Sunday, November 22, 2020

TUMBLEWEEDS: Update from Nov 7th meeting

The Nov 7th meeting was well attended and was a fun time all. 

The election results -- the 2021 officers are
President - Rita Anderson
Vice President - Janet Sanchez
Secretary/Treasurer - Marcia Seibel
Director at Large - Mark Bennet

The Tumbleweeds voted to cast their vote for Eldona Lounsbury for the Idaho State Director. The official ballot was mailed to the State Treasurer before Nov 15th, as directed. 

We would like to welcome three new rigs to our group:
- Bill & Pat Dayton 
- Rod & Sue Gallegos
- Ryan & Sharon Montogomery
Welcome aboard, folks!!!! We also have some prospective members who will be joining us for a few of the campouts next year. Attached is an updated membership roster. 

Most of the members choose to be wagonmasters for one of the campouts this coming year. We do have April 30 - May 2 open if anyone is interested in hosting this campout. Just let me know. You don't have to choose your campground yet, just need to know you will be hosting. 

I have attached an updated list of the campouts for 2021. Let me know if you see any changes that need to be made. 

One last item: if you have not yet paid your dues, please send the $15 check made out to Tumbleweeds Boise to our new treasurer, Marcia Seibel at 703 Jackson Boise, Idaho 83705 as soon as you can. Thank you!

Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 13th at noon, place to be determined. More information will be sent before the meeting. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions. 

Jim & I wish everyone a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING and we look forward to good camping adventures in 2021!

Stay safe and healthy,
Rita 😊
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Fwd: Idaho State Parks Reservations Will Resume Soon!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation regarding the reservation system. Mark your calendar for December 10 at 8 AM MST to make reservations!!!!

Camping Reservations For 2021 Begin December 10th!

Idaho State Parks

Camping Reservations For 2021 Begin December 10th!

Thank you for being a valued customer of Idaho State Parks! You may be aware that IDPR has currently not been accepting camping reservations for the 2021 season. We are currently re-programming of our software system to create a reduced number of site types and an improved pricing structure based on park popularity. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reservations are still being taken for a limited number of cabins, yurts, and other facilities at Harriman State Park, Ponderosa State Park, and Idaho City Yurts. To check availability or reserve these facilities, visit or call 1-888-922-6743.

The good news is that the wait is almost over! Camping reservations for 2021 stays will be accepted at 8 a.m., Mountain Standard Time, on December 10, 2020 on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance of your desired stay at and over the phone at 1-888-922-6743 (agents available seven days a week: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., MST, and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., MST). Due to expected high call volume, we suggest utilizing our website to complete your reservations.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you in our beautiful parks during 2021!

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Rita 😊

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Annual Election & Planning meeting for the Tumbleweeds 2021 Camping Season

TIME TO GET READY! PLEASE RSVP so we have a head count. Thanks. 

Saturday, November 7th @ 12 noon
KOA Meridian Meeting Room
184 W Pennwood Street, Meridian

The KOA has asked that we use the door closest to the parking lot to enter and leave. The clubhouse will be locked. We are to park on the street outside the KOA. 

The room at the KOA will be sanitized, but there will be very little interaction with the KOA staff. The very nature of a KOA campground brings about a variety of travellers from all over.

We're providing paper plates and plastic utensils for lunch. We'll have bottled water, but if you would like something else, we suggest you BYOB (bring your own beverage). 

As a change of pace and to help our local firehouses, lunch will be from Firehouse Subs this year. They have delicious subs and salads and chips. You will find the menu here: I will need your order emailed to me by Wednesday, November 4th, please. Be specific on what you want or don't want on your sandwich or salad (ex: if you don't like onions on your sub and it comes with onions, be sure to tell me NO ONIONS). 

Jim and I will pick up the food on the way to the KOA. We'll let everyone know what they owe that day. A $2.00 per person charge will be added to your total for the KOA rental charge.

  • Yearly elections for Tumbleweeds Board of Directors. Contact Marcia Seibel if you are interested in running for president, vice-president or secretary/treasure or if you have questions. or (208) 631-4435. We can always use some new blood on the board! 

  • Election of new Idaho Good Sam Club Director. You should have already received an email from Jerry Robertson, the webmaster for the Idaho Good Sam Organization. There are two candidates for the Director position this year: Eldona Lounsbury and Charles (Chazz) Neher. I will resend that email to everyone in case you didn't receive it yet. This email contains bio info on both candidates. We will choose the candidate we feel will best fit the Idaho Good Sam and I will send our choice as a club on the ballot form after our meeting. The ballot is due by November 15th.

  • Choosing dates and locations for the campouts next year. Come with ideas and places where you'd like to host a campout. I am attaching a possible calendar for next year's campouts. Look at the dates to see when you would be interested in hosting a campout. There are 9 possible dates so, with 10 rigs in the group, we should be able to have each rig host a campout.

Annual Club Dues -- $15.00
Lunch -- $TBD 

Let me know if you have any questions.

See you November 7th!!!
Thanks, Rita 😁
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

PDF of Past campouts and some suggestions are attached.