• The Lone Star Round Up

    Published on 01-13-2014 09:46 AM

    Lone Star Roundup 2014

    TXGA's Third Annual Fall Event

    Event Location: Dinosaur Valley State Park
    Coordinates: N 32° 15.125 W 097° 48.923
    Campground Entry Fee: Adult $7 unless you have a Park Pass
    Event Dates: Saturday, September 13, 2014
    More details to follow, there are limited camping locations at Dinosaur Valley State Park, please make sure you reserve your spot early! There are hotels in the nearby town of Glen Rose.

    Event Schedule

    7:00 PM - 9:15 PM Kampout Karaoke, Dino Style ( GC59Q9P )
    10:00 AM - Noon Geocaching Family Field Day Events – There will be several fun events for the whole family such as:
    • 3-legged dash for cache
    • Find the Log
    • Bison Toss
    • Ammo Can Swag Fill
    • Junk in the Trunk
    • Elephant March

    Cards will be given for each participant to get punched for each event completed. Turn these in for a chance at door prizes.

    Container Swap!

    Make up cache containers to swap with other cachers!

    For each container brought, you will be given a ticket, then when the cache "store" opens you can trade your ticket for any container there of like size, details will be there at the location. (including your own if you don't like what else is there)

    Noon - 2:00 PM Potluck Luncheon/Lunch on Own/Geocaching-Join us for a potluck luncheon, hot dogs will be provided. Bring a side dish, chips, or desert to share. You may also choose to relax and eat at your campsite or head into Glen Rose for lunch.
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Announcements/Door Prizes/Roundup Wrap up
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM World of Fossils/Dino Hike-This is a behind the scenes tour given by a park ranger. This begins at Track Site #2 and is about a quarter mile hike in all. This is in the time slot of 3-5, but is not a 2 hour tour. She might need to split it up into a couple of groups depending on the interest.
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Campsite Decoration Judging-If you are camping in the main camping area, you are invited to participate in the campsite decorating contest. Decorate using the theme “Bedrock!” Have your site completed by 5 so that the judges can come by and have a look. A sign-up sheet will be found at the amphitheater during the Roundup.

    When it gets dark, meet at the amphitheater for a movie. Bring your own snacks and drinks and enjoy “Walking With Dinosaurs.”
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CITO - Sauropod Sunday ( GC59PAF )

    Event Registration and Item Purchase available now! Last day to register is August 31st at Midnight!

    • Pets are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times.
    • Due to heavy rains, snakes are very active and numerous in several parts of the park. The amphitheater area stays mowed and is relatively snake-free.
    • Bring chairs for hanging out. There is seating at the amphitheater; however, it is not shaded.
    • At times the dinosaur tracks are not visible due to rain.
    • Friday night, there will be an informal meet and greet. Preorders will be available to pick up, and it is rumored that there will be karaoke! (Preorders can be picked up Saturday during the event also.)
    • This page will be edited to include any new developments!
    • The park store is well stocked with souvenirs! They have a state park pathtag!

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    Entries will be taken at the Roundup before 10:45.

    Voting will begin at 11:00. This gives some time for all caches to be seen before votes are cast.

    All entries must be ready to hide including logbook/sheet.

    You may enter as many caches as you wish. There will be one winner for each category.

    Ballots will be included in registration packets with places to indicate your choices for each category. Please only one ballot per person. Ballots will be available for those who did not register ahead of time.

    All caches entered into the contest will be raffled off for $1 per ticket with the top caches from each category being raffled off last.

    Raffle winners will get to choose the cache they want except for top 3 caches which will go to the final 3 tickets drawn.

    • Most Evil
    • Best Magnetic
    • Best Camouflage

    Tyler Hotel Rates for
    2013 Texas Geocaching Association

    September 13-14, 2013

    Hotel Rate Block Contact / Phone #
    *Holiday Inn South Broadway $84 + tax 30 rooms Rebecca McLaughlin/903-561-5800
    *Hilton Garden Inn $99 + tax 30 rooms
    *Holiday Inn Express South $89 + tax 30 rooms Mallory Nelson/903-566-0600
    *Comfort Suites $80 + tax 30 rooms
    *Country Inn and Suites $80 + tax 30 rooms
    *Baymont Inn and Suites $79 + tax 30 rooms
    *Fairfield Inn by Marriott $89 + tax 30 rooms
    *Staybridge Suites $109 + tax 30 rooms
    *Quality Inn and Suites $60 + tax 30 rooms
    Rates given are flat rates per room. To secure the room blocks, please contact the hotel with information regarding the desired number of rooms to be blocked. NO ROOM BLOCKS ARE SET AT THIS TIME.

    Lindale Lodging Rates for
    2013 Texas Geocaching Association

    September 13-14, 2013

    Hotel Rate Info
    Best Western Inn
    3501 S Main Street
    Lindale, TX 75771-7791
    Phone: 903/882-8884
    67.99/night http://bestwestern.com/lindaleinn
    Comfort Suites
    200 W Centennial Blvd
    Lindale, TX 75771
    Phone: 903-882-8613
    89.99 Ask for Geocaching Rate

    Bake off rules
    Two categories; savory & sweet
    Two sub-categories :
    • from scratch - nothing prepackaged allowed!
    • using a mix

    Chili cook off rules
    Two categories
    • No beans
    • With beans

    6 prizes - Best of each category

    You can pre-prepare
    All entries must be turned in by 4 pm on Saturday
    Please do not put your name on your container/dish - it will be given a number upon submission for judging
    Judging will take place at 4:30
    Winners will be announced beginning at 5:00