I'm very glad to see yours message here
I have for sometime now, wanted to host a get together at our ranch in South central Washington, and have finally gotten off my duff and gotten a start.
Memorial Weekend, I would like to have any TWr's so inclinded to come out and spend the weekend, or whatever part of it you can manage, with us.
We have some neat riding there and I think it will be a great time of year as the creeks should still be running and the wildflowers out, but not the snakes or skeeters!
So here's the plan. Gate will be open Friday 5/25 through Monday 5/28 and all are welcome. We have ample space for camping and even have a couple rv hookups (power only) one of which is already spoken for by Mrs. Zombiestomper. But we have LOTS of room for plenty of campers, tents, horse trailers, whatever.
I also have some indoor accomodations as I know some don't get along well on the ground. Shoot me a PM and we'll disscuss any particulars you want to work out and don't be shy as I have to make accomodations for myself anyway.
I plan on providing the following:
Water and Tea/Coffee.
Dinner Fri/Sat/Sun nights.
Breakfast Sat/Sun/Mon Mornings.
Light lunch items all days.
You are welcome to bring something too, there will be an extra fridge in the shop.
I will have extra gas/oil on hand as a real town is a 35 mile hump.
Power, water, Port-a-Pot's, firewood etc.
Showers/laundry in the house.
I have the ability to project movies on the side of the barn, so bring your riding video's!
Your family is welcome. Bonus if they ride too. ATV's/other bikes (or mules ) can come as long as someone in the family is on a TW.
Your dogs are welcome as long as they/you realize they don't live there and my dogs do.
What I expect from you:
Sign a release.
Respect my home.
Anyone that doesn't will leave.
What I hope to accomplish:
Meet good folks.
Swap contact info.
See cool mods/farkles.
Learn some new stuff.
I am open to ideas for contest/games. (quickest tire/oil/chain change or maybe a team effort to get a TW over/around/thru/under an obstical)
I would appreciate a head count so we know about grub/accomodations etc, but noone will be turned away for showing up at the last minute. (but you will have to help with the dishes !)
So that's it. Please let me know if you have ideas that will make it a better event. I am pretty sure that we will even have some prizes for different things. (farthest distance, coolest mod, etc)
More info will be provided as my dumb ass thinks of things. Ideas welcome !!
Now that sounds like a lot of fun. I'll mark it down and check with the wife.
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Interesting, very interesting! Not to give away your ranch location, but can you tell me a nearby town or general area? Wife will want to know? Well, I will too, but I can anticipate at least one of her questions.
See? the Location! I knew I was forgetting something . . .
We are about 35 miles SW of Yakima WA. We are about the same W of Toppenish.
Non riding things to do . . .
Heritage museum in Toppenish. Murals in Toppenish. (google it)
Lot's of wineries past Toppenish.
Ft. Simcoe Sate Park. (Hiking distance)
My Wife's crazy Uncle with some World Famous Horses. Really. Her cousin does most of the horse/animal training for the movies for the last 20 years.
Of course if someone is really bored I have about two miles of fence that needs picked up off the ground!!
We are about 3-3.5 hours from Seattle and/or Spokane. We are about 6 from Boise and/or Portland. Anyone that want's the exact address just PM me and I'll send it so you can punch it in your Navi. But if you find Ft. Simcoe State Park on the map, your pretty close.
I hope lot's o' folks can come, and I hope we have a fantastic time!
Here's a little photo teaser to peak your interest in the Rond-e-voo . . . . This is my lovely wife playing in one of the creek crossings.
I believe this was last January, when we were short of snow and were playing with our then new to us TW's!
I will post up a pic now and then so folks can get an idea of the ranch terrain.
Still a ways out and lots of things can change, but me (TW) and the Finance Minister (Wife-ATV) are most likely coming. Georgie plays well with others, but we'll probably leave her home. Unless she pouts uncontrollably. Sounds like it will be a fun time!
Looks like some good terrain. My Dad and I plan on attending with our TWs.
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Admiral, that's great, I know my Wife will be there, and Mrs. Zombiestomper, so your Finance Minister will have some adult company! And I think Georgie should deffinatly come, heck, she probably has more TW miles that most of us on here! Our dogs (Mork and Mindy ) are pretty good hosts.
Rain, Awesome ! Can't wait!
Thanks Bagger...this is all going to be so good. Will have the ZS and DR all gussied up for the festivities and bring the Ginger too!