Solar Eclipse

Total Eclipse 2024 Rally in Lampasas, Texas

Saturday, April 6th through Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Hosts: Leon and Janet H.

Co-Hosts: Cathy and Randy F.

Co-Hosts: Barbara & Jeff E.

Please join the 4CU for the last chance (in most) of our lifetimes to experience a total eclipse of the sun in Lampasas, Texas.  As of now, 84 rigs have registered. There will be a total of 100 spaces for this rally.

The total eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8th, 2024.  At a length of 4 minutes 26 seconds, eclipse totality will be almost double the duration of the 2017 eclipse, and Lampasas is in an optimal area of the path offering almost the maximum possible time of totality.  The next total solar eclipse visible in the United States will occur in 2044.

The venue we have chosen is Texas Legato Winery in Lampasas, Texas, which is about 60 miles northwest of Austin.  There is a three-night minimum stay and it is dry camping.  Some flush toilets are available. 

Anticipate eclipse traffic conditions but enjoy the adventure! Travel with stocked pantry and cooler and arrive with full water tanks for dry camping.  Information about organizing caravans from various locations will be forthcoming.

Details:

Dates:    Arrivals Saturday 04/06/2024 through departures on Tuesday 04/09/2024.

Hosts:    Leon and Janet H. - 602-380-3811  leon@boondocking.net

Co-Hosts: Cathy and Randy F.

Co-Hosts: Barbara & Jeff E.

Location:    Texas Legato Winery, Lampasas, Texas.

Registration is full.  Please join the wait list as we expect more sites to open up.

Venue Fees:    $500 total paid directly to the venue - $100 deposit due at time of signup.

    Balance due 10/01/2023

    Cancellations before 10/01/2023 will be fully refunded

    Cancellations after 10/01/2023 subject to $100 cancellation fee

4CU Rally Fee:    $20 Per Person

 

Proposed Agenda:

SATURDAY APRIL 6th ARRIVALS

5:00 p.m. meet and greet.

Dinner on your own.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 7th

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Chic French Bakery (Killeen) French pastries, brunch beverages, coffee.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 4CU open house (if participating please display supplied 4CU sign at front of rig).

Live southern rock music by Black Dog Friday.

Dinner on your own or purchase Fried Catfish Chuckwagon meal.

 

MONDAY APRIL 8th  ** Total Eclipse **

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. meat or vegetarian breakfast burritos, coffee.

1:35 p.m. Eclipse totality (4 minutes, 23 seconds). Avoid generator use from 12:30 to 2:30.

More live music by Black Dog Friday.

Dinner on your own or purchase Texas-style barbecue meal.

 

TUESDAY APRIL 9th DEPARTURES

Morning departures. Leave no trace.

 

Registration:

Contact the venue directly at info@texaslegatowinery.net or 512-556-9600 and tell them you would like to register for the 4CU Eclipse Rally.  They will make payment arrangements.

After you have signed up with them, please sign up at the 4CU Signup Page (link was provided to 4CU members via E-Mail), at which time you will be able to register and pay the rally fee online.

Web Links:

NASA Eclipse Page:

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/

 

Texas Legato Winery:

https://www.texaslegatowinery.net/

 

Google Map Link:

https://g.page/Texas-Legato-156679717976?share

 

Harvest Hosts Page:   

https://membership.harvesthosts.com/member/host/profile/texas-legato-winery

 

Texas Bluebonnets in bloom late March through Mid May:

http://www.jasonrweingart.com/blog/ten-best-spots-in-texas-to-see-bluebonnets-in-2021

 

Austin – Live Music Capital of the World:

https://www.austintexas.org/music-scene/

 

Dump Stations In The Area:

https://rvdumpsites.net/#!Lampasas,%20Texas


Photos of the venue that we took in April, 2022:  

https://boondocking.net/legato/