Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keep Jack Stevens in Your Thoughts

Jack Stevens had an additional heart procedure. He was admitted to the hospital in Sacramento and had a heart cath that went well. Keep Jack and Mae in your prayers.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Northwest Indiana Hoosier Cruisers Christmas Party

Roseanne and Joe Gardner submitted the following invitation for a Christmas Party for Northwest Indiana Hoosier Cruisers.

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Where: Andorra's Restaurant, Rte. 41 just 3 traffic lights N. of Rte. 30
Schererville, IN
Time: 6:30 cash bar, 7:00 p.m. dinner

R.S.V.P. by Dec. 2, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rio Grande Valley of Texas Winter Gatherings

Joe and Pat Horak would like to remind past and present Hoosier Cruisers to keep the 3rd Wednesday of the month open for a gathering. This will start in December and continue through Jan., Feb., and Mar. Rv'er going to Texas should contact the Horak's at pjhorak@juno.com or phone 956-782-6884 (Texas phone after November 9th) to get more information.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Fun in Winchester

What a great rally. Frank and Jackie Anderson planned a rally that entertained all who attended. They organized a variety of activities and tours. Thursday, the coaches arrived at the Randolph County Fairgrounds and set up camp on the level campsites. Although it began to sprinkle, the weather didn't dampen the campers spirits during "happy hour".

That evening many of the members gathered at the Chicken Shack for dinner. The buffet included the restaurant's famous fried chicken which was delicious.

On Friday, attendees traveled to Ghyslain Chocolatier where artisians create one-of-a-kind hand painted masterpieces. Ghyslain has served as a pastry and executive chef in first class restaurants. Many of the members came back to camp with a variety of chocolates and pastries.

Hoosier Cruisers also had a chance to tour the Workhorse factory. This factory has made chassis for many of the motorhomes that are owned by members. It was amazing to see all the components that are necessary for a motorhome. At one point the guide showed where the partially assembled framed was flipped over for completion. The two tour leaders patiently answered all the questions that were asked.

Jackie and Frank had arranged a dinner at the Randolph Grille. The menu included a choice of steak, tilapia, salad, vegetable, and dessert. The service was excellent and all enjoyed their meals.

The next day Hoosier Cruisers traveled to the Cardinal Ethanol Plant which converts corn into ethanol and other products. Wearing hard hats and safety glasses the tour began. Jim Seifert explained the complex process and summarized some of the facts about the plant. The Cardinal Ethanol began production at its ethanol plant in East Central Indiana, near Union City on November 1, 2008. The plant is expected to use 36 million bushels of corn and produce 100 million gallons of ethanol, along with 320,000 tons of dried distillers grains. That's a lot of ethanol from corn.

The Winchester Speedway was highlight of the rally. This weekend was Old Timers Weekend at Winchester Speedway which featured six different divisions racing on Saturday and Sunday. Hank Lower became one of the oldest people to ever win a race at Winchester when the 72 year old won a heat race for the HOSS Winged Sprints, and the Vore’s Welding and Steel New Stars 20 was won by a person, Steve Vore that had never won a race in any type of car before.
The weekend also featured many vintage racecars that were displayed and most driven on the track to show them off to the fans. The cars featured many different types of cars including sprint cars, midgets and old stock cars. As you can see the Hoosier Cruisers had some die hard fans and braved the cold.

This was the last rally for the 2009 season, but rally masters are already working on next years rallies. Watch for your newsletter the beginning of May or follow the blog for the schedule of dates and places for next years rallies.

Recipes - Toffee Bars & Peanut Butter Fudge

Two recipes from Jane Clashman


1 pkg soda crackers
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup margarine
1 pkg choc chips
nuts, any variety

Place crackers on buttered foil on cookie sheet.
Bring brown sugar and margarine ( I used I Can't Believe Its Butter sticks)
to boil on stove, boil 3 to 4 minutes. Pour over crackers and place
crackers in 400 degree oven for 5 minutes or until bubbly.
Remove from oven and sprinkle choc. chips over hot cracker mixture.
When soft, spread over cracker mixture and sprinkle with nuts.
Cool and cut into pieces.


1 package creamy cream cheese frosting mix.
1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or plain.

Place in micro wave bowl and micro wave minute
or so. Long enough than you can stir them together.
Place in 8 x 8 pan, cool, cut and enjoy.

I have used more than a cup of peanut butter.
Try it and see.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

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