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Since we are still outside Dallas, there aren’t any scenery pics so l thought I would show pic of the inside of our 5th wheel.

This is what it looks like when we bring the slides in to travel

It’s definitely a one person kitchen

We are very happy with it & have decided that we like small houses.

We had a good week spending family time, we saw a few movies, & more dr appts. We are ready to move on next week & are looking forward to finding cooler temperatures!!!

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On Sunday we moved to Lake Livingston state park which is considered part of the Piney Woods region in Texas. It was so nice be in the pine trees. Our site was again very private with a beautiful view

This would be a great place if you had a boat.

One morning we took a walk to the duck pond

Going in! We got abound 20 ft in & stopped to read this sign when the mosquitoes swarmed!

After a trip back to the truck & a shower of Deep Woods Off we started again. The whole trip is about a mile long & is on an above ground boardwalk.

The main reason we went this way was to stop in the town of Livingston to check out the Escapee corporate site which is where we have our mail delivered. We paid them a fee & in return they gave us an address. When mail comes in,they scan the envelope & email it to us. We decide if they should open it & scan the contents, toss it or send it to us somewhere down the road. We can ask camp parks that we have future reservations at if they will accept a mail package for us & if not we can call a town’s post office & get instructions for general delivery. As you can imagine we are trying to switch to online bill paying & notifications as much as possible.

On Tuesday we packed up & headed near Dallas. We are currently at Collin park Marina,again with a great view from our windows

Most of this week was filled with doctor &dentist appointments. Just a FYI for those that have asked. It has been 15 months since I fractured my humerus & the bones have still not all healed, & the muscle damage will probably not get better. It is a big bitter pill that I am trying to swallow. I will see the doctor again in 4 months & in the mean time will continue with the bone stimulator & am looking into herbal remedies. Enough about that!!!

Friday night we welcomed Julie,Phil, & the boys to see our new home on wheels,have a cookout & do a little fishing & a few shenanigans with Seth & grandpa.

Alex didn’t have an early Saturday game so he became our first overnight guest. Gracie was happy!!

He even got in a little early morning fishing with Grandpa.

It is so good to be back around family.

After Seth’s game, Jeff went to a crawfish boil at his old office. So fun!

We finished the week with the kids seeing the Avengers, having a cookout. Have a great week!

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We arrived at McKinney State Park on Sunday afternoon & had to wait in line to check in. It is on the southeast side of Austin & very popular with locals for day use.

We had another very nice,private site but it was water & electric only. Luckily we were across from the restrooms which made it very convenient for showers.

We hiked the Upper Falls

The LowerFalls

The Rock shelter & Old BaldykOne day Jeff hiked alone to the McKinney homestead & gristmillIt’s Austin so that means FOOD! Unfortunately there is so much traffic,the parking is limited & our truck is SO big, we were unable to get into the food truck parks. We were able to go to one of our favorite Phoenix happy hour spots ,

Z – Tejas for the catfish beignets & shrimp tostadas & they were as good as we remembered. When we walked out the valet said ,I know you, you have the big rig. Ha!

We also went to the original Chuy’sWe also went to an Austin favorite, The Hula Hut for a beautiful sunset dinner on Lake Austin I think I should call this blog “Bonnie & Jeff eat their way across America”

On Friday we moved to Bryan Tx which is next to College Station. You can definitely tell we are in Aggieland. We are staying at Hidden Creek RV Park which is very new & very nice with a lot of amenities. I bet it is hopping on football weekends. They sell this “SHIT” in their camp storeMy spice allotment is full or I might have bought a few of these.

On to the next adventures!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

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We left the beautiful Garner state park and made the 4 Hour drive down to the coast to Port LaVaca. We set up in a private RV park called Texas Lakeside RV Park. After a week in the woods it seems like a resort.

A2478F96-BBCF-4131-94EB-D3D6871CAE2E I think it is a big draw for snowbirds and is fairly new , and has a nice pool, spa, weight room, laundry & a large community room. It also had cable and Wi-Fi. After we checked in, we drove to nearby Magnolia Beach where there is free beach camping. Beautiful but we aren’t quite prepared for no hook ups yet ……

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On Saturday we heard about Port O’Connor‘s annual crawfish fest and we were in! It is held on the beach with bands playing all day.

963CEE5B-D7A4-405B-B80C-E6BBFB1A0331 We bought the People’s choice tickets which allowed us to sample crawfish from about 30 vendors comprised of local families, organizations, & just about any type of group you could think of.

F578FFC2-7EAB-4960-9EE0-A7B4179B4571Each of us were given five tokens to place in the booths that you thought were exceptional. Oh how those vendors wanted our tokens. Beer was for sale at the park but some of them tried  to bribe us with free shots, free beers, and bloody Mary’s. Hey – I can be bribed.

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48EC8715-052A-4515-9B82-58293B97B29DAt the end of the day the place with the most coins wins the trophy. It was so much fun but we couldn’t eat enough to sample all of the booths but we Definitely gave it a good try.

 On Sunday we met up with some old friends from as far back as junior high. I love it when you meet up with someone you haven’t seen in years and it’s like you never skipped a beat. They have lived here for 40 years and were very gracious to show us around. Tim has been a tug boat captain & had so many great stories to tell.

AA612A8F-2D1F-4C0F-8E7B-225F91FF09BB It was very sad to see how devastated some of the homes and businesses are due to hurricane Harvey. Evidently the insurance companies are slow to reimburse & there is a shortage of workers. One day we went to the town of Port Aransas for a wonderful lunch on the gulf . It was so cool that all of a sudden the road stops you drive straight on to the ferry, cross the bay and drive off onto the road. Along this area we saw three oil rigs in for repair. They are huge!

50C3CC27-E58D-411B-99C9-A34795034186 39294F95-C5C2-4B1F-98EF-8A19937CDD2COn our last night Sue cooked us a fabulous shrimp dinner. They are so lucky to live at the beach. I think I ate seafood at every meal and brought some fresh shrimp with me to put in my freezer. 

Our next stop was back along the Guadalupe River at the River Shade RV Park in Seguin Texas. It is another private park and I could definitely spend some time here again. It was so beautiful to be right on the river.

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We found this great converted power plant across from where we were camping. It is a restaurant, brewery, with a patio that overlooks the river and you can tube the river from here.

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8BA995BD-60C9-45CD-B76F-551A1CA9AEDCit was a great week but now onto the next adventure. Thanks for coming along!