Buena Vista Update

From Lou Butauds

Just a quick note to remind everyone who may be interested in joining our Gathering at Mt. Princeton RV Park in Buena Vista, Colorado that the time to make your reservation with the park is NOW! The Gathering starts on July 21, 2019 (arrival day) and ends on July 28, 2019 (departure day). If you wish to arrive early or extend your stay work that out with the park when you make your reservation. The park is very popular and for good reason – prime area to visit, well managed park, and good amenities. It generally fills up early for the season. Park telephone number is: 719-395-6206.

Carol and I will be arriving in Buena Vista on July 19 on our way back south from visiting Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Sturgis and the Badlands. We will be in the Rapid City area for about a week. We plan to leave Buena Vista on July 30.

As to our reservations, I spoke to Cindy, Owner and Manager, just recently and she confirmed she is holding ten spaces for our group. We currently have five who have expressed an interest but only three are planning to be in RV sites. Dakes and Butauds will be in cabins. So, please call and make your reservation today if you are interested. Discuss cancellation rules with the park when you make your reservation. I plan to tell Cindy that she can recoup any unused reservations on April 1, 2019.

Once I know who plans to attend, the agenda will be tailored for the group. We know the area very well and will select from the attractions that seemed to be of most interest to the 2017 group. Of course, time will be allotted for individual interests and choices and some “do your own thing” time. All day trips will be escorted.

Buena Vista and the surrounding area offers lots of historical and interesting places to see, good places to eat, usually great weather, shopping for those interested and the unmatched beauty of the surrounding 14,000’ mountains. We are also planning to visit a couple of excellent restaurants the group enjoyed in 2017. We will have group functions such as breakfast and pot luck, but these all require that we reserve a facility – another reason for needing commitments now. Should you have any questions, feel free to call Carol and me or Tina and Jim. Telephone numbers are: Lou and Carol – 830-755-4441, Jim and Tina – 361-228-0776.

Remember, make your reservation now! Hope to see you at Buena Vista in July.

Downsizing your coach?

The Cooks and the Phillips travelled to Tampa for the big RV show. As luck would have it, the Smith’s (James and Gail) were there as well. They also ran into the Bayless’s.

Driving these big motor homes is difficult and many people downsize their rigs. The Cooks and Phillips took advantage of the RV show and downsized to a Cricket. They also took the Smiths for a ride. Now they fit into the smallest RV sites!

Actually the Cricket is a cool little electric cart that fits in the back of many SUVs. Great for those huge RV shows as well as getting around the largest RV Park.

Left: Deanne and Dave, right: James and Les,, back Gail and IdA

Traders Village tagalong

If you’ve never been to a Texas Trader’s Village event, now is the time to fix that. This is an extremely popular event, and we have got special rates at their very nice RV park. Arrive Friday, May 31st and depart ‎Monday June 3rd. You can arrive early or stay late but they have offered a reduced rally rate for those dates if we have 10 rigs. There are 12 sites blocked off. Call 281-890-5500 and ask for Tori Brooks. Tell her that you are with the Traveling Supremes.  This is a tag along so there won’t be a host or agenda. Full details click here: https://travelingsupremes.com/2019-traders-village/

Rally added, updates

Freshly added is a spring rally hosted by Ted and Susan Kercher at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park in West Memphis, AR. Dates are March 27 to April 1, 2019. Full details on https://travelingsupremes.com/2019-west-memphis/

NOTE: The park is currently closed due to flooding. It is expected to reopen so check back with the park. Their web site is http://tomsawyerrvpark.com/

Also, the other rallies from our prior blog post have now been added to the menu (on the left). Click on Rallies, the on the down arrow, then on Upcoming Rallies to see all the options.

Finally a few typo corrections were made and the 2019 Business Meeting corrected, it was incorrectly linked to the 2018 Business Meeting.

Planning for 2019

Here are some preliminary details of a few events planned for 2019. As more details are added you will find complete information in the “Rallies” option on the main menu (on the left). Also, we will let you know through the blog as others are added. Stay tuned!

Buena Vista, CO

July 21-28, 2019. Buena Vista Gathering at Mt. Princeton RV Park. Hosts are the Hoovers and the Butauds, reservations have been made for 10 sites. You can reserve no by calling the park at 719-315-6206.

Chama, NM

August 18-25, 2019. Chama Gathering at Sky Mountain Resort. No host, just a great gathering in the cool mountains of New Mexico. Actually, many will be staying a month or longer, just make reservations early as the park fills up fast. Cal 575-766-1100.

Business Meeting

September 23-27, 2019. Year end business meeting at Lincoln Park in Ruston, LA. Hosts are the Executive Council. Small park, close to everything. We have spaces reserved, but pick your own as you arrive. Park phone is 318-251-5156

For Sale section added

We have had several requests to add a For Sale page. While we do not want to compete with Amazon or eBay, there is some value for members to sell specific items to fellow members. So we have added a For Sale page in the Members section.

Note that items will be listed for 90 days only. There is no charge and we can use pictures, please send them no bigger than 2400 pix on one side in JPEG format. If that doesn’t make sense to you just email you web master and I’ll be glad to help.

So from the main menu, touch the < down button next to the Members option and you will see the For Sale page.

It’s here!

Yes, the New Years Rally is here! And to start things off, here are a few of the rallies/gatherings we’re starting to organize:

Memphis end March 2019;

Traders Village in Houston spring 2019;

Buena Vista in July 2019;

Chama in August 2019.

More to follow as plans firm up. Meanwhile, here are pictures of some of the rigs of New Year Rally attendees, in no particular order.