My Odyssey with Daisy 2016 travel blog

July Birthday Honoree Ethel Fitzgerald

Ruth Stehling and Bruce Woodall Cooking Saturday Morning Breakfast

Blanco County Courthouse

LBJ Boyhood Home - Front

LBJ Boyhood Home - Rear of House

LBJ Boyhood Home - Father's Desk

LBJ Boyhood Home - Girls' Bedroom

LBJ Boyhood Home - Boys' Bedroom

LBJ Boyhood Home - Park Ranger in Dining Room

LBJ Boyhood Home - Kitchen

LBJ Boyhood Home - Parlor

LBJ Boyhood Home - Horse Barn

LBJ Boyhood Home - Glenda Alexander


THURSDAY

This morning I had an appointment at Discount Tires to balance my tires because the ride on my last trip had been very rough. I suspected that the tires were out of balance. However, when they checked them today, they discovered that the driver-side tire had a large bubble; so balance was not the issue after all. In reviewing my purchase record, we noticed that I had bought the two front tires in 2009. I decided to get two tires since it was time to get new ones anyway due to their age.

I was settled into my site at Road Runner RV Park by noon. It was already uncomfortably hot by then. We have had several days of 100+ degrees this month.

We had a small group this time because several of our members are in Colorado. We had enough rigs to qualify for exclusive use of the club room, though. The manager had “goodie” bags for each of us from the Chamber of Commerce.

FRIDAY

During our happy hour, Mikail conducted several bingo games. I won two of them and selected a little food chopper and a 2x3-inch Heirloom picture frame. We had dinner tonight at a new restaurant, El Agave Mexican Restaurant. The service was good but the food only so-so.

Tonight I learned how to play Pegs and Jokers. It is a rather complicated board game but I did pretty well. Strategy is an important part of the game.

SATURDAY

This morning Ruth Stehling and Bruce Woodall cooked a big breakfast for us. We had scrambled eggs, sausage patties, pancakes, toast and Ruth’s delicious homemade wild grape jelly.

After breakfast Barbara Coles, Emma Crews and I visited Lyndon Johnson’s boyhood home in Johnson City. I had visited there ten years ago but it was the first visit for Barbara and Emma. The knowledgeable National Park Ranger gave us a good tour. Our next stop was at Texcetera, a consignment shop which sells paintings, pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, textiles and other items for artists and artisans. We had coupons for a free soda. I bought some lavender-scented goat milk soap and another soda.

Barbara Coles’ brother, George, stopped by the clubhouse for a brief visit this afternoon. He lives in Kerrville but had been on a target shoot in Marble Falls. He is a character; we enjoyed having him.

STATS

Route: US 290 W to Johnson City

Total Miles Driven: 45

Weather Conditions: Sunny, humid and hot

Road Conditions: Good

RV Park: Road Runner RV Park (www.roadrunnerrvparktexas.com)

Park Conditions: Extra nice managers, level sites, free Wi-Fi and cable TV, small laundry, exercise/game room and nice kitchen

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