Xtreme Paint and Graphics

We left Motorhomes of Texas on Monday and drove to Xtreme Paint and Graphics, which is still in Nacogdoches.  We had a place on our bedroom slide that was delaminating so went there to get it fixed.  Here is a picture of the first step – start filling with fiberglass.

The next step is to cover the new fiberglass with primer.

IMG_0813After this prep they wrap the whole area with plastic and start the paint process, which is many steps.

IMG_0815We had intended to be here in Nacogdoches for one week but when we had to get this area fixed so the week led into two weeks and we hope to leave after this weekend.

Xtreme Paint and Graphics works hand in hand with Foretravel and Motorhomes of Texas.  It is an amazing paint shop that takes so much time on each job.

The painter finished his cutting in and painting on Thursday evening.  We then spent the night in the paint building.  The next morning the painter buffed out the area and the slide was a perfect match in design and color.  I can’t say enough about the quality of work done by these guys.  They work on all kinds of motor vehicles, from repairs to full repaint.  Right now they have a King Aire and the owner wants their trailer painted just like the King Aire.

Now we are back at Motorhomes of Texas to have them check a small leak and with any luck we will be heading through Louisiana on Monday, towards Natchez Trace Trail.

 

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Nacogdoches, Texas

From Waco we drove directly to Nacogdoches where we were going to get service on our Foretravel at Motorhomes of Texas.  We arrived the Friday before Easter and pulled into their camping area.  Our service appointment was the Monday after Easter.  Since the rig has been in the shop from morning to late afternoon, we waited in their very nice waiting room and visited with other owners. Each day we had to buy lunch so we went to Chick-fil-a twice, Newks, CC’s Smokehouse – all very good.

On Easter Sunday we drove around the town and went out to Lake Nacogdoches.  It’s shoreline is hard to get to since there are all privately owned homes along it.

On Saturday, we were told about a barbeque competition that was set up as a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club.  So we went over to check it out.  The cost was $10 a person and that included all the water you want, 3 beers/wine coolers, and ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage from at least 30 participants, who represented different businesses in the area.  It was great fun and we met a lot of nice people.

Since I don’t drink beer, I tried one of their wine cocktails.  This was one I had never heard of but it was really good on a hot day.  It was called Rita’s Rose Spritz – White Peach.  It is new from Anheuser Busch.

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On Sunday we went to lunch at this really cool place in downtown Nacogdoches – Clear Springs Restaurant.  Both of us had their “world famous onion rings” and fish and chips.  Delicious!!!!!

We have been here at Motorhomes of Texas for 9 days; tomorrow we will head over to Xtreme Paint and Graphics to get a place fixed on the exterior of the rig.

 

 

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.

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.