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PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« on: May 17, 2014, 08:00:54 AM »
A few years ago Henry Wishard and I were challenged to host a TEXAS RALLY. 
We have accepted the challenge and are announcing the 2015 Palo Duro Canyon Rally
to be held in Palo Duro Canyon State park in Canyon Texas, just south of Amarillo. 
The Rally will officially start on Sunday May 10.

You can make reservations by calling 512-389-8900 AFTER JUNE 8, 2014.  This is the Texas State
Parks Central Reservations in Austin TX.  Cost for the week should be around $226.  This will
include the camping fee of $24 per day plus the cost of a Park Pass.  It's probably cheaper to buy
the Annual Texas State Park Pass than daily passes.  This also gives you access to the other Texas
State Parks and there are many of them that are great places to visit.

PLEASE LET THE OPERATOR KNOW YOU ARE WITH RV FORUM.  They cannot assign spaces yet, but
before the rally the park operators have indicated to Henry that they will place us all in the Mesquite
Camp Area.  This area has some 50 amp, all have water and there is a dump station.  At this location
you also have reasonably good cell service. 

Maps of the Palo Duro Canyon are on line and I hope to scan and post a map here very soon. 
The format of our week together will include a variety of opportunities for hiking, golf, Jeeping, and touring
the Texas Panhandle.  We will make plans to visit the Alibates National Monument.  This is an area where
Native Americans came over 10,000 years ago to quarry flint for making weapons and tools.  We have
to tour under the watchful eye of a Park Ranger.  (No picking up souvenirs).

There are many attractions in the Texas Panhandle to visit and tour.  Among them are in Canyon Texas the High Plains Museum is a very interesting place.  It is on the campus of West Texas A&M University (my Alma Mater), The Cadillac Ranch is just west of Amarillo, The American Quarter Horse Museum is also in Amarillo on I-40.

Our "Last Supper" will be a trip to the Big Texan Steakhouse.   If you're brave enough, they offer a 72 oz.
sirloin steak dinner that is FREEif the entire dinner, including potato and salad, are eaten in one hour.  It's
a fun place to visit.

We look forward to seeing you in TEXAS!
Cowboy boots and hat optional, but we will make fun of you if you don't have them. . . . 
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 09:39:15 AM by Ken & Sheila »
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 08:23:14 AM »
Chrystal and I have been seriously discussing it and we will more than likely be attending.  It may depend on Jared's graduation but until it is posted with his next years schedule we will be a very serious, more than likely.  How's that?  I will make our reservations next month.

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 08:50:14 AM »
Margaret and I will be attending of course
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 08:58:23 AM »
We have put it on our schedule.

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 09:05:18 AM »
It is my year to plan we  Terry and Betty  will be there!
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 09:10:17 AM »
Isn't this the same week as the Moab Rally??I would love to be there if it was the week before Moab, catch it on the way there. I was there last year and loved it!!

I think I was in the Mesquite loop last time I stayed. There was very limited cell service on At&t.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 09:11:39 AM »
Thank you Larry and Henry!

Sheila and I will be there.

ken

captsteve,
Some of us who have attended Moab for years were looking for an alternative. I think there will be plenty of interest in both rallies.

ken
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 09:14:58 AM »
Kim and I will be there, hopefully in good health and ready to roll.

Thank y'all for planning this!

Christi
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2014, 10:03:36 AM »
Thanks to Larry, Loretta, Henry and Margaret for planning a new "to us" rally site and since Barb and I plan our trips together....we will be there!
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2014, 10:12:26 AM »
I didn't realize that the Texas Rally and Moab Rally would be in the same week. We (Susan and I) want to do Texas, since Susan has family in Texas that she hasn't seen in decades.

We (Susan and John Beard) will more than likely change our plans to do Texas in the Spring of 2015.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2014, 11:28:28 AM »
I swore I'd never go back to Texas BUT Mike and Wendy are maybes. Wonder if mid-May is too early to go home through Taos and Chama ?
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 11:59:15 AM »
Don't forget the entrance discounts for Texas seniors, anyone born before 1930 (LOL), 60% disabled vets, and anyone receiving social security disability.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/parkinfo/passes/

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2014, 06:27:13 PM »
Thanks for all the hard work in planning this.  Ray and I plan on being there!

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2014, 08:39:20 PM »
Larry and Mary Ann are maybes at this point -- sounds interesting. Palo Duro is a neat place.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 01:02:43 PM »
The FitzGeralds have decided to attend the Palo Duro Canyon Rally in Texas because all of our best friends will be there.

Ardra & Jerry will see you all at Palo Duro Canyon.

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2014, 08:24:20 PM »
I hope Ron Maribito puts in a Bluebonet Rally in April. . .  that would be ideal. Maybe we should start at S Padre before that and have a Texas sized Big hop, Big Skip and Big Jump with time in between to throw a loop around a part of TX like the piney woods or the Big Bend. . .  hmmm   I at the Virtual Campfire Visioning this --I'll tell Wendy bout my hallucinations.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2014, 11:25:54 PM »
Steve and Dee have put it in their calendar as well.  We have not been to Texas since since 1987. Just a few years  ;)  We are really looking forward to it.  We will call in June for or reservation.  Look forward to seeing all of you there.  Looks like a good turnout already.  Thanks to Larry & Henry for setting this up.

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2014, 07:17:04 AM »
     Bill and Raymonda Dane look forward to being there.  We both graduated from Texas Tech U and left the area after graduation.  Her ancestors pioneered the region and she and other family members have donated to the museum in Canyon.  We did a sports car rally that went through Polo Duro in 1960 when it was almost  just a canyon with a road through it.

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2014, 11:50:18 AM »
Bob:  Timing is not good for a Wildflower Rally.  It would need to be early to middle of April.

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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2014, 01:01:09 PM »
I swore I'd never go back to Texas BUT Mike and Wendy are maybes. Wonder if mid-May is too early to go home through Taos and Chama ?

Never know for sure about the weather... especially these days but it is "mid-May" right now and perfectly beautiful in Taos.  68 deg; light breeze; mostly sunny and all the flowers are out, the trees are green and it's not crowded...
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 09:47:45 AM »
We put this on our calendar. Back to Texas, whooee!
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 10:14:37 AM »
We spent a few days at Palo Duro in 2010.  It will definitely be on our calendar.  There's nothing like waking up in the morning to wild turkeys and deer checking out our space.  The cats loved them.  The Texas park pass is a must if you're going to be staying in Texas for more than just a few days.     
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 11:36:16 AM »
Will put it on our calendar too.  Would be a good time for the first trip of the season and I have not been to Palo Duro Canyon since March of 1962 when attending supply officer school at Amarillo AFB.  As someone else said, it was just a road through a canyon then.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2014, 09:18:22 PM »
Holy Horned Toads Henry ! ! !   

The tally on attendees to the Palo Duro Canyon Rally continues to grow.  Here are those who have
said the will be there and followed by the Maybe's. . . . .  We hope the maybes move up into the
definitelys real soon.  Also, I need some last names on people.  I met some of you in Moab but my
memory is such that I now buy my own Christmas gifts. 

1.   Dodd - Larry & Loretta  aka "Team LoLa"
2.   Wishard - Henry & Margaret
3.   Zeuch - Mike & Chrystal
4.   White - Ernie & Tara
5.   Brewer - Terry & Betty
6.   Kuch - Ken & Sheila
7.   Bertram - Kim & Christi
8.   Weimert - Frank & Barb
9.   Beard - John & Susan
10. Downs - Ray & Liza
11. Fitzgeralds - Ardra & Jerry
12. Falchini - Steve & Dee
13. Stiskala - Jan and Lovely Olga and silly Monkey
14. Dane - Bill & Raymonda
15. Akers George & Lucy
16. Norwood Bill & Joan
17. Brucker - Gary & Maria
18. Lawrence - Mike & Wendy MAYBE
19. Larry and MaryAnn N - MAYBE (need spelling on last name.  I didn't even try)
20. Reiter - Ned and Lorna - MAYBE, (but I bet they can be persuaded.)

18 so far and more likely to come.  We will have a good time.
Reservations open soon so get your name on the list and BE SURE TELL THEM
YOU"RE WITH RV FORUM.  We want to be grouped all together. 

Yeeeee Hawwww!!!!  (we really don't do that in Texas, but it's just for effect)


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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2014, 09:33:20 PM »
Yee haw!
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2014, 07:42:12 AM »
Holy Horned Toads Henry ! ! !   

Also, I need some last names on people.

Beard, John and Susan.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2014, 08:17:23 AM »
The other half is Maria. 
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2014, 08:35:20 AM »
Reservations can be made online at http://texas.reserveworld.com/Home.aspx once they open.  Right now you can only reserve up to 4/28/2015.  There are both 30A (32 sites) and 50A (47 sites) sites, all with water.
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2014, 08:46:54 AM »
Ned,
Larry gave all details in opening post. June 8 will be the day to call and mention rvforum so we will be placed together.  Are you and Lorna planning to attend?
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Re: PALO DURO CANYON RALLY, MAY 10-17, 2015 - CANYON TEXAS
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2014, 09:07:25 AM »
Yes, but the web site I referenced has the canyon maps and you can determine site availability before calling, if so desired.

We're considering coming up, perhaps on our way north next spring.  So, Larry, you can add Ned and Lorna Reiter to the possible list.
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