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Old 09-22-2016, 10:17 PM   #141
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We are enroute to Chilliwack now (Wyoming/Montana border) and will arrive in Lynden, Wa either Saturday or Sunday. We hit a glitch in our plans, seems that several KOA do not allow dogs in their cabins. We have had to make several stop adjustments.
We have a Wednesday pick up scheduled but according to the pictures received yesterday it may be ready a day or two earlier.
We then plan on hot tailing it back to make the rally either late Friday or Saturday with Prairie Schooner, the 2016 2nd Gen Escape 19. Hoping we do not repeat the experience someone else mentioned over on FGRV about the park ranger's customer service, as we maybe arriving after hours.
Will update once we start our trek.
Jim, we arrived early at Thomson Causeway. I just checked the booth hours and on Fri-Sat, they are open 9am-11am and then 5pm-8pm. The camp host just told me they do not lock the gate, so you can come in to your site. If you need me to check something for you, just let me know. 972-965-1629.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:00 PM   #142
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Wow, you have a lot of time for exploring. If you go north of Thompson about 8 miles you'll be in Savanna, lots of bars, a couple wildlife areas, a good grocery store. Across the river is Sabula Iowa. There isn't much of a town but the causeways and backwaters hold a lot of herons, egrets, Eagles, and some white Pelicans this time of year. To the south of Thompson is Fulton and Clinton on the Iowa side, there's a casino on the west side of Clinton. Buffet was not great but not bad either, last time I was there. It's a little ways south to Rock island Illinois, but there is a good arsenal there if that interests you. A good grocery store in Clinton too, It's the HyVee.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:00 AM   #143
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Wow, you have a lot of time for exploring..
Hi Dave!

Thanks for the tips. We will probably just spend most of the time prior to the rally just relaxing and prepping our Casita so it can be put on the market after the rally in the outer banks.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:16 PM   #144
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We reserved site 102, arriving on Thursday, Sept. 29th and leaving on Sunday, October 2nd. We are looking forward to meeting you all.

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Greetings neighbors! We will be in 103, across from you, in a Casita!
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:22 PM   #145
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Sadly, we will be cancelling our site for the rally (#103) today as we've decided that too many things, i.e. work, are getting in the way of the rally weekend. We plan to come visit on Saturday but simply cannot do the whole weekend. We've really been looking forward to this, so thankfully Thomson isn't too far to come for a visit!
Wow! By shear coincidence, I checked Recreation.gov and found site #103 available, so we moved from #99 to #103.

Now, site #99 is open...
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:28 PM   #146
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Greetings neighbors! We will be in 103, across from you, in a Casita!
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We are looking forward to meeting you. It is going to be fun.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:32 PM   #147
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Ah! musical sites. Site 103 sounds great. I believe Site 105 is going to be used by CPAHarley, am I correct Jim?

I had a chance to correspond with the residents of site 107, this is a shared site with 105. They are I believe Aussie, always hard to tell in an email. I think they are friends of Iowa Dave and that is why they are at the rally. At any rate they have a behemoth fifth wheel, one of those ones with three axles. The missus has taken her heritage and expressed it with the raising of Australian Kelpies. At last count they were travelling with 11 of those cuties. I say at last count because two of the bitches were due any day. Kelpies are know for large litters. So by the time of the rally you could be next to 41 Kelpies. Wonders never cease.

These guys are trained hearders. I hope no one is planning on bringing any sheep to the rally. I guess they also work reindeer, goats and cattle. Probably safe on the reindeer.

Walks to the bathroom after dark could be interesting.
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These guys are trained hearders. I hope no one is planning on bringing any sheep to the rally. I guess they also work reindeer, goats and cattle. Probably safe on the reindeer.

Walks to the bathroom after dark could be interesting.
Yikes! I hope they don't heard Escapes and Casitas!!!
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I'm bringing a greyhound I got as a rescue. I'm gonna cover him with sheep wool
and run him through the campsite and lay down four miles of trailing scent all the way to the nearby federal penitentiary . When they get back they'll sleep for the whole weekend, no problem. If that don't work, I'll use a surf rod to cast a steak across the river. Them little dogs will be in Davenport before they know it with that current in the big river. No worries
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Well, I guess a change of plans for the Australian Kelpies. Apparently there is a problem with deer at the federal correctional center just north of Thomson. There is the need for the herders to round up some deer that have broken into the facility. Sadly, they will have to be based out of the prison while they do their work.

I was so looking forward to seeing them work. So who knows what lucky soul ends up on site 107?
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