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Old 01-31-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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What about a Midwest Rally?

IT would seem that many of our Forum brothers and sisters are managing to arrange Forum rallies in many other regions of the country.

What about us slush puppies in the Midwest? It would be great to have a Forum rally in the MIDWEST! I know we have Forum friends in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. Indiana and other surronding states would of course be welcome.

Anyone interested? How about you Kevin? Could we borrow the family farm??

Lets get chatting! The weather has got to break sometime!
Always does!

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Old 01-31-2003, 07:24 PM   #2
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DMC,

We'd be interested, there was another thread on it, that I kept reviving with no luck. Let's run with this. Who else is interested?
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would like to know more.

was going over plans with the better half, might be able to fit this in.

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What about a Midwest Rally?

Greetings All!

Yes, I am definitely interested. My problem may be that I am already getting my schedule a bit booked including the last two weekends in May, the last two weeks in June and the first week in July (WBCCI International Rally), July 17-20 Sheyboygan, WI Vintage Airstream Club Rally, and July 30 through August 3 (Statue of Liberty Rally).

I wish that I could offer my farm, but it would violate the terms of the lease that I have granted on the land.

I would have two suggestions of good locations:

The DuQuoin State Fair Grounds in DuQuoin Illinois has a very nice facility and if I remember what I read in some publicity in the Southern Illinoisan , they are actively promoting the Fair Grounds as a destination for RV Clubs and even have 30 AMP electric service as well as water and sewer connections in their camp area. Information can be found at:

DuQuoin State Fair Grounds, DuQuoin, IL

My second suggestion, Giant City State Park in Makanda, IL would be a little more problematic as it relates to accommodations. It is an absolutely gorgeous location with one of the best restaurants in the region, but their campground has a finitely limited number of sites, and if my information is correct their group camping area does not have any utility services - - and to make matters worse, they do not accept reservations for any of their camping accommodations. Information can be found at:

Giant City State Park, Makanda, Illinois

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Talking Midwest rally

Hello fellow Airstreamers
I am interested in a Midwest rally.
The Duquoin site sounds fine.
The obvious question is..........when?

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A little further east?

What about someplace in Northern Indiana, to centralize it a little? I know there were a couple of us from Michigan and Ohio discussing this before.
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or north?

how 'bout the u.p. eh?

maybe the copper range or escanaba area?

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You say you wanna visit da youpers eh?

Da U.P. would be a destination, I just don't know about interest heading north (drive time). John, what are you doing playing on the computer so early? I got an excuse, I'm at work.
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Duquoin by St Louis?

Are you discussing Duquoin that shows up on mapquest by St. Louis? I don't know if we'd be able to make that one. It'd be 9.5 hours from Detroit. Have to discuss further with my better half...
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drive

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hear ya about the drive time, just tossing out ideas.

i'm up early because of my dogs, they don't recognize weekends.


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Where oh Where could our rally be?

Kevin and All!

Kevin,

As the Major Domo (he who has the most airstreams)(and caraven experience)(and time constranits)of the group, I kindly request your available dates.

Since we look to be drawing our friends from surronding states,
maybe something more centrally located would work better?

I have done the drive to and fro Detroit more times than I can remember! There are MANY good campgrounds in the middle of Illinois that would work well. Some thoughts.... Amboy ....
Cut Rock .... etc.

We know who, why, and what .... need to nail down when, and where. Next issue? The grub!!

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dunes

how about the indiana dunes state park?

never camped there, but it has a central location.

i'll deferr to someone who has......

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Dunes Bury?

That whole area of S.W. Michigan is beautiful! That would be a great location. And like our friends out west ... we could hang out along the puddle and then go inland to the desert ... kinda...

I will search for campground around there. Would be fun to be there around the passage of the TALL SHIPS. Lake Yachts
meet land yachts!

What are everyone elses thoughts on that general location?

Not easy to get a quorum, within a forum!

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Could work...

That would probably work better for us. A few of us have kids, so it would be even better to have activities nearby for them. Need to check into reservation policies for State Parks, here in MI you can reserve up to 6 months in advance, anything on the water goes fast. When I get home, I'll check the new Woodall's and relay any info I can find.
Somewhere like that would equate to a 4@ hour or less drive for all respondents thus far, seems fair.
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