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Weekends are for wandering Wisconsin. That's what Rick, my guy, and I do. Occasionally we wander during the week, too. Sometimes we just drop in on other people's lives.

This blog is my way of sharing where we've been, neat places and things to do that we've found.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Cool Vintage Trailer Rally

Cool both ways – very good, excellent, interesting, fun AND temperatures in the 30s (make that COLD!)

BJ Frantz hosted us again at the WillOaks Campground in Woodstock IL. We were delighted to see old friends from past vintage trailer rallies and to meet new ones.
The pond at the campground was quite low this year.
This was the 5th year that BJ hosted and we set a record for the most trailers at the rally to date.
We took the '65 Trailblazer since Rick wanted to show his truck on Saturday.
Karen was across from us in her Shasta.
Lots of turquoise/teal at the rally.

Maureen's trailer with the painted shutters
is a work in progress.

John and Ann are a one-trailer couple
with their Friendship.

Kevin's combo is sure to turn heads going down the road.
Walter is owned by Julia and Norm from DeKalb IL.
Roger and Erin had a six hour drive from Indiana.

The highlight of the rally was the progressive cocktail hour on Friday night. We were grouped in “pods” for this party. The competition was stiff. Our pod (Karen, Betty, Maureen, JoEllen, George, Rick, and me) decided on a Halloween theme. We girls were costumed as the “Flab 5” – the women’s Olympic gymnastic team, the Fab 5, thirty years hence!
We've just accepted our gold medals and are singing the national anthem.
JoEllen won the trophy for best appetizers - gourmet tomato soup and
grilled cheese sandwiches - something that hit the spot on a chilly night. 
Bill, one of the hosts of the
"Back to Woodstock" pod reminded me
of Jerry Garcia.
Cory and Cindy partied like it was 1969!

Saturday activities included the Iron Invasion Hot Rod show at the McHenry County Fairgrounds. I looked at a lot of trucks. Could be because Rick was showing his ’64 Chevy Panel Truck.

This airplane car wasn't exactly a hot rod but certainly
attracted a lot of attention.
For some reason I took pictures of several blue trucks.
Another one that caught my eye.

Two trunks - what a way to travel!
A Crossley delivery sedan - two of these could fit into Rick's truck.
An oldie but a goodie.

One of the vintage trailer enthusiasts commented that if this were any other weekend we'd never be camping. But it's a vintage rally and a little cold isn't going to keep us away.

Rick and I are planning to host our own Wisconsin vintage trailer rally in June of 2013. We are looking forward to many of our friends joining us at our favorite, Ledge Park, Horicon, to celebrate June Dairy Month.

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