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Old 08-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Urban Air - Downtown camping in Eaton Rapids

We just signed up to be at Urban Air Oct 2-5, 2014. Camping in downtown Eaton Rapids MI - just Airstreams, lining the downtown main drag. Music, food, socializing. A neat way to bring some excitement into a small town setting, and a different kind of camping experience. Looks like they've done this a couple of times, and sounds like they'd like to expand the idea.

More info at WakeUpDowntown.com

You come in on Thursday and get parked on the street (electric hookups provided), and break down Sunday morning. Plenty of restaurants, so you don't even have to cook!
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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Very possible I'll be there. My brother lives there and I was planning on seeing him after coming back from a trip from Tennessee. I've been at the town before its a very nice small community for sure.
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #3
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More info at
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanAIR/

Josh Rogan will be performing - he travels in an Airstream, it seems
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:03 PM   #4
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Yes, our hope is to attend this also...


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Old 08-26-2014, 04:18 PM   #5
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Just 37 Days Away!
How will you decorate your rig this year?
Last year our "PIMP YOUR BLIMP" trailer decorating contest raised over 800# of items and a lot of money for the "Hearts & Hands" charity.
There's still some room to sleep in the streets. Sign up soon at: WakeUpDowntown.com.
This is a non-profit, all-volunteer event that engages the public like no other event. Last year the news story went coast-to-coast and we've added and improved things this year. You can see lots of photos at the facebook page. Join IN and Hang OUT.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanAIR/
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:17 PM   #6
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This just in from the organizers...

Urban Air 2014 October 2-4

Well, just 4 weeks from tonight 101 trailers will be making last-minute preparations for the short trek to Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
If you have already registered, thank you! You’ll be receiving some TRAVEL TIPS via email soon.
There is still time to register online at: Urban Air • Wake Up... Downtown! - Home
The sooner you can register, the better. We have so much planning to do for your arrival.

• Kayaking • 3 New restaurants • Nightly Campfires • Big Band Concert • Shopping • Heritage Festival • Live Music • Airstream Factory Experts • Josh Rogan Concert • Polishing Demonstration • Maintenance Seminar • "Rarely Home Companion" Dinner Theater • PIMP YOUR BLIMP Trailer Decorating Contest (where charity is the real winner) ...and much more.



You can check out a video featuring last year’s event here:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...cH8tAdLIw#t=28

Safe Travels and See You Soon!

Urban Air is a non-profit volunteer based organization with the goal of waking up downtown American.
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:06 PM   #7
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This is such a wonderful idea...if it weren't so far to go, we'd be there in a flash. Looks like fun. The whole concept is a winner.

Now to find a place to do it.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:32 AM   #8
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Looking forward to this - we may go to MI early and visit some friends beforehand.
How many other AirForum members will be there? Who should we look for? Getting close!
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I"ll be there!
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:16 AM   #10
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We will be there with some Canadian friends. The furtherst are coming from Prince Edward Island!

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Old 09-23-2014, 07:33 AM   #11
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We're coming in from Ontario ,with the Bambi, and wonder if there is anything we need to know before we arrive.
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Old 09-23-2014, 08:01 AM   #12
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The sooner you can register, the better. We have so much planning to do for your arrival.
Robert --

Your message reads that you may be one of the, or THE, planner for the event. I am wonder if you would be willing, once the event is over, in starting a new thread sharing what it took to stand up a rally like this - how dififuclt/easy it was to locate towns willing to do this and work out leagalistics, logistics, etc.

It's am amazing concept and potentially replicatable in our favorite areas across the nation. Paula and I have already traded some ideas on towns in Southern/Central Virginia we think the concept could work.

Thanks!

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:20 AM   #13
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Actually, I'm not involved at all with the event, other than attending (for the first time) this year. I'm just as intrigued as you are. When I emailed the organizers for more info, I offered to start a thread about the event on the AirForums, just to increase awareness. The organizer (it seems that they are all volunteers) that I have contacted is Kirk MacKellar <mackellar501@gmail.com>
I agree - this should be replicated across the country. When I go to Urban Air, I hope to get some info regarding setting up other events as well.
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We're coming in from Ontario ,with the Bambi, and wonder if there is anything we need to know before we arrive.
I asked about the advance info yesterday, and was told that they are finalizing the email to go out with details, so we should see that soon.
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