Fellow Woody Boater Chris Bullen sent us this report from the 2012 ACBS International Meetings & Boat Show at Table Rock Lake, Missouri. Chris is part of the Canadian contingent representing the Toronto Chapter ACBS, who made the long trip south.
Preoccupied at the Pre-Events
Story by Chris Bullen
Photos by Julie Bullen & Pat Martin
The pre-events which were held in conjuction with the 2012 ACBS International Meetings & Boat Show at Table Rock Lake in Missouri were outstanding, with special thanks to the nice folks at the Heartland Classic Chapter ACBS who are hosting the big event this year.
The Parkers and their many volunteers from over 5 states came together and held some great boating events over the last 3 days. Starting with a 82 mile round trip on Monday up the James River to Koppies for lunch.
The Big Cedar lodge is a site to see all on her own, from the water falls to stuffed animals everywere – she’s pretty grand for a woody lodge. They have been very accommodating for this large group of antique & classic boating enthusiasts from around the country.
Monday evening was a cruise on the showboat Branson Belle, she is a very large 3 storey ship that has a huge theater onboard.
Tuesday was to Coyotes Dockside Café and Wednesday we went down to Arkansas and back up to the chateau for launch.
This has been a great area for some fun classic boating. The mountains and rock formations have made a great back drop.
Thanks for the report Chris, looks like you are having fun.