Spring Mill State Park 2010 -- Hoosier Chapter Gathering

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Postby bobhenry » Thu May 20, 2010 2:09 am

OOPS !

The 30% rain is now 60% on Friday
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but LOOK at Saturday and Sunday :ok:

A look back at rainy weather.

Our ( wife and I ) very 1st big gathering was a Brown County spring of 08 That Friday night weather was windy but nice about 1:30 a thunderstorm rolled thru and I sat up watching the lightning thru the see thru roof. Morning was clear and clean and the weekend was great.

Spring of 09 at Raccoon Lake the storms rolled thru about 8 pm and we were lucky enough to have a large 10 x 20 canopy in place and very well secured against the wind. About 20 of us partied on thru the rain. It looked like a scene from Woodstock muddy wet and barefooted in the river of mud we had a great time despite the rain and once again Sat and Sunday were beautiful.

Friday night at Lake Summit at our fall 09 gathering the weather was a raw bone chilling cold with rain and several of the neighboring campers congragated in my 10 x 10 pop up and we simply stood or sat around and visited. It really and truely was one of the best campside moments Vic and I have had. Driven together by the weather , we took time to really get to know one another and swap lies and tall tales. So sometimes a little inclement weather is a big plus. At the moment it is an inconvenience but on the look back it created a really wonderful few hours in our camping career.

Just like the post office "neither rain ,nor sleet ,nor snow shall keep us from campin' :thumbsup:

See ya all tomorrow :campfire:

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Postby Jst83 » Thu May 20, 2010 4:46 am

bobhenry wrote:Are we there yet ?


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Oh I wish, It's Thursday there will be a few headed that way in a bit.
Have fun see you all late after noon tomorrow.
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Postby Nitroxjunkie71 » Thu May 20, 2010 8:29 am

Jst83 wrote:It's Thursday there will be a few headed that way in a bit.
Have fun see you all late after noon tomorrow.


Karl dropped me a note Wednesday. He and his son David have been there since Tuesday night.
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Postby bobhenry » Thu May 20, 2010 8:46 am

Tuesday :shock:

That's not fair he got a head start :(
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Postby roadmaven » Thu May 20, 2010 10:05 am

Great! Just in case we don't make it, go ahead and pass ours on to Alan & Carie in the T@B. They're camping in our front yard race weekend, so we'll get it then, just in case this weekend doesn't happen for us. Thanks!

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roadmaven wrote:Scott -- Did the banners come in? Saturday's now looking iffy for me. The Mrs. scored two free passes into the Firestone Suite at the speedway for Pole Day Saturday. Love you guys, but, uh...well....ummmm...well.... :roll:



Yes they did, I'll be bringing them with me to the gathering and holding them hostage :twisted: :lol:
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Postby Jst83 » Thu May 20, 2010 10:35 am

roadmaven wrote:Great! Just in case we don't make it, go ahead and pass ours on to Alan & Carie in the T@B. They're camping in our front yard race weekend, so we'll get it then, just in case this weekend doesn't happen for us. Thanks!


:thumbsup: Will do
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Postby Riverrat50 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:19 am

Just joined the forum. I have watched this forum for a long time but have never posted. Have been to the last couple of Shivarees, but I'm looking forward to doing some nice weather (hopefully) camping. I have booked slot no. 80. I think this will be fun.

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Postby 2KIRKS » Thu May 20, 2010 11:33 am

wow, there are a lot of posts on this thread!

i believe there's a pot luck list going... i purchased a couple fresh bags of chips to share!!

i don't cook!

see you all tomorrow.
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Postby Jst83 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:36 am

Riverrat50 wrote:Just joined the forum. I have watched this forum for a long time but have never posted. Have been to the last couple of Shivarees, but I'm looking forward to doing some nice weather (hopefully) camping. I have booked slot no. 80. I think this will be fun.

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Welcome to the forum and welcome to the gathering. you sure picked a great gathering to attend. this one is shapping up to be a great one.
I'll get you added to the map. See you tomorrow

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2kirks wrote:wow, there are a lot of posts on this thread!

i believe there's a pot luck list going...


:applause: Yes I'm glad to say I'm part of such a wonderful group we just keep growing. I may be bragging but we might be one of the faster growing groups. Must be our super pitch-ins that keeps them coming.
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Postby Jst83 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:53 am

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We like to give first time attendees a name button to help identify and learn names, first one is our gift each additional one is only $1 to help of set the cost of button parts.


Here's the list so far if you've haven't joined us before or maybe need a new one just send me a PM and I'll get you on the list. Gonna make the buttons tonight and load them in the camper.



Please help me check spellings I've been known to miss spell things :lol:

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Postby 48Rob » Thu May 20, 2010 1:17 pm

Karl and I got in yesterday, Kurt showed up today...what is everyone waiting for! :campfire:

Rob ;)

PS. overcast and pleasant today, little rainy tomorrow, then warm and sunny!
Waiting for "someday" will leave you on your deathbed wondering why you didn't just rearrange your priorities and enjoy the time you had, instead of waiting for a "better" time to come along...

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Postby bobhenry » Thu May 20, 2010 1:39 pm

My paycheck so I can afford gas and groceries :lol: :lol: :lol:


Did we break fourty with riverrat ? :dancing
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Postby Jst83 » Thu May 20, 2010 1:57 pm

Rob wrote:what is everyone waiting for! :campfire:

Rob Wink


Have to take the boys to school tomorrow, not gonna pick them up though :twisted: :lol: leaving after we drop them off.



bobhenry wrote:Did we break forty with riverrat ? :dancing

Nope 39 but so close and you never know we sometimes get people showing up that we didn't even expect. We'll get a good count over the weekend
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Postby Jst83 » Thu May 20, 2010 3:02 pm

Movie screens about done, gonna be like being at the drive-in. Should have no trouble with every one having a good seat :beautiful:

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Postby 2KIRKS » Thu May 20, 2010 4:53 pm

i hate to sound like one of those campers, but does any one know if the campground has wireless internet access??
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