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Jul 10, 2014 - Stopping by Tiny

We have made it to the Rio Grande Valley and are now parked next to Tiny. I have an appointment tomorrow morning to get Goldie a much deserved oil change and tire rotation/balance. We are going to squeeze in a lot of activities (visit with friends, groom/bath Blayde, haircuts, laundry, etc.) into the next two days and then head to San Antonio on Sunday. I will keep you updated, Happy Travels, Rebecca

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Mar 17, 2014 - When is Spring Coming?

We have been watching the weather, waiting to continue our RV adventure, however, the weather up north is currently not cooperating! Even here in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) of South Texas we woke up to a chilly 48 degrees this morning. Many parts of the country are seeing a snow covered St. Patrick's Day today and very little green! Heading north this month (March) would only make us shiver all the harder! Hopefully, if all goes well with the weather, we will be leaving the RGV in just a couple of weeks. Willis and I always enjoy our time...

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Dec 14, 2013 - Nesting Continues in Mongo

We have been doing a bit of "nesting" in Mongo... towels, sheets, shelf paper... all those little things that we do to make our new RV more personal and homey. We have reservations at a state park (about an hour or two away from our RGV park) to take Mongo on a trip next month, so we do have that adventure to look forward to until the weather allows us to head north again. Tiny, perhaps in rebellion for us buying Mongo, has been acting up the last few weeks. First a pipe fitting broke under the kitchen sink. Thankfully I was standing nearby...

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Nov 16, 2013 - Mongo Meets Tiny

After a fun week in our new little Mongo we are now back in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). Mongo fits nicely next to Tiny in our winter RV site. In the picture above you may notice we put up a little removable “fence” around Mongo. Our neighbors are calling it the “baby’s crib” or the “pony’s corral”. In actuality, we put that little wood and block barrier up around him so as to keep people from tripping over his trailer tongue or backing into him at night (we put little solar lights on the wood for night safety). So now Mongo has settled in...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Mongo and Goldie

After a lovely visit with Mark and Julia in the D.C. area we headed back to Texas. The long drive allowed Wills and I to continue a conversation we started as we drove to D.C. That discussion basically centered on “What should our life plan be for the next ten years?” As Willis and I drove along we started discussing how much we both love our fifth-wheel RV (Tiny), but we also really miss the spontaneity of traveling around in something smaller. Pulling a big trailer with a F-550 diesel can be a bit worrisome when on narrow roads with no...

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Apr 22, 2013 - Catching Up

Once again I need to apologize to family and friends who follow us on our trip journal… we have been so busy having fun in the sunshine, dancing, bike riding, lunches/dinners/movies with friends that I have neglected turning on my laptop as often and hence have been terrible about keeping you posted on our activities and answering emails. Let’s just say that we have been having RV fun in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and now we are preparing to “hit the road” again on Thursday of this week. Our first stop will be Choke Canyon State Park....

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Feb 11, 2013 - No Voice

Late last night I went to bed with aches in my joints and pain in my head. I had a temp and my throat was sore and yet it was my cough that bothered me more. This morning I awoke still feeling poor and to my surprise I have a voice no more! My vocal cords are on vacation, I’m trying to accept this with calm resignation. How odd it is not to speak, and silent rasps make my coughs sound weak. Willis will probably enjoy this short break from the constant chatter and noise I make. My fingers are now a substitute for my voice, as my computer...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Blayde's Surgery

Blayde had a very long day today… actually, it started last night. Wednesday night: 6:00 p.m. Blayde sees his mommy take his food bowl up from the kitchen floor. “Why did my mommy just take my bowl away? What does she mean ‘no more food for you until after your oral surgery’? What is oral surgery?” Thursday morning: 6:00 a.m. Blayde sees his mommy take his water bowl up from the kitchen floor. “Now what is my mommy doing? What if I get thirsty? And what is this oral surgery she keeps talking about?” 7:00 a.m. – “Oh boy! Mommy and Daddy are...

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Nov 4, 2012 - Mariachi & Folklorico Fall Concert

I just want to quickly share some of todays pictures of the wonderful Mariachi & Folklorico Fall Concert. Three high schools (Palmview, Juarez Lincoln, and La Joya) all joined together to perform some amazing Grupo Folklorico and Mariachi. There are some truly talented young people in these groups and it was a joy to spend the afternoon appreciating all their hard work. The evening was completed with friends over a lovely dinner on the lake at Rancho Del Charco. What a fun weekend it turned out to be. Happy Travels, Rebecca

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Nov 3, 2012 - Dia de los Muertos

Today we took in some local flavor at the Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Museum of South Texas History with friends (Bruce/Mary Sue and Jack/Jane). We enjoyed the arts and crafts (Willis bought me a lovely handmade beaded bracelet), the various displays and Alter Exhibits, as well as some tasty traditional Mexican food. The pictures posted with this entry give you an idea of some of what we saw Happy Travels, Rebecca

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Oct 21, 2012 - Back in the RGV

We arrived safely back to the warmth of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) on Thursday, the 18th. A mere two hours after backing into our RV site a thunderstorm cracked opened the skies and dumped a LOT of rain on us as we finished settling into our site. It rained so hard and fast that the water filled the streets and it looked like we were parked in a lake. Luckily we are parked on a concrete pad so Tiny didn’t get her tires muddy and the pad is high enough that it appeared as if Tiny could “walk on water” in the middle of this newly created...

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Mar 29, 2012 - Thinking About Heading North

What a fun winter we have enjoyed with our many friends here in the sunny Rio Grande Valley this winter. Except for going to pick up our new RV and truck in Arizona in December we ended up not doing much traveling these last couple of months. However, now that we have Tiny and Grumbles all set up the way we want, we are ready to "get back on the road" for more adventures. So... on April 14 we are planning to pull out of the Rio Grande Valley and head north. I'll keep you updated as to our whereabouts as we once again continue on our...

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