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2018 Buena Vista, Colorado Tag-Along
August 8 (arrival) thru August 11, 2018 (departure)
Mount Princeton RV Park
30380 Co Rd 383
Buena Vista, CO
This will be a no-host Tag-Along for those of us who wish to extend their summer vacation after the Elkhart, IN Gathering. Lou Butaud has blocked 5 sites at Mount Princeton RV Park. You may call now for reservations. No deposit will be necessary at this time as the park will call you in February, 2018 to confirm your reservation. At that time, you’ll be asked to make a deposit.
There are numerous places to visit and explore between Elkhart and Buena Vista. Some of these include:
Amana Colonies, Iowa (7 colonies plus a Passport America RV Park)
St. Louis (take a bus tour of the city and ride up the arch)Lake of the Ozarks (between St. Louis & Kansas City – lots of activities)
Kansas City (see a Kansas City Royals baseball game – Worlds of Fun Amusement Park has a good RV park)
Omaha (RV parks at the casino across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa and at a city park beside the Missouri River in Bellevue – walk across a pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River between Nebraska and Iowa)
Denver (see a Denver Rockies baseball game)
Colorado Springs (visit the Air Force Academy and get reservations to ride the cog train up Pikes Peak)
2018 Chama, NM Tag-Along
August 12 (arrival) thru August 19, 2018 (departure)
Sky Mountain Resort RV Park
Chama, NM 87520
This will be a No Host Tag-Along. Some of us consider Chama as a second home to avoid the summer heat and will plan to arrive earlier and/or stay later. Make your reservations as soon as you can as Sky Mountain always fills up rapidly. The laid-back Chama style is a great way to relax and enjoy the cool mountain weather along with the comradely of fellow Traveling Supreme members.
Ten spots are reserved for July 21-27, 2019! We’ve received exciting reports about the many things to do & see in the area. And who doesn’t want to experience the cool summer Colorado weather! Mark the dates on your calendar, make your reservations (mention you want one of the sites blocked by Lou Butaud) and plan on attending the Buena Vista Gathering.
Mt. Princeton RV Park
30380 Co Rd 383
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Four rigs arrived in Ruidoso, NM on August 1 to kick-off the Tagalong. Les and Ida, Don and Kathy, and Richard and LuRae joined Carol and Lou at the RV Resort which sits at an elevation of 6,950 feet.
Ruidoso has always had a reputation as a quiet, serene summer getaway with cool temperatures. However, it offers much more for anyone interested in digging a little deeper. We found many historic and recreational opportunities. Just a short drive away is Alamogordo and White Sands National Monument and the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Capitan, Ft Stanton and Lincoln offer more sightseeing opportunities. Lincoln was the stomping grounds for Billy The Kid. Fort Stanton features over 155 years of history.
About 45 minutes away is Carrizozo and the Valley of the Fires – the youngest lava flow in the continental US. White Oaks is an old mining town north of Carrizozo. I could go on but why not visit Ruidoso and bring a Tag A Long of your own. We tried to take it all in but could not. We took some time to just chill. RV sites can be hard to come by so planning ahead is a must.
Full moon rising over the mountain as seen from our RV
Carol and Kathy checking out the Mercury capsule at the Space History Museum
Richard and LuRae (maybe)
The group at the top (12,000 feet) of Ski Apache. Traveled last 2,000 feet in a gondola.
Wine Tasting at the Pistachio Farm
Ida, Les and Carol at White Sands National Monument
Ida and Carol playing in the sand
Les enjoying the patio at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Lake and golf course in the background.
Traveling Supremes hosting Coffee and Donuts at Mt Princeton RV Park.
From Mid-June to now we had eight Traveling Supremes members visit Mt Princeton RV park. Carol and I appreciate all the TS support on our “scouting trip” to the BV area. After Carol and I get the Oshkosh Air Show and our 2018 family vacation behind us, a return trip to BV is definitely in our plans for 2019. More to come later regarding 2019 plans.
Half way between Yellowstone NP and Glacier NP lies the town of Deer Lodge, pop. 3,100. We camped there, had some time, and found the Old Montana Prison. This was the first Montana prison, with a rather notorious history of greed, corruption and prisoner abuse (it was built primarily with convict labor). It now houses 5 museums, we visited two: the Prison Museum, and the Car Museum. It was well worth the time. One of the nicest car collections we’ve seen in a long time, and the Prison tour was chilling. We recommend a stopover here! Below are just a few pictures I took:
The Quartzsite tagalong has been moved from the “Proposed” rallies section to the 2018 Upcoming Rallies. Jim and Tina Hoover have worked hard on this, 8 coaches are signed up, it will be a great event! Be sure to sign up soon if you are interested; click here for more information.
Buena Vista update
Picture of Hoovers and Butauds having lunch in Breckenridge at “The Lost Cajun ” restaurant. Easy day trip from BV. Drive from Buena Vista takes you through the towns of Fairplay and Alma. On the way, you go over Hoosier Pass at about 10,500 feet. Lots of shops and restaurants in Breckenridge. Trip was well worth the time.
Tomorrow, Jim and Lou will be “scouting” other RV parks in the BV area. BV continues to impress with what it has to offer.
And more (edited)….
There was some misunderstanding in the original post here, about putting member names and emails on line. That is NOT going to happen. What we should have said is to find a way for members who want it to automatically be notified of any new posts. This is already in our system, just click the “Follow” button (left side, under the menus), enter your email, and you will get the latest updates. Your name will NOT be posted or otherwise used. Don’t add your email, you won’t get updates.
Hope this clears up confusion based on my interpretation of the original request.