The first order of the day today was to go to Discount Tires to have my four new tires installed, due to the safety recall by Michelin. The two front tires were okay. The job took about an hour and a half and then I was on my way to Lexington. It’s nice to have four new tires without a hit to my checkbook!
We have a good turnout again this month with 21 attendees, including four visitors: Edna Paige, Jennifer Swan, Anita Talbot and Virginia Byrd. Our potluck tonight was ample, and then some, and there was a good variety.
An unfortunate “event” was sewer problems. The outside lines were clogged, so we couldn’t use the sink or the sole toilet. I reported it to the park staff and they said they would call the owner to have it taken care of on Friday. It was inconvenient for us but not insurmountable, since our rigs have bathrooms and there also is a bathhouse nearby.
It was quite chilly this morning due to a cold front that blew in overnight. It was a little too cold to sit on the new chair swings that were recently added to the RV park. Nearly every time we come to this park we notice something different. The sewer issue was resolved, which was a welcome relief.
Ann Poole, Jeanette Lowell, Sue Kendrick and I had lunch at Grasshopper’s Café. It had been recently redecorated and looked bright and clean. They food and service were good.
Tonight everyone went to Granny’s Restaurant for dinner. The servers were efficient and friendly and the food was good.
This afternoon Ann Poole, Jeanette Lowell, Sue Kendrick and I went to Giddings, which is about twenty miles from Lexington. We had lunch at Reba’s Village Deli and Pizzeria. Their soups and sandwiches are very good. It’s one of Ann’s favorite places to eat.
Then we drove around in the general area of the square. I took some photos of the Lee County Courthouse and some murals on the rear of a small building. The other three wanted to go to the Faske Electric Company, which specializes in home décor, lighting fixtures and antiques. It is jam-packed but well arranged. I sat in the truck while the other three shopped. When Ann returned, she told me about an oil painting of the courthouse; so I went in and took a photo of it. It was done by a friend of the Faskes.
This afternoon it was a bit warmer; so several members sat in the new chair swings for a while. There is a new metal sculpture next to the swings.
Tonight we had leftovers from Thursday night. There was still plenty of food to go around – and to make us round. :>)
Route: TX 71 E to Bastrop => TX 21 NE to Lincoln => US 77 N to Lexington
Total Miles Driven: 74
Weather Conditions: Sunny, cool and windy
Road Conditions: Good most of the way; one short section of construction on highway 71 in Austin. Highway 77 is bumpy.
RV Park: Sonny’s RV Park
Park Conditions: Large level sites, good clubroom facilities, free Wi-Fi, friendly owners