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Old 05-13-2013, 05:13 PM   #71
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And, here we are at Seward's Bluff Forest Preserve/campground. A very pretty, very inexpensive place.

Never been here before, thought we would run away somewhere pretty for a few days, and found this a couple hours north of us on the CampWhere app.

Come to find out there was a passle of Airstreams here for a rally over the past weekend.

Then who do we meet, but Lucius, who recognized our rig and introduced himself! We have been on the same threads for several years, now have met and visited with him in person.

Life is good.


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Old 05-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #72
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Sorry we missed you, but most of us will be at Moraine view. See you then.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #73
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Well another Spring Meet is over.

We didnít do too badly considering the last minute change of camp, and unseasonable weather.
Iím working on editing some pics from the weekend and will post them this week.
Considering the rain, wind, cold and close setup, letís just say that we werenít the most photogenic weíve ever been.

Letís wish Mike and Dana good luck hosting their first Wally Rally this week.
Doug and Maggie, sorry to have missed you. See you at Moraine View.

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Now that we had a great time, all considering, it's time to start planning for the fall rally.
See some of you at Moraine View, and everyone have a great summer and GO CAMPING.
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Spring Rally Recap

Well.... This season got off to a rocky start, didn't it.

Hopefully we don't have to become used to cold weather at our gatherings.
I rolled in Thursday just in time to catch a Vintage Canned Ham trailer getting ready to pull out. It was a 1955, 15' Trotwood on it's maiden voyage after a interior restoration. After some quick tours we set up in the rain.


The new campground host Bob turned out to be very accommodating, and he dragged a bunch of extra tables over to the sites. Not only that ,he wasn't even too concerned about where you parked. Lets hope the FPD treats him OK and he sticks around a while.


As the rest of the group filtered in we set up the meeting area. The lessons of the last Fall Rally weren't lost and we had plenty of Easy-Up canopies and tarps to keep out the wind and cold. Thanks to Bruce, Ted, Bill, Cale and Mike for keeping the campfire hot.


Wandering around the campground, it turns out there were a lot of Pecatonica River Refugees. The one that caught most peoples eye was a 1957 Greyhound bus converted to a Mobile Home. I hope you got to take the tour. Knotty Pine woodwork with every amenity, sans slide-outs, that you'd expect to find in a modern MOHO.


As usual the wives spruced up the place by decorating every thing to the western theme. Lauren's triangle to call everyone to Vittles was great touch.
I was off my game as far a cooking went this trip, but everyone else provided plenty of great food. deserts and refreshments for the Saturday Pot Luck.
Thanks to everyone for making the Rally a success.


I mentioned posting pics of the event. Since they weren't very good I thought I might add captions using quotes from Blazing Saddles to punch them up. Fortunately, Sue had a look at the photos and wisely decided that no one should subjected to my sarcastic sense of humor.


So another Rally has come and gone. The Fall Rally is scheduled for September 26-29th. Sue and Dana will be checking in with everyone to find out what you think of the campground and possible alternate locations.
We hope everyone has a great summer. We'll see some of you on the road this season, and, are looking forward to Fall Meet.


See everyone soon,
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Thanks for the wrap up Tom.
Sorry that I was not much fun this Rally. I am getting better about my sleeping habits.
We had a wonderful time! It was good to see the gang and meet new faces. I will try and be a little more "Merrier" this fall.

Our trip home went well until about 5 miles from reaching home. Lori noticed a strange sound from the truck on the up grades. It was getting louder each new hill. By the time we got home, you couldn't hear yourself think sitting inside the truck.

Got word today from the diesel shop that I have a broken "flex plate" This is the part that the starter turns. I always thought it was called a flywheel... I am told that if I would have gone much longer down the road it could have come apart and really done some damage. I should have the truck back soon.

Hoping to get back to Sewards Bluff next month with the family to see the place in its summer glory.
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