Monday, March 20, 2023

TUMBLEWEEDS: First campout of 2023, Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, 4/14

We had a very informative meeting on Saturday with lots of information passed around. For those of you unable to attend, you missed a really fun time! I will be sending out more on the meeting later but wanted to be sure everyone was aware of the upcoming campout in April. 

LOCATION: Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park
DATE: April 14-16
WAGONMASTERS: Julie & Dave and Mae /

For those of you who are interested in joining the first campout at Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park on April 14-16, there are currently 14 sites still available.  Some folks are arriving Thursday, April 13th. Seven folks have reservations in the part of Eagle Cove to the right. There are also 8 more sides in the other half of Eagle Cove to the left available. 

Eagle Cove to the right. 
The red arrows are the sites we have reserved. 

Here is the list of those currently attending. To make reservations, click on the RESERVEAMERCIA.COM link below. 
Don't forget to mark the Camping Planner if you are coming (click on the 4/14 tab) or let me know and I will do it for you. 

April 14-16 @ Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park
Wagonmasters: Julie & Dave and Mae Email:
Eagle Cove; Water, electric 30AMP
# Attending:13# Rigs:7
First NameLast NameAttendingNumberComments/SitesFriday / Saturday Food
Ken & KerriAldermanNo
Rita & JimAnderson / CraftYes2Site #93
Bud & TerriBarnesNo
Emma & MarkBennettNo
Rich & CathyBerglundNo
Bonnie & DennisBowersNo
John & NancyBoudreauxYes2Site #89 Thur-Sun
Roy & RosemaryBowman / ZimbelmanYes2Site #90 Thur-Sun - UTV
Rich & CathyBerglundNo
Leigha & DaveCallNo
Lou & Kathyda RosaNo
MaeEngelhartYes1site #96. Arriving Thurs
Rod & SueGallegosNo
Rich & DellGelokYes2site #98
Lois & BillJamesNo
Jim & BeccieMcDonellYes2Site # 99
Ryan & SharonMontgomeryNo
Katie & FrankMoseankoNo
Janet & TinoSanchezNo
Marcia & DennisSeibelNo
Robbin & CarlSmithNo
Marji & PhilSmithNo
Julie & DavidWanderYes2Site #95. Arriving ThursFRI: hot dogs & burgers; SAT: 3-4 chilis; BR SAT: egs & panchase @ 10 AM

Mary Ann & RichMurkleNo
Deb & NancyKnudsen / SchlossmanNo
Pam & RickFeistelNo

Let me know if you have any questions.
Rita 😊
PS -- remember: you don't need to hit REPLY ALL when replying to an email message.
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner:

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

TUMBLEWEEDS -- Pre-seasoning Get-together luncheon - RESERVATIONS NEEDED!

DATE: March 18th @ noon
LOCATION: Outback Steakhouse - 7189 W Overland Rd, Boise
Spring is in the air!!! 🌷 🌻 🐝

This is our unofficial kickoff to the upcoming camping season which begins on April 14th at Bruneau Sand Dunes. Come join us to get the "skinny" on all the upcoming campouts and to be sure your reservation list is up to date (also check the Camping Planner). 

So far, only 19 folks have signed up (see list below). That's a very small crowd compared to last year. 

Reservations need to be made with me or on the Camping Planner no later than Sunday, March 12th, please!!! 

If you are unable to add to the Camping Planner, let me know you are attending and I will mark the planner for you. 

First Name Last Name Number
Rita & Jim Anderson / Craft 2
Bud & Terri Barnes 2
John & Nancy Boudreaux 2
Roy & Rosemary Bowman / Zimbelman 2
Lou & Kathy da Rosa 2
Lois & Bill James 2
Jim & Beccie McDonell 2
Ryan & Sharon Montgomery 1
Katie & Frank Moseanko 2
Julie & David Wander 2
I'm looking forward to seeing all and to getting this new season off to a good start!!!


Rita 😊
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner:

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 ( 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:

On Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 8:24 PM <> 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, <> 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