Waco

After leaving San Antonio we drove to Waco, Texas. We stayed at North Crest RV Park.  A very nice, quiet campground, with a super owner,  Mark.  He checked you in,  gave you a site where your satellite would work and even helped you park.  We liked it so much, we stayed 2 days.

I had always wanted to visit Magnolia Farms, the home of Chip and Joanna Gaines from the TV show.  So we got up early and drove into downtown Waco to see what it was like.  It is a very touristy property.  The stores reminded me of being in a Williams and Sonoma, and the prices were about the same.  The only thing we bought were 2 cupcakes, from the Bakery.  They were very good – mine was a lemon lavendar and John’s was crusted coconut.

From Waco, we drove directly to Motorhomes of Texas, in Nacogdouches, Texas, to have service done on our rig.  We got here Friday and are able to stay free.  Our service appointment is Monday and since Sunday is Easter, we got here early to get settled.

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Continuing visit in San Antonio

We spent every day with Cookie and Frank at their nice house in San Antonio.  They have been our best friends for 10+ years and we have missed them since they moved to Texas.

While in San Antonio we stayed at a campground that Cookie found for us.  We stayed there one week.  It was Green Tree Village.

The last night in San Antonio we went out with Cookie, Frank, Lance and Melissa, friends of their’s from the place they live.  Lance is a retired Police officer from VA so he and John had lots of stores to compare.

IMG_0784This was our favorite Mexican Restaurant, Taqueria Lago De Chapala Jalisco; we ate there 3 times.  We even had breakfast there the last day, with Cookie and Frank, as we left San Antonio.

Next stop. Waco, Texas.

San Antonio, Texas

We arrived in San Antonio on April 10, 2019, for a week.  We have been spending time with our friends, Cookie and Frank, who used to live in Murrietta, CA but moved to Texas 9 months ago.

On Saturday they took us to the world famous Buc-ees!  What an experience.  It has 50 gas filling tanks and is huge.  Buc-ees was started in Texas in the 1990’s and has 40 establishments in Texas and is expanding into Alabama.

After visiting Buc-ees we went to Black’s Family Barbeque in New Braunfels.  We had eaten at Black’s 10 years ago when it was in Luling, but they opened a new one here so decided to try it.  It was as good as we remembered.

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Kerrville-Schreiner Park

We stayed at this park for 3 days before heading to San Antonio.  The campground was very quiet and nice sized camping sites.  The first pictures were from Site 205 and then we moved to Site 209

 

2019-04-09 13.26.47This recreational area is on the Guadalupe River in Kerrville.  It was originally a Texas State park developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935 and 1937, and the state transferred the park to the City of Kerrville in 2004.  While there we drove into Kerrville, which is a nice sized city, and to Comfort, which is a very small town.

Next stop, San Antonio to visit friends, Cookie and Frank, who moved here from Murrietta, CA. 10 months ago.

Travels through Texas

Leaving Junction we traveled through Eden and Brady on our way to Llano.  Basically we are following the Hill Country Trail.  In Llano we stayed at the Riverway RV Park for 4 days and drove around the area, also to Marble Falls, Georgetown,  and Kingsland .  Driving around we saw the beautiful wildflowers all along the roads.

IMG_0752When in Llano we ate at Inman Barbeque, which is famous for the turkey sausage.  Several nights later we ate at Coopers Barbeque, where we had eaten 10 years ago when we traveled the Barbeque Trail in Texas.

From Llano we headed to Black Rock Park, on Lake Buchanan.  This was another scenic, quiet park.  We stayed there 2 nights.  Again we drove around the the other side of Lake Buchanan.

From Lake Buchanan, we traveled to Blanco State Park, in Blanco, Texas.  This is a very nice park, with lots of trees.  We stayed there 2 nights.  Then, because on weekends it is impossible to find a campsite, we went back to Llano and the Riverway RV Park.  They had a cancellation so we were able to stay there Friday and Saturday nights.

The next morning we left for Kerrville, where we are staying at the Kerrville-Schreiner City Park for 3 days.  I will post pictures on my next blog entry.

 

Jojoba Hills and Beyond

We left Jojoba Hills on March 12 for a 7 month trip.  Our first stop was the Escapade in Tucson, Arizona, where we served on staff.  We were the lead Customer Service crew, and with another couple, checked in latecomers, people who were not registered, and those that wanted to come in earlier than they paid for.  We had a great time there and saw lots of friends from previous years, and many Jojobians.  We left there on March 23, and spent the first night at Dream Catcher, the Escapee park in Deming, NM.

From there we traveled to Van Horn, Texas, and stayed at  Desert Willow RV Park, which was a Passport America park.  It was OK; nothing great.  Leaving there, John noticed some wear on one of our tires, so we headed Freightliner, in El Paso, to have the tires rotated.  It was late in the day when they finished,  so headed back to Desert Willow RV Park for the night..

The next morning we headed out for Ft. Stockton, Texas.  We stayed in a really nice campground called Ft. Stockton Hilltop RV.  Very clean and quiet, with great views.

From Ft. Stockton we traveled to Junction City to a city park that we had stayed in 10 years ago.  They had major flooding several months ago and you couldn’t get near the water.    This was a free campsite, though, and very quiet even thought there were several rigs there. An RV park across the river was completely washed out from the floods.  I have a picture of what our site looked like.

 

Ten years ago you could walk right down to the water.

Not many pictures on this post but I promise to get better.

Life at Jojoba Hills after broken hip

It took us 8 days to return to Jojoba Hills after my hip break because we had to stop every hour for me to walk around.  But we finally got back and I am getting ready to end my third year as President of the Board here.  Next Thursday, Februaty 7, I will be finishing my three year term.

In the middle of March we will head out for a 7 month trip.  I will start posting and pictures from that trip.