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Hello all.

I am going to solidify the Picnic Cruise for Sunday August 29, 2004.

Here is the general idea:

We will meet at the local starting points by 1:00 PM. Each group should try
to leave on their cruise by 1:30 PM.

People who live in the northern burbs meet at Busse Woods.

People who live in the western burbs meet at Blackwell Forest Preserve.

People who live in the southern burbs meet at Moriaine Valley Comm. College.

People who live downtown meet at UIC.

And then we all have our own cruises to one central location.

If anyone wants to suggest a better local meeting place, please do it
right away so that we can change it here.

We have looked at a map of the Chicago area, and there seems to be a good
spot to have the picnic and have everyone meet up at:

It is called "Bemis Woods Forest Preserve" and it is located on Wolf Road
between 31st st. and Ogden Ave. It is probably Westchester or Western Springs.

It is easy to get to. It is near the intersection of 294 and Ogden. It
can be reached quickly from 55, 290, 294, 88, etc... Nobody should have a
beef about it being too far away!

There is a huge area with lots of parking on the west side of Wolf Road.
There is only one entrance to the park there, so it won't be easy to get
lost.

Please bring a dish to pass, and your own beverages. If anyone has a small
smokey joe grill, or a hibachi, bring that too. Oh yeah - matches are a good
thing to bring too! ::

We should plan on starting the picnic around 3:00 PM.

Please reply to this thread if you are coming!

Thanks,

-Zim
 

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I know you said to reply if coming, I was so looking forward to this, but I think I would be in trouble with the family if I did not go home for the baby shower of my niece.
Relatives can be so demanding. :p
 

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We are planning to attend (4 of us). We will be starting out at Blackwell Forest Preserve for the cruise to Berris Woods. Anyone else meeting up at Blackwell?

Dawn
 

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SWMBO, baby & I are planning on attending. We'll be meeting there at the picnic site at 3pm without a Mustang (still not ready for the road!). I'm hoping this will convince SWMBO to allow some Mustang finishing time!
 

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Cmon Steve!
Just slap some tail lights on and bring it!
:: Sure, and some seats, bumpers, headlights...I don't think SWMBO would enjoy sitting on the new floorpan for the entire ride! Plus, the lack of window glass might make for a breezy ride for our 6 month old! Wait, maybe they could wear goggles...
 

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I will also be starting from Blackwell...

-Zim
 

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I'll be coming, meeting up at Blackwell. What time you all going to be there to start the cruise out to Bemis?

Anyone confirm that they are able to bring a grill? I was thinking of bringing out some burgers and hot dogs to cook up, but if nobody has a grill to put them on, we'll be cooking them on the intake and exhaust manifolds :)

So speak up you guys!
 

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Right now it looks I will be able to attend! I will meet up with everybody at Blackwell. I have a toolbox grill (it's grill made to look like a tool box, thus the the name)that I can bring. Does anybody have charcoal or lighter fluid? If not, I'm sure I can grab some.

By the way, Bemis woods is in Western Springs.
 

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C'mon guys...

The first post has all the info about what time, and where...

-Zim
 

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That's the weekend we're moving up to the area, and Western Springs looks like it's close enough to run over and take a break from unpacking. So SWMBO and I might be there, but won't be following the cruise.
 

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Brian,

If I see a gas can in your hand, I'm running the other way. ;)

Welcome to the area. Moving sucks!
What? Didn't someone say we needed lighter fluid and charcoal???

This move isn't so bad. It's just to temp. housing in a furnished apartment. So other than my tools, we are almost packed up already. Look forward to meeting some more of you, told SWMBO and she didn't say no. :: That's a good sign. ::
 

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Zim,

Darrell is passing off the club banner to me tomorrow night. I will bring it to Bemis Woods this coming Sunday around 3 PM. I can't stay long since I have a family function at 5PM. Just enough time to cruise from Orland Park up to the Forest Preserve. See you then.

Chuck Gonwa
 

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I should be in as well.
I would be leaving from Busse Woods.
Anyone else leaving from Busse??
If so, which entrance/grove are we meeting at???
 

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Hello all -

I am very happy to say that i am going to be able to make this meet / picnic. I will be leaving from Busse Woods as well.

Anyone have an issue if I invite my little brother and he brings along his 2002 Blue GT??? Not sure if anyone would be pissed if a new stang was there or not. Its a sharp car none the less.

I will bring 4 of those Super Bags of tortilla chips , Doritos , Pretzels , Ruffles , and also a few jars of salsa for the tortilla chips.

I will be more than happy to bring something different if someone else has bought chips already. Just let me know.

I am looking very forward to both the drive to the picnic and the picnic itself!!

Matt
 

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I should be hopefully in also and leaving from Busse woods. I think we should meet at the first grove nearest 53 as that should be the easiest to find everyone and to start the cruise. I am keeping my fingers crossed I will have the Mach 1 back by then but will no where be finished with the interrior.
 
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