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Old 09-23-2015, 05:23 PM   #81
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Hi Dave thanks for the suggestions but we are further north, stopped now in Valparaiso IN.

tash - sorry if we were coming from home would be going through MN but we are coming from Niagara Falls so won't be anywhere near.

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Old 09-23-2015, 07:20 PM   #82
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Paul, little correction on the dates. It is from September 25th to September 27th.

Yes, I second all others: Thank you for putting together the nice schedule. We will make sure and look at the balloon event for sure!!! We will arrive on Friday later afternoon (darn work for both of us...). We are site 5. If an extra tent won't fit, we will fit the kids inside Cafe Egg, hehe!!
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:36 PM   #83
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We're about 2 hours north in Nelson Dewey State Park. We just toured the National Brewery Museum in Potosi and had dinner there. Very interesting place if anyone else is coming through that direction. The Potosi brewery is operated by a non-profit org that managed to save the old brewery that was scheduled for demolition. Good beer too. Ok now I have to get back to waxing the underside of the trailer 😊😜
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Ok now I have to get back to waxing the underside of the trailer ����
You must have read my response to the frame issue and maintenance
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:14 PM   #85
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Eric,
If you were camped in that area, specifically at Grant River, you need to like trains. But being from Galesville you do not have those horns to lull you to sleep. I was camped there earlier this year and was curious how many trains passed Potosi each day, it was something like 46. Of course the entrance to Grant River COE Campground has a rail crossing so they all need to do their obligatory two long, one short and one long. They do it during the day and they do it during the night.

Nelson Dewey is a bit further from the rail line and at a higher elevation plus the big thing, there is not a rail crossing.
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Good old potosi. Used to be their motto I think. I've been up there a few times. My bro and my daughter and son in law go regular too. Nice displays and good food. There's a restaurant in Cedar Rapids with some Potosi breweriana or what ever it's called. Most trains per night I ever experienced was on the Union Pacific Main line at Ogalalla Nebraska. Loud,long and lots of them.
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Mary had a "Good Old Potosi" with dinner and liked it. I tried a couple of new ones that I haven't seen before. Picked up a case of 4 different 6 packs for the rally days

Yep even up here on the top of the bluff we could hear trains about every 30 minutes last evening. Fracking for oil in the Dakotas has certainly changed life for people living along this rail corridor as most of the cars are oil haulers now and amazingly frequent trains.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:34 AM   #90
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Hear all about it!!!

Hey, Rally-Escapers, we want to hear all about it!
I couldn't attend either...bad muscle days.

Woulda been OK if I had a trailer to travel in! Oh well...

Please recap, and post photos! Maybe some interiors, too?
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