|Blooming wildflowers were abundant throughout the campground.|
We gathered to show our trailers (some in the group had procured new vintage ones over the winter), share cocktails, good food, and stories around the campfire. And plenty of good-natured ribbing!
|BJ restored her Yellowstone "canned ham." Its floor plan is similar to that of|
Rick's vintage Trailblazer.
|This 1973 Avion owned by Bill and Anna from Freeport, IL was new this year.|
|Mike and Jessica from South Milwaukee acquired their 1972 Avion this past winter.|
The Illinois Railway Museum – largest in the country – was nearby so we checked out the really BIG rigs on Saturday with our friends, Anna and Bill.
|Some of these engines weigh nearly 150,000 pounds.|
|We took a ride on an electric train about 5 miles out into the country. Our volunteer motorman explained|
the history of this type of train.
|Was Thomas the Tank Engine patterned after this engine? |
Thomas visits for two weekends at the end of August and thousands of big and little kids come to see him.
|So many Trail Blazers - not just Rick's vintage camping trailer!|
We stopped at Donley’s Wild West Steakhouse for lunch – great food but a spacey waitress who kept forgetting to bring all of Bill’s order!
|We didn't think this guy mounted inside the restaurant was a white-tail deer - too mean looking.|
BJ treated us to an excellent Dutch Oven breakfast on Sunday – fortunately we were able to finish before the rain deluge.
We’re looking forward to other vintage gatherings this fall and to meeting up with friends once again.
|Pretty much the theme of us vintage trailer campers.....|