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PostPosted: June 28, 2014, 1:46 pm 
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As stated on end of 2014 Midwest posts the place we are looking for the 2015 Gathering is in the vicinity of Galena, IL. area. We've already discovered that it has great roads, as well as a variety of Hotels/ motels. Some do have parking problems. We're heading there this July 4th to see if specific roads were completed, what best hotel deals we can find and meet w/ a person that knows of any 2015 events already planned. We'll keep you posted about dates and other such information.


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PostPosted: July 25, 2014, 12:04 pm 
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We made it to Galena for the 4th. Had a great time. Little damage to campgrounds or surrounding areas with the storms that had passed through. If you camp don't forget the shower shoes. Now we'll just work on preliminary itinerary and other items such as T-Shirt and awards. : |


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PostPosted: December 13, 2014, 9:35 am 
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I need my "Midwest Gathering" fix. Any more info about this great get together? I am anxiously awaiting this year's meet. Further, I'm looking forward to the shortest drive getting to and from at about 2-1/2 hrs. I won't know what to do with all that "extra" time......

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PostPosted: December 13, 2014, 11:12 am 
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Yep. Only about a 2 hour drive for me so there's no excuses this year! Even if I do have to show up in a beater Subaru wagon.

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Acerguy the more the merrier. I just hope I have my motor and tranny swap done by then. Russ

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PostPosted: December 13, 2014, 6:11 pm 
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It's about 4.5 hours for me. I just hope a weird problem doesn't crop up with the car. I'm really looking forward to this.

Russ, how is the swap going? Is there a build log?

Bill


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PostPosted: December 13, 2014, 6:45 pm 
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About 45 minutes for me guess I should get my car finished


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No blog Bill. I have enough trouble with "comfusers" to do that. It is going to be a 1600cc xfow with a hot street cam, HP pistons and a header. You better soup up that old Spitfire motor to keep up with me!!!!! Russ

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WOW, some activity here on the 'net. Russ, you better have that little beastie converted by then. Who would be our unofficial cruise director? Bill, Of course you will be fine. Just don't upgrade your MS a week before the date :BH:

It's still a ways off but I'm already looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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WOW. 538 miles. Not sure i can do a Chuck.
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Welcome to my world Gale. And, I didn't know that I was eponymed for the "iron butt". I feel so honored. :hail:

With that big V8, A/C, and you at the wheel, it would make a comfortable 5 hr drive, even if it rained :drive: That is even counting one stop for re-fuel and bodily function break. How big is your tank? And no, that is not code for....... :mrgreen:

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My tank is huge but i still run out o gas after a couple of hours :twisted:
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PostPosted: December 15, 2014, 9:37 am 
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Woo Hoo! Almost end of year already!

Brenda and I have had a good year so far. Kicked off with the fantastic 2014 event in Cuba. Thanks everyone for making that such a great time! And, now finishing with thoughts of 7s dancing in our heads...

For the 2015 Midwest 7s meet. Brenda and I have already done most of the scouting so I expect we will start our serious planning in mid January and then post some official dates, locations, and times.

Brenda and I are REALLY looking forward to seeing everyone again soon! :cheers:


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PostPosted: January 20, 2015, 6:54 pm 
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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:
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Name(s):
Number of people attending:
Contact information: Cell phone: Email:
Type of vehicle:
Where staying:
Attending days:


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PostPosted: January 20, 2015, 9:24 pm 
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That is great. I've already put it on the calendar. Both Linda and I will be coming. We will stay at the Chestnut Mountain Resort.

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