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. :)
Another idea... take your unit into a dealer for some service,, wiper blades or oil change,, something cheap,,, go back a week later.. it will not be done,, so pick it up because you got to have it... no charge. :)
My neighbor went through a year of that type of service while his 5th wheel was under warranty, he traded at Lazydays and hasn't looked back. Sadly they are the local Heartland dealer, a brand I would like to buy.
So I will have to buy SOB, I don't have the patience to put up with their service dept. or parts dept.
You can buy a Heartland from another dealer if you like or Lazydays,, get your best price.. if you need warranty work done Heartland will authorize an independent tech or repair shop to do warranty work if you will call Heartland and get prior authorization.
Dick, do what I do go tell her I AM THE BOSS AND WE ARE GOING TO TEXAS, NOW START PACKING THE RV.
Works every time.;)
See y'all in Kerrville.
SIR!! YOU are Officially invited to the Story Telling Capital of Texas to participate in the State of Texas Liars Championship Contest. It will be in association with George West Storyfest and for you there will be no entry fee. Free parking for your car also.
The only requirement is that you still be alive and moving on your own after someone sees the above statement.
Tom, that's a good idea. Since you will not be able to attend this year.
We need an Inspection Technician, and since you missed last year also, we surely need a Technician and Dick A would be a great replacement.
And I Second that Nomination. all in favor say ahhh :B Soo :) Dick A is dually elected to the prostitution of Sewer Hose Inspector Technician
By being dually elected now he Must attend the rally and do all inspections to receive his pay,,, to be determined by the governing body of attendees who think he has done his job.... He will also be required to furnish at each inspection site a complete afternoon party for a few inspector watchers. :)
And this being voted on and passed by me!!!
OK FOLKS,,,, Let's get this rally going... warm up the web site. Who is coming and if your not ,,,, why not? We got 36 registered now. We are back home at Buckhorn Lake RV Resort.
You don't come,, you don't get to see me!! Or Larry!!
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Well we did it! Trading in our 2003 38 ft. Citation and getting a new Heartland Big Country 3150 RL. It was great seeing the quality of the different units and finding one that fits our needs. So thrilled that we can custom order exactly what we need for our style of camping. Thank you Joel for spending so much time with us. Now we wait....
Congratulations on your Big Country,,, now the wait begins. When you place your order, if salesman says it's not avaliable or it's not on the list, have him call Heartland and make sure he checks... lots of options are available if you want them that are not on the upgrade or option list.
Join us on the Heartland Owners Forum and meet a great bunch of folks.