Sunday, April 15, 2012

Freeze Out 2012 - Should have been Thaw Out!

Well how many of you have ever watched the movie The Perfect Storm? Well to me there is no such thing as a perfect storm. But there is such a thing as a Perfect Weekend! Well Three Trails Vans of Kansas City to me hosted the Perfect Weekend, also know as the Freeze-Out Truck-In. 
This traditional winter to spring truck-in has been hosted by many over the years. Three Trails took it over a few years back. It has been held at several locations also over the years. It started by Dave Stevenson & Junk Town Vans from Junction City, Kansas. Now it presides in Eagleville, Missouri. At the Eagle Ridge RV Park where it has been the last several years. 
Last year on the same weekend it was 20 degrees and snow. This year it 80 plus degrees. The weather was just unbelievable. The pavilion was wrapped with plywood, the propane heaters were in place, but no need for either one. 
Last years attendance was around 25 vans, this year 47. On Friday night the party lasted until a little after 1am and there were several people feeling no pain, not till the next morning anyway. 
Mike & Wanda provided the hot dogs and snacks for the weekend. Saturday weather was also perfect. Everyone spent most of the day sitting around campsites visiting with fellow vanners, enjoying the weather. 
Saturday evening the campground owner, Bob, ran a cable into the pavilion so we could hook up a TV to watch the Final Four Basketball games. It just so happened that a local college was in the tournament. Kansas University. Becky played the tunes while I watched the game with several other vanners. It was a lot of fun. Kansas won also helping make this weekend (Perfect). I took over the tunes after the game and played to a good crowd till about 1 in the morning. 
There were several long distance vanners, Bob & Karen from Kentucky, who is also in the Final Four tournament. But Cindy Lou, who has to have more long distance awards than anyone I know took home the long distance award. Congrats to both for supporting long distance events. Long Distance Club went to Fast Lanes Vans, Vanatic's was a close second to them. Both clubs are know for traveling long distances to have fun and support other van clubs. 
For all the Vanners that attended, I think they will agree that It was a Perfect Weekend. Three Trails you may not have won the Mega Million drawing, but sure won everyone over this weekend. Thank You All for a Perfect Weekend. 
Vantasia Van Club 

 Upcoming HOAVC Events:
  • Three Fingers In Part II hosted by Vanners of Oz on Saturday, April 28th.
  • Vanniversary 38 hosted by Central Iowa Vanners, May 4-6
  • 35 Years of Spring Fever hosted by Vantasia Vans, May 18-20
For more info check out the HOAVC website.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Groundhog "Mardi Gras" Party 2012 hosted by Vanatic's Van Club

Congrats go out Vanatic's for hosting another great event. 

Their attendance more than doubled from last year. It all started around the pool with music and drinks. After the pool party stopped, the party continued in the hallways.

Saturday brought more Vanners coming in from all over. Vanatic's shuttled everyone to the local winery-brewery. The pool side was being decorated by Pat Cason for Gary's 60th Surprise Birthday celebration and roast. Lot's of fun and good stories. While some concerned Kansas Basketball Fans gathered around the TV to watch Missouri & Kansas go into over time. Kansas won. That night it was time to get the Mardi Gras clothing on. Lots of flashy clothing and hair. The band was awesome and Vanatic's provided the pizza and beer. It was great event, with great Friends. 

Thank You Vanatic's!!

Don Noone / Vantasia Vans