2018 Business Meeting update


October 10-14, 2018
Cowtown RV Park, Aledo, TX

As posted in Rallies, the 2018 General Business Meeting and Rally will be held October 10-14, 2018 and hosted by President, Gail Smith. We will stay at the Cowtown RV Park, the address is 7000 Interstate 20 East (exit 418), Aledo, Texas. Spots are being held for us until September 15. You may reserve by calling 817-441- 7878 and talk to Jaynie. She has a special section for 40-45 foot rigs. Rally rate is $31 per night and includes rally room.

There are obviously lots of fun things to do in the Fort Worth/Weatherford area.
Tentative plans are to visit the Railhead Smokehouse for barbecue and music, have free time to visit the Texas State Fair or museum area of Fort Worth, take a Fort Worth tour by bus, including the Stockyards Parade, visit the Vintage Car museum and Chandor Gardens in Weatherford. Of course we will have our annual club financed catered meal at the business meeting, with lots of other good meals at restaurants, camp and more!

There will be no rally fee, although there may be a small charge for the bus and garden
tours. More details and reservations for tours when we are closer to the event.

For Cowtown TV Web site click here

Gail Smith

Amish Country Gathering

BERLIN, OHIO – JULY 8-15, 2018

Submitted by Irby and Judy Gamble

Well, folks it is getting closer and closer to our Amish Gathering. I talked to Scenic Hills yesterday and they tell me that 16 rigs have made reservations. They are holding 2 more sites for us and will hold them until May 8, all 50 amp. Please mention Travel Supremes and my name when making your reservation. After May 8, you might have trouble getting a site with the rest of us.

As most of you know, we go to Ohio’s beautiful Holmes County yearly and love it. Holmes County, Ohio is the largest settlement of Amish in the United States with a population of more than 40,000 Amish people. It is a beautiful area with many rolling hills and small farm agriculture.

The Gathering will begin July 8 and end July 15, 2018. We will be staying at Scenic Hills RV Park in Berlin, Ohio (their mailing address is Millersburg, Ohio 44654 and your GPS will take you directly to it, but it will take you through the back roads that are not great for pulling your rig. The RV Park is, actually, in the small town of Berlin and it would best best to put Berlin in your GPS and it will take you on better roads for RV’s. By going to the park website you can find all the information you will need to make your reservations and directions. Scenic Hills only accepts cash or checks and requires a $30.00 deposit that will be deducted from your total bill when you arrive. They must receive your $30.00 deposit no later than June 8, for them to hold your reservation.

This will be a very laid back gathering, as is true to the Amish lifestyle. We have lots and lots of information for everyone about things that we think you will love doing. Most of it will be more enjoyable in small groups, allowing all us to make our own plans. On the Saturday of our gathering (July 14) the Doughty Wise School Auction will be held. There will probably be over 1000 Amish people there auctioning off beautiful handcrafted furniture, quilts (my favorite), etc., along with lots of good fattening food and pastries. HALF-STITCHED THE MUSICAL is a first class play that will be performing July 11 and 12 in Sugarcreek and you can easily get tickets online. I have gone before and enjoyed it very much. We have gone to the Amish Country Theater (kind of a slapstick comedy and music) and we enjoyed it. A great way to spend the day is to just get in your vehicle and drive around the country side and see what you come across. Many of the Amish have stores and bakeries in their homes, produce and flower stands out side their homes and they are very interesting people to visit with. All this and much, much more is a close driving distance from our campground. We will have a list of things to do, along with brochures and driving distances for you when you get there.

Something else that some of you might be interested in is the Football Hall of Fame. It is in Canton, Ohio and that is only 44 miles from Scenic Hills.

There are two things that we plan to do as a group this year. One is to have dinner at the home of Naomi and Ray Yoder in Winesburg (Naomi is the daughter of our friends, Henry and Mary Yoder). We have sampled a few of Naomi’s dessert and I assure you that they are delicious. She cooks in her home for bus tours and other groups and caters Amish weddings. We think everyone will really enjoy this event. We, also, plan to eat as a group one night at Mrs. Yoder’s Restaurant in Mt. Hope. This is one of our favorite places to eat.

Last, but not least, don’t forget Millers Bakery and all the great Amish cooked family style restaurants such as Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, Boyd and Wurthmann, Der Dutchman and Berlin Homestead, for just a few. I must warn you though that these places offer very little low calorie food. Personally, I think that everyone attending should lose at least 15 lbs. before we go and eat our way back up.

Below is the list of persons that have reservations – I got this list from Scenic Hills yesterday:

Irby and Judy Gamble
Joe and Ardis Schenk
Bernie and Carol Lezell
Jim and Tina Hoover
Jerry and Jane Smith
Les and Ida Cook
John and Romola Laninga
Glen and Carol Richmond
Pete and Deb Horvath
Joe and Sue Kelly
Ron and Carol Page
Leo and Carolyn Fitzpatrick
David and DeAnn Phillips
Martha and Bill Bobo
James and Gail Smith
Dave Evans

We will be sending you, in the near future, our schedule for the week via email, along with the price for dinner at Naomi and RayYoders.

God’s Traveling Grace to all of you – Judy and Irby Gamble

Scenic Hills RV Park Information:

4483 Township Road 367
Millersburg, Ohio 44654



Business meeting 2018


From Gail Smith

The 2018 General Business Meeting and Rally will be held October 10-14, 2018 in Aledo, Texas (just west of Ft. worth).  It will be hosted by James and Gail Smith. We will stay at the Cowtown RV Park, 7000 Interstate 20 East (exit 418), Aledo. They are holding spots for us until September 15. You may reserve by calling 817-441-7878 and ask for Janie. She is aware of details for us especially for those with larger rigs. She has a special section for 40-45 foot rigs. Our rally rate is $31 per night and includes rally room. We will forward itinerary and activity details later, but there should be lots of fun things to do in this area!

Elkhart Gathering

From Dave Phillips

Reservations are now open for the Elkhart, IN Gathering scheduled for July 16-22, 2018 (departure on the 22nd). Call the Elkhart Campground for reservations at 574-264-2914 (25608 County Rd 4, Elkhart, IN) and say you’re with the Traveling Supremes/Phillips group. Eight spaces have been set aside.

The weekly rate is $235 if you’d like to stay the entire week. Join us for a fun week in RV and Amish country. Please notify the Phillips when you make a reservation (dphillipd@msn.com). Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.

elkhartHosts: David & Deanne Phillips

Quartzite happenngs

Reported by Jim Hoover

Several of the Traveling Supremes attended the annual Quartzsite RV show January 20th through the 28th. Those attending were Jim &Tina Hoover, Ted & Susan Kercher, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Louis and Leona Keyser, Dwight and Marilyn Winborn, Joe and Ardis Schenk and guests Rick and Linda Wahl. We stayed in Black Rock RV park in an area known as Brenda about 12 miles east of Quartzsite. Brenda was not a town but consists of a small store and several RV parks in the middle of the desert. Pictured are several of the TS members on the first night planning to attend the show the next day.

The RV show draws thousands of people to the tiny town of Quartzsite so the traffic is congested and the crowds are large. However, Black Rock RV provided a free shuttle service over to the show that many of us used. The main area is a huge tent that housed vendors of all things RV related as well other unrelated vendors that usually show up at these events. Outside the tent there was a flea market where you could buy anything from an RV to food to RV supplies and even rocks. Yes rocks! These people are serious about rocks and gemstones. In fact there are often gem and mineral shows several times a year in this area.

Although we stayed in a park with full hookups away from the hustle and bustle of the event many campers choose to boondock in the desert on government land where they can stay for a small fee. In fact it is an annual tradition with many of these campers. Literally thousands and thousands of RVs are in the desert as far as the eye can see.

Since this was a tag along most of the things we did were not really planned but more spontaneous. As always though we found time to go out to eat together. The wait times were long at most restaurants but well worth the wait to enjoy some food and fellowship together. Shown here are Traveling Supremes at “Dos Amigos” and “Silly Al’s Pizza”.


Dues, Notes and Rallies


Dues are now due. To have your info included in the upcoming roster, dues need to be paid prior to April 1.  Best do it now! (Better facilitates bookkeeping.)  Dues are only $20  (Send to Treasurer Bud Odom, 211 Walnut, West Monroe, LA 71291).

Please note: Some have paid in advance and again paid while we were in Victoria so you may want to check your records.  We have one person who now is paid up to 2024!

E-Letter and Notes

Linda Brian would like to send the E-Newsletter to both spouses, so make sure she has both your emails.  Not just one….

Similarly, this blog is sent automatically to the email address of all who “follow” the blog.  So make sure that BOTH spouses enter their emails in the “Follow” box on the left.  That way both of you will get all the new posts forwarded.  We won’t use your emails for any nefarious purposes, and you can always cancel if you wish so no harm no foul.

2018 rallies:

James and Gail Smith will be hosting the Business Meeting in the fall. No place or date yet.  A reminder to sign up for the 2018 rallies, info in the “Upcoming Rallies” menu on the left.  Or click on the place name in the list below, no excuses that you couldn’t find the info! In summary:

January 19-28, 2018, Quartzite, AZ – Hosts Hoovers, 928-927-4206

June 28 – July 5, 2018, Mount Vernon, Kentucky, no host, Renfro Valley RV Park 800-765-7464, call for reservations after January 1, 2018.

July 5-8, 2018, Georgetown Kentucky for Noah’s Ark and Creation Museum – no host, Whispering Hills RV Park 502-863-2552

July 8-15 – Ohio Amish Gathering – Gambles Hosting– Scenic Hills RV, Millersburg, OH 330-893-3607

July 16-22 – Elkhart, Indiana- Phillips – More info later.

Aug. 5 to Aug. 12, 2018 depart – Buena Vista, CO – – Tag along, Mt. Princeton RV Park, 719-395-6206 No hosts

Aug. 12-19 – Chama , NM – No host, Sky Mt. Resort RV, 575-756-1100, call now because it fills up quickly.


2018 NY Rally, more….

Our 2018 NY rally has come and gone, and it was a huge success.  A few pictures are posted below.  For the complete report see under “Past Rallies” or click here

Gail Smith has posted a President’s report.  It can be viewed under “Officer’s corner” or just click here

Finally, please check out all the upcoming rallies and plan to join in on the fun.  You can find them under “Upcoming Rallies” in the main menu.

Have a great 2018!