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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 28 San Jacinto Battleground (Continued) and Day 29 - Shopping Day

On Saturday, the folks visited San Jacinto Battleground. This is the battle where Texas gained their independence from Mexico.  A monument has been built to honor those who fought.  The monument is 570 feet tall.  The folks took an elevator to the top.  Actually, it is not to the top, but close to it.


View from the top of the monument.  You can see the Battleship Texas in this photo.

The reflecting pool. Battleship is in the back on the right side.

Another view from the top.




The star is at the top of the monument.  Mama couldn't get a good picture of it, so she took a picture of a  picture that is in the museum.  You can see the windows where she took the other pictures from.

Another picture of the battleship from the top of the monument. She did a zoom on this picture.

The monument, but the top is cut off in this photo.

A faraway picture of the monument.
White Pelicans in bay
We were asked what chicken fried steak is.  Chicken fried steak is not chicken.  It is a tenderized cube steak that is battered and fried like chicken or that is Mama's understanding.  There is a place that the folks are going to try that is supposed to have the best country fried steak in Texas.  It was featured on Food Network and one of the other campers told Dad about it last week.  Country fried steak is the same as chicken fried steak, I think.

Day 29

The folks went shopping today at Camping World. They bought some spice racks to hang behind the stove.  That will free up some much needed space in the pantry. They also bought a cover to go over the window in the door.  The sun shines through the window now even though it is frosted, so we are hoping it will keep it a little cooler.  Dad bought some covers for the tires on Goldie.  It's important to keep your tires covered if they are sitting in the hot sun and not moving like ours are doing here.   They visited a few other stores, but didn't really buy much.  Camping World is an hour away, so that was two hours just in travel time.

They ate at Spring Creek BBQ   Mama had ribs and Dad had sausage and beef.  Mama said it was good, but she would rather go back to the place they ate last week, Willy's, because it was really good.  No pictures of the food.  Mama forgot.
Spring Creek BBQ on Urbanspoon
After they got home, Daddy started talking about going to Sonic for ice cream.  Mama said we could go!  We have not been anywhere since we got here three weeks ago.  Mama packed our frosty treats and off we went.  It felt so good to feel the wind in my hair and to see something outside of the campground.

Here we in the Jeep eating our frosty treats.  Mama didn't want to buy us anything since our tummy's were so messed up last week.  We are back to normal now and she does not want to give us anything new. We didn't care.
Our view at Sonic.

After we got back from Sonic, we decided to drag Scout around the campground.  We met a newly retired couple who are camping for the first time.  They just bought their motor home yesterday.  Mama felt sorry for them because they do not have a clue as to what they are doing.  They can't even get their TV to work.  Mama said that Daddy could help, but they said that was okay. They would work on it when they got home. We think it is just something really simple because the TV is turning on, but they only get a blue screen.  They said they didn't know how to plug in the RV or anything when they got here and the park manager helped them.  Mama is shocked that the salesman didn't go over things with them.  I hope they do okay unhooking it tomorrow, but we will be here if they need help.  The lady is anxious to get home. She didn't know that people brought their dogs camping, so she left hers at home.  The husband is excited about camping, but the lady is not.  I think she felt a little better after talking to Mama and petting me and Scout. Mama said she bets they leave really early tomorrow morning.  The lady was ready to leave today. The husband ran over the light pole yesterday with his truck.  We hope they make it home to Louisiana okay.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Went To Sonic

6 comments:

  1. I didn'y know you guys were ill last week... you have my sympathy. Break out the canned pumpkin hehe! Glad you got to go for a drive too.. I love to put my nose in the breeze when we drive along! Deccy x

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  2. Wow, what an incredible monument and amazing views from the top! You always think of Texas as not being anywhere near water but this proves it is.
    Ah, now we know what chicken fried steak is, your food is so different from over here.
    We think your mum is right not to get new things to eat for you now your tummies have settled down.
    Oh dear, those poor people with the new RV. It must be quite scary the first time you go camping but next time they will hopefully enjoy it more and take their dog along. Good thing you two were there to calm them down :)
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  3. I have no idea how to work an RV. Hopefully for how much they cost, the salesperson would give us a crash course on operations.

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  4. What an awesome post! The monument is spectacular. How interesting. Freedom, Casper and Nikki have gotten Frosty Paws every day of the Memorial Day weekend. Today was the last day...we are broke. I need to make them doggie frosty treats. It is SO expensive! I was laughing about your new neighbors. Hopefully, the lady will learn to love camping since her husband does. I know what's that like though...being ready to leave someplace, yesterday.

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  5. Hi guys , Dip Dip and the Brdige have niminated your blog on Battleship Texas for my 'Share It Sunday' blog. If you'd let me know if I can post it I'd be grateful. If you agree then it will be your turn to nominate a blog the week after next Sunday. Hope you are better and look forward to hearing from you.
    Best wishes Moly

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  6. Hi Y'all,

    Playing catch up. Didn't realize I'd missed so many posts!

    We have a Sonic in the town near our shore home. My Humans have never been...so neither have I.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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