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Old 03-02-2019, 07:51 AM
BillSchlatterer BillSchlatterer is offline
 
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Smile Petit Jean Spring ... A Hill Country Soriee...Fredericksburg, TX

UPDATE: 3/2/19 as of 6:35 PM There is now one room left at the Hangar Hotel. Several at the Fredericksburg Inn (830) 997-0202 MORE FLY-IN INFO FILE LINK IN POST #17


UPDATE: 3/2/19 4:30 PM (deleted for space) Rooms at the Fredericksburg Inn (830) 997-0202 which is rated as the #2 hotel in Fredericksburg. Many other rooms available in town as well but we just don't have a relationship with them. Because of the easy access to Uber, Lyft, Taxies, etc... we don't think it matters. Book something, register, and plan on seeing a ton of your RV'Ator family in Fredericksburg!



Thanks to Dan & Karen Weyant, Petit Jean Spring is going to happen on Mar 22, 23, & 24 in Fredericksburg, TX Come in early on the 21st if you like! Also big thanks to Judie and Fred Mooney who are on the ground working on it every day! (They live there) This is completely different than Petit Jean on the Mountain but the one thing that never changes …. it’s all about you. It’s the RV Gathering, Shopping, Wine’ing or Beer’ing, Touring or just hanging out! Do it all or don’t do anything except make a friend! We are expecting 150 of your closest RV buddies and we only do this for the fun of the gathering so here we go ………

Petit Jean Spring….the Hill Country Soirée - FredericksBurg Tx. Fredericksburg is home to the Nimitz Pacific War Museum, Lady Bird Johnson Ranch, Luchenbach Ranch, the second largest Wine Tour in the country, and hundreds of unique boutique shops on Historic Main Street as well as the famous Hangar Hotel at T82!

Here’s the deal. It’s a completely impromptu weekend with a furious amount of recent late night planning and phone calls with Dan, Karen, Fred, & Judie! Fredericksburg is a little like Petit Jean Mountain! It’s an amazing place but for completely different reasons! It’s a small town B&B kind of place but we think we have found a way to make it work really well, at least for our RV group. When Dan & Karen Weyant (don’t you love’em) found out we could book a block rooms at various hotels, he locked what he could and then we put out a very mild and limited email to see if we could get any interest in a southern RV easy Petit Jean Spring Weekend in Historic Fredericksburg. One of the blocks is at the Hangar Hotel and one block is at the Fredericksburg Inn. We immediately got reply’s and when we told everyone what we had in mind, they ( you RV zealots �� immediately called direct and confirmed a bunch of rooms for the weekend. Everyone has heard of the Hangar Hotel and the response was quick for that one. We don’t have the kind of relationships with these hotels as we do on the Mountain so we’re learning the ropes on how to work an event there.

We THINK there may be some rooms at the Hangar Hotel that are or will open with their normal cancellations but you have to call them. We know folks are booked but not sure exactly who or how many! We KNOW there are at least 20 rooms at the Fredericksburg Inn as of tonight and it’s a great place just a block off Main Street. The good news is that we think there are a lot of nice B&Bs and local hotels also available for one or several couples but you have to look them up yourself. See Housing information below! We don’t have the same relationship with them as we do the RCC so it really is kind of first come and first serve. Between the two hotels, we are expecting 60 – XXX airplanes and just like PJ North, it’s almost exclusively couples! Suggest you book it now, tonight, early morning, ASAP :--)

So the cool thing about this trip is that any hotel around Main Street should work fine as well because all of our activities will be at the Airport or on Main Street. We will have rent cars at the airport, uber, lyft, and taxies galore so no real need to think that you just have to be somewhere. Just find a room and get to town and you’re sure to have a great weekend in Historic Fredericksburg.

Here are the two hotels that are working with us but anywhere in town will be fun! The Group ID is Petit Jean Spring Fredericksburg Inn & Suites (830) 997-0202 or the Hangar Hotel @ T82 http://www.hangarhotel.com/ (830) 997-9990

No matter where you book, please, please …. After you get your rooms booked … we need you to complete the OnLine Registration

OnLine Registration / Survey Click Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNZKQVK

There is a lot of detail on tours, hotels, websites but DARN….. Doug has us limited to 16,000 words or so. Please send me an email for full details…. It’s long but that’s because there is SOOOOO much to do. Holler at: BillSchlatterer@sbcglobal.net

For now, book a room, fill out the OnLine Registration link, and mark off the weekend for a great Hill Country RV Gathering. Plan to arrive at T82 before lunch on Friday! Expect the OnLine Registration to sign up for tours and meals later this weekend/ Here is what we are thinking on the agenda but Karen hasn’t weighed in so it could change in a minute! She’s a whirlwind …. :--) !
  • Arrive before lunch Friday. Taxi over and register in the hotel. Think about lunch at the hotel or after you head toward Main Street in Historic Fredericksburg!
  • Meet friends in the Hangar Hotel bar and talk about where to go and what to do after lunch! We will have lots of info before then but know that Main Street is the place to be. Shopping, Breweries, Wineries, Museums, and just plain old hanging out places.
  • Go to Main Street and have a leisurely afternoon walking with friends. We will think of some way to identify RV’ators from a distance. Probably carry a helium balloon on a string …. Kidding :--)
  • Maybe tour a couple of museums, maybe do the Nimitz, maybe just taste wine all day and then uber back … kinda like PJ North :--)
  • Get a bike and cycle the town! Not me…. You do that :--)
  • Come back about 5-6 hit the bar and relax, it’s a cool fun place!
  • Friday Evening ….. Group Cocktail Party with Heavy Hors’dourves at the EAA Hangar and Party Room …. You know … our usual kind of unusual RV Gathering place with booze and possibly music! Costs are shown below. Expect to pay for meals, and tours but no other fees! No raffles, no door prizes, no Bill & Jerry show :--) but no registration fees either.
  • Wander the ramp after dinner, relax, and mingle or go downtown to Main Street.
  • Saturday Breakfast at 7:00 at the Hotel (Included with the rooms)
  • MORNING BUS TOUR … this is going to be GREAT! It will take in the Lady Bird Johnson Ranch/Museum, Wild Seeds, Luchenbach, and a winery or two and end up back on Main Street for lunch and then the Nimitz Museum and more! $35 a head, leaves from the Hangar Hotel but will stop on Main Street and pick up folks there. LIMITED TO FIRST FIFTY TO SIGN UP ON LINE but we’ll figure it out if more want on the bus. (If you have a rental car, you could just follow along…it’s all up to you)
  • Afternoon is free to wander Main Street and tour the Nimitz Pacific War Museum ….what a great place and it’s just off Main Street. OR …
  • Shop ‘till ya drop! Tons of artsy-fartsy shops, antique shops, clothes, jewelry, you name it. This place is great! Corner Breweries for the guys!
  • Saturday Group Dinner will be at the EAA Hangar at the airport and will be some great Texas BBQ and cold beer & wine! You could also do a group on your own at various restaurants. Still working on it.
  • Sunday Breakfast at the hotels, or whenever, with whoever, then do whatever, eat however, then take a last trip down Main Street, or a last tour.
  • Lunch on Main Street or at the HH, say so long to your friends until Petit Jean 2019 … the Gathering on the Mountain and leave on your own schedule ….
Yup you got it…another Petit Jean Style RV Easy weekend … The Hill Country Gathering !

[color="Blue"][size="4"][b][i]See you at T82
Dan, & Karen, Fred & Judie, and Bill ( PJ Tx Indians )


Lots more information available but no room to send it. Email at: Billschlatterer@sbcglobal.net
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Just a sampling of things to come:

Nimitz Pacific War Museum …. This the National Pacific War Museum. It’s a huge opportunity! I’m told you can easily spend a whole day here. Best news for the guys is that it is on Main Street where the shopping is best so you can let the ladies shop and the guys can drop…over to the Nimitz pacific War Museum. http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/

Winery Tours …. I didn’t know this! WOW…Fredericksburg has the second most popular Winery Tour in the United States, right after NAPA Valley!

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Old 03-02-2019, 09:04 AM
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I would be interested to know who is attending.

Sandy and plan to arrive Thursday weather permitting.

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Old 03-02-2019, 11:13 AM
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We think camping is available. We currently have close to 50 airplanes with rooms booked. All the usuals attending. Will try to figure out name list.
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:36 PM
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Thumbs up Camp sites at Lady Bird RV Park

This is a link to the campground. Judie and Fred are on the ground checking to see if we can access through the airport fence or have to drive around the corner. Either way that should be doable. We did find out that there are showers and restrooms in the primitive area. You can see them in the picture just by the road.


http://fbgtx.org/343/Lady-Bird-Johnson-RV-Park




Looks like it can be done pretty easy even if we have to run folks around on the street. They call this the "Primitive Campground" next to the RV Drive in campground but they haven't seen some of our RV'ator Camping


Instead of hiking the trails, we'll be staggering the streets. They say the Brewery's are great and walking the street with a glass is the standard of the day! My kind of place
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Old 03-02-2019, 04:33 PM
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Thumbs up Camping

We can't cross the runway, but I think I can use my ATV to pick folks up and go around.
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:39 PM
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Default Wine tours

For those who really want a great wine tour I would recommend Texas Wine Tours. If possible I would ask for Jerry Fischer (my brother in law). Awesome story teller and knows his wines. He may claim not to know me

Fredricksburgtexaswinetours.net
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:10 PM
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Luke, that means you are going to bring some of that great wine to the Formation Clinic next month for sure That should smooth out some of the jitters

Thanks for all that formation coaching years ago. You allowed me to rise to the level of my incompetence

C U up close!

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Old 03-02-2019, 08:11 PM
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Smile Fredericksburg

It's a great place for the ladies. I've been involved in several events here in the last 19 years and they have all been great fun. A lot of folks always want to come back. It isn't Petit Jean, but Fredericksburg is a really good destination.
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Old 03-03-2019, 01:17 PM
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Karen and I will be flying and driving up Thursday sometime.

Tons of things to do in Fredericksburg. Lots of shopping, wineries, a couple breweries, and now a couple distilleries in the area!

Look forward to seeing a lot of folks!

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Smile Fredericksburg weather

It is Texas and anything could happen. The average temperature for August 22, 23, and 24 is high 72 and the low is 46. Perfect for a fly in.
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