The Traveling Supremes arrived in the Hub City of Texas (Lubbock) on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Retreat RV Park. Hosts, Ron and Diane Garner and James and Gail Smith, welcomed everyone with a meet and greet party in the clubhouse. Attending were: Polk and Linda Brian, Sue and Joe Moore, Tina and Jim Hoover, Billy and Myrna Braly, Steve and Lisa Merriman, plus the hosts.
A big event to start us off on Friday, the 13th, was a trolley ride through the National Ranching Heritage Center, which was filled with all the buildings used on west Texas ranches throughout history. It was very well done. We had a great lunch at Blue Sky Burgers.
On Saturday, we toured the Buddy Holly Center and saw the actual homes of the parents of Buddy and his drummer. We drove to McKenzie Park to visit the Prairie Dog Town and have a nice picnic on the banks of a little stream, before going on to the Windmill Museum. It was filled with more windmills than you ever knew existed and was lots of fun to see. Pot luck dinner back at camp was enjoyable as always.
On Sunday, the hosts supplied breakfast and everyone had free time for church or whatever. That afternoon, we went to see the Silent Wings Museum, which paid honor to the glider pilots of WWII. The guys loved it!
Monday was Texas Tech tour day!! Immediately after breakfast at Cast Iron Grill (provided by Garners), we went to the Tornado Memorial, reminding all of us of the May 11, 1970 Lubbock tornado where 26 died and much property was lost. We then went to the Red Raider Club where Rodney Allison (quarterback at Tech 1974-1977) took us through all the Tech Athletic facilities. As luck would have it, we ran into the brand new head football coach, Joey McGuire! He is a definite favorite around these parts!
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!
December 28, 2021-January 2, 2022 Brazos Valley RV Park in Caldwell, Texas
Get ready for a great celebration! The holiday season is fast approaching and we have solidified the plans for a fantastic New Year’s party and rally. Hosts for the rally are James R. and Barbara Smith and James H. and Gail Smith. We are holding 15 RV spots at Brazos Valley RV Park in Caldwell, Texas. You may make your reservation by calling Melissa at 979-200-3007 and ask for a spot with Traveling Supremes. Fee is only $35 per night and we have a clubhouse and all the trimmings!
As you may know this is near Washington-on-the-Brazos, the birthplace of Texas. We have tour reservations for the Star of the Republic Museum and the many historical sites there.
In addition, Caldwell is 30 miles from Brenham, (where Blue Bell ice cream is made), and 30 miles from College Station (the George H. W. Bush Library). All this in addition to our normal New Year’s Eve high-jinks! Please make plans to attend. We promise you a good time!