Friday, April 14, 2017

Bully Creek campout -- April 28-29-30

Our next camp-out will be at Bully Creek Reservoir 10 miles West of Vale, OR on April 28, 29, 30, 2017.

Dinner Sat. night will be at the Starlite Cafe in Vale at 6:00 P. M. for anyone unable to make the camp-out, but wanting to enjoy a delicious dinner with us. I have reserved 5 sites for us, but if you have a site you prefer that is not on the list, feel free to reserve it. Be sure when you make your reservation to tell them you are with Tumbleweeds. The reserved sites I held are 3, 5, 6, 10, 11. Site #4 where the canopy was could be used by our group, if construction equipment is not there. The canopy partly collapsed due to the snow last winter and they hope to either have it fully rebuilt or be working on rebuilding during our camp-out. Dennis and I have reserved site ll. The phone number for reservations is 541-473-2969.

Bully Creek has power and a dump station available. Water is centrally located and should just be used to fill your tank. There are nice restrooms with showers for camping users. We hope the weather is good enough for a campfire Fri. and Sat., so if you have firewood to bring it will be appreciated.

From Vale, OR, proceed down the country road approximately 9 miles, turn right and follow road to check-in office and park. There are signs showing directions in Vale and we will put up our Tumbleweeds signs.

-We look forward to seeing everyone there. Please RSVP to 631-4435 or 345-4541.

Dennis and Marcia

Call (541) 473-2969 for reservations.

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Bully Creek Campground is located at Bully Creek Reservoir, 10 miles west of Vale, Oregon.

This campground has 40 campsites all with electrical hookups, two with A.D.A. accessibility, three restrooms with showers and two covered shelters.

There is a nearby day use area with two covered shelters and restrooms, a concrete two-lane boat ramp with a dock, and a caretaker who lives on the site. The camp and day use areas have about 14 acres of lawn and trees. There are fees for camping and use of the dump station. The park is operated from mid-April through mid-November (weather permitting). 

Nearby attractions include Bully Creek Dam and Lake Owyhee State Park.

The campground address is 2475 Bully Creek Rd, Vale OR 97918.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Three Island Crossing -- not too early to make reservations.

Janet mentioned to me last week that it might be a good idea to remind everyone that campsites are reserved quickly and if you would like to join us for the joint campout, now would be a good time to make your reservations before all the good sites are gone. I can guarantee you a really good time and some FANTASTIC entertainment on Saturday night. 

Three Island Crossing State Park, ID
Campsite Serviced /W/E

Hosts: Jim Craft & Rita Anderson in Site #067
75 miles from Boise, Exit 120 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.
Saturday Night Potluck Dinner with both groups; main dishes, salads, sides and desserts will be needed.
RSVP to or call Rita at 208-249-5577

Monday, April 10, 2017

Aaaannnnnddddd .... we're off!!

Camping Season 2017 has officially begun for the Tumbleweeds! 

The first campout of the season was at Snake River RV Park in Homedale with hosts Rita & Jim who want to say THANK YOU to all those folks who braved the cold, wet weather to join us for this campout. 

The sun snuck out every now and then on Friday and Saturday -- along with intermittent rain. 

We snagged a warm. dry spot for dinner. After dinner, a meeting and much catching up on winter activities and family happenings. 

A little after dinner dessert. S'more are NOT just for the kids! 😉

Sunday dawned with a beautiful, sunny day which reminded us all why we love to camp. 

Roy and Rosemary left early so we didn't get a pic of Roy's new rig, but come see it at the next campout. It's quite a beauty. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Meeting Minutes April 8th, 2017

Tumbleweeds--Meeting Minutes 
Location: Snake River RV Park, Homedale, ID 
Date: April 8, 2017 

Meeting Called to Order at 7:16pm by President Mark Bennett 

Chapter Members: Tino & Janet Sanchez, Mark & Emma Bennett, Roy Bowman & Rosemary Zimbelman, Jim Craft & Rita Anderson, Dennis & Marcia Seibel
Chapter Friends:

Minutes from last meeting: Minutes from Sept 17, 2016 and January 28, 2017 were read and accepted 

Treasures Report: Treasurer report read and accepted. 

Old Business: • 

New Business:

  • Reviewed membership – Currently 12 members. Dues are outstanding for Courtrights and Ohls. 
  • Bully Creek sites 3, 5, 6, 10, 11 have been reserved for Tumbleweeds for the September 28-30 campout. Individuals need to call to make a reservation and pay when you get there. The covered area was damaged during the winter and may not be rebuilt by then. Dinner will be in town at the Starlight Café.
  • It was discussed that the President’s surprise campout on June 2,3,4 would be moved out one week. This was amended after the meeting. It is actually the July 14,15,16 campout that is being moved one week to July 21,22,23. 
  • Anyone planning to attend the June campout at Castle Rock State Park or the September campout at Three Island State Park should make reservations as the state parks fill up early. 
  • The October 20,21,22 campout at Bruneau has not host and no confirmed attendance so will be cancelled. 
  • The reservation has been made for the end of year planning meeting at the Meridian KOA, November 11, 1pm. Lunch will be served. Cost will $11.50 per person ($10+1.50 tip) for Pizza, bread sticks, salad, dessert, and beverage (water, punch, coffee). Please pay Rosemary at least two weeks in advance, but can pay anytime over the summer. 

Thanks to Wagon Masters Jim and Rita 

Next Campout: Bully Creek, September 28,29,30. Wagon Masters Dennis & Marcia Seibel. Call Bully Creek to reserve. Confirm dinner attendance to Marica. 

Meeting adjourned: 7:42pm 

Janet Sanchez

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Castle Rock campout on June 23rd - 25th

From: BECCIE McDonell []  

Hello Fellow Tumbleweeds,

We are the Wagon Masters  for the campout at Castle Rock – June 23rd thru the 25th    
   It is definitely time to make your reservations NOW,  they are going fast, probably because of the Star Gazing party,  which I think sounds like fun!

It is 205 miles SE of Boise,   There is going to be a Star Gazing party (special event)

Amenities are:  Toilets, showers, dump station, power.
Nearby is the City of Rocks

We will provide Steak  for the Saturday night dinner,  you don’t want to miss that.

Happy Trails,

Jim and Beccie McDonell
Jim @ 340-8500

Beccie @ 850-3062