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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hico, TX City Campground August 30, 2017


We stayed at this nice and peaceful city park from August 30 until September 11th.  Lots of shade. $25/night for W/S/E and it was 30amp/50amp service.  And you also get free Wifi which worked for us.  Pretty awesome.  You pay in town at the city office.  The park is next to a walking/bicycle trail, which they are expanding right now.  Still working on the concrete portion.  There is a nice creek that runs around the park.  Clear water.  Very shallow right now but the water is moving and you can see fish in it.  I would have fished except I haven't a license.  I'll get one someday.  I did ride my bicycle all over the trails and through this little town.  Very nice small town.  Koffee Kup was a great restaurant.We ate there twice.  This park is used by the locals frequently.  They have a section of the park with a big concrete slab next to a stage where they do exercises and aerobics.  There is a playground close so the women let the kids play while the women exercise.  Some women just walk around the perimeter of the park while the kids play.  It is really nice to hear and see kids playing on slipper slides, swings, and climbing equipment.  Just like in the old days.  There is also no road noise because we are off the beaten path.  The only noise we hear are the squirrels dropping nuts/pecans on us during the day and owls at night.  We slept with our windows open almost every night.  Pretty amazing this time of the year.


Did have one mishap.  An old camping chair gave way to me laying me gently on the ground.  It was actually in 3 separate cracks until I was totally on the ground.  The worst part was trying to get up from that position!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Catching up with our winter pictures

We spent the winter in a very small rv park (20 sites) on the south side of New Braunfels, Texas.  We had a beautiful view of a pasture filled with ponds, a few trees, and a constant rotating of some cattle.  Some were dropping calves.  At times their bawling would fill the night with atmosphere.  We really enjoyed having the cattle around us.  We sure were out of the city.  Here are a few pictures, some taken from inside the rv looking out.




We were on a hilltop and the wind seemed to always be blowing, sometimes pretty dang hard!  We rocked and rolled all winter like we were going down the highway.  We got used to it.  At least we didn't have to deal with any flying insects.  I did get stung twice by scorpions though.  Man, those things hurt.



This was a selfie that we took inside our rv on Easter morning before we went to church.


Monday, June 19, 2017

OMGosh! We are still alive. Topeka, KS 6/19/2017

We are still full timing and still on the road.  We just got lazy about posting our blog and before we knew it, years have past.  Sorry!  Well, we are back in Topeka, Kansas for about another month then we will be off for Indiana.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Now we are in Apache Junction, Arizona

We have the sunshine that we were missing while we were in Texas last winter.


Our Montana 5th wheel with the Superstition Mountains in the background.  That's why we are here.


We are so close to the pool.


Sandy loves the pool and the swings.


We are so close to the pool!  That's us right there in our Montana and dually truck.


Clark hiked back into the desert for a closer look of the mountain.  I'm still close to our park.  I'm not even a mile away.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Back to Deer Creek Valley RV park Topeka, KS

We left Lubbock around 10:00 am and thought about staying overnight in Enid, OK, until we heard a weather report that they were due to get inch size hail in the next 18 minutes.  Believe me that motivated us to move right on down the road.  We kept ahead of the storm but since we were only 90 miles out of Topeka we decided just to overnight there.  We stopped in Deer Creek Valley RV park at 1:00 am.  We didn't hook up to anything.  We just got out of the truck and climbed into our bed in our 5th wheel without even pulling the slides out.  We were beat.  I took a few pictures the next day.







Friday, May 22, 2015

Raining in Lubbock!

It must be us.  I sometimes feel like that character in Peanuts with the cloud of dust that follows him only ours is a rain cloud!

They don't usually get a lot of rain in Lubbock and their roads aren't designed to deal with a deluge.  There is nowhere for it to go so it just stays on the streets for awhile.

Cars were driving through water up to their hoods.  We would see vehicles stalled out on the sides of the road.  Clark was at a Chinese restaurant when it started.  It came down so hard and so fast and the water rose very quickly.  It even came in where he was sitting and got his feet wet!  No lie!!!!

I was at Chad's when it started.  Later, when it all began to settle down, Clark came back and we spent the rest of the evening with Chad and Amanda.  Below, are some pictures I took on our way home.  You can see the sky still looks bad.  We also have pictures from the next day as we drove around trying to get to Chad's.  A lot of the streets were closed because they were flooded.






























There is a playground out there in the water.
People were amazed by all of the flooding and were coming out to
this area to check it out, as well as other places around the city.



We were told that those trees out in the middle normally are in the middle of a
small pond.  It is that pond that grew into this lake!



 Back in town driving around.  Still so much water on the roads.




Notice how high the water sprays up as people drive through it.



Look at that swirling water.







It has been raining here so much they have broken some records.  In fact, it has rained a good portion of the month we have been here and has stormed nearly every night this week!  I sure hope this doesn't follow us to Kansas, which is our next stop.  We will be leaving here in a few days.














Washing the RV


I could not believe how dirty our home had gotten on the trip up from Mission, Texas to Lubbock.  When we finally had some time we decided to tackle the job.  It was an all day event.  Seriously!

Here are the before and after photos.











And, of course, the truck was just as bad!






And the fun begins...



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Lulu looks on from a shady spot.




We finished the job on the RV and moved on to the truck. By the time we were finished, I was just too tired and wet to take any more pictures. But, here were two I had taken as Clark finished the first sections he worked on.  This was before I actually jumped in to help.


Before...




















After!






















Before...




















After!  You can actually see a reflection of our truck that you couldn't see before!




















Glad that job is over!