I've been to Americade twice. Its definitely huge rally. We've done the covered bridge tour and 6 lakes tour. It's really nice country up there.
When I was there in '06, we left Kansas a couple extra days early so we could run over to Maine. We had lunch at the Lobster Shack on the shore in Portland. Living in Kansas, I don't get really FRESH lobster very often.
Have fun at the rally. Watch out for the noise patrol. I don't know if they still do that or not.
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