March 2020 Campout Report

Bedrock RV
Grand Saline, TX
March 13 – 15
By Brenda Bean

Hello Texas Travelers,

We had a great weekend camping at Grand Saline, we had 8 rigs and 3 drive ins, attending were:

Johnny and Brenda – hosts
Jay and Gloria
Rick and Jan
Lou and Wayne
Jim and  Darlene
Carol and Norm
Ty and Delores –  suite at Bedrock

Darla and Scott – drive in
Bud and Elaine  – drive in
Bob and Shiryl   -drive in

Gloria, Wayne and Lou had blue shirts for anyone that needed them, as well as  lanyards and patches. It was exciting to see folks wear the shirts all weekend…. I think we like them!

Also, Norm designed and ordered business cards and everyone was encouraged to take some and hand them out as you see fit.

Thursday evening we traveled to Winnsboro Tx to Tino V’s Mexican Restaurant. Gloria was checking out a singer for the September Mini Rally.  Janet Adams was great! She sings country, gospel and loud!

Friday evening, Texas Travelers and Frontier, there were 28 of us, had dinner at The Lumberyard in Edgewood.   We had a back room to ourselves and excellent service.

Several folks ask about our matching shirts and were given our TT cards!

Saturday evening we had a pot luck meal, the hall was decorated for St Patrick’s day until someone ( Johnny Bean)  bought red solo cups instead of clear and suddenly we flashed RIGHT BACK to Christmas.  When asked WHY he bought those red cups he responded “Red was cheaper than the clear cups.” Well, there you have it!

Of course we had GAMES! Delores brought Farkle and that’s fun! Big winners were Delores (she kept score) and Norm.  Not sure who won at Joker, but I’m sure they won fair and square,

Jay Delmar did and excellent job with the devolution Sunday morning. His text was from John 11 about  Lazarus.


Brenda Bean

February 2020 Campout Report

Choctaw KOA
Durant, OK
February 7 – 9 2020
By: Darla Lyles

All you need is love, isn’t that how the song goes? Even with the weather not being so lovely Wednesday, causing angst amongst us campers, Jay and Gloria Delmar and Wayne and Lou Brush ventured out Thursday morning. Scott and Darla Lyles ventured out Friday afternoon as did Nola Schrum, a visitor. We had 10 rigs together with Frontier and the KOA allowed us to use their lovely clubhouse. The weather also proved lovely, with temps reaching into the mid-60’s on Saturday.

Jay and Gloria brought deer chili and all the fixins for dinner Thursday night. And, as I understand it, there was an incident with Jay’s most prized hat.

We all gathered for dinner at Naifeh’s Friday night and had a lovely time. Then we headed back to Choctaw for card games, visiting and chocolate.

Jim and Darlene Beasley, Lucille Bean, Norm and Carol Fitzgerald, Patsy and Larry Irby, and Mike and Sharon McCullough all arrived Saturday morning. We had our meeting and celebrated Patsy Irby and Mike McCullough’s birthdays and Larry and Patsy Irby’s anniversary with three lovely desserts—a white ice cream cake with chocolate ice cream; a chocolate cookie with vanilla ice cream and a sugar free chocolate loaf with sugar-free ice cream. Then we played card games, Joker, visited, and ate various snacks. Later on, the hall was decorated and Frontier served grilled chicken and baked potatoes. There were lots of yummy sides and lovely desserts. After dinner, us friends played a few rousing games of Valentine Bingo until the fabulous prizes were gone! Kudos to Gloria! (Just for the record, all prizes under $5).

Sunday morning Jay Delmar brought our devotional from Hebrews on God’s promises, hope and love. Jay and Gloria and Wayne and Lou went to breakfast at Choctaw and just as breakfast arrived, our visitor, Nola Schrum needed some help. She experienced car trouble and Wayne called a tow truck for her making sure the tow truck arrived before hanging up. Nola, her SUV and her camper were safely transported off the roadway and taken to their needed destinations. Thank you Wayne for your assistance and eating a cold breakfast! It must have been Wayne’s day because the shuttle ride from the Casino to the campground proved to be, well, weird. The story might just be an opening for the next meeting!

It was a fun weekend! We will be camping March 11-15 at Bedrock, Grand Saline. See ya there!

Happy Trails!

January 2020 Report

The January camp-out was canceled this year. However, we did get together for dinner and a business meeting, at Siciliano’s A Taste of Italy in Garland. In attendance were: Wayne & Lou Brush, Rick King, Jay & Gloria Delmar, Johnny & Brenda Bean, Scott & Darla Lyles, Vaugn & Janie Linders, Norm & Carol Fitzgerald, AC & Jo Ellen Blair, Larry & Patsy Irby, Lucille  Bean, Mildred Pittman and Bob & Wanda Price.

We voted to change the name of the chapter to “Texas Travelers”. We also voted to adopt light blue chambray  shirts and to order new badges with a blue background and white front along with blue lanyards. Each member will purchase their own shirt. Gloria Delmar will order the new badges. Norm Fitzgerald will create a new website and submit suggestions for a new logo. We will vote on the new logo at the February meeting.