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Midwest area events, outings, and BS!!

Discussion in 'Mid West U.S.' started by Thatbassguy, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. Mar 5, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    I thought I would start a thread for anyone in the Midwest to post about meet-ups and events.

    I have met and hit the trails with all kinds of people from the Midwest on Tacomaworld. I'd like to try to get some 4runners in on the fun this year.

    Please post here about any upcoming events in the Midwest.

    I hope to meet some of you soon!
     
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    There will be a small, casual meet up in southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday morning, the 15th of March. We're just going to hang out and talk about our truck, random BS, and maybe grab lunch. It's going to be in Kenosha.

    @Chris In Milwaukee
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    Let me know if anyone is interested.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2020 at 6:43 PM
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    Sorry! I figured all of the events here would get posted at Tacomaworld as well. Now I feel like a jerk:sorry:
     
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    On my calendar! Let us know the final meeting spot.
     
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    Awesome!

    Petrifying Springs park in Kenosha.

    Petrifying Springs Park
    5555 7th St, Kenosha, WI 53144
    (262) 857-1869
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/3uwSda5YiLn6ohUUA

    Sunday, March 15 @ 9:00am

    One of the guys from Tacomaworld is going to drive through there today and pick a parking area. I'll update when I hear which one.
     
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    We'd like to join you, if you don't mind.
     
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    Awesome! I met you guys last year at mall crawlers and coffee. It would be great to have you along!
     
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    Also, there will be a T.W.A.T run on April 18th. Probably meeting in Lansing, Iowa around 9-10am and head south. We'll wind up at Potosi brewery for late lunch and a beer (or a soda).

    Anyone interested, let me know.
     
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    So I'm seriously thinking of relocating to WI. I'd prefer north but need to stay southern to be close to family. Any advise on areas to avoid? I just need out of Chicago area, taxes went up 33%!
     
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    How close to Chicago do you need to be?

    Most of Wisconsin is really nice. I would personally stay away from the cities a bit.
     
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    Chicago I will never enter again,
    Family is all northern IL. would like to stay under an hour away at most. Just hard to tell areas by looking, even driving through. We have horrible areas here one would not notice unless hanging out a day or more
     
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    If you stay out of Milwaukee you're probably good. Madison is a cool place to hang out, but I wouldn't want to live right in the heart of it.

    The southwestern part of the state has become one of my favorite places to explore. Particularly the areas around the lower Wisconsin River.

    Where in northern Illinois? East/west, not asking for the city.

    Also, not sure if you're interested, but there's a meet and greet this Sunday morning with 4runners Tacomas, etc, in Kenosha, WI
     
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    I'm tied up Sunday but will try next time!
    Family is in Graylake and Round lake area. I'll also be looking for a new gig, not looking for a long commute
     
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    Thanks for the tag, would love to meet up but Kenosha is a tad far to drive. The TWAT run I could possibly do. Drop the wife off at the kids place in Sauk and keep going South West from there.
     
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    Good morning!

    Just a reminder about this morning

    Petrifying Springs park in Kenosha, WI.
    9AM, parking area #5
     
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    Heading down from G’town. See you soon. I’ll be the guy in the 4Runner :cool:
     
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    Enjoyable event today. Nice meeting those in attendance!
     
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    Thanks for making the drive! It was good to meet you!

    Good time this morning!

    20200315_113434.jpg
     
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    Dang, next time... I am in Plainfield, IL.
     
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    Awww, you didn’t get the knucklehead Chevy guy in the photo? Let down :boink:
     
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    :rofl:

    "You guys wanna take a picture now?? Huh, bro??"

    He probably thought we were jealous of his stinky diesel:rolleyes:
     
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    Guys and Gals-

    I have reserved a group campsite at Boulder Lake campgrounds for August 20-23. This will be the 2020 Wisconsin Tacomaworld/4runners.com camping outing.

    I realize that things are a little uncertain right now, but I decided to make the reservation and just hope for the best.

    This trip started last September. I went to Boulder Lake hoping to claim a campsite for everyone, as the website indicated that the group sites were walk up/first come first served after Labor day. What I found out was that the group sites were closed altogether. I was able to secure 4 campsites for everyone, and everything worked out.

    Sooo, anyway..

    Feel free to comment, ask questions, etc.

    The trip is pretty laid back. There's no rules, really. We would likely do a trail run on Saturday, the 22nd. Other than that, come and go as you please.

    If anyone is interested, feel free to post here or send me a PM.
     
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    I bet there are alot of midwest Tundras.com members who would love to attend this.:yay: Maybe post it over there... :notsure:
     
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    I am not registered there. I suppose I could start an account there to pass it along.

    I want to get an idea of how many here would be interested first. Last year nobody from this forum came, but this forum has grown a lot since then. And, even with only Tacomas we had 11 vehicles.
     
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    It’s on my calendar for a tentative :thumbsup:
     
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    If I can get across the Canadian border I’ll be in Canada that weekend. If we still can’t get across I’ll be there hopefully if things calm down.
     
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