Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

Normally I write about our activities of the day and I will get to that but I have had several questions lately about different things I need to address.

One of our readers asked about the shattered window and the final outcome of that little episode.

Actually I did explain this in an earlier blog, but will mention our decision once again. The windows in our Mobile Suites are dual pane windows. We ordered it that way to improve the energy efficiency of the unit in hot or in cold weather.

The window which shattered due to “spontaneous breakage” was the inside pane of the emergency escape window in our living room. None of our warranties covers glass breakage. Neither the original warranty nor the extended warranty.

We have cleaned up the glass and you cannot tell that this window is now a single pane, instead of a dual pane.

For the time being we choose to do nothing, since there is no problem with the integrity of our unit.

I have also been asked for my recipe for the southwest pork, green chili stew, so here it is:

Ingredients: 1 lb lean pork cut into small pieces

1 large onion, chopped

1 32oz container of chicken stock

1 4oz can of chopped green chilis

1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes

1 Can hominy, drained

1 Can Red Kidney beans, drained

1 Can Black beans, NOT drained

Garlic, Red pepper, Fajita seasoning, flour, EVOO

Put some flour in a bowl with fajita seasoning and red pepper. Add pork meat and coat the meat with the flour and seasoning mixture.

Move the meat to a pan and brown the meat in EVOO.

Add onions, garlic, and remaining ingredients.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes. Enjoy!

As you can tell, most of my recipes are very simple and easy to prepare.

Now, for our day today:

We awoke before the alarm went off and I was dressed and ready to walk with Heinz and Jesse by 7:00 AM. Marilyn had a Spanish class today so she and Irene were biking to the class.

Heinz, Jesse and I were off for our walk in the early morning mist and cool weather.

We walked for 2 ½ miles and the exercise felt good. At least it felt good when we were done! :)

After about 45 minutes of rest, Heinz came over to get in the truck with me, to go watch the first softball game of the season for the Llano Grande Stars. That is the team I played with last year.

We drove by to pick up Jesse and then headed west to the sports complex where the games are played. Hmmmm… No one here but us! I picked up my cell phone and called Lynn, who informed me that the game had been called due to weather. Ron decided that the weather wasn’t that bad so he scheduled a practice at another field.

OK, off we went to watch practice for awhile, but mainly I just wanted to say hello to the guys I played with last year.

I introduced a few of the guys to Heinz & Jesse, shook hands and spoke to more of the guys, and then we left.

After a quick stop at one of the stores, we headed back to the resort.

I had phone calls from Jeff in Hannibal and Sherry in San Antonio. We also spoke to Jennifer during the day. We tried to talk to Colby but he lost interest pretty quickly. :)

I did a few chores around the RV, ate a bite of lunch, and then I laid down on the bed to take a little nap.

When I decided to get out of the comfortable bed, it was time for us to go outdoors and sit in the sunshine with a glass of wine.

Gordon & Juanita came over and joined us, then Jan & Dan came over too. After a few minutes Ginger & Jesse stopped by also.

About dinner time the cocktail hour broke up and everyone went their own way.

Jesse & Ginger were going to pick us up to go to “Fat Daddy’s” for a BBQ pork sandwich.

They pulled up right at 5:00 PM and we were off. We enjoyed a very tasty meal, great conversation and several laughs with these good friends.

Once they delivered us back to our RV, we just settled down for the evening. “Blazing Saddles” was on TV and, even though we had seen this silly movie several times in the past, we had nothing better to do, so we watched it again. Maybe it would be more fair to say that the movie was on TV while Marilyn worked her Sudoku puzzles and I worked on the computer.

So, another day comes to a close. Time seems to be going so fast, but we just can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store…..

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