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  • Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

    Time for another Heartland Chapter Mini-Event!

    All Heartland Chapter members as well as TBN members and Thunderbird enthusiasts from around the country/world are invited to join us is Northwest Arkansas in Spring 2017 for a weekend of fun, food and fellowship.

    Thunder In The Ozarks will take place March 23 - 26, 2017. We will be based at the Staybridge Suites in Rogers, Arkansas as we explore several interesting and exciting area venues/attractions.

    The basic agenda will look something like this:


    Thursday March 23 -

    Afternoon Arrival - come as early after check in time as possible to visit with old and new friends.

    Dinner - 6:00pm - Crabby's Seafood Bar and Grill - http://crabbysseafood.com/ - $26 per person, includes soft drinks, tea, coffee, cake, tax & gratuity (individual pay - cash will make your life easier and payment faster) - cash bar will be available.

    Choice of 4 different entrees:

    Sirloin and Mashed Potatoes - Angus beef sirloin with house made garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus and signature steak sauce.

    Cajun Chicken Pasta - Blackened Chicken, Andouille sausage, red onions, roasted tomatoes and a spicy Alfredo sauce over penne pasta.

    Coconut Tilapia - Coconut encrusted tilapia served over jasmine rice and Asian vegetable blend, finished with a spicy garlic Thai chili sauce.

    Saffron Seafood Risotto - Sautéed bay scallops, shrimp, artichokes, spinach, basil, diced Roma tomatoes and crab drizzled with a saffron infused lemon butter sauce.


    After a long day on the road for some of us, you'll be happy to know that Crabbys is across the street from the hotel so you won't have to get back into you car to go to dinner.

    Friday March 24 -

    Hot Breakfast Buffet at hotel

    Peel Mansion and Gardens (http://www.peelmansion.org/peel/index.htm) - $5.00 per person (cash preferred)
    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Frank Lloyd Wright House (lunch and visit) (http://crystalbridges.org/)

    Afternoon exploration on your own - Suggestions: Walmart 5 & 10 Museum (https://www.walmartmuseum.com/); Museum of Native American History (http://monah.us/); Daisy Air Gun Museum (http://daisymuseum.com/); (http://www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org/); Shopping at Pinnacle Hills Promenade (https://www.pinnaclehillspromenade.com/en.html) or Antique Shopping; Cooper Memorial Chapel (http://www.cooperchapel.com/); Veterans Wall of Honor (http://veteransmonumentbellavistaar.org/)

    Dinner - 6:30pm - Corona Restaurant - http://www.dineatcorona.com/

    Dinner Buffet - $14 per person including tax and gratuity (individual pay - cash will make your life easier and payment faster)

    Buffet includes: Salad bar, BBQ ribs, fried chicken and fish, chicken and beef fajitas, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and green beans, tea, coffee and soft drinks, and pecan, chocolate or butterscotch pie for dessert. Alcoholic drinks are extra.

    We will have a separate room for dinner and word has it that there may be a piano available for a certain Bunny we know.


    Saturday March 25 -

    Hot Breakfast Buffet at hotel

    Pea Ridge National Military Park (https://www.nps.gov/peri/index.htm) - $7.00 per person for entrance to the battlefield or FREE with a Senior Pass

    Choice of:

    1) Caravan Trip to Eureka Springs, AR - The Ozarks Victorian Village (http://www.eurekasprings.org/); planned visits to the Thorncrown Chapel (www.thorncrown.com) and the Crescent Hotel (www.crescent-hotel.com); Lunch - downtown on your own

    or

    2) War Eagle Mill (https://wareaglemill.com/) and War Eagle Cavern (http://wareaglecavern.com/) $13 per person; Lunch at one of various recommended locations - your choice.

    or

    3) Afternoon exploration on your own - Suggestions: Walmart 5 & 10 Museum (https://www.walmartmuseum.com/); Museum of Native American History (http://monah.us/); Daisy Air Gun Museum (http://daisymuseum.com/); (http://www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org/); Shopping at Pinnacle Hills Promenade (https://www.pinnaclehillspromenade.com/en.html) or Antique Shopping; Cooper Memorial Chapel (http://www.cooperchapel.com/); Veterans Wall of Honor (http://veteransmonumentbellavistaar.org/)


    Dinner - 6:15pm - Fred's Hickory Inn (http://www.fredshickoryinn.co/)

    Dinner Buffet - $20 per person including tax and gratuity (individual pay - cash will make your life easier and payment faster)

    Buffet includes: Salad with house dressing, Fred's grilled chicken, Fred's smoked sliced beef and pork, Lou's famous spaghetti and marinara, coleslaw and beans, apple cobbler for dessert and soft drinks, coffee, tea. Alcoholic drinks are extra.


    Sunday March 26 -

    Hot Breakfast Buffet at hotel

    Farewells and best wishes


    Staybridge Suites Information

    Suites have been reserved at the following favorable rates:

    1 Queen Bed - $84.00 + tax
    1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds - $94.00 + tax
    2 Bed Room (1 King; 2 Queens) - $104.00 + tax

    Reservations by phone - call 1-479-845-5701 and inform the clerk you are with the RETRO Thunderbird Car Club or use the group code TCC when making your reservation.

    Reservations on-line (use TCC group code if link is not direct) - https://www.staybridge.com/hotels/us...roomratestitle

    Please let us know on this thread if you have made a reservation.

    Traditionally, we have not had a registration fee for Heartland Mini-Events. Every effort will be made to continue this practice for this event. However, if expenses warrant a small registration fee, we reserve the right to add one at a future date. Your understanding is appreciated.

    Please bring and be prepared to use a two-way radio while caravanning during the event! ---- We will be using Channel 4.

    We look forward to seeing you in Rogers next spring!

    Due to requirements for making plans with restaurants and other venues we are going to have to cut off registration for Thunder In The Ozarks on Daytona 500 Sunday February 26, 2017. The only chance of joining the group after that date is if a person/couple becomes a new TBN member during the time in between then and the beginning of the event.
    Last edited by 2K2BIRD; Mar 5, 2017, 10:18 PM.
    15 years, 137K miles, 48 States & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 100+ T-bird events, 160+ retrobird diecasts/models, 8 TOTM photos, a Garden of the Gods Beauty and some very special friends...THANKS to TBN !

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    Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

    Thunder In The Ozarks Attendees

    1. Bill & Becky (15AGAIN) - 02 Torch Red - Arkansas * (Sirloin & Cajun)
    2. B.J. & Mary (02TBIRD) - 02 Evening Black - Arkansas * (Sirloin x 2)
    3. Paul & Rosetta (2K2BIRD & Ms2K2BIRD) - 02 Torch Red - Oklahoma *
    (Sirloin & Cajun)
    4. Dave (Tbear) - Inca Gold - Texas (Sirloin)
    5. Ron & Liz (4LOWBIRDS+6 & Sharehisbirds) - Monterey Mist (PCR) - Tennessee * (Sirloin & Risotto)
    6. Steve & Donna (Valkyrie & TBRDLUV) - 04 Merlot - Georgia (Sirloin X 2)
    7. Ray & Sharon (Rays 007 #15) - Coral (007) - Georgia (Sirloin X 2)
    8. Dave & Carol (dcrichards) - 02 Thunderbird Blue - Texas (Tilapia & Cajun)
    9. Tom (MyT) & Richard (Birdlover - 04 Vintage Mint Green staying home this trip) - 03 Torch Red - Florida (Risotto X 2)
    10. Kevin & Diane (MISTYEYED829) - 04 Merlot - Indiana (Sirloin X 2)
    11. Carlos & Ann (713/1000/PCR) - 04 Merlot - Oklahoma (Sirloin X 2)
    12. Spence & Judy (Gobird & Judge Judy) - 02 Thunderbird Blue - Florida (Sirloin & Cajun)
    13. Mike & Debbie (redfire1) - 03 Desert Sky Blue - Georgia (Cajun & Risotto)
    14. David & Jeannie (DavidA & LuvOurBird) - 02 Evening Black - Georgia * (Sirloin & Risotto)

    15. Lou & Toni (Black Bird) - 16 Red Thundervette - Missouri (Sirloin X 2)
    16. Terry & Mary (Terry Wood) - 03 Whisper White - Oklahoma (Sirloin & Cajun)
    17. Tom and Kaye (Black Hawk 03) - 03 Evening Black - Mississippi (Sirloin & Cajun)
    18. Jim & Regina (TeeBrd) - 02 Thunderbird Blue - Texas (Sirloin X 2)
    19. Tom & Candy (tenger55) - 03 Torch Red - Missouri (Sirloin X 2)
    20. Roland and Kay (rekyle) - 02 Whisper White - Mississippi (Sirloin & Cajun)
    21. George (RetroGeorge) - 04 Platinum Silver - Texas (Cajun)
    22. John & Ginny (John Garfield) - 05 Bronze - Texas (Sirloin X 2)
    23. Gil & Brenda (bghart) - 02 Torch Red - Alabama (Cajun & Tilapia)
    24. Roy (The Pen Maker) - 03 Evening Black - Oklahoma (Sirloin)
    25. Tony and Sandie (Flinx1) - 02 Thunderbird Blue - Oklahoma (Sirloin X 2)
    26. Ken and Pat (kposey) - 03 Mountain Shadow Grey - Mississippi (Sirloin X 2)
    27. Ron and RaSonja (Class59) - 03 Desert Sky Blue - Oklahoma (Sirloin & Tilapia)
    28. Herb and Cynthia (Cynch) - 04 Platinum Silver - Oklahoma (Tilapia & Risotto)
    29. Dick and Jan (dickingram) - 05 Bronze - Oklahoma (Sirloin & Risotto)
    30. Boyd Nutt - 03 Mountain Shadow Grey - Arkansas (Sirloin)
    31. Bob & Virginia (cpubob) - 03 Mountain Shadow Grey - Florida (Sirloin & Risotto)


    Bold - Reservations Confirmed

    * - Celebrate 48 Club Members

    We are excited to be hosting retro owners from 10 US states. We are particularly proud and happy that 9 of them (over 25%) will be 1st time TBN event attendees. How cool is that?

    Last edited by 2K2BIRD; Mar 31, 2017, 04:22 PM.
    15 years, 137K miles, 48 States & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 100+ T-bird events, 160+ retrobird diecasts/models, 8 TOTM photos, a Garden of the Gods Beauty and some very special friends...THANKS to TBN !

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      Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

      Count me in. Reservations made.
      Last edited by Tbear; Oct 20, 2016, 07:10 AM.

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        Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

        Add two from East Tennessee.
        02 Nieman Marcus-SS htp-f/sil. acc.#165 - 21 states-Dc
        02 TB-TB htp-p/blue acc.-Nancy Gioia-22 states-DC
        03 007-Coral htp-f/white acc. #468 7 states
        03 WW-WW htp-p/red 8 states
        04 VMG-VMG htp-p/white #137 - 17 states-DC
        04 PCR-Ash htp f/ash acc. #101 - 19 states-DC
        04 Merlot-Merlot htp-sand-Bill Grassnig- 16 states-DC
        04 TR-TR htp-sand 5 states
        04 LIB-LIB htp-p/white 5 states-DC
        05 IG-IG htp-p/white acc.t #82 -34 states-DC
        05 Dusk Rose-DR & C/mere htps-cashmere seats - 48 states-DC

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          Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

          Dave, Ron and Liz - way to start the ball rolling! As always, looking forward to seeing you.
          15 years, 137K miles, 48 States & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 100+ T-bird events, 160+ retrobird diecasts/models, 8 TOTM photos, a Garden of the Gods Beauty and some very special friends...THANKS to TBN !

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            Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

            I'm interested, Paul but March can be pretty vicious up here. I'll have to wait till it gets closer. The summer was so good here we're nervous about the winter!
            It's better to be seen than viewed!

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            • #7
              Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

              OK Paul, count us in.
              Steve&Donna

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                Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                Paul, count us in. Reservations are made!
                Ray & Sharon
                Last edited by Rays 007 #15; Oct 20, 2016, 09:11 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                  Thinking seriously about.
                  Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. Will Rogers

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                  • #10
                    Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                    I'm game for this. Will mention it to Gordon when I catch up with him later today.
                    T-Birding it's the only way to fly!
                    Richard & Gordon

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                      Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                      Thanks to Paul and Gray for getting the ball rolling on this.
                      Looking forward to another event and visiting with friends
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                      Birds of the 48
                      15AGAIN has been in 48 States and 9 Canadian Provinces. Travelled many miles with great friends-- "Priceless"

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                      • #12
                        Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                        Reservations made for Ron and Liz.
                        ******
                        "It's not ALL about the cars.
                        Its about the people who drive them." --Tom Aglio

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                          Booked room, filled in calendar .
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                          • #14
                            Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                            Looks like the Heartland Chapter members are going to have to get on a stick to represent the area. It will be great to host folks from all over TBN land. If anyone wants to add on to their trip to make it more worth the long drive, Eureka Springs, AR (about an hour away) and Branson, MO (about 2 hours away) are always fun places to visit.

                            Bill Green seems to be down playing his involvement with the planning and execution of this event. Believe me, he is a vital member of the committee and the event probably wouldn't happen without him.

                            I've added some links to the first post so you can take a virtual visit to the places we plan to see in person.
                            15 years, 137K miles, 48 States & DC, 9 Canadian provinces, 8 European countries, 3 Caribbean Islands, 3 Hawaiian Islands, 100+ National Park locations, 100+ T-bird events, 160+ retrobird diecasts/models, 8 TOTM photos, a Garden of the Gods Beauty and some very special friends...THANKS to TBN !

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                            • #15
                              Re: Thunder In The Ozarks - A Heartland Chapter TBN Mini-Event

                              We might be available. There is a school in March I'm committed to attend. I'll check the schedule and see, if we can make it.
                              R.
                              Be who you are... and say what you feel...Because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
                              Through and through G.R.I.T.S.

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