This year there were 3 rigs at Black Rock RV park in Brenda Arizona for the big rv show in Quartzsite. It was Jim and Tina Hoover, Duane and Patty Stowe, and Steve and Lisa Merriman. The event was very well attended and it did not appear that covid fears were a factor. We all enjoyed the show as well as the flea market and a lot of fun and fellowship.
After a fun filled week, the three rigs loaded up and drove the 90 miles to Yuma. There we were joined by Pete Minnix and Ted and Susan Kercher even drove over to spend a few days with us! We enjoyed food, fun, fellowship and flea market shopping. Most of all, we enjoyed the mild weather with plenty of sunshine. That was quite a contrast with the cold weather that our neighbors were experiencing back home. In fact, many of the people here are Canadians seeking warm weather. Last year they weren’t here due to travel restrictions so they were as glad to be here as we were. They are really nice folks.
Well, it’s time to head east, so I will see ya’ll in Lubbock!
On Jan 29, immediately following the Quartzite gathering, we will check out of Black Rock and drive the 90 or so miles to Yuma to check into West Wind RV Resort. We plan to stay 9 days and check out Feb 7. The number is 866-440-2992. Ask about the 1/2 price special and use my name to be near the group. They said to pass along that anyone interested should call soon. I’m not sure how long West Wind will have the special. This is a tag-a-long so these dates are just what some of us are doing, but you can set any dates you want.
This will be a No Host Tagalong. Make your reservations as soon as possible as Sky Mountain fills up rapidly. Come relax and enjoy Chama Time in the cool mountain weather with your fellow Traveling Supremes!
Below is an email from Susan with an updated agenda for our Big Bend tag along. No major changes, just a little adjustment here and there. As always, you can do as much or as little of it as you wish. A complete outline of the planned events can be found by clicking: 2021 Big Bend. This is also available from the main rally menu on the left, click on 2021 Big Bend Update #2. I am excited to see everyone there!
Vaya con Dios amigos! James C. Hoover
Email from Susan Kercher follows:
“Our tour guides have revised our agenda for Big Bend. The change is for June 1st. We have a reservation for 24 for brunch at the Chili Pepper and for dinner at the Starlight restaurants. Please email Steve (email@example.com) by Monday May 24th to let him know if you will be participating in the meals.
Jim and Tina Hoover’s Quartzsite tag-a-long came to an end after nine nights of fun and cameradery. Louis and Leona Keyser, Paul and Tandy Krugler, Pete and Mary Minnix and Ted and myself rounded out the members. We also brought guests Warren and Joyce Blakely into the tag-a-long for the week.
The RV Show was the big draw to Quartzite and we all attended the show numerous times (thankful for the shuttle) as we learned of something new someone else had found or after thinking over what we had seen. Most of us also took the opportunity to look at new and used RV’s for sale. I thought a couple of people were close to making a purchase! But alas, no one walked away with a new RV!
The group took advantage of the campground cafe being open this year! Reviews were mixed on the food but overall everyone seemed to enjoy. We also had lunch in town and dinner at the local Mexican restaurant. Saturday night we invited some friends of ours to the campground for dinner at the Cafe with the group. We had met them in Fresno and they are full time RVer’s. They were boon-docking for the week and it was interesting to hear about their experience.
We ended most days with a nice campground ﬁre…thank you Jim and Tina! We had lots of stories and laughs and I think Tina managed to get a few campground card games going. In my opinion…a good time was had by all!
After our Annual Business Meeting the James Smith’s, the Cooks, the Braly’s and the Kercher’s took off for New Orleans. We stopped for the night, September 27th, at River View RV Park, a really nice park, in Vidalia, Louisiana. We sat out in the afternoon and went to dinner at Rioux 61 as recommended by some of the Louisiana folks! We all had a great dinner and evening.
The next morning we headed down to New Orleans! We stayed at Ponchartrain Landing RV Park for three nights.
Some of the highlights include the sights and sounds of the French Quarter including Pat O’Brien’s, the WWII Museum (fantastic), beignets at Cafe Du Monde, the French market, dinner at Pascal’s Manale, dinner and entertainment at our campground and more!
I especially enjoyed having never been to New Orleans. It was a fun tag-a-long and today we all headed out for other places!
James and Gail Smith and Ted and Susan Kercher are heading to New Orleans after the General Meeting in Ruston, Louisiana. We leave Ruston on the 27th of September and stay somewhere in between and arrive in New Orleans on the 28th.
We are going to stay at Pontchartrain Landing, the address is 6001 France Road, New Orleans. Their phone number is 877-376-7850. It’s $61 per night (pull through full hook up site) and is paid in full at time of reservation. It is NONREFUNDABLE unless you pay a 10% trip cancellation charge. We are staying 3 nights, leaving on October 1st.
The campground is 12 minutes from the French Quarter and right on the water. They have a shuttle to town for $6 per day per person. There is a bar and grill on site with live music and BBQ and local cuisine.
This is a tag-a-long and there are lots of things to do in the area, but there will not be any planned activities arranged in advance. If you have nothing planned after the General Business, plan to join us in New Orleans!
If you’ve never been to a Texas Trader’s Village event, now is the time to fix that. This is an extremely popular event, and we have got special rates at their very nice RV park. Arrive Friday, May 31st and depart Monday June 3rd. You can arrive early or stay late but they have offered a reduced rally rate for those dates if we have 10 rigs. There are 12 sites blocked off. Call 281-890-5500 and ask for Tori Brooks. Tell her that you are with the Traveling Supremes. This is a tag along so there won’t be a host or agenda. Full details click here: https://travelingsupremes.com/2019-traders-village/
We are settled in at the Mt Princeton RV park. Park offers wide, long, level sites. Lots of repeat customers here. Park is nestled in a green valley under the shadow of Mt Princeton. Near by are twelve more “fourteeners” – mountains rising above 14,000 feet. I can see snow capped mountains from my site.
Daily temperatures have ranged from 43 to 84 – but always cool in the shade during the day.
So far in June, four club members have been to the park, with five more to be here at various times during July.
This area abounds with things to do. And, there is enough variety for everyone. We have not been disappointed. Will be here for 4 1/2 more weeks, so join us if you like.