The day started with an early breakfast of pancakes and sausages, cooked by “the guys” . It was tasty, but no pictures… who wants to have their pictures taken at 7AM?
The RV Park puts on a New Years Party, and most TS members attended. The evening consisted of a buffet, followed by song and dance. In fact, the TS group did well: Barbara Smith won the Twisting contest, James and Gail won the slow dance contest, and Ida Cook won the raffle for a free night at the park.
As the evening progressed we got more involved. Many of us danced or sang along with music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. All in all, a very pleasant start of a new year (and decade). May it be good for all our friends and family.
The day started with a most gracious invitation from Ron and Diane Garner to have a buffet breakfast at their house. So we piled in our cars/trucks (car pooled, of course) and drove to their beautiful house in Longview. There they had a tasty spread of food and drinks all laid out for us to enjoy. After that we socialized and admired Ron and Diane’s house… and Ron’s antique cars.
The afternoon was personal time. Each of us was able to shop, read, take a nap, play cards or whatever.
In the evening we had a grilled steak dinner. The park has a large grill that we could use, and we all brought our own meat. TS members also brought an excellent assortment of side dishes and dessert. Enough to say none of us left hungry. After dinner we had our gift exchange. There were some very nice gifts too, enough to spark some enthusiastic “gift stealing”. A fine end to good day.
The first day of our 2019/2020 NY Rally saw rigs coming from near and far. TS members gathered and told tall tales and in general shot the breeze and got reacquainted. James Hoover started off the meeting at the happy hour with greetings and announcements.
Dinner was served, a most excellent Texas dinner of pulled pork, baked beans, and potato salad , followed by cherry and peach cobbler. We all helped ourselves and thanked Hessie Smith for her most excellent dinner preparation. We campers do know how to eat!
This was followed by a spirited game of bingo, where winners scored big White Elephant prizes. In fact, one of the prizes was a white elephant. And roosters, earbuds, cutting boards, candle sticks, much much more. It quickly came to 8:30 when most people our age go to bed and the evening drew to a close. More to come…
I just picked up a supply of Traveling Supremes hats. There are two styles, a summer hat with mesh and a winter hat in solid material. They will be available at the New Years Rally at a cost of only $13 each.
Be sure to pick one up so you too can be among the RV fashionistas.
A few days ago I spoke with Charlene at the Antique Capital RV Park and was very pleased to find out that we now have 15 rigs signed up for our New Year’s Gathering! She also informed me that all had purchased tickets for the dinner show on New Year’s eve. That’s good news and even more good news is that there are still openings for sites and tickets so don’t miss out on the fun. If you aren’t signed up, call soon before they’re all booked!
Hessie sent me a copy of the flyer advertising the dinner and performance on New Year’s eve. I have attached a picture of it. Looks like fun! If you have already reserved your site, keep an eye out for additional information in the coming weeks.
Also, don’t forget about the tag along to Canton trade days
after the Gathering if you are interested.
Our bylaws were updated in September 27, 2017. Although our Bylaws were properly edited, the web site was not updated with the changes. This has now been remedied. Here are the changes:
Article 2, Section 2 now reads:
Section 2. The officers shall be elected at the annual business meeting for terms of two years, but shall hold office until the successors are duly elected and installed. No elected officer may serve for more than two consecutive terms in any one office, except the secretary and treasurer.
Also added Article 2, Section 5:
Section 5: In the event that an officer resigns or is unable to serve, the Executive Committee shall appoint a replacement to serve until the next officer election.
The entire Bylaws may be found by clicking on this link:
After our Annual Business Meeting the James Smith’s, the Cooks, the Braly’s and the Kercher’s took off for New Orleans. We stopped for the night, September 27th, at River View RV Park, a really nice park, in Vidalia, Louisiana. We sat out in the afternoon and went to dinner at Rioux 61 as recommended by some of the Louisiana folks! We all had a great dinner and evening.
The next morning we headed down to New Orleans! We stayed at Ponchartrain Landing RV Park for three nights.
Some of the highlights include the sights and sounds of the French Quarter including Pat O’Brien’s, the WWII Museum (fantastic), beignets at Cafe Du Monde, the French market, dinner at Pascal’s Manale, dinner and entertainment at our campground and more!
I especially enjoyed having never been to New Orleans. It was a fun tag-a-long and today we all headed out for other places!