Chama 2022 followup

Hello Supremes,

I spoke with Bill at Sky Mountain today. He reports that the water is back on, and things are getting back to normal. Currently, Tina and I are still on track to be there on August 1st for 30 days and some of your names were mentioned so I hope that we can all meet up in the mountains and enjoy some cooler weather. It has been well over 100 where we live, so we are ready. Also there are still 3 rigs going on to Custer South Dakota. 

These are challenging times for RV travel and we will continue to monitor fuel cost and availability, but right now, we are a “go”.

I do think that quite possibly going forward, our RV travel and club events may be closer to home, maybe in the Texas and or Louisiana area. On that note, I would like to give special thanks to James and Gail, as well as Polk and Linda for their work in planning our next couple of events. 

Safe travels and God willing I will see you in the mountains.

Vaya con Dios.

James C. Hoover Jr.

Chama 2022 Update

James and Gail Smith wants the Traveling Supremes know what is going on in New Mexico. Chama is having fires all around it and most recently has had a disruption in the water supply that threatens to last quite awhile. Everything is shut down and train isn’t running. Hopefully it will be ready for us August 15-20! But it is still our beautiful, peaceful, cool Chama!

Gail Smith found a video from a Facebook Page called ”What’s up in Chama” and wanted to share it with us (I hope the video will open, will work, if it doesn’t, text or email me and I can forward to you):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4462135410501619/posts/5213010448747441/

Ted and I are planning to join the Traveling Supremes in Chama and will be at the Elkhorn Lodge from August 15-21. We hope to see everyone there for CHAMA TIME…Susan Kercher

2022 Lubbock Rally Report

The Traveling Supremes arrived in the Hub City of Texas (Lubbock) on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Retreat RV Park. Hosts, Ron and Diane Garner and James and Gail Smith, welcomed everyone with a meet and greet party in the clubhouse. Attending were: Polk and Linda Brian, Sue and Joe Moore, Tina and Jim Hoover, Billy and Myrna Braly, Steve and Lisa Merriman, plus the hosts.

Retreat RV Park
Office
Campground

A big event to start us off on Friday, the 13th, was a trolley ride through the National Ranching Heritage Center, which was filled with all the buildings used on west Texas ranches throughout history. It was very well done. We had a great lunch at Blue Sky Burgers.

Trolley tour at National Ranching Heritage Center
National Ranching Heritage Center
Joe Moore, Myrna Braly, Linda and Polk Brian, Diane Garner, Gail Smith, Sue Moore and Ron Garner
Early building…built to keep safe from Indians
Row 1: Billy Braly, Lisa Merriman, Gail Smith, Row 2: Sue Moore, Tina Hoover, Row 3: Linda Brian, Myrna Braly, Row 4: Steve Merriman, Diane Garner, Row 5: James Smith, Jim Hoover, Ron Garner Row 6: Joe Moore and Polk Brian

Other ranch buildings
Tina Hoover
Lunch at Blue Sky (Lubbock Nickname) Burgers

On Saturday, we toured the Buddy Holly Center and saw the actual homes of the parents of Buddy and his drummer. We drove to McKenzie Park to visit the Prairie Dog Town and have a nice picnic on the banks of a little stream, before going on to the Windmill Museum. It was filled with more windmills than you ever knew existed and was lots of fun to see. Pot luck dinner back at camp was enjoyable as always.

Buddy Holly Museum
Enjoying a picnic in McKenzie Park
Prairie Dog Town
Steve and Sue playing with the prairie dogs!
Lisa and Steve strolling through the Windmill Museum

On Sunday, the hosts supplied breakfast and everyone had free time for church or whatever. That afternoon, we went to see the Silent Wings Museum, which paid honor to the glider pilots of WWII. The guys loved it!

Silent Wings Museum honoring the Glider Pilots who fought in WWII
James peeking in a glider
Traveling Supremes at the Glider Museum

Monday was Texas Tech tour day!! Immediately after breakfast at Cast Iron Grill (provided by Garners), we went to the Tornado Memorial, reminding all of us of the May 11, 1970 Lubbock tornado where 26 died and much property was lost. We then went to the Red Raider Club where Rodney Allison (quarterback at Tech 1974-1977) took us through all the Tech Athletic facilities. As luck would have it, we ran into the brand new head football coach, Joey McGuire! He is a definite favorite around these parts!

Breakfast at Cast Iron Grill!
Tour of Texas Tech!
Billy admiring the statue
T/S meet Joey Maguire new head football coach
Continue reading 2022 Lubbock Rally Report

2022 Business Meeting

October 12-16, 2022

The 2022 Traveling Supremes Business Meeting is now scheduled for Jamaica Beach RV Resort in Galveston, Texas, for October 12-16, 2022.  It will be hosted by the TS Executive Committee.  

For reservations, please call (409) 632-0200 and ask for Angela, if possible.  Rates differ according to weekday/weekend and location of RV spot.

More details will be forthcoming in the near future.  Get your spot now!

LUBBOCK SPRING RALLY AGENDA

May 12 – 17, 2022

Hosts:— Ron and Diane Garner James and Gail Smith

May 12 Thursday—Arrive at The Retreat RV Resort, 7516 Interstate 27. Meet and Greet at 5:00 in meeting room. Bring snacks to share and drinks and utensils. Brochures will be available, as well as some information about the town and famous musicians from the area. Pay $3 per person for tomorrow’s trolley.


May 13 Friday— Leave at 9:30 a.m. for National Ranching and Western Heritage Museum, 3121-4th St., tour at 10:00 a.m. (Free admission; trolley provided)

Meet at Blue Sky Burgers, 3216-4th St., at noon for lunch

Pot Luck at RV Park

May 14 Saturday—Arrive to tour Buddy Holly Museum, 1801 Crickets Ave., (10:00 a.m.) ($8)

(See J. J. Allison Home where Buddy Holly wrote and recorded “That’ll Be The Day”)

For lunch, we will take our picnic lunch to McKenzie Park and visit Prairie Dog Town.

Arrive at American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Dr., for 1:00 tour (Fee: $6)

May 15 Sunday—Breakfast at RV Park provided by hosts (8:00-9:00 a.m.)

Leave 12:30 p.m. for Silent Wings Museum, in Lubbock Regional Airport, 5401 N. MLK Blvd., for 1:00 p.m. tour (Fee $5:00 for guided 45 min. tour)

2:30 Meet at Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585, for tour and tasting, if you wish.

May 16 Monday—Leave at 8:30 a.m. for Cast Iron Restaurant, 620-19th St. (Corner of Interstate 27 and 19th) for breakfast (Dutch treat) at 8:45 a.m. After breakfast, follow in caravan to Tornado Memorial, corner of Glenna Goodacre and Ave. Q; then tour Texas Tech Campus (at University and 19th St.) (See United Spirit Arena, Womble Center, Memorial Circle and Jones Stadium, plus others). Also try to spot a Mural displayed on University Street that depicts a current professional quarterback. When you see it, take a photo and bring it to one of the hosts for a prize!

Leave park at 5:30 for 6:00 Dinner at Abuelo’s, 4401-82nd St.

May 17 Tuesday—Adios Amigos! See you in Chama!

Lubbock 2022

The Lubbock rally, May 12-17, is our next opportunity to get together. We have been busy making plans for the rally, which will be “chock-full” of so many things to do we can’t name them all!  (A “silent wings” museum, a windmill collection, Buddy Holly memorabilia, a ride through an entire ranching village, wine-tasting, picnicking, prairie dogs, and more!). 

One problem—there are only 6 spots left at RV Park and our deadline to reserve those is March 1!!!  If you haven’t signed up with them and let them know that you are a Traveling Supreme, YOU MAY MISS OUT! Call now to The Retreat RV Park at 806-368-8613 and make a reservation. We want to see you there!

James and Gail Smith

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2022 Arizona

Hello Traveling Supremes!

This year there were 3 rigs at Black Rock RV park in Brenda Arizona for the big rv show in Quartzsite. It was Jim and Tina Hoover, Duane and Patty Stowe, and Steve and Lisa Merriman. The event was very well attended and it did not appear that covid fears were a factor. We all enjoyed the show as well as the flea market and a lot of fun and fellowship. 

After a fun filled week, the three rigs loaded up and drove the 90 miles to Yuma. There we were joined by Pete Minnix and Ted and Susan Kercher even drove over to spend a few days with us!  We enjoyed food, fun, fellowship and flea market shopping. Most of all, we enjoyed the mild weather with plenty of sunshine. That was quite a contrast with the cold weather that our neighbors were experiencing back home. In fact, many of the people here are Canadians seeking warm weather. Last year they weren’t here due to travel restrictions so they were as glad to be here as we were. They are really nice folks.

Well, it’s time to head east, so I will see ya’ll in Lubbock!

Vaya con Dios amigos!

James C. Hoover Jr.

2022 New Years Rally

The Traveling Supremes gathered in Caldwell, Texas at Brazos Valley RV park on December 28, 2021, for some New Year’s fun together. Hosts were James and Gail Smith and James and Barbara Smith. Attending:  Roger and Jo Marr, Jim and Tina Hoover, Steve and Lisa Merriman, Duane and Patty Stowe, Pete Minnix, Don Spencer, Polk and Linda Brian, Burnel and Marie Moreau, Jerry and Hessie Smith, Paul and Tandy Krugler, and Billy and Myrna Braly.  

We took a tour in Brenham, Texas of the old Theater and Visitor Center and the underground cistern system that provided fire protection in the old days for the downtown buildings. Of course, we made a stop at the Blue Bell Creamery for a big scoop and tour!  

Next we went to the spot where “Texas became Texas”—Washington-on-the-Brazos, the first capital after Texas declared independence from Mexico. The awesome Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum, and Barrington Plantation took most of the day to tour but were well worth it!

College Station was our next destination where we toured the Bonfire Memorial where 12 students lost their lives in 1999 when the bonfire fell. Our Aggie, Paul Krugler, narrated for us. We just got a glimpse of Texas A&M’s campus and Kyle Field as we traveled to the George H.W. Bush Library and burial grounds. 

Breakfast is always an event and we feasted on Boilin’ Bag Omelettes furnished by the hosts in the morning on NY Eve. We partied hard on a seafood and steak dinner before games and gift exchange back at the RV Park clubhouse until midnight in NYC. So many laughs and memories!

After a great New Years’s day feast with all the trimmings, we went on our way again full of love and hope for 2022. Health and happiness to you all!

2022 Yuma


On Jan 29, immediately following the Quartzite gathering, we will ‎check out of Black Rock and drive the 90 or so miles to Yuma to check into West Wind RV Resort. We plan to stay 9 days and check out Feb 7. The number is 866-440-2992. Ask about the 1/2 price special and use my name to be near the group. They said to pass along that anyone interested should call soon. I’m not sure how long West Wind will have the special. This is a tag-a-long so these dates are just what some of us are doing, but you can set any dates you want.

Vaya con Dios amigos!

James C. Hoover