I promised you some more information about the rally. We have had a couple of cancellations, our number is now at 22 people and 11 units.
Here is a tentative schedule. I am still waiting for confirmation for a couple of things, and a lot of this is weather dependent, so the schedule could change a little.
Wednesday, May 30 – arrive at campground and get settled in. We will meet you when you arrive and give you the rest of the day to get set up, browse goodie bags, etc. We will meet around the campfire in the evening to get acquainted.
Thursday, May 31 – Breakfast at Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty, 9 am. Cost is $16.37 each, including tax and gratuity. This is a hearty lumberjack meal, served in a log cook shanty, at long tables. They have a nice gift shop, too!
At 1 pm we have a tour at the International Crane Foundation. Admission here will be $7 each. They have a seated indoor presentation and then a guided tour through the grounds. This is the highlight of the trip for Ken and I, we hope you love it as much as we do. We will probably be here about two hours. They have a nice gift shop, too!
In the evening we will have a cookout at the campground- menu to be announced later.
Friday, June 1. Friday morning is free time to explore the Dells area. At 2:30 pm we will arrive at the riverboat dock for a lovely 3pm cruise on the Wisconsin River. Cost for this is $24 per person. The cruise lasts two hours, and includes shore landings to view the incredible sandstone formations. Both the boat and the shore landings are wheelchair accessible. Bring your zoom lens for bald eagle photos.
Following our cruise we will have dinner at the Mexicali Rose restaurant, overlooking the river.
Saturday June 2. Another free morning, to enjoy sleeping late or maybe a zip line ride! At 1 pm we have a wine tasting scheduled at Fawn Creek Winery, a lovely spot in the Wisconsin country side. The cost is $5 each, which pays for samples of their full line of wines. There will be live music and the opportunity to purchase from a limited menu (pizza, pretzels, etc), or take home some wine or other things from their – how did you guess – very nice gift shop? They tell us some folks like to hang out all day, but we should plan on an hour to hour and a half visit.
At 5 pm we will have our farewell dinner at the campground, followed by an evening of fun at a Pirates Cove miniature golf tournament. Cost is $5.23 per person. And there will be valuable prizes for the lucky winners!
Sunday June 3 – All good things must come to an end, and now it’s time to pack up, go home, and start planning for the next rally.
When you arrive on Wednesday we will collect the $20 per person kitty fee to cover campground meals and prizes. Also, some of the places we are visiting have asked us to collect cash in advance and pay them at one time, so it would be a good idea to bring some five and one dollar bills for that. Bring rain gear, cameras, mosquito spray.
We are looking forward to having a great time. This area is overflowing with attractions, both man made and natural- even the McDonalds is unique. We have tried to allow time for everyone to explore on their own as well as group functions. Please contact us if you have any questions.
See you in Wisconsin Dells!
Sandy and Ken