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2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« on: April 17, 2017, 07:18:26 PM »
SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally

Please join us at the 2017 Minnesota Fall Colors Rally that will be held October 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Eagle Cliff Campground near Lanesboro, MN.   It's not a problem if you can only stay for a few days however if you stay 4 days, your 5th day is free. 

This will be unstructured, low key rally.  On October 5 at 6:30 p.m. we will host a campfire and snacks at our site (Site 10) so that we can discuss who wants to do what.  There won't be any pressure to participate in events.  (It's okay if you want to sleep in or just hang out.)

The campground is located on the Root River. Things to do in the area include art, shopping, caving, Amish Country, hiking, fishing, and biking.   Bikes, kayaks, canoes, and tubes can be rented from local outfitters. Other  popular things to do include breakfasts at a local restaurants, potlucks, and happy/social hours. 

Call Eagle Cliff Campground to make your reservation.  Be sure to tell them that you're with the "MN Blue Skies Rally" in Section B.  Their phone number is 507-467-2598.  Their website is:  www.eagle-cliff.com. We have reserved sites B4 B8 and Sites B9 - B11 however they will do their best to accommodate your needs.  Although you can make your reservation online, we strongly recommend that you call the CG.  There are pull thru and back in sites.  Eagle Cliff is giving us off season rates.  FHU sites range from $35 to $37 per night depending on the number of people in your RV and depending on whether it's a 30 or 50 amp site. They honor Passport America except on weekends and holidays. 

Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions.   

Safe Travels,

Your hosts --- MN Blue Skies 
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Ooh, we might be able to do this! I love the Lanesboro area - canoeing on the Root River, many miles of bike trails. We won't know for sure until later in the summer because we will be heading to Missouri to meet up with a bunch of canoeists on the Current River. Those dates aren't set in stone but we should know by June or July.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 07:23:49 PM »
Ooh, we might be able to do this! I love the Lanesboro area - canoeing on the Root River, many miles of bike trails.

We love the Lanesboro area too.  This will be the third rally that we have hosted at Eagle Cliff Campground.  The Root River runs along the edge of the Campground and the Root River Biking/Hiking Trail is on the opposite bank.  I will be posting more information on activities available in the area.

We really hope you can join us. It would be great to see you again!

Safe Travels!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
Looks like we will be able to make it. I made our reservations today for site B-9. We will be bringing our canoe since we have other canoeing activities planned for both before and after the rally. It would be great if others wanted to do a day trip with us. The campground rents kayaks and canoes and runs a shuttle for those who have their own boats. I have been on the Root River in the spring, and it is a nice easy river. We will also do some short sections of the Root River Biking Trail. Here's hoping the autumn colors are in full force!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 12:07:21 PM »
Great news!  We would be interested in joining you on the Root River.  We will will be renting  kayaks from the campground.  :D
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 12:38:45 PM »
We will be getting bikes before then so will want to explore te bike trail also.  It will be good to see you again.

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 10:53:22 AM »
I'm free those days, but its about 7 hours away from us. I'll see if I cant sweet talk the hub into a great camping year end adventure :)  We'd probably stick to the 6th - 9th if we can make it. I'll see if I can push for a longer stay.  ;)

Since we'd be so close to the river we may even have to bring the kayaks. ;)

I'll keep you posted on what the hubby says!  ;D
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 08:30:53 PM »
As always, I'm looking forward to this MN Rally.  So far we have six rigs signed up and two maybes .  Next week I will call Eagle Cliff Campground to see if they will let us reserve some additional sites.   :)  ;D 
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 03:34:43 PM »
This is an update for the October MN Fall Colors Rally in Lanesboro, MN.  So far 5 parties have made reservations and another 6 parties are interested in attending.

Reserved Sites:
Richee M. Site # 8
Pam and Kevin Site # 9
Max and Eric Site #10
Scott S. Site #11
Steve and Marcie Site #12

Sites still available:
Site #4
Site #5
Site #6

Note: Eric and I can move to a back-in site if someone wants a pull thru site. Just let us know. 

Safe Travels and Happy Memorial Day!

MN Blue Skies
Max(ine) and Eric
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2017, 11:11:04 AM »
What is the weather like in October?  Warm enough for canoe rides...

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2017, 11:56:42 AM »
Wish I could predict.  It could be fabulous or it could be miserable.  Pam and Kevin are bringing their canoe and Eric and I are considering renting a kayak.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 12:57:18 PM »
 average high temps in lanesboro mn is between 65 and 68 degrees the first week in Oct.

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 05:18:15 PM »
Would love to join you guys, but don't know if we'll be back from our Colorado trip in time.
Could happen last minute though.

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 01:43:02 PM »
Just a reminder that there are still RV sites in Section B on hold for October SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally. 

On September 1, just two weeks from now, the campground is releasing the hold and opening up the available sites to the public.  The CG website shows all of the sites have been reserved because they are on hold for our group.  So instead of relying on the website call Eagle Cliff Campground to see which sites are still available.  The CG phone number is 507-467-2598

Feel free to invite other RVers!  If you haven't made your reservations, now would be a good time.  Hope to see you in about 6 weeks.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2017, 06:36:31 PM »
DW says, "It might be interesting." so we may make it -- will know in the next day or two.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 09:22:27 PM »
Excellent! cadee2c (Caryl and Bob) are also going to try to make it but won't be making their reservations until the end of August. 

Huey Pilot (Bill) was on chat this evening and said he is "thinking about it". 

We would love to see all of you including UTT Transplant.  We have several other RVers joining us that are not RV Forum members.  We will have to work on converting them.    :) 
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 12:06:34 PM »
We're in ... B7.

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 04:56:02 PM »
We're confirmed for Oct 4-8 (arr. Wed, leave Mon), in site B06.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2017, 05:59:14 PM »
We got reservations in for Thursday to Monday . Site B05.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2017, 09:36:20 PM »
Glad you are joining us.  During the first part of September I will put together a list of things to do in the Lanesboro, Harmony, Preston area.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 10:38:23 AM »
SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally Update:

There is one site (B4) left in our block of sites for the SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally.  There are also four sites (B13 - B16) still open.  Those sites are only one row over from our group.  Here's the list so far:

B4   Open
B5   Frozn in Minnesota
B6   Larry N.
B7   Howard R.
B8   Richee M.
B9   UTT Transplant
B10  MN Blue Skies (Max(ine) and Eric)
B11  Scott S.
B12  A. A.

There is a hint of color beginning to show in the Maples.  In the next few weeks I will send out a list of some sights and events to see while you are in SE Minnesota.

Have a safe Labor Day!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 02:24:25 PM »
I just received a text message update ..... Katherine Ann is joining us on site B4.  Those who are  still interested in joining us should contact Eagle Cliff Campground to see if Sites B13 - B16 are available.  We don't have a hold on these sites so they are open to anyone.  CG phone number is 507-467-2598.  If you've been waiting for the last minute ... it's almost here!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2017, 07:56:16 PM »
Update on the Fall Colors Rally. It's almost Rally time!

The response to the rally has exceeded our expectations but I just realized that I don't have complete info on everyone.  I'd like to send an email to all the participants with "good to know info", proposed rally and area activities. 

Please send us an email to mebird7@gmail.com with the following info:

Name(s)
Username(s)
Email Address
Phone Number
Site Number
Date of Arrival
Date of Departure

BTW: Although the block of sites we booked have all been reserved, Eagle Cliff told me that they still have a few scattered sites available near our location.

Thanks much!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2017, 11:39:31 PM »
We have not made reservations yet, but we are sort of planning on coming down for the rally. We will be heading south for the winter from the rally. Im going to call in the morning and make the reservation. I'll just ask for the closest spot to the rally folks.

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2017, 09:27:09 AM »
Caryl,

Glad to hear that you are going to make the rally.  I emailed you some updated info.  See you next week!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2017, 10:46:52 AM »
Regrettably we have to cancel out on the Rally.  Just called campground and cancelled reservation, so B07 should be available if someone needs it.

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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2017, 06:24:23 PM »
Howard, sorry to hear that you won't be able to attend the rally.  Please keep in touch since you are an RV Minnesota neighbor within 25 miles of us.   As I mentioned before we are occasionally in the Isanti/East Bethel area.  Please join our facebook group at Minnesota RVers.  We hope to meet up in the future.  Take good care!
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2017, 03:51:29 PM »
The Nussbaumer arrived about 2:30, and are at B6. Actually we are in Peterson to get Cell service.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2017, 04:33:29 PM »
The Stalnakers are established in site B9. I have 2 dot service on Verizon at the campsite.
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Re: 2017 SE Minnesota Fall Colors Rally
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2017, 10:45:36 AM »
Max and Eric are on Site B10.  Yesterday six rigs arrived.  More rigs expected today and Friday.  There are open sites so  it's not too late too join the group.  The plan is to take a group picture
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