This will be a No Host Tagalong. Make your reservations as soon as possible as Sky Mountain fills up rapidly. Come relax and enjoy Chama Time in the cool mountain weather with your fellow Traveling Supremes!
Our 2021 Traveling Supremes Annual Business Meeting was held in Durant, Oklahoma, September 15-20th, at the Choctaw Casino KOA Park. It was a very nice park located on the Choctaw Reservation near the casino. Several members did take advantage of the shuttle bus to visit the casino but most enjoyed the TS planned tours and or checked out stores in Durant since most had not been here before. Louis and Leona Keyser had previously bought a home here and was instrumental in securing the sites with Jim Hoover. Hessie and Jerry Smith planned the trip to Denison and Polk was responsible for the two breakfasts. In all it was a good rally with a balance of activities and down time to allow people to relax and tour as they wished. The meeting room was beautiful and had a fully equipped kitchen with a serving counter which made it nice for our meals. I can’t leave out the adjoining bathrooms, wow, top-of-the line. Like Tandy Krugler said, “You have to see them to believe.”
The attendees list varied and fluctuated prior to and during the rally with several coming and going. We started out with 13 on the list and dropped some and gained some to have a final count of 10 rigs in attendance plus the Keysers, who didn’t bring their rig but joined us for all activities. Others attending were: President Jim and Tina Hoover, Secretary and Treasurer Myrna and Billy Braly who came a day late, Pete and Mary Minnix, Steve Merriman, Les and Ida Cook, Duane and Patty Stowe, guests Neil and Debra Altenbaumer, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Jerry and Hessie Smith who had parked their rig on the first day of the rally but left for appointments and returned the next day, and Polk and I rounded out the ten rigs and we left early. So, you see, we had some coming and some going throughout the rally.
Opening night we had snacks and shared information about activities expected for the next few days by reviewing the agenda. President Jim gave a welcome and introductions of guests. Thursday and Friday morning Polk with the help of several guys, Pete, Steve, Jerry, and Paul, prepared and served breakfast of pancakes and sausage one morning and biscuits, eggs and sausages another. It was delicious and thanks guys and to the club for the meals. Jim arranged a catered bar-b-que meal furnished also by the club for Thursday night prior to our business meeting. Jim conducted the business meeting and Myrna read the thank you notice from Past President Susan Kercher thanking the club for the token of appreciation for her service as president which was a Chama bracelet and card which many members had signed while in Chama. Billy Braly reported the approximate amount of $6,000 we have on hand since he will be helping Myrna with the treasury. They have just recently assumed the responsibility from past treasurer Bud Odom and didn’t have the records. Billy did take up dues for the 2022 year for those wanting to pay in advance.
For our tour Friday we visited President Eisenhower’s Birthplace located in Denison, TX, and afterwards we went to the Red River Railroad Museum prior to heading to Huck’s Restaurant for fish. The morning was filled with these three activities to be enjoyed as long as you wanted to look and tour. Saturday was lunch at the Keysers’ home for grilling of your own steaks and sampling side dishes. Since Polk and I left early, we were unable to attend this last function but was told it was a great success. Thanks, Leona and Lewis, for your hospitality in having our TS crew over and to Tina and Mary for providing some pictures. To everyone else, we hope you’ll be able to join us for the New Year’s Rally. Check your email for the latest info from wagon masters’ Gail and James Smith and/or check the web page for details.
2023 Mardi Gras Rally, Cajun Palms RV Resort, 1055 N Barn Rd., Henderson, Louisiana. Call 337-667-7772 by the October 17, 2022 deadline and tell them you are with Traveling Supremes.
04/19/23-0426/23 Hot Springs, Arkansas
2023 Hot Springs, Arkansas, KOA Holiday, 838 McClendon Road, Hot Springs, AR 71901. Call Lynn at 501-624-5912 by the March 1, 2023 deadline and tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes for your special rate.
8/14/23-8/19/23 Chama, New Mexico
2023 Chama Gathering, Sky Mountain Resort, 2743 S US Highway 84, Chama, NM 87520. To make a reservation go to skymountainresort.com to send in a reservation request. Make sure to tell them you are with the traveling supremes, book early to assure yourself of a spot!
Hosts: Ron and Diane Garner and James and Gail Smith
The RV Retreat Resort in Lubbock, Texas
Get ready for a big Spring adventure into West Texas on the Caprock! We have reserved 15 spots at The Retreat RV Resort, 7516 Interstate 27 (at intersection of Loop 289 and I-27 South). These spots will be held until March 1, 2022 or until they are all gone! You can make your reservation by calling (806) 368-8613. Rates are $42 per night with one night’s deposit required in advance.
There are too many things to see in Lubbock to list them all, but for starters, we will visit the Heritage Museum, the Silent Wings Flight Museum, the Buddy Holly Center, the Windmill Museum and the Lubbock 1970 Tornado Memorial. There are other surprises, too, so SIGN UP TODAY!!!
We promise the skies will be bright blue and the mornings and evenings will be nice and cool!
John Laninga, has decided to take a break from the job of Traveling Supreme webmaster! On behalf of the Traveling Supremes, and as former President of the club, I would like to thank John for getting our web set up and posting all of our rallies, meetings and information pertaining to the Traveling Supremes! I also want to thank John for the great instructions he provided me and I’m hoping to not bother him too much!
I have volunteered to try and carry on in John’s very large footsteps! Please be patient with me and I welcome comments and suggestions! This is my first “test post” so wish me luck!
I decided I needed to try and insert a picture, so here I am in Colorado in the Rio Grande Forest, near the historic 1880 Train Depot with some of the Traveling Supremes for lunch at the Depot September 4, 2020!
December 28, 2021-January 2, 2022 Brazos Valley RV Park in Caldwell, Texas
Get ready for a great celebration! The holiday season is fast approaching and we have solidified the plans for a fantastic New Year’s party and rally. Hosts for the rally are James R. and Barbara Smith and James H. and Gail Smith. We are holding 15 RV spots at Brazos Valley RV Park in Caldwell, Texas. You may make your reservation by calling Melissa at 979-200-3007 and ask for a spot with Traveling Supremes. Fee is only $35 per night and we have a clubhouse and all the trimmings!
As you may know this is near Washington-on-the-Brazos, the birthplace of Texas. We have tour reservations for the Star of the Republic Museum and the many historical sites there.
In addition, Caldwell is 30 miles from Brenham, (where Blue Bell ice cream is made), and 30 miles from College Station (the George H. W. Bush Library). All this in addition to our normal New Year’s Eve high-jinks! Please make plans to attend. We promise you a good time!