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Old 09-19-2017, 07:03 AM   #70211
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And where is a teletransporter when you really need one?
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Queen Ann ready to go camping closeby.

I wanted to go visit family in Tampa ( Ann said too far ).

I told my BIL that I was gonna load her for camp, slip a Dramamine to her --- Then when she slept at camp, I drive to Tampa ....

BIL sez: " Brother In Law... I wanna be there when she wakes up!!!! "

Priceless... Oh, sadly, it never happened
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:33 AM   #70212
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Next September, we hope to attend a fam gathering in WI, and think a GC in the Yooper land would truly ROCK!
The Fall colors should be fabulous!!!
My suggestion is like Jeff's: Macinaw Mill Creek Camping!
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in Mackinaw City, MI
What say, Mutants?
I live minutes from Mackinaw City and have to tell you our peak colors are Oct 10, + or - a few days. The UP will be a week to 10 days earlier and South of us a week to 10 days later than Oct. 10. As I write this we have less than 10% color so Sept isn't close to our peak color time. The best colors will be inland. The Great Lakes water temp moderates the air temp to the point the colors are not as vivid. The lake views are great any time of year.
As for deer season. Deer season for firearms begins Nov. 15 so you will be long gone by then. Small game season begins Sept. 15 but serious hunters know that with the leaves on the trees it is very hard to hunt that early. Serious hunting begins when the leaves have fallen. Again you will be gone.
A little local humor....we don't have tourists, we have Fudgies. Between Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Island and St, Ignace we have about 20 fudge shops. It may be a law that you can't leave town without fudge. They even make sugar free fudge.
I must change my Stats. We no longer own a MH. Downsized (big time) to a 29' TT
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:50 AM   #70213
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Last time I was camped at the Bridge, we were told by a Yooper, anyone south of the Bridge was a troll. (lives under the bridge)
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Di give him the code out of the back of your book and he will get first book free. If you don't have it I'll give him mine. Think you can only get one free.


Go ahead. At hospital. No book nearby to get the code
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:26 AM   #70215
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Carol doesn't like high bridges or crossing over water (or apparently being high above it). We took 101 south from Crescent City CA to Lakeside CA. Had the cliffs on one side and the Pacific on the other (probably would have been more beautiful except for the fog). Carol was scared all the way... took her another day to get settled down.
Think sleeping mask - or Dramamine like Richard wants to do to Anne

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Short version:

Queen Ann ready to go camping closeby.

I wanted to go visit family in Tampa ( Ann said too far ).

I told my BIL that I was gonna load her for camp, slip a Dramamine to her --- Then when she slept at camp, I drive to Tampa ....

BIL sez: " Brother In Law... I wanna be there when she wakes up!!!! "

Priceless... Oh, sadly, it never happened
Tell BIL to rent a large space. Many of the Mutants would like to be there when she wakes up.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:21 AM   #70216
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Last time I was camped at the Bridge, we were told by a Yooper, anyone south of the Bridge was a troll. (lives under the bridge)
Yep, troll I am. Born and bred. Billy Goat Gruff lives just down the road a piece.
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I live minutes from Mackinaw City and have to tell you our peak colors are Oct 10, + or - a few days. The UP will be a week to 10 days earlier and South of us a week to 10 days later than Oct. 10. As I write this we have less than 10% color so Sept isn't close to our peak color time. The best colors will be inland. The Great Lakes water temp moderates the air temp to the point the colors are not as vivid. The lake views are great any time of year.
As for deer season. Deer season for firearms begins Nov. 15 so you will be long gone by then. Small game season begins Sept. 15 but serious hunters know that with the leaves on the trees it is very hard to hunt that early. Serious hunting begins when the leaves have fallen. Again you will be gone.
A little local humor....we don't have tourists, we have Fudgies. Between Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Island and St, Ignace we have about 20 fudge shops. It may be a law that you can't leave town without fudge. They even make sugar free fudge.
I must change my Stats. We no longer own a MH. Downsized (big time) to a 29' TT
Thanks very much for all of the information. You sound like mutant material to me. BTW, you can show up at the Grand Curiosity and instantly become a mutant in good standing. After a brief induction ceremony of course.

So many of our attendees fall into the category of "whatever/whenever" . They follow no tight schedules so they can hang around for "peak" color if our GC dates don't quite hit the perfect "peak" time. A perfect time for all does not exist. We need to be "weather wise" and aware of the availability of campsites for 15 - 22 rigs.

Do you recommend Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground for a group function?
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:51 AM   #70218
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As the discussion and planning of The FERVMUP Extravaganza and GC are underway... thought I would document our path to Paradise in Sun City Az...

Currently in Beaver Utah heading to Hurricane Utah for 4 nights tomorrow. (9/20 - 9/23 out 24th.)
Willow Wind RV Park, about 30 minutes outside of Zion. We'll see if we can catch a shuttle...

Then 3 Nights Las Vegas at Oasis. 9/24 - 9/26 out 27th.

2 nights Kingman KOA. 9/27 - 9/28 out 9/29.

1 week Prescott Valley Fair Grounds 9/29 - 10/5 out 10/6.

Paradise 10/6 - 12/31...

So we're all booked up till the first of the year! Hope to see some mutants while were in Az this winter.

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Hey Ed... Jackie... you ok out there... ?? Inquiring mutants wanna know...
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Upper Michigan Grand Curiosity (UMGC)

Just got off the phone with Marisa at MMCC (Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping).

Michigan schools end their summer break with the Labor Day weekend (September 3 next year). She said that the cg is usually maxed out in August.

Waterfront sites are small (50' x 25'). She said that only 30 amp is available and there's really not room for the tow vehicle. She recommended areas 18 and 19 that is near the rally pavilion. The pavilion would be ours to use for $200.

Areas 18 and 19 are for big rigs. 50/30 amp with FHU. Rates have not been determined for 2018 yet but this year it's $34 + tax. This area is a 5 minute walk to Lake Huron and the lakeshore is open to all campers. No firewood can be brought in to the park A firepit and wood can be brought to each campsite and there's a charge for wood. A large load of wood can be delivered. Of course, if no fires are allowed due to drought, well you know the routine on that.

When we establish a timeline for our GC and call Marisa with the dates, we have X number of sites reserved for 1 (I say 1) month. If a reservation is made during that month and then cancelled, the deposit is returned minus a $4 fee. So if we call Marisa in early January we have until early February to call her with our reservation. Stragglers could be added, but perhaps not in the RV Mutant reserved area.

That's what I know as of now. Make your feelings known. I'm keeping a "scorecard" on the preferences concerning dates. Speak up muteys. I've heard from CampDaven, Huntnski, Diwizi, MartySQ, Romin Romin, and Flaggship1. Choice 1: Wednesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 13 -- Choice 2: Monday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 25 - - Choice 3: You name it (give date to date info).

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So many of our attendees fall into the category of "whatever/whenever" . They follow no tight schedules....
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That's not exactly true Steve. I adhere to a very exacting schedule... every stop... no more than 3 - 3.5 hours drive time, 2.5 hour preference. I like the stops to be spaced just outside of their day trip area. That usually provides something to see or do or explore everywhere you stop.

Anyway... once we know where the UPGC will be, I can start planning the rest of the area visits in 2 - 3 hour journeys. That worked out great in Idanah. It was probably the most fun we've had in a while, but getting out of Arizona late this year put us in vacation mode and I Think you know how I feel about that lol. Looking forward to doing it right next year.

Keep sharing the UP info to the Mutants FB page and let's make this the best GC ever!
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Keep sharing the UP info to the Mutants FB page and let's make this the best GC ever!
UH, you're talking to a person that doesn't even own a cell phone and has never posted on FaceBook, Twitter, or Instgram. Any suggestions on that matter? I could make nice to Mary Ann and she could post on FB.
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UH, you're talking to a person that doesn't even own a cell phone and has never posted on FaceBook, Twitter, or Instgram. Any suggestions on that matter? I could make nice to Mary Ann and she could post on FB.
I would love to see your collection of buggy whips!

I know Mary Ann is FB connection. She keeps the world informed!
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Just got off the phone with Marisa at MMCC (Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping).

When we establish a timeline for our GC and call Marisa with the dates, we have X number of sites reserved for 1 (I say 1) month. If a reservation is made during that month and then cancelled, the deposit is returned minus a $4 fee. So if we call Marisa in early January we have until early February to call her with our reservation. Stragglers could be added, but perhaps not in the RV Mutant reserved area.

That's what I know as of now. Make your feelings known. I'm keeping a "scorecard" on the preferences concerning dates. Speak up muteys. I've heard from CampDaven, Huntnski, Diwizi, MartySQ, Romin Romin, and Flaggship1. Choice 1: Wednesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 13 -- Choice 2: Monday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 25 - - Choice 3: You name it (give date to date info).

Talk among yourselves.
I'm confused - are you saying our reservations only last a month? They span a full month even though we're not there that long? Please explain this January/February thing for us less informed mutants. And use real dates, like if we go there Sept 5th, when do we reserve?

My dates are flexible. I preferred September all along so either proposed dates work for me. I like Monday till whatever as I can use the weekend as my travel days to get there. I still think starting a GC 2 days after Labor day is risky for travel folk but whatever.
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