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3rd Annual TCT “Shadow of the Bear” Rally
September 19 - September 22
3rd Annual TCT Shadow Of The Bear Rally
September 19 to 22, 2019
Rally hosts: Rebecca Shrode & Paul Lashbrook
Contact info: e-mail is Rebecca@ZoomZ3.com or send a message to https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaShrode
Paul & I are honored to serve as your rally hosts and pleased to announce the return of TCT’s Shadow Of The Bear Rally to Indigo Bluffs Campground, in Empire, just 3 miles east of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Michigan’s beauty is on display in every direction from the campground. Glen Arbor and Traverse City are just short drives away. There is a public golf course across the road. The Leelanau Peninsula is north of the campground. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a short drive to the west. Vineyards and wineries abound in the area. There is something beautiful to see and wonderful to do for everyone.
Campground & Reservation info:
Indigo Bluffs Campground (RV Park & Resort)
Address: 6760 W Empire Hwy (M-72), Empire, MI 49630
Phone # (231) 326-5050
WINTER HOURS: 10am to 3pm Monday through Friday.
—>(Winter hours are in effect from now until the first part of May.)<—
Rally info and logistics:
-> The campground has 47 sites reserved for us. You must call Indigo Bluffs to make a reservation for one of the sites. Please tell the campground staffer you want to make a reservation for the “Shadow Of The Bear Vintage Trailer Rally”. The campground has sites 13 to 17, 39 to 48, 65 to 71A, 76 to 87, & 92 to 101 held for us. The sites colored red are full hook-up sites and the orange colored sites are electric and water. The map following the general information will aid you in selecting a site.
-> Please do not reserve sites outside those being held for us. The campground will still have seasonal campers in place in September.
-> When we fill the available spaces, we will begin a waiting list.
Indigo Bluffs will be offering us discounts on sites prices again this year.
-> Full Hook-Up Sites: $29/night
-> Water/Electric Sites: $22/night
The campground will extend this discounted price for up to 7 for nights for folks who want to come early and/or stay late.
-> Indigo Bluff’s standard deposit cancellation policy is a 2 night deposit and a $15 cancellation fee up to 2 weeks prior to arrival. Full amount due 2 weeks prior to arrival, and becomes non-refundable within 2 weeks.
-> And there’s more! If you book one of the full hook-up sites, and only need water/electric, the campground will offer you the $22/rate. If you book one of the full hook-up sites and will only need water/electric – please tell them at the time you book to receive the reduced rate.
After you’ve reserved your site at the campground, please complete and submit this registration form: 3rd Annual TCT Shadow Of The Bear Rally @ Indigo Bluffs
There will be an Open House on Saturday, September 21st from 11am to 3pm. The seasonal campers and general public will be invited to attend. The Open House during our first rally at Indigo Bluffs in 2017 was a huge success.
The campground has a new addition since our last visit there – “The Lodge.” It is where we will be taking our meals. It is a handsome space with a kitchen, three bathrooms, and generous covered porch. We will use “The Lodge” for fun, food, & Fellowship.
-> Breakfast Pitch-Ins on Friday and Saturday mornings and possibly Sunday morning too.
-> Dinner Pot Lucks on Friday and Saturday evenings. In the event of inclement weather, the space will be available for us to gather during the day on Friday and Saturday.
For the “Early Bird Club:” we’ll go out to dinner at a local restaurant Thursday evening. We do this at other gatherings. It is a nice way to cap off a travel/set up day. More details will be announced later
For the “Hell No We Won’t Goers:” we’ll go out to an early dinner on Sunday and (weather permitting) head over to the Lake for sunset. More details will be announced later
This is an official Tin Can Tourist rally. Your dues will need to be current. Annual renewal time for TCT dues is in May. We will post a reminder the end of April.
The Rally Fee is $20 per trailer. We encourage you to mail your rally fee in advance. Our snail mail addy is:
Rebecca Shrode & Paul Lashbrook
19019 Waite Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46637
The first two Shadow Of The Bear rallies were so much fun. We relaxed, made new friends, grew existing friendships, enjoyed lively conversation, and generally had a really good time. We are looking forward to the 3rd Annual TCT Shadow Of The Bear Rally being the best yet!
Safe travels & happy camping!
Rebecca & Paul
Ebony, Ivory, & Livey