After our Annual Business Meeting the James Smith’s, the Cooks, the Braly’s and the Kercher’s took off for New Orleans. We stopped for the night, September 27th, at River View RV Park, a really nice park, in Vidalia, Louisiana. We sat out in the afternoon and went to dinner at Rioux 61 as recommended by some of the Louisiana folks! We all had a great dinner and evening.
The next morning we headed down to New Orleans! We stayed at Ponchartrain Landing RV Park for three nights.
Some of the highlights include the sights and sounds of the French Quarter including Pat O’Brien’s, the WWII Museum (fantastic), beignets at Cafe Du Monde, the French market, dinner at Pascal’s Manale, dinner and entertainment at our campground and more!
I especially enjoyed having never been to New Orleans. It was a fun tag-a-long and today we all headed out for other places!
I just got a call from Black Rock RV in Brenda, AZ. They are still holding 2 sites for the Traveling Supremes but can only hold them until the end of this week since they have others that want those sites. Actually I thought they had been released some time back but it looks like you may have one more last chance to go.
We currently have 7 rigs signed up and some of us are going on to Yuma for a few days after Quartzsite.
Contact me for additional information or call Black Rock RV. See you in Ruston!
The Buena (Bu nah)Vista campers gathered late Sunday afternoon and enjoyed barbecue, beans, potatoe salad and Key Lime pie provided by co-hosts: Lou and Carol Butaud and Jim and Tina Hoover. In attendance were Carole and Bernie Lezell, Joe and Sue Kelly and Jerry and Hessie Smith.
The first full day of the rally started with Jerry, Lou, Joe and Jim producing a wonderful pancake breakfast with sausages. Most of the group drove up to St. Elmo to peruse the old mining town. All of us stopped at Hot Springs Restaurant for a late lunch. Then at 5:30 we gathered for Happy Hour, stories and nibbles.
On Tuesday we caravaned to Salida parking next to the beautiful park. Some shopped, but all returned for our reservation at the Boathouse on the River. Several rafters were spotted.
Wednesday was “an open day”. It was also Carol and Lou’s ninth anniversary. He was taking her out to breakfast and asked if anyone would like to join them. All of us‼️The first two restaurants were closed even when their websites said otherwise. The third place had scarce bakery goods only and the fourth restaurant recommended would be open at 11:00. So Sue Kelly made us delicious breakfast burritos with Jerry Smith adding crispy bacon. Carole and Bernie went to visit the local museum and tour the old railroad drive. The rest drove up to the beautiful Cottonwood Lake. Cards, pizza, brewery, and dinner filled out the day.
Thursday morning started with donuts provided by Lou and coffees by Sue beside the Kelly’s rig. We all drove up the gorgeous road to Cottonwood Pass. Some ate in town. Some played cards, a few napped, but we all attended the Mt. Princeton RV Park annual fish fry potluck at 5:00. Cindy invited our group to go first. Delicious!!!
Friday was Leadville Day. Those who had not previously toured the mining museum did so. Others drove the Silver Kings backroads and shopped. The meeting point was High Mountains Pies for the best pizza. Happy Hour at Carol and Lou’s park model in the front porch was more like a light supper with all contributing. Saturday was again a free day. Some ate breakfast at the Rooster Crow, last minute shopping, meeting after lunch for tasty ice cream on the patio at Louie’s. Then the daily card game. We ended our day at Quincy’s Restaurant for the Prime Rib dinner!! On Sunday Carol and Sue sent us off with pastry treats and well wishes. A VERY GOOD rally!
Thanks to Hessie Smith for taking these notes and Tina Hoover for her excellent photography.
We have another addition to your calendar. Billy and Myrna Braly are hosting a Traveling Supreme gathering in Elephant Butte, New Mexico. The arrival date is April 19th, 2020. The departure date is April 24th but you are encouraged to come early or stay late to enjoy the area. Be sure to check on the weekly rate.
You can call Elephant Butte RV Resort at 575-744-5996. To check their web site, click https://www.elephantbuttelakervresort.com. As always be sure to tell them that you are with the Traveling Supremes. They are holding 10 back in sites until November 1st but they can accommodate requests for a pull thru as near the group as possible.
The City of Elephant Butte is home to the largest lake in the state and also The Sierra Del Rio Golf Course. It is the premier destination for recreational boating in the beautiful state of New Mexico.
Enjoy the local restaurants, hotels, rvparks, fishing guides, watercraft sales and rentals, city park and the beautiful walking trail. And of course mingling with your TS friends…
I spoke with Tori Brooks at the Trader’s Village RV park and she tells me that there are only two rigs reserved for the June 1-2 weekend. If this is correct I am thinking of rescheduling this event for maybe sometime in the fall. One of the things that I failed to realize was that many people may be involved in graduation events that particular weekend. If in fact there are more rigs registered then please let me know as soon as possible and we will go ahead with the plans.
If not, I will be glad to hear suggestions on when would be a more favorable time. I plan to contact the park tomorrow 05/21/19 based on feedback from club members. Thanks!
So we had a good time at the Entegra Homecoming Rally. Despite the rain and temps in the 30’s…. but a good chance to meet, greet, brag, and get some important lessons in how to care for our coach.
Now the Laningas and the Cooks are heading up to Michigan to catch up with the Kerchers and the Akers. The Phillips will be on their way to their 60 day caravan to the Canadian Maritime provinces.
As webmaster, I will encourage any members to send me any information with or without pictures so I can post it on our blog. That way we can all keep up to date on our travels and who knows, meet somewhere!
A few of you have expressed an interest in going back to Quartzsite so we’re going to do a tag along again in 2020. The show dates are Jan. 18th through the 26th, 2020. I called two parks in Brenda, about 12 miles from the big show in Quartzsite. Black Rock was the first and only one to return my call so we will stay there again. It is a full hook up park and offers a shuttle to the show several times daily. They have agreed to hold 8 sites but only until the end of May due to the popularity of this event so call them at 928-927-4206. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Traveling Supremes. Be sure to read the cancellation policy closely. This will be a tag along so no real agenda just fun and fellowship!
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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/