Pheasant Run Resort, St Charles, IL
June 21-24, 2012
Thanks to Bloomington Gold for returning as
a sponsor of Corvettes Conquer Cancer.
Guy Larsen and Ed Saari are a class act!
(We were even in the Program)
Wednesday, June 20
Leaving Decatur AL, 4:52am
After losing a good hour in a nightmare of
repaving in 100 degree heat, we're here.
Hmmm... same space # as last year, but not quite the same location. Oh well,
Too windy & hot to set up now; we'll do it early in the morning when it'll
Thursday, June 21
As soon as I got set up and wiped down
the car, the first light shower started.
This pattern repeated twice - just finish wiping the car and the sprinkler above
Setup day is typically light traffic, so a good
time to check out the Great Hall.
Click image below for the sights.
On the way back to my display I stopped at the
Street Shop booth to see friends/club members staffing it.
I was directed to this absolutely stunning midyear. Click image to see more of
Friday, June 22
The rain long gone, it was a beautiful day, and
Once again, Sue & Doug from Corvette
Adventures were 2 spaces up the path. Hey, look: We're on the 2013 poster,
The Great Hall inductees at the conclusion of the program. Lance
Miller represented John Fitch.
Saturday, June 23
I had company from Huntsville: club members Malcome & Larry
and Larry's son, Nick.
My registration packet happened to have 3 extra admission
tickets and parking passes.
They came up from Alabama late Friday and were great
company and a big help!
Vincant Kaelbs signed the hood for his $25 donation to the
American Cancer Society.
So did Deb Scaccianoce from the booth to our
left. I didn't catch her in the act, but here's the result.
Thank you both for supporting the cause!
Sunday, June 24
Since Sunday is traditionally very slow and the
chance of rain was pretty good, especially in the morning,
I had chosen to pack
up Saturday evening.
Departing St. Charles after a leisurely start.
It was a HOT trip! Temp was over 100 from the
middle of IL all the way to my garage, with only 4 momentary dips to 99.
This was the high, showing all the way through
the Nashville area.
The final stats:
(That 30.4 mpg is unusually high because
I reset it as I left St. Charles. That's what it can do
on the highway. It normally runs in the 26-27 range as
an overall average since the first of the year.)