May 12 Thursday—Arrive at The Retreat RV Resort, 7516 Interstate 27. Meet and Greet at 5:00 in meeting room. Bring snacks to share and drinks and utensils. Brochures will be available, as well as some information about the town and famous musicians from the area. Pay $3 per person for tomorrow’s trolley.
May 13 Friday— Leave at 9:30 a.m. for National Ranching and Western Heritage Museum, 3121-4th St., tour at 10:00 a.m. (Free admission; trolley provided)
Meet at Blue Sky Burgers, 3216-4th St., at noon for lunch
Pot Luck at RV Park
May 14 Saturday—Arrive to tour Buddy Holly Museum, 1801 Crickets Ave., (10:00 a.m.) ($8)
(See J. J. Allison Home where Buddy Holly wrote and recorded “That’ll Be The Day”)
For lunch, we will take our picnic lunch to McKenzie Park and visit Prairie Dog Town.
Arrive at American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Dr., for 1:00 tour (Fee: $6)
May 15 Sunday—Breakfast at RV Park provided by hosts (8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Leave 12:30 p.m. for Silent Wings Museum, in Lubbock Regional Airport, 5401 N. MLK Blvd., for 1:00 p.m. tour (Fee $5:00 for guided 45 min. tour)
2:30 Meet at Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585, for tour and tasting, if you wish.
May 16 Monday—Leave at 8:30 a.m. for Cast Iron Restaurant, 620-19th St. (Corner of Interstate 27 and 19th) for breakfast (Dutch treat) at 8:45 a.m. After breakfast, follow in caravan to Tornado Memorial, corner of Glenna Goodacre and Ave. Q; then tour Texas Tech Campus (at University and 19th St.) (See United Spirit Arena, Womble Center, Memorial Circle and Jones Stadium, plus others). Also try to spot a Mural displayed on University Street that depicts a current professional quarterback. When you see it, take a photo and bring it to one of the hosts for a prize!
Leave park at 5:30 for 6:00 Dinner at Abuelo’s, 4401-82nd St.
Visitation Saturday, March 12th from 5-7 at Kilpatrick’s in West Monroe.
Celebration of Life 2:00 pm Sunday, March 13th at First West with graveside in Mangham at Gwin cemetery.
Rosalyn and husband, Bud Odom, are long time members of the Traveling Supremes. She was an educator and tennis coach for Ouachita Parish SB. She loved her church family and the Lord and will be missed in her community, West Monroe.
The Lubbock rally, May 12-17, is our next opportunity to get together. We have been busy making plans for the rally, which will be “chock-full” of so many things to do we can’t name them all! (A “silent wings” museum, a windmill collection, Buddy Holly memorabilia, a ride through an entire ranching village, wine-tasting, picnicking, prairie dogs, and more!).
One problem—there are only 6 spots left at RV Park and our deadline to reserve those is March 1!!! If you haven’t signed up with them and let them know that you are a Traveling Supreme, YOU MAY MISS OUT! Call now to The Retreat RV Park at 806-368-8613 and make a reservation. We want to see you there!
This year there were 3 rigs at Black Rock RV park in Brenda Arizona for the big rv show in Quartzsite. It was Jim and Tina Hoover, Duane and Patty Stowe, and Steve and Lisa Merriman. The event was very well attended and it did not appear that covid fears were a factor. We all enjoyed the show as well as the flea market and a lot of fun and fellowship.
After a fun filled week, the three rigs loaded up and drove the 90 miles to Yuma. There we were joined by Pete Minnix and Ted and Susan Kercher even drove over to spend a few days with us! We enjoyed food, fun, fellowship and flea market shopping. Most of all, we enjoyed the mild weather with plenty of sunshine. That was quite a contrast with the cold weather that our neighbors were experiencing back home. In fact, many of the people here are Canadians seeking warm weather. Last year they weren’t here due to travel restrictions so they were as glad to be here as we were. They are really nice folks.
Well, it’s time to head east, so I will see ya’ll in Lubbock!
Traveling Supremes dues for the 2022 travel year are due! We thank those of you who have already paid and we look forward to receiving the dues from the rest of us! Dues for returning members is $20.00!
Please mail your checks to Myrna Braly at P.O. 6687, Tyler, Texas 75711 or email Myrna at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
On December 23, Kay Hauffe passed after a long battle of pulmonary issues. Henry asked me to notify those who would remember her. Kay was always upbeat and had many unusual life experiences to share with many of us. Henry and Kay were always a team in everything they did and he was always by her side during her health problems.
You may read Kay’s obituary by going to ejfieldingfh.com. You may comment at that site or send a card, Henry’s address is:86520 North Factory Rd.Folsom, LA 70437
The Traveling Supremes gathered in Caldwell, Texas at Brazos Valley RV park on December 28, 2021, for some New Year’s fun together. Hosts were James and Gail Smith and James and Barbara Smith. Attending: Roger and Jo Marr, Jim and Tina Hoover, Steve and Lisa Merriman, Duane and Patty Stowe, Pete Minnix, Don Spencer, Polk and Linda Brian, Burnel and Marie Moreau, Jerry and Hessie Smith, Paul and Tandy Krugler, and Billy and Myrna Braly.
We took a tour in Brenham, Texas of the old Theater and Visitor Center and the underground cistern system that provided fire protection in the old days for the downtown buildings. Of course, we made a stop at the Blue Bell Creamery for a big scoop and tour!
Next we went to the spot where “Texas became Texas”—Washington-on-the-Brazos, the first capital after Texas declared independence from Mexico. The awesome Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum, and Barrington Plantation took most of the day to tour but were well worth it!
College Station was our next destination where we toured the Bonfire Memorial where 12 students lost their lives in 1999 when the bonfire fell. Our Aggie, Paul Krugler, narrated for us. We just got a glimpse of Texas A&M’s campus and Kyle Field as we traveled to the George H.W. Bush Library and burial grounds.
Breakfast is always an event and we feasted on Boilin’ Bag Omelettes furnished by the hosts in the morning on NY Eve. We partied hard on a seafood and steak dinner before games and gift exchange back at the RV Park clubhouse until midnight in NYC. So many laughs and memories!
After a great New Years’s day feast with all the trimmings, we went on our way again full of love and hope for 2022. Health and happiness to you all!
Ted and I want to wish all of you Traveling Supremes a safe, happy and healthy holiday season!
We sure wish we were going to be traveling to Caldwell, Texas to be with you Cowboys and Cowgirls for a Yellowstone New Years Eve Celebration! I can’t wait to see pictures…not everything in Caldwell has to stay in Caldwell 😉
I wanted to mention that I reserved a cabin for us at the Elkhorn Lodge during Chama Time…8/15 departing 8/21 and we hope to see you all there! We may also be going to Yuma the end of January but do not have our reservation yet!