Natchitoches TS Business Meeting held at Nakatosh RV – We have 9 rigs here but had about five that had to back out due to many different problems, health, rig damage and repair needs. Those attending are: Host and President Susan and Ted Kercher, Wagon Master Jim and Tina Hoover, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Michael and Patti Hutton with mom, Nellie, Pete and Mary Minnix, Les and Ida Cook, Burnel and Marie Moreaux, Guest of Jim and Tina, Steve Merrimen and Polk and myself, Linda Brian.
We arrived to the park Monday afternoon, Monday, October 26 and had our “meet and greet” time in front of Susan and Ted’s motorhome. In our host packets, we had patriotic masks and info about the area. Monday was both Ida and Marie’s birthday and Susan had treats for them and individual muffins to celebrate their birthday. Jim discussed about the need to find a good park for the New Year’s rally. Most of the parks have closed their meeting rooms due to COVID virus. He also said he had a few more caps if anyone is interested.
Tuesday morning we left at nine to go to Hemphill, Texas, to tour the NASA Space Museum. It is a small museum but worth the stop if you are in the area. The 15 minute film prior to the tour was emotional and informative. That afternoon was open for scouting around Natchitoches or resting. Some took advantage of both while the Executive Committee had a quick meeting but no voting due to the lack of a quorum.
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!
TS Members, I’m getting more excited about the North Louisiana “Southern Pride” Business Meeting to be held at Lincoln Park, Ruston, Louisiana for September 23rd to 27th. But before you come to North Louisiana, don’t forget we have two other gatherings, Buena Vista for July 21-26 and Chama on August 18-25th. Check the web page for details.
Now for info about the NL “Southern Pride” Business Meeting, don’t shy away because you think it is just a business meeting, you’ll be disappointed. I want to encourage you to go ahead and call for your reservations early (318-251-5156). You will not be given a site number but when you arrive you pick out the site you want and park. Most all sites are easily accessible to the club house.
This is a rally that is hosted by your executive committee. You will be served a welcome meal, two breakfasts and desserts on two other evenings. We will eat as a group at an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet with a senior discount and we’ll meet at an Italian Restaurant for a group meal which is across the street from Miss Kays’s (of Duck Dynasty) bakery. You’ll have options of several tours in three cities, Ruston, Monroe and West Monroe. We’ll have a few guest speakers through the week and you’ll learn why so many people are proud to be from North Louisiana. You’ll learn about some of the well known people from the area including a visit to Duck Dynasty. Our decorations and meals will reflect the culture of the area and that is not South Louisiana culture or dishes, I’m talking about North Louisiana pride, country food.
So mark your calendars now with the date and call to register. Tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes. Hope to see you in September in Ruston. Linda Brian
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.
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.
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
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!
Thistle Hill Mansion
Fort Worth Community Art Center
Art work on the walls
First United Methodist Church. And lots of construction equipment too
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)….
Can you guess the time of year?
Part of the group at the Farmers Market
Inside an old Chevy convertible
Ford Model T
A most famous car — ’57 Chevy
Evidence that the way to a woman’s heart is a one way street…. with a cool car!
Not all going was easy
What used to be the bowling green
Another peaceful setting in the gardens
Bridge over one of the many ponds at the Chandor Gardens
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.
For everyone who plans to come to Fredericksburg for New Years, I would like to get some feedback on who might want to attend the Rockbox theater on December 29th at 4:00 PM for a matinee performance of a tribute to Elvis. They are holding 24 seats for us until October 15th. The cost is $50.88 per person payable by card when you make reservations. That is a group rate but I should advise that the tickets are non refundable.
The other option is to wait until we are there and sure that we will be able to attend. The tickets will cost slightly more and we won’t be seated together. Also, the show is currently 1/3 sold out.
The Rock Box performances are worth the price of admission but I’m not sure about the nonrefundable part.
Please let me know what you think so we can book some seats or let them go. I will also be at the business meeting to discuss but a quick phone call, text or email would be appreciated.