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Old 10-05-2018, 06:27 AM   #271
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Tom, "Glenn" and Eric sharing the official drink of the rally.

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Oops, I forgot to include the close up of the bottle.


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Old 10-05-2018, 07:17 AM   #272
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Ditto to all the compliments. Thanks to Paul and all those that helped make it a great rally, regardless of the weather. We had a great time.

It addition to the rally, there are some interesting sites in the area; the windmill in Fulton, lumber mansions in Clinton, and the lock and dam #13.

We toured the Curtis mansion in Clinton. He was a lumber baron and the house has some amazing woodwork. We also spent an afternoon fascinated by the workings of the lock and dam #13. A covey of 24 bass boats came through the lock and held up a coal barge going north. It was quite a process to see a tow of 15 barges come through.
I had a great uncle who worked the locks on the Monongahela River in Brownsville,Pa, where my parents were from. Used to visit him on"the job" as a child.

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Old 10-05-2018, 07:27 AM   #273
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Oops, I forgot to include the close up of the bottle.
You know, if you drink that you will need to buy pom poms, for it will turn you into an Escape fanboy.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:44 AM   #274
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I have a place at Lake Sinclair, going this weekend and plan to get in the water, I know my 7 year old grand son will join me. I've owned the place for 22 years and 100% sure never been in the water in October!!!!!!!!!!
Steve no doubt you'll be able to be in the water, with our current and forecast temperatures. Looks like it's going at least to 90 every day here (Fort Benning) until next Thursday. Our daughter said that October is very nice here, more like our summer up north but so far it's much hotter than we expected. Well it's better than 34 and wet snow/rain at home right now!

We should get a break next Saturday, going up to Blue Ridge and ride the train hopefully will see some fall colours.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #275
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You know, if you drink that you will need to buy pom poms, for it will turn you into an Escape fanboy.
Drank some - powerful stuff:
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Drank some - powerful stuff:
I already have the Pom poms as my daughter left them behind from her spirit girl days. Fight J-hawks fight, with the colors blue and white!
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:28 PM   #277
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Kudos to Paul and Janet for initiating, organizing, managing, conducting and hosting this rally for the past 4 years. A very enjoyable experience, in a wonderful setting. Their efforts are appreciated.
And thanks to all who participated and brought wonderful food and drink to the potluck and happy hour. A shout out to Elaine for her pea soup....just the thing on a cool Fall night to warm the cockles of my heart.
I have been remiss in posting earlier........we stayed at Thomson until Wednesday, and with clean-up, un-packing, partial winterizing of the rig and the like....well.....having fun is a lot of work.

My mixologist concocted the Escape Industries KOOL AID, which I brought to the rally, hoping to share a snort with some other Casita comrades, maybe a Scamp scoundrel or a Bigfoot to boot. Alas, only one Scamper that I saw, so I had to share with the Escapers. Seems they'll try anything. This Escape KOOL AID concoction had a smooth, silky touch to the palate, a hint of maple overtones, a strong finish and an aroma reminiscent of my grandmothers coin purse. Na Zdrowie! Cheers!

He said the elixir should have an effect in minutes, or a few hours, maybe days, or even up to 90 days later. Check back next year to see if it has worked.

Besides the attractions already mentioned in this thread, we visited the Clinton arboretum, an award winning, delicious and stunning piece of parkland. I highly recommend it for a visit next year. They specialize in conifer (fir) trees and shrubs. Amazing variety of plants and scenery there. A gem.

Hope to see ya'll next year.

P.S. To Leon, who was fretting about Iowa Dave and Thoer: Your fears were unfounded. Both characters were stalwart gentleman, conducted a fair and square torque-your-lugnuts competition and did not draw the sheriff to the park.
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