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wild horses. . .Theodore Roosevelt NP - North Dakota

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Incredible Luck–I Gotta Share


Since yesterday was our last day at Lake Conroe for a few months,

I wanted to make one more pass with the camera. . .I was really trying

to get a shot of a water moccasin that I had spotted at one of the ponds. . .

alas. . .no luck!  but. . .I did get this incredible shot


of this momma Mallard. . .she’s set her nest up right at the edge of the hot tub. . .

and then. . .the most incredible thing happened.

I had walked around to the “Bass Pond” and sat down at a picnic table. . .

because I could hear birds all in the edge of the brush, I had turned on the camera,

and was scanning with the high power lens to see if I could get a shot of one of them. . .

Lo and behold. . .this is what flew right into my view finder. . .

I just held down the button and started clicking. . .





I was thrilled. . .

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One Last Hurrah. . .

Sunday we had visitors. . .


the awesome Austin. . .and big sis Mac . . .

that would be beautiful McKensie for short

if all the grands are grown up. . .adopt the great nieces and nephews!


along with Mom and Dad.


Austin was so exhausted from swimming. . .


walking down to the lake,  playing on the swings,

and having ice cream. . .

Austin and Alyssa in the bluebonnets at Lake Conroe March 2012

I’m surprised he stayed awake long enough to get this shot. . .

Since we won’t be back in Texas ‘til October,

and since we were so close. . .

A wonderful afternoon with my two beautiful cousins, Iris and Georgia

on Monday we drove over to Cleveland to meet up with my cousins. 

I love getting together with them. . .I wish we had lived closer growing up,

I know we missed a lot of fun times.  So thankful for FB so we can stay in touch!


Today, in preparation for our trip to San Antonio tomorrow,

I’m adding magnetic latches to all the drawers and doors. . .

we’re hoping these will eliminate the need for the spring loaded

rods we’ve been using to hold the drawers closed.


and on a completely different subject. . .

this gives a whole new meaning to the term. . .

walking the dog.

The things you see in an RV park. . .LOL!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Evans Escapades: Winding Down at Lake Conroe

Yesterday, I headed out on my own for some shopping therapy. 

Since Dave was gone part of the week, he stayed home for some down time of his own. . .


As sometimes happens when we are parked in one place for a month, not much is happening. . .

so I have been going on walks to entertain myself. . .

Blackberries in Bloom - Lake Conroe Thousand Trails - March 2012

the blackberries are blooming. . .



the honeysuckle are gorgeous. . .

Duck Conversation - Lake Conroe Thousand Trails - March 2012

ducks on the lake. . .I swear they were having a conversation.

Emily - Skeet Shooting - Williford Family Reunion - Mar 2012

my awesome grand. . .note the skeet in the background. . .that’s my girl!

Williford Family Reunion - Mar 2012

Dad holding court at family reunion. . .my cousin seems amused!

and so it goes. . .heading to San Antonio next week. . .


See you down the road. . .

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Full Time RV Living–Evans Escapades–Life in the Slow Lane

Other than the thunder rumbling overhead,

and the rain pounding on the roof,

it’s been very, very quiet around here,


It’s raining so hard, water is pouring

down the side of the window,


and standing in the streets.

I certainly hope it will all drain right

into Lake Conroe. . .which is still

down about four feet.


We’ve taken advantage of some down time

to get some projects done


We got rid of Dave’s sad and pathetic desk,

and our file cabinet, which had seen a

few too many rough roads,

and replaced it with this setup

which we designed for our space.


I completely decluttered my desk,

and the entertainment center,

painted the entire background black,

which allows all of the components to blend in.

Once I get my curtains hung, it will be complete.


Speaking of decluttering,

I’ve been cleaning out cabinets,

drawers, and pantries.

Here’s my collection of stuff

that needs to be dropped

off at Goodwill on our

next trip to town.


I have almost all of our music CD’s

copied to the computer. . .


Only a few boxes of vacation videos

and pictures to go. . .


Dave only has two classes left to teach

before we head to Colorado for the summer. . .

so we’ll just enjoy the redbuds blooming.


Next weekend is our annual family reunion. . .

Should be a great time seeing all the cousins,

aunts, and uncles. . .


I know a lot of you are heading back north,

Travel safely,


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