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”.

 

FMCA Rally, Perry, GA

FMCA 97th Convention and RV Expo, March 15 – 18, 2018.

The Cooks and the Laninga’s will be attending the big FMCA Convention and Expo in Perry, GA from March 15 through 18.  This is supposed to be a big time event, lots of coaches, people, exhibits and entertainment.  For more info, click here.  Anyone else who would like to go contact John Laninga and we’ll caravan in and park together.

FYI, there has been some talk that FMCA will allow towed vehicles at this rally but I’m not sure if that is the case.  As soon as I know more about that I will update this post.

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Two more rallies added

Two more rallies/tag alongs have been added in the sumer of 2018.  Together with the rallies immediately following, it promises to be a summer of travel fun and TS companionship!  Remember, full details on any of these rallies is available by selecting the “Upcoming Rallies” option on the left, then click on the place you are interested in.

Mt. Vernon, KY – No Host Tag along, June 28 through July 5th

This is a no-host Tag-Along. Renfro Valley is considered Kentucky’s Country Music Capital. There are weekly country, bluegrass, gospel and/or comedy shows. Additional nearby attractions include:

–Bittersweet Cabin Village in Mt. Vernon
–Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill — in Harrodsburg (47 miles)
— Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville (34 miles)
–Harlan Sanders Cafe & Museum (original KFC) — in Corbin (38 miles)

For more info, click here

Noah’s Ark and Creation Museum, July 5th through July 8th

This is a short no-host Tag-Along featuring opportunities for day trips to see the full scale replica of Noah’s Ark in Williamstown, KY (26 miles) and the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY (77 miles). Both are special experiences you won’t want to miss!

For more information see the Rallies menu or click here

Last gasp at Chama, NM

Pretty well everyone has left Chama, except for the Kerchers.  Everyone had a great time, especially enjoying the cool weather.  Make sure you check your schedule and plan to attend next year!

Also, a reminder to add your name to the “Following” list to make sure your automatically receive all notices, updates, and good other stuff.

Thanks to Linda Brian for the pictures

 

 

 

 

Added Rallies

The following information can also be found in the Rallies > Upcoming Rallies menus.

2018 Buena Vista, Colorado Tag-Along

August 8 (arrival) thru August 11, 2018 (departure)
Mount Princeton RV Park
30380 Co Rd 383
Buena Vista, CO
719-395-6206

This will be a no-host Tag-Along for those of us who wish to extend their summer vacation after the Elkhart, IN Gathering. Lou Butaud has blocked 5 sites at Mount Princeton RV Park. You may call now for reservations. No deposit will be necessary at this time as the park will call you in February, 2018 to confirm your reservation. At that time, you’ll be asked to make a deposit.

There are numerous places to visit and explore between Elkhart and Buena Vista. Some of these include:

  • Amana Colonies, Iowa (7 colonies plus a Passport America RV Park)
  • St. Louis (take a bus tour of the city and ride up the arch)Lake of the Ozarks (between St. Louis & Kansas City – lots of activities)
  • Kansas City (see a Kansas City Royals baseball game – Worlds of Fun Amusement Park has a good RV park)
  • Omaha (RV parks at the casino across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa and at a city park beside the Missouri River in Bellevue – walk across a pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River between Nebraska and Iowa)
  • Denver (see a Denver Rockies baseball game)
  • Colorado Springs (visit the Air Force Academy and get reservations to ride the cog train up Pikes Peak)

2018 Chama, NM Tag-Along

August 12 (arrival) thru August 19, 2018 (departure)
Sky Mountain Resort RV Park
2743 US-84
Chama, NM 87520
575-756-1100

This will be a No Host Tag-Along. Some of us consider Chama as a second home to avoid the summer heat and will plan to arrive earlier and/or stay later. Make your reservations as soon as you can as Sky Mountain always fills up rapidly. The laid-back Chama style is a great way to relax and enjoy the cool mountain weather along with the comradely of fellow Traveling Supreme members.

 

Tagalong added July 2019

2019 – Buena Vista, Colorado

Ten spots are reserved for July 21-27, 2019! We’ve received exciting reports about the many things to do & see in the area. And who doesn’t want to experience the cool summer Colorado weather! Mark the dates on your calendar, make your reservations (mention you want one of the sites blocked by Lou Butaud) and plan on attending the Buena Vista Gathering.

Mt. Princeton RV Park
30380 Co Rd 383
Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-6206

Hosts: Lou & Carol Butaud and Jim & Tina Hoover

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View along the road in Buena Vista