New Tearjerkers Minnesota/Wisconsin Chapter!

Camping in the Midwest, including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin & Kentucky. Also includes Buckeye, Hoosier and BlueGrass Tearjerker chapters

Postby TPMcGinty » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:29 pm

Gary J wrote:"Lands of Many Lakes" Chapter. ------ A take off of the Minesota slogan that so many Wisconsinites point out that we actually have more, but then America's Dairland is actually 3rd or 4th on the list.

"Paul Bunyon Chapter" ------ Don't both of our states colleges covet his "Axe" in an annual battle on the grid iron. Both states have a heritage in logging also.

"The Rodent Chapter" ----- Golden Gophers and Badgers.

"Uff Dah Chapter" ----- If you know what lefse is then you know what to say when your gum falls in the chicken pen.

"Wissota Chapter"






In all seriousness though I actually personally like the Paul Bunyon Chapter as it would lend a lot of fun to the contrast between the TALL legend and the TINY trailers.

Gary


Just a little information that compares Minnesota lakes with Wisconsin Lakes:


Wisconsin professes to have 15,081 lakes.

(http://dnr.wi.gov/org/water/fhp/lakes/Lakes1a.pdf)

However, 9,037 of these lakes are unnamed and average only roughly four acres in size, leaving only 6044 that are large enough to be named.


In contrast, Minnesota has 11,842 named lakes larger than ten acres.

(http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/faq/mnfacts/water.html)

When including unnamed lakes over ten acres the number is 15,291. Various estimates propose that if Minnesota were to lower its cut-off threshold to five acres the number could approach or exceed 20,000 lakes.

In addition, when considering the surface area of each of the states five largest lakes (great lakes excluded), Wisconsin's largest cover 204,105 acres whereas Minnesota's top five total 896,387. Add to that the fact that the surface area of Minnesota's largest eight lakes is greater than all 15,081 "lakes" in Wisconsin. Minnesota also possesses more shoreline than California, Florida, and Hawaii combined.
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Postby Joe G » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:30 pm

"Lakeland Chapter"

"Northwoods Chapter"

"Up North Chapter"

"Shoreline Chapter"

"Mosquito Chapter"
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Postby Betsey » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:40 pm

Here are some we had already thought of:

North Star Chapter

Superior Shores Chapter

Upper Mississippi River Chapter

Northwoods Chapter

Prairie to Pines Chapter

Canoe and Brew Chapter (or as my daughter called it...Wiscesota (Whiskey Soda) :shock:

and, of course...

Uff Da and Cheese Chapter :lol:


Keep 'em coming! :thumbsup:

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Postby BrwBier » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:18 pm

Please, Please, Please look at Elmo's avitar and then tell me you want him in charge of a hand shake. Do we all get rubber gloves to wear? :? :R ;)
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Postby elmo » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:23 pm

BrwBier wrote:Please, Please, Please look at Elmo's avitar and then tell me you want him in charge of a hand shake. Do we all get rubber gloves to wear? :? :R ;)
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It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
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Postby Joe G » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:09 pm

Betsey wrote:....as my daughter called it...Wiscesota (Whiskey Soda)



That is PURE GENIUS!
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Postby packerz4 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:12 pm

i like

"Up North" chapter...
Superior Chapter
Great Lakes Chapter
Beer & Cheese Chapter

prior to the thought of this chapter i never imagined i'd wanna be associated with minnesota (i don't care for the Vikings)... but being the nice open-minded Packer fan I am, i'm willing to set aside my differences for the purpose of camping with cool people who camp in cool campers...

****Elmo, we should get together... looks like mid to late August for me. I'm traveling and working at State Fair with our Bagalot (www.2bagalot.com) until then.

I've got a few ideas... can't wait to work out the details w/you!

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Postby flygal6 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:00 pm

Hey Betsy,
Count me in on whatever you guys figure out. Sounds like more fun. Looking forward to more campouts this summer now that I finally made it up here to Appleton.
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Postby Betsey » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:22 pm

packerz4 wrote:i like

"Up North" chapter...
Superior Chapter
Great Lakes Chapter
Beer & Cheese Chapter

tk


Hi Tammy!

Superior Chapter was actually our first thought, as we have the lake in common. But we decided not to go with that for a few reasons.

Great Lakes Chapter is already taken by, well, by the Great Lakes Chapter :lol:

Happy 4th!

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Postby Betsey » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:24 pm

flygal6 wrote:Hey Betsy,
Count me in on whatever you guys figure out. Sounds like more fun. Looking forward to more campouts this summer now that I finally made it up here to Appleton.
Carol


Hi Carol!

Good to hear from you. Glad to hear you are all settled in. A bunch of us will be camping at Black River State Forest July 20-23. It's a bit of a drive for you, but come on over if you can. Jim is coming all the way from the Rockford area. :thumbsup:

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Postby Gary and Cheri » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:45 am

I sure like Tom's suggestion of "Northern Lites". Nice play on words.

Down here, south of Milwaukee, we don't see much more than that glow in the sky from Milwaukee. It sure is an awesome when you can see the real thing.

The logo, with all the potential colars, should be the envy of the Tearjerkers.

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Postby Gary and Cheri » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:47 am

For a further play on words: Knights of the Northern Lites.

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Postby Claw » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:59 pm

OK I vote for Prairie to Pines Chapter :thumbsup:

It is not geographically exclusive. Although I have enjoyed Wiscesota while in both those states this is the view over my back fence...
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so I would feel very much included if the handshake is not too tough to learn.
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Postby packerz4 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:17 pm

ok, thought of a new one...

Gitchee Gumee Chapter

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Postby elmo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:05 pm

Claw wrote:
so I would feel very much included if the handshake is not too tough to learn.


Can you do the splits??? :thinking:
It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
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