Sunday, June 6, 2021

Mundo Hot Springs Campout Activities

Hello Campers:

I did not hear of any changes or cancellations for this weekend's campout, so we are planning for 11 rigs (22 people).  The weather looks good with predictions of a high of 68 degrees on Thursday, low of 46 (good hot spring soaking weather), to 77 on Friday, 80 on Saturday, and 85 on Sunday and partly cloudy for all days.  

On Sunday, I had a very informative telephone conversation with Sandra Hanson, Director of the Cambridge Museum.  The Cambridge Museum, 15 N Superior Street, is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00.  The town of Cambridge has Kay's Art Gallery, a shop where you can get ice cream, an antique shop, and the library is open from 1 to 6 Monday thru Sat.

For the UTV riders, we can get into town from Mundo Hot Springs on the back roads.  There are two cemeteries on the opposite sides of town that would be fun to check out, both accessible without going onto any state highways.  There is an unincorporated community of Goodrich on Goodrich Road that still has an old school house.  We could head to Cuddy Mountain - some roads may be blocked off by private property owners.   UTVers can cross Highway 95 where Bain Road turns into Burton Lane, and there are loads of back roads that can take us to Midvale and all the way to Indian Valley if we wanted  There is the "ghost town" of Salubria after crossing the road on the NE corner of the 4-way stop but not much is left.  Look for an old printing press buried in the ground.  Sandra is going to draw us a map and leave it at the Cambridge Museum for pickup.  (You don't need an UTV to search for the buried printing press.)

I might suggest that we start the UTV ride at 10:00 Friday morning at the campgrounds and head to the Cambridge Museum, where we can pick up a hand-drawn UTV map Sandra is providing us.  From there we can determine where we might want to ride on Friday and on Saturday.  Pack a lunch for each ride.  We might want to do a shorter ride on Friday and a longer ride on Saturday when the rest of the riders arrive.  That would give us time Friday afternoon to enjoy the Hot Springs and the non-motorized Weiser River Trail before Happy Hour around 6:30 p.m. (bring appetizer to share, your drink, and table service).  We are thinking we might have five or six UTVs when everyone arrives.  BBQ chicken potluck will be around 6:30 on Saturday (bring dish to share, your drink and table service), with your Wagon Masters providing the chicken.  Campfires both Friday and Saturday nights.  Short meeting Saturday after potluck.

Sandra suggested next year we change our camping date to the first weekend of June and attend Hells Canyon Days in Grangeville.  Among the activities are a car and truck show.  Roy and I entered his T-Bird in the car show a number of years ago while attending Hells Canyon Days for the day.  It was a fun day.

We are very excited to be hosting this weekend's campout and are looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

Roy Bowman
Rosemary Zimbelman
Wagon Masters for Mundo campout

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Mundo Hot Springs Tumbleweeds Campout - June 11-13, 2021

Hello Campers:

If there are any changes to the below reservations, please let me know ASAP so I can provide updated information to the campground.  The following have confirmed reservations for the Mundo Hot Springs campout at Cambridge, Idaho:  

Coming In on Thursday, June 10, 2021:

Full Service Hook Ups - Back Ins (water, power, sewer)
Roy Bowman and Rosemary Zimbelman, Wagon Masters
David and Julie Wander
Bill and Pat Dayton

Full Service Hook Ups - Pull Throughs (water, power, sewer)
Jim and Beccie McDonell
Phil and Marji Smith

Partial Service Hook Ups - Pull Throughs (water and power)
Frank and Katie Moseanko
Lou and Kathy Darosa - Friends of Frank and Katie
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Coming In on Friday, June 11, 2021:

Partial Service Hook Ups - Pull Throughs (water and power)
Ryan and Sharon Montgomery
Rita Anderson and Jim Craft
Leigha and Dave Call - Friends of Rita and Jim
Stan and Daniela Okrakel - Friends of Leigha and Dave - LEIGHA please forward this email to Stan and Daniela as I do not have an email address for them
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PRICES - Full Hook Ups - $25 for 30 AMPS; $30 for 50 AMPS - per night - Most spots are 30 AMPS
Partial Hook Ups - $22 for 30 AMPS; $25 for 50 AMPS - per night - Most spots are 50 AMPS - May need a converter.  If you don't have one, the Office may have one you can use.

DIRECTIONS TO MUNDO HOT SPRINGS:
On Highway 95, 1 mile north of Cambridge there is a Mundo Hot Springs sign that directs you to turn on Bain Road, then follow the signs for about 2 miles that direct you into Mundo Hot Springs - Address is 3024 Goodrich Road, Cambridge, Idaho, 83610, Telephone Nos. 1-208-257-3849, 1-208-907-2401, 1-208-731-9112

Check In Times - On Thursday between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., On Friday, Between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.
If you want to arrive earlier or later, please call 1-208-907-2401 one-half hour before you arrive so someone can come to the campground to check you in.

Check Out Time - 12:00 noon

ACTIVITIES
1.  Friday around 6:30 p.m. - Happy Hour - Bring your favorite drink, an appetizer to share, chairs, plates, and silverware - location Wagon Master's campsite
2.  Saturday around 6:30 p.m. - Potluck - Your Wagon Masters will be providing BBQ chicken and a Berry and Vanilla Cream Trifle dessert.  Please bring potluck food items to go with the BBQ chicken, your drinks, chairs, plates, and silverware - location Wagon Master's campsite.  There will be a brief club meeting after the potluck. 
3.  Campfires Friday and Saturday evenings - location Wagon Master's campsite
4.  Hot Springs Pool - Water temperature is between 92 degrees and 102 degrees.  Time slots are for two hours each - 12 to 2, 2 to 4, 4 to 6, 6 to 8 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Pool reservations are required for Saturday and Sunday and recommended for Thursday and Friday.  Pool Hours on Thursday are 4 to 6 and 6 to 8.  Pool reservation numbers are 1-208-257-3849 or 1- 208-907-2401.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  If you have paid your dues for 2021 and are an active member of Tumbleweeds, you will not be charged for use of the pool, complimentary of your Wagon Masters.  You must check in with the Pool Office for availability first.  The office will have a copy of the Tumbleweed's Roster.
5.  ATV/UTV riding.  Bring your toys and trail maps for the area.  Roy is working on UTV rides for Friday and Saturday.
6.  The Weiser River Trail is 1/2 mile from Mundo Hot Springs with parking space at an entrance - the entire trail is 84 miles long.  You can walk your dogs, bicycle, and horseback ride on the trail, but no motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.
7.  If you don't want to cook, there is a Bistro on the campgrounds that offers home-style cooking, hand-made hamburgers, grilled and cold sandwiches, chef salads, and fresh fruit smoothies for purchase.  The Bistro is open Wed/Thurs 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Fri/Sat/Sun 12:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Food is cooked from scratch.

Dogs are to be kept on leashes.  Please pick up after your dog(s).  The weather looks great with temperatures around 80 degrees and partly cloudy.

Roy and I are excited to be your Wagon Masters for the campout and look forward to seeing everyone at Mundo.

Drive Safely.

Rosemary Zimbelman - 208-376-7044 - cell 208-571-3341
Roy Bowman - 208-861-0991 - cell
Mundo Wagon Masters










Wednesday, May 12, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS: membership update and May 11 meeting minutes

Good afternoon, Tumbleweeds.

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather we're having. Cathie has assured me that Mike will provide good weather for our campout next weekend at Copperfield in Hells Canyon! If you are attending this campout but haven't confirmed with Cathie yet, please let her know ASAP. chmickelsen@gmail.com

I am sending along the minutes from the May 11th meeting for Marcia. Read them over when you have a minute. 

Also, we have new members who joined at the last campout --  Carl & Robbin Smith. Please be sure to say hi and make them feel welcome when you can. 

I have attached an updated membership roster which includes the Smiths. Can you believe we now have 14 rigs (28 people) with 5 prospects? We just keep on growing. 

Also attached is the membership email list to make it easier to email everyone at one time if you don't already have the addresses in your CONTACT list for your email. 

Let me know if you have any questions. I'll see everyone on the 28th of May. 

--
Rita 😊
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Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Copperfield campout


COPPERFIELD CAMPOUT

HELLS CANYON

MAY 21-23, 2021


Check in time: 2:00 pm

Check out time: 1:00 pm

ALL group meals will be at # 33, bring table service and beverage, and table if you have one to share.  


May 21, Friday

6:30 pm   Social Hour.  Please bring finger foods to share.  There will be a gas portable campfire to enjoy. 


May 22, Saturday

Please enjoy the day relaxing, go for a jet boat ride hellcanyonadventure.com. or travel to Halfway, Oregon for lunch.


9:30 pm UTV Ride, Travel from Copperfield campground 7.9 miles on paved Idaho roads to the Kleinschmidt Grade (trailhead).  This is a steep grade, climbing about 2,200 feet in just 5 miles.  It has blind curves, drop offs, no guardrails, and 1 lane roads with turnouts. I love this grade!  We will travel to Cuprum, Bear, and Kinney Point.

Please bring a sack lunch, a tasty beverage, and a camera.  This is a great ride.  Mike and I will be trailing the UTV to the trailhead from Copperfield. 


6:30 pm Dinner, burgers, buns, and fixings will be provided by Finn and I. Please bring a side dish that will complement the main course.


May 23, Sunday

9:30 Breakfast, Mike's famous belly pads, sausage, bacon, syrup, and butter will be provided by Finn and I.  Please bring a side dish to compliment breakfast.


Clean up, pack up and head home.

Mike and Cathie

 

Copperfield Campers as of April 25, 2021.

 

Site#              Names

16                        Jim and Beccie

30                        David and Julie

32                        Bill and Pat

33                        Mike and Cathie

50                        Jim and Rita

54                        John and Nancy

56                        Roy and Rosemary



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS upcoming campout

First of all, many thanks to everyone who attended the first campout of the season! It was a lot of fun seeing everyone and catching up. The weather was nice for the most part -- a bit windy on Saturday, but still quite nice. We had 10 rigs/20 people attend the campout. WOW! We certainly are growing. Several folks stopped by and asked for more info about the group. So who knows -- more members may be coming soon. 😁

Next campout is April 30th to May 2nd at Bully Creek Reservoir, just outside of Vale, OR. Wagonmasters: Two "J's" with an R & B (Jim & Beccie -- Site #4, Jim & Rita-- Site #10). 

PLEASE RSVP so we can get a head count for the meals. 

DIRECTIONS:
Once reaching Vale, continue past the "Y" intersection of Hwy 20 and Graham Blvd. It's about 12 minutes/9.5 miles to Bully Creek past Vale. You'll see the sign for Bully Creek to turn right onto Bully Creek Road and continue on down about 5 miles the road.

CHECK IN:
  • The house to check in is just before the campground. You will need to check in and pay with CASH or CHECK. NO CREDIT CARDS. Fee is $15.00 per night. 
  • Check in time is 1:00 PM; check out time is 2:00 PM, I believe.
  • Campsites are electrical only. 
  • There are water spigots around the campground but come prepared. 
  • Also there is a dump station on the way out.
  • ATVs/UTVs are NOT allowed in the campground. Before pulling into the campground, there is the parking lot for the boat ramp. ATVs/UTVs can be parked there overnight. There is a short strip of grass between the boat ramp parking lot and the campground.

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Appetizers will be Friday night about 6 PM at Site #4, Jim & Beccie's place. There is a covered shelter and a large fire pit for our gatherings. 

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Slight change of plans. Instead of the Starlight Cafe, Beccie & Jim would like to have a potluck dinner with an Italian theme. They'll be providing pasta with meatballs and mushrooms sauce. Jim & I will add a main dish to go with that. We'll need sides like salads, antipasta, garlic bread, Italian side dishes, and desserts. Soon as we have the number of confirmed folks attending, I'll let you know how many will be eating. 

 FYI: I have invited a teacher friend from school -- Jesus Gomez. He and his lovely wife Rachel will be joining us for this campout. 

Let me know if you have any questions. Again, please RSVP as soon as you can!

Thanks,   

Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Monday, April 12, 2021

Meeting Minutes April 10, 2021

Tumbleweeds--Meeting Minutes
Date: 4/10/2021
Location:
Snake River RV Homedale , Idaho 

Meeting Called to Order at 8:08 P.M.
by President Rita Anderson

Attendance:
Chapter Members: 20

Rita Anderson and Jim Craft, John and Nancy Boudreaux, Roy Bowman and Rosemary Zimbelman, Bill and Pat Dayton, Rod and Sue Gallegos, Mike and Cathie Mickelsen, Ryan and Sharon Montgomery, Dennis and Marcia Seibel, David and Julie Wander, Frank and Katie Moseanko

Chapter Friends: Guests: 4

LeAnn and Ernie, Art and Marty from WA 


Minutes from last meeting:
not read because of noise factor in restaurant 

Treasures Report: $591.81 

Old Business: 

  • Check out at Snake River RV is 11:00 A.M. 
  • Next campout April 29, May 1, 2 is at Bully Creek outside of Vale, OR 

New Business: 

  • Bully Creek Campout will have Happy Hour at 6:00 everyone bring an appetizer to share 
  • Dinner Saturday night will be at the Starlite restaurant in Vale, OR at 6:00 

Thanks to Wagonmasters: John and Nancy Boudreaux 

Next Campout:

Date: April 29, May 1, 2

Location: Bully Creek

Wagonmaster: Jim and Beccie and Rita and Jim 


Meeting adjourned
at 8:17 P.M. 

Minutes Recorded by:
Marcia Seibel
Tumbleweeds Secretary/Treasurer

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Meeting Minutes March 13, 2021

Tumbleweeds--Meeting Minutes
Date: March 13, 2021
Location:
Outback Restaurant 

Meeting Called to Order at 12:24 P.M.
by President Rita Anderson

Attendance: 25
Chapter Members: 22

Jim Craft and Rita Anderson, John and Nancy Boudreaux, Roy Bowman and Rosemary Zimbelman, Bill and Pat Dayton, Rod and Sue Gallegos, Jim and Beccie McDonnell, Mike and Cathie Mickelsen, Ryan and Sharon Montgomery, Janet Sanchez, Dennis and Marcia Seibel, David and Julie Wander, Katie Moseanko

Chapter Friends: 3

Phil and Marji Smith, Carter (Janet’s grandson)

Guests: 


Minutes from last meeting: not read 

Treasures Report: $591.81  

Old Business: 

  • Anyone still owing dues for 2021 please pay as soon as possible.  

New Business

  • Everyone introduced themselves as we have many new members. 
  • Went over campouts and each camp host talked briefly of their campout. 
  • Our first campout is April 9, 10, 11 at Snake River RV in Homedale. John and Nancy Boudreaux are camp hosts and they reviewed the itinerary for the campout. 6:30 Fri. happy hour, 6:30 Sat. dinner at the bowling alley. 

Thanks to Wagonmasters Rosemary Zimbelman and Rita Anderson 


Next Campout:

Date: April 9, 10, 11

Location: Snake River RV Homedale

Wagonmaster: John and Nancy Boudreaux 


Meeting adjourned at 2:03 P.M. 

Minutes Recorded by:
Marcia Seibel
Tumbleweeds Secretary/Treasurer

Monday, March 8, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS -- meeting reminder for this coming Saturday

LUNCHEON
Our pre-season gathering is Saturday, March 13, 2021.
We'll start to gather at Noon
Outback Steakhouse, 7189 W Overland Rd, Boise. 

~We will be ordering off the regular menu.
~We will have separate checks.  
~Minimum of 18% gratuity will be added to your check due to the large number of in the group. 
~COVID procedures will be in effect. Masks are necessary to enter the restaurant. 
~Tables will be set up for social distancing.  

There will be 26 adults and 2 children attending the meeting. 

I will have updated campout schedules and membership information to pass out. 

FIRST CAMPOUT
Reminder: First campout is April 9-11 at the Snake River RV Park in Homedale. Camp hosts are John & Nancy. They will have more info at the meeting and will be sending out an updated email before the campout. If you have not already done so and would like to attend - contact Nancy at 

As always, let me know if you need more info or have questions. Definitely looking forward to Camping Season!!!! 

See you Saturday, 
Rita 😁 


____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Monday, February 8, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS - Pre-Season Gathering

Slowly, the days are getting longer; the earth is warming; the sun is moving north in the sky ... and spring is on the horizon! Can you say Camping Season is Coming???!!! 😎


LUNCHEON
Our pre-season gathering is Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Noon. This year, we are going to try Outback Steakhouse, 7189 W Overland Rd, Boise  (open @ 11:30 AM). They have a large banquet room we'll be able to use. 

~RSVP necessary before March 6th. 
~We will be ordering off the regular menu.
~We will have separate checks.  
~Minimum of 18% gratuity will be added to your check due to the large number of in the group. 
~COVID procedures will be in effect.  
~Tables will be limited to ten or less and will be set up for social distancing.  

There is a possibility of having 36 people at the meeting so please let me know ASAP if you are attending. We hope that everyone will be there but certainly understand if you can't make it. 


FIRST CAMPOUT
Reminder: First campout is April 9-11 at the Snake River RV Park in Homedale. Camp hosts are John & Nancy. They will have more info at the meeting and will be sending out an updated email before the campout. If you have not already done so and would like to attend - contact Nancy at 

As always, let me know if you need more info or have questions. Definitely looking forward to Camping Season!!!! 

See you in March, 
Rita 😁 





____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise