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jbeletti
01-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Hello club members who plan to join us for the rally in Goshen this June.

As a "pre-rally" event, I am considering arranging a group tour and meal at the Cook's Bison Ranch, nearby (about 40 minutes).

As this would be a pre-rally event, it's completely optional. I would just make a group arrangement to lower the cost.

The Tour:
Ranch Tour ($8 for tour only): Includes viewing of the Cook's Bison Ranch History video, brief lecture on the North American Bison, a Question-and-Answer session, and a guided Wagon Tour into the bison herd to see and feed them. You'll learn the intricacies of raising, feeding, and managing this beautiful animal. Tour length approximately 1 hour.

Tour + Meal Options (I need to choose one of these for the group):
OPTION 1 ($16 - tour plus meal):
Bison Burger/Brat Meal Option: Bison burger or bison brat, chips, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage.

OPTION 2 ($18 - tour plus meal):
BBQ Chuckwagon Lunch in our barn-setting while enjoying an old-fashioned Chuckwagon meal of bison roast, BBQ baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, corn muffin, dessert, and beverage. While eating, you'll enjoy fun give-aways. Tour length approximately 2 hours.

OPTION 3 ($20 - tour + meal):
BBQ Chuckwagon Dinner (after 4:00 PM) in our barn-setting while enjoying an old-fashioned Chuckwagon meal of bison roast, baked potato, BBQ baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, corn muffin, dessert, and beverage. While eating, you'll enjoy fun give-aways.
Tour length approximately 2 hours.

Cook's Bison Ranch Website link (http://www.cooksbisonranch.com/)

ONLY IF YOU ARE COMING TO THE RALLY - PLEASE VOTE IN THE POLL ABOVE

Poll will be open for 30 days. Voter names are not visible.

Thanks,

Jim

porthole
01-09-2013, 09:55 AM
Jim - pre-rally by how much "pre"?

Is the pre-rally going to interfere with the "may or may not be" Ohio Rally?

And if doable, we would be in for tour and any of the meals.

Maybe adjust the poll to allow multiple answers for the meal choice?

jbeletti
01-09-2013, 10:07 AM
Jim - pre-rally by how much "pre"?

Is the pre-rally going to interfere with the "may or may not be" Ohio Rally?

And if doable, we would be in for tour and any of the meals.

Maybe adjust the poll to allow multiple answers for the meal choice?

Duane - the official pre-rally will be June 11-17. The day for this tour has not been set but I am favoring Saturday, June 15.

I don't understand your comment about multiple answers for meal choices. Do you mean "allow voters to give their first, second, third and fourth choices?"

jbeletti
01-09-2013, 10:10 AM
...Is the pre-rally going to interfere with the "may or may not be" Ohio Rally?...

I don't know anything about the Ohio rally. I can say that I am suggesting and/or organizing pre-rally events/tours beginning Wednesday, June 12. If an Ohio rally comes to pass, you may not have to miss any of the pre-rally opportunities :)

porthole
01-09-2013, 10:40 AM
I don't understand your comment about multiple answers for meal choices. Do you mean "allow voters to give their first, second, third and fourth choices?"

What I mean is we would be in for the tour and a meal, any of the three choices.
I would vote for all three, if you only vote for dinner then we have a majority vote :cool: and we have dinner.




I don't know anything about the Ohio rally. I can say that I am suggesting and/or organizing pre-rally events/tours beginning Wednesday, June 12. If an Ohio rally comes to pass, you may not have to miss any of the pre-rally opportunities //heartlandowners.org/images/smilies/smile.png


After 21 years of working the vacation schedule to my best advantage, I finally screwed up this year and right now my vacation actually ends on the 15th :eek:

Goshen will be a challenge, although I am still planning it.

TravelTiger
01-09-2013, 11:41 AM
Whoops, I voted, but realized we may not be there before the 17th. :(

jbeletti
01-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Well - we now have 20 votes and a trend has emerged. 75% of all voters prefer a lunchtime visit over a dinnertime visit. And for lunch choices, 73% (11 of 15 voters) want the Bison roast over the Bison burgers.

porthole
01-10-2013, 10:26 AM
Well - we now have 20 votes and a trend has emerged. 75% of all voters prefer a lunchtime visit over a dinnertime visit. And for lunch choices, 73% (11 of 15 voters) want the Bison roast over the Bison burgers.

I didn't like the #13, so I voted.............

Herbiesrig
01-10-2013, 12:09 PM
We finally voted, I found the post.. Looking forward to it.

Nabo
01-10-2013, 06:36 PM
Ya got our vote. Can't wait.

jayc
01-10-2013, 10:01 PM
I voted!

jbeletti
01-10-2013, 10:20 PM
Well - this one might not work out. I was wanting to do this on Saturday, June 15th. This is Father's Day weekend and turns out the Cook Bison Ranch has a free weekend and hundreds come out to it. Lots going on, just busier than I was hoping for.

I am waiting for a call back from their group coordinator. What I may ask is what she thinks if we come that day anyway. We'll save $8 each and their will be food to purchase. So free is one upshot. Another upshot is there will be more to see there this weekend.

So - I will report back when I learn more.

TXTiger
01-12-2013, 01:45 PM
I would rather pay the $8 and avoid the crowds and go on a weekday. Just my opinion, but will follow your lead Jim and go whenever you set it up.

porthole
01-12-2013, 02:02 PM
I would rather pay the $8 and avoid the crowds and go on a weekday. Just my opinion, but will follow your lead Jim and go whenever you set it up.

Me too.

2psnapod2
01-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Sounds good to me also.

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jayc
01-12-2013, 02:28 PM
I agree with this too.

JJnVA
01-12-2013, 04:31 PM
We are with the others who feel a weekday, less crowded would be more enjoyable.

neilandnanci
01-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Jim,

We agree that during the week would probably be better. I t sounds like a lot of fun.

jjwink
01-12-2013, 05:39 PM
We have not had any communications about the pre-rally days. Where will they be and what are the dates?

jbeletti
01-12-2013, 06:43 PM
jjwink,

Here's the link to the pre-rally info:
//heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/35566-2013-Goshen-Rally-Pre-Rally-Info

jnbhobe
01-12-2013, 07:07 PM
Jim, during the week sounds good to me too.

Hockster
01-13-2013, 06:43 AM
We're in for whatever the group decides.
Sounds like fun.
We voted Dinner.

Hockster

jbeletti
01-31-2013, 11:21 PM
Hey all,

We are all set on this. Didn't work out exactly as hoped, but should work out fine. Roast beat out burgers by 2 to 1, so that's what we're having! Cost went up by $1 from my initial estimate.

Here's what's going on:


PRE-RALLY EVENT


Cook’s Bison Ranch Tour and Lunch

Sunday, June 16th, 2013 – Noon to 2 pm

5645 East 600 South, Wolcottville, IN

Here’s the details:

Who: Any Pre-Rally attendee
What: Cook’s Bison Ranch Tour and Lunch
When: Sunday June 16th at 12:00 noon



Tour from noon to 1 pm and lunch at 1 pm
Where: 5645 E 600 S Wolcottville, IN – 260-854-3297
Cost: $19 per person – rate includes tour, meal, tax and tip
Tickets: We will likely produce tickets based on your registration for this event and the tickets will be in your rally bag


The transportation plan is to travel there on your own or caravan with friends. A map to the ranch will be provided.


LINK to Cook's Bison Ranch Tour and Lunch (//heartlandowners.org/rally/2013/cooks_bison_ranch.pdf) document