Monday, December 15, 2014

Colorado River TT

We moved to Columbus....no not the one in Ohio. 
We drove around town and there are lots of historic homes and big trees in the middle of the roads.
 The courthouse.
 A pretty building.
 Our neighbors were Geary & Mary. There are lots of pecan trees in the park and we watch Mary shell her's. Bob is letting our big bag of them dry first. They are suppose to be sweeter.

 Greg and Jan White came to this park also. So had to go to dinner with them.
 Did we mention there were deer here in the park. We've seen at least 30.
Mary and Geary took us to a classic auto place.
 Then it was on to "Off the Grid" store. Ton's of "stuff" and displays.
Donna found the owner and helped her with the jig-saw puzzle.
 It was in the train room so Bob came in and played with the train set.
 Then we strolled all around the outdoor displays.







They are "off the grid" so in addition to seeing the solar panels Bob checked out their battery bank.
When we got back more friends had arrived Ken & Judy who we first met in Cottonwood's 1000 Trails park.  So it was out to dinner with them. Our last night we all went to dinner at LaGrange at a seafood restaurant. We talked so much we all had take home boxes.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lake Conroe Part 2

We had to return something at the Fry's Electronic store back in Houston.
Donna called her husband's cousin and he invited us to meet him at his restaurant.
Jim has the Santa beard. And his nephew Phil is the hairless one. :)
 One day there was a knock on our door and old friends showed up.
We went back to the Fish Pond restaurant with them a couple of times.
 Bob Hill and Bobbie Shipplet friends from the WIN's.
The tail of the Bob's went like this. Bob Hill lost the keys to his truck. The truck was unlocked. We all looked around and in the truck. No find. Then we went in and ordered our meal and went back to looking while waiting for the meal to arrived. After we had eaten Bob P drove Bobbie back to their motorhome at the park. She found a key for the MH, went in and got another set of keys for the truck. Meantime Donna and Bob H are visiting and also looking for the keys. When Bob P & Bobbie got back they were outside looking again. Bob H patted his back pocket where his wallet was and guess what he found. He had been sitting on them the whole time. That will be a memorable day.

Thanksgiving was at the clubhouse. The park provided the turkey, ham, potato, gravy and drink for $5 each. Then we were asked to bring a dessert and a dish to pass. Since Donna doesn't cook we bought a pumpkin pie and she heated up 3 cans of green beans. There was so much food. Our pie wasn't even cut so on our way out we gave it to the young men who where serving the meat etc.
While standing in line to be served we met Gary & Mary. She recognized Donna's voice and started chatting. We had first met them in Wachula, FL in 2007 and again in Cottonwood, AZ. Small world. We visited with them all afternoon.
We moved the next day to Colorado River 1000 Trails and they will be coming here on Sunday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lake Conroe, First Week

Nov. 12th we moved to Lake Conroe. 
The leaves are changing.
 Donna lived nearby before the lake. 1970-74.
We took a drive to find her house. The area is really big stores and businesses on a 4 lane road where it used to be just a small heavily forested 2 lane road. 

 The couple who bought it from her are still there. They invited us to visit them and took Donna on a tour of the inside. Changed a lot due to a flood and the rebuilding of the inside.

We went out to dinner several times with Greg & Jan. They are between us. The others were Gregg & Lynette and Arlene.
Greg is a very handy man and came to help Bob repair our electric after Donna put too much of a load on the system and virtually wiped it out.
 We took a day trip back to Livingston one day. Bob had some medications delivered at our mail service so back we went to pick it up. We geocached along the way and got 14. One was at this gun.
 One had been found back in July by our friends Swanie Jack.
 One was at this "BIG" hanging tree.
 It brought us to historic Coldspring.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rainbow's End

We headed to Livingston, TX where the longest street in the US is Rainbow Dr.
It is where our mail goes and since they have a couple of thousand customers we say it's the longest street.
We first drove the causeway/bridge across Lake Livingston.

The put on us a site where there were so many trees we couldn't watch ANY TV so we moved the 3rd day to this pretty site. Bob was on the roof replacing our air horn. We drove in circles all over town trying to find one and finally had to drive 30 miles to Cleveland to get it.
Pretty sunrise.
They had a social hour to honor all the Veteran's
We met a young couple at the ice cream social who along with there two children have just started rving. They left Charlotte, NC a few weeks back and are staying here to become residents of TX. They had a ton of questions so we invited Tom & Jamie to our home and proceeded to fill them in.
Bob worked on his honey do list. We went to town several times for shopping and meals. Same ole boring stuff, Huh!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Rain, Rain and more Rain

After our motorhome service in Waco we headed to Fort Parker State Park.
We had a beautiful waterfront site.
It rained for the entire 3 days we were there. About 2".

Saw some interesting tree formations.


Cabin fever got us out for a drive. Saw signs for a state historic site. So we went. It was basically a picnic area.


It cleared off finally and we could head to Livingston and to Rainbow's End. National headquarters for the Escapee's and our home address for our mail.