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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: BNNTA "Buses By The Arch #33 camping weekend 8/31-9/3 2018 Reply with quote

Here we go again!!!

"Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #33"

Formerly, and also known as "Buses By The Arch". A family-oriented VW camping weekend!

Friday, Aug 31st through Monday Sept 3rd, 2018 (The entire Labor Holiday Day weekend!)

It's time again to make plans to attend the premier Midwest VW Type 2 camping event! On average, we are delighted to host roughly about 80 - 100 Buses. (Check out past event coverage in the July, 2011 issue of "Hot VWs Magazine".)

Come join us for the upcoming "Buses Nowhere Near the Arch" camping weekend. This family camping event will feature a gathering of VW Transporters of all types and eras from all over the USA. While predominantly a Type 2 event, all models of VW are welcome to camp with us! We are looking forward to seeing you and your Transporter amidst all the "Split-windshields", "Bubble-windshields", Vanagons, and EuroVans as well as any other VW types this Fall. All models and years of VWs are invited, and only VWs are allowed inside the BNNTA event campground.

"Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #33" will be held rain or shine over the
long Labor Day holiday weekend, Friday, Aug 31st thru Monday, Sep 3rd, 2018. We will gather again at the "group use" campground at Indian Creek Recreation Area. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campground is located right alongside 18,000 acre Mark Twain Lake, about 30 miles southwest of historic Hannibal, Missouri. This is a beautiful, federally-run campground with paved roads and parking pads and nice facilities. Most conveniences are available in nearby Monroe City or Hannibal.

On both Friday and Saturday evening we plan to have campfires and music along with VW and other "unusual" door prizes, and parts swapping in addition to the "site-to-site" socializing "Bus-banter" that this VW camping event is famous for. On Saturday morning we are planning another of our famous "Bus caravans" over to historic Hannibal, the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. "Mark Twain." You'll have lots of time to explore the haunts of his hometown, or tour "Injun Joe's cave." You won't want to miss it!

If all goes well, on Saturday afternoon we plan another communal gathering for a pot luck dinner. So if you join us for that, please bring a large portion side dish to share with everyone! On Saturday evening, owners choice awards will be presented in several Type 2 classes in addition to vendor and participant-donated door prizes. If you have a neat VW related item to donate, bring it along. On Sunday you are free to enjoy the lake or visit other regional highlights. It should prove to be a relaxed, fun weekend full of great Volkswagen experiences and new friendships.

Our private camping facilities at Indian Creek include our own large, private "Buses Nowhere Near the Arch" group area with some electric hook-ups (first come, first served), fishing, water-sports (bring your water toys), playground, a huge pavilion, toilet and shower facilities, and a nearby boat ramp. The all inclusive camping/event fee is $30 per VW for the entire weekend.

Only VWs that are registered and camping will be admitted into the BNNTA group campground area! Now, please read that last sentence again!

Sites in the BNNTA group campground area can not be reserved in advance. The gates to our campground will be open for arrivals and site selection by about noon on Friday. If you arrive earlier, you could stay nearby in the regular campground at the Indian Creek Recreational Area. Although there should be plenty of room, the earlier you arrive the better.

We are looking forward to your arrival for a holiday weekend full of Volkswagen fun. Please pass the word around to your VW friends about this Volkswagen camping festival held over the long Labor Day holiday weekend!

So wipe down and pack up those Transporters for the cruise over to Mark Twain Lake for the "Buses Nowhere Near The Arch #33" campout on Friday, Aug 31st thru Monday, Sept 3rd, 2018 near Hannibal, Missouri. Please see the website below for lots of photos and information and a link to a mapping program to find your way to BNNTA.

"Buses Nowhere Near the Arch #33"
Indian Creek Recreation Area, Mark Twain Lake, MO

Directions:

From Monroe City, MO:
Take US Route 24 southwest approx. 6.5 miles.
Turn left (south) onto State Route "HH", (WATCH FOR "BNNTA" SIGNS)
Proceed almost 1.75 miles, turn left onto first paved road. Monroe County Road #581. There is an "Indian Creek Marina" billboard as well as a BNNTA event sign at this turn, then proceed a little over 3.5 miles into the "Indian Creek Recreational Area" and watch for BNNTA signs on the right for the turn to the "Group Use Area"; then follow the BNNTA signs into the "Group Use Area".

Welcome to "Buses Nowhere Near the Arch" ! We'll see you there!

Bill Bowman

http://www.bnnta.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: BNNTA "Buses By The Arch #33 camping weekend 8/31-9/3 2018 Reply with quote

Getting ready for the crowd this upcoming Labor Day weekend! We are loading up our Buses with event and personal camping equipment. Trophies have arrived, the event t-shirts have been delivered, dash plaques too. The Park Rangers are looking forward to the arrival of lots of Type 2's and other VWs in five days at Mark Twain Lake. The weather looks good too.

So pack up those VW's and have a fun and safe journey to the event...

Bill
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: BNNTA "Buses By The Arch #33 camping weekend 8/31-9/3 2018 Reply with quote

Swung through the campground today on my way home from Hannibal...It's ready for all the buses to invade!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: BNNTA "Buses By The Arch #33 camping weekend 8/31-9/3 2018 Reply with quote

Heading up to this campout/show. Great weather forecast for the Monroe City. MO area for the weekend too! We hope to see you there.

Bill
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: BNNTA "Buses By The Arch #33 camping weekend 8/31-9/3 2018 Reply with quote

d-rick wrote:
Swung through the campground today on my way home from Hannibal...It's ready for all the buses to invade!!
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I just got home from our 33rd BNNTA camping weekend on Mark Twain Lake in northeast Missouri and we're currently unloading all four of our Transporters (that got up to the event thanks to extra drivers). We had exactly 100 registered VWs for the weekend, pretty nice weather too. It was awesome to soak in the 22 mile long lake! Really great to see everyone again, this event feels as much like a family reunion as it does a VW camping weekend. We had lots of "BNNTA regulars" again, but a surprising amount of first time attendees too!

I was so busy running the weekend event that I again failed to take even one photo, so if you any BNNTA event photos that you'd like to share, please post 'em up here!

Bill
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Bob Bowman, Santa Cruz (it's my last name!)
Mission VW, San Fernando
Thornton VW, Stockton
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