The Hoovers and Butauds are moving forward with planning for the July 2019 Gathering in Buena Vista.
The park is Mt Princeton RV Park in Buena Vista, Co. Arrival date is July 21, 2019 and departure date is July 28, 2019. We have ten sites reserved. Reservations may be made now by calling the park office at 719-395-6206. Be sure to mention you are with the Traveling Supremes group. If you are concerned about possibly having to cancel, ask about their cancellation policy. Reservation cutoff date is April 30, 2019.
BV sits in a valley surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains. It attracts folks of all ages – some looking for hiking, biking and white water rafting, others looking for “jeeping adventures”, some for “day trip” opportunities and yet others just looking to enjoy the cool weather and beautiful scenery and to hang out with people of like mind.
We are planning to provide for several day trips to include the following: St Elmo (a ghost town) just a short, beautiful, drive in to the mountains; Salida, a quaint little town, with a mountain stream running through it, at least one exceptional restaurant, and many different shops; Leadville, a short drive which takes you to an old mining town with an excellent mining museum, a functioning old fashioned steam train, an opportunity to soak up more history, shopping, and one very good pizza joint; a possible side trip to the Continental Divide; and other excursions are in the works. For example, if we have enough interest, we may schedule a “day trip” to Breckenridge, Co – with a stop at the Alma Mall. It’s unlike any Mall you have been to before. All of these trips will be escorted.
For those who are interested, we may also be able to schedule a night out to attend a local “Little Theater” production which recounts the “bawdy” days of Buena Vista. And, if we have a person or two looking for a real adventure, we can help you sign up for a ride down the river. Lou, Carol and Jerry Smith did this in 2017 and it was a ride we will not soon forget. Hot springs are also available at a resort close by if you wish to just relax. Jeeps are available to rent if someone wants to venture off the beaten path.
The main attractions are the cool weather, the beauty of Buena Vista and the surrounding area, the many opportunities to soak up history, shop, experience excellent restaurants, “day trip” opportunities and other activities. Some try their luck at trout fishing in the nearby streams. We will be planning several group meals – at least one at a Buena Vista restaurant which everyone seemed to enjoy in 2017. And, we hope to take advantage of the “gatherings” offered by the park staff – these range from happy hour, to enjoying an evening at the fire pit, pot luck dinners, early morning coffee and donuts or other events planned by the park staff.
Should you have questions or just want more information, just call the Hoovers (361-228-0776) or Butauds (210-325-4256) and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.
Finally, if you plan to attend we recommend you call Mt Princeton RV Park (719-395-6206) and reserve a spot NOW! Updated: October 3, 2018