2019 5th Annual Ontario Thanksgiving Gathering Planning Poll..

Discussion in 'Rallies Being Planned' started by Snow, Nov 8, 2018.

Provincial Park for the 2019 TGG ..

Poll closed Mar 8, 2019.
  1. Oastler

    66.7%
  2. Restoule

    33.3%
  3. Grundy

    66.7%
  4. Arrowhead

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Canisbay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Strawhouse

    Strawhouse Well-Known Member

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    In spite of having camped in ON Parks my entire life, I hadn’t even heard of Mikisew until a former colleague told me about it in 2015. It was originally a private campground that was taken over by ON Prov Parks. I believe that the 100 and 200 loops were from the original park. I camped there—in my backpacking tent—in Sept ‘15. That’s when I decided that it was finally time for me to get up off the ground. I chose site 256 (non-electric) because it’s grassy and is across the road from one of the beaches. I’ll definitely bring my kayak!
     
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    You took that site cause you know if you took the site across from me I'd turn on the headlights at some ungodly hour and shine them into your trailer.. lol
     
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    Really? According to my good friend, Davylee, that would certainly not be considered good campground etiquette:eek:—even it is an accident and completely beyond your control. :(
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    Where is this so called Mikisew?
     
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    Strawhouse Well-Known Member

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    It’s on Eagle Lake west of South River. Less than an hour from Hwy 11 at Hwy 60 in Huntsville.

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    Seriously ..lol Every trip to YYB you would pass the signs..
     
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    Hey! It’s not nice to take a shot at Wrench![:O]
    After all, perhaps Wrench couldn’t read the signs, because he was:
    a) flying at a higher altitude;
    b) passing the signs at an excessive speed;
    c) too busy eating Chinese food and/or peanut brittle (like father, like son) to notice the signs;
    d) all of the above:eek:
     
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    D would be the answer if Steve was driving. .
     
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    OMG...I'm still laughing.
     
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    Well with just over a month to go. Guess it is time to rejuvenate this thread for new members and start planning the potluck.

    What day works for everyone? Yes wrench expecting you and the clan to show up ..

    TandT you guys are once again invited.
     
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    Just had a look and there are still a number of sites available for the weekend if folks would like to join in..
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    As I mentioned to Snow earlier this week, I will certainly try my hardest to get there this year. I see on a google maps that its actually very close to my Mom's place. Stevie and me have been right there while ATVing, and didn't even realize it. BUT, I will be 2 days post op with my right shoulder, and I'm not sure who will all be up there for that weekend that could drive me over there. The Doc won't let me drive at that time, my Chick is working all weekend, so she won't even be up there, not sure where Deb and Wolf will be, and I don't know where all my kids will be. Hopefully I'll get a ride over there somehow, maybe from my Mom.
     
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    Site update :
    Snow - 137
    Strawhouse -256

    Available Electric sites.
    114, 139, 140, 141, 142, 401, 409, 413, 417, 330, 340, 367, 368, 369, 372, 373 Plus many more non electrical sites.

    Waiting to hear back on Wrenches availability to plan the day for the potluck and post possible numbers.
     
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    Hmmm...
    I might have to reconsider this rally. I’ve agreed to reprise my role as Stage Manager and auditions coordinator/facilitator for our annual musical and have just been asked to take on additional aspects re the production. I’ll have a better idea after my meeting with the Executive Director of the Festival Arts next week.
    Just wanted to keep you in the loop.
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    This all does not sound like the camping family we know and love. Come on people, Snow is trying to whip you into shape! I'll get a ride from Stevie, my mom said she will probably go if its not raining. Deb and Wolf most likely. Julie and Adam most likely. Come on, I'm hungry and if no one else goes, there will be no variety at the potluck!
     
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    Great news! :)
    Which campsite(s) did you book?
     
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    They are all day visitors.. coming for the potluck..
     
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    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    Yeah, like Snow says, we are only day visitors for the potluck, just like last year at Arrowhead.
     
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    Just bumping and updating incase anyone is still looking to join in the fun..

    Electrical sites available -141, 340, 340, 367, 368, 372.

    Potluck dinner will be held on Saturday evening, as usual a campfire will follow (ok.. those who know me, knows a fire will be going most of the day... well most of the weekend..)

    I'm hoping we'll arrive at the campground mid afternoon on the Friday..
     
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    It seems like, once again, Snow (& Lorraine) and I will be the only ones from our ON camping family who will actually be ‘camping’ at the Rally.;)
    Glad to hear that we will have visitors on Sat! The Wrenchgear gang always guarantees they there will be lots of laughter! :D
    I’ll make lasagna for our potluck.
     

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