Official Midwest Khukuri Khonvention '06 Signup Thread

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I recently learned from Nasty that something has come up and he wasn’t sure if he could host this year’s MWKK. After talking about it with my mom (this was actually her idea) , I’ve decided to switch houses with her for Memorial Day Weekend and offer to host the MWKK from my old house. I ran the idea by Nasty and Yangdu and both gave me their support.

If held, the MWKK will be at my old place just south of Marion, IL. Southern Illinois is a virtual outdoorsman’s paradise, with plenty of hiking trails in a number of State Parks. The house is out in the country with a backyard fit for many a tent and a spot for bonfires. Those who don’t want to rough it so much can sleep in my old bedroom (I have an inflatable sleeping pad if needed), maybe the living room, or even one of the hotels 5-10 minutes away.

The schedule for this year’s MWKK will be the same as the previous ones. Dinner out at a restaurant Friday night for those who arrive, then the box o’ blems, woodchopping, and workshops by those willing to volunteer Saturday, brews and a bonfire Saturday night, then more wood-khukuri contact and some hiking on Sunday. I’ll do some grilling as needed; anyone wanting to bring grub for breakfast is welcome to it.

Officially the MWKK is 5/27 and 5/28, but you can show up Friday evening and stay through Monday morning. At least six people including me is desired, but I’m more than willing to make do with less if they’re willing to make the trip (this is the first time I’ve really done anything like this anyway, so I won’t mind) .;) Those who can make it let me know.

Bob
 

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Bravo!

I have very much enjoyed having the guys over...things just couldn't happen in Ohio this year. I strongly support Bob's effort and am sure it will be a major success. I *intend* to try to get there for it...Thanks Bob!
 
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But Barb and me would also like to make it this year if at all possible.:thumbup: It doesn't appear to be too promising right at the moment but as we all well know, things do change and frequently at the last moment.;) :cool: :D
 

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Can't do it Bob, but I would love to though. I'll be regreting it that weekend for sure.
 

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Dang, if it wasn't on one of my busiest weekends (offical swimming pool opening time), then i would be there in a heartbeat. Looks like i'm only 80 miles from Marion. If things change, I will gladly make the trip. I've taken the scoot out that way many a time. Southern IL is one of my favorite rides. Nothing but pretty land for miles and miles and miles.
Good on ya, Bob. It pains me that it's so close this year:(

Jake
 
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That's excellent Bob! and damn I wish I could make it, but I'll be picking up the keys to my new house on the 27th. :mad: That's a good thing, but the timing is off unfortunately. I'm sure all will go well for you guys, be sure to take lots of pictures for us and have fun. :)
 

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Bob, Your upcoming get together sounds like so much fun I wish I could be there too. Please thank your Mom for making her home available and my best wishes for an exciting enjoyable weekend. I shall look forward to hearing how it all went. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.
 
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Steely, if there's any way you can make it, go for it. You won't regret it. That is if the MWKK happens.

RR, glad to hear about your house but sorry to hear about the timing. I'll do my best to take pictures.

HD, Marion does have a small airport that handles flights to and from St. Louis. Here is their website if you (or anyone else is interested):

http://www.wilcoairport.com/

Yangdu, thanks for your support. We'd like to have you here as well.

Bob
 

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Have fun, Bob.

Read the safety thread.:)

Have a life-long memory of camping by myself at Bell Smith Springs, in Shawnee National Forest....er, 30 years ago.

Great place.
 
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Bob and gang,
Sorry I won't be able to make it this year. :( I'll be there in spirit. Great fun and a real learning experience every time.:D
 

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Wow!!!!...
Hate to say it, but I wish you would have given us a bit more notice as far as time goes. Thanks for hosting! I don't think I'll be able to make it.
 
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Kismet, cool. I've been to Bell Smith several times before. Just for swimming and picnicking though. I've camped near Max Creek by myself though, five or so miles from Vienna.

Bri, you'll be missed.

WM, I wish I could have given sooner notice as well. The downage of BF didn't help any either.:mad:

Bob
 
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ARGGHHH!!!

Marion Illinois is practically in my back yard but unfortunately I am going to be riding to Washington DC over Memorial Day weekend. Hope you guys have a great time. I know you will!

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After a look at the map Marion isn't that close to Chicago. How many hours of driving is it?
 

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what's the deal? how come everybody's wimpin out?

I'd be interested in going...just a 7 hour drive for me. But Bob and I can meet up any ole day...so if it's just the two of us, I'll save it for another time.

Hope there's more interest in a Khon when I get around to having one down here... :(
 
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