By ten o’clock this morning I was on the road. On the way to the campout I stopped in Dripping Springs at the Wagoner Tire Store to see whether they could put new valve stem extensions on my four rear tires. They didn’t have the right kind (where have I heard that before?) but Dan assured me that he would order a set and call me early next week after the order has arrived. Then I’ll have to drive back to Dripping Springs to have them installed. I certainly hope this will be the end of this saga!
We had a good turnout this time, including two visitors: Joellen Wing, a full-time RVer winter Texan from Michigan and Daniel Lewis, son of the late Georgia Lewis, who was a long-time member of Cen-Tex. Daniel plans to join Loners on Wheels. We know that Georgia would be happy about that.
Tonight we had dinner at a new restaurant in Johnson City, Pecan Street Brewing, across from the courthouse. Evidently it is a popular eatery; both large dining rooms were full. There was only one waitress to serve the twenty of us but she was very efficient. She made separate checks and wrote our names on them. She also wrote our names on the top of our credit card receipts. She was good-humored, too. When she introduced herself, she said that if we needed anything we should call someone else. :>)
This morning I went with Maddie Mau and Betty Bennett to the Wildseed Farms seven miles east of Fredericksburg. We had a quick lunch in their Brew-Bonnet Biergarten and did a little shopping. It is the largest working wildflower farm in the nation. Because it’s still a little early in the year, there weren’t yet very many flowers in bloom. They have some very nice clothes, specialty foods and gift items in addition to their wildflower seed and gardening offerings. I bought two bottles of honey (blackberry and sage) and some peach butter. (www.wildseedfarms.com)
Back in the clubhouse after lunch we had a meeting to offer health, RV maintenance and other types of tips to the group. There was good participation. I’ll compile the tips and publish them in our next newsletter.
Route: US 290 W to Stonewall
Total Miles Driven: 62
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, mild and windy
Road Conditions: Good
RV Park: Peach Country RV Park
Park Conditions: Long graveled sites, free Wi-Fi, nice large clubhouse, porch with several picnic tables and rocking chairs