Sunday, June 22, 2008

Illinois St. Coachmen Rally June 20-22

The Illinois State Rally this year was at Kentuckiana Kampground in Hopedale, IL. It was moved from the New Berlin IL. fairgrounds to a more central location with full hookups.
This is a large campground that has a country or opry type show every Saturday night. The campground has a lot of permanent campers, but they do a good job of grouping the campers vs. the permanent units.
I was able to park next to my brother Mike and his wife Jean.
That was especially nice since Cindy had to stay home and work flood duty at her place of employment. The river has crested and after several scares due to locally heavy rains, it has finally begun to receed. The best quess is that the river will be below any critical flood stages by this coming Friday.

There were three other camping groups at the camp the same week. Each group was asigned a shelter like the one above.

Of course we played our games!

Here is Mike and Jean competing at Bocci Ball. I had never played this game before and got a second place ribbon! Beginners luck!

It was a nice weekend, but would have been better if Cindy were along. She insisted that I go and I glad I did because I did get in some naps and rest. One thing we did learn was that the dogs should not be separated. While Ditka and I were at the rally Sox was giving Cindy a hard time. She would not eat or drink, and she was constantly under Cindy's feet. Then on Sunday morning she was sick on the upstairs landing. From now on it's two dogs or no dogs.


Anonymous said...

boring, boring, boring. this has been a bad year for you has'nt it?

Anonymous said...

Boring? last commenter... - It sounded like a good time even if we miss Cindy's being there and her usual extra pics of the campground. Thanks for sharing Ken. Keep those pups together LOL