May Tour – The Road to Chico IX

May 2017The annual Absaroka Region’s season kick off meeting.  Come and meet with friends, old and new.

Join us on Saturday, May 6 for our annual and a beautiful drive through Montana’s Paradise Valley to Chico Hot Springs Resort.  East River Road provides a twisting, turning road that is perfect for real sports cars like ours.  The natural beauty of the Paradise Valley, our namesake Absaroka Mountains and Yellowstone River accompany you along your drive.

Meeting Places & Times:

Billings

Holiday Gas Station, Gabel & Zoo Drive

Meet at 8:30 AM, Depart 9:00 AM

Bozeman

Rest Area I-90 & 19th

Meet: 10:00 AM, Depart 10:30 AM

Livingston

Albertson’s Parking Lot

Meet at 11:00 AM, Depart Chico 11:30 AM

Over Night & Dinner Option Available:

We will again be having an overnight and dinner option for those that want to stay overnight.  This is activity is always a hit and sells out.

Eight (8) rooms have been reserved with an accompanying dinner reservation in the Chico Wine Cellar.  There is a $7.00 surcharge per person to cover the cost of the Wine Cellar rental.  Dinner will be on separate checks and can be billed to your room.  Don’t be late and miss out on the opportunity, as seating is limited to 16.

After dinner you can retreat to the pool, play games in the lobby, kick up your heals in the saloon to live music, or enjoy a nice cigar under the stars.

Lodging: Chico Hot Springs Resort is the host hotel.  Ask for Tonya and mention the Absaroka Porsche Club when you make your reservation.  There are only 8 rooms available at each room is associated with a dinner reservation in the Wine Cellar.  Rooms will be released to the public on March 20th.  Call the Chico at 406.333.4933.

For more details call either:

Stephanie Haider at 406.672.4815 or Dan Cole at  208.859.4608

Spring Tour – Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY – 4/15/2017

BrintonCome join us on a drive to Big Horn, WY where we will take in some culture at the base of the Big Horn Mountains.

The Brinton Museum is located on the historic Quarter Circle A Ranch in Big Horn, Wyoming and features 19th, 20th and 21st century Western and American Indian Art in a setting that is art unto itself.

Helen Brinton established an institution in 1960 named after her brother Bradford. Her intent was to preserve the Quarter Circle Ă Ranch and the Brinton’s collection of fine art, furnishings, historic and Native American artifacts and make them accessible to the public. It was her desire that the institution be a source of education and enjoyment to all visitors.

Lunch will be at the Sanford’s Grub Pub & Brewery, 1 E. Alger St, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Date: April 15, 2017

Time: Meet at 8:30 AM so we can sign all the paperwork. We will leave at 9:00.

Meeting Location: Town Pump – Flying J, located just off I-90 at Exit 455 in Lockwood.

Admission: Free for children under 12, $8 Seniors. $10 Adults

 

Stephanie’s President Message – February 2017

Stephanie Beartooths

Happy Valentines Day;

I am so happy the bitter cold weather that had a grip on us for so long is finally over. Hopefully it will not return for the rest of the winter.

Well, our next big event is the Spuds Baked Potato Party. This is our 7th year and it has always had a great turnout and is a lot of fun. Dan and Jo have graciously invited us to their new home. The information was in the last newsletter, but in case you did not see it, here are the details. Saturday, February 25th from 6 to 9 pm at Dan and Jo’s house. Call me for directions. Please bring a topping for the potato or a dessert and a beverage of your choice. Dan and Jo are providing the standard toppings. Please RSVP to myself or Dan so they know how many potato’s to bake and chairs to set up. I hope to see you there.

There are still 5 rooms available at Chico for May 6th. Please make your reservations soon. This year we are in the main lodge with a private bath, and one room in the Fisherman’s Lodge, which is great for a family. Maybe the weather will be a little warmer. Would you like to have lunch at Chico or Gardiner. Please let me know your preference so I can make reservations.

I hope you can help me with a dilemma. I am trying to put together a trip to Jackson Hole and thru the Park, with Dan’s help, for September. It will be an overnight. Jackson Hole is way too expensive to stay, Idaho Falls is the next best bet. Rexburg has several hotel’s, but doesn’t have very good dining. Unless you like Mexican food. I would like to know if enough people are interested in the trip before I pursue this any further. It would be a beautiful drive that time of year. I was hoping we could meet up with the Yellowstone region folks for dinner. Dan has suggested some incredible stops along the way. Please let me know your thoughts.

We have a new member. Craig Frye is from Billings and drives a 2007 911 Turbo. We hope to meet you soon, Craig.  Also, thanks to Jere Walters for renewing your membership. He has been a member since 1972.

See you at Breakfast on February 11th.

Stephanie

Stephanie’s President’s Message – January 2017

Stephanie BeartoothsHappy New Year!

I hope everyone had a joyous Christmas and New Year.

Our Christmas party was outstanding! We had a great turnout with wonderful food and friends. The gift exchange got quite raucous at times. Several gifts were quite popular and were stolen multiple times. Thank you Jim and Francie for hosting a beautiful party.

Our 2017 Calendar of Events is included in this newsletter. Some things may be subject to change due to availability dates. I hope you will print out a copy and keep it handy so that you can make your plans accordingly. It is hard to try and plan a whole year of activities, and your input is always welcome. We try to plan at least one event that you might be interested in attending.

The most exciting event is coming in July. That is Porsche Parade in Spokane, WA which runs from July 9th through the 15th. Since the proximity of Parade is so close this year I hope we will have a large group of members attend.

January is a quiet month. We have our breakfast meeting on January 14th. I hope to see you there.

Cheers,

Stephanie