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« on: July 02, 2007, 05:14:18 PM »

Greetings All,
 
Here are the details of the upcoming event.
 
Location: Hickory Creek Campground
                1801 N Mill St.
                 Lewisville TX 75057
 
When: September 13-16, 2007
 
I called this morning, this is the information that was given to me.
 
You must make your own reservation, either online at http://www.recreation.gov/tx/Hickory_Creek/Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?agency=NRRS&parkId=1200
or call 877-444-6777 between the hours of 10 am -12 pm Monday thru Friday. You must reserve and pay for your own spot. The following sites are available as of this morning, 105 (Dreamscape), 106, 107 (Rancutter), 108 (Frank & Kat), 109 (Christy Hicks), 110, 111, 112, 113, 114 (Luvrbus), 117, 119 (Chuck), 120, 121, 122, 123 and 124 (Randy Davidson). They will not hold any spots without payment in full.
 
That is enough for 18 coaches, so far we have 16 that have showed interest.
 
Please read the link for Hickory Campground and see the details for the group area and each site.
 
This must be done as soon as possible to insure that we get the sites we want. I just completed my reservation. Send me an email confirming your registration along with site number.
 
Any questions, please get in touch with me by email.
 
Good Luck and Happy Trails,
 
Paul
 
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2007, 09:27:18 AM »

Space 107 for the 4107.  It's close enough that we'll have to take the long way to get the engine up to temperature, but that's fine.  It looks more and more like this'll be the shakedown trip.

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 01:54:21 AM »

To All,

Most of you have done a great job in letting me know which site you took. This is just a reminder to those who have not done so. Better to book now then have to choose a site far away from the group area.

I am encouraged that I am still receiving emails from folk that will put those dates on their calendar. The list keeps growing and growing. As soon as I get a more completed list I will forward a list of names along with type of coach that will be attending.

Happy Trails,

Paul

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2007, 11:04:50 AM »

I got word this morning that the campground is closed until Aug 3rd. Hopfully that means it will be ready for us in September, that is if it doesn't rain so much to cause more flooding. Cry

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 07:06:12 PM »

Paul,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Have you heard anything more about the campground? Are there anymore spaces left.  the wife and I would like to attend. Do you have a different place to go if this does't work out.

Thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 07:16:43 PM »

Richard,

According to the web site for Hickory Creek, all the group sites are taken. That does not mean other sites are not available. You would need to confirm that on their website. The last information I received has not changed, park reopens on Aug 3rd. If for some reason the park is closed during the time we requested, another area is being looked at by another busnut. I will keep you informed of any changes.
Looking forward to any and all that can attend!

Happy Trails,

Paul

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007, 11:58:24 AM »

Richard,

As of today the website shows campsites #110, 111, 113 and 117 are available for Sept 13-16 (3 nights).  For some reason if you inquire about group sites availability for those dates it shows none available. Huh  However, if you select these specific sites by number they are showing available for Sept 13-16 (3 nights). Smiley

Even if the remaining 4 group sites are taken there should be other campsites available....just not in the group site area.

Hope to see you there! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 05:23:13 AM »

To All,

We are about one month away from having the first ever Texas Bus Roundup 2007!

So far we have approx. 25 coaches attending, along with the owners of course!

Pray for continued dry weather so the campground will dry out!

If you have not made your reservations, please do so!

It should be lots of fun, good ole fashioned Bus Nut get together!

Very low key, lots of time to share ideas, view coaches, talk over problems, concerns, personal touches that have been done recently.

Come One, Come All to the Texas Bus Roundup this early fall!

Any questions or concerns please contact myself or Darrin.

Happy Trails,

Paul

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 05:06:27 PM »

Greetings to All,

Arthur (Runcutter) checked on the campground and forwarded the following information. The Campground is scheduled to open on September 5, 2007. The lake is steadily going down, and with the current conditions it should improve even more.
He will keep me informed of any changes. He also will be sending me, or posting here, good driving directions on how to get there without missing turns. These will be available as soon as he can check it out more accurately.

With that said, I am optimistic that the first Texas Bus Roundup will go as planned. Keep your fingers and toes crossed.  Wink

Happy Trails,

Paul

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2007, 07:27:33 AM »

Paul,
Dallas Farnsworth told me about your rally in Lewisville and I have tried to find complete information on it but have been unable to do so. Probably don't know how to navigate this board well enough yet as this is my first look at it. Registered today and am learning.

I live in East Texas and am interested in attending the rally but need further informantion about fees, programing and such. I saw that the campground is closed temporarily. I will try to contact the people there today.

If there is a posted e-mail or something about the full schedule of the event, I would appreciate directions to locating it.

Thanks,

Clifford Neal
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2007, 07:41:12 AM »

Cliff, welcome aboard. I feel you will like most of what you see here.

For the get together information, scroll down to the very first post in this topic. All the information is listed there.
Richard

Paul,
Dallas Farnsworth told me about your rally in Lewisville and I have tried to find complete information on it but have been unable to do so. Probably don't know how to navigate this board well enough yet as this is my first look at it. Registered today and am learning.

I live in East Texas and am interested in attending the rally but need further informantion about fees, programing and such. I saw that the campground is closed temporarily. I will try to contact the people there today.

If there is a posted e-mail or something about the full schedule of the event, I would appreciate directions to locating it.

Thanks,

Clifford Neal
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 12:17:23 PM »

Greetings All,
 
Here are the details of the upcoming event.
 
Location: Hickory Creek Campground
                1801 N Mill St.
                 Lewisville TX 75057
 
When: September 13-16, 2007
 
I called this morning, this is the information that was given to me.
 
You must make your own reservation, either online at http://http://www.recreation.gov/tx/Hickory_Creek/Campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?agency=NRRS&parkId=1200
or call 877-444-6777 between the hours of 10 am -12 pm Monday thru Friday. You must reserve and pay for your own spot. The following sites are available as of this morning, 105 (Dreamscape), 106, 107 (Rancutter), 108 (Frank & Kat), 109 (Christy Hicks), 110, 111, 112, 113, 114 (Luvrbus), 117, 119 (Chuck), 120, 121, 122, 123 and 124 (Randy Davidson). They will not hold any spots without payment in full.
 
That is enough for 18 coaches, so far we have 16 that have showed interest.
 
Please read the link for Hickory Campground and see the details for the group area and each site.
 
This must be done as soon as possible to insure that we get the sites we want. I just completed my reservation. Send me an email confirming your registration along with site number.
 
Any questions, please get in touch with me by email.
 
Good Luck and Happy Trails,
 
Paul
 
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Clifford,

The above quote from Paul gives the details of the Texas Bus Roundup 2007.  I just checked the Hickory Creek website and campsites #110, 111, 113 and 117 are still available in the Group Campsite area.  If you check the Group Sites it indicates there are none available for Sept 13-16.  However, if you check the campsites individually these 4 campsites are available.

I am helping Paul coordinate this event, so let me know if you have further questions I can help you with.

Also, what kind of bus do you have?  Pictures too if possible.

Hope to meet ya in a few weeks, Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007, 02:57:22 PM »

Welcome Clifford,

First, Welcome to the Board and our little world.

I hope you are able to register with Hickory Creek Campground soon. This is not a formal Rally with registration fees, hopefully this get together will be a fun time for all. As Darrin said, the information is listed at the beginning of this post. If you require further information email myself or Darrin, although everything is posted here. Just bring yourself, spouse (significant other), coach and plenty of down home Texas friendship. Meals are on your own, we just request that on the evening meals, could be of potluck variety.

My personal email is paul_lawry@yahoo.com. Please send me any personal information such as bus model and year, location and how to best reach you.

Looking forward to meeting you and having some fun bus talk.

Regards,

Paul
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2007, 11:34:23 AM »

Thanks for the added information. I have registered in space 110 and am hoping to be able to clear my schedule for all 4 days in Lewisville.
Look forward to meeting with you guys. Clifford
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2007, 09:13:36 PM »

Excellent news Clifford! Grin  Where are you located in east Texas?  What type of bus do you have?

See ya in Lewisville,
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2007, 06:39:11 AM »

Darrin or Paul,

I was just woundering what site no.#'s some of the other nuts have taken. Wanted to see if any were in our area. You said you would let us know. It's getting closer......

Richard
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2007, 07:17:40 AM »

Richard,

So far I have had eleven responses to what site each bus nut is in, including you. None of which is in your area, but that may not be accurate. I wouldn't worry about it, there will probably be overflow in your direction.

To All attending,

If you have not sent me your site number please do so. Just for general information for the group attending.

Hopefully if this is successful next year will be better organized. Going through some bumps along the way as this is the first one. I already have ideas on how to make this easier to keep track of.

The response has been great, not at all expected.

Thanks,

Paul
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2007, 10:19:05 AM »

TEXAS BUS ROUNDUP SCHEDULE 2007



Place:   Hickory Creek
             1801 N Mill Street
              Lewisville TX 75057-1821
Date:    September 13-16, 2007

Contact:  Paul Lawry 325-660-4635 Paul_lawry@yahoo.com
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               Darrin Bruner 214-676-8378
               
                Remember this gathering is informal, no schedule is set in stone yet. These are just some ideas. If there is something else that you would like to include, please let me know. This is really a time for us to get together, meet and make new friends and brag about (not a bad thing to do you know) what we have done. Also maybe tell us what problems you had, how it was solved or changed.
Lunches at 12 noon Friday and Saturday Will Be Potluck-BYOFAB(Bring your own food and beverage)
Thursday: Arrive and set up. Food, hamburgers and hot dogs. Look for the smoking bar-b-que.  Lend a hand if you can. Someone may need help backing up or hooking up.
7 pm: Campfire gathering, greeting and introductions.

Friday: Anyone wanting to show their coach, talk about what was done that you are satisfied /not satisfied with. Remember, it does not have to be finished. Sometimes we can gather information from others as they  are in the building stage. Who knows, maybe before a mistake is made, they might change their thinking before it is too late.
Saturday: This might be a day to spend more time focusing on a certain project you might need help with. Or, if you donít want to do that, relax and have fun telling lies.
Sunday: Break camp, head for home
A few thoughts. After arriving home and you have had time to get back to reality, take a couple of minutes and shoot me an email telling me what you liked/disliked, leave alone/ change, anything that you could give feedback on if this is to be a yearly function.
My original idea was very limited in what to do, frankly have not had the opportunity to go to any bus rallyís yet. So Iím just shooting from the hip on this one. From what I have heard they are more structured and some with classes. I donít know if that is what you want.
Without all of you that have shown interest in this gathering of Bus Nuts in Texas, it would not have happened.
Who knows maybe there will be a TEXAS BUS ROUNDUP 2008!

Happy Trails,
Paul Lawry
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2007, 11:17:00 AM »

Paul,

You might want to mention the round up on some of the Yahoo boards. I'm sure there are more that would love to see some buses.

Just a thought.

Dallas
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2007, 11:23:14 AM »

Dallas,

Great idea, had not thought of that!

I just figured everyone belonged to this one!

Thanks,

Paul
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Contact:  Paul Lawry 325-660-4635 Paul_lawry@yahoo.com
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               Darrin Bruner 214-676-8378
               

Quick correction to my phone number.

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Darrin
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2007, 06:44:46 PM »

TBR 2007 Busnuts,

I stopped by Hickory Creek today and got the same news from the campground manager....not opening until Sept 28 or 29. 

Sonnie Gray checked on 4 campgrounds at Lake Texoma today.  Unfortunately 3 are closed, but the 4th park is open and has space available for Sept 13-16.  The campground is Eisenhower State Park in Denison, TX on Lake Texoma.  Sonnie drove through the park today and reports that it should work for the big rigs and TBR 2007.  Fee is approx $17-18/nt.  For more info call 903-465-1956 or call Sonnie direct at 903-815-2141(yes Sonnie gave me permission to post his phone # Wink )  There are also plenty of fishing guides if you want to do some Striper fishin'.

Another park in the area is Texas Sundown Ranch just north of Sanger, TX.  It is not located on a lake, but is very RV rally friendly.  They have a 9-hole golf course if you want to play "pasture pool". Grin   Plenty of room for big rigs and the fee is $17.50/nt.  It is not as scenic as Eisenhower State Park, but is another possibility for TBR 2007.  For more info call 888-450-1290.

Not familiar with Loyd Park in Grand Prairie, TX.  I know it is on Joe Pool Lake, has 221 campsites, they have group camp areas(10 sites), $15/nt + $10/nt for additional vehicles(so $25/nt for bus & toad), campground is no longer flooded(never closed even during the heavy rains) and is run by the City of Grand Prairie.  To get more reservation info or to make reservations we need to call 817-467-2104 M-F 8am-4pm.

I will be talking with Paul about which direction to steer TBR 2007.....stay tuned! Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2007, 12:31:41 AM »

TBR 2007 Busnuts,

First, a HUGE "Thank You" to Sonnie Gray for doing extra legwork to track down a new site on such short notice! Grin

With that said, the TBR 2007 will take place at the Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma close to Denison, TX! Cool  Sonnie helped us secure the Cedar Hollow Group camping area at a fee of $15/nt with no in/out fees (normally $3/day per person).  These campsites have 30amp Elec & Water.  No sewage at the sites, but there are dump stations in the park.  We will also have free use of the pavilion in the group area (normally $50/day) which includes built-in grills for doing a little BBQ. Cheesy 

To eliminate mass confusion trying to figure out the online or phone reservation system....Sonnie has graciously booked and paid for the Cedar Hollow Group area.  We have space for up to 37 buses/RV's in the group area (at last count we were expecting 25-30 buses Undecided ).  So no need to make reservations through the park system, but please confirm with Paul & I via this board or email that you will be attending the TBR 2007 on Sept 13-16.

Now Sonnie is a super nice guy Grin, but he would like to be reimbursed.....so please be prepared to pay Sonnie your $45 fee ($15/nt x 3) when you arrive at the park.  Otherwise we may find out what "Don't Mess With Texas" really means!!! Shocked

Here is the park address & directions:
Eisenhower State Park
50 Park Rd 20
Denison TX 75020-4878

From Dallas: Take Hwy 75 North to Denison. Continue on Hwy 75 for 5 miles. Take Texas Hwy 91(exit 72) to FM 1310, turn West for 2 miles to the park.


Despite the last minute switch-a-roo we are very excited about getting as many fellow Busnuts together as possible for the Texas Bus Roundup 2007!  I have attached an updated park map specifying the Cedar Hollow Group area.  Let me know if you have any questions/concerns that I can help you with and we will see y'all soon! Grin

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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2007, 08:15:28 AM »

Texas Bus Roundup 2007 UPDATE:

Although we don't have a formal schedule with seminars, demonstrations, etc. for TBR 2007, I have listed below a quick glance at the activities planned so far:

Thursday - 9/13/07
   * Arrive at Eisenhower State Park
   * Find a spot in the Cedar Hollow Group camping area
   * Pick up your free "Goodie Bag" from Darrin Bruner or Paul Lawry
   * Pay Sonnie Gray for your camping fee ($15/nt x 3 nts = $45)
   * Supper - Hamburger & Hot Dog cookout @ 6:30 pm (donations accepted)

Friday - 9/14/07
   * Breakfast (on your own)
   * Busnut story telling, bus touring & best practice sharing - ALL day event  Cool
   * Lunch (on your own)
   * Supper - Texas BBQ @ 6:30 pm (donations accepted)

Saturday - 9/15/07
   * Breakfast (on your own)
   * Busnut story telling, bus touring & best practice sharing - ALL day event  Cool
   * Scrapbooking party for the ladies - Time TBD
   * Lunch (on your own)
   * Supper (on your own)
   * Dessert social - bring your favorite dessert to share....cookies, cakes, pies, homemade ice cream, etc.  Grin
   * Door Prize drawing....feel lucky??  Wink

Sunday - 9/16/07
   * Breakfast (on your own)
   * Busnut story telling, bus touring & best practice sharing - until departure  Cool
   * Lunch (on your own)
   * Departure from Eisenhower State Park (CHECK OUT TIME IS 2:00 PM)

I am looking forward to meeting all the attendees of TBR 2007 next week!!!  Let me know if there is anything you need help with.....call me at 214-676-8378.

Be safe traveling and see ya next week,
Darrin
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« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2007, 05:29:17 AM »

Hello to All,

Well only four days to the big event in The Lone Star State, Texas Bus Roundup 2007.  Cool

I am so excited that it has finally arrived. Barring any unforeseen happenings from Mother Nature we will have a good time anyway!  Wink

If anyone has not responded to Darrin or myself regarding attendance please do so right away. We would like a head count for the BBQ on Thursday evening and the BBQ Smoker on Friday evening. Friday is Dessert night so bring some goodies to share with us hungry Bus Nuts!  Grin

Some thoughts regarding daily events, (sharing stories and telling lies). If you have a problem that you want to share please feel free to do so, a project that you have completed that you feel would be of interest, or questions about anything regarding your bus conversion. I know there will be some very experienced Bus Nuts there to help out or answer questions. This is of course for guys and gals! If the gals wish to do something on your own there will be some scrap booking and quilting to share. My wife (Becky) has been very busy making several quilts for upcoming events and holidays, she is more than willing to share her experiences and willing to learn from others. So there will be something for everyone.  Smiley

Looking forward to meeting everyone, some for the first time.

Happy Trails and please have a safe trip,

Paul

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