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Every year, in October, we have a run on the Illinois river from Starved Rock Park in Peru, IL to Peoria IL. This is a 78 mile trip. It usually takes us 2 or so hours to cruise down. We eat lunch and head back up. It is usually a nice relaxing pace. We usually have around 12 - 15 boats. We will plan to leave Starved Rock at 8:30 am. Everyone should plan on getting there between 7:30 am - 8:00 am, so that we can launch and be ready to go by 8:30 am. We always encourage boaters to dress in layers. We usually always start off in sweats and end up in t-shirts by afternoon.
I made Kuchies for 11 am but need to get a good number of participants to let them know so they will have room for us. It is important that we get there at 11 right as they open to ensure we get dock space. The owner said bring mosquito repellent just in case. I would surprise me if mosquitoes are still an issue that late in the year, though. They also mentioned that they will have expanded their menu by then, as they are finalizing some items this week. They are anxious for us to try their new items.
Also, after we leave lunch there is a marina (Eastport Marina) about 1 mile away where we can refuel before heading back north.
Again, please let me know if you are going to make this trip so that we have enough room at Kuchies. I would like to give them a headcount and the earlier the better.