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Old 03-03-2007, 09:52 AM   #799
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Hell Creek Ranch has stables, good canoe/kayak opportunities, hiking, a bike trail, and for Carol: Paintball. It looks like they have something of a fairground setup for campsites, and that could be a downer, but if we can wrangle a good grouping and permission to park like we want, then that might work out. The picture does not show it, but on their phone message they state they'll have a pool ready by early summer. I have been a little hesitant about the stable angle, since a)who wants to sleep next to a stable(stinky?), and b)my wife is allergic to horses; if they are too close, that would be not workable for us. But I don't see how horse stables could be too close the campsites, given a). Harold, any chance of a scouting mission?
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:31 AM   #800
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and for Carol: Paintball.
I say we stay away from horses if Shelley is allergic. Don't even want to take a chance of spoiling the rally for anyone. Better to error on the side of caution. I just posted it because it came up for the area that Lou mentioned. Lou may still all go to Hell one day. (good ol' manure...what objectionable smell, you guys, it's pigs that stink! LOL)

If I can't get Lou and Andy with a paint ball I may just come packing a few water balloons.

Lots and lots of choices. Thanks for your research John. Anyone have a master list of all the participants last year? What was our total anyway? Gotta get everyone in on this again.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:04 PM   #801
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I went there last year on a scouting trip. Actually it was a large motorcycle rally. The stables are the large building at the top of the hill , there is also a bath house. There was no pool when I was there. It sounds like they may have made some improvments since last year, I think they were just starting to devolep the campground.
PS there is a Motorcycle club next door.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:20 PM   #802
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I say we stay away from horses if Shelley is allergic. Don't even want to take a chance of spoiling the rally for anyone. Better to error on the side of caution. I just posted it because it came up for the area (good ol' manure...what objectionable smell, you guys, it's pigs that stink! LOL)
Hehe you are right Carol about pigs. They are MUCH worse than horses, horses are fragrant.
We used to have a pig farm 1/2 mile to the east of us - oh lordy what a smell.
And you are right we sure don't want to spoil someones fun.

Might a motorcycle club next door be rather noisy too?
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:29 PM   #803
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We'll try to get out for a drive maybe next Sunday, kinda tied up until then. Andy didn't seem real impressed with Hell Creek, I half way looked at Pirolli last spring, but really didn't go in. We'll check out Marble Springs if we can get in. It's a little early to get into most campgrounds, a lot of them are closed up tight and we can't get in to look around, but we'll give it a try. It'll be a good excuse to try our new gps.
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:13 PM   #804
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Folks, was there some reason that Ber Wa Ga Na campground may have dropped off my list?
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:54 PM   #805
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Folks, was there some reason that Ber Wa Ga Na campground may have dropped off my list?
I remember you mentioning it, but I did not pay too close attention to which ones you wrote down. I think this was one of the early one's we discussed, possibly before you got the pen and paper out. Maybe that's why it was missed.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:37 AM   #806
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That one was mentioned right out of the gate.
I do believe that it was just missed when we were getting John to put pen to paper.
We can throw it back into the mix if all would like us to check them out.
I am willing to drive anywhere within reason to scope out the possible selections.
As for Tawas, I would be willing to pack up the Patterson clan and head up there for a long weekend. A regular weekend would be stretching me kind of thin though.
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:19 AM   #807
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Well, other than the state park and a RV park right in the city, I can't find anything real close to Tawas.

Ber-wa-whatisname is on the list now.
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Ah come on, where is the farmer in everybody? I agree with Carol, if Shelley is allergic to horses, Hell might not be the place. As a UP farmboy the smell would just make me sleep better. Cleans the sinusus.
Grace and I don't care where it's at as long as we (I) can party.
Carol, you can join the White Lake Fire Dept's paintball group anytime you want. They are always looking for people.
Lou, I have a brand new Macerator kit,30' 30 amp chord still in the box also.
For Lorrie and some of the ladies, we could raffle off a shopping trip in the MH.
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Cool, thanks Fred!

Now I want to bring up a subject that is very near and dear to my heart. Lou's Famous Smoked Chicken.

Now last year I was tempted to wrestle Annie to the ground for the extra chicken she won, but wise and generous woman that she is she let me come to dinner before it got to pinning one another down to the floor. Lou, please sir, we want more.

Are there any larger cookers we could rent or perhaps buy a second and ante up for dinner? I mean if you are watching the pot all day and all night and at 3 in the morning to bring us your delectable chicken, might as well double, triple or even quadruple the batch. Is there a possibility? Otherwise people, I put you on notice. I will be sporting a series of various disguises and reentering the line until I get busted.
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Cool, thanks Fred!

Now I want to bring up a subject that is very near and dear to my heart. Lou's Famous Smoked Chicken.

Now last year I was tempted to wrestle Annie to the ground for the extra chicken she won, but wise and generous woman that she is she let me come to dinner before it got to pinning one another down to the floor. Lou, please sir, we want more.

Are there any larger cookers we could rent or perhaps buy a second and ante up for dinner? I mean if you are watching the pot all day and all night and at 3 in the morning to bring us your delectable chicken, might as well double, triple or even quadruple the batch. Is there a possibility? Otherwise people, I put you on notice. I will be sporting a series of various disguises and reentering the line until I get busted.
Well, I do have another smoker that I could bring with me. I just never realized how popular my smoked chicken was going to be!
I am sure that I can easily double the chicken count to 8 chickens.
So, if anyone would like to place an order for a chicken of their own, please let me know and I will take orders for them.
I could, quite possibly, do up to 16 chickens if need be.
As for the raffle donations we are now up to:
1 - New set of BAL Airstream stabilizer jacks
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1 - Lou's Smoked Chicken, (or more if need be)
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What about putting Covenant Hills back into the mix?
I liked it there and so did the family.
Crystal Creek is near Covenant Hills too.
What do you all think?
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Lou wasn't there a sewer problem at Covenant after the rain in the low areas? Also the Bates could not park with the rest of us because of the size of the sites?
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