Saturday, March 23, 2019

Last Day, Laundry, Goofin’ Off Mostly, New Friends

I woke at 6:30 on Friday, Mar. 22nd and knew Bill had gotten up half hour earlier. I joined him and had my tea. My goal, our goal I should say, this morning, was to get the bedding done along with one last load of laundry. After my tea, I decided to forgo the walk today and get to it. Bill disturbed Clemson, still sound asleep in bed, around 8 so we could strip the bed. “What the? Can’t an old guy sleep in around here?”

A rare occasion at Brookshire's grocery store
The packer insisted on walking our groceries to the truck for us
even after Bill promised to return the cart
Well, wasn't that special? :)
Bill drove me to the Laundromat and helped load 2 washers before driving back home. He had a few things to do before hopping in the shower. I hopped on a couple of the exercise machines for 10 minutes (big deal!) and then walked to Texas Hall where I worked on the jigsaw until the wash was done. And then, after moving things to the dryers, walked back for the 40 minutes. I feel that I’m accomplishing a lot but I know the 1000 pieces will not be in place by the end of the day. Pshaw!

Bill joined me to help fold and we drove back to the Suite to make the bed and put things away. Time for breakfast so he started frying the bacon while I finished upstairs and we had our traditional meal together. After dishes, we drove into Glen Rose to Brookshires for a handful of groceries that will do us until we are in the next park for any length of time. Bill topped up with fuel, noting that the price at all the stations had bumped their prices up by .10¢/gal.

We could have drove to Granbury and got it for $2.56/gal
but that was 20 minutes from home and didn't make sense for $15 worth
We found one private station that still offer diesel for $2.69 and Black Beauty slowly gulped $15 worth. There was no reason to dawdle, wanting to get home so I could shower and finish putting things away. We bought bulk meat (ground sirloin & pork chops) when in town so I divided it up for the freezer. Lastly, I split the chili I’d made yesterday into 5 meals. Two went into the freezer and 3 in the fridge for easy meals next week.

This beautiful bush is turning red
Pat and I were put in mind of the Burning Bush we have back home
With all of that done, I walked to Texas Hall again and focused on getting as much of the puzzle done as possible. It was a hot day, no complaints, and that is under mostly cloudy skies. The temperature reached 77f early afternoon. The 7 – 9 mph winds (am I really saying this?) are a blessing today. The a/c was on in the laundromat and in the Hall and our new neighbours have been running theirs since they arrived.
An hour and a half later, I walked back home and at 3 took Clemson for his walk. 

Tadah! Well, it isn't finished and won't be by me
but I did this one by myself from start to this point in 2 days
Pat joined us around the park. It might be my last tour, unless I go in the morning. Bill has everything put away outside with the exception of our chairs. Before supper, he dumped and flushed our tanks. We have 25 or so gallons of fresh water in the tank for on the road. I cut us each up an apple with peanut butter to get us through until supper.
Nice easy, tasty supper
For an hour or so, I went back to work on the puzzle. It wasn’t going to be finished so at 5 I returned to the Suite. It wasn’t going to be an elaborate supper, with just meat loaf to warm up plus a salad to dish out. We had finished eating by 5:45 and we relaxed for a little bit. Rob and Bill had to confer over tomorrow’s destination and departure time. Both had put the route addresses in their gps’s already. In the morning, we just need to unplug, disconnect water and go. I made up sandwiches for the road trip tomorrow.

And Jingles, their temporary cockapoo is adorable!
3 times the size of Clemson
 Bill met someone walking around today while I was at the Hall and they invited us back tonight. They just bought a 2018 Mobile Suite, same model as ours. This is always fun, talking to other Suite owners. We share the same feelings over our rv.  So, after dishes, we walked back to find them. Tom and Cindy are now living in Houston, Tx but have lived in Michigan, Iowa and Pennsylvania. I think I’ve got that right. Anyway, we sat and chatted with them for about an hour and a half and learned that we have a lot in common.

Cindy and Tom
and Jingles
We shared one of our ‘travel’ cards with them and hope to hear from them again and perhaps meet up next winter. It was great to meet new friends, such a wonderful couple. Back home at 8:30 we sat for a while with Clemson. Bill went upstairs with his book and I watched my two recorded episodes of This is Us.

One lonely bright star in the cloudy sky as we walked home.

This was a great last day here in the park. Thank you for stopping in for a visit!


  1. I had a horse named Jingles once. Your dinners always look delicious. Safe travels ......

  2. Nice together those things taken care of and always fun meeting new people in our travels. Enjoy your new adventures and travel safely.

  3. Have a good and safe travel day. It would have been nice to see the puzzle being finished. Maybe your new friends will step in.

  4. Thanks for your comments on my blog. After reading them don't know what happened but disappeared.

    1. Yw
      Don't know what happened either. Mission Impossible, maybe??

  5. Always nice to meet new friends! The puzzle was coming together nicely. Dinner does look delicious I want meatloaf :) Nice to have someone push your groceries out for you..what a treat. :) Travel safely today.

    1. It is so fun to meet new friends.
      Meatloaf is a standby for us.

  6. Wonderful meeting you guys yesterday! You got most of it right although we live in Waco right now and have to add CA to our list of states we have lived in lol. Maybe I'll walk over and work on your puzzle! Hope we meet up next winter. Safe travels! Cindy,Tom and Jingles

    1. Thank you for seeing me straight on your place if residence. Sorry about that. Oh yes i forgot CA.
      Please work on my puzzle!!! No one else does them. Enjoy your time there.

  7. Always nice to meet new friends along the way. Funny we had meatloaf here, also, one of Tom's favorite meals. Plus it makes great sandwiches. Kind of nice to have the groceries brought to the car I remember when that was the norm not the unusual.
    Safe travels.

    1. The packer used to do that years ago, didn't they??
      Meat loaf is a good healthy meal that we enjoy at least once out twice a month.

  8. Nice to meet new folks. We had meatloaf a few days ago. I'm sure the packer lady was looking for a tip for bringing out the groceries. Looks like a nice last day in the park. Safe travels.

    1. No tip necessary. She was gone too quickly. Kind of nice though for a change.