Good response Cathi, so much better than the official banter you get from me.
Mark your calendar and make your reservations. September 30 to October 1, are the dates for the second Mississippi River Rendezvous. The event this year will be at another beautiful US Army Corp of Engineer campground in Thomson, Illinois. Called Thomson Causeway, the campground features four campground loops and two shelter houses, all in sight of the Big Muddy.
Campsites can be reserved at Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov
with some sites still left in the 99-126 loop. It is recommended to select in the range of sites 1-78 if the first mentioned loop is filled. These sites are all within easy walking distance and will provide plenty of opportunity to interact. Sites 79-98 are close by but probably require a drive due to the slough and causeway.
Nearby activities include the sleepy village of Thomson, the city of Savanna and its famous biker bar, Poopys, with a sister village of Sabula Iowa. The twin cities of Fulton and Clinton have an interesting Dutch heritage and also host the Wild Rose casino. The Great River Trail passes through the campground and offers a flat and paved 60 mile surface for biking or hiking.
At the event we have rented the shelter “Stone” for Saturday and will have a wine and beer tasting in the late afternoon. More details will be forthcoming. Trailer tours will be starting at noon and run until the start of happy hour.
There will be the First Annual Lugnuts Championship, held at a time and location to be determined. Specifics for the event will be available 30 seconds before the start.
Reace and Tammy Harmatuik, the owners of Escape Trailer Industries will be attending the rally
this year. At other rallies they have attended they always seem to bring the latest and newest offerings from the Escape production line. This may be your chance to see those new Escape models just coming out of design. It is always a pleasure meeting and sharing with them, I know we welcome their presence.
If you are planning to attend or have already booked a site, thanks and welcome. Drop me an email at this address with your site number and I can keep better track of who is attending. Day visitors are always welcome. Prospective owners and all brands of trailers are welcome. Past events have included many makes and models.
Keep camping and we hope to see you on the Mississippi.