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tears by the river

Postby tjx » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:55 pm

We are camping :) at Thomson Causeway run by the Core of Engineer on the Mississippi River and want to invite anyone or everyone to come and join us the weekend of September 5-8th. This campground fills up fast. We wanted a site right on the river but somehow we missed out already. :thumbdown: The sites just opened up for reserving. The cost is $16 per night. To reserve just go to: http://www.recreation.gov/ and type Thomson Causeway in the park or facility name.
We have site #103 in HPOI loop. Look forward to seeing other teardropper's and campers come. ;)
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Postby Muskrat » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:36 pm

Hi, Tina & Jerry

We will not be able to make this after all :cry: . Spartan football starts that weekend with their first home game of the season.

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Postby tjx » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:08 pm

Nancy and Jack,

We'll miss you but totally understand :(
looking forward to April and will see you then.

tina and jerry
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Postby TLC » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:33 pm

Tina and Jerry:
Looking forward to it, I'm on site 105
I can drink all day.....provided I don't start till 11PM
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Postby Claw » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:01 pm

I have site 107 booked. 8) :applause:
Thanks for putting this out there early Tina and Jerry. Thomson Causeway is really popular and it should be a great time along the Mighty Mississippi River.
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Postby Betsey » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:23 pm

We'd love to join you...We wouldn't be able to get there until later Friday evening and need to be out by 3 on Sunday...darn school gets in the way of the fun! I'll have to talk with Craig about it and see if we can do this.

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Postby tjx » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:04 pm

Betsey,
Hope you guys can make it, it is a pretty campground. But I know how it makes for a quick weekend.

Glad to see Tom and Jim can make it. :thumbsup:

Forgot :duh: to say in the original note that Thomson, Illinois is located in Northwestern Illinois - approximately 1 hour south of Dubuque, Iowa and 45 min north of the Quad Cities or Interstate 80 on Illinois Hwy 84.

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Postby Betsey » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:01 am

Okay, count us in! We are on site #106. :thumbsup:

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Thomson Causeway

Postby Darrel&Joanne » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:15 pm

Tina & Jerry...

OK, If I bumbled through the reservation system correctly, I think I just reserved site 104. Hope it's a good one 8)

Now if I can just figure out how to run the forum... :oops:

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Re: Thomson Causeway

Postby Betsey » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:00 pm

k0awb wrote:Tina & Jerry...

OK, If I bumbled through the reservation system correctly, I think I just reserved site 104. Hope it's a good one 8)


Darrel & Joanne,

Woohoo! :woohoo: Glad to hear you can make it! :dancing

And if our sites aren't good, we'll go across the road and take up residence in Tina & Jerry's or Jim's. :lol:

Gonna be a fun time! :thumbsup:

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Postby Claw » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:35 pm

I don't know if I can stand it. :shock: My woody is going to look like fire wood surrounded by all those nice shiny Camp Inns. Maybe if I get my new camo canopy up everone will just think its a log in the woods :lol:
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Postby Betsey » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:50 pm

Claw wrote:I don't know if I can stand it. :shock: My woody is going to look like fire wood surrounded by all those nice shiny Camp Inns. Maybe if I get my new camo canopy up everone will just think its a log in the woods :lol:


Well, if it makes you feel any better...ours isn't shiny anymore...and it has some battle scars, which I have been informed, give it "character." (Although I think the reference has more to do with the characters who own it... ) ;) Maybe they're more like postcards of teardrop travels and experiences - "And here's the great signpost incident of 2003..." :thinking: Trust me, don't ask...

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Postby Claw » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:20 pm

Betsey wrote: "And here's the great signpost incident of 2003..." :thinking: Trust me, don't ask...

Betsey 8)


Betsey, Sounds like a great campfire story. :campfire: I can hardly wait.

Tina and Jerry did you know there is a small campout just up the river from you on April 11-13 at Whitewater SP MN
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Postby Betsey » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:47 pm

Claw wrote:
Betsey wrote: "And here's the great signpost incident of 2003..." :thinking: Trust me, don't ask...

Betsey 8)


Betsey, Sounds like a great campfire story. :campfire: I can hardly wait.


Oh, I'm sure it is...it gets better everytime I hear it! :lol:

But then there is also the "Lawn Mower Debacle of 2002," the "Garage Fiasco of 2005,"....need I continue?

And lest anyone think I am a jinx, an inept driver, careless or just plain bad luck, I wasn't responsible for ANY of these nor was I even around when they happened. :no:

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Postby Betsey » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:07 pm

Claw wrote:Tina and Jerry did you know there is a small campout just up the river from you on April 11-13 at Whitewater SP MN


And why, pray tell, would they want to come to the frozen tundra of the north to attend a popsicle gathering when they can enjoy the balmy trade winds of their southern clime? :lol:


Weather Alert: We (and Whitewater SP) are under a Winter Storm Warning for pre-dawn Thursday into Thursday evening....forecast for 6"-8" of snow

Memories of Whitewater 2008
:snow :snow :snow :snow
Jim Lori Craig & Betsey

On second thought, Tina & Jerry, can we move the gathering to your place the weekend of the 11-13? :thinking:

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