Sunday, July 27, 2008

Correction: Detour to Valparaiso Rally

INDOT has decided to work on the bridges crossing U S 30 on state road 49 so we will go with the following detours. Signs will be posted so keep an eye open. North and South bound on IN 49 there will be no changes.
East bound on U S 30 continue past the closed highway ramps approximatly 2 miles to C R 325 East passing 2 stop lights after GOING UNDER state road 49. Turn right on 325 and cross 2 sets of RR tracks going to the 1st 4 way stop, Division Rd, and turn right. Go to West end of fairgrounds and enter on right and go straight to the welcome tent near the North end of the driveway.
West bound on U S 30 go 5.7 miles past stop light at 30 & 421 turn left on C R 325 east then go to Division Rd turn right go to end of fairgrounds enter on right.
IN 2 is under reconstruction in Hebron, IN so those planning on using that route should go East on IN 8 to Kouts then North on IN 49 to the first stop light, about 7.9 miles from IN 8
Thank you and again we will post signs. Bill Berrier

Great Times in Dayton

For those Hoosier Cruisers who attended the rally in Dayton, they experienced a great weekend due to the efforts of the Rally Masters - Carol and Gary Sweet, and the Assistant Rally Masters - Jackie and Frank Anderson. Although we didn't have a campfire, we still enjoyed gathering near a shade tree to swap tall tales.

The Wright Patterson Air Force Museum is one of the best collections of aircraft in the nation. It houses planes from the beginning of aviation to present day jets.

During the tour we were able to walk through several airplanes that had been used by past presidents. You quickly realized how they had changed from prop driven aircraft to larger jet propelled planes. It was also noted that the electronics have become much more sophisticated.

The club welcomed new members and enjoyed the catered and pitch-in dinners.

The Packard museum was another high point of the weekend. It contained some of the earliest Packards as well at cars that were the last to be produced by Packard. It was interesting to know that some of the limosines are still used today. You can hire a chaufer and car for a special event. The proceeds are used to support the museum. I was surprised that we were given permission to actually sit in some of the cars.

The Carillon Park was a stop that should not be missed. During the walking tour we saw the 1905 Wright Flier III, a Cadillac that had one of the first electric starters, pioneer buildings, and other exhibits that displayed historic firsts in Dayton.
Congratulations go to Carol and Richard Swenke who were our first 50/50 Raffle winners. Although it looks like Carol was the real winner.
Make sure that you are planning to attend the next rally in Valparaiso, Indiana. The good time just keep rolling.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Rem and Judy's Green Chili Bake

For those members who attended the last rally you may have gotten a taste of this delicious treat. Rem and Judy have shared this recipe for you to try.

Beat 10 eggs

Fold/stir in 4 cups shredded Jack cheese, 2 cups cottage cheese, 1/2 cup margarine, 1/2 cup flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2 t salt and 8 oz. drained chopped chilis.

Pour into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake 350 for 35 minutes or until set. (in 1000 watt microwave cook on low-mix for 35 minutes also). Cool 10 minutes.

Hoosier Cruisers Will Miss Jim Frederick

The Hoosiser Cruisers wish to extend their sincere sympathies to the family of Jim Frederick of Valparaiso. Jim and his wife were assisting with the August Rally.