National Gathering

Discussion in 'LOCAL ILLINOIS TALK' started by SilverCross, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Wondering if who will be going to the National Gathering from Illinois? I will be driving down in my Ford Ranger pickup if anybody needs a lift there, also someone made mention of having a convoy which sounds like a lot of fun to me. Give it a post if you would like some company on the road, I will have two walkie talkies with me, so if you don't have any we will be able to keep in touch on the road. I'm planning on going on Thursday.
     
  2. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    I would still like to go, but money is awful tight right now. I'll just have to wait and see. :sad2:
     

  3. Veets

    Veets Member

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    I'm planning on leaving the Quad Cities sometime Thursday morning. Wouldn't mind convoying it with some other brothers. I have a walkie talkie too. Guess we'l just have to find a mutual time and location to meet. I did that with Screen going to Catstock in June. Sure is a lot nicer than driving all that way without company.

    Where could we meet that would be convenient for each of us? Don't know where your home town is.
     
  4. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Hey Veets, I'm located sixty miles straight east of Peoria on US-24, about thirty miles north of Bloomington and ten east on 24.
     
  5. Veets

    Veets Member

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    My maping program has me going south on 74 to I-155 south to 55, then south on 55 to just before the St. Louis area. I suppose we could meet up somewhere around Lincoln or Morton but I don't know how you plan on going. What is your planned route?

    I just checked my map again and it looks like Lincoln would be the best place to meet if that's the way you are going.
     
  6. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    I hadn't checked on the specifics as of yet, but would probably get on I-55 at US 24 at Chenoa and heading south through Bloomington and right on down the way you will be heading at Lincoln so it could be the beginning of a convoy. Just have to work out the timing and a place there to meet. Anybody else want to join in??
     
  7. Veets

    Veets Member

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    We can work out the specifics as we get closer to the date. I'll probably be hauling my popup camper unless I decide to go with the tent this time.
     
  8. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Sounds good Veets, I just bought an old van that I will be driving, it is now my camper. The guy that use to own it, not the dealer where I bought it, said it will be no problem on a trip. He just needed a van that had enough seats and seatbelts for everyone, this one has two seats up front and a bench that is a bed in the back, just what I wanted. Guess I'll find out if it is road worthy or not.
     
  9. BIGCATMIKE

    BIGCATMIKE New Member

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    i've got four brothers going and we would probably like to join you on the road


    what about meeting in springfield?
     
  10. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Sounds like more convoy signing in.
     
  11. catfishkatmando

    catfishkatmando New Member

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    I just want to say that the Ilinois brother are really cool I have not seen so much posting about just getting every one there. I usually try to stay out of there because of the gun laws but maybe I need to get to one of yalls gatherings.
     
  12. BIGCATMIKE

    BIGCATMIKE New Member

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    hey catfish you look pretty cool yourself with those shades on . your welcome in springfield anytime come on over and we'll catch some big ones, by the way they will NEVER GET MY GUNS!!!!!
     
  13. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    If I can get some money together I might go and bring a friend with me. I'm in about the most southeastern tip of IL. If I end up going I'll meet you guys at one of the bridges crossing the Ohio.
     
  14. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    I certainly was planning on going. Got my room. It looks like that is not going to happen thou. My wife has some appointments with a specialist that cant be changed. Maybe the next one.