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Texoma Travelers 2018 Spring Rally

The LTV Texoma Travelers Club will be gathering at a beautiful state park just 33 miles southwest from Hot Springs, Arkansas this spring. This resort park offers many outdoor activities including a golf course, fishing, marina, restaurant, horseback riding, paddle boats & kayak rental, disk golf, mtn. biking and hiking. This club activity is open to all Leisure Travel Van Owners and future owners waiting for delivery.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact David Clinkenbeard, chapter head, for the details.

 

Texoma Travelers Fredericksburg Food & Wine Rally

Welcome to the Texoma Travelers Fredericksburg Food & Wine Rally! This event will take place in Texas Hill Country’s wine destination, Fredericksburg, during their annual Food & Wine Festival.

We’ll be staying at the Fredericksburg RV Park, a very clean & well-kept facility with a dog run, pond, nice showers, a rally hall, cement patio, and more. This location is ~1 mile from Fredericksburg’s Main Street (& the festival), packed with winery tasting rooms, breweries, German restaurants and other cuisine, shops, and more. I hope you’ll all plan to attend the Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival, as well as our Rally Potluck Dinner and group wine tasting experience. You are welcome to extend your stay before/after the rally and enjoy the area wineries, shopping and other attractions such as Enchanted Rock.

Itinerary:

-Thursday, 10/26; arrivals and meet & greet happy hour from 3:30-5 @ large rally hall (BYOB and snacks to share); 5-7 dinner on your own, back to socialize at the rally hall around 7.

-Friday, 10/27; 9-12 visit LBJ Ranch and Historical Museum, lunch @ Wildseed Farms Brew Bonnet Biergarten followed by wine tasting there for 5 for $5. 6pm potluck in large rally hall and a club meeting.

-Saturday, 10/28; 9am open coach tour – meet at rally hall to start, 12-7pm Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival, after 7pm socialize at large rally hall.

-Sunday, 10/29; 9am gather at large rally hall for coffee, pastries, and good-byes.  Checkout is at noon.

20 RV sites are on hold and 19 are already reserved.  Only 1 opening left as of 9/22/17.  Rates are $38 with 15 confirmed sites.

Relevant Websites:
– Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest; http://fbgfoodandwinefest.com/
– Fredericksburg RV Park; http://fbgrvpark.com/
– Fredericksburg, TX: http://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/
– Texas Hill Country Wineries: http://texaswinetrail.com/
– Enchanted Rock State Park: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock

Dates: October 26 2017 – October 29 2017
Location: Fredericksburg RV Park, 305 E. Highway St., Fredericksburg, TX, United States, 78624

 

 

Texoma Traveler’s Invade Palo Duro Canyon

The Texoma Traveler’s under new guidance kicked off their first rally for the year this April at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Panhandle of Texas. It was quite an adventure for some of the traveler’s as a late spring storm moved into the area just as the weekend began. Those traveling from the south fought strong headwinds the entire way north, while those coming from the north cruised along with a strong tailwind. Just days before the rally start, the weather was unseasonably warm! But as unpredictable as Texas weather can be, one day the temperatures plummeted into the 30’s with some snow flurries and then the next day popped into the 80’s!

Even with the strong winds, this didn’t deter anyone from making the journey. Some individuals came in a day or so early while others stayed longer to enjoy the beauty of the canyon. The Canyon is said to be 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide, with a maximum depth of more than 800 feet. Palo Duro is claimed to be the second largest canyon in the United States. The canyon is only 35 miles south of Amarillo, so if you wish to make a short trek to town for a nice dinner or some shopping, it is easy to do. The RV area that we stayed in provided pull-thru sites, with water and electric. The park facilities were quite nice with showers and a dump station at the entrance.

The park has much to do. You can hike, bike, take a guided jeep tour and more. There is also a visitor’s center and gift shop.  During the spring, summer and early fall, you can purchase tickets to the Texas Outdoor Musical which is performed in the canyon amphitheater.  This musical show has been going on for over 50 years.  Texas Outdoor Musical

Activities

We had a total of 8 couples, and more if you include the pets, which isn’t bad considering this was our first rally in quite some time!  On the agenda we had a pot luck dinner planned with a cowpoke dinner theme… beans and cobbler were one of the main side dishes… and BBQ meats and brats… and all kinds of foods and desserts. Other activities were impromptu… one of those was a visit to the RV Museum in Amarillo… and it’s FREE!  RV Museum

We had a few members that towed a second vehicle. They were kind enough to provide transportation for the ‘non-toad’ owners and provide transportation to the museum. We all had a great time looking at old RV’s dating as far back as the 1930’s. Some of the RV’s were the best of their time and some were even owned by famous individuals.  The museum also had a big collection of old motorcycles and other items. It’s was interesting to see the conveniences of the time and to see how far improvements have come. At the same time, we were impressed at the quality and attention to detail of some of the old RV’s.

We also did an open house of everyone’s Leisure Travel Vans.  This was fun and interesting, allowing everyone to see the various models and layouts… and also see how other individuals incorporate ingenious ideas or modifications to make their units more comfortable and convenient for their living and traveling purposes. Many of the owner’s walked away with new ideas or accessories to acquire that they could incorporate into their own unit.  One member even had an older Free Spirit which many of us had never seen!  I think we were all envious of their ease of maneuvering in and out of very tight spots!

A few photo’s from the museum

Rally Attendee’s

Mike & Carol Thomas

David & Linda Lander

Charles & Sarah Nunes

Kurt & Teresa Pennington

David & Jamee Phillips

David & Sandy Clinkenbeard

Joe & Cecilia Butts

Phil & Vickie Williams

Cowpoke Potluck

Relaxing & telling stories

Our next rally is coming this October in Fredericksburg, TX. If you’d like to have a good time, meet some new friends and enjoy what Fredericksburg has to offer, please join us! We welcome all Leisure Van owners regardless of your home club!
Fredericksburg Rally