Big Bend update

Hello Traveling Supremes!

It’s almost time for us to gather in the huge city of Lajitas for our Big Bend tag along. James Hoover has emailed everyone out two documents. One is our agenda, the other is a travel log from Ron and Diane Garner that were there a short time ago. I think you will enjoy reading about their travels to the area.  If you didn’t get either one, email James and request a copy.

 James called Maverick Ranch RV last week, and we are still around 12 rigs or so, but they still had plenty of room so come on down and join the fun! It’s not too late.

James has been watching the weather down there and it will be hot! It has been around 100 in the heat of the day. For that reason, we will be sightseeing from the car and enjoying time in the Clubhouse and pool. 

See ya’ll there!
Vaya con Dios amigos!

James C. Hoover 

Wagonmaster

Chama/Sky Mountain notes

Hello Supremes,

This week I became aware of a price increase at Sky Mountain. One of our members made a reservation and found that the price had increased. Many of us made a reservation when we checked out and were not aware of the increase and I wanted to let you know so that you would not be surprised when you show up. Bill and I emailed back and forth and he confirmed that the monthly rate has gone from $660 to $750 and is not taxed. The daily and weekly rates have gone up as well and you will have to add a 13.5625% motel tax. You can see these rates on the website. 

This is not necessarily a deal breaker, but I think you should be informed so you can plan. In fact, I went ahead and confirmed my reservation and therefore still plan to be there this year. As always, you can call, text, or email me. For specific questions as to rates please contact Sky Mountain, or refer to the rate sheet on the website.I hope to see some of ya’ll in Lajitas/Big Bend.

Vaya con Dios amigos!
James C. Hoover Wagonmaster 

New members

Hello members,

Meet our new members Duane and Patty Stowe, who joined in Quartzsite. They lived in Kingsville, TX for 33 years and raised their 3 children there. He was employed by Celanese Chemical plant, and Patty was a teacher.  They have 8 grandchildren that are center of their life.  After retirement, they settled in central Texas. They enjoy visiting family and working in their church.   

James C. Hoover Jr.

Quartzsite followup

Hello Supremes, 

I have some information on the Quartzsite 2022 tag-a-long. We will be at Black Rock RV in Brenda on Jan 22 (check in) to ‎Jan 29 (check out) (7 days). Their number is 928-927-4206.

Then on Jan 29, we will ‎leave there and drive the 90 or so miles to Yuma to check into West Wind RV Resort. We plan to stay 9 days and check out Feb 7. The number is 866-440-2992. Ask about the 1/2 price special and use my name to be near the group. They said to pass along that anyone interested should call soon. I’m not sure how long West Wind will have the special. This is a tag-a-long so these dates are just what some of us are doing, but you can set any dates you want.

Call or text me if you want more info, but please do not delay and miss out.

James C. Hoover 

Arizona update #2

After the show ended in Quartzsite, three rigs headed down to Yuma Arizona. Those rigs were the Kerchers, Hoovers, and Merriman. We stayed at West Wind RV and golf resort.

Southern Arizona is a popular destination for snow birds and Yuma is no exception. This year however, due to covid, there weren’t as many. For one thing, the Canadians were not able to come down due to travel restrictions.  We enjoyed some food and fellowship, as well as the flea market. We enjoyed about 5 days there and headed for home.

James C. Hoover Jr.

Arizona update #1

Hello Traveling Supremes,

Well, another Arizona tag along is in the books. Five rigs camped at Black Rock RV in Brenda Arizona. Brenda is located just off I 10 about 12 miles east of Quartzsite. Those who attended were the Kerchers, Hoover’s, Marrs, Merriman, and Stowes. 

We started out in Brenda Arizona at Black Rock RV. Brenda is about 12 miles East of Quartzsite where the annual RV show is held. The show went on despite covid, but the crowds were way down. The plus side was that parking was a lot easier than usual. 

While we were there, something unusual happened. It rained! Actually it rained a lot. So much that on the last day of the show, the big tent got flooded! I didn’t know it even rained in the desert! 

2022 Quartzsite

Hello Supremes,

The RV show in Quartzsite Arizona is set for January 22nd to Jan 30th 2022 according to the website quartzsitervshow.com. Some of us  have made reservations for the 22nd to the 29th.  If you are interested, call soon so you can get a site close to the group. We are at Black Rock in nearby Brenda. Call 928-927-4206. Jane is the group coordinator, but I think anyone can help you. You will have to put up a deposit, but you can get most of it back if you cancel outside of 30 days. Be sure to review the cancellation policy. As always, be sure to tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes. Also be aware that this is a tag-a-long, so come and go as you wish.

Some of us will go on to Yuma, so I will send additional information in a day or two.

Vaya con Dios amigos!
James C. Hoover

Big Bend Tag-a-long

Hello Traveling Supremes,

I am pleased to announce that we are planning a tag-a-long to Lajitas, TX just outside of Big Bend National Park. Please check out the posting under “Rallies ” > “Upcoming rallies”. Or, just click here: https://travelingsupremes.com/2020-big-bend-np/

There you will find the information that you need to make your reservation. ‎The days will be warm so the activities will include sightseeing and meals, but no strenuous hiking. The evenings should be pleasant. They also have a pool and clubhouse. If you have questions, call Susan or myself. 

PS: For all you eagle eyed RVers, the motor home shown on the Maverick Ranch RV Park home page is…. wait for it…. a Travel Supreme select!

Vaya con Dios amigos!
James C. Hoover 

Photo challenge!

Here’s a neat idea, brought to us from our President Susan Kercher. Let’s have a photo challenge! Not sure what that is? Well, hang on…..

Your challenge will be to post one picture of any Traveling Supreme member of members, from any time or event. It would be nice if you also posted when and where the picture was taken. Let’s get some memories started!

You may be aware that we have a Facebook community page. You can go there from the search bar on top of the Facebook page. Just type in Traveling Supremes. You have to be a member to post here, if you’re not a member, it’s easy… just press the “Join” button and wait for a note letting you know you are a member. No credit cards, no forms, that’s it. You can now fully participate in any discussion, or start one of your own.

Once you are in the Community, you have many options. A few lines down you’ll see a section in a blue box labeled “Contact us”, and right below that you see the option “Publish”. Touch that and you will see this screen:

Now you can type whatever message you want. Below that is a green Photo button, press that and you will be able to select any photo in your camera roll. One note… if you’ve never done this before you will be asked if Facebook can access your pictures. Answer Yes.

You also have the option of adding a Check-in (where this picture was taken), how you feel about it, even open your camera and take one. Once complete, touch “Continue” in the top right and your glorious picture and comments will show up on Facebook for the world to see.

Try it! Any specific questions ask here, or on Facebook, and we’ll try to answer them.

Enjoy!

Yard signs

A&E signs, who manufactured our yard signs, has decided to discontinue making the individual yard signs. Too many signs were being returned as the post office bent or damaged them in shipment, and it was not cost-effective to replace the sign.

So if you have a sign fly it proudly, treat it as unique, because you can’t get a replacement.

Getting settled