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Old 10-24-2009, 05:25 PM
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Default Petit Jean Arkansas Camping Friday November 6, 2009

We will be doing our fly-in camping trip to Petit Jean (MPJ) this year on Friday, November 6. Sorry about relatively short fused notification, I plead disorganized! All RVers are invited, bring your spam can friends along too if they want to come.

The Plan: Arrive whenever you want on Friday, I plan on getting there mid-afternoon-ish. Friday evening is The Banquet, our mass campfire cookout meal and socializing, followed by retiring to our tents and being serenaded to sleep by the geese that I guess are still there.

Saturday, for those who want to, we can eat all the leftover food and dessert for breakfast, and then the FBO can give us a ride over to the main park for a hike. Lunch at Mather Lodge if we want, and then return to airport camping. All this flexible with the only "real" event the Friday night "Banquet". Option to stay another night camping if desired.

What to bring: chocks, tie-downs, tent camping gear, food for yourselves and some extra to share with the "drop-ins," a dessert to share, and something to cook with - I'm bringing a couple of those "disposable" grills from WalMart, or you can bring some kind of grill to use over the campfire.

The Petit Jean camping area is very close to where we park the planes and has electricity, water, and an excellent bath house with showers. Cost is about $5 - $10 per person I think, I haven't figured out how we pay yet but we ARE booked for the 6th.

This trip has been a great time in the past, hope to see you there!
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:13 PM
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We've done this what - two or three times now? It gets better each year because of the people that show up! Outstanding aircraft camping location, pretty woods....if we're not careful, this could turn into the next "Big Event" in the RV world.

We've got schedule conflicts this year - will see if they work themselves out....

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Old 10-26-2009, 08:40 PM
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Tanya and I are actively working on making this trip. It's a pretty short trigger for "workin' folk", but we're hopeful that 22C will be in attendance Friday evening. We're even working on some spam can friends too (to carry the gear (kitchen sink and all) in the Piper Dakota .
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:34 AM
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I'm in if I can get off work and the weather smiles on us. Things have been a bit ugly here (both at work and the weather). Got my glider commercial checkride out of the way, so soaring season is pretty much done for me except for ridge soaring and wave camps this winter.

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Old 10-27-2009, 08:27 AM
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Carol and I will try to come and join the fun.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:48 PM
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JayBird you have done it before so now we're making it official: you are hereby designated Campfire Chairman. Your job is to delegate the firewood collecting chores to those who are physically strong but lack your executive skills. Danny comes to mind.

Scott and Tanya, yeah, the short notice was my bad, November sort of snuck up on me this year, and then we had to move the date up a little. You're gonna like Petit Jean - the park has a web site : http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com/
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:04 PM
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Scorch,

OK!

I can handle that job,, being weak of mind, and strong of back,,,,, i,,,,,,will try to get others to do my work...or not..........

When i find a Skywagon I will bring the wood, and the chain saw.
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A couple of people have asked me if they need to reserve anything for our fly-in camping at Petit Jean. The short answer is no - our group has the entire fly-in camp site reserved for November 6th. All we need to do is show up.

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Doug, You going to come out to this one? Bring Tator
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Doug, You going to come out to this one? Bring Tator
I'm IN. Got the tent, pad, laptop and hiking shoes ready!

Looking forward to it, Jaybird!!!
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