At the NMRA National Train Show the summer of 2015 in Portland, Oregon, there will be a multi-group Free-mo set-up. Details are vague at the moment, but will be firmed up in time. Portland is not TOO far away from you, so you may consider joining. Portland is about a 7-hour drive from my house.
It seems I will be the Run Chief for the layout, so if you folks are interested, please keep in touch. Feel free to email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish.
P.S. The above applies to all the (Western?) Free-mo groups as well.
L.A. (Larry) Sebelley