Hello Supremes, we have a time and place for our annual New Year’s gathering! We will be at the Colfax Recreation Area RV park and Campground. The dates are: check in – Dec. 28th and check out – Jan. 2nd 2021. Call the park at 318-627-2640 and talk to Nolan. As always, be sure to tell them that you are with the Traveling Supremes. The good news is that they honor the National Park senior pass known as Golden age or America the Beautiful Senior pass. Full price is $35.34 per night and $17.67 with the senior pass. Price includes tax. More info later. A special thanks to Linda Brian for her help!
Jim has reserved sites and they were placed on his credit card so if you are planning on going, please call early and secure your site. Many of us camp there several times throughout the year and enjoy the building which faces the Red River. The town is small but close to Natchitoches and Alexandria. Plans are being made to secure a tour of the Locks and Dam located behind the park and for the Kent House located in Alexandria. I’m looking at a few other options in the area so we hope to have some fun with our special New Year’s Day meal.
Again, a special thanks to Jim Hoover for securing the location.
January 1, 2020. A new year and decade begins. The Traveling Supremes wish all of you the very best for the next time period.
We slept in this morning, then met for another fabulous meal. No one can cook better than the TS family. And no one can eat any better! So most of us were there for one last chance to raise our calorie count. Some left early (hope you’re feeling better Linda), some immediately after, and some are still here for a while. Regardless, we wish you all safe traveling and good health. Look forward to seeing you in Quartzite or Elephant Butte or..
The day started with an early breakfast of pancakes and sausages, cooked by “the guys” . It was tasty, but no pictures… who wants to have their pictures taken at 7AM?
The RV Park puts on a New Years Party, and most TS members attended. The evening consisted of a buffet, followed by song and dance. In fact, the TS group did well: Barbara Smith won the Twisting contest, James and Gail won the slow dance contest, and Ida Cook won the raffle for a free night at the park.
As the evening progressed we got more involved. Many of us danced or sang along with music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. All in all, a very pleasant start of a new year (and decade). May it be good for all our friends and family.
The day started with a most gracious invitation from Ron and Diane Garner to have a buffet breakfast at their house. So we piled in our cars/trucks (car pooled, of course) and drove to their beautiful house in Longview. There they had a tasty spread of food and drinks all laid out for us to enjoy. After that we socialized and admired Ron and Diane’s house… and Ron’s antique cars.
The afternoon was personal time. Each of us was able to shop, read, take a nap, play cards or whatever.
In the evening we had a grilled steak dinner. The park has a large grill that we could use, and we all brought our own meat. TS members also brought an excellent assortment of side dishes and dessert. Enough to say none of us left hungry. After dinner we had our gift exchange. There were some very nice gifts too, enough to spark some enthusiastic “gift stealing”. A fine end to good day.
The first day of our 2019/2020 NY Rally saw rigs coming from near and far. TS members gathered and told tall tales and in general shot the breeze and got reacquainted. James Hoover started off the meeting at the happy hour with greetings and announcements.
Dinner was served, a most excellent Texas dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, and potato salad , followed by cherry and peach cobbler. We all helped ourselves and thanked Hessie Smith for her most excellent dinner preparation. We campers do know how to eat!
This was followed by a spirited game of bingo, where winners scored big White Elephant prizes. In fact, one of the prizes was a white elephant. And roosters, earbuds, cutting boards, candle sticks, much much more. It quickly came to 8:30 when most people our age go to bed and the evening drew to a close. More to come…
I just picked up a supply of Traveling Supremes hats. There are two styles, a summer hat with mesh and a winter hat in solid material. They will be available at the New Years Rally at a cost of only $13 each.
Be sure to pick one up so you too can be among the RV fashionistas.
A few days ago I spoke with Charlene at the Antique Capital RV Park and was very pleased to find out that we now have 15 rigs signed up for our New Year’s Gathering! She also informed me that all had purchased tickets for the dinner show on New Year’s eve. That’s good news and even more good news is that there are still openings for sites and tickets so don’t miss out on the fun. If you aren’t signed up, call soon before they’re all booked!
Hessie sent me a copy of the flyer advertising the dinner and performance on New Year’s eve. I have attached a picture of it. Looks like fun! If you have already reserved your site, keep an eye out for additional information in the coming weeks.
Also, don’t forget about the tag along to Canton trade days
after the Gathering if you are interested.
Jerry and Hessie Smith and Jim and Tina Hoover want to invite you to the 2019 New Year’s Eve No-Fee Rally. So mark your calendar for Sunday December 29th—Thursday January 2nd. It is four nights at the Antique Capital RV Park in Gladewater, Texas. Reservations are open now (903-845-7378). Cost is $32.40 per night but could be lower ( special rate) on two of the night of our stay. Charlene and Heidi will also sign you up for the New Year’s Eve party right on the campground. The cost for dinner and entertainment ( music by Dale Cumin) until midnight has been estimated to be between $30 and &35 per person for the evening. Tickets are understandably non-refundable.
Please note that our rally ends as the January flea market in Canton begins. Also if you come early, there is a church western dance on Saturday the 28th that we are invited to attend.
More details will come, but go ahead and book your site. We are looking forward to a fun time with each of you.
Mark your calendars. We will be celebrating the arrival of 2020 with a gathering in Gladewater Texas at the Antique Capital RV park. The official dates will be December 29th thru January. 2nd. Your hosts will be Jerry and Hessie Smith. Co hosts will be Jim and Tina Hoover.
To celebrate the new year we will be attending a music show at the rally hall featuring Dale Cummins who performs 50s, 60s and 70s music. Dinner will be served before the show. Here is a link to Dale’s website, https://thecdale.webs.com, or simply click here.
You can make your site reservation now by calling 903-845-7378. They have started a folder for this event so be sure to tell them you are with the Traveling Supremes. There are 15 sites blocked off for us and we need to fill at least 10 of them to have use of the hall on the other nights for cards, dominoes or pot lucks. Tickets for the show aren’t being sold just yet but aren’t expected to be very expensive. They will notify us when we can buy those tickets.
One last thought. Gladewater is about 60 miles from Canton TX. First Monday is January 6th so the weekend is the 4th and 5th. Possible tag along to the flea market? Maybe. Let me know if anyone might like to do that.