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Old 02-09-2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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2017 Mississippi River Rendezvous September 29-Oct 1

The sleepy village of Thomson Illinois and the US Army Corp of Engineers Campground called Thomson Causeway will be our destination this year. Some may recall that last years rally was planned for this location, but we failed to book our reservation with "Ole Man River", resulting in being flooded out three days before the event. You can read all about that and last years event here.

The festivities begin on Friday September 29, 2017. The booking window for campsites opens on March 29, 2017. We will be using sites 99-126, but three additional loops are available, two of those are within easy walking distance. Booking is done at www.recreation.gov.

The nearby shelter, Stone, has been reserved for the duration of the rally.

The rally brings a nice mix of fiberglass owners, wannabe owners, traditional trailers and mere mortals caught in the middle of a rally. This will be the third year of the rally. We hope you can join us this year.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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Hi Paul
We will be there, God willing, that little nearby creek don't rise and the Devil don't come to take my soul. As usual, we will help any way we are able. We will have peppers, zucchini and possibly aphrodesiatic garlic to share. 99.5 miles for us, can't wait. I'll take and post a couple pictures next time I'm in the neighborhood to hit the casino buffet at Clinton.
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I'm working on Mary for it. She says that that time of year is right in the middle of when we are out on our big fall trip somewhere.... to be continued.
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Boy, September is becoming a busy month, 5 rallies in various locales.
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Placed a reminder in my calendar to make a reservation. Hope to see you all there.
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Just put it in our calendar to reserve a spot. We attended last year's rally staying at a motel in order to talk to/meet people and tour some trailers. This year, we'll have our own! Can't wait!
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Just put it in our calendar to reserve a spot. We attended last year's rally staying at a motel in order to talk to/meet people and tour some trailers. This year, we'll have our own! Can't wait!
I'm sure folks will have lots of good questions about your diesel Canyon pulling the 21. Looking forward to seeing your rig. $20 a night or $10 with the geezer pass sure beats motel prices. Bring your fish pole, we will catch and fry a carp.
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I'm sure folks will have lots of good questions about your diesel Canyon pulling the 21. Looking forward to seeing your rig. $20 a night or $10 with the geezer pass sure beats motel prices. Bring your fish pole, we will catch and fry a carp.
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Sounds great! Have to remember that fishing pole.
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I'm working on Mary for it. She says that that time of year is right in the middle of when we are out on our big fall trip somewhere.... to be continued.
Eric we tend to go to the rendezvous either at the beginning or the end of our fall trip. Just saying...
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Eric we tend to go to the rendezvous either at the beginning or the end of our fall trip. Just saying...
Good, you and Lindy can work on her while you're here next week.
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