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WELCOME to the official web site of the Heart of Texas Camping unit.

Here members and friends will find rally and camp out dates.

Currently asking members for some of your BEST HOTC Rally photos.
Send them as attachments to our webmaster at:  davidkboyd@gmail.com
Or to the club email at:  HeartOfTexasCampingUnit@gmail.com



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Camp Outs / Rallies and News

  • Our Season Opener in Hico, TX is just around the corner!
    We're gathering in Hico, Texas at the city's Bosque River RV Park 19-21 September 2014 to celebrate the arrival of decent camping weather with great friends, good food and a relaxed good time.  As a matter of fact, we're taking over the park for the weekend, we arranged for the city to promise us the whole place and it looks like we're going to fill every one of the developed campsites.  We're allowed to boondock in the park, though, so if you'd still like to come you're certainly welcome... the long-range forecast shows cool nights and warm days!
    Posted Sep 12, 2014, 10:06 AM by HeartofTexasCampingUnit HeartofTexasCampingUnit
  • Boondocking under a full moon at LBJ Grasslands 17-19 January 2014
    Join us for some boondocking under a full moon on the mesa at LBJ Grasslands 17-19 January 2014!

    The full moon peaks just 2 days before, so we should have some great moonlight to go with our campfires.  There is currently no restriction on campfires from the Grasslands or Wise County, so bring your firewood! The Grasslands is an "unimproved" campsite so if you have a pop-up canopy or camp table to share bring it with you. There's no fee for camping at the Grasslands, and they're expecting us. I'll post detailed directions at the end.

    As usual for boondocking, plan to arrive with full freshwater, plenty of propane and empty waste tanks. Greywater release is allowed.  Generator use is allowed for battery charging for those of us who aren't solar-equipped.  We try to group generator users together, but it should only take a little while in the daytime to charge batteries anyway.  

    Documentary filmmaker Eric Bricker will be camping with us as a guest of Paul and Ann, doing some filming and interviews for an Airstream project he's working on.  He may feel he needs an Airstream after a weekend with us!

    Schedule:
    Friday 17 January
    Arrive and get set up.  Remember it gets DARK out there so it's easiest to arrive when there's still daylight.
    5-ish HOTC Happy Hour 
    7-ish Potluck, campfires and camaraderie.   

    Saturday 18 January
    8-ish Grill/Griddle will be available for those who want to cook breakfast together
    Lunch on your own
    5-ish HOTC Happy Hour 
    7-ish Dinner cooked for us by Shirley and Mike Richey!
      
    Sunday 19 January
    8-ish Grill/Griddle will be available for those who want to cook breakfast together

    Since this is a 3-day weekend, some of us may stay over until Monday!  


    Directions and other info are available at the event entry on the calendar. 

    Posted Jan 6, 2014, 7:16 PM by David Boyd
  • HOTC Annual Christmas Campout, Dec. 6-8, 2013 at Coffee Creek RV Resort, Santo, Tx.
    HOTC Annual Christmas Campout!
    HO HO HO and Merry Christmas!  Here we go again with our annual Xmas Campout!  Coffee Creek is is ready for us!  We will have one of the Clubhouses for our Potluck on Friday night, and Saturday night's "Aluminum Chef" contest.  Candy Fisher, last year's winner for "ginger" has chosen "POMEGRANATE" for this year's secret ingredient.  So get out the cookbooks, google, or get creative and cook, mix or whatever your entry for the contest.  HOTC has always had some of the best dishes created with the secret ingredient.  Winner takes the coveted HOTC Aluminum Chef plaque for the year.  This is only if you want to participate.  We will also have our famous/fun Chinese/White Elephant gift exchange.  This year, just one gift per trailer.  Last year it lasted a long time!  Just bring a wrapped item of your choice...ornaments, Airstream stuff, funny, creative, absurd, whatever you want, for the fun.  I promise, it is always amusing.  Just remember, there may be children present!
    We will also introduce and install the new Officers. 
    If you feel the urge to get in the holiday spirit, decorate your trailer!  Always fun to see the Airstreams decorated.  
    So here is how it will all go down:

    Friday - December 6th
    Arrive and set-up
    Happy Hour - 5:00-7:00
    Bring your festive hors d'oeuvre and drink to the clubhouse and enjoy the company.
    Potluck Dinner - 7:00
    Bring a dish to share.
    Enjoy the friendship!

    Saturday - December 7th
    Breakfast on your own.
    Lots of places to visit/eat.  Mineral Wells, Clark Gardens, Weatherford, Texas Hill Country Furniture  & Mercantile, etc...
    Lunch on your own.
    Happy Hour - 5:00-7:00
    Ditto.  Your hors d'oeuvre can be your entry for the Aluminum Chef.  Just make sure to get a card and # with the name of your entry.
    Dinner - 7:00
    Aluminum Chef Contest begins and voting will take place.  Bring your dish to share.  Can be salad, main course, side, dessert.  Potluck type. Have fun, but not mandatory. 
    Announce Aluminum Chef winner.
    Introduce neww 2014 Officers.
    Gift Exchange.
    Enjoy the fun!

    Sunday - 8th
    Breakfast - 9:00am
    HOTC traditional bring your breakfast fixins to the clubhouse, and the griddle/grill will be there for one of our great breakfasts. There is a full kitchen in either clubhouse, along with pots, pans, etc.
    I will sadly pass on the grill/griddle to the new officers!
    Visit and then head home.  
    Please call Coffee Creek for your reservation.  If you need to park close to the clubhouse, just tell Rene, and they will accommodate. If you have your trailer winterized, or want to include a friend, they do have adorable camping cabins too!
    Folks, this is a great campout!  Hope to see everyone there!

    Happy Trails,
    Ann Flanagan
    Posted Nov 24, 2013, 2:26 PM by HeartofTexasCampingUnit HeartofTexasCampingUnit
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mpouts on the calendar (as of 9/12/2014)
There is one WBCCI rally on the calendar (as of 9/12/2014)
     
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