Glen Rose, TX
On Saturday, Nov. 20th, Tres Rios RV Park staff were hosting a Thanksgiving luncheon for its campers. We were told of this on the first day we arrived by not one but two rv’ers. On our second day, I wandered up to the Office to check out the list of people who had signed up for the ‘potluck’ and see what I might feel comfortable bringing. Since then, we’ve both agreed (that was easy) that we’ve had our Thanksgiving, we don’t need to participate in another one.
With the luncheon taking place at noon (makes sense, huh?), I
was in no rush to do laundry. I figured if I waited most campers would be preparing
their food and going to the Palace building. We had omelettes for breakfast
today, an earlier meal than usual, and then I walked my wheeled bag of 2 loads
over to the ‘Laundromat’. We didn’t have
a lot in each load but it would be good to get it done.
What I didn’t expect was to discover that you don’t use coin here or a card. You need to download the CEC Laundry Pay app and load it with the $$ you need in order to use the machine. Everything is done on your phone. ☹ I wasn’t keen on it NOR was I completely understanding the process so was happy when another lady came in and between her and her daughter got me set up.
as long as I had $$ on the app, I had to use a fingerprint or pin to get into
my phone! That doesn’t make me happy even though it’s easy for me to get into,
if Bill needed to……….duh. I’m hoping upon hope that other machines we
encounter, like at Quail Ridge (our next park), will use the same system. It is
in Arizona though so what are the chances? Needless to say, we have clean
clothes put away in the closet etc.
Our neighbours beside us, are a younger couple with 2 twin girls, about 7 years old. They are adorable. He has been over a couple of times chatting with us, very curious about our lifestyle and about Canada in general. He is very nice and although we haven’t met his wife yet, have given him an RV card. So often, they are given out for naught, as we never hear from most, but sometimes, we do. 😊 We sat outside for a while, the day was a beaut, reaching 75F/24C by noon.
started reading a Louise Penny book called All the Devils Are Here. It features
a familiar detective, Armand Gamache and as usual has caught me on the first
page. Bill went up for a snooze around 2 but with the young girls next door and
the barking dogs, Gibbs included, I don’t think that worked out very well. It was
another moderately windy day so I didn’t stay out in the shade for long.
I copied a few Keto recipes from an email into my Word documents. They sounded easy and interesting so one day I’ll try them. How can it be wrong with pecans and chocolate? Later, Bill and I sat outside at the picnic table and by then his orange patio chair gave up the ghost. He took it apart as well, kept the ‘string’ that held the canvas in place and threw it in the dumpster. They have been used a lot, pretty much daily over the course of the last 5 years minus last winter. No complaints.
bear chairs, as I call them, are not as comfy on the butt as we thought they’d
be but we’ll make do with them and maybe look for a flat cushion that will add
padding. We’ll see. They are fun to sit in cross-ways though, like a big arm
chair. 😊 They cost enough so we’ll keep them
for as long as possible. Gibbs and I went for a walk before supper and he gained all kinds of oohs and aahs. He met a few doggies and was very good plus a nice man gave him a couple of treats. He did the perfect 'sit' without being asked. ♥
Our neighbours on the other side, an older couple, left around 9:30 or 10 for a funeral and when they hadn’t returned by the time we started supper at 5:30, we were getting concerned. She drives their truck because he has had back surgery. Another nice couple. They have a wiener dog, who they had to leave behind and whom we’ve heard barking throughout the day, periodically. We couldn’t help ourselves but think of the worse case scenario and wondered about a plan of action, in case.
At a few
minutes after 6, they drove up so I went out and said “it’s about time you
children came home”. They got a kick out of that and informed us about the
driving time to get to the funeral. It was indeed a long day and they thanked
us for our concern and took the dog out. For the record, I believe the dog was
giving them a piece of his mind too, from all the barking we heard! 😊 Bill barbecued burgers for supper and I opened a bag of Caesar
salad. It was all very good.
cleaned up dishes and settled in for our last night. There are just a few
things to put away in the morning and I have a book to drop off at the
clubhouse. This was a great day and it has been an enjoyable 6 days here in the
for your visit. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.♥