More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

Jan Herbert & Glenda Alexander at Hostess House, Hancock Park

Remains of Bath House, Hancock Park

Sulphur Creek - Ducks and Geese

Sulphur Creek, Hancock Park

Sulphur Creek, Hancock Park

Pedestrian Bridge Over Sulphur Creek

Sulphur Creek and Covered Picnic Table

Ducks in a Row, Sulphur Creek

Spillway on Sulphur Creek


FRIDAY

This morning I headed for Lampasas for the Cen-Tex LoW campout at Boone RV Park. The drive was only 87 miles and the weather was comfortable. Because the temperature was so pleasant, we sat outside under the beautiful large pecan trees for quite a while. We had 17 rigs this time, which is about average for our club. Our visitor, Tom, decided to join the club. This was his second campout with us.

Of course, we miss Regina very much. At our business meeting this afternoon we agreed that we will donate a tree in her memory at our national headquarters, Lo-Hi Ranch at Deming, New Mexico.

Tonight we had dinner at the Country Kitchen. I had a bowl of chicken with rice soup and a BLT sandwich. It was tasty, especially the soup.

SATURDAY

This morning Jan, Pat and I walked over to Hancock Park. We really enjoyed our stroll in the cool breeze. Pat had her little dog, which is well-behaved. The dog would sometimes chase the ducks back into the water but she knew to stay away from the geese! By the time we had finished our visit to the park, it was nearly lunch time, so we headed back to the club room. After lunch several of us played table games.

Hancock Springs flows into Sulphur Creek, which runs through the park. By the 1880s the tract had become a fashionable tourist attraction. In 1911 the large swimming pool was excavated. It is constantly filled from the spring and overflows into Sulphur Creek. The Hostess House was built in 1929 and included a reception hall, a changing room for the pool and a dance floor. In 1936 the City of Lampasas bought Hancock Park and Hostess House. There is a nice golf course adjacent to Hancock Park. Sometimes golf balls land in the pool.

SUNDAY

I left the campground around 11:30 this morning. On the way back to Fredericksburg I stopped in Burnet to feed Daisy ($3.699). Ouch! At Stonewall I stopped at Burg's Corner to get my pickle and veggie 'fix'. I was hungry for vegetable soup so I made a big pot of it this afternoon. I decided to try it with some yellow squash added to my usual mix. It is good.

The computer tech who came to my site last week had left his bill at the RV park office for me. The wireless USB adapter with external removable antenna cost $40.99 and the labor to analyze and diagnose my Internet connection problem was $80. It could have been worse. I've been quite happy with the adapter at this park. It remains to be seen how it performs at the next one.

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