Tejas Chapter

Utopia Drive Weekend

Friday - Sunday,
October 13 - 15, 2017

Participate either day as a single event or join us for the whole weekend
(separate Incentive Points for each day)

Event planned by
Josh & Kathryn Butts

Get your engines ready for a GREAT weekend of driving in the Texas hill country!

For the 2017 Annual Utopia Weekend event, we'll be home-based out of Kerrville for the weekend. If you've never had the pleasure of driving these roads west of San Antonio, I can tell you they are the best you'll find in Texas.

We'd be happy to have you join us for any or all parts of the weekend! If this will be your first event with the club, you could not have picked a better one. If you're a seasoned veteran, Kathryn and I are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

I'll save you the trouble of reading through the entire itinerary - yes, we will drive 100% of the 3 Sisters.


Friday, October 13th:

We have a reservation at Grape Juice in Kerrville (623 Water St, Kerrville, TX 78028) from 6:30pm - 8pm.

If your travel plans allow for it, please join us for a casual dinner, drinks, or whatever you're in the mood for. We'll be there at 6:30pm but consider this a come and go as you please event. The restaurant is planning to be flexible with us and is expecting that not everyone will arrive exactly at the same time, so if you don't arrive in town till a little later, you can still drop by and hang out and get a bite to eat or a glass of wine.


Saturday, October 14th:

We'll meet at the Walmart at 1216 Junction Hwy in Kerrville around 8am. (Get directions)

Don't worry, there's a Starbucks right across the street. I estimate we'll depart around 8:30am.

From there we'll drive west and hit the entire length of RM335 and about 1/3 of RM 337. Lunch will be around noon at Neal's Cafe in Concan.

https://www.nealsdiningroom.com/

NOTE: This is a lot of miles to cover but it's worth it. We will stop twice (Mountain Home and Leakey) between Kerrville and lunch.

After lunch we'll proceed back to Kerrville via RM 336. I estimate we'll arrive back in Kerrville around 3:30pm. Plenty of time for a nap. If you prefer a more direct route back, that's also an option, but RM336 is by far my favorite of the 3 Sisters. Not to be missed, in my opinion.


We have a dinner reservation at Cowboy Steakhouse in Kerrville at 7pm and we'd love for you'd to join us.

If you're looking for something a little more low-key, there are plenty of fast food and casual dining restaurants within 5 miles of most of the hotels in the area.

http://www.cowboysteakhouse.com/

Sunday, October 15th:

We'll meet at the River Hills Mall at 200 Sidney Baker St South in Kerrville at 8:30am, planning to depart around 9am.

We'll take TX 16 south towards Medina, and then head West picking up the remainder of RM337 through Vanderpool and back to Leakey for a break.


We'll then head back in through to Ingram for lunch at the Encore Restaurant & Patio around 11:45. For those interested, there is a photo op at the restaurant with Texas's very own Stone Henge.

http://www.encorerestaurant.net/


For both days, plan to arrive "Full, Full and Empty". That is, full tank of gas, full stomach, and empty bladder.

We will be using radios over the course of the weekend, so if you have a set of FRS/GMRS radios, bring them along. We will use channel 2 sub code 3.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me, josh@joshbutts.com.


Who attended

Name(s)
Year Model People Friday
Evening
Sat
Cars
Sat
Lunch
Sat
Dinner
Sun
Cars
Sun
Lunch
Hotel
Bruce & Lenore Alfredson 2016 428i
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
Scott Bowman & Helen Dorrance 2011 1M
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
Robert Bondi 1977 530i
1
-
-
-
-
1
1
-
Jim & Janet-Anne Boykin 200? 645iC
2
-
 1
2
-
-
-
-
David & Mimi Brooks 2004 Z4
2
-
 1
2
-
-
-
-
Mack Buel 2008 335i
2
-
 1
2
2
1
2
?
Josh & Kathryn Butts 2006 M Rdstr
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
Marco & Mary Beth Cordon 2007 Z4
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
Jennifer Davis 2016 Z4
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
?
Scott Davis 2001 M5
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
?
Tom & Gay Dawson 2010 Z4
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Holiday Inn Express
Fred Egloff 2015 X1
2
2
-
-
-
1
2
Home
Angel Espinoza 2007 Z4M Cpe
1
-
 1
1
1
-
-
-
Hugh & Nancy Fisher 1987 321iS
2
-
 1
2
2
1
2
Best Western
Jeff Gifford 1990 325i
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
YO Ranch Hotel
Paul & Jennifer Goldfine 2011 328xi
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
David & Brandon Hardiman 2003 M3
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
Valentin Hernandez 2013 M3
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Best Western
Michael Jackson 2015 M3
1
-
 1
1
1
-
-
-
Sridhar Kamma 2017 3 GT
1
-
 1
1
1
-
-
-
Jeffrey & Debra-Lou Lantz 2013 135i
2
-
 1
2
-
1
2
Boerne - Home
Herb Looney 2015 435i
1
-
 1
1
-
1
1
-
David & Chungnam Lucia 2016 535d
2
-
 1
2
-
-
-
-
Glenn & Sandy McConnell 2015 M4
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Inn of the Hills
Michael Miranda 2013 320i
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
Best Western Sunday House
Brad Mitchell 2001 M Rdstr
1
-
 1
1
-
1
1
Best Western
Curtis Morriss 2006 Z4 Cpe
2
-
 1
2
-
-
-
-
David & Michelle Morrow 1997 M3
2
-
 1
2
-
-
-
-
Tom Motes 2002 Z3
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
Inn of the Hills
Joseph Nielsen 1984 325e
2
-
 1
2
-
1
-
-
Al & Angel Ridgley 1987 325i
2
-
 1
2
2
1
2
Best Western
Raquel Robles 2017 320i
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
Best Western Sunday House
Vincent Robles 2013 128i
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
Best Western Sunday House
Rachel Tamez 2013 328i GT
1
1
 1
1
1
1
1
Best Western Sunday House
David & Vicky Thomas 2017 911
2
2
 1
2
-
-
-
Holiday Inn Express
Jim & Alejandra Whalen 2011 335iS
2
2
 1
2
2
1
2
Best Western
Roge Williams 2000 M Rdstr
1
1
 1
1
1
-
-
?
Lenny Zwik 2014 911
1
1
 1
1
-
-
-
?
Total
38
60
33
35
57
38
27
41
-