This morning I left Crestview RV about ten o’clock and had an easy drive to Lampasas. The weather stayed cool today because of all the rain in the area last night.
Coco Davenport and Val White hosted the rally. The very artistic Coco made some delicious cookies and put them inside clear, colorless plastic boxes on a bed of confetti and finished the package with pretty handmade bows. Val served chips inside the brims of sombreros, along with various dips. She also gave us “diplomas” of a funny item about how things were when we were young versus how they are nowadays.
It has been cloudy and cool again all day today, a welcome relief from our usual hot weather by this time of year. This afternoon I tried playing the organ in the clubroom. What a performance! I probably didn’t hit sour notes more than 75 percent of the time. :>) Tonight we had dinner at the Country Kitchen and Bakery. The food and service were good.
This morning most of the group visited the Keystone Square Museum, which was organized in 1976. It has a rather large collection of objects and artifacts relating to Lampasas County history. Of special interest to me was a large mural with a buffalo that appeared to be coming right out of the wall. A young man mounted the buffalo head onto the mural with such skill that it was difficult to see where the mural ended and the mounted head began! Currently there is special emphasis on the flood that raged through town during the night of Mothers’ Day, May 12, 1957. It killed five people and did tremendous damage to homes and other property. This tragic loss spurred the local people to take flood control measures in hopes of preventing future floods.
Afterwards, we went across the street to a large hardware store and then on to Campbell Park to see the sculptures placed around the grounds. By the time we finished, it was time for lunch; so we headed to The County Seat restaurant across the street from the Lampasas County Courthouse. The servers were friendly and efficient.
After lunch five of us drove out to a ranch north of town to check out an estate sale. I’m not a shopper but just went along for the ride; however, I stumbled onto a good bargain. There were some stuffed toys that were in good condition, so I bought a large trash bag full of the big ones. When I told the people that I wanted them for the children at the Hays County Women’s Shelter in San Marcos, they let me have them all for only six dollars! Since I don’t have room for them in my motorhome, Janie Cummings was good enough to take them to her house to keep them until our December campout in San Marcos.
On the way back to town, Coco Davenport directed us to her place, the Regalo Real Ranch, near Lometa, Texas. It is beautiful with its lovely ranch house and guesthouse, as well as the rolling hills, large trees and lush grasses. She has a view of a large ridge of much taller hills. We were happy to be able to see it.
Tonight we had dinner in the clubroom and then several of our members went to a dance in Llano, in spite of the inclement weather. It rained off and on all day and tonight there were some severe storms in the general area.
STATS Route: I-35 S => TX 195 N => TX 138 W => US 183 N => US 281 S Total Miles Driven: 54 Weather Conditions: Mostly cloudy and cool Road Conditions: Some construction on TX 195; short section of 2-lane highway RV Park: Boone RV Park (www.boonervpark.com) Park Conditions: Nice clubroom and laundry, large shade trees, level sites, free Wi-Fi, propane