Saturday, September 22, 2012

planned by Ken Carson & Connie Stried

Twisty roads, breathtaking scenery, and endangered species .... what more could you ask from a Tejas Chapter event? After tech sessions and a concours, it's time to hit the open road in September for a pure drive that will take us through the Balcones Canyonlands, a significant portion of which will skirt the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in Travis, Burnet, and Williamson counties.

This refuge protects the nesting habitats of the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo, as well as six endangered invertebrate species. Ranch and county roads, changes in elevation and twisties, cattle guards and open range await, as canyon walls echo the throaty rumblings of our passing.

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- Meet at the parking lot next to the water tower at Cabela's in Buda at 9:00. (get directions)

- Drivers meeting at 9:20.

- Depart at 9:30. A Shell station is directly across IH-35 from Cabela's for your pre-drive needs. There will be two rest stops on the drive, both at sizable convenience stores.

We will arrive for lunch at Dahlia Café in Liberty Hill, Texas. (more info)

Their menu offers homemade selections, including meat loaf, chicken fried steak with jalapeno cream gravy, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, salads, and, of course, their famous desserts.
After lunch, everyone is free to return home by their best route. Liberty Hill is 14 miles from either IH-35 to the east or US 281 to the west. Or you're welcome to split the difference and wind your way home through the many back roads.

Who attended

Year Model People
Year Model People
Don & Esther Bishop 2007 Z4 Cpe 2 Glenn & Sandy McConnell 2001 Z3 2
Scott Bowman 2011 1M 1 Jon Nolting 2006 X3 2
Rob & Jill Brown 2006 330Ci 2 Harry Ohe 2001 Z3 1
Tom Brown 1995 325i 2 J. Craig Pearson 2003 Z4 2
Ron & Brenya Buchalski 1995 M3 2 Al & Angel Ridgley 1987 325i 2
Josh Butts 2006 M Rdstr 2 Hector Sanchez 2008 M3 1
Ken Carson & Connie Stried 1999 M Rdstr 2 James Shaw 2003 330Ci 2
Linda Cavazos 2011 135i 1 Luis Torres 2004 330CiC 1
Tim & Linda Cook 2006 M Rdstr 2 John Trevey 1996 ?? 2
Paul Goldfine 1991 318iS 2 Jay West 2011 135i 2
George & Stephanie Gualda 2007 Z4 2 Daniel White 2002 M Rdstr 1
John Hughan 2011 M3 1 Roger Williams 2000 M Rdstr 1
Terry Jones 2008 Z4 Cpe 1 Brian Wong 1975 ??? 2
Herb Looney 2006 M3 1 Don & Susan Yule 1998 M Rdstr 2
Vishal & Melissa Maharaj 2009 335i 2 Total 29 48