The Buena (Bu nah)Vista campers gathered late Sunday afternoon and enjoyed barbecue, beans, potatoe salad and Key Lime pie provided by co-hosts: Lou and Carol Butaud and Jim and Tina Hoover. In attendance were Carole and Bernie Lezell, Joe and Sue Kelly and Jerry and Hessie Smith.
The first full day of the rally started with Jerry, Lou, Joe and Jim producing a wonderful pancake breakfast with sausages. Most of the group drove up to St. Elmo to peruse the old mining town. All of us stopped at Hot Springs Restaurant for a late lunch. Then at 5:30 we gathered for Happy Hour, stories and nibbles.
On Tuesday we caravaned to Salida parking next to the beautiful park. Some shopped, but all returned for our reservation at the Boathouse on the River. Several rafters were spotted.
Wednesday was “an open day”. It was also Carol and Lou’s ninth anniversary. He was taking her out to breakfast and asked if anyone would like to join them. All of us‼️The first two restaurants were closed even when their websites said otherwise. The third place had scarce bakery goods only and the fourth restaurant recommended would be open at 11:00. So Sue Kelly made us delicious breakfast burritos with Jerry Smith adding crispy bacon. Carole and Bernie went to visit the local museum and tour the old railroad drive. The rest drove up to the beautiful Cottonwood Lake. Cards, pizza, brewery, and dinner filled out the day.
Thursday morning started with donuts provided by Lou and coffees by Sue beside the Kelly’s rig. We all drove up the gorgeous road to Cottonwood Pass. Some ate in town. Some played cards, a few napped, but we all attended the Mt. Princeton RV Park annual fish fry potluck at 5:00. Cindy invited our group to go first. Delicious!!!
Friday was Leadville Day. Those who had not previously toured the mining museum did so. Others drove the Silver Kings backroads and shopped. The meeting point was High Mountains Pies for the best pizza. Happy Hour at Carol and Lou’s park model in the front porch was more like a light supper with all contributing. Saturday was again a free day. Some ate breakfast at the Rooster Crow, last minute shopping, meeting after lunch for tasty ice cream on the patio at Louie’s. Then the daily card game. We ended our day at Quincy’s Restaurant for the Prime Rib dinner!! On Sunday Carol and Sue sent us off with pastry treats and well wishes. A VERY GOOD rally!
Thanks to Hessie Smith for taking these notes and Tina Hoover for her excellent photography.
We have another addition to your calendar. Billy and Myrna Braly are hosting a Traveling Supreme gathering in Elephant Butte, New Mexico. The arrival date is April 19th, 2020. The departure date is April 24th but you are encouraged to come early or stay late to enjoy the area. Be sure to check on the weekly rate.
You can call Elephant Butte RV Resort at 575-744-5996. To check their web site, click https://www.elephantbuttelakervresort.com. As always be sure to tell them that you are with the Traveling Supremes. They are holding 10 back in sites until November 1st but they can accommodate requests for a pull thru as near the group as possible.
The City of Elephant Butte is home to the largest lake in the state and also The Sierra Del Rio Golf Course. It is the premier destination for recreational boating in the beautiful state of New Mexico.
Enjoy the local restaurants, hotels, rvparks, fishing guides, watercraft sales and rentals, city park and the beautiful walking trail. And of course mingling with your TS friends…
A few of you have expressed an interest in going back to Quartzsite so we’re going to do a tag along again in 2020. The show dates are Jan. 18th through the 26th, 2020. I called two parks in Brenda, about 12 miles from the big show in Quartzsite. Black Rock was the first and only one to return my call so we will stay there again. It is a full hook up park and offers a shuttle to the show several times daily. They have agreed to hold 8 sites but only until the end of May due to the popularity of this event so call them at 928-927-4206. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Traveling Supremes. Be sure to read the cancellation policy closely. This will be a tag along so no real agenda just fun and fellowship!
Reservations are now open for the Elkhart, IN Gathering scheduled for July 16-22, 2018 (departure on the 22nd). Call the Elkhart Campground for reservations at 574-264-2914 (25608 County Rd 4, Elkhart, IN) and say you’re with the Traveling Supremes/Phillips group. Eight spaces have been set aside.
The weekly rate is $235 if you’d like to stay the entire week. Join us for a fun week in RV and Amish country. Please notify the Phillips when you make a reservation (email@example.com). Registration deadline is June 1, 2018.
We wish all members, their families, and guests a Happy Thanksgiving. One word of warning: before you tackle that turkey dinner, make sure you don’t exceed your RV’s weight capacity!
Also a reminder to make sure you are signed up for our NY rally. We will be having quite a lot of fun! You can see more here
Finally, the Laningas and the Cooks have made reservation at Port Aransas Port A RV Resort for January 3d through February 3d. This is not a rally or even a gathering, but if you show up maybe it will be! You can get the park info here . This is a high end park but monthly rates are reasonable.
A ” gathering ” is happening at Aune Osborn Campground in Sault Ste Marie, MI. First night is Saturday, July 15 2017 running thru Friday, July 21, 2017. Checkout by 12:00 PM Saturday July 22, 2017. So far the Wellock’s, Moreau’s, and Rickles have reservations.
To make a reservation contact Roger by e-mail; click here (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deposit of $32.00 is required at time of reservation. Sign up now!