Uncertain?Rendezvous September 26-28, 2014 Caddo Lake, Texas
SwampFox
Posted 4/5/2014 9:00 AM (#77137)
Subject: Uncertain?Rendezvous September 26-28, 2014 Caddo Lake, Texas



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The Uncertain?Rendezvous 2014 is scheduled for Friday--Sunday, September 26-28 at the Shady Glade Resort on Caddo Lake in Uncertain, Texas: http://www.shadygladeresort.com/

The proposed schedule includes Friday Night Chili and Saturday Ride to the Jefferson Fly-In at the Cypress River Airport featuring vintage, light-sport & experimental airplanes.

There is no rally fee, but a pay-as-you go for meals, etc.  We will need a head count to plan meals & rides.

The Uncertain Schedule is posted below.

 

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SwampFox
Posted 4/22/2014 7:59 AM (#77399 - in reply to #77137)
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Date Change to September 26-28, 2014 to Coordinate with the Re-Scheduled Jefferson Fly-In

        Please make your own camping/lodging arrangements – Lodging info:

Shady Glade Resort has a few motel rooms and cabins, plus a little space for RV & tent campers with a small bath facility:  David or Sara at  www.shadygladeresort.com -- 903-789-3295

Local sidecar enthusiasts, Billy & Dottie Carter, have several cabins along Caddo Lake plus rustic fishing cabins at Johnson’s Ranch within ½+ mile: www.spatterdock.com -- 903-789-3268

Jay & Patti Webb have cabins within ½ mile: www.caddolakecabins.com -- 903-789-2063

Hodgepodge has several cabins within ½ mile: www.hodgepodgecottages.com --903-789-3901

Crips’s Camp has rustic fishing cabins within 1 mile: www.cripscamp.com -- 903-789-3233

Lafitte’s Landing has 5 cottages within ½ mile:  http://www.caddolodging.com -- 903-789-3269

Moonglow Lodge has 3 cottages within 1 mile:  http://www.moonglowlodge.com – 903-789-3940

Other area lodging info can be found here:        http://www.cityofuncertain.com

 

 

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Paulaau
Posted 5/14/2014 2:10 PM (#77712 - in reply to #77137)
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The Ramirez trio will be there, lakeside cabin #2
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SwampFox
Posted 5/15/2014 7:56 AM (#77720 - in reply to #77712)
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Paulaau - 5/14/2014 2:10 PM

The Ramirez trio will be there, lakeside cabin #2

Excellent!

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swoody126
Posted 5/15/2014 11:26 AM (#77723 - in reply to #77137)
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CHILI, the wonder monkey(in training) & i have reservations for THE COZY CABIN

really looking fwd to the event/weekend

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SwampFox
Posted 5/27/2014 7:59 AM (#77904 - in reply to #77712)
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Paulaau - 5/14/2014 2:10 PM

The Ramirez trio will be there, lakeside cabin #2


I understand Paulaau has been taking hack pilot lessons from her Dad (TXArt), and that she progressed to a solo ride around the neighborhood over Memorial Day 2014 weekend.

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J.R.
Posted 5/29/2014 3:59 PM (#77968 - in reply to #77904)
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Avanell & I will be there. J.R.
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SwampFox
Posted 7/16/2014 8:50 AM (#78861 - in reply to #77137)
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Lodging Info and an Uncertain Schedule Updated Above
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SwampFox
Posted 7/16/2014 10:54 PM (#78882 - in reply to #78861)
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See info re: the Jefferson Fly-In here:  http://www.jeffersonflyin.com/


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SwampFox
Posted 7/25/2014 11:42 AM (#79026 - in reply to #77137)
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Oops, I sent out an email to various members in the Ok-Ark-La-Tex area with a typo in one line re: the dates for the Uncertain?Rendezvous 2014 - the correct dates are Friday-Sunday September 26-28, 2014.
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SwampFox
Posted 7/28/2014 9:06 AM (#79071 - in reply to #79026)
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Well, another upcoming oops:  One morning before leaving for work I hastily put together a notice re: the Uncertain?Rendezvous for the upcoming issue of the The Sidecarist with the combined schedule and the lodging info; however, Mrs. SwampFox just pointed out that the "title" line says "2012."

Oh well, the dates as set forth on the "date" line are correct:  September 26-28, 2014

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SwampFox
Posted 8/13/2014 11:15 PM (#79422 - in reply to #79071)
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 From a previous Uncertain?Rendezvous:


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Txart
Posted 8/14/2014 11:57 PM (#79443 - in reply to #79422)
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Darn good chili and darn good stories --- planning on arriving Thursday evening, anyone else?
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J.R.
Posted 8/15/2014 7:13 AM (#79447 - in reply to #79443)
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Avanell & I will be there by Thursday. Hope to see a good turnout.
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SwampFox
Posted 9/15/2014 8:10 AM (#80132 - in reply to #79447)
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Jena & I plan to arrive by 11:00 am Friday Sept. 26th. The preliminary head-count is hovering around 45 folks.

The Jefferson Fly-In says we will have "reserved" parking at the Cypress River Airport. And they have revised the Flyer for 2014 - I understand the airplane depicted in the Flyer is scheduled to be there "in person."  BBQ lunches will be available at the airport, and downtown Jefferson is 3-1/2 miles further with several cafe's and lot's of antique/junk/craft shops to visit, along with several museums, including:

Vintage cars at 112 W. Lafayette;

Measurement & time at 301 N. Polk;

Trains at 223 W. Austin; and

Gone with the Wind at 408 Taylor.


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SwampFox
Posted 9/15/2014 8:23 AM (#80133 - in reply to #80132)
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The destination for Friday's Ladies Lunch Ride should be Big Pines Lodge ~5 miles.

Subject to change, of course. Kiss

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Txart
Posted 9/17/2014 12:22 AM (#80169 - in reply to #77137)
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Art, Rosa and Omar planning on arriving Thursday afternoon late. Looking forward to seeing all...
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SwampFox
Posted 9/18/2014 4:41 AM (#80192 - in reply to #80169)
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...This aircraft ... is believed to be the most historically documented combat aircraft of WWII flying in the world today....**  Now HQ'd at the MidAmerica Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant, Texas, this C-47 has flown into the past several Jefferson Fly-In's.  Above is my cell-phone pic from a couple of years ago when it was the only plane to fly-in due to weather conditions.
** From: http://www.midamericaflightmuseum.org/

A history of this aircraft from September 2010 - note the comments re: formation flying at 7½ minutes:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQQB0RmtJPY

My favorite photo from a prior Jefferson Fly-In - on a day with cooperative weather:


 

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CCjon
Posted 9/18/2014 1:09 PM (#80208 - in reply to #77137)
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FOUND - Thanks Lee. Does anyone have a reserved cabin they are willing to share in Uncertain?

Plan to arrive Friday mid-day on new three wheels, leave Sunday. Am wiring up driving lights and farkles this weekend.

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SwampFox
Posted 9/23/2014 8:37 AM (#80275 - in reply to #77137)
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Update - Due to the price of beef, Jay & Ann have had to increase the price of Friday's Chili from $5 to $7 to cover expenses.
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swoody126
Posted 9/23/2014 8:42 AM (#80276 - in reply to #80275)
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SwampFox - 9/23/2014 7:37 AM

Update - Due to the price of beef, Jay & Ann have had to increase the price of Friday's Chili from $5 to $7 to cover expenses.


'sta bueno

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SwampFox
Posted 9/23/2014 10:18 AM (#80277 - in reply to #80276)
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Robert Z. is new to sidecar gatherings and would like to follow or ride together with someone that might be riding up on Friday morning from Southeast Texas. Robert lives in the Baytown TX area and could meet up the road around Cleveland or Livingston.

You may reach Robert at 83two-26two-641three or zales11@verizon.net
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Txart
Posted 9/23/2014 7:15 PM (#80286 - in reply to #77137)
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While the women ride off for their lunch on Friday and before the off payment ride, I shall be cooking tamales for lunch. Already have an outdoor propane cooker with tank but will need another cooker on which to cook the beans or maybe your quarters has a kitchen. Any volunteers? Let me know....
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Posted 9/23/2014 7:28 PM (#80288 - in reply to #80286)
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Txart - 9/23/2014 6:15 PM

While the women ride off for their lunch on Friday and before the off payment ride, I shall be cooking tamales for lunch. Already have an outdoor propane cooker with tank but will need another cooker on which to cook the beans or maybe your quarters has a kitchen. Any volunteers? Let me know....


do you have all the pots n pans & just need the stove w/ tank?

i have a 2 burner cowboy stove, if that would work

sw
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Txart
Posted 9/23/2014 8:26 PM (#80292 - in reply to #80288)
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swoody126 - 9/23/2014 7:28 PM

Txart - 9/23/2014 6:15 PM

While the women ride off for their lunch on Friday and before the off payment ride, I shall be cooking tamales for lunch. Already have an outdoor propane cooker with tank but will need another cooker on which to cook the beans or maybe your quarters has a kitchen. Any volunteers? Let me know....


do you have all the pots n pans & just need the stove w/ tank?

i have a 2 burner cowboy stove, if that would work

sw


I'll take the pots that are needed -- just need more fire to cook on -- a small camp stove would be a little slow but better than a match....
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swoody126
Posted 9/23/2014 8:31 PM (#80294 - in reply to #80292)
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Txart - 9/23/2014 7:26 PM

swoody126 - 9/23/2014 7:28 PM

Txart - 9/23/2014 6:15 PM

While the women ride off for their lunch on Friday and before the off payment ride, I shall be cooking tamales for lunch. Already have an outdoor propane cooker with tank but will need another cooker on which to cook the beans or maybe your quarters has a kitchen. Any volunteers? Let me know....


do you have all the pots n pans & just need the stove w/ tank?

i have a 2 burner cowboy stove, if that would work

sw


I'll take the pots that are needed -- just need more fire to cook on -- a small camp stove would be a little slow but better than a match....


i didn't say SMALL CAMP STOVE

you'll have PLENTY FIRE

sw
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SwampFox
Posted 9/23/2014 8:37 PM (#80296 - in reply to #77137)
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If the cowboy stove doesn't work we have a mobile home with kitchen reserved. We should be there before 11am Friday, but I can ask Sara to go ahead a let you in before then if you need the kitchen.

 Deferring to swoody's cowboy stove.   Thanks for looking out after us fellows Art.

 Also:  It may be that we do not have a drink sponsor this year.  If not, I propose we take up a collection to purchase drinks/ice from the local store/marina.

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Txart
Posted 9/23/2014 9:33 PM (#80297 - in reply to #80294)
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swoody126 - 9/23/2014 8:31 PM

Txart - 9/23/2014 7:26 PM

swoody126 - 9/23/2014 7:28 PM

Txart - 9/23/2014 6:15 PM

While the women ride off for their lunch on Friday and before the off payment ride, I shall be cooking tamales for lunch. Already have an outdoor propane cooker with tank but will need another cooker on which to cook the beans or maybe your quarters has a kitchen. Any volunteers? Let me know....


do you have all the pots n pans & just need the stove w/ tank?

i have a 2 burner cowboy stove, if that would work

sw


I'll take the pots that are needed -- just need more fire to cook on -- a small camp stove would be a little slow but better than a match....


i didn't say SMALL CAMP STOVE

you'll have PLENTY FIRE

sw



Bring it on Hoss - the hotter it gets the better the beer taste .......
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swoody126
Posted 9/23/2014 9:36 PM (#80298 - in reply to #80297)
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Txart - 9/23/2014 8:33 PM

swoody126 - 9/23/2014 8:31 PM

Txart - 9/23/2014 7:26 PM

swoody126 - 9/23/2014 7:28 PM

Txart - 9/23/2014 6:15 PM

While the women ride off for their lunch on Friday and before the off payment ride, I shall be cooking tamales for lunch. Already have an outdoor propane cooker with tank but will need another cooker on which to cook the beans or maybe your quarters has a kitchen. Any volunteers? Let me know....


do you have all the pots n pans & just need the stove w/ tank?

i have a 2 burner cowboy stove, if that would work

sw


I'll take the pots that are needed -- just need more fire to cook on -- a small camp stove would be a little slow but better than a match....


i didn't say SMALL CAMP STOVE

you'll have PLENTY FIRE

sw



Bring it on Hoss - the hotter it gets the better the beer taste .......


WILCO
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SwampFox
Posted 9/23/2014 9:39 PM (#80299 - in reply to #77137)
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A motel room at the Shady Glade just opened up as one of group can't make it after encountering a mechanical failure today.
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SwampFox
Posted 9/29/2014 8:22 AM (#80359 - in reply to #80299)
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55± folks piloting/riding 30 sidecar rigs of just about every shape/size/color along with 4 trikes and 6 two-wheelers enjoyed sunny weather, dusty roads, tamales, chili, brisket & airplanes at the Uncertain?Rendezvous 2014:


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swoody126
Posted 9/29/2014 9:33 AM (#80364 - in reply to #80359)
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Friday morning, as Chili, the wonder monkey, and I pulled out onto the highway, my GPS screen turned from black to white, signifying SUNRISE. Only 200 miles to go to THE 2014 RENDEZVOUS AT UNCERTAIN, at Shady Glade Resort, in Uncertain, Texas. Just shy of four hours later, we pulled in beside COZY CABIN, our delightful air conditioned, carpeted, nicely plumbed, wooden sided tent for the weekend. The resort staff met me on the spot, provided the key and told us to enjoy our stay.

The next person we met was SWAMP FOX, who welcomed us to THE RENDEZVOUS. I threw our gear in the cabin and unloaded PATIENCE. We rode around the corner, to the pavilion, where a wonderful lunch of hand made TAMALES Y FRIJOLES was being prepared by TXART and his lovely family. WOW!!!

The girls took off on their luncheon ride while the boys chowed down on the TAMALES. After lunch, a bunch of us followed the SWAMP FOX for a back country ride. Did i say BACK COUNTRY, loud enough?

Chili n I rode drag, behind 12±(that’s more & less, as the ride progressed) machines, comprised of URALS, BEEMERS, A KLR, HARLEYS(HACKS & TRIKE), A TRIUMPH HACK & A GOLDWING TRIKE +++. What an eclectic string of mechanical conveyances!



The roads started out as paved and hot top and promptly deteriorated to oil topped dirt, rutted dirt, gravel ROCKS & SAND, LOTSA ROCKS & SAND. The scenery was over the top, with trees reaching all the way up to the sky. Did I mention the ROCKS & SAND? Look, CLOSELY, at the above pic to see the 2-trikes, 1-Harley & 1-Goldwing... YIKES!

Well... about 1/2 way thru the ride, we gathered at an intersection where several of the riders opted for the better maintained paved return route and the more adventurous souls kept on following SWAMP FOX. That’s when we really found the DEEP SOFT SAND. Once thru the SAND, the ROCKS GOT BIGGER. All souls and machines made it back to camp, SUITABLY DIRTY, to enjoy a good hot bowl of STEAMING RED CHILI and some fine story telling.

Saturday morning dawned, nice n cool, and the riders gathered to follow THE SWAMP FOX on a short ride, with an even shorter detour to the OLDEST MARINA IN THE STATE, to pick our second domino for the WASKOM LIONS CLUB sponsored fund raiser, over to the local airport, where an Antique Fly In was being held,. The 42± of us arrived, before 9:00 and were directed to VIP Parking, right at the gate.



There were some really cool vintage flying machines on display and more were steadily arriving. After enjoying the flying machines, we scattered around the area, for sight seeing, shopping, eating, taking advantage of the beautiful day, scenery and history of the area.

Back at THE RESORT, the afternoon games entertained the group. Something about sweeping a beach ball thru a course and scooping up road kill. Once the games were thru, machines & riders gathered for the obligatory GROUP PIC(remember, no pic, it never happened), followed by the AWARDS CEREMONY and a fine BBQ DINNER with all the trimmings. :clap:

Chili and i weren’t long on visiting Saturday evening...WE WERE TIRED!!!

After a nice Sunday breakfast, at the little cafe in the marina, CHILI, PATIENCE and I loaded up for the drive home.

A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL and the only casualty, i heard of, was a cell phone that went swimming.



picture proof... it really happened

sw & CHILI, the wonder monkey
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SwampFox
Posted 10/3/2014 8:18 AM (#80465 - in reply to #80364)
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In 2014 we continued our tradition of the Friday Ladies Lunch Ride -

 Where Paula had the opportunity, for the first time, to give mom Rosa a ride in her sidecar  :


          Jena & Aurora, followed by Paula & Rosa, Avanell, Ana + Barbara in the overflow SUV.

 The ladies enjoyed visiting during lunch at the Big Pines Lodge on Big Cypress Bayou:

 

 

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Posted 10/9/2014 8:02 PM (#80586 - in reply to #77137)
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Lee, I sure wanted to be there but that broken crank had to be taken care of. Your old rig could not of gone to a better new owner. I just know that her smile spreads enough to tickle the little hairs on the back of her neck.
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