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Old 05-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #57
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Rally Recap

Sue and I, and Mike and Dana arrived early Wednesday afternoon to a soggy but practically empty campground.
The Vagabond Group had taken up residence on the East Side of the park. We staked out the higher, drier section on the South side.

When the Campground Host came to collect we found the campsite rates had increased a couple of bucks for residents, wood and electricity, but, there was essentially a $10.00 a night surcharge for none residents. This effectively raised the rates 100%.
The host told us the rates were even more for parks with more “Amenities”.
With a light rain that evening we stayed inside for dinner.

Thursday morning we were treated to one of the Amenities, lawn service. A pair of Deere front end deck mowers started cutting the grass, shoving around tables and circling the same trees and cutting the same grass over and over in the drizzle at 7:30 AM. Despite the loud droning some might have considered it Entertainment.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:50 PM   #58
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Most of the rest of the Group arrived that afternoon. Thursday’s dinner was graciously provided by Cale in the form of pizza from his restaurant. We added extra toppings and cooked them in portable pizza ovens on the picnic tables. Nothing like freshly cooked pizza on a cool evening. Thanks Cale.

BTW if you’re ever in the area stop in to one of Cale and Amy’s restaurants in Wauconda or Island Lake. Varied menu and excellent food.

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Old 05-21-2014, 08:54 PM   #59
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Friday the last of the Airstreamers arrived. Bill brought in some decent wood so we had a good fire going that night. Nubies Dave and Linda were the last to arrive and we got them set up after dark.

Saturday morning the weather finally turned nice. We all headed out to the Pec Thing Flea Market. Picked a few new treasures, headed back to camp and got ready for the Potluck.

That afternoon Big Ed 52, harleyjoe3 and DIAMOND49 dropped by to say hi, check out the trailers and shoot the breeze for a while. Hope you can get your Airstreams on the road and join us in the Fall.
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Saturday night was our usual feast with more than the usual abundance of desserts. Dana arranged a plate of Peeps to be sacrificed, I mean roasted, over the fire later in the evening. FYI they don’t puff up as much as in the microwave but taste much better.
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Sunday morning everyone pitched in, broke camp and headed home in the early afternoon.

Thanks to everyone for braving the cool weather, increased rates and coming out to make another great Spring Rally.
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End of an Era at Pecatonica

As a group we voted that we will not be heading back to the Winnabago County Forest Preserve Campgrounds. We’ve had a good run for the last 9 years. Unfortunately things have deteriorated to the point where we are no longer getting enough “Bang for the Buck”.
Our Fall Rally will be at Lowden State Park in Oregon Illinois, about 25 miles south of Rockford, between October 9-12th. We’ll decide on a group of sites and post details in the coming weeks.

We wish everyone a good Summer with lots of fun, safe travels and we will see you in the Fall if not sooner.

Tom and Sue
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Tom; thanks for the GOOD recap on another spring rally. I think we ALL had a good time considering the conditions.
For those of you that plan on going to "The Fall Northern Illinois" remember you will have to make reservations through Reserve America.
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