Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Arrival San Antonio and Meeting with Friends Gloria & Jim

26-27 September 2019

Our drive from Georgetown to San Antonio via IH35 which is normally 90 minutes took 2 1/2 hours with a brief stop at Buc-ees for  breakfast burrito and coffee.

Buc-ees New Braunfels


This is our 8th time to camp at Ft Sam Houston and only $440 for the month with full hookups and concrete pads. The campground overlooks BAMC Medical complex.

Site 74

Campground

Evening Sunset


 As I was walking to laundry, was surprised to run into Jim and Gloria who are only here a few days. We first met them at McChord AFB in 2015. Along the way we have met at Travis AFB in 2015, again at McChord in 2016, Shields Navy in Gulfport in 2016, Whidbey Island Cliffside NAS in 2016 and Nellis AFB in 2017. They winter in Florida near family in Bradenton. Hopefully, we can meet up again when we go Florida in 2020.

John, Jim and Gloria


The Four of Us


We always enjoy our visits with them. Thank you for being such good and interesting friends.

27 September 2019

Tonight we all went to dinner at Cracker Barrel which is only 5 minutes away on the IH 35 frontage road. Came back and visited comparing tasks done to our motorhomes and problems along the way. Jim recommended a very good place in Centralia WA to have service done and you can camp there..Brazel RV. Also a place in Florida to have the fogged windows serviced called Suncoast Design in Hudson, FL. We plan to stop at both places this next trip.

Safe travels dear friends..until we meet again..keep in touch.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Family Visit in Round Rock,TX

21 September 2019

A short drive to Georgetown..155 miles with a stop, of course at Buckee's for gas. A funny thing happened..John got out of Motorhome to check on pump, got in and asked me to guide him. As he moved up, a guy came running over and thought the RV was moving forward without a driver..he did not see John get back in. Our ha ha moment today.

We are at the Berry Springs RV park off the frontage road and Market on the east side. This is 3rd park in this area we have stayed since our travels. It is OK..seems to have fulltime residents..some pullthurs. We are in a backin. Laundry needs some attention and no amenities except for clubroom. This is better than previous parks. Weather is hot and humid.

Berry Springs RV#129

View of part of Campground


After settling in, Liz and her sweet dog Zorro stopped by for visit and we went to dinner at McAlister's. Tomorrow we will all meet at Chris and Dave's in Round Rock for dinner. 4 Grandsons will be there, also. First time since December 2017 we have seen them.

22 September 2019

It was so nice seeing the family again. Grandsons have grown and matured and going to school and working  parttime.

With Grandsons Michael,Ryan,Cameron & Jack

Family Gathering

Dave, Chris, Jack & Cameraon

Levi and Katie (Dave & Chris dogs)

John with Daughters and Zorro (Liz Dog)

Liz and Grandsons Ryan & Michael


Ordered dinner from Chuy's instead of going out. The dogs Levi and Katie have mellowed and love to be petted. Think they would make good RV dogs. Chris and Dave work for Dell.

23 September 2019

Went to breakfast with Liz at Monument's and then walked around the Georgetown Square. Can't believe all the times we have visited the area we never went into Georgetown. Southwestern University, the oldest in Texas, is here. Many old buildings around the Square that have been repurposed and remodeled, the County Seat Courthouse is very impressive. There are also many Victorian homes. Maybe be can go back before we leave on Thursday to get more pictures. We met Chris for lunch at Chick Fil-A .
Williamson County Courthouse

Downtown Georgtown

Beautiful Victorian Home

Old Masonic Building

Another View of Square

By the Sign


24 September 2019

Chris came by for a visit after work and we went to McAlister's for dinner. It was so hot today that John and I stayed in the air conditioned I-Home.

25 September 2019

Chris picked us up and we met Liz and Dave at the Oasis, our favorite treat for dining in Austin. Had I known how bad the traffic was, would have suggested a closer restaurant. Thank goodness Chris drove. When we lived in Austin back in the 80's it was a nice drive in less than 30 minutes. Can't believe how the Austin area has grown..toll roads, new highways and horrible traffic..took us 90 minutes to get from Georgetown to the restaurant. Anyway we had a nice visit and John and I each bought a T-shirt. If you ever are in the area, please stop for lunch or dinner. Stroll around the complex and view the artwork and sculptures. The restaurant overlooks Lake Travis and is tiered.

Oasis

Lake Travis

Oasis

Another View of Lake

Entrance to Restaurant

Liz, Dave & Chris

With Liz
One of Many Sc


Tomorrow we depart for Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, our 8th visit--only 100 miles down the IH35.

This has been a good visit and enjoyed spending time with the girls,Dave and grandsons. So blessed and proud of our family.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Arrival Sanger,TX-Wagon Master RV Park

19-20 September 2019

Leaving Tinker AFB got photo of campground, AWAC and Blue Heron.

AWAC

BLUE HERON

Tinker AFB FamCamp


 Our drive to Sanger TX via IH35 was 155 miles and our home for the next 2 nights, Wagon Master RV located 1 miles west on FM455 exit 478. Must say we chose a very nice, friendly and well maintained RV Park. Large pull thrus on some sites with full hookups. The park also features an Alpaca farm and feeding is at 500PM. When John hooked up the water he noticed some visitors..2 hoppy toads. They seemed to be comfortable so he let them be. The laundry and bath house very clean and spacious with a club room attached. The swimming pool also seemed well maintained. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you owners for a short, but nice stay.

Photo of Wagon Master


Bathhouse,Laundry & Club Room

Pool


Hoppy Toads

Our Site

Office


According to plan went down to the office for the 5PM feeding where I met Chelsey and Darrel, Owners and Operators of the park who escorted me to the feeding area. They have 9 Alpacas..2 male and 7 females. Alpacas have a gestation period of around 1 year. They are so soft and no they did not spit..very friendly. Once a year they shear them and spin the fur for yarn which they sell in the office. If I were still knitting would have made a purchase.





Gus, the keeper of the alpacas



Also in the office were two painted rocks that had been donated. I am amazed at the artistic ability to do such intricate work and so realistic. Must really have a steady hand and be very talented.

Painted Rocks


Upon the recommendation of Chelsey, on Friday we went to dinner at Babe's in Sanger noted for their family style fried chicken dinners. The restaurant is located in a historic building built in 1898 and housed a hardware store. A generous plate of friend chicken, green beans, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy and salad were delicious topped off with dessert which we took home along with 3 remaining pieces of chicken. Babe's has several locations in the area, so stop by if you are close.

Babe's

Babe's






Tomorrow we leave for Georgetown,TX to visit with family for 5 nights.