2022 Lubbock Rally Report

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.

Retreat RV Park
Office
Campground

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.

Trolley tour at National Ranching Heritage Center
National Ranching Heritage Center
Joe Moore, Myrna Braly, Linda and Polk Brian, Diane Garner, Gail Smith, Sue Moore and Ron Garner
Early building…built to keep safe from Indians
Row 1: Billy Braly, Lisa Merriman, Gail Smith, Row 2: Sue Moore, Tina Hoover, Row 3: Linda Brian, Myrna Braly, Row 4: Steve Merriman, Diane Garner, Row 5: James Smith, Jim Hoover, Ron Garner Row 6: Joe Moore and Polk Brian

Other ranch buildings
Tina Hoover
Lunch at Blue Sky (Lubbock Nickname) 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.

Buddy Holly Museum
Enjoying a picnic in McKenzie Park
Prairie Dog Town
Steve and Sue playing with the prairie dogs!
Lisa and Steve strolling through the Windmill Museum

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!

Silent Wings Museum honoring the Glider Pilots who fought in WWII
James peeking in a glider
Traveling Supremes at the Glider Museum

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!

Breakfast at Cast Iron Grill!
Tour of Texas Tech!
Billy admiring the statue
T/S meet Joey Maguire new head football coach
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Wagonmaster’s Report

Hello everyone.

Well things are winding down here in Chama. For most of us,  it’s back to the heat back home. Can’t wait until next year. However,  the Traveling Supremes have a lot of events ahead and I am very excited about our schedule.

In about three weeks,  we will be in Ruston , LA at Lincoln Park for our annual business meeting, Sept 23 – 27 (depart). Seventeen of our twenty sites have been booked so if you haven’t already done so,  call 318-251-5156 and reserve your site.

After Ruston, there is a tag-a-long to New Orleans Sept 28 – Oct 1(depart) at Pontchartrain Landing 877-376-7850. For more info, contact Susan Kercher.

Then,  to bring in the New Year,  we will be in Gladewater at the Antique Capital RV Park 903-845-7378 Dec 29th to Jan 2nd (depart). We will be attending a 60s rock and roll dinner show to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. The good news is  tickets to the show are now available at only $35 per person,  so call soon to reserve your site and tickets before it gets booked up.

Following Gladewater,  there is a tag-a-long  to the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX.  ‎Some plan to stay at the civic center on the grounds. There is a certain procedure to booking a site. For more info,  contact Polk Brian. Others may chose to stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort, which is a nearby park 877-927-3439.

On into 2020,  we have a tag-a-long to the Quartzsite AZ RV show. We arrive at Black Rock RV 928-927-4206  in Brenda on Jan 19 and depart Jan 27. ‎We have added a four day trip to Yuma AZ at Westwind RV and Golf resort. 866-440-2992. For more info,  please contact me.

In April we are going to Elephant Butte RV in New Mexico,  April 19th to April 24(depart). Call 575-744-5996 or contact‎ hosts Billy and Myrna Braly for more info. 

As you can see,  we have a lot going on but as always, if you have an idea for a rally, gathering, or tag-a-long or even have a question, please contact me. Thanks!

Vaya con Dios amigos!
James C. Hoover 

Wagon Master’s Report

Hello Traveling Supremes,

Well we just finished our West Memphis gathering hosted by Ted and Susan Kercher. They did a great job and we all had a great time despite the rainy weather. Love that Memphis BBQ! If you missed this one there are plenty more opportunities to join in the fun.

In June we have a tag a long to Trader Village in Houston. Check in May 31 and check out June 3rd. Call Tori Brooks at 281-890-5500. More info Here

Then in July we have a gathering in Buena Vista Colorado hosted by the Butauds and the Hoovers. Check in July 21st and check out July 28th. The blocked off sites at Mt. Princeton RV were released in March but you still‎ may be able to get in by calling Cindy at 719-395-6206. Join us and escape the summer heat in the mountains of Colorado! More info Here

From there we go to Chama NM. The Gathering dates are August 18th to the 25th but as most of you know many members come and go at various times. Another great way to escape the heat in the mountains. Sky Mountain RV doesn’t open until May 15th ( it snowed in Chama yesterday) but call 575-766-1100 or go online to start making your reservation but do it soon as this park is very popular! More info Here

‎Then we will have the annual business meeting in Ruston LA at Lincoln Parish park 318-251-5156. Check in Sept 21st and check out Sept 27th. More info Here

That rounds out our current schedule for 2019 but I’m always open to ideas. We are also in search of a host for the next new year’s rally. I am also considering another tag a long to Quartzsite next January so let me know if you might be interested.

Until then I wish you safe travels!

James C. Hoover

jchooverjr@hotmail.com

361-228-0776