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  1. #1
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    Default 2015 Midwest 7s gathering

    Hi everyone!

    We plan on hosting the 2015 Midwest 7s gathering in Galena IL this year.

    Plan on it being early to mid May.

    We have already scouted the area so we will probably post official dates, locations, etc sometime in mid January.

    We look forward to seeing all you fantastic people again this year and hope that lots of new friends come join the fun.

    Brent and Brenda
    Drive safe, Have fun!

    StalkerV6 #20

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    Finally...another great excuse for a road trip!

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    Default Invite!

    Midwest 7s Invitation

    We’d like to invite you to our 8th year of the Midwest 7s Gathering.

    Dates: May 2015 - 28, 29, 30, 31 (primary days will be 29th and 30th)

    Location: Galena, IL

    * Lodging:
    We plan to set up at the Chestnut Mountain Resort which is 15 minutes South out of Galena . A group of 10+ will result in a 10% discount or $89 + tax, etc. It has a huge parking lot and some nice acommodations.

    Please make your reservations at: Chestnut Mountain Resort 1-815-777-1320 http://www.chestnutmtn.com/
    To ensure the discount rates we need at least 10 rooms reserved before April 27th

    Other locations:
    Best Western Designer Inn & Suite 1-815-777-2577 (Southern part of Galena)
    Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 1-815-777-2400 (Northern Part of Galena)

    Camping Sites:
    Palace Campgrounds, on the north side of Galena 1-815-777-2466
    Blanding Landing, fairly close to the Chestnut Mountain Resort 1-800- 645- 0248

    Attractions: Some are Free, some have Fees
    Belvedere Mansion and Gardens
    Dowling House Daily
    Galena Brewing Company GalenaBrewery.com
    The Grape Escape grapeescapegalenacom
    Grant’s Park
    Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
    Desoto House Hotel
    Mines of Spain
    Railroad Museum
    and many more....

    Agenda:
    I plan to publish a full agenda soon. There are still a few details to sort out. In general we plan to have some fast drives and some more leisurely drives as well as the usual sampling of local restaurants and attractions.

    All 7s are welcome. If you don't have a 7 but want to hang out and talk, please come visit anyway, we would love to meet you.

    Please send the following information via private message:
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Name(s):
    Number of people attending:
    Contact information: Cell phone: Email:
    Type of vehicle:
    Where staying:
    Attending days:
    Drive safe, Have fun!

    StalkerV6 #20

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    I have you inked in and will stay at Chestnut Mountain.
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    Default Midwest 7s Invitation Update

    Posting this at the request of Dale:

    Midwest 7s Invitation

    We’d like to invite you to our 8th year of the Midwest 7s Gathering.

    Dates: May 2015 - 28, 29, 30, 31 (primary days will be 29th and 30th)

    Location: Galena, IL

    * Lodging:
    We plan to set up at the Chestnut Mountain Resort which is 15 minutes South out of Galena . A group of 10+ will result in a 10% discount or $89 + tax, etc. It has a huge parking lot and some nice acommodations.

    Please make your reservations at: Chestnut Mountain Resort 1-815-777-1320 http://www.chestnutmtn.com/
    To ensure the discount rates we need at least 10 rooms reserved before April 27th

    Other locations:
    Best Western Designer Inn & Suite 1-815-777-2577 (Southern part of Galena)
    Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 1-815-777-2400 (Northern Part of Galena)

    Camping Sites:
    Palace Campgrounds, on the north side of Galena 1-815-777-2466
    Blanding Landing, fairly close to the Chestnut Mountain Resort 1-800- 645- 0248

    Attractions: Some are Free, some have Fees
    Belvedere Mansion and Gardens
    Dowling House Daily
    Galena Brewing Company GalenaBrewery.com
    The Grape Escape grapeescapegalenacom
    Grant’s Park
    Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
    Desoto House Hotel
    Mines of Spain
    Railroad Museum
    and many more....

    Agenda:
    I plan to publish a full agenda soon. There are still a few details to sort out. In general we plan to have some fast drives and some more leisurely drives as well as the usual sampling of local restaurants and attractions.

    All 7s are welcome. If you don't have a 7 but want to hang out and talk, please come visit anyway, we would love to meet you.

    Please send the following information via private message:
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Name(s):
    Number of people attending:
    Contact information: Cell phone: Email:
    Type of vehicle:
    Where staying:
    Attending days:
    __________________
    Drive safe, Have fun!

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    I have reserved my room for three nights. I'll be there with or without my car. So I may be bumming rides. See you all there!!! Russ

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    Me too Russ. Same 3 nights. Hope you get your engine installed and don't have to bum rides. It would make a good break-in for you.

    I hope Cliff Flath shows up. I have a bottle waiting for him. Cliff? You out there? You coming?

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    About 5 weeks to go folks. Is everyone in???? If not contact Brent soon. Got the motor in my Locost today and will try to start it tomorrow. Got to get it tested so I can be ready. Russ

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    Here is the latest on this Midwest Sevens Event in Galena, Illinois, May 27 - 31, 2015.

    Any last minute folks arriving will be welcome and you don't need to be driving a seven. Hang about with other folks and talk cars.

    As Always, plans change when faced with the cold hard truth of reality... But here is the plan:


    Galena Illinois 2015
    27 May through 31 May Agenda
    Base location is Chestnut Ridge (10 Miles South of Galena)

    Wednesday, 27 May
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    * Brenda and I arrive, unpack, complete last minute preparations
    * Evening Ad-Hoc scouting/meal and other fun to be arranged with anyone who is around.

    Thursday, 28 May
    ================
    * Morning
    ** 7:30 Brenda and I will have Breakfast at Victory in Galena (All are welcome to join)
    ** Ad-Hoc Blats as arranged with anyone who is available

    * Afternoon
    ** Official start time for most participants
    ** 12:00 Lunch at Chestnut Ridge
    ** 1:00 to 4:00 short Blats in the Galena Area
    (To include seeing an Alien Spaceship and a Distillery Tour for $10, etc)

    * Evening
    ** 5:00 Depart for Dinner
    ** 6:00 Durty Gurts (Downtown Galena)
    ** 7:00 Head back to Chestnut Ridge (determine route at that time)

    Friday, 29 May
    ==============
    * Morning
    ** 07:30 Brenda and I will be at Broken Yoke for Breakfast (All are welcome)
    ** 9:00 group blat on twisty roads: Start at Chestnut Ridge
    ** 11:30 arrive back at Chestnut Ridge

    * Afternoon
    ** 12:00 Lunch at Chestnut Ridge (pick up any new arrivals)
    ** Show-n-Shine (Chat time, See Cars/etc)
    ** short runs, and free time (run to Galena, Alternate Distillery tour time, etc.)
    ** 4:00 Start towards supper (some twisty roads along the way)

    * Evening
    ** 5:30 Dinner at "The Cove" (in Apple Canyon)
    ** 7:00 Head back to Chestnut Ridge (determine route at that time)

    Saturday, 30 May
    ================
    * Morning
    ** 07:00 Very Early Blat (Breakfast at Broken Yolk in Elizabeth) depart from Broken Yolk to root out the twisty roads.
    *** Note: As an alternate, anyone who wants a good breakfast but doesn't want to be on the early run, we recommend going to Otto’s and touring galena. then Meet us for the photo shoot at 11:00
    ** 10:00 Early blat arrive back at Chestnut Ridge
    ** 10:30 Round up to go to Galena (Near Otto’s/Bridge) for Photo Shoot
    ** 11:00 Otto’s/Bridge for Photo Shoot

    * Afternoon
    ** 12:00 Lunch/Picnic in Grant Park (walking distance from Otto’s; Brenda and I providing food)
    ** 1:00 Midwest 7s Group Tour departs (Circling around Mississippi)
    *** We will go to Mines of Spain
    *** We will go to Mississippi Overlook at Bellevue, IA
    *** We will loop through Sabula and then catch some twisty roads back
    *** Between 4:00-4:30 expected return to Chestnut Ridge
    *** Expected tour driving time will be 2 hours
    *** Total time for the tour (with stops) expected to be 3 hours

    * Evening
    ** Dinner at Chestnut Ridge
    *** Drinks/Awards
    *** ??? Campfire/Grill

    Sunday, 31 May
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    * Morning
    ** Breakfast at Chestnut Resort (All are welcome)
    ** 09:00 Final Morning Blat
    ** 11:00 Return from Morning Blat

    * Afternoon
    ** Afternoon Blats/lunch Ad-Hoc to be determined by whomever is still around
    *** Suggested is to run the southern roads to Sabula and back for lunch

    * Evening
    ** Dinner Ad-Hoc to be determined by whomever is still around
    ** Blats Ad-Hoc to be determined by whomever is still around

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    Two weeks from now we will be driving the twisty roads at the Gathering. I hope everyone has signed up with Brent. Russ

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