Sunday, April 25, 2021

Copperfield campout



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 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. 

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.

  • 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.

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. 

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!


Rita 😊
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

Monday, April 12, 2021

Meeting Minutes April 10, 2021

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

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

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