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Old 02-21-2020, 06:11 AM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
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Default Fredericksburg 2020 ... The Hill Country RV Gathering March 27-29

You're on the Good Time Approach to T82 Fredericksburg ... Vectors to Final thence … hold short at the Pagoda Bar!

Here is the short story on this crazy Gathering at T82 March 27,28, & 29 It’s so unorganized, there are only hundreds of things to do …. Or not! We hope to have every spot on the ramp full, and every room has a RV’ator name on it. The weather is dialed in as ….perfect!

Read all this if you have time

The RV Hill Country Gathering is ON but this one is going to be a little different. We planned it for March 27,28,29 with options to come in early on Thursday or stay late to Monday. Unfortunately, we have run into logistics issues with finding a place for group meals and no good way to have any planned larger group activities. We have a LOT of possible individual or small group activities but this time we will have no planned meals or tours. Unlike Petit Jean North, we don’t need a lot of transport and preparation if we aren’t committing for meals and wheels so we decided to go ahead and book the hotel and see who wanted to come. After we checked with last year’s attendees, they spoke up and said pull the trigger and they immediately committed for 30 of 45 available rooms. Sooo … there are at least 10-12 more rooms at the Hangar Hotel available at this point and plenty more close by in town. The Hangar Hotel will be holding those for our RV Gathering 2020 Group until the 26th of this month. After that, they will be open to the public. it’s spring break somewhere

If you want to come join the unplanned fun at Fredericksburg, you need to call the hotel at 830-997-9990 and tell them you are with the group “RV Gathering 2020” and reserve your room with a credit card. First to call gets the rooms.

We think we might have a pizza/beer night Friday on the airport under the stars but nothing is for sure. What is for sure, is that there are literally hundreds of restaurants, shops, eateries, and fun spots in Fredericksburg, and it’s a short three mile UBER or Lyft ride. What we will have is a registration in the terminal, nametags, use of the Officers Club and the Pagoda bar but you have to buy drinks from the hotel. We will have lots of suggested things to do, but you will have to decide after you arrive and transportation will be on your own … but with friends You can share rental cars, vans, Uber or Lyft …. Or just hang out at the hotel. It’s all up to you!

We hope Judie, Alisa, Karen and the boys will be coordinating pizza and beer at the Terminal on Friday night but that might not be much competition for all the great local restaurants. Right now, that will be an easy way for Friday arrivals to hang at the airport and hotel but still have all the options to put on the big feedbag in town if they want to go. Friday night will be casual, local, right there at the hotel, in the Officers Club, at the outside bar, laying on the taxiway,….. RV Easy and right there so you have all the options! That gives you lots of time to plan Saturday, hook up with your RV’ator friends and enjoy your first night at the Hangar Hotel.

1. You can be part of the RV group that stays at the Hangar Hotel if you hurry up Only 45 rooms available! (All are now booked)
2. We can hang out at the Hangar Hotel Officers Club & Pagoda Bar, drink & make merry as long or as little as we like!
3. We can do whatever is cool in Fredericksburg, make the shops, do the Pacific Ware Museum, eat at any of 50 nice restaurants and wineries. Go to Luchenbach, or wherever below!
4. Judie, Karen and Alisa …. our resident hostess’s with the mostess’s will have lots of information on all the local things to do but it’s self directed That means that we point you in the right direction, call you an Uber, and off you go. Go in a group, go as a couple of couples or just your personal couple
5. We/you/all y’all can grab cars, Ubers, Lyfts, etc, share or go single and land at any of the spots that Alisa has scoped out below.
6. And YES … there are some rooms available for Thursday night and Sunday night for those that want to come early or stay late!
7. Should be a great, absolutely no schedule and nothing planned weekend in Fredericksburg! A test of your RV creativity !

It’s going to be different, it’s going to be a lot of fun, and it’s going to be a bunch of RV’s and our RV’ator friends! We’ll be there, hope you will be too!

Judie & Fred Mooney, Dan & Karen Weyant, Alisa & Brian Smith, Bill & JoBeth Schlatterer … and a bunch of other PJ Indians and PJ Repeats!

830-997-9990 • 844-596-2300



Enterprise Car Rental $69 for a mini-van … good rates. 830 792 3530 then 4* for the local office.

Fredericksburg FBO 830 997 3313 supposed to have 6 rental cars

CAMPERS if any Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park

Fredericksburg Happenings and Experiences

Friday March 27
10:30 am - 02:30 pm Boutique Wine Country Experience Tour
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Fredericksburg City Tour
07:30 pm - ??:?? pm Billie Jo LIVE @ Hondo’s on Main

Saturday March 28
07:00 am - 10:00 am Wanderlust Half Marathon 10 K & 5 K 07:30 am -

08:30 am Crush It 5K @ Augusta Vin
08:00 am - 04:00 pm Hill Country Indian Artifact Show
10:30 am - 02:30 pm Boutique Wine Country Experience Tour
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Historic District Narrated Tour
12:00 pm - 03:00 pm Band of Frumpkins @ Hondo’s on Main
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Duke Davis @ Mendelbaum Cellars 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Jilly Zann @ Augusta Vin
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm Fredericksburg City Tour
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Monster Truck Wars
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Art & Vino @ The Yellow Door Studio 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm Paint & Sip @ Real Texas Ranch

Sunday, March 29
10:30 am - 02:30 pm Boutique Wine Country Experience Tour
12:30 pm - ??:?? pm Any Given Sunday Band @ Hondo’s on Main
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Annual Crawfish Boil @ Lost Draw Cellars

For more information on museums, restaurants, and more visit the Fredericksburg Tourism website.
Bill S
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:29 AM
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Judie and Fred are in. We are staying at The Nut Farm, so someone else can have a room at the Hangar Hotel.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:49 AM
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Sounds like a hoot-n-holler. Unfortunately we'll be in the Bahamas on another grand RV adventure.
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Kelli and I will be there. Fredericksburg is always fun, and beautiful!

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Old 02-21-2020, 04:34 PM
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Default Transport ... everywhere

Just a note that the transport at T82 is really easy. It's all Uber and Lyft in 10 minutes and a 3 minute ride to downtown historic Fredericksburg. If you haven't been to the Pacific War Museum, it's really impressive. Many/most will be at the Officers Club or Pagoda Bar at the Hangar Hotel, but there are awesome restaurants just minutes away! Getting a group together is never a problem...Rv'ators love to group, mingle, and share RV'time! We promise there is a new RV friend waiting to meet you at T82!

The FBO usually has 6 cars for rent and Enterprise has a special rate for us as well. I just rented a minivan for $65 a day... sweet!

And does anyone not know how cool the Hangar Hotel is!

Hope to see you at T82. You're cleared for the Good Time Approach !

Courtesy of Fred & Judie, Dan & Karen, and Brian & Alisa ?.. your feet on the tarmac and other PJ Repeats!
Bill S
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:31 PM
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This is the current thread for the 2020 Fredericksburg RV Gathering.

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Old 02-21-2020, 07:37 PM
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Rats! Had to set the March schedule five days ago, gonna miss this. Have fun!
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:36 PM
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Several rooms left at Hangar Hotel. Others available downtown.
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I was a quarter of the way into this description before I realized


Y'all have fun. Maybe next year.
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Originally Posted by texdog View Post
Judie and Fred are in. We are staying at The Nut Farm, so someone else can have a room at the Hangar Hotel.
Always wanted to visit the inmates at the nut farm, maybe this is the opportunity
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