New Year’s Rally and more!

New Year’s Rally near Many Louisiana and MORE- Read All

Our annual TS New Year’s Rally is usually well attended and we encourage you to mark your calendar and make plans to join us at the Toledo Bend RV Resort and Cabins (318-256-0002) which is located on the huge man-made lake, Toledo Bend, just east of the Texas border and about a half mile from the Pendleton Bridge near Many, Louisiana.  The rally will begin on December 28th and we’ll leave on the 2nd of January.  

Be sure and tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes to get your $10 nightly discount with 8 rigs.  They have cabins which are discounted to us for $100 instead of the $139.

Plans are being made for some touring but mostly we enjoy the New Year’s night gathering with “Dirty Santa” better known as stealing someone else’s gift. We’ll have opening snack night and we’ll be eating out at the Fisherman’s Galley which is a steak and seafood restaurant located less than a half mile from the park.  I will be sending the agenda to those of you who will be coming which includes the guys attending a short seminar to make a fly-fish bait and we have a New Year’s day competition planned as well as the traditional New Year’s day meal and a “Pea Off”.  So come join us for a lot of good fun.  

The Fisherman’s Galley Restaurant

Below I’m resending the information about two other rallies sent to you previously by previous Wagon Master James Smith about Mardi Gras and one from our present Wagon Master Steve Merriman about the Hot Springs Rally.  Mark your calendar, they are located close to help save on the cost of travel, so plan on coming.  Note the cutoffdate for the Mardi Gras Cajun Palms has passed but someone called just yesterday and registered so you can too.  Linda and Polk Brian New Year’s Host.

Toledo Bend RV Park

REMINDER if you have not signed up with our club’s Web page in order to get emails from Webmaster Susan Kercher, please do so soon.  If you are not signed up, then emails about upcoming rallies posted to the web page will NOT come to you.  Only those emails sent from the roster will be coming to you.  

Mardi Gras – Here it is, folks!  For all those who have never been treated to a Mardi Gras celebration In Louisiana—lend me your ears!  We will be going to Lafayette, LA for 2023 Mardi Gras parades and festivities on February 16-23, 2023. Call Cajun Palms RV Resort, 337-667-7772, tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes, and MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS SOON!  We have 15 spaces reserved but there is an October 17, 2022 deadline for sign-up. This is a very popular resort which fills up fast so if you think you might go, make a reservation. They have a very reasonable cancellation policy. We plan to go to some parades, eat our fill of Cajun food (someone’s famous gumbo and someone’s bread pudding?), and tour around South Louisiana. 

Hot Springs – Join Steve and Lisa Merriman and Duane and Patty Stowe the week of 19-26 of April, 2023 in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the Koa campground. We have secured 15 sites together with both 30 and 50 Amp hook ups for a flat fee of $40.00 per night. We also have use of the cabins for a fee of $75.00 per night. We have full use of the club house and kitchen as well. On Fri, Sat and Sun the club house doubles as a restaurant from 7am to 10 am for menu items. Cancellation policy is a full refund minus $2.00 up to 48 hours prior. Lisa and Patty are working on an agenda which will be presented at a later date. The cutoff date for reservations is the 1st of March. The address for the Koa campground is 838 McClendon Road, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71901. The contact person is Lynn at 501-624-5912. Don’t forget to mention you are with the Traveling Supremes to get the special rate!     

2023 Toledo Bend Rally-Cabins

For those of you thinking about attending the New Year’s Rally without bringing your RV, Linda Brian has secured a cabin rate of $100 instead of the $139 per night rate normally charged. The rally starts December 28, 2022 departing January 2, 2023. Call 318-256-0002 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention Traveling Supremes to get your discount.

New Years 2023

New Year’s Rally (December 28 and leaving on January 2,, 2023) plans are rapidly coming together for our next TS rally which will be held just west of Many, Louisiana, at the Toledo Bend RV Resort and Cabin near the Pendleton Bridge going into Texas. 

An email will be sent at a later date to those of you who are registered, giving you the agenda and what you will need to bring.  We’ll be having “Dirty Santa” so gifts are needed and one “white elephant” gift for Bingo, more on this later.  We’ll have some quality entertainment by local members.  A few tours have been planned for those who wish to go, one at the location where Fort Jesup was and one in Texas where the Columbia shuttle crashed.  Plus other destinations of interesting things for you to see and do as well as eating out, yum!  Some of you may even want to make a bait for fly fishing in the seminar we’ve set up for those interested. If you don’t fish, you can give it to your son as something special for him to cherish from dad.

We think we also have something really special planned for you, which in all these many years of being in the club, hasn’t been done, but we think you’ll enjoy and have lots of fun and good fellowship while doing it.  Yes, it is a competition!  

We’ll usher in the new year which may be closer to New York time, eat out some, have a “pea-off” (pea-off not a pee-off), have the usual New Year’s day meal of peas for good luck, cabbage for good health and green backs (money) and we plan on having door prizes from a few of the local merchants.  So, we want you to come join us for a good time!

When you call, be sure and tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes so you will get the discounted price. There are cabins for those who don’t want to bring your rig.  Following the lead of our new Wagon Master Steve Merriman’s example, I’m negotiating with them to get the price down for the cabin.  Hope it works.  

The cancellation rules are:  14 days prior to the rally date if you cancel you will lose $25 dollars of the $50 deposit as payment for the cancellation fee and after 14 days, you will get a voucher not a refund. So if you opt to wait on registering, but know you are coming, please let me know so you can be included in the count for reservations and tour numbers and purchasing of food prior to the rally. 

Hope to see many of you at our rally.     

Linda and Polk Brian

2023 Mardi Gras Rally

Here it is, folks!  For all those who have never been treated to a Mardi Gras celebration In Louisiana—lend me your ears!  We will be going to Lafayette, LA for 2023 Mardi Gras parades and festivities on February 16-23, 2023. Call Cajun Palms RV Resort, 337-667-7772, tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes, and MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS SOON!  We have 15 spaces reserved but there is an October 17, 2022 deadline for sign-up. This is a very popular resort which fills up fast so if you think you might go, make a reservation. They have a very reasonable cancellation policy. 

We plan to go to some parades, eat our fill of Cajun food (someone’s famous gumbo and someone’s bread pudding?), and tour around South Louisiana to our hearts’ content.  BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!

James Smith
Wagonmaster