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katkens
01-14-2013, 04:18 PM
9683 Palm Rd., Chatham, IL 62629

Venue:
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Double J Campground
9683 Palm Rd.
Chatham, IL 62629
888-483-9998
www.doublejcampground.com (http://www.doublejcampground.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $0
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee: $0


Details:
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From: 9/20/2013 to: 9/22/2013
Number of sites held: 19.......maybe a couple more
Site fee: $30.00 per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: $20.00
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 9/21/2013
Potluck time: TBD


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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The $30.00 campground fee will also be in effect for those of us that come early or stay later than the rally dates. Please let me know on this post or PM me when reservations have been made.

Herrick Wildlife Rescue : Here is a brief summary of there needs.
http://pinterest.com/poppetography/herrick-wildlife-rescue/

Many of you have been asking what we could use here at Herrick Wildlife Rescue, so here is a list of some items that vary in price: Items for deer: straight alfalfa hay & Noble goat feed, baby bottles & nipples. Always needed are towels of... various sizes, baby blankets (like fleece), pet carriers of various sizes and dry cat food (for possums, raccoons). Raccoons also love cat toys for interactive play. Squirrels love grapes, nuts, and interactive mobile toys! Cash/check/Paypal donations are always appreciated for vet visits, medications & surgeries. We are so thankful for the support, comments, donations, and for spreading the word about Wildlife Rescue. Thank you for caring about wildlife!See More

P.S. all items need not be new , just in good condition. If you belong to Face Book lots more info there.







Reservations:

1. katkens..................Ken & Kathy
2. jnbhobe.................Jon & Patti
3. cookie....................Dave & Mary
4. cemill.....................CE & Jackie
5. happykraut.............Bernie & Judi
6. Lane......................Paul & Elaine
7. bacaye...................Bill & Barb
8. Netem....................Neil & Sharon
9. kkamshop...............Ken & Kathy
10.cdaniels.................Jan & Cathy
11. MTPockets.............Terry & June
12. khalsey.................Keith & Diane
13.Traveler44.............Tom & Mary
14. JeffG1947.............Jeff & Nanci
15.Hoyt and Mary.......Hoyt & Mary
16. Rusty_7................Roy & Mary
17. jbeletti.................Jim & Nancy
18. white-knuckles......Frank & Char
19. Lou _ and Bette......Lou & Bette

happykraut
01-15-2013, 09:36 AM
The wait is finally over. I must have looked at the events page hundreds of times. Oh by the way, Judi and I will be there.

kkamshop
01-15-2013, 05:57 PM
We will definitely try to make this one, we really hated to miss the one last year!

katkens-DW
01-15-2013, 06:35 PM
Can't wait to see you all!!

jnbhobe
01-15-2013, 08:38 PM
We are reserved on site 101. We'll be in on monday and staying till monday after the rally. We are coming from the Pa rally andwill leave to go to the Branson rally.

happykraut
01-15-2013, 11:29 PM
We are reserved on site 101. We'll be in on monday and staying till monday after the rally. We are coming from the Pa rally andwill leave to go to the Branson rally.
Glad to see that you guys are coming.

cookie
01-16-2013, 03:59 PM
We will be there on Monday the 16th. Site #102.
Can't wait to get a Horseshoe.

Peace
Dave

katkens-DW
01-16-2013, 04:05 PM
That's great Dave now we just need CE, Neil, Mike ,Keith and Tom I hope I didn't leave anyone out If I did sorry..

happykraut
01-16-2013, 04:06 PM
The campground just called me back. We are on site #92 arriving from Pine Grove, PA on the 17th and leaving for Branson on the 23rd.

katkens-DW
01-16-2013, 06:56 PM
That's great Bernie... I can't wait to see you and Judi ...

cemill
01-17-2013, 10:55 AM
Reserved site # 103 today. Hope to see you in May, if not at the National rally
We should arrive at double J on the 18th.

CE

katkens-DW
01-17-2013, 01:36 PM
See you soon CE and Jackie..

Lane
01-24-2013, 01:02 PM
We have reservations for Wednesday through Sunday. We may see you before Wednesday because we only live 17 miles away so we may stop by to visit.

Netem
01-25-2013, 05:46 PM
Made reservations today, coming after Sharon gets off work on the 19th. Site # 90

katkens-DW
01-25-2013, 06:15 PM
YEAHHHHHHH!!! The whole group back together ...

katkens
01-25-2013, 08:33 PM
YEAHHHHHHH!!! The whole group back together ...

Lets see, still waiting on Tom & Mary , Ken & Kathy, Keith & Diane , Don & Sheila, Mike & Suz , Dave & Lee , Chuck & Reggie , Jan & Cathy and all the club members that have never been yet..........Kenny

cookie
01-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Lets see, still waiting on Tom & Mary , Ken & Kathy, Keith & Diane , Don & Sheila, Mike & Suz , Dave & Lee and all the club members that have never been yet..........Kenny
Don't forget Jan and Kathy and Chuck and Reggie.

Peace
Dave

katkens
01-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Don't forget Jan and Kathy and Chuck and Reggie.

Peace
Dave

LOL.....Kinda funny , last night after I went to bed , there names pop into whats left of my mind. Thanks Dave.........Kenny

cdaniels
01-27-2013, 03:02 PM
Thanks for not totally forgetting about us. Count us in we're coming too.

cookie
01-27-2013, 03:29 PM
Thanks for not totally forgetting about us. Count us in we're coming too.
Don't worry Cathy, I'm keepin an eye on em.

Peace
Dave

jnbhobe
01-27-2013, 03:37 PM
One eye or both Dave.

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cookie
01-27-2013, 03:39 PM
One eye or both Dave.
All four.

Peace
Dave

kkamshop
01-29-2013, 05:24 PM
We're in! Got a reservation for site # 105 coming in on Thursday night WooHooo :)

katkens-DW
01-29-2013, 06:51 PM
Yeahhhhhh Can't wait to see you guys !!

Mikemm62
01-29-2013, 08:12 PM
that's not saying much .....LOL

Mikemm62
01-29-2013, 08:14 PM
you know we're in .. that is if SHE is in the truck this time :)

katkens-DW
01-30-2013, 08:08 AM
That's great Mike.. AIS time she will be there..

happykraut
01-30-2013, 11:28 AM
you know we're in .. that is if SHE is in the truck this time :)
Mike, glad to see that you and Suzanne are coming.. Looking forward to seeing you guys again.

traveler44
01-30-2013, 08:17 PM
Mary and I are figuring on being there although we don't usually make reservations until about a month ahead just to be sure we can make it. Tom

kkamshop
01-30-2013, 11:20 PM
Tom, they didn't even ask for a deposit when I called - just saved us a spot, so you might as well go ahead and save a spot for yourself.

jnbhobe
01-31-2013, 07:08 AM
Tom, they didn't even ask for a deposit when I called - just saved us a spot, so you might as well go ahead and save a spot for yourself.

Thats right I forgot about that, get on the phone Tom and get a spot.

traveler44
02-01-2013, 10:48 PM
Thanks I will give them a call and see if they will save us a spot. I just signed up for the Goshen rally. Hope to get DH 11 again under the big tree. We were next to Bill and Barb, Kieth and Diane and CE and Jackie the last time so we were in a good neighborhood. Looks like all my favorite people will be at Chatham, sure hope we all make it. Tom

Netem
02-02-2013, 10:21 AM
Hey Tom, Glad you guys are going to make it to the rally. We missed seeing everyone last year. Neil

traveler44
02-03-2013, 09:07 AM
Neil it felt like something was missing last year because you and Sharon and Daisy weren't there. I called for a spot and they said they will save us one. We will get there on Wednesday so maybe I'll have some time to hang around with all you guys if Mary doesn't keep me too busy shopping fruit markets or finding a good place to fish. Tom

traveler44
02-04-2013, 04:23 PM
They said we will be in P102 is there anybody else in the P section? I wonder if they renumbered the sites or added more? Tom

katkens-DW
02-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Yes Tom the rolls are N and P !! hope to see you in June..

Netem
02-04-2013, 07:35 PM
I thought Cookie was in 102 ?

cookie
02-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Cookie is supposed to be in 102. I think it's the rock star row. Don't know about N, P, A, X, Y or Z.


Peace
Dave

katkens-DW
02-04-2013, 07:56 PM
I will tell Kenny to check this out!!

Netem
02-04-2013, 08:06 PM
Sorry Cookie and Tom I didn't mean to start anything but last year they lost my reservation and didn't know I was coming till I got there.

cookie
02-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Tom and I are going to be best friends being on the same site.
Be tough getting the slides out though.

Peace
Dave

traveler44
02-04-2013, 08:36 PM
I might have gotten what she said wrong because the cell phone reception is spotty around here and they can't seem to get my email address right to confirm it. I told Mary we will find a spot when we get there anyway. I hope they don't try to squeeze us in though. I just wondered because she said we were in row P or something and the map only shows numbers. I think everything is going to be alright though as long as they are figuring on us being there. Tom

JeffG1947
02-07-2013, 03:17 PM
Looking forward to this rally. I see a couple other names that are also signed up for the Wisconsin Dells rally in August.
Regards,
Jeff & Nanci

katkens-DW
02-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Welcome Jeff and Nanci. We have a great group of folks.They are funny and we all love to eat and sit around the camp fire. We will see you there!!

MaryandSteve
02-08-2013, 12:33 PM
Count us in. Got reservations today. site 109. See all of you in September.

jnbhobe
02-08-2013, 12:37 PM
All right Hyot & Mary are coming, and the new guy has to buy!! LOL

MaryandSteve
02-08-2013, 12:49 PM
Only if I don't get backed in on the 2nd try.

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katkens-DW
02-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Your are in luck Hoyt no back inns pull thrus only !!LOL! Welcome and we will see you then..

katkens
02-08-2013, 03:40 PM
Count us in. Got reservations today. site 109. See all of you in September.

I just checked with the CG your in site #93 , for some reason he had you listed twice......Kenny

katkens
02-08-2013, 03:42 PM
They said we will be in P102 is there anybody else in the P section? I wonder if they renumbered the sites or added more? Tom

Tom , your in site # 104 , so you don't have to share with Dave........Kenny

cookie
02-08-2013, 04:22 PM
Tom , your in site # 104 , so you don't have to share with Dave........Kenny
Phew!
Though I was gonna have to drink all of Toms beer.


Peace
Dave

katkens
02-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Phew!
Though I was gonna have to drink all of Toms beer.


Peace
Dave

Hey!!! Everyone!!! Tom's bringing the BEER!

traveler44
02-08-2013, 09:41 PM
Tom , your in site # 104 , so you don't have to share with Dave........Kenny
Wow Thanks! I was afraid it was going to get kind of crowded on #102. I still have beer left from the last rally, Mary never did bake all of that beer bread so I tell everybody that it's Mary's beer we're carrying around. Tom

Netem
02-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Glad to see Hoyt and Mary are coming. Kenny glad you got Cookie and Tom lined out but sure would have been fun watching them back two Big Horns in on one spot. :>) John are you out there recruiting Ford guys ? :>)

jbeletti
03-01-2013, 12:32 PM
The Belettis are coming!

Called today and spoke to Larry. We plan to arrive on Thursday 19-SEP for 4 nights, leaving on Monday. We're in site 108.

Rally on!

Jim

katkens
03-01-2013, 02:57 PM
The Belettis are coming!

Called today and spoke to Larry. We plan to arrive on Thursday 19-SEP for 4 nights, leaving on Monday. We're in site 108.

Rally on


Jim

Great to see ya'll can make it,its been awhile. I guess I need to tell the guy's to tone down there partying now. Since Bernie has been coming ,things have started getting out of hand.....LOL......Kenny

jbeletti
03-01-2013, 03:23 PM
Great to see ya'll can make it,its been awhile. I guess I need to tell the guy's to tone down there partying now. Since Bernie has been coming ,things have started getting out of hand.....LOL......Kenny

Don't tone it down on account of me. I'll keep Bernie in check. Or is it the other way around? :)

bacaye
03-02-2013, 06:49 PM
1Jim, I think you will be the one keeping Bernie in line. He has a problem of wondering off! He will be gone all day and he has a habit of leaving pieces of paper everywhere. Naturally, Bill has to stop and check them out. Bill wonders why I keep telling him there is a stop sign!!!!!...He has his nose in his phone talking to himself. "No, it says I am now 200' away..No, I missed it, it is back there! ....Where in the %#$@ did he leave it?.

happykraut
03-02-2013, 07:51 PM
It's pretty clear that Jim took over. I don't have a chance anymore and I can't get there early because I'll be at the PA rally. Go Jim , I'm proud of you.

MaryandSteve
04-05-2013, 01:11 PM
we will be there on the 18th in site #93. May be we can get Jim to lead us in from PA.

jnbhobe
04-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Hoyt, there are a lot of ways to Springfield from Harrisburg. I will probably go across country, I might even take two days this time.

MaryandSteve
04-05-2013, 01:53 PM
It's going to be a long 1 day pull.757 miles. We will probably just find a Truck stop to pull in and sleep. We will get in there late on the 18Th.

cookie
04-05-2013, 02:01 PM
Hear that Jon????? Only 757 miles.
That sounds like a dare.

Peace
Dave

jnbhobe
04-05-2013, 02:52 PM
Hear that Jon????? Only 757 miles.
That sounds like a dare.

Peace
Dave

As you well know Dave it can be done. I think two years ago it was 840mi if I'm not mistooken. Google maps says 852mi.

katkens-DW
07-07-2013, 08:32 AM
OK everybody, I have been talking to Anne at the Animal Rescue in IL they are a great group that helps wild animals get back in the wild.. I thought this year we could do Heartland gives back. They need stuff like towels, blankets(fleece) , Dry cat food, and Noble goat food for the deer. I think we could look at goodwill for towels and blankets they are for animals just need to be in good condition. They could use our help on anything we can do for them.. Kenny will be putting a list of their needs on the front page soon so you don't have to dig for this.. Thanks folks!!

katkens-DW
07-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Also they are on face book if you would like to look them up..

Lou_and_Bette
07-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Hey Ken and Kathy we just made out reservation with Holly at the campground. First ILL. rally Bette

katkens
07-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Hey Ken and Kathy we just made out reservation with Holly at the campground. First ILL. rally Bette

Thanks for the heads ups ,glad to have you with us, great bunch of folks we have coming. There is lots to see and do in Springfield ,so plan on site seeing see ya before you know it......Kenny

Tweitekamp
07-30-2013, 02:32 PM
Will there be any "classes" or anything? I have read where in the past reps will be at some of the rallies and give some kind of presentation. I would like to learn more about my sundance or rv maintenance in general and thought a rally would be a good place go. We are from the Champaign area so only a 1.5 hours away. Any info like that would be appreciated! I am sure would learn a lot by just sipping a adult beverage with some of you folks.

About this campground, are there any playgrounds for kids? I have a 1 and 3 year old. 3 year old can ride a bike till the tires fall off too...that can keep him entertained I guess.

todd

jnbhobe
07-30-2013, 08:40 PM
I know there will be a lot of knowledgable people a this rally.There is a lot of open space there too.

kkamshop
07-30-2013, 08:49 PM
Kathy - Ken can get a large bundle of towels from one of the guys at the shop for cheap. I think they would be great for the animal rescue.
Looking forward to seeing everyone, Ken wants you all to know we now have disc brakes, so no more worries about stopping LOL

katkens-DW
08-01-2013, 09:09 AM
That's wonderful on the brakes. The rescue will love what ever we do for them. I went to good-will and found blankets foe 1.99 each .. I will get some cat food too. My sister is getting some stuff for them too . Can't wait to see you ..

katkens-DW
08-07-2013, 09:08 AM
I have gone to good-will and brought blankets they were 1.99 each and in good shape so I think you could check out them . I will go back this week and see what they have I think buying from good will is a good thing for you are helping people and the animals .

MTPockets
08-14-2013, 09:48 AM
Just reserved a spot for this rally - will arrive 9/19 ...depart 9/22 ...... Terry & June Rainwater HOC2042 ......... Florida ........ It's still gonna be warm there, right?

katkens
08-16-2013, 09:11 AM
Just reserved a spot for this rally - will arrive 9/19 ...depart 9/22 ...... Terry & June Rainwater HOC2042 ......... Florida ........ It's still gonna be warm there, right?

Glad you can make it , the weather will be perfect per my talks with the Almighty. Its generally really nice this time of year maybe light jacket or long sleeve shirt in the mornings and evenings.

katkens-DW
08-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Hi Todd , I missed your post but the campground is kid friendly like Jon said lots of space for a bike and a lot there used to be a play ground . There is a new owner and I kndw he is making changes. They just put in a bigger pool .

katkens-DW
08-26-2013, 04:54 PM
ok folks Kenny and I were talking about our potluck so we were wondering what you guys would like to have for the meat ..

jnbhobe
08-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Does steak count ?? LOL

kkamshop
08-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Kathy, you know us - we will eat 'most anything! Heck, we even ate snails once!! LOL

cookie
08-27-2013, 10:29 AM
Heck, we even ate snails once!! LOL
Only once?

I vote Bacon!http://www.atravelbroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Crispy_bacon_1-1-.jpg

Peace
Dave

katkens-DW
08-28-2013, 11:08 AM
Sorry Jon no steak but we will have pulled pork and BBQ chicken..

cemill
08-28-2013, 02:11 PM
Bringin a big bag of goat food for the rescue center.

katkens-DW
08-28-2013, 03:48 PM
thanks CE the deer will enjoy it I am sure..

bacaye
09-15-2013, 01:07 PM
We found out our site was opened this weekend so at the last minute we decided to head to Dj,s. Jon and Patti surprised us. We had not noticed their camper when we got here so we are having a pre rally!! Can't wait to see everyone! Barb and Bill

cookie
09-15-2013, 01:35 PM
See you tomorrow afternoon Barb.

Peace
Dave

happykraut
09-15-2013, 06:22 PM
We will be there tomorrow. Bernie

kkamshop
09-15-2013, 07:17 PM
We won't be there until late on Thursday night :( Probably not leaving home until 4 or 5 pm, see you all then!

Lou_and_Bette
09-15-2013, 08:01 PM
We will be there tomorrow afternoon. Enough for pre rally fun.

jbeletti
09-15-2013, 08:05 PM
We will arrive around dinner time Thursday from Elkhart, IN.

Lou_and_Bette
09-18-2013, 11:28 AM
What a great start to the pre Ill rally. 8 rigs here. Monday dinner out, tues lunch out and evening stories around a campfire. Wed breakfast at Kathy and Kenny's camper with a friendly game of crocet afterwards. Fun times have begun. Bette

MaryandSteve
09-19-2013, 06:08 PM
See everybody Saturday. Thanks

cdtobin
09-22-2013, 12:49 PM
Hi Kenny and Kathy,

Thank you for inviting us to your rally. We had a great time and we're over at Jim's now joining the club.

Connie and Dan

jimtoo
09-22-2013, 12:52 PM
Hi Connie and Dan,

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

As you have found out, rallies are a great way to meet lots of good folks and have fun.

Jim M

cdtobin
09-22-2013, 01:14 PM
Hi Connie and Dan,

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

As you have found out, rallies are a great way to meet lots of good folks and have fun.

Jim M

Thank you very much for the warm welcome Jim.

MTPockets
09-22-2013, 02:46 PM
Enjoyed our time in Chatham/Springfield area and meeting folks at the rally. Terry & June

kkamshop
09-22-2013, 06:06 PM
Home and unpacked, Ken is mowing & I am doing laundry! What a great group of folks you all are, we are proud to call you friends! Great rally K & K as always!

RuralPastor
09-22-2013, 08:11 PM
Enjoyed our time in Chatham/Springfield area and meeting folks at the rally. Terry & June

Could I have possibly seen you north bound on I-55 this afternoon--headed toward Chicago? If not, sorry. Mark

MTPockets
09-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Could I have possibly seen you north bound on I-55 this afternoon--headed toward Chicago? If not, sorry. Mark
Maybe... We are at casino in Joliet for the night.

RuralPastor
09-22-2013, 08:49 PM
Maybe... We are at casino in Joliet for the night.

My wife and I were driving to Bolingbrook today in our car and passed a beautiful Big Horn with MT Pockets on the back. Safe travels to you!

Lou_and_Bette
09-22-2013, 09:39 PM
Thank you Kathy and Kenny for a great rally. Had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting new heartland friends. See ya in Iowa. Bette

katkens-DW
09-23-2013, 05:53 PM
I would like to think Jackie Patti and Bette for all your help with everything. I could not have done it without all the ladies. I want to send out a special thank you to Judy for fixing my hair every day nothing feels better then having your hair look good and she did a great job.. Thanks to all the guys who helped Kenny with his stuff.. We had a great time made some new friends some of whom we will see in just a few days.. We hope to see everyone next year..

jbeletti
09-23-2013, 06:02 PM
Thank you Kenny and Kathy. Another fine IL rally. See you both down the road.

happykraut
09-23-2013, 07:41 PM
Thanks Kenny and Kathy. Great rally. We had such a good time. See you's in Iowa.

jnbhobe
09-23-2013, 07:58 PM
Great rally Kat & Kenny, had a good time, was great seeing all our friends again. See Ya next monday.

happykraut
09-26-2013, 07:37 AM
Does anyone know how I can contact the tupperware lady that was camped there at the rally?

jbeletti
09-26-2013, 07:49 AM
Does anyone know how I can contact the tupperware lady that was camped there at the rally?

Bernie - I emailed you some info.

katkens
09-26-2013, 07:50 AM
Does anyone know how I can contact the tupperware lady that was camped there at the rally?

Bernie their handle is......... The Tobin's at least that is what Jim sent me, Dan & Connie

happykraut
09-26-2013, 08:22 AM
I've sent Connie an email. Thanks guys.

katkens-DW
09-26-2013, 04:43 PM
Did the Tupperware we picked out work for you..

happykraut
09-26-2013, 09:32 PM
Did the Tupperware we picked out work for you..Yes, the smaller one was perfect. Thanks for the help. See you next week.