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Offline MiniDave

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2021, 09:33:51 PM »
Steyers says he's coming.
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Offline MPlayle

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2021, 12:34:26 PM »
An update for folks.

I did some checking on hotels that have good potential trailer parking and the Best Western Sunday House Inn seems to fit that the best.  (It actually shares its "overflow/oversize" lot with the Holiday Inn Express basically next door.)

The best rates seem to be by booking online rather than directly with the hotel.  Here is a Google Maps link for the hotel: Best Western link

Dates will be April 26 through April 30.


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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2021, 12:49:11 PM »
Unless I get sent home early I'm working those days unfortunately.  I got a 2 month schedule this last bid award. 

Offline MPlayle

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2021, 12:56:23 PM »
Unless I get sent home early I'm working those days unfortunately.  I got a 2 month schedule this last bid award.

You'll be missed.  I tried to post the date selection back at the end of January in hopes of working with your scheduling.  I slipped up on getting hotel info out quicker.


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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2021, 01:20:30 PM »
I usually bid 1 month out at a time but had a 2 month bid that I was awarded for specific days I need in March for something. 

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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2021, 02:26:20 PM »
Just to be sure I got this right. Arrive Monday April 26, drives on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Leave on Friday. So 4 nights at the hotel? Sounds like fun again. I will be ready.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2021, 02:56:49 PM »
I expect to see a video of the orange car buzzing around the neighborhood any time now!   77.gif
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Offline MPlayle

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2021, 04:35:29 PM »
Just to be sure I got this right. Arrive Monday April 26, drives on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Leave on Friday. So 4 nights at the hotel? Sounds like fun again. I will be ready.

That is pretty much correct.  I do have shorter drives for Monday and Friday planned as "optional".

I have my reservations in already for 4 nights - arrive Monday, leave Friday.  I am planning to arrive early Monday for any "early-birds" that want a short drive that day.  I am also planning to return to San Antonio on Friday after that day's "optional" drive.


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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2021, 08:15:24 PM »
Unless Santaís elves show up and put my car together Iím unfortunately going to miss this.  So much going on the poor car has been on the way back burner.
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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2021, 08:34:56 PM »
Unless Santaís elves show up and put my car together Iím unfortunately going to miss this.  So much going on the poor car has been on the way back burner.

I was thinking about sending you a message this week asking how it's coming along. 

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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2021, 09:56:37 PM »
Just made my reservations for 4 nights. I signed up for their rewards program, should get 4 $25 hotel gift cards for the stay. If I take a slightly different route than last time it's only 1095 miles form home. The other way is 1071 miles. I just want see some different trees.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2021, 08:05:25 AM »
So, you took 20 all the way last time, and this time you'll go south on 85 to 10 and across? That takes you thru some major cities along the way if that's what you're thinking.....tho that has to be  way more scenic since you'll be cruising close to the ocean for a lot of it.

1000 miles is a long way in one shot, so where will you stop?
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2021, 08:07:25 AM »
If thatís the route, itís not much more scenic. At least not the interstate.  Still a tunnel of pine trees for the majority. 
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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2021, 08:43:58 AM »
Last time I went 85 down and 10 across, both ways. This time it will be 20 into Mississippi then down on 59 or 55 to 10. My plan is to get to Lafayette the first night, 600 miles or so. I will be using my RV so I have my overnights covered. Cracker Barrel has longer RV spaces in back and let folks stay the night in their lot, there is one in Lafayette. Another plus to the southern route is that it will be the middle of crawfish season so I foresee stopping for some along the way.

Offline MPlayle

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2021, 02:53:46 PM »
Early this next week I will be putting in a reservation for dinner at the Cowboy Steakhouse for the group at the end of the Wednesday drive.

Can I get a guesstimate head count to give them as a start?

Edit:
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the list of possible attendees so far is:
Steyers
Brad (Willie_B)
Bruce Kennedy
Michael Playle

« Last Edit: March 12, 2021, 04:23:24 PM by MPlayle »

Offline Brit_in_TX

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2021, 01:29:43 PM »
I will be attending Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Unfortunately I do not have enough PTO from my job to take the week off. 

My plan is drive over from NE San Antonio on Tuesday evening. 

Now I just need to get the mini running right!

Offline BruceK

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2021, 07:01:15 PM »
Yes. Count me in. Thanks Michael.
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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2021, 07:53:14 PM »


Now I just need to get the mini running right!

Come even if you don't have a mini to bring. I have been known to share my mini driving. Which I need to get back on the road also.

Offline Brit_in_TX

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2021, 10:07:27 PM »


Now I just need to get the mini running right!

Come even if you don't have a mini to bring. I have been known to share my mini driving. Which I need to get back on the road also.

Honestly it is the motivation I need to sort it out!

Offline MPlayle

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2021, 12:43:50 PM »
Just a quick reminder: The drive event is still a "go".

I will be arriving early Monday to be available to lead an optional shorter drive to lunch in Fredricksburg for the early folks (if any).  Monday afternoon is intended as the "meet & greet" as folks arrive.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the main drives with dinner at the Cowboy Steakhouse on Wednesday evening.

I will also be available to lead another optional shorter drive Friday for anyone deciding to leave later Friday or Saturday.


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Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2021, 12:09:18 PM »
Weather is looking to be real good when we are there.

Offline BruceK

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2021, 12:53:36 PM »
I'm excited!  I changed the oil in my Mini yesterday in preparation for the event.  Still got to raise the front suspension - which has settled a bit - to lessen the tires rubbing on the body. 
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2021, 01:27:09 PM »
It will drive better too....especially over those damn cattle grates- I will def be slowing down for those this year!   :-\
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Offline MPlayle

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2021, 02:28:07 PM »
It will drive better too....especially over those damn cattle grates- I will def be slowing down for those this year!

I will definitely be keeping in mind how we go over the cattle grates as well.


Offline BruceK

Re: 2021 Texas Hill Country Gathering (2020 rescheduled)
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2021, 03:03:00 PM »
In honor of Bradís visit to Texas for this event, I convinced a local eatery to rename itself.

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