Monday, March 30, 2009

Now There Are Two

Everyone but us and the Kendalls have left Kerrville, and we are both leaving Wednesday. Today we spent stocking up on Opa's sausage and cheese and butter from the Amish market, had to put off till tomorrow Bar-B-Q from Billies, because they are closed on Mondays. We probable could eat for a month of what we have stockpiled, it is like they don't have stores any place we are going. We will be going through Roswell, New Mexico, where we actually lived for a few years way back when. Came there from Orlando, and at the time I truly did not know there was a place that desolate this side of the moon. From there we will be making our way to Albuquerque for the rally. Want to go very slowly as the weather does not seem to be getting any warmer up north.

Life is good, the wind has died down, the sun is shining....WOW

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Out of sight but not forgotten

I was so busy stealing my last blog from Deb, that I forgot to mention some of our dear friends, Sandy and Gary Turzak, from California who stopped by Kerrville for a too short a visit. It was so good to see them, it has been almost 2 years since we have been back to California. Miss all the great friends that we have back there, and it seems like we are in a different place now. Our friends are scattered all over the states, which is great. Just that everyone is mobile and on the move. Love what we are doing, but there are times you miss the ole life too. Guess that why memories are so great. And that is what we are doing now, building memories.

Sandy in Luckenbach

Tonight the "three musketeers" (Rod & Deb, Nolan & Donna & Chuck and I,-- looks like SIX to most people I"m sure) went back to the 11th Street Bar in Bandera. Which is the cowboy capitol of the world and biker friendly. Bring your own steaks and booze, no clean-up, works for me. Not nearly as crowded as two weeks ago. We met Jimmie and Ester who are in the area for a few more days, we will not be seeing them again as we are going in different directions in a few days.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Luckenbach, 11th Street Bar, Thanksgiving, & Byes

I know it's time for an update. We've been in Kerrville for almost three weeks and I've only updated once. We've just been so busy with all the people who are here. Some of our friends have already left and we sure do miss them but I know they're having a good time wherever they are. In fact, next week we're going to invade Bob & Molly's campground for a visit. They left us 10days ago to join their group of friends down the road in Boerne. Keith & Donna left two weeks ago as did Jim & Ellie and Glenn & Sylvia. If you click on any of those names you can read their versions of the time we've been having. Some people update every single day but not me. I
try for once a week, but since we have been here my air card is not pulling in the signal that I need to get on the Internet, so it is make do. Lots of this post is stolen from Deb. Well, we are almost the only ones left and she has been posting and basically doing the same thing as us, works for me......
Last Wednesday we to dinner with Rod & Deb in Bandera. There's this place called the 11th Street Cowboy Bar. On Wednesdays you bring your own meat to grill and pay $4 for your sides. Sounded like fun and and we met up with some of the people that we had met in Mission this winter. Great seeing them again. The Bar was a kick, loud and full. Tacked to the ceiling there were bras, all colors, all sizes, thankfully there were no takers hanging theirs while we were there.

Well we are into week three now, most of our friends have left us here in Kerrville. The only ones left are Rod and Deb, Donna & Nolan and us. We sure do miss everybody but we've been having a good time anyway. Other than a big part of the second week here when it was colder than cold and lots of rain, which they really needed here, the weather has been great. Not as warm as it was down south though.
Thursday we loaded up the truck with Rod and Deb, chairs, food and jackets for our trip down to Boerne to have Thanksgiving dinner with Bob & Molly. They are with a group of people who are all members of the Escapees RV Club , class of 07. Since that also includes us we became official members too! Bob deep fried 3 whole turkeys and 8 turkey "boobs" (as Molly calls them). Boy were they tasty. Of course all the Thanksgiving sides were there too. It was lots of fun, and we met 2 couples that will be going to the rally on Albuquerque
Around noon all six of us piled into the truck and headed for Luckenbach where we were meeting up with Bob & Molly for the day. Luckenbach is just a tiny little town that was made famous by Willie Nelson singing about it. Well, yesterday they were having a "festival". They were celebrating the return of the "MUD DAUBER". Why they would celebrate the return of a wasp I have no idea. The town consists of a dance hall, a general store with the post office and a bar. The parking lot is bigger than the town. LOL The sign says population 3 but the guy in the store said it's really only 1 now. Still there were a heck of a lot of people there yesterday. From there we were off to find the fastest armadillo in Texas. This is a fellow, named Monroe, who is one of the happiest people you will ever meet. Loves what he does and it definitely shows. He uses a dermal tool on marble and glass. Of course we were ready as we brought our own beer bottles for him to do up. He can write your names, date, Luckenbach and sketch an armadillo in less than 30 second. As it happened he was not in his shop, although the doors are open, want something, put your money in the jug. Thank you very much! But we did find him at a monthly flea market, and everyone was happy. Lots of great stuff at the market, good thing we are down sizing, but there were a few things that just had to be loaded up as gifts for some important people. From there is was off to dinner at Auslander in Fredrickburg, and it was fabulous. Next it was time to say good by to Bob & Molly. They are heading off for some time on the coast, but think that our travels will cross again come September. Looking forward to it. We so enjoy the time we spend with them.
That brings me to today, Sunday the 22nd. SHM (sweet husband of mine) and I went to Gibsons in Kerrville. It is a store like no other, they have everything that was ever made. We spent almost 2 hours in there just wandering through the entire store, and found more than a few things that I could not live with out. One of which was a pink flamingo with 8 outfits. Tell me that you are not jealous. Hey that is it for the day, week, and then some. Will post pictures when my connection is better, right now can not do.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Wonderful Sister and Friend

Evelyn Yeakley, Chuck's wonderful sister has gone to be with her eldest daughter and sisters. We will miss her, but know the welcome she received on the other side was a wonderful joyous celebration.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What, where and when?

Like in where are we meeting next, what are the food plans and when. Yep, that has been our life the last week. We have had potlucks, appetizers dinners, baked potato smorgy, breakfast in a bag, plus there have been a few meals away from the park. I believe we have discovered eating is what we all do best!

These pictures need to be enlarged to see the detail. And it is all in the detail.
A great German Restaurant
Fredricksburg is a small German town near here, there are lots of cute shops and a wonderful place that makes sausage. We descended on it, like we were doing a swarm, luckily we had eaten before hand or we all might have just bought them out. I did find a ballerina bunny for our greatgrandaughter for her Easter basket that is absolutely precious.
Chuck has played golf once since we have been here and thought it was a pretty good course. Most days though he has been on the putting green here with Kevin. They have been up and down all week. Next week we are trying Lady Bird Johnsons course. We have friends from California coming and they want to play once, so checking the courses out.

Bob, Molly & Chuck

It has been great getting to know all these great people better. Sure that our paths will cross again.

Now this is a TRUCK!

And they take it to Wal-Mart.

Stonehedge, Texas

Still have the ole Texas wind, but dang life is good.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

There Goes Febuary!

Yep, it is in the rear view mirror. The past week seemed to fly, had to do Mexico one more time. Seems funny being as the first two months we were here did not go at all. Just did not want to take a chance, but once we tried it felt comfortable there, even though the soldiers were ever where. But so were the Winter Texans. The day before we hit the road it was sooooo hot, but just for the one day. There were so many people at the pools they were doing the "everyone under 60 OUT. Got to look out for the old folks. LOL Actually it was more like floating daiquiris watermelons, which were good! Better than good. Saying good by to all the new friends that we met was a downer, but sure that we will cross paths somewhere in the future.

Leaving Mission we faced a head wind, but not for too long. Been a long time since we were on the road, felt a little strange, but we had Willie singing full blast, and we in the travel mood real quick. And we were no alone, lots of RV's going north, but there were a few heading south.
Arrived at the Buckhorn Lake Resort, and there was this gathering just waiting. It was great seeing all those familiar faces. We did the set up hit and miss, so yesterday got to do it over again, we were really off on being level, but now all is right with our world. But there will be no complaining about the heat here, got up yesterday and the warmest place in this RV was "IN" the refrigerator. We don't like to sleep with the heat on so it was cold. The first night we went to a Mexican restaurant that was some of the best mex food I have eaten. Last night we had a bean feast, just our group, in the club house. As usual our lives revolve around food. Love it! No pictures, unless I steal some.
Life is good, windy, but we can go with the flow.