MOAB 2018

Enclosed is info for our upcoming “Moab” trip – we’ll be leaving the weekend after Conclave and heading down to Santa Fe with lots of stops and adventures along the way. Unfortunately I won’t be able to join the club beyond SantaFe as both Ted and my family can only loose my supervision for a long weekend but Jack and Cathy have ideas for the rest of the trip and I’m sure they are up for suggestions as well: Final routes and watering holes to be announced later. I’ve set aside a block of 25 rooms at each of these locations, please reserve your spots as soon as possible with each hotel, if our numbers go up I’d like to make sure I’m in touch with them as soon as possible, they will all release our block two weeks prior to the trip
Also I am leaving town for the next month so I’ll be out of email contact until July but Jack and Cathy are happy to answer questions.
Sept. 21
Drive from Denver to Salida: We’ll do afternoon activities and have dinner in town either on our own or as a group.
Our hotel is Monarch Mountain Lodge 20 minutes west of Salida- though it is the off season, they are going to open the bar up for us and I believe the hot tub too – our room rate includes a buffet breakfast which they are also making especially for us as the kitchen is usually closed this time of year:
To make reservations: Please call or email Carolyn and let her know you are with the MG Club 719-539-2424
$81.99 for a king room rate
balcony or have a pet it would be $10 more ($91.99)
double queen a rate of $101.99 and again, a pet or want a balcony it is $10 more ($111.99).
Sept. 22
Drive to Taos. So many great routes for this to consider- There is a fantastic place in Alamosa with buffet lunch which I’m looking to book if we pass through
In Taos we’ve got a block of rooms at the Kachina Lodge They have native dancers in the courtyard and are just a few blocks from the plaza. Our booking agent bought her MG new in 1969 and is friends with the mayor, she’s looking into getting us an escorted police parade around town before we head out the next morning if that sounds like fun (I think so!)
Our room rate will be $89.99 for the evening
To make reservations call  Kachina Lodge @ 575/758-2275 and ask for Cheryl and mention both the date of the 22nd and MG Club, you can also call her on her cell phone at 575/770-4492
Sept. 23 and 24th
Off to Santa Fe! We’ll take the old highway through some of the prettiest scenery in New Mexico stopping for lunch at El Rancho de Chemayo
We’ve got a block of rooms in Santa Fe and free parking at Garret’s Desert Inn (thanks for the suggestion Alan!) Since I wanted to make sure we’d have enough time to explore and shop, I’ve reserved rooms for two nights

Our rates are Queen bed $109 and King $119 To make a reservation call Adam at (505) 982-1851  or email

On the morning of the 24th I’d love to take anyone up for it to Meow Wolf- an interactive arts experience which will soon be building a sister site in Denver, it’s a bit like an Casa Bonita mixed with a Sci Fi escape room or European disco, very fun and out of the ordinary

Plans beyond the 24th are TBD but wanted to get a head start on our planning now.

For anyone not wanting to go all the way home from Santa Fe on September 25, we will be making a stop overnight in Salida at the Silver Ridge Lodge. Please make your reservations at 877-268-3320. It will be $79 plus tax for a single queen bed and $89 plus tax for 2 queen beds.

Cheers darlings, I’ll see you all in July!!!