Circuit Leader: Milan Esser 865-274-3219; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will start in mid-April after the Singles International dance rally in Bandera TX. Starting with some stops in TX, highlights will include Breaux Bridge Crawfish festival LA, following the Natchez Trace, through MS & TN stopping at Mammoth Cave MS & Kentucky Horse Farm in Lexington, KY. We will end in South Bend IN around mid-June in time to begin the summer circuit through Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. This circuit needs a co-circuit leader. The number of participants will need to be limited due to size of available stops along the way. A 2nd group may follow the 1st if we have enough interest & a circuit leader. Please note where reservations are recommended and make them as far as possible in advance to ensure your spot. Contact Circuit leader, Milan Esser, if you desire to join this circuit.
Due to the guidelines to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all circuits are being temporarily suspended. We will be following the developments and any new guidance issued and will resume the circuits as soon as it is safe to do so. Please contact the circuit leader or the future events planners before making plans to join any of the circuits to confirm the status.
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, visit the Alamo, do the San Antonio River Walk. Lots to see and do.
San Antonio Elks Lodge, 15650 Market Hill, San Antonio, TX
The Lodge is just off the 1604 Freeway W off of I-10. Dry camping on grass covered field. Donation $. Also, five hook-ups available. Water & dump on site.
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Tour NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science (lots of exhibits). Trip to Galveston to see Bishops Palace, tree sculptures, Gulf beach walk and Strand National Historic Landmark District.
Pasadena Moose Lodge, 3919 Pansy St., Pasadena, TX
From US-59 take E Sam Houston Turnpike S about 25 miles to Fremont Parkway Exit. Left on Fremont Parkway and go about 1/2 mile, turn right on Pansy. Park at side of building. Donation.
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Known as one of the most accessible beaches in all of Louisiana, Holly Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere, crabbing and fishing opportunities. Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary, Wetland Walkway, and Sabine Pass Lighthouse and the Cameron Ferry. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is the oldest and largest of three national wildlife refuges along the Creole Nature Trail. Established in 1937, this refuge of almost 125,000 acres conserves both freshwater marshes and salt marshes and the creatures that live in them.
Holly Beach – Public Access
From Port Arthur take TX 82 east, continue on LA 82 east for 36 miles, turn right on Teal St, then turn right on Porpoise Avenue.
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Overnight stay. Visit Isle of Capri Casino
Isle of Capri Casino, 102 Westlake Ave., Westlake, LA
From I-10 E take Exit 27. This will be Perkins Ave/Isle of Capri Blvd. Follow it to casino backparking lot (close to fence). Free parking.
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Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival 5/4-6th, Cajun dance lessons, and entertainment of all kinds. Cost is $20 for three-day admission. Music. The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world-famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival. Music fills the air from morning into the night at Parc Hardy! Saturday morning Zydeco Breakfast at Café Des Amis. Arrive at 6:30-6:45 am to ensure seating.
Parc Hardy Park, 1290 Rees St., Breaux Bridge, LA
I-10E Exit 109 take LA-328/Rees St. towards Breaux Bridge. About 1 mile turn right onto E. Doucet Dr, continue to Parc Hardy Festival Grounds. Parking area on left. RV parking $50. for the weekend. Do not arrive before 10 am Friday
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Forks of the Road Slave Market, Historic Natchez Cemetery, Natchez-Under-The-Hill, Natchez Visitor Reception Center, House on Ellicott Hill, Longwood Plantation. Walking Tour: Rosalie, Old Adams County Jail. There are many historic houses and plantations to visit.
Moose Lodge, 455 John R Junkin Drive, Natchez, MS
Take I-10 East toward Baton Rouge 45.5 mi, at Exit155B take ramp left for I-110 N toward Metro Airport / Bus. District 8. 8 mi at Exit 8C, take ramp right for US-61 N/Scenic Hwy toward Natchez, 80.0 mi turn left onto US-84 W / US-425 N/John R Junkin Dr, 1.1 mile arrive at entrance road to Moose Lodge, 455 John R Junkin Dr on right.
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Downtown Vicksburg view the Vicksburg Murals. Blue Scenic Drive Tour, Red Scenic Drive Tour. Visit Vicksburg National Military Park and USS Cairo. Tour Old Warren County Courthouse, Coca Cola first bottled here (museum). There are many historic homes in area.
Elks Lodge, 1366 US-61 S, Vicksburg, MS
Drive approx. 65 miles N on US-61 from Natchez. Elks Lodge on right.
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Tour French Camp Academy, lunch available; drive to Tupelo visit Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Natchez Trace Parkway, Jeff Busby Campground, Ackerman, MS (1st come 1st serve)
I-55 north towards Memphis. At Exit 105A take ramp right and follow signs for 105A / Natchez Trace Parkway. Take exit and drive approximately 92 miles on Natchez Trace Pkwy. Turn right into park and follow road to primitive camping area. Free primitive campsites, 9 miles N of French Academy.
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Civil War Interpretive Center, Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Corinth Contraband Camp, Corinth National Cemetery, Crossroads Museum, Battery Robinett, Corinth Coke Museum
Cornith Gun Club & RV Park ($20 night), 314 Cr 604, Cornith, MS. Each person needs to call and make a reservation at Cornith Gun Club & RV Park 662-287-8223 (Chip Worley) State you are part of WIN group.
From the intersection of US-45 & 72: go west approximately 4.5 miles to CR-604. Turn left (south) onto CR-604. Park is 1.2 on the left.
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Nashville Area, Fontanel Mansion, Ryman Auditorium, Johnny Cash Museum, Lane Motor Museum, The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Elks Lodge, 485 Oak Meadow Drive, Franklin, TN
On I-65 N toward Nashville to Exit 65 take ramp right for TN-96 toward Franklin/Murfreesboro. 0.3 miles turn left onto TN-96/Murfreesboro Rd, 0.3 mi turn left onto S Royal Oaks Blvd, 0.5 mi turn left onto Oak Meadow Dr, 0.4 mi arrive at Elks Lodge on the right.
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The mysteries of the underworld beckon at Mammoth Cave NP, but that’s not all, in addition to the many cave tours, you can hike, bike, kayak, enjoy a campfire program, and more.
Mammoth Cave Campground, 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy, Mammoth Cave, KY. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND – Reservation recommended. Recreation.gov /B or C loop. $10 with Senior Pass.
From I-65 take Exit 48 (Park City). TL on SR-255 (becomes Park City Rd), follow until it joins Mammoth Cave Pkwy, TL, follow to Visitor Ctr. CG is 1/4 mi past Ctr.
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The Kentucky Horse Park is the only park in the world dedicated to the relationship between people and their horses. The Park has museums, parades, walking tours and horseback riding available. In Lexington, tour the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the Kentucky Aviation Museum, and The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is a 100-acre greenspace located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in the heart of Lexington.
Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 Phone – (859) 259-4257. Reservation recommended. Reserveamerica.com. Rate is $35 for electric site. 10% senior or AARP discount applicable.
From I-65 take Exit 93 for Blue Grass Parkway toward Bardstown/Lexington for 71 miles, take Exit 72A for US-60 E toward Lexington, use the right lane to take the KY-4 N/New Circle Rd ramp to I-75/I-64. Take exit 8 for US-25 toward Georgetown/Lexington. Use left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-25N/Georgetown St. Turn right onto Berea Rd, turn right onto Nina Bonnie Blvd, then turn right onto Campground Rd.
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Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indiana War Memorial, Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum – Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indiana State Capitol, Central Canal
Speedway Moose Lodge, 4917 W. Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN
Take I-65 N toward Louisville, drive 131.1 mi and at Exit 110B take ramp left for I-70 W toward St. Louis, drive 4.3 mi, at Exit 77 take ramp right and follow signs for Holt Rd, 0.2 mi turn right onto S Holt Rd, 0.7 mi turn left onto Rockville Rd, 1.1 mi turn right N Lynhurst Dr, 0.5 miles turn right onto W Vermont St, 0.3 mi arrive at Moose Lodge, 4917 W Vermont St on right.
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, Studebaker National Museum, East Race Waterway, Military Honor Park, RV/MH Hall of Fame (Elkhart), Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum (Elkhart), Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern (Elkhart)
Elks Lodge, 3535 McKinley Ave, South Bend, IN. Electric sites $25. Dry camp– donation.
US-31 N to South Bend. In South Bend US-31 becomes S Michigan St.Continue to US-20 Business/E. Colfax Ave (right turn) stay on US-20. US-20 will turn onto McKinley Ave then continue to Elks Lodge, 3535 McKinley Ave, on left side of street.
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