New Years reminder

Hello everyone,

I wanted to give a little update on the New Year’s rally. We now have 14 rigs signed up! How exciting! That means that we have one more site designated to the Traveling Supremes. The rest of the park is getting pretty booked up too so if you think you might want to go please call soon. It is The Vineyards of Fredericksburg RV park at 830-992-1237. Arrive December 28 and depart January 2. If need be, go ahead and get on the waiting list in case there are cancellations.

I will be sending out emails very soon to those who are signed up with more information.

Thank you so much for your interest in this gathering. ‎ Feel free to call or text me anytime.

James C. Hoover

jchooverjr@hotmail.com

361-228-0776

Business Meeting report, new Officers

Minutes of the recently completed Business Meeting may be found under the Menus on left, then click on Past Rallies, and then on 2018 Business Meeting.  You can also click here

The new officers of our club are:

President-Susan Kercher
1st Vice President-Jim Hoover
2nd Vice President-Bill Bobo
Secretary-Myrna Braley
Treasurer-Bud Odom
Everybody enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving and please ae plans to attend the New Years Rally!

 

Business Meeting, Day 3

Blog note:  on some devices, it isn’t obvious that you can double tap on a picture in the mosaic below.  That brings up a larger picture along with an arrow on each side so you can scroll through the pictures.  Clicking on the “X” collapses the pictures back to the mosaic.

Despite the exhaustive pace of Day 2, Day 3 didn’t let up at all.  We gathered at 9:30 and drove off to our first event, a bus tour of Fort Worth.  As usual, Gail did an excellent job of setting things up.  We had a nice bus and an excellent tour of Fort Worth.  I don’t think there was anyone on the tour that didn’t learn something!

It culminated with a short visit to the Fort Worth Stockyards where we witnessed the daily Cattle Drive.  Those long horns really live up to their name!

Lunch was at Joe T Garcia, Ft. Worth’s iconic TexMex restaurant.  If memory serves, most everyone walked off holding a box of leftovers for another full meal.  Delicious!

 

 

 

Business Meeting, Day 2

Addendum:  there has been some difficulty printing the Membership Application form, so now the Contact Us menu option has a link to a printable Membership Application.

After an exhaustive day of conducting business affairs, we decided to take some time off.  And Gail did an outstanding job of setting up activities.  First, a stop at the Weatherford Farmers Market gave us an opportunity to buy some fresh veggies.  And check out the pumpkins and other fall indications.  Then we walked across to the Vintage Car Museum, where we checked out some interesting cars.  Not only for the cars themselves, but most had an interesting history (like Aretha Franklin’s Cadillac and Lyndon Johnson’s Lincoln).

This worked up quite an appetite, so off the Boo Rays Cajun restaurant.  Made us think we were in Louisiana!  We obviously needed to walk this off, so we went to the Chandor Gardens.  These were the gardens designed and built by one of the greatest US portrait painters.  A very interesting walk, and tour of the house.

Then back to the campground where we gathered and once again discussed the state of the world.  Then off to bed, to get ready for day 3 (and hoping the rain stays away)….

 

Business Meeting, Day 1

We have around 11 member rigs here, which means 22 members in attendance.  We also have some visitors (in an actual Travel Supreme motor home!) who we are happy to meet and greet.

The meeting started with an informal gathering, where the fate of the world was discussed.  And many other topics came up as well, especially how much we all like the RVing lifestyle!  The we were invited into the club house, where Gail had prepared a terrific meal for us.  Delicious ham, potato casserole, pea salad and delicious brownies were attacked with the usual Traveling Supreme gusto.  Not to forget some of the most delicious yeast rolls ever! After which the meeting was called to order.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, we discussed past meetings, and Jim Hoover discussed the upcoming New Years Rally.  A table was setup with signup sheets for additional events and activities.  New officer election results will be posted in a Business Meeting post followup.  Several current members were recognized for continued service to the club.

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You get it, lining up for food!
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The Smith making an outstanding meal. And Gail “hamming” it up….

 

Buena Vista Gathering Update

The Hoovers and Butauds are moving forward with planning for the July 2019 Gathering in Buena Vista.

The park is Mt Princeton RV Park in Buena Vista, Co.  Arrival date is July 21, 2019 and departure date is July 28, 2019.  We have ten sites reserved.  Reservations may be made now by calling the park office at 719-395-6206.  Be sure to mention you are with the Traveling Supremes group.  If you are concerned about possibly having to cancel, ask about their cancellation policy. Reservation cutoff date is April 30, 2019.

BV sits in a valley surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains.  It attracts folks of all ages  – some looking for hiking, biking and white water rafting,  others looking for “jeeping adventures”, some for “day trip” opportunities and yet others just looking to enjoy the cool weather and beautiful scenery and to hang out with people of like mind.

We are planning to provide for several day trips to include the following: St Elmo (a ghost town) just a short, beautiful, drive in to the mountains; Salida, a quaint little town, with a mountain stream running through it, at least one exceptional restaurant, and many different shops; Leadville, a short drive which takes you to an old mining town with an excellent mining museum, a functioning old fashioned steam train, an opportunity to soak up more history, shopping, and one very good pizza joint;  a possible side trip to the Continental Divide; and other excursions are in the works.  For example, if we have enough interest, we may schedule a “day trip” to Breckenridge, Co – with a stop at the Alma Mall.  It’s unlike any Mall you have been to before.  All of these trips will be escorted.

For those who are interested, we may also be able to schedule a night out to attend a local “Little Theater” production which recounts the “bawdy” days of Buena Vista.  And, if we have a person or two looking for a real adventure, we can help you sign up for a ride down the river.  Lou, Carol and Jerry Smith did this in 2017 and it was a ride we will not soon forget. Hot springs are also available at a resort close by if you wish to just relax.  Jeeps are available to rent if someone wants to venture off the beaten path.

The main attractions are the cool weather, the beauty of Buena Vista and the surrounding area, the many opportunities to soak up history, shop, experience excellent restaurants, “day trip” opportunities and other activities.   Some try their luck at trout fishing in the nearby streams.  We will be planning several group meals – at least one at a Buena Vista restaurant which everyone seemed to enjoy in 2017.  And, we hope to take advantage of the “gatherings” offered by the park staff – these range from happy hour, to enjoying an evening at the fire pit, pot luck dinners, early morning coffee and donuts or other events planned by the park staff.

Should you have questions or just want more information, just call the Hoovers (361-228-0776) or Butauds (210-325-4256) and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Finally, if you plan to attend we recommend you call Mt Princeton RV Park (719-395-6206) and reserve a spot NOW! Updated: October 3, 2018

Elvis followup

Hello everyone,

It seems that we have some interest in the Elvis tribute show so I will go by there and make my reservation tomorrow. If you would like to attend, this is what you need to do.

Make your reservation by phone at 830-997-7625. The box office is open Wednesday through Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 pm and any day there is a show.‎ Ask to speak to Linda and identify yourself as being with the Traveling Supremes. The group rate is $50.88 per person. The show that we are attending is December 29th at 4:00 pm. If you get a recording, leave a message and she will call you back. Linda is holding seats for us at the group rate until October 15th.

As a reminder, the tickets are non refundable so if you want to wait that’s OK ‎but tickets will be slightly higher and the event may sell out at some point.

Click here for more show information.

James C. Hoover

jchooverjr@hotmail.com

361-228-0776