I called and cancelled my room at the Comfort Inn next door. I will not be able to attend the rally.
I was never coming with the trailer but had planned on being there Fri thru Sunday. Was going to pay fee upon arrival. Not possible this year.
There are only a few rooms left apparently for the weekend at the Inn.
My rate was $81 per night plus tax. That with AAA discount (-$9).
Thought that was a bit steep for that area but it would have been worth it to attend. There was no discount for Airstreamers even tho the RV-park and the Inn are owned by same folks.
Comfort Inn Braunig Lake (Elmendorf Tx.)
I had plans to also make the San Antone Rodeo
but will miss that too.
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo - 2009 Entertainment Lineup
I do want to congratulate all who put this together, it looks like a well planned and thought out deal. Special kudos to G.Stephens & John Irwin and others for sure, (sorry I don't know names).
I know it is late but I hope someone will consider this suggestion.
Go to the following URLs and look at the EXCELLENT job Rocky Mount-VAC did with photos of participants and rally general interest photos.
Someone with the skill to operate camera and pose the subjects please bring a good camera and tripod and do the Alumni thing. In front of their trailers if feasable or with a good (people-less) backdrop with good lighting. Write down who's who as pix are taken.
A roving photographer for the "scrapbook" shots would be a plus I think too. Don't forget a notepad to ID the shots as you get them.
2004 Aluminum Alumni
2004 VAC Rally Attendees
BTW here are some additional San Antonio spots that I do not think were mentioned elsewhere in this thread.
Buckhorn Saloon & "Museum"
~ Great old place a downtown institution for tourist (near the Alamo, couple of city blocks).
The Buckhorn Museum, Saloon, & Live Shows - Home
Interesting Museum if you have the time. (near sunken gardens & zoo)
Welcome To The Witte Museum
Japaneese Tea Garden
formerly know as Sunken Gardens
(used to be free). My late mom loved this spot. I used to always go by here if I had any spare time in San Antonio.
Japanese Tea Garden History
~ My favorite hotel in America (next door to Alamo) If you just like to walk thru Classic Hotels 9ck out the bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited.
Menger Hotel: Home Page
~ Another old Classic Hotel downtown Across from the Majestic Theatre
another fine visit if open.
Sheraton Gunter Hotel - San Antonio, Texas - Attractions - So much to see and do.