Algona Freedom Rally | 2016

Another motorcycle rally in the books and my eyes, liver and throttle hand are all still functioning.  Rally goers know this outcome is always questionable going into rally festivities and certainly appreciated coming out.

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This year we took off one day earlier in order to pick out our prime camping spot.  We tend to gravitate towards the shaded, secluded sections so we can enjoy our beers under the trees and morning zz’s without the sun-glare.  Although, sleeping is questionable with the constant competition of who can hit their rev limiters the most.  Prime time for that activity?  Between midnight and 4:30am.   It’s a campground wide fave past time amongst the town idiots.

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Our little slice of camping heaven.

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The first crack of beer after home-base setups are complete is always the best beer of the weekend.

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So what kind of Algona festivities went down in 2016?   Well, if you followed along on snap you saw the stuff I can’t share permanently.  Hello land of the free.  And by free, we mean really free.   I never do get over the zero cares some of these folks carry around… or leave back at their campsite.

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We did find Verlene.  Do y’all remember her from our 2015 float trip?  That ol’ gal sure gets around.

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The time was well spent by lounging, drinking, walking the campgrounds, people watching, motorcycle game watching, music listening and just relaxing with friends with zero cares, obligations or schedules dictating our lives for 4 days.  It was fabulous.  Next year I’m bringing a yard game of some sort to add to the daytime festivities.

The Highlight Reel:

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Liz got off pretty easy this year on the hug game.  Clint left the shine at home, so the hugs weren’t nearly as alcohol induced, but still abundant.

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When traveling through the campground, one must always have your drinks handy.  You never know where you’ll park the bike.  Liz has clearly played this game a time or two before…

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And Clint wins by just strapping on the whole cooler.  Beers for all!

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It’s still possible to be cute when camping, even when hair doesn’t get washed for days.   Bandana’s are a girls best friend for evah.

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From Clint to Steve…

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Algona 2016 went down with some great memories for the memory bank.

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Cheers to another incredible Algona Freedom Rally.

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Link Up to read Algona Freedom Rally recap 2015 here.

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Special Thanks to:

Algona Freedom Rally | July 4th, 2015

Oh, Algona.  You certainly did NOT disappoint with your boozetastic and eccentric ways.

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I believe that photo could sum it up.

The eyes, the facial expressions, the deceiving innocent smile on Andy’s face…

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… before he picked Clint up.

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Algona was a one of a kind experience, to say the least.  Someone asked us how it compared to all the years of Conesville Rally’s.  Let’s just say that this rally seemed to be more “freeing” for some folks and you certainly didn’t see these signs hanging anywhere.

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They say “What happens in Algona, stays in Algona”.

For this little blog of mine, that quote is holding it’s value because NONE of those photos I captured are going up.   BUT,  let’s just say my fellow Snapchat followers weren’t so lucky.   The good stuff stayed off the SnapChat story line (hey, teenage nieces and nephews that follow me) and right into the adults personal snap on the left side.

You are MORE than welcome.

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I gained a few followers that day, but if you have a weird name for your handle, then I didn’t share much with you.  Sorry, but you gotta at least tell me who you are, swmpgrlrncklvr.

Ya, I made that one up… but seriously.

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This was our first Iowa rally with the Sully’s in a LOOONNNGGG time, so it was fun to get back together with them again.  We found ourselves a sweet little shaded spot, complete with our own creek, for our weekend camping adventure.

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Campers paradise!

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Check this.

I rode on the back of Clint’s bike for a whole quarter mile on the campgrounds.  Watch out, y’all!  This was only the second time in my 9 years of being with Clint that I hopped on the back.  YA, this girl don’t play that way.

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People ask what you do at these rally’s.  Well, you drink beer, sit around a campfire, shoot the shit, people watch, listen to music, go for day rides, walk around, etc.

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The difference between a rally and a normal camping experience is the people watching is FAR more enjoyable, there are vendors with food, clothes and other crap and there is live music each night.

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Friday we did a lot of camp-side sitting and people watching.  Most of my epic snaps happened this day.   Seriously fascinating.

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A lot of moonshine drinking happened on Friday thanks to Clint’s three batches of Red (cherry), White (straight up shine) and Blue (blue raspberry and lemon).  I made sure to catch a few taking their first drink.   It would be the last time they looked sober for the rest of the night with that 150 proof death trap.

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Victim #1.   Remember him.

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Victim #2.  Remember him picking up Clint in the photo above?   Yep….

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Victim 3.

Clint.

He gets all sortsa huggy at a certain point in his drinking games.

Poor Liz.

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Shortly after this photo happened Clint was hit with the weeblewobbles and was in bed at 11pm.   If he had it his way it would have been 9:30.  Somehow we managed to keep him upright for another hour.

What a rookie.

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Day 2 | Saturday

Me: 1

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And Victim #1: 0

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Moonshining newbie.

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Nothing but love, J.  Nothing but love.


Saturday marked the 4th of July so I had to sport my new shirt!

Red, White and Booze and PBR.  

 #merica

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Saturday was a combo of more beer

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Drag races that were incredibly lame compared to Conesville

more people watching…

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You’d blush at what his sign says…

Hilarious.

Photo taking (and stealing… thanks Liz)

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Motorcycle tinkering…

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Shenanigans…

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Music listening, laughing and memory making…

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All in all we had a pretty fantastic time at Algona.

I think a repeat shall happen again in 2016.

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Cheers!