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Jan 4, 2012 - Finally a warm sunny day in Houston
What a beautiful day it was today. The temperature soared up into the 70's F today and the wind stopped blowing...perfect for lots of Dixie walks! I took the camera along on one of our circles around the park and took a few pictures of our surroundings. It's a pretty nice park with a man made lake in the middle of the property. The lake is stocked with bass, tilapia, catfish and some other fish. There's a hawk or falcon that flies over the lake until he sees a fish then he swoops down and grabs the fish and away he goes to eat it. It's...Jump to full entry
Jan 1, 2012 - Happy Birthday Bruce and Happy New Year Everyone!
January 1st 2012 rings in Bruce's 65th birthday...he's gonna be in the money, in the money! I cooked a prime rib roast with Yorkshire pudding, asparagus and roasted potatoes. Nice little birthday dinner! We didn't want to deal with a whole cake so picked up a single slice and we shared it! We didn't do anything exciting last night to celebrate new years eve. We did watch The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and ate some popcorn! The movie was excellent and the popcorn was pretty good too! Happy New Year To You ALL!!Jump to full entry
Dec 27, 2011 - Sammy gets a new little friend.
You know we've been looking at doggie websites and wandering shelters here in Houston to see if we could find a new little friend for Sammy (and us). Coming up to Christmas, people were adopting dogs left, right and centre so there was very little to choose from especially when it came to small dogs. We decided to let it rest for a while but I was still looking on line. I ran across a website for an organization called My Last Chance Rescue and they had 3 or 4 very sweet little dogs available. Little Miss Chickies was among these little...Jump to full entry
Dec 24, 2011 - One More Sleep
Had a day at the mall yesterday...whatazoo! Nice to just wander and look at things but the line ups for paying were ridiculous. I think everyone has left their shopping to the last minute. Not many good sales either, pretty much all regular prices.Yawn, time to relax now and put my happy shopping feet up! Got mail from Shirley and Geoff, Linda and Jelly Bean. Lovely to hear from HOME! It is pouring rain today, absolutely POURING! And windy! We're heading over to the club house for a Christmas Eve potluck with other RV'ers soon. Merry...Jump to full entry
Dec 19, 2011 - Houston Texas. Heater System Repair
We left our home in Canal Winchester and got south as fast and safely as we could. We had the parts shipped into a authorized repair facility in Houston. Parts arrived and technician was available to help us get the system up and running. The system is fairly sophisticated and we wanted expert assistance in getting it back up and running The Technician Rudy gave us step by step instructions on how and what to do. I felt pretty good that the parts we deemed bad back home was exactly the parts that were bad. Our Motor Home uses this Hydro...Jump to full entry
Dec 18, 2011 - Nasa Rocket Park
I have never been a avid fan of space technology but a tour of the NASA Rocket Park has changed my mind. It is really unbelievable how men and women put their minds, hands and human skills to work and create the United States Space program. It was just amazing to see the final results of their work. On display at Rocket Park is the Saturn Rocket system #18. This rocket has never been in space and that is a good thing. If it was in space it would not be available for tourists to see. The Saturn 5 is basically 360 plus feet of rocket fuel....Jump to full entry
Dec 18, 2011 - San Jacinto Memorial
Before this trip I had never thought about visiting the San Jacinto Memorial Monument I did not realize the importance that this part of Texas history had on the growth of Texas and the United States. The Memorial is the worlds largest at over 363 feet. I think pictures can tell the story much better than words so. For additional information please visit the San Jacinto Web Site If you visit Houston place this Nasa, and the USS Texas on your list of things to do. Thanks for riding along and have a great week Merry Christmas Rick, Nancy,...Jump to full entry
Dec 18, 2011 - San Jacinto RV Park and Surrounding Area
It has been a busy time since we left Ohio and want to take this opportunity to show our latest campground and the surrounding area. Included are a few Christmas Decorations, Palm Trees and Flowers. When we left Ohio it was a completely different picture. Thanks for riding along with us and have a very Merry Christmas Rick, Nancy, Bandit and BelleJump to full entry
Dec 17, 2011 - USS Texas BB35
I served in the Navy for 10 years and enjoyed every minute of it. I was on 2 Destroyers the USS Alfred A Cunningham and the USS Osbourne and sailed once with a battleship. On the water they look majestic, strong and invincible. It was a great day to tour Houston and see both the USS Texas and the Texas Memorial. Since we took a lot of pictures I am dividing the trip journal into separate entries. There are over a hundred pictures of the Texas but we only loaded up about 30 of them. The ship is crowded with guns on the main deck. Once you...Jump to full entry
Dec 13, 2011 - The 5th Wheel gets Christmassy!
Only 12 days until Christmas! Time to get into the Christmas mood and mode! The tree is up, the stocking is hung with a lot of little stuffies (thanks for sharing Sammy) the poinsettias are placed and the ornaments are sitting pretty! The fireplace in here just adds to the ambiance. We are ready for December 25th!Jump to full entry
Dec 9, 2011 - Pansy Angel?
This actually happened yesterday morning just as I was getting my first cup of coffee and planning my day and thinking about putting some Pansy and Sammy pictures on my trip journal as a little tribute to her. The living room blind was pulled down but I heard a little commotion out there so opened the blind only to see a beautiful little Cardinal sitting in the oleander bush at the back of the 5th wheel. It came back over to the window again and tapped on the glass then back to it's branch. I took out the camera and snapped a few pictures...Jump to full entry