Bumming Around with Daisy 2011 travel blog

Charlie Rose, Jeanette Lowell and Eldon Rhodes

Gaylynn Mauldin

Mikail Davenport and Sibyl White

OST - Charlie, Marilyn, Ann and Jeanette

OST - Ethel, Bruce, Annette and Glenda

OST - Mikail, Donette, Carolyn and Stuart

OST - Sara, Janie, Gaylynn, Sibyl, Larry & Val

City Park - Damaged Hollow Tree

City Park - Two Trees Grown Together - Front

City Park - Two Trees Grown Together - Back

City Park - Mikail and Sibyl at Large Rock

City Park - Ducks Going into RIver

City Park - Sibyl and Mikail Returning

City Park - Sibyl Getting Out of Tube.


THURSDAY:

Last night my converter started making a clicking or chattering noise, so I turned if off. Any kind of electrical issue gets my attention right away! I didn’t know whether I was in danger or not. A fire is not on my wish list.

This morning I was up at 6:30 because I wanted to stop at Camping World in New Braunfels to see if, by chance, they could work me into their schedule. Alas! They couldn’t help me until mid-July. The service manager told me that the noise was caused by the relay switch trying to connect. He said that there was no danger of electrical fire. Phew! I bought a replacement converter and called an Austin mobile RV tech to see if he could install it. He said he would be available Friday morning.

Since Camping World couldn’t fit me into their service schedule today, I arrived in Bandera for our Cen-Tex campout much earlier than I would have otherwise. Since I was the second one to arrive, I had a site close to the clubhouse. This was good news since I would be lugging my keyboard, stand and bench over on Sunday morning.

Tonight we had our usual good potluck dinner. Bruce smoked whatever kind of meat anyone brought. I decided that vegetables would serve just fine for me.

We had two former members and three first-time visitors at the campout. We were especially pleased that two of the visitors joined our chapter.

FRIDAY:

This morning there was a nice breeze, so we sat outside in the conversation pit under a large tree. By noon I was ready to go indoors because it was getting quite hot. The high temperature today was 108 degrees, according to the manager. Tonight we had dinner at OST (Old Spanish Trail). The food was so-so but the service was good. My chili relleno was cold inside, so I had to send it back. One long wall was covered with pictures of John Wayne covering his entire acting career.

SATURDAY:

This morning Mikail, Sibyl and I went to the Bandera City Park. Sibyl used a tube and Mikail swam in the Medina River. I walked around the park and took some pictures. It’s a lovely little park. By noon we were ready for air-conditioned comfort.

Late this afternoon Sibyl and I got together in my rig to practice for the Sunday service. Mikail had asked us to select the music this time. Sibyl selected one that I had never heard of before (“Me and Jesus” by Tom T Hall), so I needed learn it. It’s a snappy country or folk type song.

Tonight after dinner, we had several table games (42, Mexican Train, Rummikub, etc.). For the first time we had a Scrabble game. Sibyl’s children had given her a deluxe edition in a nice case for Christmas last year. That was the first time in years that I had played the board game; I often play the computer version. Each has its advantages.

STATS

Route: I-35 S to New Braunfels => TX 46 W to Pipe Creek => TX 16 N to Bandera

Total Miles Driven: 116

Weather Conditions: Very hot and dry

Road Conditions: Good, except for a section of construction west of New Braunfels

RV Park: Skyline Ranch RV Park (www.skylineranchrvpark.com)

Park Conditions: Wide pull-through sites; free WiFi, nice landscaping, 2 clubhouses, nature walk to Medina River

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