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Lakehouse Retreat

September 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am


Welcome to Lake Time Version 3.0! As of today the lake is at full pool and we are looking forward to having everyone with us for a great time. For those who have not attended before, we are located near Pell City, AL on Logan Martin Lake. Learning from previous events we have now honed this to a fine art so hopefully you can join us!

Arrive anytime on Friday September 22nd and stake out your camping spot in the yard. We have plenty of room for tents and even several RV’s but sorry there are no electrical or water hook-ups. There should however be water in the lake this year (unless something goes really wrong!) so be sure to bring your swimming attire. We will have the pontoon boat full of fuel and ready to go! Hopefully Sanford will be there from across the lake with his beautiful Ranger Tug and lead the boat parade.

For those that want to ride, there is great riding in the area including Mt Cheaha, the Talladega Super Speedway & Museum among others. So you can ride or just choose to stay in the shade and enjoy the lake! We will have a planned street ride for Saturday morning to highlight some of our favorite back roads in the area. The ride will be long enough to be fun but short enough to get us back home in time for a leisurely afternoon lakeside.

What are we going to eat? Well for those arriving on Friday and in time for dinner around 6PM we will serve lasagna. We’ll have a light breakfast on Saturday morning before the ride departs (Saturday lunch on your own) andSaturday night with everyone’s help we will once again create and serve “dump stew”. If you are not familiar with this epicurean delight here’s how it works. Bring along a can of anything you choose to dump into the stew pot. Now normally this is some sort of canned vegetable but use your imagination! We will have the meat which will be stewed along with the other items dumped in and have bread to accompany it. You will be surprised at how good this will be! We will then have a light breakfast on Sunday morning to send you off! As with all of our meetings, suffice it to say, you won’t go hungry!

Don’t want to camp? There are two motels in close proximity that you can contact for accommodations. The closest is the Big Bull Lakefront Motel. This is an old style one level mom and pop kind of place that has hosted fisherman for years. Recently renovated with new owners I believe. Never stayed there but would not be afraid to! Located at 4304 Martin St. S. Cropwell, AL 35054 (205) 338-3344. The other option is the Quality Inn located at I-20 & US231 in Pell City. Their number is (205) 338-1314. There is also a new Hampton Inn at the intersection of US231 & I-20. Their contact number is 800.916.4339. The hotel is located at 220 Vaughn Lane Pell City, AL 35125

So here is the weekend schedule;

Friday September 22

Arrive Anytime

6:00 PM Lasagna Dinner

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Camp Fire / Social

Saturday September 23

10:00 AM Street Ride Departs

1:00PM – 5:00PM Lake / Yard Time

6:00 PM – “Dump Stew” Dinner Is Served

7:00PM – 10:00 Camp Fire / Social

Sunday September 24

8:00 AM Light Breakfast / Depart For Home

So you can see we are planning a fun time. As always, we need to get a head count for the meals so we will know what groceries to buy. Please let us know when you will be arriving and what meals you will be here for.

PLEASE respond by the buttons below NO LATER THAN TUESDAY September 19 so we can gather up the groceries we’ll need.

Ride safe and we hope to see you there! (and don’t forget your contribution to the Dump Stew!)

We’ll see you there!

Vance and Mari

Hosted By: Vance & Mari Harrleson
Email president@bmwmoal.org
GPS Loc: 33.467648, -86.336492


September 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
September 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am


Harrelson Lakehouse
590 Shady Brook Lane
Cropwell, AL 35054 United States
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