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.
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!
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!
Here are some preliminary details of a few events planned for 2019. As more details are added you will find complete information in the “Rallies” option on the main menu (on the left). Also, we will let you know through the blog as others are added. Stay tuned!
Buena Vista, CO
July 21-28, 2019. Buena Vista Gathering at Mt. Princeton RV Park. Hosts are the Hoovers and the Butauds, reservations have been made for 10 sites. You can reserve no by calling the park at 719-315-6206.
August 18-25, 2019. Chama Gathering at Sky Mountain Resort. No host, just a great gathering in the cool mountains of New Mexico. Actually, many will be staying a month or longer, just make reservations early as the park fills up fast. Cal 575-766-1100.
September 23-27, 2019. Year end business meeting at Lincoln Park in Ruston, LA. Hosts are the Executive Council. Small park, close to everything. We have spaces reserved, but pick your own as you arrive. Park phone is 318-251-5156
We have had several requests to add a For Sale page. While we do not want to compete with Amazon or eBay, there is some value for members to sell specific items to fellow members. So we have added a For Sale page in the Members section.
Note that items will be listed for 90 days only. There is no charge and we can use pictures, please send them no bigger than 2400 pix on one side in JPEG format. If that doesn’t make sense to you just email you web master and I’ll be glad to help.
So from the main menu, touch the < down button next to the Members option and you will see the For Sale page.
The Elkhart County Fair is the second largest county fair in the U.S. Parking is in a field with golf carts standing by to take you to the Fair gates. Inside is a trolley which you can ride to the many areas – vender buildings, exhibit buildings, carnival rides, animals and, of course, interesting fair food. There are also 275 50-amp full rv hookups & an additional 72 30-amp ones. I believe they were all filled for the Fair!
Because of the inclement weather, some decided not to visit the fair. However, the Phillips, Smiths and others did attend the Fair and had a great time even though during the course of the day the tornado sirens sounded and everyone was directed to shelters! After the “all clear” the Fair activities resumed albeit a bit rainy. The people were exceptionally friendly & welcoming. Phillips said, “We’d go again but would wish for better weather!”