EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: CO, Buena Vista - 5/12/2016 to 5/15/2016

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Retired Colorado Chapter Leaders


  • From: 5/12/2016 to: 5/15/2016
  • Number of sites held: 15
  • Register by end of day 4/12/2016
  • Site fee: $$44.10 plus tax per night.
  • Club Member Event fee: 0
  • Non-Club Member fee: $20
  • Potluck: Yes
  • Potluck date: 5/13/2016
  • Potluck time: 6:30 PM

  • Event Leader: gwalter(click to contact)

Additional Info:
Cash or Credit Card Accepted (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover)
Rate per night based on 2 people: $44.10 plus tax (reflects 10% discount)

Each member will need to call Arrowhead Point Campground between Jan. 1, 2016 and April 12, 2016 to reserve a site with their credit card number as guarantee. Please ask for Cathy and mention CO Heartland Owners Club when booking. Please let me know your site # and arrival and departure dates once you have it.

Once a site is reserved by an individual group member, the guest must call 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid any charges. If cancellation is less than 72 hours, the guest will be responsible for charges equaling one night stay. If there is a family emergency we will gladly waive all charges.

Campground is located off US Hwy 24, 5 miles north of Buena Vista. Other amenities include cable TV, camp store, firewood, propane, Cyber Buzz Espresso Bar, laundry facilities, volleyball/horseshoe pits, & badminton.
FREE shuttle to and from the river when you book your group rafting adventure with us! If you would like to take in the scenery by horseback, jeep tour or bike tour, we can organize that for you as well.


We will have several raffles during the rally. One is a 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle and we will also be selling raffle tickets every day for a Propane Campfire Ring and 20 lb Propane Tank. (A big thank you goes to Donnie Wagner, GM of the Golden Camping World for the donation of our Campfire Ring and Tank.)
We have been able to add another raffle prize thanks to ORIGEN RV Accessories. They have donated a set of SnapPads for the rally to use as a raffle prize. A big thank you to them also. Winners of both will be announced Sat. evening after the Steal A Gift.

Thurs. May 12: Snack Pot Luck Meet and Greet in Rec Room or Pavillion 6:00-8:00pm. We will try something new for our first evening. We are asking each rig to bring a snack type food item to the Meet and Greet as well as your own beverage. Linda and I will furnish Lil Smokies in BBQ sauce and plates and forks. This will not be a meal but a time to visit, snack, and get to know everyone.

Campfires each evening. Bring your own beverage and tall tales to share. (John D may have some from the Tucson Rally)

Coffee each morning 8:30-9:30

Fri. May 13:
4:00 PM Co-Op Poker Run: Discussion at the Meet & Greet was to make this a cooperative effort to include snacks at each of the 7 host trailers. We will need 7 volunteer host trailers. The suggestion was to have the host trailer couple pair with another couple to provide a snack at each site.
Details will follow as further plans are made.

Host Trailers:
1. John & Kathy/Don & Monica
2. Mike & Anna/Bill & DeAnna
3. Lou & Bette/Dan & Ann
4. Ronn & Sarah/
5. Susan & Mark/
7. Gregg & Linda/Darren & Pam (this will be where the poker run ends).

Sat. May. 14: 8:30 AM Breakfast provided by the chapter.

Menu: Pancakes, Bacon, and Sausage will be provided by the chapter. We will need volunteers to furnish syrup, butter, and orange juice. (Please sign up below) Please bring your own table service & plates.

Don & Monica, Bruce & Kathy, and Ronn & Sarah will bring their griddles to assist in the cooking. (Thank you!)

Syrup-3 bottles:1. Lou & Marilyn 2. Jon & Kathy (2)

Butter/Margarine-2 lbs: 1.Lou & Marilyn 2.Lou & Bette

Orange Juice: 1.Pam/Darren 2.Lou & Bette 3. Dave & Sue

Cooking specialist volunteers are also welcome to help with the Bacon/Sausage!

Potluck @ 6:30 PM "Traditional Pot Luck" with members bringing one dish per rig to serve 6-8 in any of the 4 categories.

(SIGN UP FOR DISH BELOW) Please bring your own table service & plates.

Steal a Gift After the Potluck: Each Rig or each person, "your choice" Bring a unwrapped gift valued between $10-15. This does not have to be RV related. Each gift will receive one ticket for this game evening. After all tickets have been drawn and all the gifts taken or stolen, we will draw one extra number who will have the final STEAL of the evening....Take any gift that has been issued for the evening in exchange for the one you have in your possession.

Raffle and Split the Pot winners announced on Sat. evening. (We will need pictures of each of the Raffle Winners.)

Sun. May. 15: TBD


Possible carpool trip to Leadville one day to visit the National Mining Hall of Fame. The reviews are great and it is quite an impressive looking facility.

The National Mining Hall of Fame is a museum located in Leadville, Colorado, USA, dedicated to commemorating the work of miners and people that work with natural resources. It has been called the Smithsonian of the Rockies. http://mininghalloffame.org

**other activities are in the planning stages and will be added to this event page as soon as they have been finalized.


Gregg & Linda W, site 34. Silverado
Don & Monica A. Site 33. Bighorn
Garry G, Sundance. BW
Darren & Pam D. Bighorn
John & Kathy D. Prowler
Mike & Anna M. Site 2. Oakmont
Dave & Sue C. Sundance
Bill & DeAnna H. Site 5. Wilderness
Derald & Sue K. Site 1. Big Country
Lou & Bette D. Site 28. Bighorn
Mike & Vickie W. Bighorn
Lou L & Marilyn W. Bighorn
John & Domi C. Site 32. North Trail
Ronn & Sarah G. Landmark
Bill & Ingrid E. Bighorn
Bruce & Kathy T. North Trail
Mark & Susan B. Cyclone
Dan & Ann M. Landmark

* Reservations made per Cathy as of 4/20

Meat Dish:
1. Baked Spaghetti-Gregg & Linda
2. Polish Sausage Steamed in Beer- Lou & Bette
3. Tator Tot Casserole--Lou & Marilyn
4. Crock Pot Lasagna --John & Kathy
5. Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Pork Loin--Domi & John
Potato or Vegetable :
1.Homemade Creamed Corn-Monica & Don
2. Susan & Mark-
3. Dan & Ann- Red Potato & Green Bean dish
1.Green Salad--Mike & Anna
2. Salad--Ronn & Sarah
3. Salad--Bruce & Kathy
4. Salad--Ingrid & Bill + 2 Pugs
1. Grandma's Prized Cheesecake-Garry
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies-DeAnna
3. Mystery Dessert-Pam
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Derald and Sue Keetch will be there. In the 11th out the 16th. We will bring peppers and onions for the omelettes.


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Bette and I plan on attending,staying 9-16 May. We will bring sliced Mushrooms for the omelettes. Looking forward to meeting everyone. We would like to hear some suggestions on what to see and do in Colorado, we have at least a month to spend in Colorado. I think we want to stay a week in the Colorado Springs area and thought about staying at the military campground there but the information I get is they inspect inside and outside of RV and have a strict "no weapons" policy without storage facilities so I guess we'll need a civilian campground in the area.


Mountain Region Director-Retired
Lou & Bette:

The military camp next to Ft Carson appears to be dry camping only when I checked it out last summer. The AF Academy has a beautiful RV Resort and I would highly recommend it.
Also when in the Springs area, my favorite spot is Mountaindale RV...super spot and the Colo Chapter has this on their Rally list..You might check as Ft Carson may have an RV site on base.
  • Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort
  • 2000 Barrett Rd
  • Colorado Springs, CO 80926
  • 719-576-0619


Moved on to the next thing...
As Garry said . . . Mountaindale is awesome!

Not too far down the road (about 2 hours pulling a trailer) near Canon City is the Royal Gorge.

Our favorite campground there is the Royal View Campground, which has an awesome view of the Royal Gorge Bridge from just about every campsite!

Here are some photos (first shot from our camp site):

RoyalGorgeBridgeCampsight-P1060982.jpg RoyalGorgeBridgeSign-P1060822.jpg RoyalGorgeCableCar-P1060849.jpg RoyalGorgeBridgeFromCableCar-P1060865.jpg RoyalGorgeBridgeCloseup-P1060858.jpg RoyalGorgeBridgeTrain-P1060853.jpg RoyalGorgeHelicopter-P1060839.jpg RoyalGorgeBridge-P1060810.jpg RoyalGorge-P1060966.jpg RoyalGorgeHikeTrain2010-P8156971.jpg

More later about other stuff in Colorado!


Retired Colorado Chapter Leaders
Welcome to the CO group. Let me know when you get your site reserved after January 1.



Retired Colorado Chapter Leaders
This is just a reminder if you have signed up to attend this rally. The reservation window is from Jan.1, 2016 to April 12th. When you have your reservations set, please let me know your site number and arrival and departure dates. Ask for Cathy when you call Arrowhead Point. Phone 719-395-2323

We still have sites open for anyone else wishing to attend. Looking forward to seeing all of you there.



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We are going to make reservations tomorrow and are planning on attending.

What is an Omelette in a bag?

This will be our first rally so be nice.

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