View Full Version : Spring 2017 New Mexico Rally Plans!

05-23-2016, 10:03 PM
Hello All!

Shelley and I just returned from a glorious 5 days in Ruidoso, NM! We've been out scouting RV resorts for a possible site for our 2017 Spring Rally and we've found some jewels!

Please chime in and let us know what you think about Ruidoso as the location for a Spring Rally. We are thinking of a time frame of sometime during the first 2 weeks of May, 2017 (if that fits in the HOC plans and with YOUR plans!). The reason for those dates in Ruidoso is that the third week of May is BIKE WEEK and of course the 4th week is Memorial Day. We really would appreciate your feedback/suggestions on what you think of the location, time frame and activities.

Some events we are thinking of are:
1) First night (Thursday): Mexican Pile-On provided by your Chapter Leaders for a nice, easy meal for the Meet & Greet, followed by games (Mexican Train, Golf card game, etc.)

2) 2nd night (Friday).....: Caravan to Dinner at the Inn of the Mountain Gods "Gathering of the Nations Buffet" (http://innofthemountaingods.com/dining/gathering-of-nations-buffet/). Friday night is the Seafood Special (Seniors 55 and older $20.99, non-seniors is $24.99). Followed by free time at the Casino or see a show at Club 49 in the Casino (http://innofthemountaingods.com/entertainment/club-49/).

*NOTE* If you want to do the buffet on Saturday, it is not a seafood buffet (regular buffet) and the price is $16.99 Seniors/$18.99 non-seniors. If this is the consensus, we'll swap Saturday night activities to Friday and move the buffet outing to Saturday.

3) 3rd night (Saturday)..: Potluck dinner/desserts followed by Dance and Karaoke with music provided by DJ at the RV park meeting room. We'll play "Steal-A-Gift" and have a prize drawing, as well as a 50-50 raffle (proceeds split evenly between the winner and your NM club to help pay for future events).

4) Sunday - Depart for home or next destination

We are excited and look forward to keeping our New Mexico chapter growing and having fun!
Please chime in with your feedback and suggestions!
Howard & Shelley

05-23-2016, 10:05 PM
I hope we can figure out how to come! Second weekend works better for us, but it's also Mother's Day weekend. Don't know if that's a deal-breaker for some.

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05-24-2016, 01:04 AM
Howard & Shelley:

Sounds great as you start moving along the NM Activities.
I think May would be a great month and the Mountain area should have really nice weather..
Activities listed are wonderful and you should have a lot of support for this Rally.

05-28-2016, 07:30 AM
Ruidoso is a fun place to visit, lots to see & do. Sounds like ya'll have a great Rally planned... It's on my radar!!!

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05-30-2016, 10:02 PM
Howard & Shelley,

Congrats on your new role in the Heartland Community.
Ditto with TravelTiger's comment about Mother's Day weekend...you just never know what the turnout might be when it comes to a popular family holiday. Colorado's spring rallies started after Mother's Day but then that had to do with our weather as well. Your ideas/itinerary look like a fun time:)

Have fun with it,

06-19-2016, 07:36 PM
Thanks Monica! Looking forward to seeing you and Don again soon!
Howard & Shelley