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.
“I retired from the Union Pacific Railroad in 2005 after 37 yrs as a RR engineer. Since then we have Rved around the nation with two other couples. My wife of 50 yrs passed away in 2017. I am just now starting to get out traveling a little. I am glad to be a member of the Traveling Supremes, had a great time in Louisiana and met a lot of very fine people. Will see every one down the road .”
Traveling Supreme members Jo Marr and Myrna Braley both had surgeries this past week and both are recuperating and doing well! Let’s all keep them in our thoughts and wish them continued rapid recovery.
Also, we have a new member Steve Merriman. Let’s see if we can talk him into sending a picture and short bio so we can all meet our newest member.
Annual Business Meeting
“God Bless America”
October 26-30, 2020
Come one, come all! We would love to see you all in Natchitoches, Louisiana for our annual meeting and on Wednesday at the business meeting, please wear you best red, white and blue in celebration of our country! Let’s end this crazy and sad 2020 year on a high note for our club! This will be more of a tag-along so that we can all do as much or as little as you feel is safe in the scary times of the pandemic!
October 26th: Arrival 5:00. Meet and Greet to get welcome packets and say hello to friends! We will be safely distanced…details to follow!
October 27th: Tag-along to the Columbia Space Shuttle Museum 10-11:30 ($5.00 fee). Those interested in lunch at a restaurant will be on their own but info on restaurants will be in packets provided! Afternoon will be on your own!
October 28th: 12:00 Delicious lunch catered and provided by our club…details to follow! Followed by Business Meeting (no sleeping allowed lol)!
October 29th: Tag-along to Fort Jesup State Historic site, a Mexican-American War Era Fort! (Free for seniors 62+). Afternoon on your own!
October 30th: Departure!
Please sign up soon so we can get a head count for the luncheon! If you have any questions, please give myself or Jim a call. Thank you…Susan Kercher and Jim Hoover!
Thanks to Dave Phillips and Jim Hoover for arranging for Traveling Supreme members to get swag (hats, jackets, signs). To simplify the ordering of yard signs, Dave has contacted the sign maker and set up an ordering system. Below you will find a picture of the order form. Just print it out, fill in the blanks including shipping and payment info, mail it to the address shown and watch your mail box with bated breath. Soon you too can set yourself apart from the horde of RVers with your very own yard sign and proudly announce that you are a Traveling Supreme member.
Webmaster note: this report was delayed in posting because I was in an area where internet was poor or non existent. OTOH, we didn’t need AC…
Unbelievably 2019 has passed the halfway mark. Ted and I hosted a Memphis Rally enjoying
fellowship, sightseeing and some pretty good barbecue!
The Buena Vista Rally produced some great pictures and it
looked like a good time was had by all!
Chama is currently in full swing and Ted and I are
missing that cooler climate for sure…can you say jealous!
Next up is our Annual Business Meeting! I know we are all looking forward to all the
fun things Linda has put together for us and that fine Southern hospitality and
Mark Twain once said “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness; and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts”! So let’s not worry about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey! (Bans Hoffman)!
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
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 parade started by some impressively large horse patrols
The Cooks and the Phillips travelled to Tampa for the big RV show. As luck would have it, the Smith’s (James and Gail) were there as well. They also ran into the Bayless’s.
Driving these big motor homes is difficult and many people downsize their rigs. The Cooks and Phillips took advantage of the RV show and downsized to a Cricket. They also took the Smiths for a ride. Now they fit into the smallest RV sites!
Actually the Cricket is a cool little electric cart that fits in the back of many SUVs. Great for those huge RV shows as well as getting around the largest RV Park.