March/April 2015 Newsletter - Lone Star Buick Club
Volume 37 Number 2
The Bluebonnets (and Buicks!) are almost here!
Buicks and Bluebonnets Tour
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that our annual Buicks
and Bluebonnets tour is April 10-12, 2015 at the Hampton Inn, 2605 Schulte
Road, Brenham, TX 77833. Their phone number is 979 337-9898. Our
special rate of $129.00 will be honored thru March 15th, 2015. Be sure to
mention the Buick Club when you register. Questions: [email protected]
3:00 to 5:00 Hospitality
5:00 to 7:00 Dinner on your own or make a friend
7:00 to ? ? ? Hospitality
“whenever we wake up” to 12:00 Judging of big ol’ Buicks
12:30 to 2:00 Hamburgers at Scott’s (Maybe!)
2:00 to 4:30 Buicks and Bluebonnets Tour
5:00 to 6:30 Hospitality
6:30 to 7:00 set up banquet
7:00 to 8:30 Awards banquet in hotel meeting room
8:30 to ? ? ? Hospitality
Leave at your leisure.
If none of that appeals to you, or if you get tired of looking at the same old
(older) faces, then here are some other ideas:
Historic downtown Brenham has antiques shops galore, food, museums, and
Find VISITOR INFO here: www.VisitBrenhamTexas.com. Download your
own walking tour at: http://downtownbrenham.com/
Blue Bell Creamery
Tours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., as needed, on a first come first
served basis. No weekend tours. HOWEVER, the ice cream store (no
admission charge) is open Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can get all the ice
cream you can eat for $1 a scoop. We can stop by the ice cream store on our
Saturday drive through the countryside if that interests anyone.
Admission costs (includes a serving of Blue Bell Ice Cream):
General Admission $6.00
Senior Citizens (55+, which is most of us!) and Children (6 to 14) $4.00
No cameras permitted on tour. Tours last 45 minutes
Antique Rose Emporium
Eight-acre retail garden features antique roses, native plants, perennials,
herbs, and wildflowers; hard-to-find plants available for sale.
10000 FM 50, Brenham, TX 77833
Old Baylor Parks
The columns in Old Baylor Park in Independence mark the location where
Baylor University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the State of
Texas and the largest Baptist university in the world, opened its doors in
1846. Today, only the columns of the main building and the ruins of the stone
About a mile from The Antique Rose Emporium on Sam Houston Road and
Hwy 50, Independence, Texas.
Pleasant Hill Winery
Pleasant Hill Winery invites you to “Wine Down” on the deck and watch the
sunset every Friday in March, April, and May from 3:00 pm to sunset. Enjoy
wine by the glass or share a bottle with friends.
Tour and tastings Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday noon-5 pm. No admission
1441 SALEM ROAD | BRENHAM, TEXAS 77833 |
WWW.PLEASANTHILLWINERY.COM | 979-830-VINE
Washington on the Brazos State Park
The 293-acre state historic site and museum is located on the Brazos River at
the original townsite of Washington, Texas, a major political and commercial
center in early Texas.
It's location is 23400 Park Road 12 in Washington, off State Hwy 105 on FM
1155, halfway between Brenham and Navasota.
Operating hours are from 10am–5pm daily.
23400 Park Road 12, P.O. Box 305, Washington, TX 77880 | 936-878-2214
If that's not enough to do, then come anyway a file a complaint.
Yet Another Meeting Notice
Also don't forget our 35th Annual Car-B-Q is May 24th at Bear Creek Park at
our usual place (Pavilion #5). This is held in conjunction with the Oldsmobile
Club's annual Open Show. Last year they had more than 150 cars, including
some of ours, so there'll be plenty to see and do. If you want to enter the
show, be there at 8:00 with a $20.00 dollar bill. Drop your Buick in place,
and walk a short distance to our pavilion to catch up on all the latest gossip.
Then go back to the show field to collect your trophy. If you have any
questions or need directions, contact one of your friendly officers.
Your Hard Working (?) Officers
THE LONE STAR CHAPTER
Buick Club of America
MEMBER INFORMATION FORM
Name/Spouse : _______________________________________ BCA#:___________
City / State / Zip:_______________________________________________________
Tell us about your cars:
You must be a member of the BCA to join our local Chapter. Local dues are $15.00 per
calender year, make check payable and mail to:
THE LONE STAR CHAPTER, BCA
5112 Arrowhead Drive
Baytown, TX 77521