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Spring Mill Rally Updates

This weekend August, 17th -19th is our Spring Mill State Park Weekender.
For our Saturday Pitch-in lets do a potato bar.    So the club will supply potatoes, butter, sour cream and cheese.    Bring something that you like on your potato such as chili, bacon, chives, etc or something for desert.  We can do a movie after the pitch-in.    Suggestions welcome for the movie title.
If you would like to come with us, as the time I sent this message there was 1 site (30) open.
It will be a fairly unstructured weekend.  If the Cave boat tours are running we should do that and also check out the pioneer village.

August 14 2018 | weekenders | Comments Off on Spring Mill Rally Updates

Turkey Run Weekender

This weekend, July 20th-22nd is our Turkey Run Trip Weekender.  We are looking forward to it although I have not made much progress on our 64 Globetrotter rebuild,  so it’s still more like a Aluminum tent but it’s camping worthy as long as you don’t need water or a kitchen.  I at least have the Gaucho rebuilt and installed so we don’t have to sleep on the floor.
So Far I have attending and their spots.   If I missed you let me know your coming so we can plan our club supplied Pitch-in food needs accordingly.
Dillow 162
Bunch 163
Mentz 177
Cody 176
Ellis 186
Hill 35
Shirley 36
Fuller 184
As usual our weekenders are laid back chances to hang out with fellow Airstreamers.
With the help of Sandy and Ken Langell (most excellent event planners as evidenced by rallies they have hosted such as our very successful Wisconsin Dells rally this year) we have a few suggested activities this weekend.

Schedule
Friday
Arrival and setup
Evening Campfire – We will pick the most central spot and enjoy good company around the camp fire.  If you have some firewood please bring it. (DNA approved firewood only please!)
Saturday
Morning – Hiking – Turkey Run has the best Hiking Trails in the state and they are mostly shaded but since its going to be hot I suggest getting a hike in early in the morning.  If Hiking is not your thing they have a really nice nature center to check out.
Noon – Lunch at “Up the Creek Boat-ique” – Because we don’t have a kitchen we are eating out.  Feel free to join us if you like or do your own thing.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Up+the+Creek+Boat-ique/@39.8767734,-87.2226218,17.33z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x886d35f794d91e11:0xd96d71aa580dcee1!8m2!3d39.8772575!4d-87.2207212
3:00pm4:00pm Lusk House Visit
The Lusk house is not open very often, this is a chance to see inside it.
Lusk Open House, Turkey Run State Park
Hike out or drive to Lusk Home. Built in 1841, this house tells the story of Turkey Run’s first stewards.  Stop by anytime during the open house to hear about the Lusk story.
5:30PM – Pitch-in Dinner – Dog Days of Summer
The theme for this pitch-in is Dog Days of Summer
The club will supply Hot Dogs, Buns, Mustard and Ketchup.
Feel free to bring your fave toppings for dogs for example Chili,  onions etc or a side or desert.
7:30 PM – 9 PM – A special event at the Park,  will be well worth attending as one of the story tellers is a friend of Ken Langell and an excellent story teller!
STORYTELLING!!!!   TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE
Event Description:
Campers and lodgers use your sleuthing skills to determine the lie during “Two Truths and a Lie” by listening carefully to the stories, asking insightful questions and using your intuition. Once the liar has been revealed, choose to share your own park adventure in small groups. Story telling will begin at 7:30pm at the Turkey Run State Park amphitheater. Featured storyteller will be: Lou Ann Homan, Bob Sander, and David Matlack.
Funding for this program is provided by the Indiana Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Indiana State Parks, and Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
Location Information:
Turkey Run State Park amphitheater, which is located very near the pool.

July 17 2018 | weekenders | Comments Off on Turkey Run Weekender

Time to make reservations!

I am afraid I have been so tied up trying to get my Trailer to rolling condition to get to Brown County (We made it!!! And it was a beautiful weekend BTW) that I missed the date to remind you guys start your reservations for Prophetstown.  Well lucky I have checked and there are still plenty of spots but I would get them ASAP.    They will sell out fast due to the Feast of the Hunters Moons which is that weekend.   We will plan a trip over to the Feast.   Here is info on the Feast http://feastofthehuntersmoon.org/ its a huge even and people come from far and wide to attend.   So make your reservations for Prophetstown soon as possible so you can get a spot.   If your not keen on going to the Feast,  Phrophetstown is one of the newest/nicest state parts and there is a Wolf Park close by we will plan a trip to as well.
The Details:
The Dates:  Oct 5th-7th
The Park:  Prophetstown State Park
Try for sites 216-238
Register at http://camp.in.gov
Thanks,
Chris Dillow
CIA President
Note: The original calendar had the wrong weekend!

May 07 2018 | weekenders | Comments Off on Time to make reservations!

Brown County!

May Weekender – Brown County – May 4th -6th 2018

Can you believe it’s almost time for our first Weekender? The winter flew by for me as I was trying to completely restore the 64 GT before camping season. Well its going good I am not nearly done. We will be there with our Aluminum tent as all the furniture will not be back in yet.

We have a good sized group and lets hope the weather figures out it’s supposed to be spring in 2 weeks.

Here’s who I know about.

Ashland 48
Baldwin 39
Beals 31
Beals 32
Codys 36
Deegan 42
Dillow 41
Fuller 40
Langell 37
Mason 33
Pawlovich 47
Russel 45
Trosky 44
Beck & Ellis 38
Rager 51

So as usual this will be a low key weekend.

Charlie ordered us Brown County Visitors Packets he will arrive on Thursday. There is lots to do there.

It should be prime Morel Mushroom season if you feel like trying your luck at hunting them.

We will have a pitch-in Saturday at 6pm followed by a movie outside weather permitting.
Since Saturday is Cinco De Mayo we are planning to have a taco bar. The club will supply the shells, ground beef and cheese.
Please bring your favorite toppings or chips and salsa or guac or a dessert to share.

We will collect a $3 kitty fee during the weekend to help pay for the taco supplies.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Let me know if you have any questions/ suggestions.

Thanks
Chris

April 23 2018 | weekenders | Comments Off on Brown County!

Brown County review.

Camping season has come to Indiana! Rain and all!

Despite the rain, we had a great turnout for the Brown County weekender. Fifteen units in all, including three first-timers. The weekend got off to a wet start. But by Saturday, the sun came out and it started drying up. We had 30 people for the Saturday meal, including long-timer Patsy Marston, who was our guest at the carry-in. We finished the evening with a campfire and music, thanks to Ken, grandson Dean, Phil and Mardell.
On Saturday, we presented Ann Newman a small token of our deep appreciation for all her service to the club. Her award-winning editing of the Directory, and her planning and execution of the unit caravans are a legacy that she has left us. She has moved to Culpepper, VA. We will miss her, but we wish her the best in her future plans!

May 12 2017 | weekenders | Comments Off on Brown County review.

2017 Calendar

CIU 2017 Calendar

Date Event Reservation open Date Campsites to target
Dec 3, 2016 Christmas Luncheon
Jan 7, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
Feb 4, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
Mar 4, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
April 1, 2017 Luncheon Castleton MCL 11:00am
May 5-7th, 2017 Brown County Weekender Nov 5, 2016 36-42,47-52
June 2-4, 2017 Turkey Run Weekender Dec 2, 2016 175-183,159-162
July 22-29, 2017 International Rally Escanaba, MI Now
Aug 10-13, 2017 Indiana Dunes S.P. Family Rally Feb 11, 2017 54,56,58,60,64-72
Aug 10-13, 2017 Prophetstown S.P. – Family Rally March 1, 2017 216,218,220,222,224,226,
228,230,232,234,236
Aug 19-22, 2017 Little Grassy Lake, Carbondale,IL Now by Phone/website
Sep 13-17, 2017 Caravan to Region 5 Rally TBD
Oct 13-15, 2017 Oubache S.P. Weekender Apr 13, 2017 20-31

Dec 3, 2016 Christmas Luncheon: at MCL on 86th St and Township line Rd at 11:00am. Not our usual location in Castleton.  Bring a canned or boxed goods for Food Panty donation.  MCL 2370 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Winter Luncheons: are at Castleton MCL, 5520 Castleton Corner Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46250 at 11:00am

Weekenders Rallys: You are required to make your own reservation at the State Parks,  Get your reservation early as the campgrounds do fill up.  Indiana opens reservations 6 months ahead.  Book online at http://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/

Aug 11-13, 2017: Indiana Dunes S.P. Caravan and Family Rally, more details coming.

Aug 19-22, 2017: This location will be in the prime spot for the upcoming Full Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.  The far southern portion of the state is the only part that sees totality, but it gets a lot! Murphysboro (2m40s at 1:19:30pm), Makanda (2m40s at 1:20:11pm), Carbondale (2m38s at 1:20pm) and Marion (2m28s at 1:20:40pm) are prime viewing locations.  More infomation on the Eclipse at http://www.eclipse2017.org/


Other activities:
Aug 19-22, 20-17 Illinois Lincolnland Unit is planning a rally at Dequion Fairgrounds to view the solar eclipse, and have invited us to join them.  Anyone not already attending the Little Grassy Lake campground is welcome to join them.

Alumapalooza 8 2017 is May 30 – June 4th and conflicts with our Turkey Run weekender.  So plan accordingly.

November 07 2016 | News and weekenders | Comments Off on 2017 Calendar

Time to make your reservations for 2016

  • If you didn’t read all the way to the bottom of the November Ticker, the last item was a message about reserving spots for our first Weekender of next year at Brown County


“It’s already time to register for our first Weekender for next year!!  Yay!  That means only 6 months til our next CIU glamping experience!!  Yes, it is time to register for our April 29 – May 1 Brown County State Park Weekender.  Reserve through Reserve America and let’s keep the same sites we’ve occupied the past two years;  let’s reserve sites 36-42 in the Buffalo Ridge Electric Campground, followed by sites 28-35.  Don and I are registered for site 37 and are arriving Thursday.”  So far we have…

Masons on site 36
Newman on 39
Langells on 38
Freys on 41
Gordys on 43
Russels on 37

A good start for a good time!!  Please join us!
  • And now it’s time to book our sites at Patoka Lake State Park for our second Weekender!!  Going a little farther south for warmer weather for this one.  The official dates are May 13 – 15, so tomorrow is the first day you can reserve through Reserve America.  Let’s reserve sites 297, 299, 304. 308. 312, and 314 first – that’s the inner circle of a loop, followed by sites 305-313.  This is opening weekend for this park, so they may book up quickly.  This loop is close to the lake with paths back to it.  Looks like a great place to meet!  There are many things to do in the park and close by:
  • French Lick is 20 minutes away – tour the West Baden Springs Hotel, http://www.frenchlick.com/hotels/westbaden, casino, winery, golf course, and more
  • St. Meinrad Archabbey is 35 minutes away – tour info, http://www.saintmeinrad.org/visit-us/
  • Marengo Cave is 20 minutes away
  • Patoka Lake Tours – April – October: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm.  Public sightseeing tours of Patoka Lake. Come search for Osprey, Eagles, Beavers, Herons, Loons and other wildlife
  • Patoka Lake offers boat rentals, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and more
  • Please email me with your site numbers so we can keep track of our CIU peeps and their spots.
  • The Ticker Publisher position is still available.  Otherwise, members will just get updates and notifications via emails such as this.

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