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Feb 26, 2018 - LBJ Ranch

Today was a beautiful sunny day here in the Hill Country which was awesome since it has been so rainy and cold lately. Yesterday was pretty too and I gave Scout a bath and haircut. He needed both. So since today was pretty, we decided to take a road trip about 15 miles East of Fredericksburg to the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Historical Park. LBJ was the 36th President - he became President when President Kennedy was assasinated in Dallas in November of 1963. There are two distinct parts of the LBJ park - the first part is the...

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2018 Life in our RV

Oct 19, 2017 - Cen-Tex Rally at Johnson City

THURSDAY This morning I was up before dawn in hopes of getting an early start on my trip to Johnson City for the Cen-Tex rally. As usual, I went first to Discount Tires to have the air pressure checked. They were very busy, so I had to wait for about an hour before they could even get to me. At last I was on my way, arriving around noon at the Roadrunner RV Park. They assigned me site #18, the one where I stayed for over three weeks in July -- my “home away from home” as Carol put it. We had only nine attendees this time but Carol let us...

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Aug 6, 2017 - LBJ and the Texas White House

Aug 6, 2017, Texas hill country, lots of green grass, trees, cows, horses, small towns and the road winds around curves and up and down small hills. We have just crossed Lake Whitney Dam again, crossed it yesterday also on our way to the mammoths. We are staying at the Roadrunner RV Park, $40, with Good Sam discount, full hookups, and a pull thru. After getting checked in we head out to the LBJ National Historical Park. There are two locations, one here in Johnson City and the other is the ranch. The one in town is the where Johnson lived...

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Off to Indianapolis

Jul 20, 2017 - Cen-Tex Campout at Johnson City

THURSDAY This morning my fellow Cen-Tex members began arriving in Johnson City for our regular campout. Several of our members are still in Colorado; there were only twelve of us at this rally. FRIDAY This morning we visited the Science Mill. Upon entering the museum we were given an avatar passport. We held it up to a tablet and answered a few questions; then we selected the characteristics that we wanted for our avatars. We could then hold the passport up to a tablet at each exhibit to see our avatars in 3D. The Science Mill is a museum...

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Jul 16, 2017 - Lunch in Marble Falls

Today I went to lunch with my new friends (20 this time) at the China Kitchen in Marble Falls. The food and service were very good. I had eaten there a time or two and had been pleased, so I knew it would be good today. This was my last Sunday with these people; I’ll be back in Austin next Sunday to begin my two-month house-sitting period. I’ll be able to attend exercise classes with them Monday and Wednesday.

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Jul 14, 2017 - Game Night at First Baptist Church

Tonight I went to the potluck and game night at the First Baptist Church. A street crew working at the intersection had the street closed, so no one could get into their southside parking lot. We had to go around the block in order to get to the parking spots on the side streets. I don’t know what the problem was. I did a little better this time at Mexican Train than I did last week. I’m getting used to their game rules. I was neither the highest scorer nor the lowest; I even went out on one hand.

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Jul 9, 2017 - Lunch with Methodist Friends

This morning, during what would have been the normal Sunday School hour, the youth group gave a special presentation about their mission trip to Costa Rica last week. They sang several songs in Spanish and showed lots of slides. They had a lot to say and it was all inspiring and interesting. After church I went to lunch with most of the same people as last week (18 in all) to Marble Falls. We ate at Doc’s Fish Camp and Grill [docsfishcamp.com]. The food was very good and the wait staff friendly and efficient. As usual, I had to have a to-go...

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Jul 7, 2017 - Game Night with New Johnson City Friends

Tonight I attended a regular Friday game night at the First Christian Church. It is one of the four area churches that take turns hosting these activities. There was one table for ‘42’ and three for double-12 Mexican Train. Alas, I was the highest scorer at my table. The way the game is played here takes much longer and it is harder to get rid of all your dominoes. A player is allowed only one play at a time. If a person plays a double but cannot cover it, the next player must cover it, even if it is the next domino in line to be played in...

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Jul 6, 2017 - First Trip back to Austin

Today I drove into Austin for several things. It seemed as if I was running all over town. I went to the gym for my personal training, then to church to take care of my prisoner mail and grab a bite to eat at our MOCHA (coffee shop) and finally to have my acupuncture treatment. On the way back to Johnson City I stopped at Luby’s for take-out. I was back at Roadrunner RV Park by 4:30. The whole trip covered 115 miles.

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Jul 5, 2017 - M&Ms at Methodist Church

This morning I went to exercise class at the Methodist Church. Their nurse, who works out of the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, checked me in. She took my blood pressure, listened to my heart and lungs and asked a few basic questions about my health. There was no charge. The hour-long exercise instructions were via video again but, this time, the leader was a young man. We did stretching exercises first and then did some workouts with weights (or dumbbells, as he called them) and some balancing. After class we had M&Ms...

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Jul 4, 2017 - Happy Independence Day

There was a lot going on in Johnson City today, with a parade downtown and lots of activities at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, but I just didn’t feel like baking my brains in this heat. I went into the clubroom, thinking that other RVers might be there, but no one else came. They probably were taking in the various activities. I read the last three days’ issues of the Austin American-Statesman and worked all the crossword puzzles. By then it was time for lunch.

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Jul 3, 2017 - Activities at Methodist Church

This morning I participated in the exercise class at the Methodist Church, along with ten other women. The instruction was via video. Most of the exercises were done in a chair but, at the end, we stood for balance exercises. They told me that their regular instructor would be back on Wednesday and that the exercises would be more vigorous. Tonight I went back to the church for their monthly movie night. We saw “Walk the Line”, the biographical drama film based on the early life and career of Johnny Cash and his romance with June Carter. Of...

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