O.K. I'm working final prep for this outing. For those unfamiliar with the entrances to the Casino Queen the RV Park is the first Left after the light to the Eades Bridge.
If you miss it and enter the Casino parking lot just stay in the "Valet Parking" lane, turn left whenever you want, go all the way to the back fence and use the rear exit to your right and you'll see the RV Park way in the back.
The weather forecast keeps changing. Now they're saying we may get brief showers till noon. I guess I better fire up the RV. I will be there around 10AM to start cooking. Look for this car along the fence. Its the only Eldorado in the world with a V-grille.
I suggest everyone bring your own chairs, loungers, coolers, munchies, meat (if you have a specific diet). I will be bringing two slabs of ribs, a dozen beer, a dozen Pepsi sodas, chips, and some hamburger meat and buns. There is a small picnic area near the rear of the RV park and thats where the grills are. I will be talking to the RV Park manager later - maybe we can diagonal park near the grills/tables.
I scouted the area for good photo locations and found three that are acceptable. The one farthest away (a block and a half) from where we will be is where I took the photos of my car for the 2008 Cadillac Owners Forum calender (I'm June). This is what the judges selected. Although I wish they had used this one. but I digress.
The other two are on the property although the one closest to the Arch is probably going to be inaccessible due to high water. But bring your big cameras anyway. For those arriving by noon, there will be a special treat courtesy of the City of East St Louis - they have a fountain directly across the river from the Gateway Arch that shoots a plume as high as the Arch that will be fired at Noon for 5 minutes.
For any one interested that doesn't have a CarPC installed - YOU'RE INVITED TOO!!
I will be bringing parts/pieces that I have not yet or no longer have installed as well as tools and test equipment. I probably have enough extras to build another CarPC by myself. 110AC will be available at the RV so power tools are welcome. Equipment comparison, trial, demos, etc. is what its all about. I'm open to letting anyone have a play with my setup.