Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Illinois State Rally
After completing the Chicago rally, our next big planned event is our first Grand National Rally at the Winnebago Factory in Forest City, Iowa, where our motorhome was born. Since that is still several weeks away, we needed to find other places to visit in the interim. As luck would have it, there was an Illinois State Rally scheduled for the weekend after the Chicago event ended. We made a reservation and headed to Crescent City, IL for the big event. This was our first state rally outside of Ohio.
Since our club had hosted an Ohio rally a year or so ago, we were interested in how this was going to be set up. As it turned out, it was a lot like how it is done in Ohio. There was lots of food and camaraderie. It had rained a great deal before the event and there was a forecast for more of the same. The organizers wisely decided to have everyone park on the roads in lieu of the designated parking spots. This proved to be a very good decision.
It looked a bit like the wagon trains in the old western movies. We were heel to toe but on very firm ground.
We even managed to find a roadside America oddity in a nearby small IL town.
It was good to spend time with new found friends and enjoy the entertainment.
From here, we will be moving to the Quad City area on the border with Iowa.