Trekking with Daisy 2009-10 travel blog

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - Alyse Kyriay

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - Glenda Alexander

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - View of Star from Balcony

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - Texas Cafe - Chandelier

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - Alyse Kyriay with Bob Bullock...

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - Glenda Alexander with Bob Bullock...

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum - View of Flags from Balcony


This morning Alyse came over and left her car at my campsite. We went in my car to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, where we saw two IMAX films: (1) “Where the Wild Things Are” is based on the book by Maurice Sendak. It chronicles the adventures of Max, a boy who feels misunderstood at home and who escapes to the imaginary world of the strange Wild Things. (2) “The Alps” is the story of an American man, who grew up in Switzerland and whose father died while climbing in the Swiss Alps. He was determined to honor his father’s memory by climbing the same peak along the same route that his father had taken. Of course, the scenery was spectacular.

We had about twenty minutes between the first film and the second, so we hurried to the Texas Café to get sandwiches. We didn’t have time to finish them so one of the ladies offered to save them for us until after the second film. That was such a nice gesture. After the second “lunch shift” we took pictures and visited the gift shop. Alyse bought several Tee shirts.

It was so good to see Alyse again. She and I worked together at Unisys until I retired. I’ve missed her since then.

When I returned to the RV park, I went to the office to see whether I could stay here longer. Boo hoo! All the sites are rented. I started calling other RV parks in Austin and found space at the second one, Royal Palms Mobile Home and RV Park on TX 71 East. It is not quite five miles from downtown Austin, which is not bad. I reserved a space for a month. After that, I’ll determine what my next steps will be.

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