Skip to comments.All Aboard for the Free Republic Freedom Tour ~ 2004 ~ Rocky Mountain & South Western Division
Posted on 05/26/2004 8:44:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Well, we're packing up the FReepermobile and will be ready to hit the road first thing in the morning. Haven't settled on the complete detailed intenerary yet, but here's what we've booked so far:
Depart Fresno, Thursday morning, May 27. Stay overnight somewhere near the mid point between Fresno and Ft Collins Thursday night. Probably Cedar City or Beaver, UT.
Arrive Ft Collins, CO, Friday night, May 28. Have booked a room at the University Park Holiday Inn. Will join the Colorado FReepers for their Saturday Support Our Troops Rally and a dinner at Johnson's Corner following.
Depart Ft Collins Saturday afternoon enroute to Missouri. Will probably stay overnight in Burlington, CO, or somewhere in Kansas if we get that far before it gets too late.
Arrive Columbia, MO, Sunday night, May 30. Have booked a room at the Executive Center Columbia Mall Holiday Inn for Sunday and Monday nights. Will enjoy the Memorial Day Parade with the Columbia, Mo FReepers and a dinner afterwards.
Will stay Tuesday night, June 1st, in St Louis. Haven't settled on a location yet. Chime in St Louis FReepers.
Will arrive Little Rock, Arkansas, Wed, June 2nd. Have booked a room at the Downtown Presidential Center Holiday Inn (I understand this is President Clinton's hotel. LOL). Will enjoy wearing some of my FReeper t-shirts through their lobby. We hope to get our pictures in front of the Clinton Presidential Library and perhaps do a little FReeping with the Hog Wild FReepers and then enjoy some southern hospitality Arkansas style at the Whole Hog Cafe. Will stay Wednesday and Thursday nights in Little Rock.
Will stay somewhere near Tecumseh, OK, Friday night. Have a Morton Family Reunion in Tecumseh Saturday. Saturday and Sunday nights will be in Ft Smith, AR, visiting with family.
Arrive Frisco, TX, Monday night June 7th. We're booked two nights at the Holiday Inn in Frisco. Will meet with the Dallas area FReepers for dinner Tuesday night.
Arrive Austin, TX, Wednesday night, June 9th. We're booked two nights at the Austin Town Lake Holiday Inn. Will enjoy a pot-luck dinner and FReep meet at Basil's house with the Austin "Heart of Texas Chapter" FReepers on Thursday, the 10th of June.
Arrive Houston, TX, Friday night, June 11th. We're booked at the Greenway Plaza Holiday Inn. Will enjoy a dinner and meeting with the Houston Area Texans on Saturday, the 12th of June.
After Houston, we hope to stay a couple nights at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, visiting with the San Antonio area FReepers and hopefully meeting the Texas Termite, baby Logan and family. Then our home trip commences.
On the way home, we hope to stay a couple nights at the Holiday Inn in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
We'll have dinner in Phoenix as we pass through and will possibly stay overnight there.
The last overnight stay on our trip will be at Lake Havasu City, AZ, where we'll meet with the local FReepers and tour the world headquarters of VetsCoR (Veterans for Constitutional Restoration).
Looking forward to a great trip and seeing old friends again and meeting lots of new ones!
Sounds like that's an interesting meeting you are attending. I'd like to hear more about it.
May the wind(s) be at your back....you'll make record time, Jim.
Well, since you asked :)
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On my way to being over educated.
Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.
Well just where is a normal person supposed to keep his alligator then?
Why, down at the crick of course.
Have a safe and wonderful trip! :-)
I had the pleasure shaking your hand on January 20,2001 at The Count The Silverware affair in D.C. The Houston Freepers led by Flyer are the greatest.
I am honored to know them, and we are all looking forward to our get together in West University , one of the most conservative (except for the trial lawyers) areas in America.
Thanks for the ping!
But what about those of us who don't have a crick? Are we to be denied the "right" to own an alligator?
You wanna talk about your guard dog. Imagine breaking into an abode(W/O a crick) and staring down the business end of a 12 foot alligator! That'll make a person reconsider their career choice.
I guess you just have to get a pool.
Thanks for the ping. I've let Ms. Antifeminazi know that I'll be at the Dallas meeting and am looking forward to meeting you there.
Howdy everyone from beautiful Cedar City Utah!! We've just had a late supper and are now settling into our room. Off to a bit later of a start this morning than I was hoping for, but we're here. Tomorrow it's off for Ft Collins.
Thank you !
Oh, that's great pinging Arkansas now. Thanks!
See you in Houston
I look forward to meeting you, too !
Stop in to see the CAF and I will buy you'll a Texas BBQ dinner.
We'll see you at Johnson's Corner!
What a cool ride!
The intinerary doesn't take them by our parts yet. But it does take them by Budge's place. And I couldn't be happier! Happy for everyone who to gets to get together! :o)
Have a ball everyone!
Thank you. I'm looking forward to the wing-ding June 8th.
Howdy everyone! Checking in from Ft Collins, Colorado. Had a heck of a time getting connected tonight, but finally made it. Will be FReeping with the Ft Collins chapter tomorrow!
Alrighty! Glad ya'll made it safely.
Have a great time in Ft. Collins !!
Right now we have 30 confirmed NTX Freepers coming to meet Jim! If you want to join us, please freepmail MAF so I can make sure we have plenty of room for all and send final notice of time and location. We may need to move to a bigger place.
You have freepmail.
You have freepmail.
You have freepmail!
You have freepmail!
Jim told me you are coming. I have added you to the list (now up to almost 40). I am looking forward to meeting you in person.
Let me know if you need directions. I think I already sent you the other information?
It will be nice to see you again. :)
Where and what time are we getting together?
Howdy everyone! Checking in from Colby, Kansas. We had a great time FReeping in Ft Collins today and had a great lunch! The very enthusiastic support displayed by the passing motorists was really heartwarming. Will be heading out to Columbia, MO, in the morning.
Despite what the leftists would have us beleive, America ain't dead yet, and is not even seriously ill.
Thanks for checking in!
Sounds like you're getting some new FReepers along the way!
Just keep heading toward that BIG old state to the south of you.
Y'all be careful now, y'heah?
Hi Jim. When are you guys going to be in San Antonio? Are you planning on meeting with any freepers there. My husband and I live in the Hill Country and are interested in attending. Thanks, Dudley
We're hoping to stay at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio on Saturday and Sunday nights the 12th and 13th of June. We're hoping to meet the Texas Termite and family while we're there, but haven't heard if anyone else has made any plans for a get together. We're pretty open.
Give Bluesage Woman a big hug for me!
She's a fine lady! And she likes Don Williams!
I don't know Dogrobber, but give her/him a hug, anyway!
If they're FReepers, they've got to be good people!
Y'all take care and be careful!
If God is your co-pilot, change seats with Him.
I could meet you in the coffee shop about 11:30 and wait for everyone else to go to Jim's room.
I'll be the young, good looking, muscular guy............oh, you said your husband is coming...
Oh, well. I'll be the tall, old guy with a pot gut and a Western hat.
Thank you Texas Cowboy!
Hey RonDog! I ususally have to read about the LA Freepers having fun, this time it is our turn here in Houston area. Hope all is well in LA! We may be moving back out there soon, we hope!
In Houston area and especially here in Brazosport, south of Houston on the coast, we have the occasional alligator who strays into our yards! But they are "endangered" species..... Seems to me that THEY do the endangering, you know, cats, dogs, elderly ladies, small children....
We are looking forward to your visit.
Thanks for the ping, please keep me on the 'Zona list.
Great! See you soon!
Well, we really enjoyed our visit with the Columbia FReepers and the Memorial Day parade and ceremony and all, and now we're getting ready to hit the road again. Next stop St Louis. See you all soon.
Howdy everyone. Checking in from St Louis, Missouri.
We're here in St Louis at the Forest Park/Hampton Ave Holiday Inn. Just talked to Bahbah, and it looks like we can have dinner right here at the hotel around 7:30 pm tonight. C'mon down and join us. And please ping other St Louis area FReepers to join us.
I'll bring my Count The Silverware Button.
Sorry to have missed you at Cedar City, Utah!