Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GLASS Rally - Great Fun!

Several Hoosier Cruiser coaches traveled from all over Indiana to enjoy the GLASS Rally. Our adventure began at Gate 3 of the Berrien County Fairgrounds in Michigan. The members enjoyed good eating, great entertainment, seminars and a side trip to several vineyards. Enjoy the photos below that will give you a glimpse of some of the activities that were enjoyed.

Members enjoying lunch at Tabor Hill Winery. The food was excellent.

The Frustrated Maestros entertained those in attendance with a medley of old favorites.

Our Hoosier Cruiser banner was held high as members joined the parade to officially open the GLASS Rally.

John Bressler, singer/songwriter/comedian/musician entertained all with his soulfully raspy vocal style while he played his "Phantom Grand Piano".

Rosane directed the 40 plus Hoosier Cruisers who served dinner to over 800 rally goers. We all had a good time serving, helping others, and cleaning up after the event. Thanks to all those who helped.

Bettie and Sandy really got into the 50's theme by wearing poodle skirts. Some of the other members actually wore clothing from their high school years.

Don and Lou Ann enjoyed the car show that included many cars from the past. The collection included a Thunderbird, DeSotos, Mustangs, and Corvettes. For those who weren't interested in the old cars, they had an opportunity to tour a huge selection of new and used motorhomes. Dealers had brought a wide variety of recreational vehicles including class B, class C, and some very luxurious coaches.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Secret Recipe

For those Hoosier Cruisers who asked for Judy's Secret Recipe, she has agreed to share. Judy really does cook a pretty good brisket and BBQ ribs. Both are done the same way. She removes some of the fat from the brisket. Puts Strawberry's Shake-On BBQ Seasoning (or your choice of any rub) pretty heavily on all surfaces. The more you use the more flavor/spiciness you'll get. Brown on grill to your liking (brownness). Let cool to handle. Wrap in plastic wrap. (Yes, like Saran). Wrap in foil. Put in 300 degree oven for about 3 hours. Slice and serve. Rem likes to serve the ribs with Montgomery BBQ sauce. I think mainly because it has to be heated. But it is a good BBQ sauce.

Thanks for sharing.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bloomington Rally Photo Gallery

Fellowship and dining at Texas Roadhouse.

If a Hoosier Crusier has a problem there is always someone around to help. Club members have a wealth of experience and knowledge to solve whatever arises.

Club members visit texillery wearvers to see throws and lap robes being hand made. The handcrafted quality has made Textillery Weavers the leading maker of handwoven throws in the world due to their color and designs. With over 500 styles and colors including jacquard woven throws, the company has been won several awards. These beautiful treasures are all woven in the United States.

The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center was fascinating. It is a non-profit organization that supports Tibetans in exile. Hoosier Cruisers were able to visit the Kumbum Chamtse Ling Monastery, Tibetan stupas, and Cultural Building. The Cultural Building contains traditional Tibetan Butter Sculptures, Buddhs and Bodhisttvas. The walls and entrances were highly decorated and beautiful. A walk through the grounds was peaceful and relaxing.

Club president directs seminar on accessing the new Hoosier Cruiser blog.

Thanks, Rem and Judy for a great rally!

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To view a photoshow of the activities held during the Bloominton Rally, click on the web address below. Our thanks go to Doug Tilmann for taking and compiling the photos. http://www.photoshow.com/watch/aV3pU4iW