Today I was on the road by ten o’clock. Since the drive was not long, I made only one rest stop. I was glad for the clouds because it’s easier on my eyes. I don’t like to wear sunglasses unless I just have to.
Tonight we had a very good potluck dinner, with a good variety of dishes. We have two visitors, both from near Bastrop and both of them friends with Janis Shull, a former Cen-Tex member. We had an even dozen attendees this time.
The weather was perfect today, with sunshine and cool temperatures. Some of us went for a walk this morning. Tonight we had dinner at Schobel’s Restaurant and enjoyed our meals. Our waitress was very efficient.
This morning Jeanette and I went exploring in the historic district with Le Nora. Most of the museums were closed because, as we learned from the docent at the Dilue Rose Harris house, there aren't enough docents to keep them all open at the same time.
The only museum we were able to visit was the Dilue Rose Harris house. Dilue Rose Harris (1825-1914) is best known for her journal writings concerning events of the Texas revolution. She came to Texas in 1833 and was married in 1839 to Ira Harris (1816-1869) when she was not quite 14 years old. They moved to Columbus in 1845 and built their house in 1858. They reared nine children there.
The Abram Alley log cabin (behind the Dilue Rose Harris house) was closed but the barred doors were open. I was able to put my camera between the bars and to take a few photographs of the interior. In the 1820s Abram Alley (d. 1862) came from Missouri to join his brothers in Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony. In 1835 he married Nancy Miller, of another pioneer family. He went to the aid of settlers fleeing Santa Anna in the "Runaway Scrape" and his own home was burned. In 1836 he built a log cabin. In 1975 the cabin was moved from its original site and restored.
After our explorations we had lunch at Los Cabos, which is across the street from Columbus RV Park. Kay and I split a plate and we still had more than enough food! It was good.
Route: TX 71 E to Columbus
Total Miles Driven: 93
Weather Conditions: Cool and cloudy
Road Conditions: Good
RV Park: Columbus RV Park
Park Conditions: Spaces very close together. Very large, nice laundry room. Nice clubhouse with two rooms.