Glen Rose, TX
On Thursday, Nov. 18th we woke up at 7 to a cooler morning. It got down to 45F/7C last night but we expected it to drop and had all the windows closed. Bill had turned the furnace to 66F but it didn’t come on until 7 this morning so it stayed nice inside. I bundled up in long pants, runners and my hand crocheted sweater. It is heavy and warm without being heavy if you get my drift. 😊
|I'm headed toward the ruin I remembered|
from early 2019
If it wasn’t for the wind, I may not have needed it. I left Gibbs and Bill in bed and went for a walk down the road. Do you remember the old ruins of Outlaw Station here? It is what’s left of a gas station-turned-speakeasy and it supplied moonshine to locals in Glen Rose. FYI: I just learned that G.R. is/was also known as ‘Whiskey Woods Capital of Texas’. Now, that’s cool!
|Although we saw prickly pear cacti on our drive|
through Oklahoma, this is my first close up
|The Petrified wood in this structure with the brick|
is so interesting!
I wish I could find a picture of it before it was abandoned
in the 1960's
If you are at all interested in the history, I could copy it here or you can read it for yourself by checking it out here here. It’s quite fascinating!
|It's difficult to stop taking pictures|
Btw, my time is off on the camera by an hour
I walked that far, took the following pictures and a selfie from the cement picnic table (like I did in 2019) and turned for home. It is a really nice walk only to be made better with someone special to walk with. ♥
I told you it was windy, it was doing a number on my hair!
Bill and Gibbs were both downstairs when I returned, the little 4-legged mister was all excited to see me, I’d slipped out w/o him. 😊
We puttered a bit and made a decision about plans we’d already decided upon and booked. That’s why Jell-o is so popular, it jiggles a
nd sometimes for the right reason. Seldom is anything written in stone in this lifestyle. We got cleaned up and drove to the Walmart north of us, along US-377, in Granbury. We debated shopping at Brookshire’s but we wanted some things for Gibbs to chew on plus a couple of hardware/automotive items. Walmart was our best choice.
|We followed this Jeep to the Walmart|
He/She also has a Santa on the front grill 🎅
We found everything on our list and on the way home, took a drive through Glen Rose before returning home for brunch. “Let’s try the sausage patties”, so that’s what we did with scrambled eggs. They were different and good; they will be a nice change from bacon once in a while. 😊 After dishes, it was another slow day. We stopped at this park for a break and that’s exactly what we’re getting. Neither of us even care to ‘galivant’ as I first thought we might.
The day remained cool but all because of the winds. The sun did it’s best to warm things up but when I tried to sit outside, there was just no shelter from those gusts. The neighbours beside us had hired an RV wash company to come and do their Forest River Sabre and the one guy left it looking like new. I guess it is kind of new, a 2021, but they were well impressed that he did the tires and windows at the very end. Nice job!
For supper, it was fish and chips, for both of us. We’d both had a craving since the first night we ate at the casino in Grove. Tonight, we satisfied that hunger and it was good. Just before supper, I made up a couple of boxes of Jell-o, the real jiggling kind. 😊 We haven’t any dessert for a few nights and I’ve missed it. I’ll make up some whipped cream tomorrow to have with it. After dishes, Bill watched tv upstairs and I read downstairs and watched some of my own programs.
This was a great day. It will be a cooler night tonight, close to freezing but sunny and mid-60’s again tomorrow. I’m sure these temperatures are what is normal for this time of year, as opposed to those we experienced at the beginning of the week. Hopefully, the winds won’t be so prominent, I’d like to wash some windows. 😊
|Gibbs got a new rope and some bigger chew treats|
Thank you for popping in!