The Get’away Gals, a group of women from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, gather for different camping trips once a month and visit cities all over the region.
On Saturday (March 17), they’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Lampasas (Texas) and giving residents a chance to view and tour members’ vintage recreation vehicles from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Boone RV Park, 1907 S. U.S. Highway 281, according to Killeen Daily Herald.
Jo Wilhelm, hostess for the gals’ March “get’away,” said about half the trailers are vintage and some of the group’s members decorate them inside and out.
“Every place we go, people see the little old trailers,” said Wilhelm. “Some people are so curious, but they don’t want to be intrusive, or they’re terribly intrusive, so we say you’re welcome to come—just come between 1 and 3.”
During the tours, the gals will collect donations to benefit the Lampasas Boys & Girls Club.
“We like to give back to any community we visit, so we said to the gals at Boone RV that we could show the trailers for a few hours, and they could take a donation as long as they give it to a local charity,” said Wilhelm.
Carolyn Brown, owner of Boone RV Park, said people arrive in Lampasas from all over the country with their RVs.
“We’d like for people to come and see the RVs on Saturday,” she said. “They love to have people come and they like to show off what they’ve done to their RVs.”
Get’away Gals will begin arriving in the middle of the week, and will spend their time in Lampasas enjoying local shops and restaurants, including corned beef and cabbage at the Lucky Ranch Grill on Saturday.
The Get’away Gals Camping Club was founded by Dixie Taylor in January 2011.
The club was organized for fun-loving women who enjoy taking a break from time to time to escape laundry, cooking, cleaning, kids, husbands, boyfriends, and bosses.
St Patrick’s Day Feis
Fee at the campground is $28.00 for a single unit on a lot—$15.00 each for trailers sharing spaces. Arrival is Thursday (March 15) at your leisure.
Friday morning breakfast is followed by a trip to a goat dairy farm to see their cheese operation.
On Saturday a trailer tour from 1:00-3:00 p.m. where the locals can come and meet the gals and their trailers. Then it’s on to the Lucky Ranch Grill for food and live music!
Following coffee Sunday morning, it’s pack up time and the Get’away Gals head back home.
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Get’away Gals won’cha come out and play.
Leave your chores indoors, get your rear in gear.
Soooo…Find a friend, share a meal, lend a hand, get the feel
Of the time and the place. Put a smile on your face.
Come away, join the gals, have some fun, bring a pal
And camp by the light of the moon.