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.
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.
…. 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.
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!”
When the Travel Supreme company went under in 2008, the motorized assets were purchased by Jayco and the production moved to Middlebury, IN. Since then they have been cranking out high end motor homes under the name Entegra. In fact, three of us are now driving Entegras.
Dave Phillips set up a tour of the factory, directed by an old friend Todd Hahn. We met in the lobby, got our safety vests, hats and radios and started at the chassis area. There we were able to take a close look at the backbone of these fine coaches. Then we went inside and got a detailed view how the motor home itself, from the floor up, was built.
This was most educational for all of us. We got to appreciate the work and quality that goes into these fine motor homes. After the tour, we went to the Rise’n Shine bakery, had a nice lunch and sampled the goodies, including the famous “Amish Crack”, cinnamon/caramel donuts that were oh so good. After that, we went our separate ways, including a visit to the Shipshewana Flea Market for some of us.
Every year the Wise Doughty School benefit auction is held near Charm, OH. It is way out in the country, but very well attended by locals and visitors. They auction off small items to major furniture items. Some of the furniture is very nice hand built from solid wood.
The parking lot is interesting, with cars, buggies and horses. The auction itself is in a series of tents, and there are multiple auctions going on at any one time. There is lots of food too. Of interest is the chicken grill, 5 racks of chicken, each manned by a volunteer. Every 30 seconds or so every rack is turned to prevent burning.
Overall, a fun event, even though it was extra hot. Below are some pictures. I have tried to minimize direct pictures of the Amish people as it is frowned on by their religion.