News from June, 2011

Lowden ST. PK. Unit Rally – July 22-24th – Oregon, IL

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Lowden rally was a good time. We had 23 people attend in 6 NIU rigs along with an Airstream trailer from LincolnLand, a MAL(former NIU member), and a pop up buddy. Friday evening we had a brutal rainstorm. Saturday breakfast, it rained again, so we relocated to the pavilion for omelets in a bag. During the day, people broke into smaller groups to see the local attractions. Dorothy Molder drove in for a Saturday afternoon visit. They have recalled Dorothy’ artificial hip, so she is scheduled for another operation in October. The big Saturday dinner featured Dutch Oven preparation of Sloppy Joe stew and Blueberry Bettie with ice cream. We enjoyed conversation around the campfire for the rest of the evening. Sunday morning it rained again and everyone decided to break camp. The Lowden Rally was a little different this year and more lay back and relaxed. Lowden State Park is always nice and especially green after rainstorms like we had this year.

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