OK folks, we are setting the date and location.
June 11, 12, 13th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 2004
State Recreation Area (Gander Bay Campground)
27374 Moraine View Park Rd.
LeRoy, IL 61752
The location is near Bloomington Illinois and if you go to the map link below you will find major interstate highway access from all directions.
Directions to the campground are on the Moraine View website link below.
We will be staying in the Gander Bay campground. All sites have electric. There is fresh water supplies scattered within the campground and there is a bath house. There is also a dump station.
Note that reservations are by mail only. I have already checked and very few people have reserved on this weekend. There are 61 sites. Here is the link to the reservation form.
Note that if you mark your reservation "Airstream Group"
, they will try to keep us all next to each other. When you fill out the form send $20
for your first night's reservation. Additional nights will be $15
and will be collected by park personnel upon your arrival at the campground.
Those who want to arrive earlier or stay later can adjust their dates on their reservation form.
Since this is a public facility and not far from some major metropolitan areas, space will be limited. There is no doubt that the campgrounds will be full if you wait until a week or two before reserving. Get your reservations mailed early! You will receive a written confirmation from the park.
Hope to see you there and let us know if you make a reservation.
Mark your reservation "Airstream Group"
Now the July rally will be something special. My plans are to stay at a private campground, Mill Creek, in Mackinaw City Michigan. This one will be a weeklong rally although you can stay for more or less time if need be. Travel time will be reserved for the weekends so many of us may not be arriving until Sunday and will depart the following Saturday. These will be full hookup sites (yea!) so no need to tote water or worry about your holding tanks. The campground has a view of Mackinac Island and the bridge. Water is cold but there is a swiming pool and playground for the kids.
I need to call the campground and make some preliminary arangements. Date wise I am looking at arrival on Sunday July 11th and departure July 17th. Cost for the campground is $27 (for 3 persons) daily exclusive of any taxes. There is additional per person charges (in excess of 3) of $2 per day. Kids under 5 are free.
We have a couple of ways of doing this. Once I let you know that this is a go, you can mail me your deposit and I will make a group reservation. Those of us in that initial reservation will be guaranteed sites next to each other. Those who need to reserve later can reserve individually (I will give you our group name), you will note our group name on the reservation form and the park will attempt to park you next to the initial group or as close as possible.
Lots to do in the area, weather is usually excellent, warm days cool nights. There is an Internet cafe, so those of you wanting email and/or forum time will have access for your laptop, or you can use theirs. Let me know what you think and if you are interested in this particular rally.
For those of you wanting to browse the area, the web site for the campground is www.campmackinaw.com
Please do not make any reservations until we hammer out the details for Mill Creek Campground.