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Paul M says I have too many surprises for the Mountain Cruise ( in a short weekend ) ....... I am up to 4 now. :) ( maybe only 2-3 will get used........ 2 are complete, 2 I am trying to custom build now )

So, if you wonder about these surprises, one hint.... they are all kinda related in a way and will create some real cool memories



I am hoping for no fires this year... hoping to outdo last years Mountain Cruise which had tons of laughter. I still remember us all sitting on the patio of the bar at Emerald Lake eating lunch. That was such a calm peaceful spot

This is the last Mountain Cruise I head up.... I hand it back over to Paul next year ( I will still probably co organize ) as he will be done with tons of planning of this Bowling Green Caravan.

Between Paul, Jeff and myself we put together some great ideas.... good to get input from these two.

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Now, many of the Alberta Corvettes Facebook page maybes will probably stay that way.

I am guessing 22-29 Corvettes and that one FORdVette
 
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Now, many of the Alberta Corvettes Facebook page maybes will probably stay that way.

I am guessing 22-29 Corvettes and that one FORdVette


To date we have the following people booked and coming for the cruise



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@RockyPM 2

@Jeffer2013 2

@thomigun 2

@Rruuff Day 2

@1FNRIDE

@turbozig 2

Janke's 1

Gordon R 1

Mike B 2





Travelling in on Saturday

@Baby Ray 2

Cunnigham's 2

Labrecque's 2

Ammann's 2

Hunt's

@SVWC

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@Darrellg1

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Dave H

Cody A

Diana L duplicate Mark L

Fred J duplicate

Raelene C duplicate

Ken T Heather N duplicate

Gerald B

Gordon R duplicate

Myron G

Brenda H

Paul M duplicate

Dan M

Darren James T

Cindy K 1

Brian L duplicate

Alexander A M

Keith G

Stephen Frost M

Sonet C L

Cindy and Randy P

Tyson H

Di A









Maybes



Tc G

Heather F

Cathy C

Albert L

Roger B

Matthew W

Marc-André C

Andrew F

Ryan B

Jim M

Cole H

Randy P

Dom A C

Mark D

Lesa S

Darwin M

Chris R

Jordan S

Elvio P

Julie Isabelle G

Garrett M

Stuart K

Jon M
In and booked for both nights.
 

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Now, many of the Alberta Corvettes Facebook page maybes will probably stay that way.

I am guessing 22-29 Corvettes and that one FORdVette


To date we have the following people booked and coming for the cruise



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@2009CGMZR1 1

@RockyPM 2

@Jeffer2013 2

@thomigun 2

@Rruuff Day 2

@1FNRIDE

@turbozig 2

Janke's 1

Gordon R 1

Mike B 2





Travelling in on Saturday

@Baby Ray 2

Cunnigham's 2

Labrecque's 2

Ammann's 2

Hunt's

@SVWC

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Dane W. Confirmed Saturday 2.






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Cody A

Diana L duplicate Mark L

Fred J duplicate

Raelene C duplicate

Ken T Heather N duplicate

Gerald B

Gordon R duplicate

Myron G

Brenda H

Paul M duplicate

Dan M

Darren James T

Cindy K 1

Brian L duplicate

Alexander A M

Keith G

Stephen Frost M

Sonet C L

Cindy and Randy P

Tyson H

Di A









Maybes



Tc G

Heather F

Cathy C

Albert L

Roger B

Matthew W

Marc-André C

Andrew F

Ryan B

Jim M

Cole H

Randy P

Dom A C

Mark D

Lesa S

Darwin M

Chris R

Jordan S

Elvio P

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Now, many of the Alberta Corvettes Facebook page maybes will probably stay that way.

I am guessing 22-29 Corvettes and that one FORdVette


To date we have the following people booked and coming for the cruise



CCF

@2009CGMZR1 1

@RockyPM 2

@Jeffer2013 2

@thomigun 2

@Rruuff Day 2

@1FNRIDE

@turbozig 2

Janke's 1

Gordon R 1

Mike B 2





Travelling in on Saturday

@Baby Ray 2

Cunnigham's 2

Labrecque's 2

Ammann's 2

Hunt's

@SVWC

@Dantanman







Maybe's

@Darrellg1

@Jr. Corvette 1 ?





Alberta Corvettes FB list

Dave H

Cody A

Diana L duplicate Mark L

Fred J duplicate

Raelene C duplicate

Ken T Heather N duplicate

Gerald B

Gordon R duplicate

Myron G

Brenda H

Paul M duplicate

Dan M

Darren James T

Cindy K 1

Brian L duplicate

Alexander A M

Keith G

Stephen Frost M

Sonet C L

Cindy and Randy P

Tyson H

Di A









Maybes



Tc G

Heather F

Cathy C

Albert L

Roger B

Matthew W

Marc-André C

Andrew F

Ryan B

Jim M

Cole H

Randy P

Dom A C

Mark D

Lesa S

Darwin M

Chris R

Jordan S

Elvio P

Julie Isabelle G

Garrett M

Stuart K

Jon M
I’m all booked and traveling up with Thomas and some other people on Friday.
 

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Update May 6th.... 9 rooms left for Saturday night at DTR. Don't have an update for rooms in Hinton, will check this week.

So, rooms still available but once they run out nothing really close - I just called and left a msg with Aurum Lodge to see if they have rooms, they only have 5 rooms there I guess... small place. They are close, nothing else close looks like.


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Next closest is Nordegg at the old Lodge/hotel. Have't been there in a while but it is 1/2 drive east. aurum Lodge is an eco friendly lodge and is beautiful. This is a destination for people who want to get away and relax.
 

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May 6th, 2019 was LAST UPDATE

2019 Rocky Mountain Cruise – Jasper
June 21st 6pm start to afternoon June 23, 2019

UPDATE on rooms as of May 6th, 2019

Friday night. 8-12 rooms booked and about 20 rooms available... 10 of those 20-25 are blocked till May 21st or us ( I know a bunch are driving in Sat am )

Saturday night about 20 or so rooms booked - 9 rooms available / left as of May 6th ( just called, they are open now with someone now answering the phone. ... no holds on Saturday night rooms.... best to book soon!!!


So, please get to booking rooms ASAP.... Hinton has more options ..... Saturday night does not.


Tentative Schedule ( subject to change )

Friday 6pm Social / dinner / drinks at Mr Mikes Steakhouse in Hinton

Sat 9am - drivers meeting Safeway parking lot west Hinton
9:30am leave and head west out of Hinton
10:15am first stop ( one surprise, maybe two )
11am - leave to lunch location

11:45am - arrive at lunch location - possible photo shoot and surprise ( lunch location and photo shoot idea's still in planning mode - location could change )
( bring CASH as no credit or debit ) concession type ordering ( I will find out more on food offered ) it is a big decent food concession area
12 noon - lunch
TBA - leave lunch location
2pm - gas up in Jasper and after lunch bathroom break ( as not much for fuel for Sat afternoon and Sunday am driving so best to top up ) Jasper Petro Can has 94 Octane
2:30pm approx Leave Jasper south on Hwy 93
3pm - route still to be confirmed - possible off 93 highway drive ( paved road ) ( another surprise possible )
TBA - bathroom break at Columbia Icefields Parkway
Turn east at Sask Crossing on Hwy 11
TBA - group photo shoot at Abraham Lake
Approx 6pm area arrive at David Thompson Resort
Have dinner and relax
Possible Sat night bonfire

Sunday am
TBA Back to Abraham Lake for some different types of photo shoots ( few surprises )
After Abraham Lake is still in the planning stage - I think less driving ( stay in that area ) and more time for surprises










Possibly 22-29 so far right now between CCF and on AB Corvettes Facebook . Guessing the odd might drop out - amount will fluctuate a bit til closer to the event.

List as of May 1st ( post if your not on this list and if you a yes or a maybe )

Now, many of the Alberta Corvettes Facebook page maybes will probably stay that way.



To date we have the following people booked and coming for the cruise ( numbers are the amount of people for a count )



CCF

@2009CGMZR1 1

@RockyPM 2

@Jeffer2013 2

@thomigun 2

@Rruuff Day 2

@1FNRIDE

@turbozig 2

Janke's 1

Gordon R 1

Mike B 2

@Jr. Corvette 1 ?



Travelling in on Saturday

@Baby Ray 2

Cunnigham's 2

Labrecque's 2

Ammann's 2

Hunt's

@SVWC

@Dantanman 2







Maybe's

@Darrellg1






Alberta Corvettes FB list duplicate means they are posted in the CCF area above

Dave H

Cody A

Diana L duplicate Mark L

Fred J duplicate

Raelene C duplicate

Ken T Heather N duplicate

Gerald B

Gordon R duplicate

Myron G

Brenda H

Paul M duplicate

Dan M

Darren James T

Cindy K 1

Brian L duplicate

Alexander A M

Keith G

Stephen Frost M

Sonet C L

Cindy and Randy P

Tyson H

Di A









Maybes



Tc G

Heather F

Cathy C

Albert L

Roger B

Matthew W

Marc-André C

Andrew F

Ryan B

Jim M

Cole H

Randy P

Dom A C

Mark D

Lesa S

Darwin M

Chris R

Jordan S

Elvio P

Julie Isabelle G

Garrett M

Stuart K

Jon M




General overview of the weekend
Our trip this year will start in Hinton, Alberta and travel towards Jasper. For travelers from the southern part of the province we have Friday hotel accommodations set up and supper social will be a Mr. Mikes Steakhouse starting at 6pm. Other restaurants are available as well.
Saturday morning our trip will include stops at Maligne Canyon and possibly Pyramid Lake( still in the works ). We will continue down the Icefields Parkway with stops along the way. Saturday evening will be spent at the David Thompson Resort. This is 35 minutes east of Saskatchewan Crossing along Highway 11. This is a beautiful location close to Abraham Lake and has many amenities so something for everyone.

Sunday is still in the works. Sunday I have surprise idea's ( you don't wanna miss ) for 2-4 hours starting around 10am. The plans will be announced at dinner Saturday night. Guessing the Calgary group might go back to Sask Crossing and south... that is still up in the air.

OH, you can branch off from the Cruise at anytime. Just let one of us know so we don't worry. If you want to do the Friday night and Saturday day/night part and do your own idea's Sunday .. sure. Hint, Emerald Lake is only 20 min west of Lake Louise.... it is an amazing place... so peaceful ... might be an idea for some for Sunday..... Most in this group last year said amazing even with the smoke.


When Booking your rooms please use:
Corvette Rocky Mountain Cruise
This will assure you get the rates below.

Things are almost together - just the Saturday lunch to finalize, Paul and myself are in talks right now with one place and I have a back up place too. UPDATE the second lunch plans/location may come into play


I have 80-90% of the route planned as I spent the last Sept long weekend getting ideas. Now, this year I won't be posting the route and details to try confuse people less ( other reasons too ) . I will decide just before how I will let everyone know.

This is Paul's event, he started it in 2013 I think it was but he asked me to take it over last year to help him and this year ( we have planned it together for the past 4-5 years actually ) cause he has so much going on with the National Caravan being the big boss


The 2019 Corvette Rocky Mountain Cruise will begin Friday June 21st in Hinton, AB. Host hotel Quality Inn & Suites,Hinton 780-865-5255 ( 24 hour cancellation allowed $209 rate / $227 all in ) and a group booking under Corvette Rocky Mountain Cruise . 782 Carmichael Ln, Hinton, AB T7V 0A6

Friday night/ when you book they do not charge your credit card... 24 hour cancellation... better to book now and decide later.

You can stay at any Hotel / motel you want in Hinton... some are cheaper.

Friday night social 1-2 blocks from host hotel has been confirmed starting at 6-7pm area ( children allowed - we do get 1-2 teens attending at times ).

Saturday June 22nd at 9:30am we will leave the west side of Hinton, AB and head west into the park gates. Saturday lunch is in the process of being confirmed ( we have 2 locations picked, working on one right now ). Saturday after lunch we will fuel up in Jasper ( top off as gas stations limited on our afternoon route - Petro Can in Jasper does have 94 octane fuel ) and then be heading south on Hwy 93 with a few drives and stops off the hwy - ending up arriving Saturday around 6-7pm at David Thompson Resort ( DTR ) Location AB-11, Cline River, AB near Abraham Lake David Thompson Resort

NOTE: after we are south of Jasper we lose cellular service till the Saturday night resort, the owner at DTR said it is spotty but people do get cell service closer to the lake ... so tell family and friends that Saturday afternoon you might not be contactable so they don't worry... plan to remind people at drivers meeting and add to the agenda to notify friends

David Thompson Resort rooms have bar fridges and coffee makers .. all rooms have 2 queen beds

Breakfast included Sunday am in room rate.

David Thompson Resort 403-721-2103 ( two week cancellation , $189 room rate plus taxes ) which is about 30 minutes east of Sask Crossing location on Abraham Lake with dinner in the Restaurant after check in.

IMPORTANT !!! Please book the Saturday night room ASAP... the owner said they get the odd tour bus booking that may stay overnight ( they have a picture with a large bus ) she said if they want rooms for that night they can't hold them for us anymore. David Thompson Resort 403-721-2103 The lady did say there was 15-20 rooms left as of two weeks ago - still act soon to book. They are closed now for the winter but a lady will return your voicemail within a day or two. The Aurum Lodge is near but not many rooms there.. think 5 rooms total

The actual route will be emailed to everyone going a few days before and also handed out Friday night / Saturday am as 80% is planned and some are pending to roads being open a week before event. Please book rooms ASAP for Saturday night, Friday nights rooms held till May 21st, 2019 / Saturday night rooms are open as of now, not held so book soon.

NOTE... You can leave early Sat am if you do not wish to overnight Friday night but Friday night rooms are needed for some from Red Deer and Calgary as too far of a drive Saturday am.

ALSO MUCH OF THE ROUTE HAS BEEN REPAVED LAST YEAR OR LAST FEW YEARS - I DID A TEST RUN LAST SEPTEMBER LONG WEEKEND / THE ONLY CONSTRUCTION IS THE HINTON PARK GATE TWINNED ROAD THAT WILL BE DONE IN MAY AND SASK CROSSING PARK GATE - NOT SURE OF COMPLETION DATE

A few surprises in the works.... need to attend the event to find out about them... or be in them ;) hint LOL

You are responsible to make your own room bookings for the weekend - act soon please

UPDATE: Breakfast included both mornings at host hotels

Re-read this area as I will update it as I think of more things and updates happen.



This also has been posted on Alberta Corvettes Facebook Page.... between the two groups CCF and AB C FB we should see maybe 25-29 Corvettes... time will tell



Our rooms way cheaper then the Lake Louise, Banff or Jasper rates.... doing the best I can



Please post below if you think your going and not listed in the first post.


Brian






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Friday, June 21, 2019 – For people travelling longer distances

Quality Inns & Suites, 782 Carmichael Lane, Hinton, AB T7V 0A6, Hinton. Phone: 780-865-5255...
It is official my bride Lynn and I will be joining you all we will arrive Friday.
So looking forward to fun time!!
 

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Update...... Now, the block of rooms in Hinton are saved till May 21st.... one month before. Best to book if your coming Friday night.

Now Saturday rooms guessing 5-9 rooms left... they said about 9 left a week ago.

OK, I have booked a room this Sunday night at David Thompson Resort ( I had a rough past weekend with putting down an aging cat.... I need a break .. need fresh mountain air ! )......I will be doing a test run looking for photo shoot locations and surprise stuff locations and so on.


Paul has seen all the surprises I am working on and he is amazed. I think 4/5 will come together..... one that not sure if I am doing will/should work but takes up space. LOL Paul will get this :)

Now, I might leave at 5am Sunday ( I will see how Ken ( Baby Rays ) day will be doing one less day ).... deciding...... I need to prepare some surprise camera and video stuff Saturday that I am working on.

I will be meeting with the lady at DTR Sunday night or Monday am and will see what they offer for food and the bonfire idea and so on.

I had some talks with one guy at Parks Canada Jasper and he gave me some idea's today.

I have the route 90% done.... tweaking of the route will happen this weekend



Brian
 
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Update on my attendance
Not able to make it. I am instead going to a company tour of Copper Mountain Mine in Princeton that weekend.
My apologies all
A sort of voluntold thing.
Very closed access to this type of environment so at least I can say I been to a live open pit mine.
Cummins says make it so lol. (We rebuild the engines on these trucks. 60L-95 Liter High Horse Power motors) Big huge buggers the size of a flat deck tow truck. Thats just the motor.
Will post a pic later of a 60 Liter in the paint shop.
 

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Update on my attendance
Not able to make it. I am instead going to a company tour of Copper Mountain Mine in Princeton that weekend.
My apologies all
A sort of voluntold thing.
Very closed access to this type of environment so at least I can say I been to a live open pit mine.
Cummins says make it so lol. (We rebuild the engines on these trucks. 60L-95 Liter High Horse Power motors) Big huge buggers the size of a flat deck tow truck. Thats just the motor.
Will post a pic later of a 60 Liter in the paint shop.

That's too bad Darrell. Looked forward to meeting you but it does sound like a kewl tour. Next time.
 

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David Thompson Resort rooms were renovated last year........ they look great. Really enjoyed my stay!

UPDATE on rooms as of May 20th, 2019

Friday night..... 14 rooms available... NO MORE BLOCKED ROOMS AS OF TOMORROW

Saturday night 24 ( WOW ) rooms booked - 8 rooms available / left as of May 20th ( they are open now with someone now answering the phone ). ... no holds on Saturday night rooms.... best to book soon!!!
 

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