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.
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)
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
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
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
Chama, NM 87520
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.
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
Four rigs arrived in Ruidoso, NM on August 1 to kick-off the Tagalong. Les and Ida, Don and Kathy, and Richard and LuRae joined Carol and Lou at the RV Resort which sits at an elevation of 6,950 feet.
Ruidoso has always had a reputation as a quiet, serene summer getaway with cool temperatures. However, it offers much more for anyone interested in digging a little deeper. We found many historic and recreational opportunities. Just a short drive away is Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument and the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Capitan, Ft Stanton and Lincoln offer more sightseeing opportunities. Lincoln was the stomping grounds for Billy The Kid. Fort Stanton features over 155 years of history.
About 45 minutes away is Carrizozo and the Valley of the Fires – the youngest lava flow in the continental US. White Oaks is an old mining town north of Carrizozo. I could go on but why not visit Ruidoso and bring a Tag A Long of your own. We tried to take it all in but could not. We took some time to just chill. RV sites can be hard to come by so planning ahead is a must.
Full moon rising over the mountain as seen from our RV
Carol and Kathy checking out the Mercury capsule at the Space History Museum
Richard and LuRae (maybe)
The group at the top (12,000 feet) of Ski Apache. Traveled last 2,000 feet in a gondola.
Wine Tasting at the Pistachio Farm
Ida, Les and Carol at White Sands National Monument
Ida and Carol playing in the sand
Les enjoying the patio at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Lake and golf course in the background.