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.
Traveling Supremes hosting Coffee and Donuts at Mt Princeton RV Park.
From Mid-June to now we had eight Traveling Supremes members visit Mt Princeton RV park. Carol and I appreciate all the TS support on our “scouting trip” to the BV area. After Carol and I get the Oshkosh Air Show and our 2018 family vacation behind us, a return trip to BV is definitely in our plans for 2019. More to come later regarding 2019 plans.
The Quartzsite tagalong has been moved from the “Proposed” rallies section to the 2018 Upcoming Rallies. Jim and Tina Hoover have worked hard on this, 8 coaches are signed up, it will be a great event! Be sure to sign up soon if you are interested; click here for more information.
Buena Vista update
Picture of Hoovers and Butauds having lunch in Breckenridge at “The Lost Cajun ” restaurant. Easy day trip from BV. Drive from Buena Vista takes you through the towns of Fairplay and Alma. On the way, you go over Hoosier Pass at about 10,500 feet. Lots of shops and restaurants in Breckenridge. Trip was well worth the time.
Tomorrow, Jim and Lou will be “scouting” other RV parks in the BV area. BV continues to impress with what it has to offer.
And more (edited)….
There was some misunderstanding in the original post here, about putting member names and emails on line. That is NOT going to happen. What we should have said is to find a way for members who want it to automatically be notified of any new posts. This is already in our system, just click the “Follow” button (left side, under the menus), enter your email, and you will get the latest updates. Your name will NOT be posted or otherwise used. Don’t add your email, you won’t get updates.
Hope this clears up confusion based on my interpretation of the original request.
Ted and I have been in Sault Ste Marie with four other Traveling Supreme rigs since Saturday, July 15, 2017. We have had some great meals together including a delicious gumbo made by Ken Wellock and Marie Moreau! We’ve watched lots of ships go by on the lake every afternoon and have had lots of great conversations! We all depart on Saturday! This has been a great gathering!
Ted with logo
Ted and Susan
Sophie has enjoyed the afternoons with the group
Telling me I’ve taken enough of his time taking pictures!
The Buena Vista Tagalong has seen additional participants. Recently, in addition to the Butauds, we have Gene and Sarah Fisher, Jerry and Hessie Smith, and Jim and Tim Hoover stop by. A few of the many things to see and do in this area:
The Fishers, Smiths and Butauds attended a local theater production of “Madams of Central Colorado” on Saturday, July 8. This play recounts a bawdy side of BV history. It is based on factual events from the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. The production is performed in the old Chaffee County Courthouse, which also serves as a museum. Performances are done 5 or 6 times each summer.
A nice drive took us to the Continental Divide. Water that drains on the east side flows to the Atlantic, and on the west side to the Pacific. Pizza in Leadville, CO (above 10,000ft. elevation), and whitewater rafting. So much to do!
We are experimenting with a “For Sale” section. It has been added to our main menu. There are certain rules to follow, be sure to get approval from a TS Officer before sending For Sale info to John Laninga.
BV Tagalong update
From Lou Butaud: First picture is of Fishers, Smiths and Butauds doing what we do best – eating. Picture was taken at Shallots which is an excellent restaurant in Salida introduced to us by John and Romola Laninga. Second picture is birthday time for Chris and Hessie at Shallots. Yum! Cake!