Big Bend update

Hello Traveling Supremes!

It’s almost time for us to gather in the huge city of Lajitas for our Big Bend tag along. James Hoover has emailed everyone out two documents. One is our agenda, the other is a travel log from Ron and Diane Garner that were there a short time ago. I think you will enjoy reading about their travels to the area.  If you didn’t get either one, email James and request a copy.

 James called Maverick Ranch RV last week, and we are still around 12 rigs or so, but they still had plenty of room so come on down and join the fun! It’s not too late.

James has been watching the weather down there and it will be hot! It has been around 100 in the heat of the day. For that reason, we will be sightseeing from the car and enjoying time in the Clubhouse and pool. 

See ya’ll there!
Vaya con Dios amigos!

James C. Hoover 

Wagonmaster

Photo challenge!

Here’s a neat idea, brought to us from our President Susan Kercher. Let’s have a photo challenge! Not sure what that is? Well, hang on…..

Your challenge will be to post one picture of any Traveling Supreme member of members, from any time or event. It would be nice if you also posted when and where the picture was taken. Let’s get some memories started!

You may be aware that we have a Facebook community page. You can go there from the search bar on top of the Facebook page. Just type in Traveling Supremes. You have to be a member to post here, if you’re not a member, it’s easy… just press the “Join” button and wait for a note letting you know you are a member. No credit cards, no forms, that’s it. You can now fully participate in any discussion, or start one of your own.

Once you are in the Community, you have many options. A few lines down you’ll see a section in a blue box labeled “Contact us”, and right below that you see the option “Publish”. Touch that and you will see this screen:

Now you can type whatever message you want. Below that is a green Photo button, press that and you will be able to select any photo in your camera roll. One note… if you’ve never done this before you will be asked if Facebook can access your pictures. Answer Yes.

You also have the option of adding a Check-in (where this picture was taken), how you feel about it, even open your camera and take one. Once complete, touch “Continue” in the top right and your glorious picture and comments will show up on Facebook for the world to see.

Try it! Any specific questions ask here, or on Facebook, and we’ll try to answer them.

Enjoy!

Natchitosis, Part 2

Today at the Business Meeting Rally in Natchitoches, LA, at the Nakatosh RV Park we had a quiet day with a club sponsored meal of Bar-B-Que and had a general business meeting conducted by our president Susan Kercher.  The theme for the day was “Patriotism” and the room was decorated with red, white and blue and we were to wear red, white or blue clothing.  

Those attending were: President Susan and Ted Kercher, Wagon Master Jim and Tina Hoover, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Michael and Patti Hutton with mom, Nellie, Pete and Mary Minnix, Les and Ida Cook, Burnel and Marie Moreaux, Guest of Jim and Tina, Steve Merrimen and Polk and myself, Linda Brian.  We sang along to two songs, one led by Tina Hoover and one by Polk Brian and Mary Minnix and Linda Brian was presented a plaque for serving as the editor and publisher of the newsletter for 15 years.  

Linda Brian

COVID-19 and us

Certainly COVID-19 has enormous impact and some very serious potential issues, especially for us older folks. We (John and Susan) would recommend each and every TS member to exercise caution, wash your hands, and be diligent.

Your webmaster is not particularly worried about the virus. But what does concern us is then potential of getting it when we are far from home. If we get it, someone may need to change our diapers, and that is not a TS service O(.

But this is a personal issue. So in the exercise of extreme caution, Romola and I have decided to stay close to our family and not go to Elephant Butte. As of this writing, there is no reason to skip a rally or gathering. Just be aware of the risks and make your own decisions.

John Laninga
Webmaster

Memphis, Part 2

Wednesday was a free day in Memphis. Some went to Bass Pro Shop, sightseeing around Memphis, several visited Tom Sawyer’s to see how the campground was recovering from the flood, and some just chilled.

Wednesday night we had Shake Shack deliver great dinners to us at the cafe. Polk and Linda had arrived in the afternoon and our guests were delighted to meet them, especially Patti who wanted to hear about the Duck Dynasty family!

Thursday was another day to explore on your on. I think Jim and Tina and Pete and Mary toured from Arkansas, through Memphis down into Mississippi and visited Horn Lake. Ted and I went with Les and Ida to the casino for lunch, gambling and dog racing! I was pretty lucky in the casino and we had a good time rooting for certain dogs to win!

On Friday we all went to Charlie Vergos Rendezvous in a basement in an ally! This is the number one barbecue restaurant in Memphis started in 1948. We had a great waiter and the staff was really accommodating! I was a little nervous when I saw about 150 elementary kids going in but they fed them in the big room upstairs and we had a nice quiet meal!

After lunch we traveled over to the Mississippi River for a ride on the Island Queen. We had a fun tour guide who pointed out things of interest and gave us lots of facts. The Tom Lee Park is a very interesting story about a very brave man who saved a lot of lives on the river.

Friday evening we all met back at the cafe to eat again lol!  New members Michael and Patti Hutton grilled some delicious chicken for us we added some sides and had another great meal. Linda talked to the group about the plans for the General Business Meeting in Louisiana. This caused a round of stories, memories and laughter sharing Traveling Supreme tales!

Our week had come to an end and Ted and I were grateful for all the help and support we received during the gathering. Saturday morning most of us took off for other adventures!

Susan Kercher

Memphis report

The Traveling Supreme Gathering started off on Monday with a potluck dinner at the KOA. We have six rigs here with the Brian’s coming on Wednesday afternoon. There are four couples that are current members, Ted and Susan Kercher, Jim and Tina Hoover, Les and Ida Cook and Jerry and Hessie Smith. We also have two guest couples: Michael, Pattie Hutton (and mother Monell) and Pete and Mary Minnix.

On Tuesday we did a Memphis City Tour. We visited Sun Studios, watched the duck walk at the Peabody Hotel, drove by houses on Million Dollar Row, visited the St. Jude Hospital Danny Thomas started, went to the largest Bass Pro Shop, stopped at the National Civil Rights Museum, had lunch at Blues City Cafe on Beale Street, and drove by Graceland before they brought us back to the campground. It was a full and fun day!

Will keep you posted on what happens next!!!

Susan Kercher

Rally added, updates

Freshly added is a spring rally hosted by Ted and Susan Kercher at Tom Sawyer’s RV Park in West Memphis, AR. Dates are March 27 to April 1, 2019. Full details on https://travelingsupremes.com/2019-west-memphis/

NOTE: The park is currently closed due to flooding. It is expected to reopen so check back with the park. Their web site is http://tomsawyerrvpark.com/

Also, the other rallies from our prior blog post have now been added to the menu (on the left). Click on Rallies, the on the down arrow, then on Upcoming Rallies to see all the options.

Finally a few typo corrections were made and the 2019 Business Meeting corrected, it was incorrectly linked to the 2018 Business Meeting.