This past weekend, we attended the October Texas Travelers Rally at a private ranch just outside Ingram. Coach ran great, the latest tweeks helped on some of the steep hills between New Braunsfels and there. Once there, the turnout was quite good. There were somewhere around 17 rigs set up. The deer and turkeys were out in force in the field in front of the parking area and clubhouse. Saturday night brought lightning and heavy rains to finally break the months of no appreciable rain to Central Texas.

- Ken H.

Written on October 11th, 2011 , Misc, Safari, Texas Travelers' Rallys, Trips

Dates – August 12-14th
Place – Columbus R.V.Park, Columbus, Texas – Website
Hosts – Blanchards, Ohms, Armentrouts

Original plans were to return to the coast, but the hosts were unable to locate a suitable park. Joyce & Eldon checked with Sondra at Columbus R.V. and received such a warm welcome that the choice was easy. Also, considering the price of fuel, being a couple of hundred miles closer for some was considered. We have had several rallies there and always found it an enjoyable park.

This notice is intended for your information so you can mark your calendars. The hosts will send out further plans later that will include pool time, local attractions, and limited food preparation. Early arrivals and late departures are OK.

Please make your reservations with the park 979-732-6455 .

There are several motels nearby:
La Quinta 979-733-0522
Country Hearth Inn 979-732-6293

Please give the hosts a call so we can be sure and have enough sites reserved:
Ohms, Blanchards or Armentrouts

Written on June 5th, 2011 , Texas Travelers' Rallys

June 3, 2010

My daughter Robyn and I left San Marcos with some sprinkles Thursday morning. And then, we ran through rain the entire way to Somerville. Upon reaching the group area of Birch Creek around noon, had to wait for the rain to abate in order to set up camp.

We accompanied Betty and Bill Humphries to Snook for dinner at the Czech-Tex restaurant. Ten couples were already in attendance as we arrived. The meal was very good and the rain had stopped before returning to camp. After turning in for the evening, we watched a movie — “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.”

The earth refreshed by the rain, Friday dawned with great weather. We enjoyed walking Oliver and visiting around camp with fellow Travelers. Robyn provided entertainment for 10 ladies in the afternoon with a Lei Sophia jewelry party. My favorite — hamburgers — were on the dinner menu.  Joyce and Eldon came over later to scope out my “new” coach. After passing their approval, games of Greed or just gathering by the lake for conversation comprised our evening activities.

Still great weather Saturday morning. Walking Oliver, visiting with the Hunts and Ohms, then moving over to a shady area with the Campbells and others occupied the rest of our morning. Robyn and I went to the Snook Fest with Eldon and Joyce for the afternoon. There  was live entertainment and plenty of arts and crafts. After returning to camp, a nap was in order.

Revitalized, we got our sides for the carry-in together. Robyn made her great potato salad. Before the meal, we were able to get in a game of Mexican Train with the ladies. The Hunts provided smoked chicken for the main course. They did a great job and were wonderful hosts for this event. Muchas gracias! After our requisite game of Greed and returning to our domicile, Robyn received an e-mail that her daughter Katie had news of her wedding dress arriving in Austin. The big event is planned for Rockport in August on the beach. We are all excited!!!

After Sunday breakfast, we broke camp, disconnecting water and electric. We barely avoided catastrophe with the sewer system. I had mistakenly hooked the water hose to the sewer flush connection, thinking I was putting water in the freshwater holding tank. Fortunately, I turned the water off as the toilet filled to the brim. VERY CAREFULLY, I eased the coach to the dump site.

With that calamity averted, we got underway to home. I let Robyn get behind the wheel for her first time to drive the coach when we got to Highway 290. She did very well — a good driver. We were traveling 21 and the dash air was not keeping up with the incoming sun. Sweltering heat the rest of the way home! One more item for my job list.

See ya down the road,

Jenny

 

 

 

Written on July 17th, 2010 , Texas Travelers' Rallys

April 17, 2010

Kenneth did a good job getting the coach ready for travel. A lot of time spent updating the marker lights with LEDs, as well as other details. We don’t always get to do the things we planned — Jim passed away shortly before getting to make the April rally. However, he was with us in spirit.

Loaded “Hannah” up and hit the road Friday noon with Ken in the passenger seat, Sadie (Ken’s dog), and Oliver (my pup) settled in for the ride to Johnson City. I drove the coach all the way to Miller Creek RV Park down 12 to 32 where it intersected with 281 then to the junction of 290. These were not the best of roads for a beginner — winding, hilly, two-lane roads with no shoulders. To boot, it was overcast and intermittently raining on the way. YES! This did intimidate me, just a little bit. Ken was coaching me, saying that I needed to hug the yellow center line and not go over the white line at the shoulder.

I managed to keep her between the lines and we arrived at our destination all in one piece. There were 16 rigs present. We were missing the Ohms and the Blanchards who had to cancel. Eldon was suffering leg pains and Barbara was still stove up from the collision with an 18-wheeler that demolished the back end of her car recently.

The Dobbins and Westovers did a wonderful job of hosting. They provided soups for dinner and we had very good entertainment afterward by Sol Patch — Melissa Weaver and Bryan Maldonado — performing jazz and blues-type music.

George Dobbins grilled ribs for the Saturday night carry-in dinner and each rig brought the sides to make the meal. Of course, a rally would not be complete without several games of “Greed.”

Sunday morning, after our carry-in breakfast, we walked down to see Bob and Mary Roberson’s Alpine coach which was recently acquired. Naturally, a tour was in order and I was thoroughly impressed. Makes my older coach seem dowdy by comparison. That’s alright, I love her just the same.

See you out and about,

Jenny

Written on July 12th, 2010 , Texas Travelers' Rallys


September 2003 AlpenFest – East Trip
Location: Cascades in the Gaylord Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
PICTS FROM CHAPTER 32 OF THE TEXAS TRAVELERS ALPENLITE CLUB


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Staircase
Chandelier
Looking Up :-)
Courtyard
Mural
Atrium
Coat of Arms Check out the guitars
Waterfall in Atrium
Winding river
Hotel?
River under bridge
Curve in the bend
Fountain in center of courtyard
Lamp post & Waterjet Fountain
Waterfall
Waterfall in frt of entrance
Lg Palms on top of a cliff
Jenny in frt of a waterfall
Group shot Taking the tour
Meandering River
Planter
Cascades Lounge
Huge Climbing Ivy Entrance to the Garden Conservatory
Walkway, Gazebo / Waterfall Overhead shots
Walkway amongst the ferns
Triceratops Waterfall
Vic taking a breather
Vic & Karen under the waterfall


All tuckered out….


Jim & Jenny “The Roadrunner”

Written on September 28th, 2003 , Texas Travelers' Rallys, Trips

Texas Travelers met on the bay at Fulton Beach in the Watersedge RV Park with Joyce and Eldon Ohm and Barbara and Robert Blanchard as hosts. We arrived on Thursday with dishes shattered all over the floor when a bowl and saucer were thrown out of the cabinet. I really must slow that man down on those curves! What began on a sour note for us ended on an extra special note. We found out that Ted and Jo Lowman were on their way to Rockport to join our rally. It was really good seeing them since they have not been able to join us for some time due to illness and schedule conflicts.

A group of us were in the pool when the Beavers arrived in their new Portofino. They joined us in the pool, clothes and all. It was just too hot to wait to change into swimsuits.

Friday night for our night out, we enjoyed excellent seafood at the Big Fisherman. As we awaited a table, we were entertained outside by a country-western band. A request was made to the band to play something cajun to honor Barbara and Robert for their 51st wedding anniversary which they would celebrate on Saturday. Way to go, Barbara and Robert!

Saturday night carry-in supper featured Chicken Divine and covered dishes brought by each couple. Barbara and Robert had special guests join us for the weekend. Liz and George and Beth and Don were longtime friends that had been neighbors overseas while they were all in the service. Also, Joyce and Eldon’s son Larry and his wife Mary joined our group. Everyone enjoyed having them with us and they joined us in our usual game of Greed which I was privileged to win.

Sunday’s carry-in breakfast was most enjoyable. Travelers began to make their way home afterward leaving a small group of us who wanted to extend the good times. Monday night, just before the rains dumped on us, grilled T-Bones were brought in off the grill as we enjoyed
our last evening there with Joyce and Eldon. And, the rains did come down in a torrent. The next morning was cool and comfortable as we enjoyed the sunrise overlooking the bay and bid farewell to another great rally.

Hope to see a bunch of you in Tennessee!

Jim and Jenny Humphrey
San Marcos, Tx.
29′ RL AlpenLite/99 Dodge Quad Cab – Cummins Turbo Powered

Written on August 28th, 2003 , Texas Travelers' Rallys

Dream Catchers (Arizona Alpenlite chapter) joined up with the Texas Travelers for the October rally. They left Arizona the 16th of October and arrived in Ingram Texas on the 18th for four days and nights with the Texas Travelers, Chapter 32.

Monday, the 22nd, they went on to San Antonio for three days and on Thursday, the 25th, to Galveston Texas, leaving there on the 30th. The group area was secured for the Dream Catchers by the Superintendent of Galveston Island State Park.



Everyone enjoyed visiting and getting acquainted. Some took tours of the James Avery workshop/factory, a well-known Texas Jeweler near Kerrville, and the Cowboy Artist of America Museum also in Kerrville. There was a visit to the Butterfly Museum in Fredricksburg as well as many other activities. From there they went on to San Antonio, the Alamo and the River Walk.

 

Written on October 26th, 2001 , Texas Travelers' Rallys

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