Thursday, December 13, 2018

Clear Skies and Wind

Last evening we had a lite dinner.  Peanut butter and crackers for Jim and I had a sandwich.  We watched a show about Thailand that was beautiful. That country has breathtaking landscapes.  We also watched HGTV, you know House Hunters is a must.   All those bickering couples are fun to watch.

Overnight temperatures were mild and I slept well under the duvet.  Jim not so much.

When I got up this morning we had fog and clouds.  The sun finally came out, weakly, around 0930.  The temperature right now (1445) is around 65 degrees which would be lovely,  but the wind! The wind is coming out of the west north west around 20 miles an hour and we’ve had gusts up to 25mph.  Leaves are blowing around and the trees are swaying.  Perfect autumn day. Apparently conditions are dry and ripe for fires.

Let’s see, I’ve done two loads of laundry and washed two loads of dishes. Jim dried and put the breakfast dishes away.  Our midday meal was leftover rice a roni that had peas in it, steamed broccoli and raw veggies.  Jim had leftover chicken in his rice. Pretty good meal if you ask me!

Do you send Christmas cards? Mine have all been mailed except for two, they’ll go out tomorrow.  I did make them, but I also had some left from last year.  Now I need to work on next years cards.

Jim is napping and missed the excitement.  There was a broken limb in the tree a site up from us and they removed it. Quite fun to watch.  Of course they didn’t have the proper equipment but they managed to get the job done.

Around 1600 the clouds came in and the temperature began to drop, 48 degrees at 1750. The wind is still blowing!

All is right in our world.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Laid back day

After our busy day of doctors and grocery shopping yesterday, today was a lazy day. I slept nine hours last night! I’m sure having a tooth pulled had nothing to do with it.

I must say my dentist is good.  I did not have any pain with the extraction and after the numbness went away I still didn’t have any pain. I’ve been taking the antibiotic and I have taken ibuprofen but that was for a headache.

Today was good.  One load of laundry, made the bed, did the breakfast dishes.  Went for a short walk.  I fixed salmon, mashed potatoes, spinach and yellow beets for our midday meal.  Shortly thereafter Jim took a nap and I started feeling worn out.  I think the medicine is waging a war in my body.

Once Jim got up I did the dishes and that’s about all I’ve done today.  I may leave the evening dishes for morning.

All is right in our world

Saturday, December 1, 2018

November in Spring Branch

It has certainly been an interesting month. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been on the go all the time and at other times the days are slow to pass.

The weather has been all over the map! A few nights down to freezing temperatures and day time highs in the 70’s.  The cold fronts that come through are often enough to make us think it’s winter.

Our refrigerator seems to like the cooler temperatures.  Having the ice maker off seems to help also.  Every few days I have to mop out the floor of the fridge and out of the crisper drawers. I think it needs a fan.

As I said previously, we’ve been eating out a lot.  First night here we met Sara Jane and Jerry at Max’s Roadhouse.  It was nice catching up with them.  We tried a new to us restaurant, Ay Chiwawa Mexican Cafe. Good Mexican food and we’ll go back.  We revisited Richters Antler Cafe, yummy food and always busy.  Stopped in at BJ’s Brewhouse because we like our beer!

Next week our grandson is graduating from Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Airforce Base and we’ll be attending.  So we made a test run to figure out how long it will take to get there.  We figure two hours to drive and mingle with rush hour traffic!

Jim has set us up for dental insurance and our first appointments.  Yuck...but necessary.  We both renewed our drivers licenses, mine is due this month.  

Last night Sara Jane and Jerry picked us up for dinner at BJ's and a Christmas Concert at Trinity University.  Both the dinner and concert were enjoyable

Over 200 students and faculty performed this one night affair.  I can't imagine how many hours they practiced their numbers just for this one night.  All the while studying for their exams before they head out for the holiday.

This morning we headed out for groceries.  HEB was crowded, it is Saturday after all.  Apparently not sleeping well last night and the combination of 'shopping' wore Jim out, he's napping.

All is right in our world

Thursday, November 29, 2018

DeFuniak Springs to Spring Branch Part 2

Pretty slow at getting back to this! Did you have a good Thanksgiving?

When we left Livingston, Louisiana we stopped in Sulfer Louisiana for another three nights. Hidden Ponds RV Park was quite nice!  Of course it rained, as it had been for several days.  Did the fridge deal again....what a pain!  But sometimes you have to just 'git er done'.  I don’t recall doing much except we did enjoy a last meal of sorts.  Just up the road was a recommended buffet style Cajun restaurant.....well that’s all we needed to hear!  We both indulged and thoroughly enjoyed this ‘last Cajun meal’.

Our journey along I-10 is continued and we land in Dickinson Texas at Galveston Bay RV resort and Marina. We’ve been here before and booked a week.  Because of road construction we had to take a detour and Jim decided to outsmart everyone by cutting through a neighborhood.  It got smaller and smaller and no matter how many roads we wanted to turn down the access was blocked.  We ended up turning around, by backing up and blocking traffic!  No matter, Jim saved the day and managed to get us on the right road and we were in the thick of it. NASA Parkway has a lot of interesting things to see and do.  But driving a rig shouldn’t be part of your plans.  It’s a good thing we stayed a week, we both needed some rest.

One of the perks around this resort is the Monk Parrots.  And where there is water, there are ducks

While there we did the fridge thing....boy is that getting old!  I know we went out a couple times. Jim indulged me and took me to a Scrapbook Store.  I was in heaven! So many goodies I could have bought but that need/want warning came on.  I only bought a bottle of Nuvo Drops.  Needed it, sort of.  I’ve never used it and wanted to see if I really did need some....I’ve used it a couple times on my cards and I think I need more.  Just have to figure out how and where to store it!

I have continued to make cards, some of you have gotten them. I don’t always remember to take pictures but check out the paper craft page if you’re interested.

Next stop Schulenburg Texas. What an interesting area.  We spent a week here.  Have you heard of the painted churches? Well it’s a big draw here and we managed to see a few.  Check out the link for some gorgeous photos and the history of the Czech and German Immigrants! Also stumbled across a winery where we spent some time eating and drinking.

The Churches we visited are beautiful from the outside.  But inside is indescribable.. And they we hand painted!

It was difficult to get good pictures inside because of the subdued lighting

 One of these churches we couldn't even enter the door was locked on the inside.

You can get a map at the visitor center for a fee and you can even schedule a tour.  We just used the map on the RV resorts paperwork.

Again we did the fridge thing, I’m sure because it still isn’t repaired.  Though it is better!

Found a cool duck...what do you think of that hairdo?  There was only one so I'm sure she's lonely

You know as you age you tend to forget things.  I know we walked the RV park, but I’m not sure what else we did during our stay here.  Our living room slide has been 'tired' the last few months.  Jim had to help it to close.  When we left Schulenburg he had to get help to close it.  So, another thing to add to our repair list.

On November 1st we got back on I-10 and headed to Spring Branch.  Mostly all set up.  We had a crack in the hot water tank, so Jim had one delivered here and called a repairman to install it.  We've eaten out way to much but thoroughly enjoyed every bite!  We've driven some new hills and back roads and traversed familiar roads just for fun.

So there you have it, our trip west to our home in Spring Branch.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DeFuniak Springs to Spring Branch Pt 1

On October 9th we left DeFuniak Springs just as  hurricane Michael was getting ready to come ashore east of us.  No, the hurricane didn’t chase us out of town.  We had less than a month to get to Spring Branch.  We’d lingered as long as we could in Florida.  Twin Lakes is a place I could live but it sure is pricey!  The views are worth it just not in our budget.

As we drove west on I-10 the traffic was light in both directions but we did see utility trucks heading east into harms way.  We also saw staging areas at rest stops and a couple of convention centers.  God bless these first responders who leave their loved ones to help normalize stricken areas.

The area needs our help.  It takes a long time to recover from a disaster like this.

Our stop in Gulfport at the US Navy CB base was only three nights.  We had a lovely lunch with Linda and Rick Kasal at Shaggy’s in Long Beach. They were camped over at Bay St Louis.  We met them in the valley at Bentsen Palms RV Resort.

We also had to buy a small dorm fridge.  While in Twin Lakes our refrigerator decided to not work properly.  I think the fan is out.  Anyway we couldn’t get a service person to come out so we just lived with it.  Every few days we’d unload it, store freezer items at the clubhouse and fridge items in cooler.  Then unplug the fridge and let it defrost over night. Then reload the next day.  In Gulfport we got the dorm fridge so we could go through this process again putting freezer items in cooler etc.

Our next stop was Livingston Louisiana for three nights.  Lovely place right off of I-12 just before you get to Baton Rouge.  We’ve stayed a couple times. Again we did the defrost the fridge deal.

I continue to make cards, working on them when I can.  Usually when Jim is napping.  Check out my Paper Craft  page to see more

Stay tuned!

All is right in our world

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Catching Up

In case you were wondering, we're still in DeFuniak Springs at Twin Lakes.  But we have only a few days left as we leave on the 9th and head west to spend the winter, or more in Spring Branch Texas.  Speaking of Spring Branch, where were you a year ago?  We were in Spring Branch!  We like it there so going going back is like going home..

I will miss Twin Lakes Camp Resort.  I love being on the water.  Of course I also like being closer to Sonsearae and Chris.

We've been getting our ducks in a row and making plans for traveling.  We finally replaced the windshield on the truck.  For the past couple of years it has taken a beating and we had chips and stars all over it.  One created a crack that stayed the same for a long time.  But it had extended another inch in this Florida sun so we thought it was time for a new one.  The cost was about what we expected but not the gift they gave Jim.  A box of steaks!  They're in the freezer.

Speaking of the freezer...our Samsung refrigerator froze up and stopped cooling but the freezer was just fine.  So we emptied it out, using the freezer in the club house and our small cooler.  Unplugged the unit and left it overnight.  Plugged it back it and it is again freezing up.  Though not rapidly.  We cannot find anyone in the area to come out and look at it.  

The rig got a much needed washing a few days ago.  Today Jim washed all the outside windows and our home on wheels looks ever so nice.  

I noticed one of our overhead lights had a stain on it from water...not good! Did I mention we've had a lot of rain while here?  It is Florida and summer is the rainy season.  Jim inspected the roof and decided to reseal it.  Two coats should do the trick.  Bless his heart because it was hot outside and I'm not sure why he didn't go blind from the glare.  

A few nights ago the evening sky over King Lake was lovely

We've been to the beach of course, several times!  Best place for fresh seafood no matter which restaurant you choose.  We ate at Tailfins twice..overlooking an inlet and the Gulf of Mexico.  The inlet always has a parade of boats

Reading, card making and a wee bit of TV and Netflix occupy our days.  Because of trees we've relied on the cable they have here, but I think it's safe to say that we're looking forward to having our Direct TV back on the 9th if all goes according to plan.

So there ya have it..All is right in our world

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Crepe Myrtle

Are you familiar with these beautiful trees?  There are about 50 genus of these bushes and trees, native to Southeast Asia.  When we lived in New Orleans we saw them everywhere.  But they were kept small or it was a small species and every year trimmed to retain a certain height. 

Here at Twin Lakes Camp Resort there are several tall, tall trees!

They flower in several different colors

But I like the bark too

When all this bark sheds the tree trunks look naked

All is right in our world

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sunrise, Sunset

Reminds me of a song....

Here at Twin Lakes Camp Resort we're on a peninsula, sort of, at the end of Holley King Rd.  So named because the sun rises on 

Holley Lake 
and sets on 

King Lake

There's a small dam between the two, which I keep meaning to ask about, where water from Holley Lake is diverted into King Lake.

It burbles up and is mesmerizing to watch.

I think I mentioned before that we've not seen a lot of water birds. Not sure why as the lakes have fish in the clear waters so I'm sure herons and egrets could find something to eat.  There are lot's of turtles!  And I'm always looking for gators.  It is Florida and gators are everywhere

We've had a lot of rain and as far as I remember summertime has it's showers most every afternoon.  Believe it or not it helps lower the temperatures.  But then you have the humidity!

We had a good time in Tallahassee with Sonsearae and Chris.  Of course they both worked during the week and we didn't intrude to often.  We enjoy spending time with them and I think they like us!  We shared several meals, some in their beautiful new home and some at the local restaurants.  We went to the movies!

Also while in Tallahassee we attended a 50th birthday bash for Jim's daughter Christy.  It was held at her feed store and her place of residence, Country Feed Store and Garden Supply.  What fun!  Of course there were a lot of people, a lot of food and from what I saw everyone had a good time.  We also got to see Jim's son William, his grandchildren Callie and Jack, and a great grandson!  Callie lives south of here in Destin and I expect we'll see more of here and that sweet baby.

We've been here since last Thursday and plan to stay two months.  Then we'll head west to our wintering spot in Spring Branch Texas

Travel days wear us out!  Breaking camp an setting up is no longer fun, just something to get through.  We've mostly settled in.  Jim has most of the kayak ready to hit the water.  But the trikes are pretty much stored under the slide.  Gravel here isn't good for the tires.

Yesterday we headed to Crestview to get my coffee cream.  I can only find it in Publix.  Here in De Funiak we have Walmart and Winn Dixie so groceries aren't a problem.  Though I haven't been inside, we also have a Piggly Wiggly express store..

Jim is up from his nap and the thunder is getting closer.  Some rain has started to fall.

All is right in our world

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recent Cards

Lest you think I've not been playing with my paper and ink I thought I'd send an update

Stampin' Up supplies used for both of these cards

Fun Stampers Journey is a new company for me, I bought one of their Bloom Boxes kit and was surprised and pleased by how easy these cards came together.  I've also got some ideas for more cards!  Always a good thing

I woke up this morning with a design on my mind.  Most days I work on my cards and it can take me several days to finish them because I don't leave my supplies out.  Each time I have some time I take everything out, work some then put it all away

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Twin Lakes

Our time here has gone by quickly!  Two weeks is not enough.

We both enjoy this location.  It’s peaceful, serene and very relaxing.

Last weekend Sonsearae and Chris came over Friday evening and left Sunday morning.  They stopped by briefly before heading to Crestview where they booked a room.  We haven’t seen them since we left south Florida.  We (they) made plans for Saturday.  Chris grew up around here and his daughter, Robyn lives in Crestview.

They picked us up Saturday morning and it was a wonderful day! Chris pointed out various places from his childhood and it was special learning more about him.  We had lunch at Stinkys, really that’s the name of the place. We’ve been before, according to Sonsearae and Jim...can’t say I remember.  But the food was good and except for a few potatoes everyone cleaned up their plates.  We stopped by Grayton beach for sand and sea air.  Heaven, except for the hot boardwalk! Burned the bottom of our feet but it passed by the next morning.  Fun running barefoot with my daughter.

On the way home we had a rain shower, which has happened almost every day since we’ve been here.  It is Florida and after it rains it’s cooler.  Really, the temperature can drop ten degrees or more.  Makes an evening walk very pleasant.  Did I mention we like it here?

Our back window faces easterly so the sun comes up over Lake Holley and sets over King Lake, there’s almost always a breeze.  When there isn’t a breeze the water is smooth as glass and you can see the fish jump.

Twin lakes refers to Holley Lake and King Lake.  The resort is on what looks like a peninsula but it’s not.  There’s a dam between the lakes, Holley drains into King.  No motor boats and for some reason no water birds.  You can fish, apparently there are bass.  Maybe osprey don’t like bass?

Tomorrow we head to Tallahassee to spend a month.  We’ll visit with Sonsearae and Chris. Hopefully share a few meals and many good times.  Also Jim’s daughter is turning 50 and we’ll celebrate with her.

Then we’ll return here for two months!  Did I mention we like it here?

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Our Site at Twin Lakes Camp Resort

As promised here is the site we're on.  Our back window looks out over Lake Holley.  After several attempts Jim managed to get our rig situated on the site.  Looking face on, there is a 6-8 inch drop off on the right side of the slab.  The water hook up was close too and we had to make sure our slide would come out.  So back and forth he went.  I'm so proud of him!  He didn't get real surly and he missed the trees, the drop off and the fence.  We had to take the bikes and rack off the rig and he then backed it almost to the fence.

The sun comes up to the left so mornings are brilliant! Double blinds to keep the heat out.We can see sunset out the side dining room window over on Lake King  Last night it was quite pretty but we weren't dressed for strolling around.

As you can see there isn't room for the truck, we're up the hill in overflow parking.  Good exercise and so far it hasn't rained!

In this picture you can see how our site and others are right next to the lake

Here's the truck...

Yesterday we had a productive day.  Jim was up early Like 0600 early!  Doesn't happen often and after breakfast, dishes and other chores we headed to Walmart for some groceries.  Once home the early hour got to him and Jim took a nap.

After his restorative nap Jim put the kayak together and we hope to get it in the water soon.  That sucker is heavy and we'll have to carry it to the launch because the tires are flat on the dolly to tote it.  After working on it much of the afternoon he decided a dip in the pool would be refreshing.  The water was we didn't stay long and once home we showered and changed into our jammies and that's why the sunset eluded us.

For out mid day meal Jim grilled some zucchini, onions and a pork steak.  Along with the potato salad and BBQ beans we ate pretty good.  While he's napping I'm doing the blog.

We like this place and who knows we may return sooner rather than later.

Sonsearae and Chris are coming over this weekend.  It sure will be nice to see them.  Chris has a daughter that lives just west of here in Crestview. It's going to a family reunion!

All is right in our world

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


What kind of water do you have?   Which do you prefer?  These past few weeks traveling we’ve noticed a change in the water.  In the Rio Grande Valley we had hard water.  Leaves spots on every surface and a ‘calcium/mineral buildup on fittings.

We do have a filter at the source of water outside and inside we’ve another at the kitchen sink.  All RVers generally have water filters because you never know what the local water will taste like.

But a couple of our stops had soft water.  I do not like it because I can't seem to rinse off the soap when I shower.  At least that's what it feels like...I feel slick or slimy.  Also when doing dishes I had to be real careful because, again they were slippery to handle.  A lot of our dinnerware is glass and I sure didn't want to break anything.

Speaking of water that is our view out our back window.  Last night we were serenaded by the frogs.  I love it.  

We left Gulfport around 1000 yesterday and landed here mid afternoon.  Our site is small and backing into it, between the trees, was tricky but Jim managed it without to much surliness.  Having me in sight helps, but with drop offs, fences and trees I wasn't always seen.  I promise I'll take a couple pictures and show you.

Twin Lakes Camp Resort is pretty.  Nestled between two lakes I'm sure every site has a view of water.  They offer free WiFi which at this time of day is spotty.  Comes and goes. Free cable TV also.  You can fish the lakes if you have a Florida Fishing License.  But no motor boats!  so it's quite peaceful to sit and watch 

We stopped at two welcome centers as we drove along I-10.  This picture was taken at the Florida center where we both enjoyed a glass of juice.

At the Alabama welcome center I wandered a bit inside and finally had to ask about the age of the building.  I was told it was only two years old.  No wonder I couldn't remember it!  

We're here for two weeks then on to Tallahassee.  Today we're just settling in and checking out the place.  I'm told that Sonsearae and Chris will meet up with us this weekend...Can't wait!

All is right in our world

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Spring Branch to Gulfport

Bet you thought I abandoned this blog!  I do think of writing everyday, so here I am.

When we left Spring Branch we landed in Houston.  The Highway RV Resort didn't really appeal to us but we stayed for three nights.  Enjoyed lunch at an Olive Garden one, another day shopping and fueling up at Walmart.  The resort may become lovely one day when trees mature.  But right now it's just a glaring concrete jungle...They do have free popcorn in the club house!  Club house isn't correct, it's a weight room, with a TV lounge in one corner, a pool table and Foosball.  Along one wall is a mini kitchen and vending machine.  The laundry is also a few steps away.  The pool area is said to be sprayed three times a day for mosquitoes.  This area is planted nicely.  There is a big pond in the center of the resort with a fountain and some ducks and water birds.

From there we headed to Kinder, Louisiana and stayed at Red Shoes RV Park.  Jim and I had a discussion about how fast we needed to get to Tallahassee and this was the last time staying for three nights!  I'm getting to old for this breaking down and setting up...moving furniture is tiresome!  And Jim isn't doing much better with the outside chores for traveling.  The heat and humidity take their toll.

We did make one trip to the casino for some fried catfish.  The senior prices made this meal under twenty bucks and that was nice.  We didn't stay long as the smoke was heavy and we just can't stand it!

From Kinder we headed east on I-12 to Livingston Louisiana and stayed a week at Lakeside RV Park.  It's a very nice place.  Fairly good size pond with a pair of swans and a flock of Canadian Geese.  Some folks are permanent but we saw a lot of rigs come and go.  It was nice to settle in and relax.  Unfortunately I think we had rain everyday, along with couple of thunderstorms!  Of course we made a trip to Barnes and Nobles, twenty miles back towards Baton Rouge.  We had lunch  Another Broken Egg.  My goodness but the meal I had was wonderful!  Brunch Bruschetta is enough to feed four people.  I enjoyed it for several days.  And Jim enjoyed his also, of course he chose Shrimp and Grits.  As first time customers we were treated to biscuit beignets...Now if you've ever been to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans you're familiar with Beignets, puffy deep fried dough covered with powdered sugar.  Well the biscuit beignets are the same concept.  Deep fried biscuit dough doused with powdered sugar.  Truthfully after having this I could have skipped my meal!

We're now in Gulfport Mississippi at Shield's RV park on the Naval Construction Battalion (CB's) Center.  Just a four night stay and we leave tomorrow.  On a positive note it hasn't rained!  Of course it's hot and humid, this is the south! 

We've not been in this area much since Hurricane Katrina.  It is looking much better!  But there are gaps and new houses are being built HIGH...As a matter of fact if you want some land there are parcels available but we both agree the building codes have been beefed up and I'm sure insurance will be an arm and a leg.  The price you pay for beachfront.

As we drove west on highway 90 we noticed a restaurant that appealed to us in Pass Christian...Shaggy's, overlooking the Gulf.  It didn't disappoint!  Built after Hurricane Katrina flattened the area this business is doing so well they've opened more along the coast.  Jim ordered a pitcher of Abita Amber.  We both had seafood...his was fried and mine was kind of like a shrimp boil, called Royal Reds it featured shrimp (1/2 pound), sausage and red potatoes in a wine seafood broth...We'll enjoy it again today.  We ended with Key Lime Pie.

Jim has taken advantage of days with no rain to clean the truck and rig.  Working mostly in the mornings.  

Last night we headed to the beach to wade the shoreline and watch the sunset.  Very relaxing.  We both like salt water therapy!

We even found Jim an Island!

So there you have it, just driving to get somewhere isn't very exciting.  Our days are filled with chores and not much excitement.  :-)

All is right in our world!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring Branch Texas

We're still here, enjoying this part of Hill Country.  We've only been into San Antonio a few times, but driving the surrounding hills is very enjoyable.

Saturday we went to Wimberly only to discover we missed the date on Market Days...wrong Saturday.  But we continued on to Dripping Springs and right outside of town we stumbled across a brewery!  Jim said he was tired of blocking the traffic so we pulled off and enjoyed a cold brew.  The whole place is set up for indoor or outdoor drinking.  There is a food truck parked outside by the corn hole game and on the veranda/porch there are picnic tables with Jenga games to enjoy

We didn't stay after the one beer, it was time for lunch and we found a place called Epicure in Dripping Springs.  Our lunch was fantastic!  We both ordered the special Lamb burger, Jim opted for a salad side while I had roasted potatoes.  Cooked perfectly!  And our host answered questions about the area and we enjoyed chatting with him.  I was surprised that the menu was so upscale.  But apparently the area likes  varied continental style foods because they're opening a larger venue while keeping this one as a wine and cheese bar.

Back on the road we headed to Blanco where we did find a market set up at the old courthouse.  Typical jewelry and hand crafted items.  It was fun walking around...we needed to work off lunch!

Then it was time to head home.  Driving up and down and all around the hills is a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Sunday we stayed home and enjoyed the intermittent rain.  If I recall, it started the night before with a thunderstorm.

Monday we headed out check out a shopping mall south of here....right in the middle of the construction on highway 281.  Some of our friends probably drove right by it on their trek north.  Typical shops and stores.  Some well know eateries and the Alamo Drafthouse, this dinner at the theater.  We've never been to one, have you?  Could be fun

We didn't get out to look around, it's an open mall and it was way to warm to window shop.  So we headed a bit further south into San Antonio and stopped at Barnes and Nobles.  I found some magazines to buy and we both sat in the cafe and had coffee and a decadent treat called an Oreo stack.  It sure was tasty and not necessary...

Boo was happy to see us when we got home (but then, he always is) as it was past his supper time!  

Today I was on my own with the truck!  Jim opted to stay home while I headed out for some groceries.  I brought a pizza home for our lunch and along with a beer it made us both drowsy.  Jim napped while I snoozed in my chair.

I updated my Paper Craft page with some of the cards I've made.  If you're interested pop over there!

All is right in our world

Saturday, May 12, 2018

relaxing day at home

We had a lazy day at home today.  This past week has been busy.

Tuesday we left Corpus Christi for an uneventful drive to Spring Branch Texas.  The weather was perfect.  Mostly drove on the interstate and we stopped once for lunch.

As it happens we are in the same site at Spring Branch RV Park as we had last year.  This is a comfortable place to stay.

That evening we met Sara Jane and Jerry at Max's down the road.  We had already eaten but enjoyed a cold adult beverage with Jim's cousin and her husband.  We made plans to join them Thursday evening for dinner.

Wednesday we were the God and Goddess of the domicile.  I did laundry, ironed, dishes were dirtied and cleaned.  Not even sure of what we ate.  We've dined out so much that leftovers were stacked in the fridge!

Thursday we hung out and did very little.  Our dinner at a steakhouse was delicious and more adult beverages were had.  My companions all had small steaks while I chose salmon.  I even had leftovers...enjoyed those today.

Yesterday we drove into San Antonio to visit the Pearl Brewery  The brewery closed in 2001 and they've turned it into shopping complex with condos and dining.  W also went to the Quarry where we had lunch at J. Alexander's, great food!  Then it was across the way to Whole Foods Market (my favorite grocery store).  Didn't spend much because I was stuffed from lunch.

Back home Jim napped and I chilled...thus you have our week.

We've decided to stay her until Memorial Day is behind us.  Jim looked online and most places were booked...

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms...

All is right in our world

Friday, May 4, 2018

It's about time...

We left Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort around 1000 last Tuesday, May 1st.  We both took our time getting ready to leave, several days in fact.  We were delayed by rain and wet conditions.  A few days prior to our departure Jim finished the slide repair and replacing the insulation and installing the belly pan.  I don’t think he wants to crawl under the rig ever again!

Our drive took us up Conway to Monte Cristo over to Edinburgh where we hopped on Highway 281.  Then the long boring road to take us north began.  Passed through the checkpoint without a hitch.  Stopped in Falfurrias for lunch. We always eat in the rig.  I had salad and Jim had a chicken sandwich.  Not sure what highway we took from there....77 maybe, but eventually we made it to Corpus Christi.  Hung a right heading east where just before you catch the highway to Mustang Island, you turn left to go to the Naval Air Station.

The campground on the base is located on the bay and it’s a favorite.  While setting up Jim got an invitation to happy hour at the clubhouse.  All we had to bring was wine, food was provided.  Our neighbors Paula and Joe are very nice.  They proceeded to tell us all about their plans for the next few days and included us if interested.  Tomorrow, for Cinco de Mayo,  they’re cooking fajitas for anyone who wants them.  Others are bringing sides.  At this point I don't know if we're going.

Anyway we enjoyed the food, wine and company but headed home before they broke out the dice game. We were tired and ready to relax.  I’m sure all had a good time without us.

Wednesday we went shopping and enjoyed pizza at B & J’s Pizza and Brew Pub.   Tried a new brew Austin Eastcider grapefruit.  Very tasty!  After a run to HEB we headed home.

Thursday we also went shopping...Jim is looking for another grill.  I can’t remember if it was Wednesday or Thursday but we also went to the mall to get some walking inside out of the wind.  Oh, did I mention we’ve had gale force winds the past few days?  Could hardly get in and out of the rig safely.

Today the winds were under twenty miles an hour so we went to Mustang Island and Port Aransas.  Drove around a bit, headed to the beach (where you can drive on the beach).  Found a place to park and we walked the beach.  Several folks were enjoying the shore but the surf was rough and the red flag was flying.  It was good to smell the salt air and dig my toes in the sand.

We had lunch at Fins Grill and Icehouse overlooking the marina.  We sat outside enjoying our drinks and sandwiches.  Jim tried the Austin Eastcider Pineapple they had on draft.  It's pretty good too.  I had a Ziegenbock.  

There are areas of Mustang Island where they're still recovering from the hurricane.  But for the most part it's business as usual.. Island life, if you live there you just clean up and start again!

We'll stay here until next Tuesday when we'll continue north to Spring Branch, just outside San Antonio.  We stayed there last year.

All is right in our world