Monday, March 30, 2009


Members Perry and Lillian Brackett are selling their '06 LTV with 32,500 miles. It has a 5 cylinder diesel engine and averages 21 mpg, twin bed floorplan, propane generator, backup camera, and inflatable airbags for extra suspension, if needed. The present tires have 11,000 miles. The interior is cherry wood with lots of storage. Top of the line....excellent condition....priced at $55,000. Contact Perry or Lillian at (623) 972-7047. They live in Sun City, Arizona.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leisure Travel Vans, Ltd Newsletter

In case you haven't heard...Leisure Travel Vans was acquired by Triple E Recreational Vehicles effective March, 2008. There are changes in the way their Newsletter will be available.

To register to get your copy by e-mail, forward your e-mail address to with the following information: The VIN (or serial number) of your LTV, your name and address.

You can also find the current and archived copies of the newsletter by following the owner link on the factory web-site at

If you'd like to continue to receive a hard copy of the newsletter, write to the company at Leisure Travel Vans, P.O. Box 68, Walhalla, ND 58282. Include the VIN (or serial number) of your LTV, your name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number.

Annual Rally in Goodyear, Arizona....March, 2009

IT'S TIME FOR SPRING BASEBALL IN ARIZONA! March 19-22, 2009 SW LTV Roadrunners will be holding our annual rally in Goodyear, Arizona. Call the Cottonlane RV Resort to reserve your site (623) sure to ask to be assigned to a site with our group...SW LTV Roadrunners. To see more info about this resort go to . The wagon masters are George and Aileen Ormsby (e-mail: or cell: (702) 810-9107)

Our plans for Thursday include welcome margaritas, followed by dinner at a local restuarant. Friday will feature a potluck breakfast, annual meeting, unscheduled time, group evening baseball game (LA Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals) and possible late night campfire. Check out other games at Saturday, we look forward to starting our day with coffee and pastries, a visit to Wickenburg to take in the mine, museum, shopping and ice cream. Later we'll meet at the local golf course club house for cocktails and dinner. Sunday, we'll wrap up our rally with morning coffee and pastries before our departure.

Hope you will join us....please contact George for more info....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Put A Jazz Festival On Your Calendar in 2009....

Southwest LTV Roadrunner Diane Stricker would like to remind you of the Annual Three Rivers Jazz Festival at the gateway to the Sequoia National Park. The dates are April 17-19, 2009. We usually dry camp at the Lion's Club. Usually, there is no need to make a reservation. There is food on site and tickets can be purchased prior to the festival....or at the "door". In the past, free shuttles were available to transport you to other stages in the Three Rivers area. So put it on your calendar and watch for more news as the date gets closer. For more information, check out:

Summer Recipes....

From A Fellow Roadrunner....

Tropical Curry Chicken Salad

2 cups cubed chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 to 1 tsp curry powder
20 oz can of chunked pineapple
11 oz can mandarin oranges
2 large bananas
1/2 cup flaked coconut
salad greens (optional)
3/4 cup peanuts or cashews
1-2 cups mixed grapes

Mix mayonnaise, curry powder, celery and chicken. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes. Before serving, add the fruit and nuts. Serve with Sweet Onion Muffins.

Sweet Onion Muffins

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cup choppped walnuts

Combine in a bowl- flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl- beat the eggs, then add the onions until moistened. Fold in walnuts and butter. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes (for minis) or 20-30 minutes (for regular size.) Test for doneness. Yields about 3 dozen mini muffins or a dozen regular muffins.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2008 Annual Rally in Goodyear, Arizona A Success!

Well, those of us who made it to Goodyear this year really enjoyed it! Spring Baseball Training was in full swing. George and Aileen Ormsby chose a perfect week with a wide variety of both afternoon and night games. The weather was great, as was the company. It's always fun to meet other owners. It never fails to amaze us, but we always learn something new....a fun event to attend, a modification of our van, or an update in technology. This year we learned how to set up our satellite on the road....thanks again George!

For future planning, mark down March in Goodyear. We have to wait to get the exact dates, but it's definitely a worthwhile outing....and baseball is America's favorite passtime?

Be safe.

Harvest Wine Festival in Paso Robles, California

October 16-18, 2008 will be the Harvest Wine Festival in beautiful Paso Robles, a bit inland along the California Central Coast, between San Louis Obispo and Hearst Castle. We know we'll have great food and wine....and there's lots to do in the general area. Ted and Marie Teach are organizing this event. They can be contacted at (562) 592-1940 or by e-mail at

We'll be staying at The Wine Country RV Resort. We have eleven sites reserved at this contact the Teaches as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Activities will center around visiting the wineries, as each one will have it's own activities. With more than 100 wineries to chose from, we should be fully occupied. We've rented a 15 passenger van to carpool the die hards amongst us.

Hope you can join us!

Upcoming Event in Prescott, Arizona

July 4, 5, and 6, 2008 Prescott, Arizona is hosting Prescott Rodeo Days, the oldest rodeo in the country! Judy and Wayne Stithem, residents of Prescott and Roadrunners themselves, highly recommend it. There are rodeos, dances, parades, arts and crafts, entertainment, and of course, fireworks! Rodeo tickets cost from $12-20. Contact Wayne at (928)445-2774 and he'll put in a group order so we can sit together, or make your own arrangements by calling (800) 358-1888. You can also e-mail Wayne at:

LTVers are welcome to contact the Stithems who have invited us to circle our wagons at their place for the weekend. Electricity and water will be available, but you'll need to dump at other locations in town. On Friday, the plan is to roast a pig! So be sure to rsvp as soon as possible.

By all reports, it should be a blast!

Three Rivers Rally...April 10-12, 2008

Well, it was another great year at the Jazz Festival in Three Rivers, California! Diane Stricker provided the info and a few of us attended. We dry camped at the festival site...only $40 for the weekend and you could come early and stay later. The three day festival pass was $75. The Three Rivers area is beautifully situated near the entrance to the Sequoia National Park. There's also boating nearby and a neat little town called Exeter, fun for antiqueing and checking out the many murals scattered throughout town. We had a delicious tri tip omelette at a local restuarant in town. We also enjoyed a full day's drive through the National Park. April is a wonderful time to visit...the weather was perfect, the wildflowers in full bloom and the crowds were minimal. The festival, spnsored by the Lion's Club and benefiting local charities, was a delight. Diane wants me to emphasize that this is mostlyDixie style jazz, which pulls top bands from across the country. The bands rotate through three local venues, which is very convenient. You never have to move your van as all the bands rotate in during the festival. There is a free shuttle available if you'd like to try a different venue. There is great BBQ, as well as breakfasts, drinks (both with and w/o alcohol) and snacks available...also flush toilets.

The Three Rivers Jazz Festival is usually held the second weekend in April. It's definitely a must see! Hope you'll consider joining us next year...

Friday, February 29, 2008

2008 Annual Rally

Hello Roadrunners!

Our annual rally will be in Goodyear, Arizona again this year. We've chosen a great week to coordinate with Baseball Spring Training. The chapter has pre-purchased 25 tickets for the night game on March 21st.

The dates of the rally are March 19-23, 2008 at the Cotton Lane RV Resort at 17506 W. Van Buren Street in Goodyear, Arizona 85338. The telephone number is (888)907-7223 or (623)853-4000. The cost is $32.24 per night, but there is a Good Sam or AAA discount. Please call and make your own reservations. Make sure to let them know you are with the Southwest LTV Roadrunners.

For more information, please contact wagonmasters George and Aileen Ormsby at

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Here's a place to post your planned trips or trip recommendations. Have you ever checked out the Fremont State Park, near San Juan Baptisma? Thrilling drive and gorgeous views!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Here's some pictures from the Three Rivers Jazz Festival April 12-15,2007. There were three stages playing great jazz from about 10 to 10 daily. Thank you to Diane Stricker, one of our members, for letting us know about it...great music, great food and a lot of fun. Plus, its location near the Sequoia and King National Parks provided an excellent opportunity to explore those areas. This is an annual event...definitely worth a visit!