Memphis changes, part 2

As the rains continue all over the country, there has been an update on the National Weather Service river forecast. They are now showing the river will not recede below the 31 foot mark until the 27th, which is not going to allow the park time to do any cleanup for our rally. This information was sent to me by Michael and Patti Hutton who have been following TS posts and would like to join us at the Memphis rally! Thank you Michael and Patti and we look forward to meeting you both.

Ted and I have decided to delay the rally until April 8, 2019 and hopefully this will give the river time to recede and Tom Sawyer’s time to clean up! The NEW GATHERING DATES ARE: Arrive Monday April 8 and depart on Saturday April 13. Those that can make these new dates and would like to join us, please let me know by text 619-972-6471 or email susankercher@aol.com.

Some of the things we are planning besides watching the barges go up and down the are: Memphis Rock and Soul Museum ($11 for adults).

There are several other museums we may want to think about, such as the Pink Palace or Civil War Museum. Dixon Gallery and Gardens ($7 for adults) and the Cherry Cafe. Multiple gardens with classical sculptures and world class paintings inside.

Peabody Hotel to watch the duck walk! Not joking…live ducks! Graceland for those that haven’t been.

Thanks for your patience,

Tes and Susan Kercher

Memphis Gathering update

As of this time we are still planning to have a West Memphis gathering from March 27 to March 31, 2019. But you may have noticed the park is closed due to high water. And the park does not answer phone calls or emails when it is closed. But current Weather Service projections are that the water level will be below 31 feet when the rally is planned. Just in case, I plan to call another campground that is not near the river and check their availability as a backup plan.

Please text me at 619-972-6471 or email me at susankercher@aol.com if you are still interested. If the Weather Service is correct, the park will not re-open until March 16th. I’m sorry it’s going to be last minute and I will send out another message about an alternate campground in a day or so. Also the details are on the website or check with me on the plans for the gathering.

So stay dry and think positive thoughts, and join us for a fun rally. Wherever it will be held.

Thank you for your patience…Susan Kercher

Lunch at Pat’s

If you’ve been a Traveling Supremes member for any length of time, chances are you had lunch during Mardi Gras time at Pat’s Riverside Seafood restaurant. A real Cajun treat, serving only the freshest seafood. The Cooks, Butauds, and Moreaus all showed up for lunch. Alas, Burnel was stilL under the weather a bit and stayed at home. And, we had a pleasant surprise, charter members Dave and Cynthia Reed came by to say hello.

So we had plenty of old stories and fresh seafood for an terrific lunch.

Entrance to Pat’s restaurant has plenty of other sights to see

Cynthia and Dave Reed

The Reeds and Cooks

The Butauds, Laninga’s and lonely Marie

Mardi Gras!

Not a Rally, not even a gathering, but more like a get together… the Butauds, Cooks, Laninga’s and Moreaus met in Lafayette for some fun togetherness. And, of course, with it being Mardi Gras we had to attend the parade and collect beads. But before all that Marie prepared some most excellent shrimp etouffe. Too bad Burnel was feeling under the weather but except for that the hospitality and getting together was most appreciated. Even the weather held with no rain or cold spell!

The group (sans Burnel) getting set up for the parade

The parade started by some impressively large horse patrols

There was some most impressive musical effort taking place
One of the 25 or so floats

You want beads? No problem!

Some pretty fancy beads

Elaborate art work on the floats