Tuesday, December 15, 2009

French Lick Here We Come!

It's never too early to plan ahead. Bettie and I have scoped out southern Indiana for interesting and fun places to visit. The May Rally is planned for April 29th through May 2nd. These dates were selected to avoid conflicts with Mother's Day and the GLASS Rally. We hope that the weather will cooperate with this decision.

So where are we going......How about the French Lick area? Have you ever visited West Baden, the hotel and casino, since it was renovated? This is a beautiful area that contains unique architecture. During the rally members will have an opportunity to take a guided walking tour and ride on a train of restored train cars.

So you want more? We also will be visiting Jasper, IN. What's in Jasper? There is the Jasper engine plant where engines are rebuilt, and we will be touring the plant. What else? For the history buffs, the Dubois County Museum can be toured for a donation to the museum. Bettie and I were fascinated in the displays. For example they have a saw mill exhibit from the early 1900's. They also had this unique tricycle for two.
Arrangements have also been made to visit Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels. This attraction houses an eclectic collection of mechanical musical intruments that includes nickelodeons, music boxes, and player pianos. Great Fun!

Okay, so where are we going to stay? Plans have been made to stay at the West Boggs County Campground. This is a lovely campground with many of the sites located right on the lake. Yes, you will be able to say that you stayed on lake front property.

Oh, one last thing. For those of you who come for the food, we will be eating at Stoll's Lakeview Restaurant where we will enjoy a buffet of amish food. We have a private room and will have a business meeting following dinner.
So, mark you calendars for a rally that you won't want to miss.
Bettie and Greg Wessel, Rally Masters
Mable and Bob Heath, Assistant Rally Masters

Winter Gathering in Florida

For all members who find themselves in Florida in February, the Hoosier Cruisers are planning a winter gathering at Sun N Fun RV park in Sarasota. The park has graciously agreed to make available a room for a four hour lunch and social time. The date will be Thursday, February 18, 2010, and lunch will begin at 12:00 noon. Ernie or Jane Clashman, Rick or Sandy Hahn will contact those that have already given or can provide their Florida contact info with further details. The Clashmans can be contacted at jeec49@hotmail.com and the Hahns can be contacted at sportclaydoc@msn.com.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Need a New Name Badge?

If you need a new name badge or you need to replace your old badge, Mr. Ken Badges will make one just for you.

Click on the form to the right and print out the order form. Mail to Mr. Ken and your badge will soon be mailed to you.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

39 Members Attended Christmas Dinner in Anderson

The Hoosier Cruisers met at Ryan's in Anderson, IN, for a Christmas dinner. The best part of the evening was the fellowship. The longer we were there the louder we became. I'm sure that the other people in the restaurant wondered what was going on with all the laughter.
The food was great, but all would agree that sharing our plans for future trips and plans for the holidays was the best part.
Our thanks go to Jane and Ernie Clashman for arranging for the dinner. According to Ernie's offical count, 39 members were in attendance.

Happy Holidays!

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