Road Trips

Start with a full tank and an empty bladder!

Periodically the club gets together to travel to a fun spot. Road trips can be a one-day event or a weekend or even a longer. All of the road trips have a theme such as the Tour de Fleur, the Fall Foliage Tour, the Bandit Run, or the Round Top Trip just to name a few.

The Tour de Fleur is an annual road trip to Fredericksburg, Texas over the Easter weekend. The Fall Foliage Trip is a trip through East Texas to enjoy the changing color of the forest which ends up with lunch somewhere. The Bandit Run is a fictitious run through the region chasing Pancho Villa in which we usually catch up with him at a restaurant…

Fun Fun Fun ’til her daddy takes the T-Bird away.  T-Bird!?  We don’t drive no stinkin’ T-Birds!

Upcoming Road Trips

Feb
23
Sat
Le Chicken Run @ Humblewood Shopping Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 AM

Please join us as we run a few back roads up into eastern big woods area of on what posed to be an excellent adventure.  Remember Road Trip Rules #1 Arrive with a full gas tank and an empty bladder.  If you have a CB bring it, if you don’t have a CB bring your handheld Walkie Talkie, add just a little more fun to your drive.

Driver’s Meeting: 9:00 am – Humblewood Shopping Center @southwest corner of FM 1960 and Hwy 59 (I690).  Center is located directly across from Deerbrook Mall and first light west of Hwy 59.  We will be directly across from FedEx Office Center.  HINT: Look for the brightly colored Corvettes.

 

The world famous Pickett House Restaurant serves boarding house style all you can eat fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, country vegetables, cobbler, biscuits and cornbread and all different condiments for your liking. Plus your choice sweet or unsweetened ice tea. The Pickett House, still the best home-style eating places in Texas.

Adults $12.99 Seniors $11.99

Mar
23
Sat
Bridges, Tunnels & Ferries Run @ Buc-ee’s – Baytown
Mar 23 @ 9:00 AM

Bridges, Tunnels & Ferries Run

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Meeting at: Buc-ee’s – Baytown
4080 East Freeway (I-10E)
Baytown, Texas

Time: 9:00 AM, Wheels Turning at 9:30 AM

Please RSVP for this event. We are expecting a large turn out and we need to let the restaurant know how many to expect.

Come join us as we resurrect an old favorite run. We will be starting from the East side this time at Buc-ee’s Baytown. This will be a relatively short run through a tunnel, over a bridge with one pit stop, and winding up at the Monument Inn at the Lynchburg Ferry crossing in Deer Park. This will be a great slow speed run that you can bring along a new inexperienced driver and let them enjoy themselves immensely. The Monument Inn is very busy so we will be arriving around 11 AM shortly after they open to beat the crowds. Eat a light breakfast and plan for an early full hardy lunch of seafood and other specialties while watching the traffic on the Houston Ship Channel and the San Jacinto River. The Monument Inn is famous for the cinnamon rolls served on every table so plan on leaving room for that treat. On this run, we will cover about 85 miles and it will last about 3 hours including lunch. There will be plenty of time afterwards to visit the Battleship Texas or the Texas Independence Monument and museum after lunch on your own if you desire. Pencil in the date now. Please RSVP for this event. We are expecting a large turn out and we need to let the restaurant know how many to expect. Bring a hand-held walkie talkie or a CB if you have one. It is always fun so come on out and enjoy yourself with a fine group of fellow Corvette enthusiasts.

Apr
6
Sat
Heels and Wheels @ Buc-ee's - Waller
Apr 6 @ 9:00 AM

Calling all lady drivers. Come for a short leisurely drive with a
30 minute stop at Brookwood Community for some
Easter shopping followed by a fun lunch in the country.
The plan is to sit outside for lunch so dress appropriately.

You can bring your favorite passenger along with you.
A special invite will be extended to male drivers.
If they wear heels!! LOL

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Meeting place – Bucee’s on Hwy 290 and FM362
Drivers meeting: 9:00 AM.
Departure: 9:15 AM.
Arrive for lunch at 11:00 AM.

 

Upcoming Extended Road Trips

Mar
8
Fri
Riding the Rails
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

Riding the Rails
Texas State RR – Palestine to Rusk and Back
March 8-9, 2019

Become immersed in the romance of train travel as we ride relaxed inside historic first class 1920’s rail cars, being pulled behind a diesel locomotive. The experience is like none other, through scenic pine and mixed oak and Dogwood trees (hopefully in bloom.) Join us and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

We have a group rate of $65.05 per passenger for the 4-hour train trip, and a special flat rate of $8.68 for a pre-ordered box lunch at the Rusk turn around. TSRR does not allow for individuals to call in for group individual payment. I have prepaid for 30 train reservations and box lunches. If you would like to go, please get me your check. Right now I have 28 seats left – don’t hesitate.

Make check payable:
Mike Kochanowsky
17297 Canyon Springs
Houston, Texas 77090

Palestine is an approximately 2.5 hr. drive from Houston, my thought is to leave Friday afternoon to make the drive. I have an area reserved for the cars at the train depot, but we have to be there at 9:00 am. to park. If you choose to get up at O dark thirty and get to the depot, bear in mind, we have to board the train at 10:00 am. I will be happy to send you the map and route.

Holiday Inn Express
1030 East Palestine Ave.
Palestine, Texas 75801
903-723-4884
Res. San Jacinto Corvette

Questions
Mike Kochanowsky
mikek307@sbcglobal.net

Aug
27
Tue
2019 National Corvette Caravan
Aug 27 – Sep 1 all-day

Get ready for the 2019 National Corvette Caravan!!

Often referred to as the world’s largest moving automotive event, the National Corvette Caravan is a celebration of America’s Sports Car, culminating in Bowling Green, Kentucky for the anniversary celebration of the National Corvette Museum. Hosted only once every five years, the next event is slated for Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will mark the Museum’s 25th Anniversary

If you did not go to the 20th National Corvette Museum Anniversary in 2014, please don’t miss the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum in 2019. This will be a milestone event in National Corvette Museum’s history.

Check the link below for more information!
2019 National Corvette Caravan – Southern Texas

Southern Texas Caravan Captains
Rick and Cheri Creekmore
Email: 2019southerntexascaptain@gmail.com
Phone: 210-215-0193
Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2019southerntexascaptain/