Saturday, March 16, 2013

Batesville Blast

Springing Into the Camping Season
May Rally 16th – 19th
Indiana Lakes Campground, 7234 State Road 46 E, Batesville, IN  47006

Mark your calendars to attend the first Hoosier Cruiser Rally in Batesville.  Your Rally Masters and Assistant Rally Masters have been hard at work planning a variety of activities and events that should please the members attending.  The rally will be held at the Indian Lakes Campground and the sites include 30 amp. electricity and water nearby for $25 a night which is a bargain at today’s prices.  We will also have the use of a great lodge for meals and meetings.                                                         

Upon arriving on Thursday, you will be greeted by Rem, Judy, Chuck, Lois, Bettie and Greg.  We are anxious to see you all after winter.  After getting settled and relaxing a little bit, you may join other members in dining out. 

Friday will begin with a pancake breakfast prepared by the rally masters and assistant rally masters which will be held in the lodge.  This will be a great way to start the rally.  Also planned for Friday are a woodcarving tour and a tour of the historic Sherman House.  Sherman House is one of the oldest buildings in Batesville.  It opened its doors in 1852 as the Brinkman hotel and the name was later changed during the time of General Sherman’s contributions to the victory during the Civil War.  It has evolved gracefully from a coaching tavern to a popular hostelry.

In the afternoon a geocaching workshop will be held for those who are curious about geocaching.  Geocaching is an adult treasure hunt using handheld GPS.  We are sure that you will have fun and anyone can participate.  Friday evening we will have a potluck dinner and if you have ever attended an HC rally before you know that there is no shortage of good cooks.

Saturday, you will have an opportunity to travel to Oldenburg, the city of spires, to tour the monastery with its beautiful stained glass windows.  Following the tour you may visit Metamora where there are several craft shops and a unique canal that has locks and an aqueduct that carries the canal over Duck Creek.  
After returning to the campground members will be treated to a chicken and noodle dinner, and if all goes well we will make “pudgy pies” in the fireplace in the lodge.  There’s nothing like ending the day with some comfort food.

The rally will end with donuts and a short church service on Sunday.

Don’t miss out, come join in the FUN!  See you in May.
Directions:  Take I-74 east to Exit 156 (Sunman/Milan). Turn right at exit to Hwy 46. Turn right on Hwy 46. The campground is approximately 2 miles on the left, past the golf course.