Business Meeting, Day 1

We have around 11 member rigs here, which means 22 members in attendance.  We also have some visitors (in an actual Travel Supreme motor home!) who we are happy to meet and greet.

The meeting started with an informal gathering, where the fate of the world was discussed.  And many other topics came up as well, especially how much we all like the RVing lifestyle!  The we were invited into the club house, where Gail had prepared a terrific meal for us.  Delicious ham, potato casserole, pea salad and delicious brownies were attacked with the usual Traveling Supreme gusto.  Not to forget some of the most delicious yeast rolls ever! After which the meeting was called to order.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, we discussed past meetings, and Jim Hoover discussed the upcoming New Years Rally.  A table was setup with signup sheets for additional events and activities.  New officer election results will be posted in a Business Meeting post followup.  Several current members were recognized for continued service to the club.

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You get it, lining up for food!
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The Smith making an outstanding meal. And Gail “hamming” it up….

 

Buena Vista Gathering Update

The Hoovers and Butauds are moving forward with planning for the July 2019 Gathering in Buena Vista.

The park is Mt Princeton RV Park in Buena Vista, Co.  Arrival date is July 21, 2019 and departure date is July 28, 2019.  We have ten sites reserved.  Reservations may be made now by calling the park office at 719-395-6206.  Be sure to mention you are with the Traveling Supremes group.  If you are concerned about possibly having to cancel, ask about their cancellation policy. Reservation cutoff date is April 30, 2019.

BV sits in a valley surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains.  It attracts folks of all ages  – some looking for hiking, biking and white water rafting,  others looking for “jeeping adventures”, some for “day trip” opportunities and yet others just looking to enjoy the cool weather and beautiful scenery and to hang out with people of like mind.

We are planning to provide for several day trips to include the following: St Elmo (a ghost town) just a short, beautiful, drive in to the mountains; Salida, a quaint little town, with a mountain stream running through it, at least one exceptional restaurant, and many different shops; Leadville, a short drive which takes you to an old mining town with an excellent mining museum, a functioning old fashioned steam train, an opportunity to soak up more history, shopping, and one very good pizza joint;  a possible side trip to the Continental Divide; and other excursions are in the works.  For example, if we have enough interest, we may schedule a “day trip” to Breckenridge, Co – with a stop at the Alma Mall.  It’s unlike any Mall you have been to before.  All of these trips will be escorted.

For those who are interested, we may also be able to schedule a night out to attend a local “Little Theater” production which recounts the “bawdy” days of Buena Vista.  And, if we have a person or two looking for a real adventure, we can help you sign up for a ride down the river.  Lou, Carol and Jerry Smith did this in 2017 and it was a ride we will not soon forget. Hot springs are also available at a resort close by if you wish to just relax.  Jeeps are available to rent if someone wants to venture off the beaten path.

The main attractions are the cool weather, the beauty of Buena Vista and the surrounding area, the many opportunities to soak up history, shop, experience excellent restaurants, “day trip” opportunities and other activities.   Some try their luck at trout fishing in the nearby streams.  We will be planning several group meals – at least one at a Buena Vista restaurant which everyone seemed to enjoy in 2017.  And, we hope to take advantage of the “gatherings” offered by the park staff – these range from happy hour, to enjoying an evening at the fire pit, pot luck dinners, early morning coffee and donuts or other events planned by the park staff.

Should you have questions or just want more information, just call the Hoovers (361-228-0776) or Butauds (210-325-4256) and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Finally, if you plan to attend we recommend you call Mt Princeton RV Park (719-395-6206) and reserve a spot NOW! Updated: October 3, 2018

Elvis followup

Hello everyone,

It seems that we have some interest in the Elvis tribute show so I will go by there and make my reservation tomorrow. If you would like to attend, this is what you need to do.

Make your reservation by phone at 830-997-7625. The box office is open Wednesday through Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 pm and any day there is a show.‎ Ask to speak to Linda and identify yourself as being with the Traveling Supremes. The group rate is $50.88 per person. The show that we are attending is December 29th at 4:00 pm. If you get a recording, leave a message and she will call you back. Linda is holding seats for us at the group rate until October 15th.

As a reminder, the tickets are non refundable so if you want to wait that’s OK ‎but tickets will be slightly higher and the event may sell out at some point.

Click here for more show information.

James C. Hoover

jchooverjr@hotmail.com

361-228-0776

Elvis at Fredericksburg

Hello everyone,

For everyone who plans to come to Fredericksburg for New Years, I would like to get some feedback on who might want to attend the Rockbox theater on December 29th at 4:00 PM for a matinee performance of a tribute to Elvis. They are holding 24 seats for us until October 15th. The cost is $50.88 per person payable by card when you make reservations. That is a group rate but I should advise that the tickets are non refundable.

The other option is to wait until we are there and sure that we will be able to attend. The tickets will cost slightly more and we won’t be seated together. Also, the show is currently 1/3 sold out.

The Rock Box performances are worth the price of admission but I’m not sure about the nonrefundable part.

Please let me know what you think so we can book some seats or let them go. I will also be at the business meeting to discuss but a quick phone call, text or email would be appreciated.

Thanks!

James C. Hoover

jchooverjr@hotmail.com

361-228-0776

It’s Chama time!

It’s Chama time again and the livin’ is easy! The Traveling Supremes are having their annual summer fest in Chama, NM. We have 13 rigs of members and guests in attendance this week. We are welcoming new members Rod and Mary O’Hara and enjoying the cool weather, rain showers and hearty meals.

Rod and Diane Garner treated us to a hotdog supper and everyone added sides to go with the giant hotdogs.  David and Deanne Phillips treated us to a chili supper and, again, everyone added sides.

Yummy! Yummy! One thing about the Traveling Supremes is that we always have the best eats and the best of times.

The last supper….

…. Elkhart style.  The weather forecast called for a chance of rain, so we chanced it.  And were rewarded with a massive downpour.  It didn’t take long for deep puddles to form around our feet, and a move from under the awnings was rewarded with a cold shower.  Nevertheless, we all had a great time and were pleased to be able to gather on the eve of our departure.

Tomorrow we all head for different and new destinations.  Travel safely, everyone, and see you at the next event… whatever and wherever that may be.