Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hoosier Cruiser May Rally

Southern Indiana Welcomes Hoosier Cruisers - May 1st – 4th

Knox County Park, 3500 N. Lower Fort Knox Road, Vincennes, IN 47591

What a great way to jump into spring, take a scenic trip to southern Indiana. All club members and guests are invited to join in the fun in Vincennes, IN.  Rally Masters Bettie & Greg Wessel, Lois & Chuck Blodgett, and Judy Hohl & Rem Remley have reserved the entire Knox County Park (Ouabache Trails Park) for our camping.  All sites have 30 amp. electricity and water, and a dump station is conveniently located in the park. Because
the park is in the rolling hills of Indiana some sites have a slight slope and members may want to bring blocks for leveling. The club will have access to a shelter where coffee will be available every morning.  The park can be easily accessed from US 41. To assist you with your arrival use the map included and watch for HC signs as you near the park.

Sooo…..what’s planned for this spring celebration?  Arrival of coaches is planned for Thursday and for those who want to eat out, members can gather at the Ponderosa restaurant.  A room has been reserved for our use. After breakfast on your own on Friday, members will begin with a cup of “joe” in the shelter and prepare for the day’s activities.  The day will be a full day for those who have elected to take tours to the Red Skelton Museum and the Toyota factory in Princeton. Members will be divided into two groups with one group traveling to the factory in the morning and the second group traveling to the museum. Groups will then visit the opposite attractions in the afternoon.  That evening members may opt for dinner at Fazoli’s. After dinner, weather permitting, we will have a campfire back at the campground.

Saturday will be a less structured day and to kick-off your day we will begin with a pancake breakfast prepared by the rally masters. After breakfast you will want to plan your day by choosing from a variety of activities or enjoy a lazy day at the campground and visit with friends.  Listed below are some of the offerings that participants may enjoy.
                For our history buffs
§  George Rogers Clark National Historical Park – Free
§  Indiana Military Museum - $4.00
§  Grouseland, home of U.S. President William Henry Harrison - $4.00
§  Old French House & Indian Museum -  $2.00 (Reservation required)
§  Old Cathedral Complex - $1.50
§  Auto tour of historic sites-audio description provided using your smartphone
·         Visit the historic downtown area
·         Take a scenic drive through the surrounding areas to view over 130 hand-painted quilt blocks in Gibson County
The rally masters will be more than willing to help you locate and provide additional information about your selected travels on Saturday.  Just ask and we will be at your service

Following the activities for Saturday Hoosier Cruisers will dine at Pea Fections in downtown Vincennes.  The owners graduated from culinary school and members are in for a treat.  The meal will include sandwiches, sides, and a premium desserts from the menu.  The soups and desserts are from “scratch”.  After dinner, Steve Ruster, Hoosier Cruisers President, will hold a business meeting.

Sunday will be the last day of the rally. Coffee and donuts will be served in the shelter, and devotions will follow.  After saying our goodbyes all will pack up and head back home with memories of an exciting and fun filled get-together.

The Rally Masters are looking forward to seeing you all at this rally.