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wild horses. . .Theodore Roosevelt NP - North Dakota

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Our Rig is FOR SALE

Stuck at Daddy's in Spurger
You read it right. . .today we are officially putting our truck and fifth wheel up FOR SALE!

If you know anyone who is looking for a great deal. . .all the pics and information
can be found here:  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ARE FOR SALE

WHY?  you ask. . .
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well. . .here’s the reason. . .and of course you know they
never want to give you diddly on a trade in. . .
so we’re gonna try our hand at selling our rig ourselves. . .uggghhhh!

Wish us luck. . .oh, and a few prayers would not go amiss. . .

Til next time,
Janice

Monday, November 26, 2012

Leaves, Leaves and More Leaves

Dave raked leaves for the last two days. . .

never fear, I was busy doing other stuff. . .like cooking his dinner. . .ha ha

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scooping up the piles with the front end loader

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a little assistance

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completely filled the trailer and tied a tarp over it. . .

Ranger Dan will come and carry it away tomorrow. . .

 

All that exercise and fresh air. . .and a fabulous view. . .awesome!

Since there’s nothing exciting to tell you, I’ll share a few pics. . .

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an unusual spider web or something. . .

(have no idea what creature created this) that we saw

while picking up trash one day this week. . .

Pelicans at Lake Fort Parker, Fort Parker State Park

a pod of white pelicans. . .we are on their migratory route from Canada. . .

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a great blue heron. . .

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this little devil of a kingfisher. . .he is so fast,

I still haven’t gotten a good shot of him. . .

but I shall prevail. . .eventually!

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Mr Mischevious. . .I’m sure he can’t wait for me to put out my birdfeeders

the view from inside the rig Saturday Morning - Birds, Pelicans, Fort Parker State Park, Lake Fort Parker

our view from the rig early Saturday morning. . .

Blue Heron and White Egret

and of course. . .my current favorite. . .

 

Until next time,

Janice

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Busy Busy Holiday Weekend in the Volunteer World

Wow. . .it’s been busy around here. . .

The Thanksgiving Day group totaled about 75. . .as did the group on Saturday. . .

waiting for today’s crew to show.

They’ve all done a marvelous job of cleaning up. . .
so all we need to do afterwards is swab out the bathrooms. . .
clean little hand prints, and nose prints off the glass. . .

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Time

We are well into our second week in our volunteer position. . .
and all is well. . .we take care of the activities center.

Three big groups coming in for the holiday weekend. 
We’re all set for the group that will arrive tomorrow. . .
when they get done, we’ll set up for the next group
coming in on Saturday. . .and then a different group on Sunday. . .

All the folks have just been great. . .clean up, and pick up after themselves. . .absolutely wonderful. . .let’s hope that trend holds!

We wish you all a wonderful, thanks filled holiday with family and friends. . .
Happy Thanksgiving 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Is What My Life Has Come To

This is not a complaint at all. . .it’s just that it’s sort of fall/winter in Texas. . .you know ~ the leaves are kinda falling. . .but we don’t have the overwhelming, magnificent fall colors of other places.  It’s still pretty. . .but everything has slowed down. . .

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dreary, Drippy Weather

Ughhh. . .I’m pretty sure the weather system we were expecting on Sunday pretty much caught up with us last night and today. . .a wee bit cool. . .but mostly just gray and dreary. . .a very good day to stay inside and do nothing. . .so after meeting with the Park Manager this morning for a list of assignments. . .that’s exactly what I did. . .
Dave left to teach a class. . .I cocooned. . .
Well. . .I did work on one little project. . .
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the bedroom TV has always been a complete nuisance sitting on top of this bureau. . .it always hung off the edges. . .it needed to be fastened and strapped down on travel days. . .and heaven forbid we should actually need to use that emergency exit window located beside it. . .
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so. . .a couple of weeks ago (when Dave was also gone to teach a class) I moved it.
Removing a drawer and doors from this chest made the perfect space for it to go. . .it’s all self contained. . .doesn’t need to have anything done to it on moving day. . .and is completely out of the way!  Yaa. . .my project for tomorrow is to paint the inside of this cabinet black, which will allow all of this to blend in. . .black paint is my friend!
Remodeling in the Bedroom
We added the drawer and cabinet to the top of the bureau. . .can’t have one inch of storage going to waste. . .so once I realign the drawer, add one more little piece of trim and stain the bottom doors to match, that project will be complete. . .
Fort Parker Lake - Mexia TX - a day on the lake
maybe the sun will be back out soon. . .and we can get back to the important stuff. . .like fishing!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fort Parker State Park is ALL THAT. . .and more!

Ed and Debi Hurlburt - Thousand Trails - Lake Conroe
awwww. . .Debi and Ed had to pack up and go home yesterday. . .too bad! 
We sure did enjoy their visit. . .and all the great eats. . .Debi cooked us breakfast and dinner. . .
now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. . .
Fort Parker State Park
We packed up bright and early this morning. . .(read 8:30. . .hello!)
to try and beat a severe storm system predicted for Central Texas. . .
I guess our plan worked. . .we arrived and got all set up in this
beautiful volunteer spot at Fort Parker State Park – Mexia TX. . .
seriously. . .this is why we do it. . .
we could never afford this view for two months. . .

We will have lots, and lots more to show you. . .

Janice

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Full Time RV Travel–Texas Does So Have Fall Colors. . .

Fall Colors, Lake Conroe, Thousand Trails

even if it is just silly old chinaberry trees. . .it still counts. . .right?  LOL. . .I rode my bike about a mile down the road from the park, just to photograph this patch. . .gotta have proof!

 

Dave, Ed & Debi Hurlburt, Judy & Jerry McCurry

Our RV friends Ed and Debi brought their beautiful, new to them coach over to the Thousand Trails Park to spend a few days. . .everyone is sitting around having homemade pumpkin pie with praline topping, created by Judy  and Jerry. . .delicious. . .and coconut cream pie. . .created by Marie Callendar.  . . .the pie stuffing is going on after we’d already all had grilled burgers and fries. . .uggghhhhh. . .I need to go on another bike ride!

 

Dave and I have accepted a volunteer assignment at Fort Parker State Park. . .so we will be headed that direction soon. . .probably Sunday.  Looking forward to volunteering with fellow Workampers, Judy and Dick whom we met in Colorado. . .more about that later. . .see you down the road.

 

Janice

 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Life Goes On

Moving right along. . .this week has already flown by.

Dave taught at A&M Fire School for two days. . .arrived home Thursday evening.

I worked on projects. . .I always have a project. . .always!

 

Friday afternoon we met RV friends, Debi and Ed Hurburt,

in Conroe at El Bosque Mexican Restaurant for a late lunch. . .

Ed said he doesn’t really like Mexican Food. . .

but he made the sacrifice for the three of us. . .thanks Ed. . .

 

By the time we made it back from lunch, Amazon Prime. . .via UPS had delivered Dave’s bike. . .

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so he got it put together, and we rode down to the dock. . .the lake looks so much better!

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We made a quick drive over to College Station Saturday morning to see the

youngest grand, and her daddy. . .made me so happy!

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my baby girl in action. . .braces. . .mouthpiece and all. . .

a ball took a nasty hop, and popped her pretty good

right on the collarbone. . .

she’ll be happy she has that mouthpiece in

if it hops a little higher. . .

 

I appreciated the officials putting safety first, and getting the girls

off the field due to lightning in the area. . .

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and even more appreciative, when, about twenty minutes out of CS

we encountered this nasty thunderstorm. . .

 

Safely home. . .working on ANOTHER project today. . .

I’ll post before and after pics, as soon as I get it painted. . .

 

Later,

Janice

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