2021 Illinois popups spring rally

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    May 14-16th 2021 at Champaign County forest preserve district. We have been here before and the people loved it. Its a county park so reservations are through the counties own reservation system. We are reserving In sites #1 thru #22 right now and if we get these filled up there are more loops near by.
    There are many things to do here. several trails through hardwood and softwood forests and a small creek plus 3 fishing ponds. Friday night we will have a meet and greet at the rally site #8. We will have a speaker Saturday morning and a crafts table for the kids. So that afternoon we will then let you walk the trails or just relax. Or fish or get a dish together for a potluck. After that about 5pm we will take a group photo and then have a potluck followed by a raffle and then a bonfire. Come on out. if you can't get in touch and leave a message to me Ill be in site #9. We are going to have a great time. Oh did I tell you about this park , that its a Dark Sky Park. The first in Illinois. A great place to be.
     
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    I hope to be able to attend this one.

    I was hoping to attend one this year but between COVID and a work trip that took place this Fall, 2020's been a major bust!
     
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    I understand your wishes. We were going to have our 2020 spring rally there last year but Covid messed us up. We did get to have the fall rally but it was at a different park. We are planning on the spring rally this year, so making it this year is pretty important to us. A word to the wise on attending this 2021 rally would be to try making definite plans if at all possible. The parks this year have had very few open sites, so if you can make it try and get your reservations in early. Im not trying to force you or anyone else but we have 15 to 20 campers already. I can't be more exact as some people want to come but their bosses make them work or a graduation comes up. Even health requirements have been the cause. If you get a reservation let us know which site you get. If there is anything we can do or any questions you need answered just let me know. Having fun and conversation is our goal. Gonna have a great time.
     
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    I'm interested. Is this a kid friendly event? Gibson City is close by and the kids have been wanting to do a drive in movie again.
     
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    Yes this is a very kid , family event. About 30 miles to Gibson City I think. But we have a meet and greet on Friday and potluck and bonfire on Saturday With kids crafts on Saturday morning. Only real time for a movie will be some where between crafts and the potluck. Of course the bonfire is not always fun for kids. Just a pile of sticks burning and adults sitting around talking lol.
     
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    We will be there! I can't remember what site but my wife booked us next to Michael G and Sean.
     
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    Nice, but I don't have a list of names, unfortunately . We will be on sites #8 &#9.
     
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    We are at site 17.
     
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    If you're on Facebook you can look up Illinois popup group (in not but my wife is). Otherwise, i think you'll just want to grab a site at middle fork first preserve.
     
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    Go to "Champaign County Forest Preserve District". Look up camping and sign up (reserve) grab a site. We are in the low numbers 1-22 so far.
     
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