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Oct 3, 2018 - Day Trip to Brenham

Today I went with several other CARE residents, our activities director and a volunteer couple to Brenham for lunch and a visit to the Blue Bell Creameries. We left at 8:30 so we could have a pit stop along the way and still get there before noon; it’s a two-hour drive. We had lunch at the Sealand Restaurant, where the food and service were good. Then we went to the Blue Bell Creameries, expecting to have a 45-minute tour. Alas, the line was shut down for maintenance, so we didn’t get to take the tour. We were disappointed but there wasn’t...

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Feb 3, 2016 - Yegua Creek Park (1/29 - 2/1/16)

We were going to Rocky Creek Park where we spent time two years ago and enjoyed it so much that we were making a return trip. When we got there, we found that the park was closed due to damage from severe flooding. In talking with the park volunteer, we found out that they were waiting for funding to get the repairs made and the park probably wouldn't be open until April. Noooooooooooo!! Well, there is another Corps of Engineers park, Yegua Creek Park, a couple of miles from Rocky Creek Park. We had toured the park when we were there...

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Nov 8, 2015 - Brenham, TX

OK, I admit it, I have been a very bad boy. I have not updated this travel journal since July 10. Today is Nov 8, so that is 4 months with no entries. Just telling you what happened in the past 4 months is not possible so I will give you the version of what I remember. We left Canada after tailgunning our Canadian Maritimes trip. We wanted to get to Montana as soon as possible so we could buy our boat and outfit the garage. Driving through Maine we had a blowout on a trailer tire that did damage to 2 tires and the side of the trailer. The...

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Travel 2015

Oct 22, 2014 - Brenham, TX

We headed South as fast as we could to get in some better weather. We had a series of overnight stops before we reached Chanute, KS where we had work done on the trailer. Then it was an overnight stop Tahlequah, OK to visit with Wes and Tonia and had dinner at Sam and Ella's Chicken Palace. We had to leave the next morning. We had an overnight at Thackerville, OK where we had the free breakfast at the Winstar Casino. Then we stayed for 5 days in Albany, TX to visit with our daughter Priscilla. At all these stops we didn't take any pictures....

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Travel 2014

Oct 16, 2013 - Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory

During our overnight stay in Highlands, Texas, we were advised of several attractions along our route home. When Doug heard about the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory in Brenham, Texas...there was no holding him back! Blue Bell Ice Cream has always been Doug's favorite but...it is not sold in California. So for him to be able to tour the factory (with the promise of a free sample scoop at the end) it was met with the same reverence as setting off on a "Pilgrimage to Mecca"! Back in 1907, a group of local farmers decided to open Brenham Creamery...

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Nov 12, 2012 - Boy Do We Love Texas

Since it has been a month since I last posted, have a lot of catching up to do! After spending time in Hot Springs, Arkansas we traveled to Fort Smith, AR for a Good Sam Rally but didn't have time to see the things around the Fort Smith area so besides visiting with and meeting lots of nice people at the rally, don't have much to report. After the rally we headed for Claremore, Oklahoma for another rally and again met some great folks. We have been so amazed and surprised by all the beautiful scenery and how green it has been everywhere...

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Jun 26, 2012 - BlueBell Ice Cream

My favorite ice cream is Blue Bell, which in my opinion is far superior to Blue Bonnet, Publix, or even Breyers or Dairy Queen. Of course reading the carton, it says made in Brenham, TX, which on the map showed to be about 139 miles away. A very small road trip for me and Marianne, of which as usual, I drove, and she rested or read a ghost story or two. Brenham is in the hill country of Texas. Definitely more fun to drive, then the flat roads of Florida. Every where we drove, beautiful blue and many yellow flowers as far as the next hill,...

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Apr 27, 2011 - Texas

4-27 Wed. I forget to mention yesterday, that after buying all that fuel as I headed into downtown El Pasco running east on I-10 at 65, Ruthann noticed a diesel smell. I checked the mirror an sure enough I had left the fuel cap off and fuel was spraying all over the side of the MH. I’m guessing I probably lost no more than a couple of gallons. We had really high winds last night in Ft. Stockton. We pulled the front slide in so as not to loose the roll out cover. Winds were blowing near 30 mpr most of the night, with gust near 45. Check the...

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Apr 17, 2011 - Holy Moley

What a whirlwind! Sorry for no travel blog yesterday but we were BUSY. We are in Austin Texas and this may be long.. We are visiting friends who we met in Decatur Ga. These folks came to our Church (North Decatur United Methodist)and Shirley was the chair of the Invite committee. Along came Paul and his family who were refugees. Shirley jumped at the opportunity to welcome these new comers. We all came to know Paul and his family which include his wife Namwiza, and children Christelle, Melissa, Delice and Grace. Shirley immediately meshed...

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Apr 16, 2011 - One of the 3 greatest days of my life

Today is our daughter Collins 30 birthday. Happy birthday!!! We have another daughter Darci and I married Shirley so you can probably figure out the other two greatest days. Yesterday was a travel day. We pulled into the Artesian RV Camp Resort, resort is stretching the word a little. After walking around we have revised our review to a rustic cabin category. There are some nice things like there are no rusted out 50 foot trailers on the property. But it is OK for the night. On to visit Paul and Namweza Sebineza and family. Our North...

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Jan 19, 2010 - Ate All We Could

We finally left Livingston and headed west. First stop was Brenham, Texas original home of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Madison's picture of the poor, sad dog is where we have had to put socks on her feet to keep her from licking them. We have some medicine from the vet that we put on them and then put the socks on to let them dry out and heal. She is not a happy camper. We took the Bluebell tour and it was very good. We had toured the Ben and Jerry's factory in Vermont several years ago (New York Super Fudge Chunk - my favorite!) However, Blue...

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Two Hams in a Can

Apr 25, 2008 - Brenham,TX Blue Bell Creamery, Mini Horses

Blue Bell Creamery The “Little Creamery in Brenham” was founded in 1907. The name was changed to Blue Bell in 1930 after a wildflower that grows in the area and blooms in the summer. A 1930’s replica refrigerated delivery truck is parked out front. We toured the factory with Kathy, Norm, Lorna and Larry. After watching the mixing, flavoring, packing and freezing process our appetites were whetted for samples in the ice cream parlor. It was the best ever! Miniature Horses Also located in Brenham is The Monastery of St Clare. It is run by the...

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