Monday, August 8, 2022

TUMBLEWEEDS: Next campout, Riverpond

Can you believe it? Only 3 more campouts left this season. Where IS the summer going???? 🤓

Next up: August 26-28 @ Riverpond RV Park in Crouch
Wagonmasters: Jim & Beccie McDonell / Email: becciem@gmail.com
$25 a night with power. Some water supply available.
Reservations needed. www.riverpondcampground.com
I am sure that Beccie will be sending out more information shortly. 

At this moment, 24 folks (13 rigs) are attending.
First Name Last Name Attending Number Comments/Sites Food
Kit & Tom Bielawski Yes 2 F6  
Nancy & John Boudreaux Yes 2 #C  
Bonnie & Dennis Bowers Yes 2    
Roy & Rosemary Bowman / Zimbelman Yes 2 C1 - Thur - Sun - bringing UTV  
Mae Engelhart Yes 1 F5  
Rod & Sue Gallegos Yes 2 C2 Thur-Sun - bringing UTV  
Kathie & Bill Horner Yes 2 R3  
Jim & Beccie McDonell Yes 2    
Ryan & Sharon Montgomery Yes 1 Ryan coming Sat w/UTV  
Sandi & Mark Perkey / Messing Yes 2 C2 or C6  
Robbin & Carl Smith Yes 2 C7 Thur - Sun  
Sally & John Sokolik Yes 2 C4  
Julie & David Wander Yes 2 C5 Thurs.- Sunday  

Contact Jim & Beccie if you have questions.
Also fill in the Camping Planner if you are attending but not listed or if you are bringing food. 

Thanks, 
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2022


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

TUMBLEWEEDS: Poison Creek Campout July 13-17

Long email -- lots of information. Please read to the end. 😉

Can you believe it? The summer camping season for the Tumbleweeds is half over! 

Last weekend's campout was quite nice at Farewell Bend. Hosts Julie & Dave, Bill & Pat kept us well fed and there was lots of good conversation and good eating! It did get a bit warm and Friday had lots of wind but by Saturday, the wind had died down. We thank our hosts for a lovely time! 👍


Next up -- Poison Creek campground on Lake Cascade, July 15-17
Camp hosts: Rita & Jim. Looks like there will be 13 rigs with 30 people attending. 

# Attending: *30 # Rigs:13
   
First Name Last Name Attending Number Comments/Sites Food
Rita & Jim Anderson / Craft Yes 2 Site #248 "It's picnic time!" Variety of sub sandwiches and sides
Nancy & John Boudreaux Yes 2 #141 West Mountain /Thur-Sun  
Roy & Rosemary Bowman / Zimbelman Yes 2 #144 West Mountain Thur-Sun  
Bill & Pat Dayton Yes 2 #233  
Jim & Beccie McDonell Yes 2 West Mtn  
Dani & Ted Renk Yes 2 #133 West Mountain - Thur-Sun  
Marcia & Dennis Seibel Yes 2 Sun.7/10-7/18 #237  
Robbin & Carl Smith Yes 6 West Mt #131 Thur - Sun; bringing grandkids Fri meat/cheese tray Sat crab salad
Marji & Phil Smith Yes 2    
Sally & John Sokolik Yes 2 Sage 201; will change to 135  
Julie & David Wander Yes 2 #240 Monday 11-Sunday 17  
Lois & Bill James Yes 2 #148 west mountain thur-14-17  
Deb & Nancy Knudsen / Schlossman Yes 2    
Did I miss anyone? 
When you have a minute, please fill out the Camping Planner with your site info and food for Friday and Saturday or let me know your info and I will fill in for you. 
 

DINNERS:
We will be gathering at Site #248 where Rita & Jim are staying. 

- Friday night will be Happy Hour at 6:00 pm. Bring your favorite appetizers to share with all.
- Saturday night will again be @ 6:00 pm. "It's PICNIC TIME." The main course will be a variety of sub sandwiches; we're asking for you to provide the sides: macaroni, green, potato and pasta salads; fruits (melons would be great); chips and dips; relishes; nuts; cold beans; deviled eggs; anything that sounds like fun "picnic-style." 

ATV/UTV rides:contact Jim & Beccie and/or Roy & Rosemary for more information. 


INFO FROM LAKE CASCADE:

More information found at

Also, check itdprojects.org/ID55smithsferry for traveling information. 

SIDENOTE: If you decide not to attend this campout, please let me know BEFORE canceling your reservation. There are several folks who would like to attend but can't find a site. Thank you! 

Let me know if you have questions. 

Looking forward to this campout. Hope we'll see you there,
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2022



Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tumbelweeds August 5-7 Campout - UPDATE

Message from Mark & Emma: 
NOTICE -- Only 10 sites available so don't wait to make reservations with Mark!

Update: Tumbleweeds August 5-7 Campout 5-23-22

Hello Again Friends:

Two Updates: 

We have 10 spots beginning Wednesday, August 3rd.  Please DO NOT call Elk Valley Ranch, instead let me, MARK know your plans and when you would like to come up. Emma and I will be there on Wednesday. The manager wants to insure we have no overlap from the previous weekend so likes to keep it clear which is why it is available on Wednesday for any who want to come up earlier.

Second, changes in the Saturday dinner plans. We will bring pulled pork for sandwiches instead of tacos.

Coming as of 5-23-22
Mark and Emma Bennett - arriving Wednesday
Jim and Beccie McDonell - arriving Thursday
Roy Bowman and Rosemary Zimbelman - arriving Thursday
Nancy and John Boudreaux - arriving Thursday
Mae Engelhart - arriving Thursday



Tumbleweeds August 5-7 Campout

Hello Friends,

In August we will be camping at Elk Valley Ranch in Featherville, ID. It's a lovely place off the river.

Their facilities include a solar heated pool, tennis courts and a well maintained 9 hole golf course. A nice clubhouse, complete with big screen TV, open bar, deli and full service bar.

Seasonal activities include cross country biking, off-roading, ATVing, hunting, fishing and boating.

Dates: August 5-7, 2022
Where: Elk Valley Ranch Inc, Featherville, ID
Number of spaces: 10
Amenities: Campsites are primitive so bring your own water and power.
Check-in / Check-out: Noon 12:00 p.m.

Planned activities:
  • Friday Happy Hour and Saturday Dinner will be at 6:00 PM at the Bennett's site. Bring chairs and a table if you have one to share. Saturday potluck, Bennett's will provide "carnitas", pulled pork and fixings for pork tacos.
  • Saturday: ATV-Jeep ride on departure at 10 AM. Route to be determined

CASH, CHECK or Charge - $21.20 per night, includes tax.


Important: If you want to come earlier you'll need to call and reserve, we are booked as Tumbleweeds under Mark Bennett. If coming early call after 1PM and ask for Jasmine.

Elk Valley Ranch Information
3561 N Pine-Featherville Road
Featherville, Idaho 83647

Directions from Boise: I84 East then U.S.20 out of Mountain Home to RT 61 Pine/Featherville cutoff(look for big white covered structure over gravel pile). Follow it to Pine and the ranch is 8.4 miles past Pine on the left.

Access to the primitive sites is left of the club house and buildings down the road across the golf course down by the river, we'll have signs.

Just a couple of miles from lovely downtown Featherville with small store and couple of small restaurants. Grocery store inventory is limited and expensive.

If you know what food you are bringing for Saturday's dinner or are planning on attending, please fill in the CAMPING PLANNER.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Mark and Emma Bennett
208-794-6393

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tumbelweeds August 5-7 Campout

Message from Mark & Emma: 
NOTICE -- Only 10 sites available so don't wait to make reservations!


Tumbleweeds August 5-7 Campout

Hello Friends,

In August we will be camping at Elk Valley Ranch in Featherville, ID. It's a lovely place off the river.

Their facilities include a solar heated pool, tennis courts and a well maintained 9 hole golf course. A nice clubhouse, complete with big screen TV, open bar, deli and full service bar.

Seasonal activities include cross country biking, off-roading, ATVing, hunting, fishing and boating.

Dates: August 5-7, 2022
Where: Elk Valley Ranch Inc, Featherville, ID
Number of spaces: 10
Amenities: Campsites are primitive so bring your own water and power.
Check-in / Check-out: Noon 12:00 p.m.

Planned activities:
  • Friday Happy Hour and Saturday Dinner will be at 6:00 PM at the Bennett's site. Bring chairs and a table if you have one to share. Saturday potluck, Bennett's will provide "carnitas", pulled pork and fixings for pork tacos.
  • Saturday: ATV-Jeep ride on departure at 10 AM. Route to be determined

CASH, CHECK or Charge - $21.20 per night, includes tax.


Important: If you want to come earlier you'll need to call and reserve, we are booked as Tumbleweeds under Mark Bennett. If coming early call after 1PM and ask for Jasmine.

Elk Valley Ranch Information
3561 N Pine-Featherville Road
Featherville, Idaho 83647

Directions from Boise: I84 East then U.S.20 out of Mountain Home to RT 61 Pine/Featherville cutoff(look for big white covered structure over gravel pile). Follow it to Pine and the ranch is 8.4 miles past Pine on the left.

Access to the primitive sites is left of the club house and buildings down the road across the golf course down by the river, we'll have signs.

Just a couple of miles from lovely downtown Featherville with small store and couple of small restaurants. Grocery store inventory is limited and expensive.

If you know what food you are bringing for Saturday's dinner or are planning on attending, please fill in the CAMPING PLANNER.
Looking forward to seeing you.

Mark and Emma Bennett
208-794-6393



TUMBLEWEEDS update for Three Island Crossing, Oct 7-9

If you are interested in attending this campout, NOW is the time to make reservations. I just checked and there are only 6 sites available and they are in the Wagon Wheel Upper campground. 
  • Companion Electric - 4 sites (two rigs share) / $59/night
  • Single Electric - 2 sites / $33/night
So don't hesitate if you are thinking of attending. Last campout of the season and usually a lot of fun!!!

Don't forget to fill in/update your information on the CAMPING PLANNER (tinyurl.com/Camping2022)

--
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2022


TUMBLEWEEDS -- trip planning and other information to share.

Having listened to lots of "how do you", "where is" and "did you/do you know" discussed around the campfires, I thought I'd share information I came across as I plan trips and answer questions from members. I will post these emails (as I do with all the emails I send) on our website : www.TumbleweedsBoise.com. Here is the first one as I'm planning our 3-week trip in June. If you find something you'd like to share, let me know. 

Here's the first email: 
Just found these two websites to help with planning trips and checking road conditions. 

Idaho State MAPS & ROADS:

511 ROAD CONDITIONS:
Safe Travels,

--
Rita 😊
____________________
Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise
Camping Planner: tinyurl.com/Camping2022


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Oasis on the Snake Campout - June 3-5, 2022

Next Tumbleweeds Campout:  Oasis on the Snake, June 3-5, 2022.  
Co-Wagonmasters:  Nancy and John Boudreaux, Roy Bowman and Rosemary Zimbelman
Questions?  Contact Rosemary at 208-376-7044

Address:  6170 Highway 21, Huntington, Oregon.  We have 22 spaces set aside for our group.  There are four spaces left.  To reserve, call Tracie at 1-541-262-3833 and mention you are with the Tumbleweeds.  Do not use the website to book.  The special group rate of $40.74 a night is good from June 1 through June 5 if you want to come in early.  All spaces are full hookups.

Check-In Time is 2:00.
Check-Out Time is 12:00 Noon.

The campground is on Mountain Daylight Time.

Friday Night Happy Hour will be at 6:00 p.m. in the pavilion.   Bring your favorite drink for yourself and an appetizer to share with others.  Saturday Night Potluck will also be at 6:00 p.m. in the pavilion.  Your Wagonmasters will be providing grilled pork tenderloin for everyone so bring a dish of your choice to go with the tenderloin.  We will have a campfire each evening.  There is a group fire pit in the middle of our reserved area.  We also can build a fire on the beach.  Some but not all of the individual sites will have a fire ring.  You can bring your own fire ring if you have one.  We will be setting up tables in the pavilion.  Everyone will need to bring their chairs.  The pavilion is an empty structure.  

We currently have 37 people signed up.  Please go to the Camping Planner that Rita has set up - tinyurl.com/Camping2022 - and indicate what food items you plan to bring so we can coordinate the food.  It is also helpful to know what day you are arriving as some are arriving early.

An ATV/UTV ride is being planned on nearby BLM land for Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  You will need an Oregon ATV/UTV permit to go on the ride.  You can get one online using the website stateparks.oregon.gov or by putting Oregon State Parks in the subject line on Google, click on Oregon State Parks Home, click on Store, then ATV Permit.  Cost is $10.00, and the permit is good for 2 years.  The sticker needs to be placed on your machine.  

A discussion came up around the campfire at the last campout regarding the need for an Oregon All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Education Card for out-of-state residents to operate ATVs on public land in Oregon.  My research reveals the card is required for Class I (quad, 3-wheelers) and Class III (off-road motorcycles, dirt bikes).  For Class II (sand rail, trucks, SUVs, jeeps) and Class IV (side by sides) a valid state-issued Driver's License is sufficient and the ATV Safety Education Card is required only if the driver is under age 16.  Since most everyone in our club has Side by Sides, the ATV Safety Education Card is not needed as long as you have a valid driver's license.   

If you plan to fish, you will need an Oregon fishing license.  A day license is $23.00 - $42.00 for two days.  You can get a license online or in Huntington.  Huntington is about ten miles away, and it is on Pacific Daylight time.  There is a museum in Huntington open from 1 - 4 on Saturdays.  You might also find an antique shop, a country store, a city park, and a restaurant or two. 

We are looking forward to a fun campout and are excited to see everyone.

Nancy and John, Roy and Rosemary



 

Monday, May 16, 2022

RV recall on LP gas lines

Ryan Montgomery thought everyone should be aware of this recall for those with new RVs. 

Thanks, Ryan. 
- Rita 

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Rita, might want to share this to people with New Rv's from 2021 and 2022.