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May 8, 2019 - Spring in Texas

Contrary to our last entry, we are adding one more to this trip journal and then will be discontinuing it. Never fear, it is good news! Stay tuned for more information. We had a wonderful visit to the Texas Hill Country this spring. We left Wellton on March 17 as planned and took four days moving to Fredericksburg. In Benson the first night out we had a minor collision with a tree branch which caught our roof. This resulted in major damage necessitating a new roof while in Fredericksburg. We were fortunate to have good insurance once more...

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Mar 23, 2019 - Prep and a Travel Day

Our prep day was busy as I dumped and rinsed the holding tanks. I then stowed the hoses and put that container in the truck bed. I made sure the inverter was working properly and then changed the fridge plug to the proper outlet and now it is running off the inverter. I programmed the GPS for our trip tomorrow and finished several other chores. I was ready when Jim walked over to help me take the DISH antenna off the roof. It is now stowed in the truck for travel. We cleaned up and drove to Denny & Jackie’s place to share a meal with these...

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Mar 4, 2019 - Fredericksburg, TX

We had an uneventful trip to Fredericksburg, TX. It has become one of our favorite cities to visit in Texas. We stayed at The Vineyards RV Park just outside the city. Unfortunately their winter has been a little cold, we actually had low 20 degree nights for several nights of our stay, so the blue bonnets are not blooming yet. We did see them east of San Antonio, but not here yet. This area has wineries every 1/4 mile east of Fredericksburg. We didn't do any wine tasting but did try a new brewery out among all the wineries and near the...

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Feb 20, 2019 - Kerrville and Fredericksburg, TX

Kerrville and Fredericksburg, TX 2-20-19 Today’s plan was to finish visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg then do some free style touring of the area. We had breakfast in Kerrville then took a short half hour, 25 mile trip to Fredericksburg. We finished the main museum then headed over to the Pacific battle zone exhibit. This exhibit features a typical battle field with tanks, guns, pillboxes, and other cool stuff. They periodically hold battle reenactments viewable from a shaded amphitheater. There is also a PT...

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Feb 19, 2019 - Uvalde to Fredericksburg, TX

Uvalde to Fredericksburg to Kerrville, TX 2-19-19 After a hearty breakfast at Days Inn and coffee from the Local Fix we were on the road again saying goodbye to Uvalde. It’s pretty cold today, about 42 degrees and cloudy. Looks like rain. We took US Hwy 90 east to Hondo then headed north to Bandera then Kerrville on state Hwy 173. We took state Hwy 16 into Fredericksburg. Drove 120 miles in a bit over 2 hours arriving at noon. We are in Fredericksburg to see the National Museum of the Pacific War which we heard was supposed to be good. We...

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Jan 11, 2019 - Hamburger Heaven and Remembering Willie and the Boys

Newt and Bernie let me sleep in on Friday and picked me up at 10:30. We had a short drive out into the country to what is known and believed by many to be the best hamburgers in Texas. Again, we wanted to beat the crowds. This place, Alamo Springs, is out in the middle of nowhere and people come from all over to enjoy their hamburgers and numerous other items on their menu. I had been their guests on my last visit and requested the revisit, but on my dime this time. After lunch they had more surprises for me. We visited a seed producer (I...

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Jan 10, 2019 - Newt and Bernie are my Tour Guides!

My buddy, Newt, picked me up at 8:30 and we began a full day of seeing the sights. Fredericksburg is in the heart of what Texas calls the Hill Country and we did see a few hills. (Texas hills - not California hills.) Newt first took me to Cross Mountain (what Texas calls a mountain ;-D ) and then to Enchanted Mountain which probably does qualify as a mountain. Certainly a very big hill. (Forgive me Texans...you all are so proud of your state and how big everything is, so I just have to tease you about your hills and mountains.) Enchanted...

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Jan 9, 2019 - Bush Country to Hill Country TX

It was an uneventful (love those) drive to the Texas Hill Country. I am returning for the second time to see my forum buddy Newt and Bernie, his bride of 32 years. They sold their HitchHiker, moved into a home without any wheels and bought a smaller RV for jaunts when they feel the urge. When I visited them for the first time back in January,'15, it was so cold in Fredericksburg that icicles formed on my truck and RV. It wasn't warm, today, but still, only in the 50s. Compare that to the 20s and it's almost tropical! I checked into Lady...

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Oct 25, 2018 - Moving on South

It was a good idea to remain parked yesterday as it rained relentlessly all day and into the evening hours. We enjoyed the quiet, restful day and awoke this morning to find our site in the middle of a soggy, swamp-like, area. I waded around to get things ready for the road, disconnecting and stowing the sewer hose, the co-ax for the cable tv, and finally the water hose and electric cable. We had planned to leave the RV Park at 9:30 and were both ready to go at 9:15. Denny & Jackie followed close behind us as we headed south on Hwy 281...

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May 21, 2018 - Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas We drove up to Fredericksburg, TX which is in the Texas hill country to visit the Admiral Nimintz Museum of the Pacific War. Lyndon Johnson's Texas White House ranch is close by, but, we just did not have enough time to visit the property. We did, however, stop at Luckenbach, Texas on the way back to San Antonio. We have attached a few pictures.

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Apr 14, 2018 - Texas Hill Country

This morning we were able to get a late checkout time for the campground so we drove down to Poteet Texas for a strawberry festival. Mike has really been wanting some strawberry shortcake. It was not quite what we expected. More of an excuse for a fair and some local groups to sell food and craft items than a strawberry thing. There was one person selling local berries, and a couple selling shortcake. Everything else was typical fair food but at least Mike got some shortcake! We rolled into the town of Fredericksburg. It was supposed to be...

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Apr 12, 2018 - Bluebonnets

Texas Bluebonnets Days 6-7: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10-11 2018 Starting home, we left Bill’s place at 10:15 am heading west through Austin. We stopped two nights at the Fredericksburg RV Park in Fredericksburg, Texas to see the bluebonnets. It was pleasant when we arrived in Fredericksburg: sunny and 70 degrees with a light breeze. Fredericksburg is located in the Texas hill country and is one of the best places to see bluebonnets in bloom. We were lucky to see any—they normally bloom in late March--this year the bloom was delayed; they...

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Spring 2018

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