As most of you know we had a successful Rally in Kennewick this fall. It was the general consensus that we return next year on the same weekend.
Columbia Sun RV Resort (509-420-4880 www.columbiasunrvresort.com) has set aside 20 sites for us for next year Sept 21 thru Sept 24 and will hold them open until April 1st. After that date it will be reservation on a space available basis. I know it is a year off but better sooner than later to reserve your site. Last year we started with only 10 sites held until Feb 22 and we ended up with 20 Vans. The Resort did a great job of getting all 20 of us together. Lets try and exceed that.
Looking to have a Spring Rally so would like suggestions for dates and location.
Thanks for your support,
Dates: September 21 2018 – September 24 2018
Location: Columbia Sun RV Resort, 103907 Wiser Parkway, Kennewick, Washington, United States, 99338
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This is another of our Club’s, regularly scheduled RV rallies. Every year, usually the weekend following the fourth of July, George and Aileen Ormsby return to their previous home town in Lake Oswego, OR about 10 miles south of Portland, to visit their kids and grandkids and to escape the summer heat in Las Vegas. Each year they take a different route and invite anyone interested in joining them to come along for all or any part of their journey. We hope you’ll join them on their trip this year.
The RV caravan will rendezvous at the Pony Express RV Resort in North Salt Lake City, Utah on July 3 then travel north to historic Baker City and Joseph located in the beautiful Wallowa Mountains in the northeastern part of Oregon. Baker City is along the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. Joseph is a growing artistic community named after the famous Nez Perce Indian Chief who once settled in the area. His image appeared on the previously minted nickel coin. RVers will stay three nights nestled creek-side at the Wallowa River RV Park then two nights in the near-by town of Imnaha where George has arranged a special catered BBQ dinner the first evening and the next day a really awesome sightseeing adventure to the remote Hat Point Lookout for a spectacular view of the Snake River and its surrounding canyons. 4-wheel drive transportation will be provided by local ranchers.
The caravan will head west stopping in Goldendale, WA to tour the Mary Hill Museum of Art, then south to Bend, Crater Lake, and East Lake Resort in Central Oregon. Once it arrives in Portland on July 20th, actually at the Pheasant Ridge RV Resort in Wilsonville 19 miles south, it’ll remain there for a week serving as a hub for doing day trips to: Mt. St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Beaches, and other scenic sites and historic places in and around Portland. The rally concludes with an evening dinner cruise on the Willamette River aboard The Portland Spirit.
If you are at all interested in this rally please contact George and Aileen Ormsby, Wagon Masters, ASAP to reserve your spot on this year’s caravan adventure. [email protected], (702) 492-2542 (Home) or (702) 810-9107 (Mobile).
I-15 Rest Stop N. of Cedar City, UT at Summit, UT
Arrive: Saturday, July 2 Depart: Sunday, July 3 Stay: 1 night
Dry camp. Cost: $0.
Pony Express RV Resort (Rendezvous Location)
1012 West Recreation Way
North Salt Lake City, Utah 845054
(801) 355-1550 www.ponyexpressrvresort.com
Arrive: Sunday, July 3 Depart: Tuesday, July 5 Stay: 2 nights
Cost: $37.33/night. Includes full hookups. May need to leave callback phone message when making reservation.
Ambassador RV Resort
615 Smeed Parkway (I-84 Exit #29)
Caldwell, ID 83605
(888) 877-8307 www.ambassadorg7rvresort.com
Arrive: Tuesday, July 5 Depart: Wednesday, July 6 Stay 1 night
Cost: $37.00/night with Good Sam membership. Full hookups.
Wallowa River RV Resort
503 Whiskey Creek Road
Wallowa, OR 97885
(541) 886-7002 www.wallowriverrvpark.com Sites being held.
Arrive: Wednesday, July 6 Depart: Saturday, July 9 Stay: 3 nights
Cost: $30.00/night. Full hookups. Accepts only check or cash, no credit cards. Requires one night deposit of $30.00 paid in advance. Please mail check to RV park right away to ensure an RV site.
Imnaha Motel & RV Park
102 Hat Point Road, PO Box 22, Hat Point, OR 97842
(541) 577-3111 www.imnaharvpark.com Sites already reserved.
Arrive: Saturday, July 9 Depart: Monday, July 11 Stay: 2 nights
Cost: $20.00/night Full Hookups limited availability, $10.00/night electric only. July 9 BBQ Dinner $14.00, July 10 Half-Day Guided
Excursion to Hat Point Scenic View Point. $30/person.
Rufus RV Park
311 Wallace St.
Rufus, OR 97050
(541) 739-2272 www.rufusrvpark.com Do not call yet to reserve
sites. Arrive: Monday, July 11. Depart: Wednesday, July 13. Stay: 2 nights. Cost: $30.00/night. All sites are currently occupied by contract road crews who expected to free up their sites within 30 days. George will advise when to call to make reservations.
Scandia RV Park
61415 South Hwy 97 #59
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 382-6206 www.scandiarv.com
Arrive: Wednesday, July 13. Depart: Friday, July 15. Stay: 2 nights. Cost: $50.13/night with Good Sam discount. Request site closest to Ormsbys in site #303.
Diamond Lake RV Park
3500 Diamond Lake Loop
Diamond Lake, OR 97731
(541) 793-3318 Resort Office www.diamondlakervresort.com
Resort officially opens May 22, however, they are taking reservations by either speaking directly with Mary or leaving her a call back phone message.
Arrive: Friday, July 15. Depart: Sunday, July 17. Stay 2 nights
Cost: $37.00/night with Good Sam discount. IMPORTANT: Do not use mailing address to locate resort. Use GPS coordinates only:
GPS: 43* 10′ 38.15″ 122* 08′ 19.22″.
East Lake (Cinder Hill Campground)
South of Bend and North of La Pine, OR
Deschutes National Forest, Bend/Fort Rock District
Phone Reservations: (877) 444-6777 http://www.recreation.gov/campsiteDetails.do?siteId=283348&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=72092
Select RV site as close as possible to Ormsby’s site #14.
Arrive: Sunday, July 17 Depart: Wed., July 20 Stay: 3 nights
Cost: $18.00/night Have your National Park senior discount pass
available when making your reservation.
Pheasant Ridge RV Resort
8275 SW Elligsen Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070
(800) 532-7829 (Toll Free) (503) 682-7829 (Direct)
Arrive: Wed., July 20 Depart: Wed., July 27 Stay: 7 nights
Cost: $44.00/night less 10% discount with Good Sam, AAA, AARP, FMCA, $237.00 includes discount for one week. Please call right away to make your reservation and to insure an RV site.
*Read comments for each RV park very carefully as sites at some RV Parks are already reserved or are being held pending your action. When making reservations be sure to tell the RV park that you are with the Southwest LTV Roadrunners RV Club, George Ormsby, Wagon Master.
Ask to be parked as close as possible to this group. In most instances the required number of sites for our RVers have already been blocked off. Be sure to note your site number, if assigned one, then send an email to: george_ormsby.com with the name of each park and the corresponding site number to let him know you have made your reservation. Most RV parks will need a credit card to HOLD an RV park site but will not actually charge the credit card until you arrive. Please note you are responsible for your own reservations and, if necessary, any cancellations as well.
If you are not already a Good Sam Club member, I would recommend you join this RV travel club to take advantage of their discounts. The same is true of KOA and Passport America.