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JANUARY 2019

  • WHAT:  Club Luncheon
  • WHEN:  Saturday, January 12;  noon – 2 pm
  • LOCATION:  Sullivan’s Fine Dining
    7545 S. Northshore Dr
    Knoxville

    (map)

  • HOST:  Nancy Jones
  • RSVP:  by Monday, January 7 to Nancy (C) 865-659-5159; nancyjjones@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 2019

  • WHAT:  Unit Luncheon
  • WHEN:  Saturday, February 9;  11:30 – 1:30
  • LOCATION:  Casa Don Gallo
    (on Northshore Drive west of the Concord Rd roundabout and right before the Choto Rd roundabout.  Not the one close to Morrell Rd.)
    1600 Choto Markets Way, Knoxville, TN 37922
  • (directions/map)
  • HOST:  Teresa Herrmann
  • RSVP:  Teresa (C) 865-437-9038;  tmaemoore@gmail.com

MARCH

Luncheon & Spring Opener

  • WHAT:  Unit Luncheon & Overnight
  • WHEN:  Saturday, March 9 Noon – 2:00
  • LOCATION:  Mammie Carlotta’s Tea Room at the Chattanooga Mercantile
    6725 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge TN 37412
    CHATTANOOGA AREA
    423-269-7869
  • MENU:  For faster service and a unique experience: Enjoy a Sampler Plate consisting of Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese, Quiche ( of the day ), Cranberry Salad, Crossiant, Crackers, a Dessert ( you choose ), Appetizer, Biscuit w/butter and Tea or any Cold drink product for $23.00 (this is specially discounted: save $6.00 plus taxes & gratuity included)
    OR order off the menu (tax/gratuity extra) (menu)
  • CAMPING OPTIONS:  If this is too far for a day trip, consider camping at the following:
    • Chattanooga Mercantile (dry camp);  FREE
    • Camp Jordan 423-490-0078  $20 E/W and dump station on site
    • Camping World  423-892-8275  $22 (30 amp);  $24 (50 amp)
    • More questions, contact Ken Simmons
  • HOST:  Ken and Wanda Simmons
  • RSVPby March 1st (acceptances only);  Wanda (c) 423-718-5047  email:  zcarsrule@live.com
  • QUESTIONS:  Call Ken (no text) 423-605-7308

APRIL

Tennessee State Rally

  • WHAT:  Tennessee State Rally
    • HOST CLUBs 2019: Music City Airstream Club & East Tennessee Airstream Club
    • West Tennessee Airstream Club
  • WHEN:  April 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday) Last weekend in April
  • RALLY COST:  $50/person ($100/couple) for food and entertainment
  • WHERE:
  • CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS:
    • $20/nt – FULL HOOKUP
    • CALL:  727-545-8606 Madlyn Grady, TCPC campsite host.  Make your reservations anytime.
  • SCHEDULE / ACTIVITIES:
    • Detailed Schedule (revised 3/5/19)  (.pdf)
    • Golf
    • Guest Speaker:  Jim Johnson (Music City Airstream Club member) will talk about the history of the Cumberland Trail (website)– a linear park.  Jim is a board member of the Cumberland Trail Association, which has its headquarters in Crossville.  On Saturday, he will lead our group on a hike on a nearby section of the Cumberland Trail.
    • Hike on the Cumberland Trail
    • Seminar on Tires
    • Craft Project:  Barnwood lights.  click to see photo and details ($5.00 each; you can make more than one)
    • Movie Night:  Secretariat (this Triple Crown winning racehorse was born on the farm where the 62nd International Rally is taking place in Doswell VA.  Still time to register.  See website.
    • Flea Market (bring your stuff to sell)
    • Entertainment on Saturday night (TBD)
  • REGISTRATION:
  • CONTACT for QUESTIONS:
    • Jim Lee, President of Music City Airstream Club 931-652-9230; email: jhlee@mindspring.com

MAY

Moonbow Show-Biz Rally

  • WHAT:  Club / Business Rally
  • WHEN:  May 16-19 (Thursday – Sunday)
  • WHERE: 
    • Kentucky Splash Waterpark & Cumberland Falls State Park
    • Williamsburg, KY
    • (website)
  • BASIC RALLY COST:  TBD
  • CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS:  
    • Kentucky Splash Waterpark Campground
    • (website)
    • $40/nt full hookup (includes tax)
    • Call:  606-215-0973 (personal cell) or 606-549-6045
    • A block of campsites have been set aside for our rally under Angie Carr’s name.  Call to reserve your site in our block.
  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
    • Thursday
    • Friday:
      • Dinner:  Cumberland Falls State Park (private dining room)
      • Evening:  Presentation on how to professionally photo shoot a moonbow at night.  Followed by a private tour of Cumberland Falls to catch the famous “moonbow” and photograph it.
    • Saturday:
      • Train ride to Blue Heron Mine Community (website);  Explore abandoned mine community and listen to the recorded stories from the community members themselves.  OR hike the extensive loop trail at the mine.
      • Dinner:  Fish Fry by Angi’s parents.  Bring potluck sides.
  • HOSTS:  Angi & Jeff Carr
  • RSVP:  Angi Carr (c) 606-521-6536; email:  darthangi@yahoo.com

JUNE

Boondocking By the Lake

  • WHAT:  Club Rally
  • WHEN:  June 6-9, 2019 (Thursday – Sunday)
  • RALLY COST: (NEW) $10/rig (pay when you arrive)
  • WHERE:  Little Oak Campground (Holston Lake, Cherokee National Forest)
    1051 Little Oak Rd.
    Bristol, TN  37620
    (map)
  • DIRECTIONS:  (DO NOT come in from Elizabethton — gravel roads.)  INSTEAD:
    • follow I-81 to exit 69 TN-394 E through Blountville.
    • Merge onto TN-394 E
    • Turn right onto US-421 S / Carl Moore Pkwy
    • Turn right onto Camp Tom Howard Rd. in Sullivan County
    • Turn left onto Big Creek Rd.
    • Turn right onto Little Oak Rd.
  • NOTE: (It is 22.6 miles from Bristol – 41 minutes).  Bring everything you need as there is nothing close.
  • CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS:
    • $12/nt or $6/nt with Senior Interagency Pass
    • Recreation.gov
    • 423-735-1500 (M-F 8-4:30)
    • Shower houses are new and clean.
    • Poplar Loop – Reserve EARLY as school will be out and they fill up fast.  The hosts, the Johnson’s, are in # 68.  All sites are great EXCEPT for 50, 52, 53, 54.  If full, other loops are equally as nice.
  • ACTIVITIES:  This is a get-away rally to experience nature, refine your dry camping skills, and enjoy your Airstreams!  You’ll have lots of free time to cook your own meals, relax, and explore.  The picture shows the view from your Airstream from most sites.
    • Fishing Seminar. Gary Dawn will talk about fishing for blue gill, which is what you can catch from the shore at Holston Lake.  He & Kathy are experienced fishermen, having caught and canned Salmon in AK and mountain steam trout.  Bill Kelly will talk about making fishing rods.
    • Boondocking 101 Seminar.  Sharing session for tips on dry camping.  Show and tell (water-saving shower heads, generators, cooking tips etc.)
    • NEW: Full-Timing Seminar.  Bill Kelly will share his experiences full-timing and give details on how to make it work.
    • NEW:  Lumberjack Breakfast:  Paul Singley & Patricia Daugherty will give us the experience of a lumberjack breakfast, complete with sourdough pancakes, eggs, bacon, and homemade sweet buns in a dutch oven.  They have all the gear.  We will just pitch in and learn how to cook for a group while boondocking.
  • SCHEDULE:
    • Thursday:  6:00 Pot luck dinner – bring a side/dessert to share.  Meat provided by club.  Followed by campfire & sharing boondocking tips.
    • Friday:
      • Breakfast & Lunch on your own.
      • Seminars.
      • 6:00  Dinner*.  We will eat together but bring all your own individual food.  No group pot luck.  Open grill where you can grill your own meat/veggies.  Followed by campfire.
    • Saturday:
      • 9:00 Lumberjack Breakfast
      • Free day.  Relax or… tour Bristol Motor Speedway, bike the Virginia Creeper Trail (rent a bike and get shuttled to the top and bike 18 miles all downhill), shop/antique/dine in Abingdon VA, Country Music Hall of Fame in Bristol.
      • Lunch & Dinner on your own.
      • Evening campfire.  Evening treat provided by club.
  • WHAT to BRING:
    • FOOD:
      • Pot Luck to share for Thursday dinner.
      • On your own:  Two breakfasts / two lunches / two dinners (see below)
      • *Friday Shared grill gathering:  you provide your own individual dinners, but a grill is provided for you to grill your own meat.
    • Full fresh water tank, or fill up once you get there at the dump station.
    • Generator, if you have one.  Borrow one of ours if you don’t.  Newbies learn how to use a generator and try different ones before you buy.
    • Fishing pole, worms (for blue gill), and Tennessee fishing license, if interested.
    • Games, kayaks, canoes, bikes.  Lots of level, paved roads to bike ride.
  • HOSTS:  Jim & Mary Johnson
  • RSVP:  Mary text or call (c) 937-974-5539 or HoppyHiker@gmail.com
    • Give me your campsite # & number of people coming.

JULY

WBCCI International Rally
July 20-27, 2019
13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA

Held at The Meadow Event Park, it is the home of thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat who was born there in 1970.  Thre years later, he blazed his way into Triple Crown history.  Since then, The Meadow has been transformed from a 331-acre family farm into the home of the State Fair of Virginia and othernotable events.

RSVP to Mary Johnson at HoppyHiker@gmail.com if you are going.  Make reservations at doswell.wbcci.net


AUGUST

Unit Rally  You can make reservations NOW.  Sites are going fast.  Rally details coming.

  • WHAT: Club Rally
  • WHEN:  August 22-25 (Thursday-Sunday)
  • WHERE:  TBD
  • BASIC RALLY COST:  TBD
  • CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS: 
    • $45-$50/nt Full Hookup, depending upon whether you are on the river or not (less 10% group discount – ask for this)
    • $37/nt Partial Hookup (less 10% group discount – ask for this)
    • Mountaineer Campground  (on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies)
      8451 State HWY 73
      Townsend, TN 37882
    • When making reservations: Tell them you are “with the Herrmann’s for the Airstream group
    • website
    • (865) 448-6421
    • email: mtneercamp@comcast.net
    • FYI:  Hosts Teresa & Harry Herrmann will be in site 23.
  • ACTIVITIES:
    • Thursday
      • Dinner – Potluck at the Campground Pavilion
    • Friday (mainly free time to do the following):
      • Hiking in the smokies (will have a list of different levels of hikes available).
      • Antiquing/Craft Shopping
      • Tubing
      • Tuckaleechee Caverns
      • Townsend Heritage Center Museum tour
      • Friday night – Dinner at a local restaurant
    • Saturday – hope to have a selection of activities attendees can sign up for depending on their interests.
      • Saturday night – Cookout / Soft Serve IceCream social at Burger Master
    • Sunday – Breakfast before check out at 11.
  • HOSTS:  Teresa & Harry Herrmann
  • RSVP:  Teresa email: tmaemoore@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER

Louie Bluie Festival

  • WHAT:  Club / Business Rally
  • WHEN:  9/26 – 9/29 (Thursday – Sunday) 2019
  • WHERE:  Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN
  • BASIC RALLY COST:  $0 – you pay your own expenses.
  • CAMPSITE RESERVATIONS:  Reservations may be made by calling Cove Lake State Park directly 423-566-9701 from 8:00am to 4:30 pm daily, Eastern time.  Reservations can be made now.  Ask for Loop C.  Our hosts, the Anderson’s, are in site 95, so try to get in that general area.
  • ACTIVITIES:
    • Friday:  Friday night Pot Luck
    • Saturday:  11:00 Louie Blue Festival (1 day).  It is free.
    • Sunday:  Ranger-led kayak tour of Cove Lake in the morning.  Kayaks provided
    • Nearby Sites:  Hiking trails; Museum of Appalachia; Norris Dam; Historic town of Norris; Rickard Ridge BBQ is on site and a wonderful place to eat.  On Saturday, the gospel music venue is in the restaurant.
  • HOSTS:  Karen and Peter Anderson
  • RSVP:  email:  wanderson410@comcast.net
    H 931-707-7086
    C  931-210-7196

OCTOBER

International Storytelling Festival Rally
October 4-6, 2019

  • WHAT:  Special Event Rally
  • WHERE: Jonesborough, TN
  • CAMPGROUND:  Gray, TN.  Appalachian Fairgrounds
  • HOSTS:  Harry & Teresa Herrmann.
  • MORE INFORMATION:  Storytelling Rally Detailed Description (.pdf)
  • REGISTRATION FORM: Registration Form (.pdf)
  • HOST: Harry Herrmann (#22222).  865-966-2222;  Harry22222@gmail.com
  • Early parking begins on Sunday. September 29, 2019. 
  • SUMMARY:  In an age of sophisticated technology, it seems unlikely that thousands of people would spend a weekend mesmerized by the voices of storytellers, yet at this event, that’s exactly what happens. The National Storytelling Festival began in 1973 when 60 gathered to hear a few Appalachian tales told from the back of a hay wagon. Those 60 have grown to 11,000 and the hay wagon has been replaced with large circus tents.We hope that your travel plans will bring you to East Tennessee in October for the Na-
    tional Storytelling Festival that takes place in Tennessee’s oldest town, Jonesborough, founded in 1779. Considered the premier storytelling event in America, the National Storytelling Festival is the flagship for a national movement that celebrates the rich history of American storytelling and those who share their stories. It is the largest and oldest event of its kind in America.

OCTOBER

Region 6 Rally
October 10-14, 2019
North Alabama State Fair
65 Sportsplex Dr., Muscle Shoals, AL

Like a  mini International Rally.  Muscle Shoals has a rich music history from the 1960s to today where artists including Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding recorded many hit songs in two local studios.  The “Muscle Shoals Sound” developed work for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and the Rolling Stones.  Add to that, songs recorded there by Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, and more recently, Carrie Underwood and Heartland.

  • Register on the Region 6 Website:  Coming Soon.  https://region6.airstreamclub.net/2183-2/
  • MORE INFORMATION:  2019 Region 6 President Jim Johnson (aka Tall Jim, from Music City Airstream Club) 615-300-3002   jimjohnsonjr@gmail.com
  • Things to do in the area:  Tour Helen Keller’s home, gardens & museum; scenic cruise aboard the Nautical Wheeler on the beautiful Wheeler Lake; Alabama Music Hall of Fame; Alabama Civil War Trail

OCTOBER

Alumalina
October 24-27, 2019
Tom Johnson Rally Park
Marion, NC

NOTE:  2018 had over 225 Airstreams from 25 different states.  To register, simply go to Air Forums and put your name in a comment for the thread to be added to the list.  LINK:  TBD

DETAILS from the website:

Tom Johnson Rally Park has 300 FULL HOOK UP sites, another 100 with water/electric, all rally style parking on level, thick grass. No need to boondock here.

2 Bath houses, 12,000 square foot pavilion that will hold us all, huge fire pit with furnished firewood, playground for the youngsters, amphitheater, canoeing, kayaking on site in Catawba River with launch/take out docks, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Mt Mitchell an hour or less away, the town of Marion nearby with Lowes, Walmart, all the chain eateries, and a lovely downtown with all the local favorites. And Camping World next door.

Parking fee is $35 per night, paid upon arrival. You may come early and stay late, same rate. Our rally fee, still TBD, will be a bargain as always and also payable upon arrival.


NOVEMBER

Luncheon (NOTE LOCATION CORRECTION)

  • WHAT:  ETN Airstream Club Luncheon (prospective members welcome)
  • WHEN:  Saturday, November 2; 12 – 2 pm
  • LOCATION:  HILTON at the Airport in Knoxville (order off the menu)
  • ADDRESS:
    2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701, USA
  • HOST:  Earl & Rhonda Jones
  • RSVP: Cell: 865-385-6820  email:  ej4589@gmail.com

DECEMBER Luncheon (NOTE Addition of Covered Dish)

  • WHAT:  ETN Airstream Club Luncheon (members only)
  • WHEN:  Saturday, December 14;  12:00 – 2
  • LOCATION:  Home of Matthew & Linda Harris
    12231 Amberset Dr.
    Knoxville TN, 37922
  • HOST:  Linda Harris
  • BRING a covered dish;  Let Linda know what you plan on bringing when you RSVP.
  • RSVP: by Wednesday December 11.  Cell: 865-643-1400; email:  harriszrt@gmail.com

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