My Odyssey with Daisy 2016 travel blog

June Birthday Honorees - Janie Cummings, Mikail Davenport and Ann Poole

Ann Poole Planning Her Next Meal with Elvis

Group Photo in Club Room

Mikail Davenport and Biker Babe Janie Cummings

Mikail Davenport and Biker Babe Donette Harpole

Mikail Davenport and Biker Babe Val White

Gazebo on River Trail - Janie Cummings and Sue Kendrick

Gazebo on River Trail - Glenda Alexander and Sue Kendrick

Conversation Pit - Val White, Donette Harpole and Mikail Davenport

Conversation Pit - Glenda Alexander

Medina River

Medina River - Tree on River Bank with Unusual Bark Pattern

Bandera County Courthouse


THURSDAY

This has been a long day for me. I was up at 6:00 o’clock this morning because I was expecting a load of gravel for my RV site to be delivered around 7:30. I needed to have all my chores done and to have Daisy moved off the site before the dump truck arrived. The guy was right on time.

Next on the agenda was a stop at Discount Tire to have my new valve extenders installed. They were very busy so I had to wait for about an hour and a half before they started on my job. I had time to read all the newspaper and to work most of the puzzles.

Farther down the road was my next stop at Crestview RV to pick up the cap for my sewer hose carrier. The original cap had fallen off sometime during my last trip. By the time I had finished this business it was noon and I was ready to appease my rumbling stomach. I ate at the nearby Cracker Barrel and was then finally on my way to the campout.

We have only a dozen attendees this time, including a visitor, Jenny (a college roommate of Betty Wendler). Some of our members have already gone to Colorado where they will spend a month or so.

FRIDAY

During happy hour today I won the fourth game of Bingo and received the “mystery” prize, a Deluxe Backgammon game built into a metal suitcase. I’ve never played Backgammon so now I’ve got to learn how.

Tonight we had dinner at the China Bowl, which is across the street from the Bandera County Courthouse. The food and service were good. I ordered the combination appetizer platter, thinking that the samples would be small. What a surprise I had! They were all full-size selections – enough to bring some home.

SATURDAY

This morning Janie, Sue and I walked down to the Medina River. It was very full due to recent heavy rains and was running very fast. We could hear the rushing water before we got there. It was a pleasant walk when we left at 9:00 with a cool breeze. We didn’t stay very long but, before we got back to the club house at 10:00, it was already very warm.

This has been a very sad day for Donette. She had to have her 14-year-old dog, Mickey, put down this morning. He had been sick for a while and today he was not even able to get out of his bed. Even though Donette knew his time was short, she is still heart broken.

STATS Route: I-35 S to New Braunfels => TX 46 W => TX 16 N to Bandera Total Miles Driven: 118 Weather Conditions: Hot and dry Road Conditions: TX 46 two-lane, with frequent passing lanes, very hilly and curvy RV Park: Skyline Ranch RV Park (www.skylineranchrvpark.com) Park Conditions: Long level pull-through sites, two nice clubhouses, clean laundry and restrooms, trail to Medina River

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