This morning I headed out around 9:30 and made my first stop at Discount Tires to have my tire pressure checked. They were only five pounds low. My new valve extender was holding well.
Then I was on my way to Camping World in New Braunfels to get a pigtail for my propane system. In a phone call to them last week, the department manager had told me that they had them in stock; however, when I went in to buy one, they didn’t have the right one. Three of the guys went out to see my system and all three of them said they didn’t have one that would work. The third fellow tried to find one in their catalogs, to no avail. He did tell me about a source in Pipe Creek, Propane Depot. That was good news since I would be going through Pipe Creek on my way to Bandera. The young man at Propane Depot was very helpful and selected just the right one from their stock. What a relief to have that shopping chore done.
At last I was on my way to the Cen-Tex campout. It was about 2:30 by the time I had finished setting up in my site. Tonight we had a good variety of dishes in our potluck dinner. I was very happy to see Stuart Whiteside again; he has been absent from several campouts due to illness.
It rained nearly all night and was still raining this morning when I went over to the clubroom. Fortunately, I have a long heavy plastic raincoat with hood. It easily covered me, my purse and the pillow which I use for my back. Due to the weather, we spent most of the time indoors but we enjoyed playing table games and just visiting.
We were very happy that our club president, Larry Hemeon, was able to attend (and conduct) our business meeting this afternoon. His sister, Debbie, has been staying with him and helping him as he recovers from bypass heart surgery. She drove him to Bandera and then back home to La Grange after dinner. We were happy to meet her.
We had dinner at the China Bowl restaurant. The food and service were excellent.
Once again it rained or sprinkled off and on all day today, so we stayed indoors most of the time. When we did go outside, we often had to dodge showers. About mid-afternoon Sue Kendrick and I went with Janie Holcombe into town. Janie wanted to look for a used vacuum cleaner at some thrift and antique stores. The thrift stores were closed and the antique store didn’t have any. I told her she could have my little hand-held vacuum cleaner since it is too difficult for me to use it now; but she insisted on paying me something for it.
Tonight we had leftovers from Thursday night’s potluck dinner. The food still tasted good.
STATS Route: I-35 S to New Braunfels => FM 46 W past Pipe Creek => TX 16 N to Bandera Total Miles Driven: 117 Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy Road Conditions: Very hilly and curvy on FM 46 RV Park: Skyline Ranch RV Park (www.skylineranchrvpark.com) Park Conditions: Long level pull-through sites, two clubhouses, clean laundry and restrooms