Buena Vista Gathering Update

The Hoovers and Butauds are moving forward with planning for the July 2019 Gathering in Buena Vista.

The park is Mt Princeton RV Park in Buena Vista, Co.  Arrival date is July 21, 2019 and departure date is July 28, 2019.  We have ten sites reserved.  Reservations may be made now by calling the park office at 719-395-6206.  Be sure to mention you are with the Traveling Supremes group.  If you are concerned about possibly having to cancel, ask about their cancellation policy. Reservation cutoff date is April 30, 2019.

BV sits in a valley surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains.  It attracts folks of all ages  – some looking for hiking, biking and white water rafting,  others looking for “jeeping adventures”, some for “day trip” opportunities and yet others just looking to enjoy the cool weather and beautiful scenery and to hang out with people of like mind.

We are planning to provide for several day trips to include the following: St Elmo (a ghost town) just a short, beautiful, drive in to the mountains; Salida, a quaint little town, with a mountain stream running through it, at least one exceptional restaurant, and many different shops; Leadville, a short drive which takes you to an old mining town with an excellent mining museum, a functioning old fashioned steam train, an opportunity to soak up more history, shopping, and one very good pizza joint;  a possible side trip to the Continental Divide; and other excursions are in the works.  For example, if we have enough interest, we may schedule a “day trip” to Breckenridge, Co – with a stop at the Alma Mall.  It’s unlike any Mall you have been to before.  All of these trips will be escorted.

For those who are interested, we may also be able to schedule a night out to attend a local “Little Theater” production which recounts the “bawdy” days of Buena Vista.  And, if we have a person or two looking for a real adventure, we can help you sign up for a ride down the river.  Lou, Carol and Jerry Smith did this in 2017 and it was a ride we will not soon forget. Hot springs are also available at a resort close by if you wish to just relax.  Jeeps are available to rent if someone wants to venture off the beaten path.

The main attractions are the cool weather, the beauty of Buena Vista and the surrounding area, the many opportunities to soak up history, shop, experience excellent restaurants, “day trip” opportunities and other activities.   Some try their luck at trout fishing in the nearby streams.  We will be planning several group meals – at least one at a Buena Vista restaurant which everyone seemed to enjoy in 2017.  And, we hope to take advantage of the “gatherings” offered by the park staff – these range from happy hour, to enjoying an evening at the fire pit, pot luck dinners, early morning coffee and donuts or other events planned by the park staff.

Should you have questions or just want more information, just call the Hoovers (361-228-0776) or Butauds (210-325-4256) and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Finally, if you plan to attend we recommend you call Mt Princeton RV Park (719-395-6206) and reserve a spot NOW! Updated: October 3, 2018

Added Rallies

The following information can also be found in the Rallies > Upcoming Rallies menus.

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
719-395-6206

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
2743 US-84
Chama, NM 87520
575-756-1100

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.

 

Tagalong added July 2019

2019 – Buena Vista, Colorado

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
719-395-6206

Hosts: Lou & Carol Butaud and Jim & Tina Hoover

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View along the road in Buena Vista

Buena Vista: Final Update

From Lou Butaud

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.

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Traveling Supremes ladies enjoying coffee, donuts and conversation with other park RVers
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“Cleanup crew” patiently waiting to do their job

 

Buena Vista, Quartzsite, more

Quartzsite 2018

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.

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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.

Buena Vista update

The Buena Vista Tagalong has seen additional participants.  Recently, in addition to the Butauds, we have Gene and Sarah Fisher, Jerry and Hessie Smith, and Jim and Tim Hoover stop by.  A few of the many things to see and do in this area:

The Fishers, Smiths and Butauds attended a local theater production of “Madams of Central Colorado” on Saturday, July 8. This play recounts a bawdy side of BV history. It is based on factual events from the mid to late 1800s and early 1900s. The production is performed in the old Chaffee County Courthouse, which also serves as a museum. Performances are done 5 or 6 times each summer.

A nice drive took us to the Continental Divide.  Water that drains on the  east side flows to the Atlantic, and on the west side to the Pacific.   Pizza in Leadville, CO (above 10,000ft. elevation), and whitewater rafting.  So much to do!

 

BV Update, For Sale section added

For Sale

We are experimenting with a “For Sale” section. It has been added to our main menu.  There are certain rules to follow, be sure to get approval from a TS Officer before sending For Sale info to John Laninga.

BV Tagalong update

From Lou Butaud:  First picture is of Fishers, Smiths and Butauds doing what we do best – eating. Picture was taken at Shallots which is an excellent restaurant in Salida introduced to us by John and Romola Laninga. Second picture is birthday time for Chris and Hessie at Shallots.  Yum!  Cake!

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