Since this campout was at Austin, I just drove my car to and from the RV park, as did the other Austin area members. There was good attendance with 22 members and four visitors. The weather was a bit windy but otherwise very nice.
Our host and hostess were Mikail Davenport and Pat Shaw. Mikail conducted bingo games every afternoon during happy hour. I won a game and selected a bottle of toilet chemicals from among the prizes donated by the RV park. Pat supplied the clubroom decorations and a very large chicken pot pie.
On Saturday, many in the group attended the RV show at the Convention Center to drool over the new rigs. Mike Murphy and Mikail Davenport took a motorcycle ride, intending to visit Luckenbach, but a bridge was out so they just went to Johnson City for lunch. The rest of us just hung around and visited and played table games.
Friday night we had dinner at Texas Land and Cattle. We had a private room which was free with an agreement to have one person pay and then collect from each of us; otherwise, it would have been $50. The service was excellent; the wait staff really had their act together.
After dinner Mikail showed us a documentary film about doctors who perform cataract surgeries for desperately poor people around the world. They generally work under extremely difficult conditions. It was very touching to see the reactions of some of those patients who had regained their eyesight.
Saturday Val White, Janis Shull and I had lunch at Rosa’s Café and Tortilla Factory. It is brightly decorated with differently colored chairs and tables, large urns and other Mexican-style things. The food was good and modestly priced. Since I hadn’t brought my camera, I took a few photos with my smart phone. It takes good-quality photos but I prefer to use my camera because its quality is much better. Besides that, it is less a hassle to download the photos from the camera to my computer.
Saturday night we had leftovers from our Thursday night potluck meal and there still was an abundance of food.
STATS RV Park: Austin Lone Star Carefree RV Resort, 7009 S I-35, Austin www.carefreervresort.com
Park Conditions: Gated park, friendly and helpful staff and work campers, very nice clubroom (poor acoustics, however), industrial type kitchen