Friday, May 31, 2013
|We loved napping in the yard...|
|....and chasing squirrels.|
The folks enjoyed touring Southfork Ranch, Sixth Floor Museum (JFK) and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Texas has great food and the folks enjoyed many restaurants. They found that some of their favorite restaurants were less than five minutes away.
Mama was able to walk to stores while staying here. She walked to the mall twice and Super Target was visited many times. Raising Cane's became a lunch stop on her way home from the mall.
We liked it so much here that we have considered it for our winter destination. However, they do get ice here, so that is a big drawback. We will have to think about it some more.
So, where are we headed next? Well, it will take us three, ten hour days of driving. It takes longer to drive in a motor home than in a car. Our stops take a little longer and our top speed is 65 mph and that doesn't happen very often. We thought it might be fun this time to let you guess where we are going by watching us on the map. We will update it each night to show you where we are for the night. Our travels will be marked with the green line, we think. If it is not green, we will let you know. We don't have control over the color.
Adiós for now.
The Greyhound Who Is Preparing To Leave Texas For The Third Time
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Dad wanted to see the campground in case we ever come back to this area. It was quickly decided that we wouldn't want to camp there. They only cut the grass that is right next to the driveway of the sites. The rest of the area is very overgrown. Mama said "Can you imagine the bugs and snakes?" It actually made a nice park look run down. The park was full of campers.
We stopped at the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center which is located in the park. There are reconstructed and historic buildings from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's. It was a very easy walk. We met several families and they were very interested in us. Mama showed them our tattoos which the kids thought were cool. We were celebrities.
|The yellow flowers in the back are on a cactus. Mama refused to walk thru the flowers to get a close up photo.|
|A cool barn|
|"Let's go in!"|
|Mama said no to going in. She said there might be snakes. One of the people that lived there died of a rattlesnake bite and Mama kept reminding us of that.|
|Scout standing next to farming equipment. Vanna White, she is not. BOL|
|Kids were learning to whistle with a piece of grass and it drove me crazy.|
|House built in 1880's. Mama didn't think it looked that old, but it does need a new roof.|
The Greyhound Who Loves Family Fun Days
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Mama read that it was best if she bought the tickets ahead of time, so after a struggle to get those because many times were sold out already, she secured them for May 25th at noon. The folks expected it to be crowded because they allow 350 people an hour inside. Mama said it was packed!
They waited in line for 15 minutes to go through security and then a few minutes to get their "43" stickers to show they belonged in the museum.
|People leaving the library|
|Quilt with front pages of newspapers showing headlines while we waited to find out if George W. Bush was the new President.|
|Florida Ballot - remember all the hanging chads?|
|President and Mrs. Bush|
|Baseball collection of the President|
|Dress Mrs. Bush wore at a State dinner just days before 9/11|
|Beams from the twin towers.|
|This lady wouldn't move as she was playing with her phone, so after waiting several moments, Mama just took the picture and now she is part of our blog. BOL!|
|These walls have the names of those killed on 9/11.|
|Screen showing different things that happened the week of 9/11.|
|Close up of some of the 9/11 victims.|
|Pens used by the President to sign documents.|
|Statues of Barney and Miss Beasley. They were dogs owned by the Bush Family|
|Painting of Mrs. Bush and her pups|
|Statue of Spot - another dog of the Bush family|
|Items from the Oval office|
|Rug in the Oval Office|
|The Oval Office|
|Ceiling in the Oval Office|
|Dog dish that was a gift to the Bush dogs. Mama thought we would like to see it.|
Mama saw a statue that she meant to take a photo of when she went outside, but she forgot and they didn't pass by it when leaving. It was President Bush and his father, President Bush. She is still upset that she missed that photo opportunity.
There were several short films to watch, but the lines were just too long. The folks said they would like to go back in a few years when it is not so crowded.
The Greyhound Who Wonders Why Museums Don't Allow Dogs
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
They didn't celebrate much because Dad doesn't get home until after 7 p.m. They went grocery shopping and bought a cake. Saturday, they went out to dinner and then they went shopping for their present. What did they buy? Well, it is purple. Mama didn't think about it being purple until she got home and then she laughed.
Scout and I do not like it. Scout almost when through the roof when Mama turned it on the first time.
We are sad to read that things are rough right now at Genji's Corner. Our thoughts are with them.
Mama is also very sad to hear that a childhood friend's husband died suddenly this morning. Mama will not be able to go home for the funeral, but she is sending many prayers and thoughts for the family.
The Greyhound Whose House Continues To Be Invaded With Purple Things
Monday, May 27, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|Here is one of those nutty creatures.|
|Mama loves this rock garden. The lady spent all afternoon working on it.|
|The pansies won't make it long in the Texas heat, but they are pretty right now.|
|Scout says this is great picture of her, but I stuck my nose in it and ruined it.|
|I love my life!|
The Greyhound Who Loves His Life On The Road
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|Here is our old lid with a new handle.|
The folks also found a few other "treasures". Dad found the RV movie. He had mentioned that he would like to watch it again after visiting the RV museum in Amarillo. Mama found a brand new fanny pack. She has been wanting something to carry our things when we go hiking and this seems to be a good option right now. Yes, it is purple. We think Mama is developing a purple problem. We have a purple toaster, a purple cutting board and now a purple fanny pack. She also has two purple shirts.
|All items were bought for $7.|
The Greyhound Who Benefits From Mama Being Frugal On HER Things