After lunch with Lullene, I headed to Spring for the Lazy Dazers rally. Most of the participants had already arrived. Some of them live in this area, so they didn’t have far to drive. One of the hostesses, Ellan Milligan, fell in their motorhome and broke her femur. Fortunately, the ambulance arrived within five minutes after the call! She had gone all out getting decorations, plates, etc., for our rally and everything was beautiful. Tonight we had a wonderful potluck dinner. We all felt sad that Ellan could not be with us.
This morning Ellan had surgery on her leg and hip. The surgery went well but she will have to have a lot of physical therapy.
Today we had lunch at Skeeter’s in The Woodlands. After lunch we drove through the nearby Woodlands Plaza Park just to see what kind of shops are there. Back at the RV park we played table games or just visited. Tonight we had another potluck dinner and played more games. Dena and I taught Joyce how to play Rummikub and now she’s hooked.
This morning we had a docent-guided tour of the Spring Historical Museum. She was born and reared in Spring, so she was very well informed and had an easy delivery style. She is a retired school teacher.
In 1840 there was a population of 153, most of them German immigrants who had come into the port at Galveston. The town of Spring was actually created in 1873. The International and Great Northern Railroad filed the plat for a 16-block area near the current business section of Old Town Spring. The railroad business created a building boom. In 1950 it had a population of 500. It is now mainly a shopping village and recreational site.
After the museum tour, some of our group went shopping. My back wouldn’t let me stand or walk very long so I went ahead to the Crossroads Tea Room, where the women were to have lunch. I had some delicious chai tea and visited with the waitress while waiting for the others to arrive. I bought a package of the tea and a stainless steel tea strainer.
Tonight we had our business meeting (I use the term lightly) to decide where our 2013 rallies will be. We decided to go to the Davis Mountains State Park in April and in September we will meet at Lake City, Colorado. Both of these should be very nice. We had a white elephant silent auction. I didn’t bid on anything because I still have enough extra “stuff” to give Daisy heartburn. :>)
A cold front blew in this afternoon and gave us a nice change in temperature. It definitely feels like autumn now. There aren’t any fall colors yet, though, because we haven’t had a killing frost.
Route: US 190 W to Huntsville => US 75 S to Conroe => I-45 S to Rayford Road exit => Geneva Drive S => South Plum Creek
Total Miles Driven: 71
Weather Conditions: Good
Road Conditions: Only 2 lanes with no shoulders on US 75. This route avoided the considerable road construction on both sides of I-45 through Conroe.
RV Park: Rayford Crossing RV Resort, Spring, TX (www.rayfordcrossing.com)
Park Conditions: Top notch. Large paved sites and streets, swimming pool, game room, exercise room, nice rally room, friendly staff. The only negative was the unreliable Wi-Fi service.