We emailed each other a while ago regarding a fall gathering. If you folks would like to travel a little farther and come to Canada (about 90 min from Temperance River), I would like to host the gathering at my place on Warnica Lake, about 18 miles outside of Thunder Bay. I have a two bedroom guesthouse that has four beds, but can sleep a lot more with sleeping bags and air mattresses. If someone wants to bring a camper, there is room to park one or two of those too. The guesthouse has satellite TV, high speed wireless internet, and is fully winterized. Washroom facilities are in the main house, about 50 feet from the guesthouse. (with no running water, I don't have to heat the guesthouse all winter). The only costs to anyone would be the cost to get here, and food. If we all happen to meet back at dinner time, I can throw some burgers on the barbee, fire up the sauna, and we can eat, drink, tell a few lies and have a few laughs.
Swimming in Sept-Oct is "breathtaking" to say the least.
I'm flexible as to what weekend (thurs-sun?), so if you, Thomas and Bill can find a time in your schedules (and anyone else who wants to attend), let me know what weekend works for you folks, and I'll make arrangements to meet people on the drive in, or provide maps etc.
If you want, I'll post some images of the grounds and guesthouse.
Lots of good photo ops around Thunder Bay. Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay Harbour, Old Fort William, Kakabeka Falls ("Niagara of the North"), Silver Islet (richest silver mine in the world), etc.