling water and let everyone make their own and make it as simple as possible. Maybe we can have a bigger breakfast at our leisure on Sunday or maybe we are going to the island later on in the day Saturday afternoon. We might even be able to get a special rate for the ferry?


......always thinking

We will have to have helpers with the omelets it is really hard to hold open a zip lock bag and laddle the liquid egg into it. they made it look so easy at the rally. We just held open our bag and nodded down the line. I thought I was in an Oliver Disnesy Movie - Might need a laddl'er not a great morning functioning person

Yes it would be quick and easy though for Saturday. Why heck if it is a really cold morning we can just keep breakie in hands and eat on the way right out of the bag.


Hey Carol you and I could experiement with our bags - we could cut up french bread into small squares and toss in the bag and have Monty Christos - Swiss Alps Style

Light bulb....Monty's for Sunday Brunch with Hashbrowns - YUM

I am game for anything....
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That sounds great, I know no matter what is open im going, I want to geocache, and see the fort, and say that I have Finally been to the island, its only taken me almost 22 years!
Well then I can say it has taken me 47 years to say I been to the Island....Must be the year of the Island for me

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Yea, But I have passed the Island about 50 times, and have crossed the bidge about half that amount and have never gone before, I have lived in MI all this time, and have never been there, but you have me beat, you have PEI! I want to go there one day!
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Here's a locator map of the island for a sneak peek.

Oh Sharon you know I love monte cristos!!! Gee now I am drooling... You need help in the morning? What constitutes morning for ya girl?
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