Saturday, February 17, 2018

Campout #2 - April 27-29

While we are all in the mood for making reservations (and praying for warm weather J), let's talk about campout #2.

April 27, 28, 29 at Bully Creek Reservoir in Vale, Oregon.
  • Reservations are needed: (541) 473‐2969;
  • Electric only although there are water spigots spaced out around the park.
  • They fixed their dump site so we will be able to dump before leaving the park.
  • Wagon masters: Rita & Jim – we have reserved site #10

I have reserved sites 5 (Beccie & Jim), 6, 9, 10 (Rita & Jim), and 11. Just mention the TUMBLEWEEDS when making your reservations (see park map).

They have also fixed the picnic area and replaced the cover over the picnic area so if anyone would like to take site #4, it's also available. The site is too large for us, but the picnic area would be a nice place to gather for dinner Saturday night if someone wanted be in that spot.

I'll send out directions and dinner information later, but thought you'd like to make the reservations before too much time passes.

And speaking of reservations, don't forgot to make your reservations for the joint campout with Mountain Home Desert Travelers – October 5-7 – at Three Island Crossing. We have reserved #67 in the Trailside Lower campground; Tino & Janet have site #66. Never too early to get a good spot!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions,
Rita J

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tumbleweeds Pre-Season Get-Together - Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Noon


Put on your "green" and come celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Noon at the KOA RV Resort Clubhouse, 184 W. Pennwood Street, Meridian, with your Tumbleweed friends as we get ready to start the 2018 camping season.

The KOA has changed its policies for 2018 so will no longer be providing food; but Rita, Jim and Rosemary have put together a fine buffet for you with the help of Dickey's catering.  On the menu is Pulled Pork, Chopped Beef Brisket, BBQ Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Rolls, Pickles, Onions, BBQ Sauce, Dessert, Coffee, and Cold Drinks.  The price for all this wonderful food is only $15.00 per person. 

Directions to the KOA Clubhouse are as follows:

From I-84, take Meridian Exit.  Turn North - this road is "Main Street."  Travel about 4 blocks to "Franklin Road," Turn Left (West), on Franklin Road, (stay in center lane), go 1 block to "Meridian Road," Turn Left (South), Move to the right-hand lane, Go 2 blocks to "Pennwood St."  This street is just before "JOHN'S AUTO."  Turn Right and the clubhouse is on the right-hand side.  Parking is available in back parking lot and on the street.

Please RSVP to this e-mail no later than Monday, March 5, so Rita has a count to give to Dickey's for the food.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on March 17.

Rita, Jim and Rosemary


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

May 18, 19, & 20th Campout at Banbury Hot Springs

Jim talked with them yesterday and was able to get this site information,  please see below.  There is 9 spaces they are tentatively holding for us.  We have reserved site A for us.  It is never too early to make your reservations,  as we all well know.   So now is a good time to reserve your spot! 

With Thanks,
Jim and Beccie McDonell

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Only 55 more days!

Can't believe it's almost time for the 2018 camping season! Thank heavens the weather has been a lot nice than last year -- we are so ready to hit the road for some camping.

JUST A REMINDER: More information coming, but be sure to mark your calendars for our pre-season get-together on Saturday, March 17th at the Meridian KOA meeting room at noon. Rosemary is working hard to put together a nice little shindig for us! (And be sure to be wearin' of the green as it be St. Paddy's Day!)

The new schedule has been posted. Check the Camping Schedule 2018 link to the right. Attached is an updated camping schedule and information for 2018 as of Feb 10th. I am sure more changes will be coming as we still have 2 "surprise" campouts to plan (Mark & Emma, Nancy & Deb) and one that needs a Wagonmaster -- AND a site. If you would like to host the July 13-15 campout, let me know. We need someone to do the scouting and planning. Check out all the offerings in the Sawtooth and Southwestern Idaho Regions found at Sort by REGION and I'm sure someone could come up with something somewhere???!!! 

Let me know if you
​ if you have questions. Looking forward to seeing all on March 17th.

Happy Camping -- 
Rita 😃

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Hello friends and fellow campers,

Our first camp-out of the year is quickly approaching.  We will be camping at Snake River RV Resort in Homedale, ID on April 6, 7, 8, 2018.  I have reserved spaces 26-31 for our group.  I MUST know by March 1 who will be joining us on this camp-out.  After March 6 you will have to call Snake River RV direct (208-337-3744) to get your campsite and there will be no guarantee you will be close to the rest of us.  We will do a potluck on Sat. (more to come on that as the time gets closer).  This is a full hook up RV park.

Please call Marcia at 208-631-4435 or email me at by March 1 so I can let the RV park know how many to expect.

Directions to Snake River RV:  Take hwy 95, 2 miles South of Homedale and go East on Market St. 1.5 miles, go North on Jump Creek Rd. 8/10 of a mile to campground driveway.  There are signs from Hwy 95.
Hope to hear from everyone and see everyone there.


Marcia Seibel 
Cell:  631-4435