Memphis changes, part 2

As the rains continue all over the country, there has been an update on the National Weather Service river forecast. They are now showing the river will not recede below the 31 foot mark until the 27th, which is not going to allow the park time to do any cleanup for our rally. This information was sent to me by Michael and Patti Hutton who have been following TS posts and would like to join us at the Memphis rally! Thank you Michael and Patti and we look forward to meeting you both.

Ted and I have decided to delay the rally until April 8, 2019 and hopefully this will give the river time to recede and Tom Sawyer’s time to clean up! The NEW GATHERING DATES ARE: Arrive Monday April 8 and depart on Saturday April 13. Those that can make these new dates and would like to join us, please let me know by text 619-972-6471 or email susankercher@aol.com.

Some of the things we are planning besides watching the barges go up and down the are: Memphis Rock and Soul Museum ($11 for adults).

There are several other museums we may want to think about, such as the Pink Palace or Civil War Museum. Dixon Gallery and Gardens ($7 for adults) and the Cherry Cafe. Multiple gardens with classical sculptures and world class paintings inside.

Peabody Hotel to watch the duck walk! Not joking…live ducks! Graceland for those that haven’t been.

Thanks for your patience,

Tes and Susan Kercher

Memphis Gathering update

As of this time we are still planning to have a West Memphis gathering from March 27 to March 31, 2019. But you may have noticed the park is closed due to high water. And the park does not answer phone calls or emails when it is closed. But current Weather Service projections are that the water level will be below 31 feet when the rally is planned. Just in case, I plan to call another campground that is not near the river and check their availability as a backup plan.

Please text me at 619-972-6471 or email me at susankercher@aol.com if you are still interested. If the Weather Service is correct, the park will not re-open until March 16th. I’m sorry it’s going to be last minute and I will send out another message about an alternate campground in a day or so. Also the details are on the website or check with me on the plans for the gathering.

So stay dry and think positive thoughts, and join us for a fun rally. Wherever it will be held.

Thank you for your patience…Susan Kercher

Buena Vista Update

From Lou Butauds

Just a quick note to remind everyone who may be interested in joining our Gathering at Mt. Princeton RV Park in Buena Vista, Colorado that the time to make your reservation with the park is NOW! The Gathering starts on July 21, 2019 (arrival day) and ends on July 28, 2019 (departure day). If you wish to arrive early or extend your stay work that out with the park when you make your reservation. The park is very popular and for good reason – prime area to visit, well managed park, and good amenities. It generally fills up early for the season. Park telephone number is: 719-395-6206.

Carol and I will be arriving in Buena Vista on July 19 on our way back south from visiting Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Sturgis and the Badlands. We will be in the Rapid City area for about a week. We plan to leave Buena Vista on July 30.

As to our reservations, I spoke to Cindy, Owner and Manager, just recently and she confirmed she is holding ten spaces for our group. We currently have five who have expressed an interest but only three are planning to be in RV sites. Dakes and Butauds will be in cabins. So, please call and make your reservation today if you are interested. Discuss cancellation rules with the park when you make your reservation. I plan to tell Cindy that she can recoup any unused reservations on April 1, 2019.

Once I know who plans to attend, the agenda will be tailored for the group. We know the area very well and will select from the attractions that seemed to be of most interest to the 2017 group. Of course, time will be allotted for individual interests and choices and some “do your own thing” time. All day trips will be escorted.

Buena Vista and the surrounding area offers lots of historical and interesting places to see, good places to eat, usually great weather, shopping for those interested and the unmatched beauty of the surrounding 14,000’ mountains. We are also planning to visit a couple of excellent restaurants the group enjoyed in 2017. We will have group functions such as breakfast and pot luck, but these all require that we reserve a facility – another reason for needing commitments now. Should you have any questions, feel free to call Carol and me or Tina and Jim. Telephone numbers are: Lou and Carol – 830-755-4441, Jim and Tina – 361-228-0776.

Remember, make your reservation now! Hope to see you at Buena Vista in July.

Traders Village tagalong

If you’ve never been to a Texas Trader’s Village event, now is the time to fix that. This is an extremely popular event, and we have got special rates at their very nice RV park. Arrive Friday, May 31st and depart ‎Monday June 3rd. You can arrive early or stay late but they have offered a reduced rally rate for those dates if we have 10 rigs. There are 12 sites blocked off. Call 281-890-5500 and ask for Tori Brooks. Tell her that you are with the Traveling Supremes.  This is a tag along so there won’t be a host or agenda. Full details click here: https://travelingsupremes.com/2019-traders-village/

Rally added, updates

Freshly added is a spring rally hosted by Ted and Susan Kercher at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park in West Memphis, AR. Dates are March 27 to April 1, 2019. Full details on https://travelingsupremes.com/2019-west-memphis/

NOTE: The park is currently closed due to flooding. It is expected to reopen so check back with the park. Their web site is http://tomsawyerrvpark.com/

Also, the other rallies from our prior blog post have now been added to the menu (on the left). Click on Rallies, the on the down arrow, then on Upcoming Rallies to see all the options.

Finally a few typo corrections were made and the 2019 Business Meeting corrected, it was incorrectly linked to the 2018 Business Meeting.

Planning for 2019

Here are some preliminary details of a few events planned for 2019. As more details are added you will find complete information in the “Rallies” option on the main menu (on the left). Also, we will let you know through the blog as others are added. Stay tuned!

Buena Vista, CO

July 21-28, 2019. Buena Vista Gathering at Mt. Princeton RV Park. Hosts are the Hoovers and the Butauds, reservations have been made for 10 sites. You can reserve no by calling the park at 719-315-6206.

Chama, NM

August 18-25, 2019. Chama Gathering at Sky Mountain Resort. No host, just a great gathering in the cool mountains of New Mexico. Actually, many will be staying a month or longer, just make reservations early as the park fills up fast. Cal 575-766-1100.

Business Meeting

September 23-27, 2019. Year end business meeting at Lincoln Park in Ruston, LA. Hosts are the Executive Council. Small park, close to everything. We have spaces reserved, but pick your own as you arrive. Park phone is 318-251-5156

It’s here!

Yes, the New Years Rally is here! And to start things off, here are a few of the rallies/gatherings we’re starting to organize:

Memphis end March 2019;

Traders Village in Houston spring 2019;

Buena Vista in July 2019;

Chama in August 2019.

More to follow as plans firm up. Meanwhile, here are pictures of some of the rigs of New Year Rally attendees, in no particular order.