Like death and taxes, you can count on our annual dues being due again. In fact, they are due on or before April 1 (no that’s not an April Fool!) So here is a gentle reminder for you to get your dues (only $20) to Bud (E. K.) Odom, 211 Walnut Street, West Monroe LA 71291 by April 1st. This is the cut-off time for membership dues. Those not paying by that time will not receive a newsletter. And you wouldn’t want that!
So dig deep and send your $20 to Bud so you will be smiled upon at our next meeting or rally.
Just a note… the Passport Rally originally scheduled for March has been cancelled. Be sure to sign up for any of the many rallys scheduled!
There are some new updates on the web site. We’ve added the following information and reports:
March 28-31, 2017 — Passport America Rally Tag-Along in Tucson, AZ (added)
September 25-28, 2017 — Annual Business Meeting Rally in Onalaska, TX (expanded details)
Officers corner — A new Wagonmaster report
The following picture was added just to take up some space and add color. Besides, there are some cool people in it…
We are happy to report that both Jim Hoover and Carol Butaud are home from the hospital and are recuperating slowly but steadily.
Jim Hoover has asked that we announce the following opportunity to our members. Please be aware that you may have your RV weighed at each wheel for safety reasons in Buda TX now through March 1, 2017. Several have expressed interest in this service. For more information, check out http://rvsafety.com/rvweigh-sites/rvweighing-austin.
It’s almost 80 degrees in Houston today. What’s all this snow people are complaining about?
Buena Vista update
As of 1/15/17 eight rigs have made reservations for part of the five weeks in Buena Vista, CO. There may be a few spaces remaining so if you’re interested, call the park ASAP. For details Buena Vista, CO
Ohio Gathering added in 2018
Berlin, OH – July 5 to 15, 2018
Back by popular demand! Join us again for a Gathering in the Ohio Amish Country. The two Saturdays during the gathering will feature large auctions — the Ohio Crippled Children’s Auction and the Doughty Wise School Auction. Watch for more information later in the year.
Hosts: Irby and Judy Gamble
From Jim and Tina Hoover
Tina and I plan to attend the 2018 Quartzite AZ RV show. The date of the show is January 20th – 28th 2018. We have decided to invite others to tag along. We made reservations for Jan 19th to the 29th at the Black Rock RV Park in Brenda about 17 miles from Quartzite. They run a shuttle over to the show several times a day. If anyone wants to go, this will be a tag along. No agenda, no pot lucks, etc. Make your own reservation. Arrive and depart at your convenience.
If you even think you might want to go, call soon: 928-927-4206. Talk to Chris and tell her that you are with the Traveling Supremes. She is the group coordinator. You will have to put up a $50 deposit. You can get back $25 of it if you cancel within 3 days. The other $25 is non refundable. For more information feel free to call, text, or email me.
James C. Hoover, 300 Bluff Valley Dr. #216, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone 361-228-0776 or email at email@example.com
All good things must come to an end, even our New Years Rally. We visited Goldwell Open Air museum, which was closed but still worth a visit. Then we went to Rhyolite Ghost Town, and lunch in Beatty and lunch at the KC Outpost. Some of us then went to Ash Meadows Refuge and then on to do a tour at the Opera House.
On the 11th the Hoovers went home, and the rest of the 14 of us went to lunch at the Furnace Creek Inn, followed by a tour of the magnificent historical hotel.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye and head for our respective homes (or next campsite). Thanks to all for attending, and especially to Ted and Susan Kercher for setting up an excellent New Years Rally! To see the full report, click here.
The Cook’s, the Smith’s, Dale and Pat Pflanzer, Pat and Marcie Bass, the Kercher’s, the Schenk’s and Dennis and Paula Ciconi
Paula and Dennis Ciconi, Joe and Ardis Schenk, Gail and James Smith
Furnace Creek Inn
Rhyolite Ghost Town
Tina on sofa
Nut and candy shop
Death Valley Natural Bridge