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katkens
01-05-2012, 03:44 PM
10982 US HWY 20 West, Lena, IL 61048

Venue:
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Lena KOA
10982 US HWY 20 West
Lena, IL 61048
1-800-562-5361
www.lenakoa.com (http://www.lenakoa.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $


Details:
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From: 9/13/2012 to: 9/16/2012
Number of sites held: 17
Site fee: -see addional info per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: $20.00
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 9/15/2012
Potluck time: 5:30
Breakfast : 9/14/2012......Time to be decided


Contact:
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Event Leader: katkens(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=1005)


Additional Info:
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Site Info: There is 17 sites reserved till August 15th , reservations will be accepted starting April 1st when campground opens for the season. There is 3 or 4 sites which have a length in the 50 foot range so give your trailer length when making reservations. Prices listed is good for early arrivals or staying later after the rally.



Based on 2011 rates, the fees would be as follows: 50 amp pull thru - $40.50 for Fri and Sat Nights, $30.60 for Sun – Thur Nights, 50 amp back in sites would be $38.70 for Fri and Sat Nights, $28.80 for Sun – Thur Nights; 30 amp pull thru - $38.70 for Fri and Sat Nights, $28.80 for Sun – Thur Nights, 30 amp back-in sites would be $37.80 for Fri and Sat Nights and $27.90 for Sun – Thur Nights. All of these rates reflect a 10% group discount.

Things to do ? There is a Cheese Festival in Monroe Wi. that has been highly recommended www.cheesedays.com (http://www.cheesedays.com). I am not familiar with this area so post or send me links for things to do.



Attendee's .................................................. .................. ..

1. katkens - Ken & Kathy
2. jnphobe - Jon & Patty
3. cookie - Dave & Mary
4. Mikemm62 - Mike & Suzanne
5. bacaye - Bill & Barb
6. cemill - CE & Jackie
7. cdaniels - Jan & Cathy
8. chasdvorak - Chuck & Reggie
9. traveler44 - Tom & Mary
10. kwolbeck - Kevin & Nelly
11. khalsey - Keith & Diane
12. ALF - Paul & Sue
13. happykraut - Bernie & Judi
14. Tool958 - Don & Sheila
15. Lane - Paul & Elaine

cookie
01-05-2012, 03:48 PM
Ok sign us up. We will be there. What Cheesehead would miss a cheese festival.

Peace
Dave

katkens
01-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Dave you must have been watching me typing to reply that quick , you will be in charge of the cheese information classes.......Ken

Ray LeTourneau
01-05-2012, 04:07 PM
Hmm, that would be the weekend after Campfest. I think we can manage 2 in a row. Tom Weber was talking about a MN chapter rally mid September as well. Hopefully they don't pick the same weekend.

jbeletti
01-05-2012, 11:50 PM
Nancy and I won't be able to make this one as we'll be at the Hershey show, but this one should be fun up north. The ladies may want to consider a day trip to Galena for shopping. Lots of neat shops on the main drag plus other stuff to do there.

Have fun!

Jim

bacaye
01-06-2012, 01:19 AM
Kenny, You can add us too. Did you find out if this is the weekend of the Green County Cheese Festival? Can't wait!! I just checked. It is the weekend so there will be a lot of activites going on in that area.

cdaniels
01-08-2012, 03:28 PM
Well of course you can count us in! We are very excited to have the rally up north this year. And yes, there are lots of things to do. I agree with Jim, the ladies will definitely want to check out the shopping in Galena. There are also a couple of wineries in the area, Le-Aqua-Na State Park is very close by for fishing and hiking, the swiss village of New Glarus is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Woo Hoo, company's coming!

cdaniels
01-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Kenny, I hope this means you were able to get a hold of Joe, to make your final plans.

jnbhobe
01-08-2012, 05:06 PM
We plan to make the trip if everything goes good with my back surgery. I may have been to more IL rallys than PA rallys lol.

cemill
01-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Ken;
Jackie and I will be there .

cookie
04-01-2012, 08:59 PM
I made our reservation today, so now it's official.
Can't get there till Tuesday though.

Peace
Dave

jnbhobe
04-02-2012, 06:47 AM
We have our reservations, we'll be there on Monday maybe earlier. I guess we could be there anytime, who will be first??

kkamshop
04-02-2012, 08:37 AM
We hope to come, but our daughter is expecting with a due date of Sept 5. I need to check with her to see how long after the baby comes before she plans to return to work. Cause I will be the babysitter!

katkens-DW
04-02-2012, 08:55 AM
Ok Ken and Kathy, Sure hope you can made it !!!

bacaye
04-03-2012, 01:06 AM
We are signed up and ready to go!!! Bill and Barb

chasdvorak
05-18-2012, 10:19 AM
We just signed up today and will be looking forward to another great rally!!!

Chuck and Reggie Dvorak

katkens-DW
05-18-2012, 11:13 AM
Cool Chuck and Reggie!! See you there!!

traveler44
06-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Mary and I will make reservations tomorrow. We might bring our fishing poles and look around for a good place to fish while we are there and stay a few days after. Can't wait to see everybody. We will figure on being there Wednesday. Tom

katkens-DW
06-05-2012, 07:28 AM
That's great Tom!! We can't wait to see see you guys!!

cookie
06-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Yea, fish fry for every one!

Peace
Dave

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traveler44
06-05-2012, 09:54 AM
Sounds great Dave we will catch them if you will clean them and Jon will cook them. Tom

jnbhobe
06-05-2012, 11:10 AM
Sounds great Dave we will catch them if you will clean them and Jon will cook them. Tom

Hey !! Howed I get in on this, I only eat lake perch!! LOL

katkens-DW
06-05-2012, 03:31 PM
That is if you guys catch any!!LOL!! I will have some chicken on hand just in case!!LOL!!

katkens
06-05-2012, 03:37 PM
Hey !! Howed I get in on this, I only eat lake perch!! LOL

Patti says you eat anything SEE food.

Ray LeTourneau
06-06-2012, 07:50 AM
Mary and I will make reservations tomorrow. We might bring our fishing poles and look around for a good place to fish while we are there and stay a few days after. Can't wait to see everybody. We will figure on being there Wednesday. Tom
In Lena, northeast of town is Lake Le Aqua Na state park. Small fishing lake with boat rentals. Nice campground too but no water or sewer hookups.

kwolbeck
07-18-2012, 04:24 PM
We have reservations to come in on the 12th and leave on the 17th. It will be myself and Nelly and my dad & mom provided they don't change thier mind.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Lena.

Kevin

katkens-DW
08-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Cool Kevin can't to see you guys!!

katkens
08-02-2012, 03:01 PM
Just a reminder that the unused sites will be turned back to CG on August 15th. We have a great group coming ,so come and join us for a great time......Kenny

Gigi
08-04-2012, 08:10 AM
We recently purchased a Landmark. We have never been to a Heartland Rally. Will you be having any seminars or Heartland reps there?

jimtoo
08-04-2012, 09:12 AM
Hi Gigi,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and Family. We have a great bunch of people here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge if needed.

Keep a check on the first post of the thread as the leader will make changes to it. Some times a dealer will supply someone to help with small repairs. What kind of seminars would you be interested in? A lot of the Heartland family members are experts in their own field of education and are always helping out in some way.

One thing for sure you will find at a Heartland Rally is lots of great food and you will make lots of great friends.

Enjoy the forum.

Jim M

Gigi
08-04-2012, 01:38 PM
Thanks Jim. Was just wondering what to expect if we went to a Heartland rally. No particular seminar topic just looking for any opportunities to learn about how to fix some of the problems that we are having with our 2013 Landmark. Still can't get bedroom TV to work on DISH unless we use our own coaxial wiring & run it in the floor from living TV to bedroom TV. It's a tripping hazard & just a little "redneck". Ha!

katkens-DW
08-04-2012, 02:31 PM
We will not be having any seminar but we will have some of the smartest guys around there.

cookie
08-04-2012, 06:43 PM
Gigi, there will be a few guys around at that rally that know a little about the satellite wiring.
You could go home with a working TV in the BR.

Peace
Dave

jnbhobe
08-04-2012, 06:58 PM
I have all the tools and connectors and RG6 cable if needed in my rig.

khalsey
08-13-2012, 11:18 AM
Diane and I will be there. Just made reservations, coming in on Wednesday and leaving on Monday.

katkens-DW
08-13-2012, 01:16 PM
That's great Keith !!Can't wait to see you guys!!

jbeletti
08-14-2012, 09:43 AM
I have all the tools and connectors and RG6 cable if needed in my rig.

It's this sort of thing that makes Heartland rallies awesome. Heartlanders helping Heartlanders! Between Jon and Dave, I'm sure Gigi's satellite issued can be solved. Wish I could be there with you guys but I can't be everywhere at the same time :)

ALF
08-19-2012, 01:33 PM
Just made my reservations for the Rally. I will be there on Wednesday and leaving on Monday. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Paul

katkens-DW
08-19-2012, 03:26 PM
That's great paul can't wait to see you and Sue !!

happykraut
08-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Just made reservations. Judi and I will be arriving Sun Sep 9 and leaving sun Sep16. We are in site l2. make room the Krauts are coming.

katkens-DW
08-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Great news Bernie ,We will be there on Monday but the Liming will be there!! can't wait to meet you and your wife!!

jbeletti
08-26-2012, 08:52 AM
13 rigs - this rally is really shaping up well. Wish we could join all of our friends there, but we will be in Hershey with other friends and making a bunch of new ones too! Have fun!

Tool958
08-27-2012, 07:13 PM
Just made our reservations. We'll be there Sept. 14-17th. Haven't ever set our satellite dish up yet, but maybe with a few experienced people we can get it figured out. Plan on making the CheeseDays also. Just got back from a 3 1/2 week vacation to Sturgis, SD., Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Park. Rode a lot of it on our bikes. Even got caught in the middle of a buffalo herd. LOL That was kind of a hair raising experience. Anyway, looking forward to meeting some of the members of the Heartland Owners Club. Haven't met any in person yet.

katkens
08-27-2012, 09:16 PM
Just made our reservations. We'll be there Sept. 14-17th. Haven't ever set our satellite dish up yet, but maybe with a few experienced people we can get it figured out. Plan on making the CheeseDays also. Just got back from a 3 1/2 week vacation to Sturgis, SD., Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Park. Road a lot of it on our bikes. Even got caught in the middle of a buffalo herd. LOL That was kind of a hair raising experience. Anyway, looking forward to meeting some of the members of the Heartland Owners Club. Haven't met any in person yet.

Thanks will add you to the list , always great to meet and make new friends. I know of at least 2 folks that can help with the satellite , real pro's they are and they don't charge much. LOL......Kenny

katkens
09-02-2012, 10:56 AM
Just a heads up on our potluck we will be having fried and baked chicken. If you have an idea what you are wishing to bring ,I can start a list ,so everyone doesn't decide on the same dish. Friday morning of the rally ,we will having breakfast , bisquits , sausage gravy and scrambled eggs .

happykraut
09-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Not so sure now if we can make it. Had to take Judi to the emergency room yesterday. She got sick in Holland after the Hopkins Rally. Hopefully she'll get better real soon.

cookie
09-02-2012, 01:36 PM
Hi Bernie, hope Judi gets well soon and it's nothing serious.
Musta been the water.

Peace
Dave

katkens-DW
09-02-2012, 01:42 PM
Sorry to hear about Judi Bernie I hope she gets better soon.

NWTFHunter
09-02-2012, 01:51 PM
We will be praying for Judi and hope she recovers soon. Please keep us posted on her progress.

jbeletti
09-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Bernie,

Sorry to hear Judi took ill. Hope she gets well soon so you can make the trip to IL.

happykraut
09-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Thanks to all that expressed a concern on Judi's illness. Unfortunately, at this point in time we still do not know if we can make the rally. She had a CT scan done yesterday and are waiting to hear from her doctor. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

happykraut
09-07-2012, 06:53 PM
GOOD NEWS. Judi and I are coming.

jnbhobe
09-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Good glad it worked out Bernie, and I'll have a Dodge to pick on !! LOL

jimtoo
09-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Good glad it worked out Bernie, and I'll have a Dodge to pick on !! LOL

Jon,,Why would you want to pickon a Dodge??? I just feel so sorry thats all they can drive..:) (when it is drive-able :) )

Jim M

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katkens-DW
09-08-2012, 06:12 AM
We are so glad Judi feels better and you guys are coming !!Will see everybody on Sunday!!

katkens
09-08-2012, 06:56 AM
Bernie , I think I can help you out with Jon. I can get Cookie ,Bill , Paul, CE and we can sit an talk about Fords. Glad things worked out and ya'll can make it see ya soon.........Kenny

jnbhobe
09-08-2012, 04:34 PM
But I did see a chevy at the fair wednesday night getting pushed by a pair of Clydsdales. lol maybe I can get pictures

chasdvorak
09-09-2012, 01:27 PM
Hello Ken,

Reggie is thinking about a corn casserole if no one else is making one. Let us know and we'll see ya's soon.

Chuck

kkamshop
09-10-2012, 09:33 AM
Good news, bad news.... good news is that our new granddaughter finally arrived yesterday on her daddy's birthday! Her name is Chloe Jennelle and is soooo precious!

Bad news, we can't make this rally - we can't take the LM anywhere until we get the tire problem fixed, but (here's more good news) we have an appointment for Sept 26 to have the Mor-ryde IS installed.

We are really sad to miss this rally and hope everyone plans to come to the big rally in Goshen in June so we can catch up with everyone!

cookie
09-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Pre rally pot luck.
As always good friends and good eats.

Peace
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kkamshop
09-12-2012, 07:32 PM
Now I'm really sad!!! Thanks Dave, looks like the whole gang is already there!

katkens-DW
09-13-2012, 06:13 AM
You are being missed!! Everyone is here and a few new friends! Having a great time have not laughed so much in a long time!!

jbeletti
09-13-2012, 06:42 AM
Great picture Dave. Not a bad sized group for a Wednesday before the rally! Have fun all!

Tool958
09-13-2012, 07:47 AM
We'll be there tomorrow evening. Wish we could have gotten there sooner, but still have that thing called work to contend with. Looking forward to it.

Netem
09-14-2012, 07:54 AM
Hi to all our friends at the Il Rally. Wish we could have made it looks like your having fun.Hope to see everyone next time.
Neil

jnbhobe
09-14-2012, 08:52 AM
we are missing you guys too and no one to show us how to keep a truck clean.

katkens-DW
09-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Yes Neil we are missing you and Sharon! We are having lots of fun Bernie is telling jokes and poor Nelly is laughing so hard well I will leave it at that!! Hope to see you guys next year!!

elwaller39
09-14-2012, 07:00 PM
Sad we could not make it also. We are leaving for Indiana tomorrow. Have a great time.

jnbhobe
09-14-2012, 10:03 PM
should have left from here Evans, we missed you.

traveler44
09-15-2012, 08:20 AM
A few pictures of the morning people and the dogs. Mike loads the fire wood in to the pit and we start smoking out Bill and Barb's Big Country. Jon brings the charcoal lighter and says "What smoke". Tom

traveler44
09-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Still trying to download pictures of Mike with the firewood and Jon with the lighter fluid. Tom

jayc
09-15-2012, 08:54 AM
It looks like you're having a great time. Wish we were there!

bacaye
09-15-2012, 02:57 PM
This has to be the best Illinois Rally!!! We have had a potluck of some type everyday, campfire every night, Cheese Festival trips to Wisconsin, tons of laughs, etc. We love the Lena KOA...It has to be one of the best. We have our official potluck tonight plus KOA has an ice cream social scheduled. I hope if you have not been to an Illinois Rally before you add it to your schedule next year. Kenny and Kathy have done a wonderful job with the rally this year and going along with last min. ideas...:) Barb

ALF
09-15-2012, 03:49 PM
This other half of Alf is sure missing the fun! Wish I could be there with you all....but work beckons. Till next weekend when I will get to see some of the gang!

Sue

cookie
09-15-2012, 06:51 PM
Our final pot luck.........out of about dozen.
I'm stuffed.....again.
I don't know how I am going to make one more rally stuffing in MN.
I'll figure something out.
Thanks Ken and Kathy....great job.

Peace
Dave



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mnkamper
09-15-2012, 08:04 PM
Looks like another great time at the IL rally! Now on to the MN rally! We'll try to make sure Cookie stays well nourished!

happykraut
09-16-2012, 06:24 PM
We had such a good time at the Lena Rally. It was almost non stop laughing. Of course non of us could compete with Nelly.(Watch where you sit.) Truly a great bunch of people. We arrived at the Hannibal Rally about 2:30. We are the first ones here. Looks like another nice and quiet place. Hope to see all of you in Goshen if not earlier. Judi and Bernie.

jnbhobe
09-16-2012, 07:13 PM
We just fInished the last potluck I think
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traveler44
09-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Thank You! Ken and Kathy and everybody who helped make the rally so much fun. It was great getting to see and talk to everybody. Mary and I had a wonderful time. Tom

Lane
09-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Thanks Kenny & Kathy for your hospitality as Event Leaders. We thoroughly enjoyed our first Heartland Rally! We rolled into the Lena KOA not knowing a soul and left with, well I'm quite sure what we left with, but we felt sort of warm and fuzzy all over. Seriously, we were glad we particpated and had the opportunity to meet this great group of people. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels to all!

Paul & Elaine Schmidt

HOC Member#2251

khalsey
09-17-2012, 03:26 PM
Thanks Ken & Kathy and everyone else who made the Rally a fun time. Diane & I had a great time and will be looking forward to next year's Rally. It Took us 3 hours to drive the 170 miles then we went to church yesterday evening and it took us 1 1/2 hr to drive the 12 miles. Joliet's finest stopped the northbound traffic on SR53 and emptied all the Chiagoland Raceway parking lots while we sat there and watched every kind of vehicle except horse & buggy go by.

katkens-DW
09-17-2012, 03:34 PM
We made it home safe and sound. I just wanted to thank everyone for coming to the rally it was the best ever!! I would like to thank all the ladies for their help on all the pot lucks 7 of them i think every day as folks got to Lena we had a pot luck them sit around the camp fire and laughed. FUN FUN FUN can't wait till next year!! We hated to say good-bye to everyone but with luck we will see all real soon be safe all. We had a blast!!

Silverado23
09-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Thanks Ken & Kathy and everyone else who made the Rally a fun time. Diane & I had a great time and will be looking forward to next year's Rally. It Took us 3 hours to drive the 170 miles then we went to church yesterday evening and it took us 1 1/2 hr to drive the 12 miles. Joliet's finest stopped the northbound traffic on SR53 and emptied all the Chiagoland Raceway parking lots while we sat there and watched every kind of vehicle except horse & buggy go by.

Sorry, I was a part of that Chicagoland Raceway traffic. I-80 east was backup up fro SR-53 to I-355 with all the race traffic.
We ended up going west on I-80 to I-55 to get out from the delays and only took us about 10 minute to get from our parking lot to I-80.

katkens
09-17-2012, 05:21 PM
Well, have to say I had a great time! I don't think I laughed that much in years, was a really fun group of club members. It was great to meet old friends and to make a few new ones. Thanks to all for the great help , I couldn't have pulled it off without you all. Special thanks to poor old Bill for all the cooking help,you really came through. Thanks everyone had fun,fun fun...........Kenny

katkens-DW
09-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Here are a few pictures but Dave (Cookie) will be posting all of them soon!!
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Ernhrt398
09-17-2012, 08:46 PM
Had a great time and really enjoyed helping out. After all that fun , I get home and in the mail is a summons for jury duty.
I just hope the Mo. Rally is half the fun we had in Lena, Thank you Ken & Kathy for a Great Time.

bacaye
09-17-2012, 09:00 PM
We had a great time and hoping next year will be better for me. Still not up to doing a lot. My ankle is huge tonight so propped up while doing laundry. We are set up for the Missouri Rally and think this is going to be a relaxing one for me!! I do not think I have a choice!...I am glad I pushed to be able to go to Lena!! Kenny and Kathy, thank you so much for all you have done and for making everyone feel so welcome.

jnbhobe
09-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Kat and Kenny; As you know we had a great time!! We'll be there again next year. We are 1/2 way to the Minnasota rally now sitting beside the Mississippi river in De- Soto Wi. we will get there on Wed. Miss ya already!!

chasdvorak
09-17-2012, 10:52 PM
Thanks to Ken and Kathy for putting together another great rally. And special thanks to Dave, Jan, Jon and all the other supervisors that taught us how to grease them wheel bearings. This rally was a perfect recipe....good friends - new and old, great weather, fun times and a ton of food - who could ask for more???

Safe Travels

Chuck and Reggie

chasdvorak
09-17-2012, 11:18 PM
2012 Illinois Rally Happy Campers (and darned good looking too)


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Tool958
09-23-2012, 09:22 PM
Just wanted to say thank-you to Ken & Kathy and anyone else involved in making this years Illinois Rally such a great success. We had a ball and got to meet a great bunch of people for the first time. You all made us feel welcome and made some new friends. Sheila said to tell you that she got filled up on cinnamon sticks and doesn't believe she wants anymore. LOL

Went on to Shipshewana from Lena and spent three days there. Got to go through the Heartland factory while we were there. That was really interesting. Got to look over the new Cyclone 3010 changes that have been made. I was really impressed with the Cyclone 4100. That is quite a rig. Trouble is, we would have to get a different truck, to pull something like that. Talk about a monster rig! Got to see Amy Grant on Wednesday night. She was really good. The opening act called Red Roots was really something. They are 18 year old triplets that are red headed, thus the name of the band. They are a very talented group of sisters from I believe MS., that is gospel and a country background. I would highly recommend them if you ever get a chance to see them. They are supposed to be opening for several acts in Shipshewana, Dolly World, etc.

Again, thanks for a wonderful time in Lena. Hope to make it again for next years rally and hopefully the Goshen National Rally.

katkens
09-23-2012, 09:39 PM
Don & Shiela , was nice to meet you and hope to see ya next year. Tell Shelia I will not offer her candy again but might have something else to give her next time,so watch out.....LOL....Kenny