Betty and I will be missing another Sweetheart Rally. Her treatments continue in AZ. She is improving. Sure wish we could fit another one in our schedule. Say hello from us to all attendees.
You guys will be missed, but as long as her treatments are working that is the good thing and more important, and we hope they continue to work.
We will see you down the road.
We got your registration for the rally. Did you call the park and reserve a spot? If not, call the park and reserve space in the Texas Sweetheart Rally area for the dates you want to stay. They will not assign a site number. We will be in the new area under construction now. Be sure and tell them Texas Sweetheart Rally area to get rally price.
The Texas Sweetheart Rally website is up and running. So it's time to start registering. Please follow the instructions on the site to make sure everything goes good.
I don't think they will assign a site yet and we will be in the new section that is under construction.
Link to new RV.net site here.
The Texas Sweetheart Rally is being organized by the same folks that have been doing the Kerrville Sweetheart Rally for 14 years . It was time for a location change, so the name was changed. With the new Texas Sweetheart Rally name we are not nailed down to a certain location.
So sign up and lets get started. :)
A different point of view for a sad event, but not an unhappy ending.
A cool way to take a fisherman's casket to the cemetery.
A funeral procession pulled into a cemetery. Several carloads of family members followed a black truck towing a boat with a coffin in it.
A passer-by remarked, "That guy must have been a very avid fisherman."
"Oh, he still is, remarked one of the mourners. As a matter of fact, he's headed off to the lake as soon as we bury his wife."
OK Folks,,, watch for a change,,,, We will be changing to
Texas Sweetheart Rally
I am making arrangements now for the rally to be at the Texas Wine Country Jellystone RV Park. This is about 6 miles East of Fredericksburg, Texas on US290. It is a very nice park, being enlarged as I type. They have assured me of sites available and cost will be less than what is on web site.
The Quiet Creek park is still a long way from being ready and we need to move along with planning.
More info as I get it.
I have had both shoulders done. The worst part is the first 3 days after surgery. After that, physical therap a little hard at first, but I was back driving and just about anything in 3 weeks or so. Need to be careful about lifting and sudden movements,,, like catching something.
Also,, depending on which side your having done, if your right handed and getting right shoulder done... you might want to practice a certain little chore with the left hand. Wiping something,,, because unless you have a really loving, dedicated, loyal wife/friend, it gets a little hard to do. So practice a little. :)
OK Sweetheart Folks.
Today I made the reservations at Alamo Fiesta RV Resort in Boerne, TX for our next rally which will be the Texas Sweetheart Rally. The dates I have right now are Feb 24--Feb 28, 2016. No other dates are available at this time.
I did make a trip to Fredericksburg, TX and found the park being constructed as reported by TXLee. It appears that it will be very nice, 150 sites, concrete, almost all pull throughs except for the outer edge. I talked to the daughter of the owners(they were not there for the day) and she said the park was scheduled to open Jun1, 2015. They are working on web site and hope to have it up in another 3 weeks or so. She has my phone number and will call me when web site is up and also have her mother call me so we can talk about the rally. She said her parents liked RV rallies. The name will be Quite Creek RV Resort.
Please don't make any locked in dates yet, because if it should be in Fredericksburg the dates Feb. will be Feb 10---14th, 2016.
We will see what happens.
Just so you know,,, the Heartland RVs web site has just been completely rebuilt. Not sure they have it on the best server yet and it still has some problems which they are working on. Slow loading and page not complete are the most common right now.
But keep checking, it will get fixed. Also check the Heartland Owners Forum as there is lots of information there.
I have talked to Fredericksburg Chamber of C... They have "heard" of new rv park being built, but don't know anything, even who is building or putting it in or how big. So I will be going that way in a couple of weeks to check it out.
Another suggestion for rally name. " "Texas Hill Country Sweetheart Rally"
Glad everything worked out good for you Tom.
Well we have a choice or two to make. To stay at Buckhorn we will need to move the rally up into mid January or wait until April to have it. I have talked to several and no one yet is in favor of either. It would no longer be on Valentine's Day which is where the rally got it's name. They say they are loosing money by having a rally at that time of year now.
I have checked with Alamo Fiesta RV Resort in Boerne, TX. They would be happy to have us in February at our normal time. The rates are a little cheaper ($31 day) and the sites are not quite as long, but concrete and it is a good all around park. They only have 37 sites (34--50amp,,3--30amp) they will promise to us, but we may have use of some others if available and needed. The club house or rally barn is very nice and well equipped and we will have full use of it for cards, dominos, and potluck dinner. The folks that run the park are very nice. We would need to make arrangements to have our Sweetheart Dinner catered which I don't think would be a problem. Hungry Horse Restaurant in Boerne is a good place to eat and does catering for things like this.
Does anyone have any suggestions for another location? I will check out any that are recommended. We do need to decide pretty soon so I can reserve something and start making arrangements for next year.
We could change the name to "Hill Country Sweetheart Rally" or "Texas Sweetheart Rally" and still keep the logos same. Or just drop Kerrville off the name.
(Hmm..just now thought about Texas Sweetheart Rally name and added it in.... I like that. :) )
Check out the San Antonio KOA. It is fairly easy to get to and they have bus service from park to downtown I have been told. The SA Bus system has buses that run all over town and they are color coded. You can ride all day for just a couple of dollars, get on and off all you want. See the Alamo, the River Walk, El Mercado, about the best way to get around SA. The drivers are good about telling you what you can see and where to get off and on. Even thou we live not to far from SA,, when we go to the river walk or downtown SA, we park and use the bus to visit the sites.
Well, we made it home safely today, even though it was cold this morning, 36*, and windy.
We had a great time at the Sweetheart XIII rally and looking forward to next year.
Met lots of new folks and visited with a lot of old friends from previous Sweetheart rallies.
Hope everyone had a safe trip home.
Jim and Bette M
Well,, we all lined up and went to Mamacitas in Kerrville. Everyone had a good meal and fun time. Came back to the park and quite a few played Mexican train and some played kind of loud card game. :)
We also had one of the Sweetheart attendees, Wayne Larson, arrived yesterday and shortly after getting set up, he called EMS and and an ambulance arrived and took him to the highway intersection and a helicopter landed and took him to San Antonio. He thought he was having a heart attack, and evidently he was. We heard today that the Dr's installed 2 stints in blocked arteries. Some friends took his truck and RV back to his home and he is hopefully going to be released tomorrow (Friday) to go home. We wish him well and hope he has a great recovery and can continue with the RVing life.
Now looking forward to the Sweetheart Dinner tomorrow evening and more games.
OK folks... it is time to rally,,, almost.
Check out the Kerrville Sweetheart XIII Rally site. Larry has updated the attendees list as much as possible, the 2015 sponsor page has been updated also.
There are a couple of folks that did not sign up for the Sweetheart dinner on Friday evening, but if you change your mind, you can sign up when you check in at Buckhorn Lake office.
The weather is looking good for the week, so let's rally up. :)