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Friday, November 22, 2013

Evans Escapades at Lake Conroe

hey, hey, hey. . .

 

We have arrived at what we consider our

“home” park near Lake Conroe. . .

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and I can tell you for a fact. . .

it has not taken me long to get into this mode!

 

Yes indeed. . .life is good!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Evans Escapades in College Station–It Was A Football Kinda Weekend

 

I’m sure you will find it shocking that

when the Texas Aggies have a home game

Football Weekends in College Station are a wee bit crazy.

 

This is not the first time Dave’s had a class scheduled

on a football weekend. . .so we already knew the drill. . .

RV spaces are gonna be hard to come by. . .

and will be at a premium price. . .

$65 a night at the park we usually like to stay at,

and $50 a night at the one we found a little further out of town. . .yaaa!

RV Parking at the Stadium

or if you are A&M Alumni. . .you can stay at the stadium. . .

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spaces there start at $90 a night. . .what a deal!

 

Hotel rooms go for premium rates too. . .

sunday morning lineup in the RV Park

and then early Sunday Morning everyone’s hooking up. . .

football season is over. . .let the exodus begin. . .

and rates drop back to normal. . .

Truck and Trailer at the Fire Field

I dropped Dave off at the Fire Field to pick up this bad boy. . .

which they will pull for six hours to South Texas.

 

The big difference between pulling this, and pulling our fiver. . .

this is a gooseneck. . .so none of that nice air ride suspension.

 

I headed back to the nice comfort of the motor home,

and left them to their fun. . .I’ve been catching up on

miscellaneous little chores that get put off when we are in travel mode. . .

 

The most annoying one for me is that I end up with these stacks of papers. . .

seriously. . .am I the only one this happens to?

 

I guess I lay aside these wonderful pamphlets or even

pages I’ve torn out of magazines thinking I’m gonna research it. . .

and then before I know it, I have this four inch stack of stuff to go through. . .

and then I can’t possibly just chuck the entire stack,

because there might be some receipt or something I NEED in there. . .grrrrr. . .

 

so, those are the sorts of things I’ve been doing. . .

cleaning out the fridge, rearranging the freezer. . .

fun stuff . . .I can hardly wait ‘til tomorrow for it to continue. . .oh boy!

 

Oh. . .and now that I’ve cleared out the stack of papers. . .

it’s time to go pick up the mail. . .jumping for joy about that one. . .

 

Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s having this much fun. . .

 

‘til next time,

Janice and Dave

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Evans Escapades–The Reward was great in Austin

UGH!  Another drippy, rainy travel day on Wednesday. . .

but, the owner at Sunny Hill RV Park called just as

we were pulling in the driveway. . .and said,

“I know you guys are scheduled in another space,

but why don’t you go ahead and go to a premium

covered space, so you can set up out of the rain.”

Monaco - Jeep - in Austin - Liberty Hill - Sunny Hill RV Park

How fabulous is this? 

What a terrific owner. . .we thanked him profusely. . .just lovely!

and of course the reward for our travel. . .

Jaden Carl Reno - Andrea Bryan

the little man. . .Jaden Carl. . .great nephew #5. . .

they were supposed to be home by the time we got there. . .

but you know. . .things happen. . .a long, long, long labor

that ultimately resulted in C Section. . .but Mr Jaden was worth it all. . .

8lbs 11oz – 21 inches of perfection. . .what more could you ask for. . .

I know my brother. . .his Grandpa is over the moon. . .

 

and no trip to Austin would be complete without

visiting our very, very special friends. . .

Roark - Edwin Kristi

how fabulous to just sit, visit and enjoy the company of

Edwin, Kristi and the boys. . .love you guys so much!

 

Although Dave promised to not teach any classes until after the first of the year,

the minute they called wanting to know when he would be back,

and was he ready to teach. . .his answer, of course was yes. . .

so. . . Friday finds us in College Station. . .we had about an hour

from the time we pulled in, until he was scheduled at the Fire Field

to help load a trailer for travel to next weeks class in South Texas. . .

ahhh. . .he loves it so much. . .I could never deny him that enjoyment. . .

so. . .Dave’s in his element. . .

as soon as he gets back. . .I’m going to Lowe’s where I will be in my element,

searching for the new flooring for the rig. . .YES!

 

‘til next time,

Janice and Dave

 

 

 

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