Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Re: Ponderosa next June

I have attached a tentative copy of the campout schedule for next year and set up a new Camping Planner for the 2023 Season. This will be updated at the planning meeting in November. 

Campout #4 - June 23-25 @ Ponderosa State Park
Rita & Jim have reserved site #101, Peninsula Chokeberry Loop
Once you have reserved your site, please update the Camping Planner


BY PHONE: Reservations for stays within Idaho's State Parks can be made online and toll-free by phone at: 1-888-922-6743. Agents will be available seven days a week, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST), and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MST.

Also, I have set up the Camping Planner 2023 (tinyurl.com/Camping2023). Bookmark this site for easy access. If you have problems adding information (or don't have access, let me know). 

Please use this planner for the upcoming season. And this point forward, use ONLY the email addresses listed on the EMAIL tab. These email addresses change constantly! Several folks have asked to be removed from our old list and several members have left the group. Do not save this list to your computer. Use a fresh list whenever you need to send an email to the group. Thank you! 

Rita 😊
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2023

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 8:24 PM dbaray@aol.com <dbaray@aol.com> wrote:
Just a reminder that it's time to book Ponderosa for next June. Mae is joining Julie and I as co-hosts for the weekend. We're in site 99 and Mae is next door in site 98. There's still lots of sites available, but it will fill up. 
    For now, looking forward to Three Island Crossing next month. Happy trails.

David Wander

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On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 3:20 PM, dbaray@aol.com <dbaray@aol.com> wrote:

Howdy campers! Almost time to book your site at Ponderosa for next June. Julie and I are hosting and we are encouraging everyone to join us. We went there last June and really enjoyed the park. All you need to do for now is to make your reservation nine months before you want to arrive. The Tumbleweed weekend is June 23,24,25. Julie and I are planning on arriving Tuesday the 20th. 
The park has two sections, RV Campground and Peninsula Campground. We will be staying at the Peninsula Campground on the "Choke Cherry Loop"
Both campgrounds have water and electricity. The Peninsula Campground is larger and easier to get in to. The only difference is that the RV Campground offers sewer in addition to water and electricity. If you choose RV Campground, it's an easy five minute drive to get to the other campground.
You can book Ponderosa through 

Looking forward to seeing you guys soon,

David Wander 

Monday, August 8, 2022

TUMBLEWEEDS: Next campout, Riverpond

Can you believe it? Only 3 more campouts left this season. Where IS the summer going???? 🤓

Next up: August 26-28 @ Riverpond RV Park in Crouch
Wagonmasters: Jim & Beccie McDonell / Email: becciem@gmail.com
$25 a night with power. Some water supply available.
Reservations needed. www.riverpondcampground.com
I am sure that Beccie will be sending out more information shortly. 

At this moment, 24 folks (13 rigs) are attending.
First Name Last Name Attending Number Comments/Sites Food
Kit & Tom Bielawski Yes 2 F6  
Nancy & John Boudreaux Yes 2 #C  
Bonnie & Dennis Bowers Yes 2    
Roy & Rosemary Bowman / Zimbelman Yes 2 C1 - Thur - Sun - bringing UTV  
Mae Engelhart Yes 1 F5  
Rod & Sue Gallegos Yes 2 C2 Thur-Sun - bringing UTV  
Kathie & Bill Horner Yes 2 R3  
Jim & Beccie McDonell Yes 2    
Ryan & Sharon Montgomery Yes 1 Ryan coming Sat w/UTV  
Sandi & Mark Perkey / Messing Yes 2 C2 or C6  
Robbin & Carl Smith Yes 2 C7 Thur - Sun  
Sally & John Sokolik Yes 2 C4  
Julie & David Wander Yes 2 C5 Thurs.- Sunday  

Contact Jim & Beccie if you have questions.
Also fill in the Camping Planner if you are attending but not listed or if you are bringing food. 

Rita 😊
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

TUMBLEWEEDS: Poison Creek Campout July 13-17

Long email -- lots of information. Please read to the end. 😉

Can you believe it? The summer camping season for the Tumbleweeds is half over! 

Last weekend's campout was quite nice at Farewell Bend. Hosts Julie & Dave, Bill & Pat kept us well fed and there was lots of good conversation and good eating! It did get a bit warm and Friday had lots of wind but by Saturday, the wind had died down. We thank our hosts for a lovely time! 👍

Next up -- Poison Creek campground on Lake Cascade, July 15-17
Camp hosts: Rita & Jim. Looks like there will be 13 rigs with 30 people attending. 

# Attending: *30 # Rigs:13
First Name Last Name Attending Number Comments/Sites Food
Rita & Jim Anderson / Craft Yes 2 Site #248 "It's picnic time!" Variety of sub sandwiches and sides
Nancy & John Boudreaux Yes 2 #141 West Mountain /Thur-Sun  
Roy & Rosemary Bowman / Zimbelman Yes 2 #144 West Mountain Thur-Sun  
Bill & Pat Dayton Yes 2 #233  
Jim & Beccie McDonell Yes 2 West Mtn  
Dani & Ted Renk Yes 2 #133 West Mountain - Thur-Sun  
Marcia & Dennis Seibel Yes 2 Sun.7/10-7/18 #237  
Robbin & Carl Smith Yes 6 West Mt #131 Thur - Sun; bringing grandkids Fri meat/cheese tray Sat crab salad
Marji & Phil Smith Yes 2    
Sally & John Sokolik Yes 2 Sage 201; will change to 135  
Julie & David Wander Yes 2 #240 Monday 11-Sunday 17  
Lois & Bill James Yes 2 #148 west mountain thur-14-17  
Deb & Nancy Knudsen / Schlossman Yes 2    
Did I miss anyone? 
When you have a minute, please fill out the Camping Planner with your site info and food for Friday and Saturday or let me know your info and I will fill in for you. 

We will be gathering at Site #248 where Rita & Jim are staying. 

- Friday night will be Happy Hour at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite appetizers to share with all.
- Saturday night will again be @ 6:00 pm. "It's PICNIC TIME." The main course will be a variety of sub sandwiches; we're asking for you to provide the sides: macaroni, green, potato and pasta salads; fruits (melons would be great); chips and dips; relishes; nuts; cold beans; deviled eggs; anything that sounds like fun "picnic-style." 

ATV/UTV rides:contact Jim & Beccie and/or Roy & Rosemary for more information. 


More information found at

Also, check itdprojects.org/ID55smithsferry for traveling information. 

SIDENOTE: If you decide not to attend this campout, please let me know BEFORE canceling your reservation. There are several folks who would like to attend but can't find a site. Thank you! 

Let me know if you have questions. 

Looking forward to this campout. Hope we'll see you there,
Rita 😊
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2022