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TomMar
06-11-2013, 08:17 PM
Come one - Come all, the South Texas Chapter HOC will have the Fall 2013 rally at the Gulf Coast RV Resort just west of Beaumont Texas in the Ford Entertainment area. Beaumont is located in the Golden triangle of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange and is the home of Lamar University. Museums, Botanical Gardens and even the Spindletop oil gusher that marked the beginning of the oil age. Beaumont is also less than 1 hour from Louisiana making it easy for all of our Louisiana forum members to reach.


Gulf Coast RV Resort is located in the heart of Historical Beaumont, Texas. Experience the hospitality and attractions of beautiful Southeast Texas, combined with the amenities and comforts of the area's most complete RV Resort. The park is located in the Ford Park complex and has a Woodall rating of 5 Stars
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If you are a Heartland owner or a SOB owner all are welcome. Heartland owners also have the opportunity to join the Heartland Owners Club.Please watch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aUxhUj_2jro) the video in this link for more information



5175 Brooks Road, Beaumont, TX 77705

Venue:
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Gulf Coast RV Resort
5175 Brooks Road
Beaumont, TX 77705
Debbie Garrett, 409-842-2285 (tel:409-842-2285)
www.gulfcoastrvresort.com (http://www.gulfcoastrvresort.com)
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee:
WiFi available: Yes
WiFi Fee:


Details:
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From: 10/18/2013 to: 10/20/2013
Number of sites held: 15
Site fee: $$35 per night.
Club Member Event fee: $0
Non-Club Member fee: $20
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 10/19/2013
Potluck time:


AGENDA:


South Texas HOC Rally - Beaumont Texas





















Friday, October 18, 2013






8:00a - 5:00p -
Folks that have not arrived hurry on down












6:30p -
Blue Bell Ice Cream





Welcome all of our old friendsand family and make new friends with new folks















Saturday, October 19, 2013






7:00a - 8:00a
Continental Breakfast provided by the park. Please note this ia a standard function provided to all campers in the park.



















12:30p - 1:30p
Potluck meal. Please note we have had folks request an early meal so they can go across the Sabine river and contribute to the Louisiana casino economy.



















1:30p - 2:00p
Prizes















2:00 - ???

Wii Bowling, and/ or Mexican Train











Sunday, October 20, 2013








Sad day - all our friends and family depart
Travel Safe and we'll see you on the turn-a-round












Contact:
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Event Leader: TomMar(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=3778)


Additional Info:
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1) Tom & Marti, #1195, site #5
2) Edd and Janet, #1134, site #1
3) Jay & Stella, #1017
4) Dave & Nancy, #2225, #6
5) Peg & Mike, #2001
6) Buddy & Maureen, #1449, site #4
7) Dan & Ann, #1858, site #80
8) Mike & Patrice, #1711, site #16
9) Jerry & Diane, #1104, site #77
10) Larry & Mary Ann, #2072, site #2
11) Lin & Deb, #1169, site #79
12) Dick & Gayle, #2509, site #3
13) Terry & Carol, #1004, site #78
14) Bill & Ornell, #1041, site #81
15) Bret & Sandie, #2059, site #8
16) Jim & Sheila Gratz, #1018, site ?
17) Dennis & Joyce, #1405, site ?
18) Kirk & Rhonda, #2530
19) David & Susan, #1238

jassson007
06-11-2013, 11:44 PM
Hey Tom let me check the football schedule, if it is clear we will make it. Will let ya know.

On edit, I just looked and that is a home game so we will miss it...will make spring though unless you are planning on something for the summer? ;)


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TomMar
06-12-2013, 06:26 AM
Andy - Sorry you are going to miss it. Keep trying and we'll get you in here yet. Nothing is planned in the summer . Stay in touch

Tom

Edd and Janet
06-15-2013, 05:03 PM
sign us up! Edd and Janet Sanders

TomMar
06-15-2013, 05:22 PM
Barry -We got y'all down. This longer tow will make up for the short one last time....

Thanks

jayc
06-15-2013, 07:23 PM
Tom, I'm gonna do my best to make it. I'll come in on Monday October 14th thru Monday the 21st. Looking forward to it!

TomMar
06-18-2013, 08:59 AM
I hope it works out and you guys can make it. It would not be a South Texas Rally without you two. I have you on the list.:)

nander
06-21-2013, 04:10 PM
Do we make our own reservation with the park?

thanks,

pegmikef
06-21-2013, 07:16 PM
Hey Tom, Sign us up. I'm not sure of the dates yet as we will probably be coming from the Canton Rally the week before or some intermediate stop. I'll firm them up a little later.
Thanks, Mike

jayc
06-22-2013, 03:12 PM
Hey Mike, we'll be coming down too. Maybe we could travel together on our way south. I'll try to hold the Ram back so you can keep up! LOL

TomMar
06-22-2013, 09:36 PM
Wow - two at a time, Welcome to east texas folks. Dave/Nancy and Peg/Mike, please contact the park and sign up with them. We'll have more detail on activities later. It will be great seeing old friends .

Tom:)

pegmikef
06-23-2013, 08:55 AM
Hey Jay, sounds like a plan, but I don't have the dates firmed up yet. . .

hcriddle
06-26-2013, 10:13 PM
Tom, I thought I had responded while I was in Goshen but I don't see it here. put Maureen and me down. I will contact the park.

TomMar
06-27-2013, 07:00 AM
Tom, I thought I had responded while I was in Goshen but I don't see it here. put Maureen and me down. I will contact the park.

Fantastic Buddy - It will be great to see y'all again. You are on the list.:)

danemayer
07-09-2013, 10:35 AM
Hi Tom,

Dan and Ann Mayer will be attending. Arriving Wednesday 10/16 and departing Sunday 10/20. Reservations were made with Debbie.

TomMar
07-10-2013, 04:57 PM
Hi Tom,

Dan and Ann Mayer will be attending. Arriving Wednesday 10/16 and departing Sunday 10/20. Reservations were made with Debbie.

Dan we have you down. Its great to see Ann in good shape.

Bayouslug
07-14-2013, 11:01 AM
I have a question, do we have to bring our Big Horn rig to the rallies, or can we bring an off brand? We usually set up our Big Horn for hunting season Labor Day and leave through Jan. Don't want to be snubbed! Would like to make the Bmt rally and Canton....Beaumont is our hometown.

TomMar
07-16-2013, 10:16 PM
Ricky - You Jennie and the SOB (Some Other Brand) are welcome. Please contact the park and sign up with them and I will put your name on the list. Its always good to meet new friends. We'll see you there.

LBallard
08-27-2013, 09:20 AM
Debbie and I have reservations. Arrive the 17th and depart on the 20th. HOC # 1169. See everyone on the 17th.

TomMar
08-30-2013, 03:38 PM
Debbie and I have reservations. Arrive the 17th and depart on the 20th. HOC # 1169. See everyone on the 17th.

Lin- Fantastic we have you on the list.

dsavoie
09-04-2013, 10:28 AM
Tom, If there are still spaces available, Gayle and I would like to attend the Beaumont rally. We have missed the rallies for several years and would like to see the old gang again. Dick

Terry H
09-06-2013, 11:44 AM
Terry and Carol Hershberger are coming to the Rally! Will be arriving on Thursday and departing on Sunday.

osims
09-06-2013, 04:38 PM
Tom-please put Ornell and Bill Sims on the list

jayc
09-06-2013, 04:52 PM
Wow, Dick and Gayle, Terry and Carol and now Bill and Ornell! It will be like old times... Looking forward to seeing everyone.

hcriddle
09-06-2013, 06:57 PM
WooHoo!! Bill and Ornell are coming. If we aren't careful this is going to be a blowout party!

TomMar
09-07-2013, 11:48 AM
I'll repeat what Buddy said "woo hoo" what a group. I've got Terry & Carol and Bill & Ornell down. Please make your reservations with the park. I'm going to go get more ice cream...........

Invizatu
09-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Tom... Please add Sandie & me to the list, we will arrive on Thursday the 17th and leave on Sunday the 20th. We have been assigned site number 8.
Thanks
Bret
( HOC member #2059)

TomMar
09-11-2013, 09:23 PM
Bret - We have you down. This rally is really growing, good times will be had. We'll see ya' there

pegmikef
09-14-2013, 11:00 AM
Tom, We're good to go. They gave me site nine arriving 16 Oct and departing 21 Oct. Mike

TomMar
09-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Good deal Mike. I checked with the desk and they had everybody except one person. BTW - that's a pretty nice Big Horn in your signature.

jmgratz
09-22-2013, 10:40 PM
Please put Jim & Sheila Gratz down if you have room. I will call tomorrow to reserve a spot.

TomMar
09-23-2013, 06:00 PM
Please put Jim & Sheila Gratz down if you have room. I will call tomorrow to reserve a spot.

Jim- it would be great to see you and Sheila but we have hit the max the park allowed us. They have a lot of long term folks working on the pipeline. Give them call and see if they have had any other cancellations and can give us one more site. Here's hoping.

jbeletti
09-23-2013, 06:25 PM
Please put Jim & Sheila Gratz down if you have room. I will call tomorrow to reserve a spot.

You gotta get squeezed in there Jim - time to show that new RV!

jmgratz
09-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Will call them tomorrow. It is funny you can stay there 2 days and the third day is free. At $40 a night (their nightly rate) that is $80. Or you can pay their group rate at $35 a night for 3 nights = $105. You do the math. Or you can use your Passport America and stay 50 percent off for 2 nights ($40) and then $40 for the 3rd night is $80. We shall see if they can get us in. We stay there all the time when visiting DW sister.

jayc
09-23-2013, 07:41 PM
I want to see that new San Antonio!

Teeceelou
09-24-2013, 02:50 PM
Mike and I are registered and in Site 16. We will come in Friday morning. See you there!

Patrice and Mike Fogarty #1711
2012 Key Largo

jmgratz
09-24-2013, 03:52 PM
We got registered and plan on being there

jayc
09-24-2013, 06:06 PM
Mike and Patrice & Jim and Sheila, it will be good to see y'all again.

KRCyclone
09-25-2013, 06:44 PM
Reserved our spot yesterday. This will be our first time attending a rally.

TomMar
09-25-2013, 09:31 PM
Kirk & Rhonda - Welcome - it's always nice to meet new friends. I will put your name on the list. I will have an agenda for the rally posted in a couple of days so keep an eye out on this forum.

Kirk I was not able to find a Heartland Owners Club number for you, have you applied for one? You don't have to have one for the rally but it will save you the $20 rally fee. The full membership is $70 for three years and you never have a rally fee, any HOC rally in the country. You also get 10% discount on any parts purchased from the factory. There is also a 1 year temporary membership for $0. Either way I would encourage you to check them out on the Portal page of the forum. We are looking forward to meeting y'all. Travel safe.

KRCyclone
09-26-2013, 07:13 AM
Thanks Tom. Not an HOC member yet. I will get that done in the next day or so. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

jayc
10-13-2013, 05:22 PM
We had to leave Mill Creek a day early, but that gives us another day in Beaumont! We arrived a little while ago and are all set up. There has been a lot of rain here and there is standing water in most sites.

We are spread out in the park but here is the latest list of sites:

1. Sanders
2. Oberbeck
3. Savoie
4. Riddle
5. Mangum
6. Anderson
8. Matthews
9. Fennigan
15. Gratz
23. Young
91. Russell
77. Talley
78. Hershberger
79. Ballard
80. Mayer
81. Sims
82. Coffman
98. Fogarty

TomMar
10-13-2013, 09:10 PM
10-4 on the rain water. We had a pretty strong rain today on the northwest side. Everybody had better stock up on mosquito spray, there will be a new hatch by next weekend.

jmgratz
10-14-2013, 08:02 PM
Mosquitoes almost always bad in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. (Grew up in Port Arthur).

jmgratz
10-18-2013, 07:44 AM
Be on our way to the Rally shortly. A two hour drive to Beaumont. See Yall soon.

danemayer
10-18-2013, 07:53 AM
About 20 of us had a fun pre-rally dinner at Floyd's Cajun Fish and Steakhouse last night.
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hcriddle
10-18-2013, 07:54 AM
Be on our way to the Rally shortly. A two hour drive to Beaumont. See Yall soon.

Drive safe Jim. See you when you get here.

Bayouslug
10-18-2013, 12:27 PM
Is there an itinerary for the rally somewhere. Times, what we need to bring for this evening or tomorrow. This is our hometown, we won't be bringing our rig. Thanks!

danemayer
10-18-2013, 12:30 PM
Is there an itinerary for the rally somewhere. Times, what we need to bring for this evening or tomorrow. This is our hometown, we won't be bringing our rig. Thanks!
Agenda is in Post #1.

Bayouslug
10-18-2013, 12:32 PM
Never mind, I found it!

jmgratz
10-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Hello TomMar. Thanks for a great rally. It was wonderful to see everyone again and meet new folks. Seeing all the different rigs is always fun. Look forward to future events we are able to attend. Thanks again for your hard work. Jay and Stella too. thanks.

nander
10-20-2013, 03:11 PM
Thank you for a great rally! We had fun meeting/making new friends.

jayc
10-20-2013, 03:26 PM
It was good to see several old friends, some that were there for our first rally in 2007, and we made some new friends too! The fun is still going on for a few of us that stayed. Going out to eat later in the afternoon.

KRCyclone
10-20-2013, 04:59 PM
We had a great time. Enjoyed meeting you folks and look forward to the next time we meet up.

TomMar
10-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Well the Beaumont Rally is "in the books". What a ride ! ! Lots of old friends and a few new ones. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you for your help and support with a room too small and unrelenting weather that resulted in an outstanding rally. The HOC family made it happen.:):cool:

danemayer
10-20-2013, 06:24 PM
Almost forgot to post this picture. Peg Finnegan, Jerry and Diane Talley, Larry and Maryann Oberbeck, Ann and Dan Mayer playing Mexican Train Saturday afternoon. Nancy Anderson joined in a little while later.

How many Heartlanders does it take to remember the rules for Mexican Train? Apparently it's one more than we had. We were making up rules as we went along but had a good time anyway. Good thing "She who must not be named" wasn't there.:)
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Invizatu
10-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Had fun... Thanks Tom and Marti.
Made it thru Houston today, Seguin for the night then on to Junction tomorrow.
See ya'll next year! :cool:

hcriddle
10-20-2013, 08:48 PM
Had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones. Bret we hope Sandie is doing better today. If anyone gets out around the Carmine area stop in at the Dixieland Rv Park and say hi. Hopefully the house will be finished in the next year and we will have a couple of full hookups for you to stay with us.

pegmikef
10-23-2013, 01:44 PM
Thanks for a great rally and a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. A lot of them we met at our very first rally in Spring, Texas three years ago.

And a special thanks to Jim who got me to the Ft. Hood area with out ever seeing or encountering any traffic. I was amazed and really learned something about getting around in that area.

jmgratz
10-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Thanks for a great rally and a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. A lot of them we met at our very first rally in Spring, Texas three years ago.

And a special thanks to Jim who got me to the Ft. Hood area with out ever seeing or encountering any traffic. I was amazed and really learned something about getting around in that area.

Hey, glad you made Ft Hood. Running around in the Beaumont/Pt Arthur/Houston/Conroe/Huntsville/Livingston area made me learn alot of backroads (better) roads. Many times the freeway is the long(er) way.