The International
190SL Group

Hill Country, TX


October 13-17, 2014 

Registration $125 per person ($50 discount for first time spouse)
 On-Line Payment  Please register On-line
Registration Form (Please download and mail to Kent)

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NOTE: The Deadline for obtaining a hat with registration is August 11



The Inn on Barons Creek
308 South Washington St.
Fredericksburg,TX 78624
Phone: 830-990-9202
Fax: 830-990-2582
Register under Mercedes Benz 190SL Group
$109.00 per night

Schedule of Events:

Mon: Check-In.
Welcome Reception

Thu: Concour, Dinner in Lukenbach.

Wed: Driving tour, dinner in the Biergarten. 

Thu: Driving Tour, Banquet at the hotel.

Fri: Breakfast meeting.

After the Ball:

Fri: Tour of dude ranch

Sat: Driving tour, ranch country

Sun: Tour San Antonio, River Walk

Mon: Tour San Antonio, Alamo

Kent & Carol VanMeter
8510 C.R. 858
McKinney, TX 77356

Phone: 972-542-1522


Hill Country, Texas 2014

Fall is a great time to be in the Texas Hill Country, and we’ve planned many events to enhance your enjoyment of this area.

Our headquarters will be the Inn on Barons Creek, an all-suite hotel just 2 blocks off Main Street and easy walking distance to shopping, dining, and all sites.  There is ample parking for our cars and trailers. Our opening night reception will be on the grounds and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Provided by the hotel will be a Presidential Suite that will serve as our hospitality suite for meetings, happy hour, club store, etc.

Fredericksburg is a picturesque town in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, founded by German settlers in 1846 (Texas became a state in 1845). The nearest airport is San Antonio, 70 miles away.  One of the main attractions is The National Museum of the Pacific War, which those interested can tour on their own. It is housed in what was once the Nimitz Hotel. The Nimitz Museum is the cornerstone of the complex, and is dedicated to telling the life story of this Fredericksburg native, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, who commanded more than 2 million troops in the Pacific War. Plaza of the Presidents is an outdoor tribute to the 10 presidents who served in the armed services during WWII. Japanese Garden of Peace was a gift to the Museum from the people of Japan.

Tuesday will be our concours, followed by lunch on your own, and maybe some shopping and sightseeing. We will plan a ladies event during this time if there is interest. Since the quaint town has excellent shopping and museums, we might let the ladies explore on their own before meeting for lunch together.  Around 6:00 we will all board a London-style double decker bus for the 20 mile drive to Luckenbach (famous for Waylan, Willie and ‘the boys’!), where we will have a barbecue buffet and live country and western band.

Wednesday and Thursday will be driving days, with stops to include a vineyard for wine tasting; tour of the LBJ Ranch, which now has the first floor rooms open and we will have a private ranger-led tour; the Wildseed Farm, the largest wildflower farm in the United States; and miles of scenic driving.  Wednesday night’s dinner will be traditional German fare in the Biergarten of the Fredericksburg Brewing Company, the oldest brewery in Texas which brews 26 different varties.
Our Thursday banquet will be a catered affair at the hotel.

After breakfast and business meeting on Friday, we will head out of town toward Bandera and dude ranch country and the Twin Elm Dude Ranch for 2 nights in their rustic setting.
Saturday we will head north on Hwy. 16 to Medina, 12 miles away, with a stop at Love Creek Orchards pumpkin patch and the Apple Store, featured on the Food Network and Texas Monthly Magazine as having the best apple pie in Texas, each made with 5 pounds of fresh apples. Here we can sample their famous homemade apple ice cream, strudels, breads, cookies, and everything apple.

Proceeding south, we reach the small town of Vanderpool and will stop at the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum and view their collection of machines from around the world from the 1900s to modern. We will lunch in their café, where they serve their famous Aussie meat pies, salads and desserts.

Back to the Twin Elm for another cookout.
Sunday after a full breakfast, we will head to San Antonio for a 2 night stay and its famous river walk. We will check in to the Crockett Hotel in time for their daily happy hour, followed by a river cruise Mexican dinner.
Monday can include a river walk, or a mission tour, including the Alamo. Another dinner together, and we take our leave on Tuesday.