Saturday, March 26, 2011

Onion Festival, Rambling On

Last week seen us making the run to San Antonio, and once again we were lucky to get an apartment for the night on the base. We really thought we were in the lap of luxury with all the room, very nice. Other than getting Chucks hearing aids we did not do anything. Getting to know that road, from here and back again, though. At the last minute we decided that it would be fun to spend the month of May working at CARE at the Escapees park with Barb and Bob/Chuck, but they had filled the month out. So our plans as of now are leaving here the 16th of April, going to Fredericksburg for a few days, then over to the Lost Alaskan RV park, in Alpine. Spend some time there before starting north to Colorado Springs. Can’t go too soon, we have done that before and ended up in snow. Have not been to that area of Texas, and it sounds different, and about now, looking forward to something different. Sure don’t know if we will ever be able to come off the road, seems like, especially me, wants new and different scenery every few months at least. Even after Chuck retired from the Air Force, and we were in one place, hitch itch, or what ever, would hit me, and the only thing I could do then was change the furniture, and the rooms around. Chuck was afraid one day he would find the dining room in the master bath! And did I ever have fun when we remodeled! Now he is the one who watches HGTV, and all those home buying shows….lol. We did have a houseboat for 12 years, but we were locked to one lake as it was too big to be towable. But loved the summers on it. Guess we sat too long here, one of our front landing jacks seems to have given up the ship, had a mobile RV tech out and he is working on getting it fixed. Carpets will be cleaned, rig washed and waxed, and that should be about all that we need to taken care of before pulling out. Getting a little lonely here, lots of people gone already. But our site is among the park models and mobiles so it doesn’t seem so empty compared to the RV section. Although a lot of the people are gone.

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Was it the Little Shop of Horrors that had that huge plant? Well this is behind our RV, can almost seem it grow. Once it blooms it will die, but lots of little new plants will be there to claim the space. Planning on keeping a running picture log till it blooms or we leave, what ever some first.

Chuck and I were up and out early to play bridge, then we went to the Onion Festival. Starting to becoming friends with my droid phone. Did get a stylist so that really helps in getting it set up, I was spending more time deleting my mistakes than making head way, also really like the voice search. Which, got us there, pretty neat. Sure eats the battery though.

plant 004 There were 3 booths selling blooming onions, those lines were very long, but all the others seemed to be really wanting for customers. Sort of felt sorry for them, and the one next to our line was sponsored by a Lions club, and Lion Chuck, had to support them by buying a polish sausage while waiting in the blooming onion line. I was looking forward to the arts and crafts booths, but that disappointed, there were very few. Will say the blooming onion we had was absolutely wonderful. Lots of good music, fun time.

So there you have it, nothing new, but loving it, hope it goes on forever….Life is Good.

'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those that matter - don't mind... and those that mind - don't matter.'

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Erin Go Bragh!

Erin Go Bragh: Ireland Forever!

Our street float was based on this saying….well, sort of…..Erin Go Braless. Tacky you say, well that would be us! That is what the trip to the ropa’s main purpose was for…bras…

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The entire park went out for the festivities. There were games, the dangerous wheel chair races,

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First place float

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Walker was wonderful about the green wig, what a sweetie.

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The streets in the park were lined for the parade, think some people camped out the night before, but then maybe not.

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And YES, we bought new hats!


Tomorrow we are making the run to San Antonio, hopefully this is the last one.

Life is Good.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy Doing Nothing

We have been on the constant go, but seems as though we have one foot nailed to the floor, going in one big circle.  We signed up for an additional month here, just seemed easier to sit and get all the final loose ends tried up.  Which means a few more trips across the border I’m sure.  Last week we found the nicest place for pedi’s.  And the best part, they had a margarita machine going full blast.  By the time we got out of there and had lunch, which had 2fer’s, getting back across that bridge was………..eventful.  Sure glad we have a designated driver, dear sweet Chuck. 

Seen a really great movie the other night.  The Next Three Days, with Russell Crowe.  Kept you on the edge of your seat, or at least it did me.  And last night we had Melissa & Larry of “One Last Time” here at the park.  They had been putting on shows for the past 36 days straight, ours being the 36th, so they were ready for some down time I’m sure.  We are going to try and see the other show they have before we leave.

I’ve been doing a little more home cooking lately, have to make up for the rising gas prices some where, and that would be the easiest way.  Actually eating out here is not that much fun.  Have to eat so early or wait an hour for a table it is so crowded, so eating at home is okay.  And the drinks are cheaper. 

Wednesday we are decorating our float for the St. Patrick's Day parade.  Should be a fun day, lots of games and food.

May God Bless You,
'To the world you might be one person,
But to one person you just might be the world'
'May the Lord Bless you and keep you,
May the Lord Make his face shine upon you,
And give you Peace......Forever'
'Good friends are like stars...
You don't always see them, But you know they are always there.

That’s all folks……..Life is Good.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Out With the Old In With the New

Travel plans for the summer that is. We were totally undecided, and finally pulled the trigger and made a decision. We are going to the Escapees Rally. That being said everything else will be based on being in Gillette, Wyoming the end of August. We have a little over a month here yet, then the wheels will be turning. Of course it will be a slow crawl to Wyoming, lots of stops along the way.

The time seems to fly faster every week, here it is Wednesday, could it be my new Saturday? We have been busy finishing up with dentist and doctors appointments, LOL, we have managed to cram enough of them in to last the rest of the year. So far everything has checked out okay, but not because they haven’t tried their best to find something that needed fixing. We are in “rust belt era” of the golden age, you know.

Last week our park had casino night and we were all asked to dress western, for us it meant buying a cowboy hat.

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We had a great time, playing with faux money is still fun. Then at the end they had a auction where you could spend it. Had some very nice items, but people had pooled their money so the bids were out of our reach. For the last item, they had 3 small decorative bags, one of which contained 50 dollars, one, 25 dollars (real money) and one with zip. But they had to sell all 3 before you could look. Our group pooled our money and got one of the bags, and it contained ……………….NOTHING. Which was what our money was worth after the event was over so didn't feel bad. We had a fun time, and big thanks go to all the people who helped put it on, know that it took a lot of work.

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Couple of the dancehall hussies, Pat & Laverne

The big new is I got a Droid! Not sure when I will reach the stage of saying that I love it, but have a feeling that it is in the far distant future, cause right now it is all I can do to make a call, talk about being lost. Found someone who is willing to help me, just have to find the time that works for both of us to get together. Mean while I’ll dink away with it. I can do this, yes, I can!

The farewell potluck was the other day, but people are not in that big of hurry to leave, although there are a few who have left. There is a large St. Patrick's doings here, and after that the exodus will begin. I went with some of the girls to a few ropa’s looking for things to use in the parade, and it was not too bad. Take that back, had fun, would even do it again. One of the girls found a huge bunch of beautiful silk scarves, must have been over 100, probably cost her 20 cents for all. Different time, but guess you can get lucky.

Next week another trip to San Antonio, the final one to pick up Chucks hearing aids. He has a 30 days trail period with them, which is the main reason we are staying in the area an extra month. Well, that brings me to the end of this update, all is well, life is good, thanks for looking in on us.