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Mar 16, 2017 - Cen-Tex Campout at Lexington

THURSDAY This morning was a bit unusual in that I went first to my acupuncture appointment. Then, after a quick lunch, I took Daisy to Discount Tire to have the air pressure checked before heading out on TX 71. In prior years I had taken a different route; the distances are almost the same but today’s route is better. There are only two short sections of two-lane highway; otherwise, there are four lanes. It was cloudy, windy and a bit chilly all day – too cool to sit outdoors. Tonight we celebrated March birthdays for Betty Wendler and...

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Mar 20, 2016 - Return to Austin

This morning the wind was still blowing and it was chilly but the sun was shining. I was settled back into my site by 12:30 or so. STATS Route: US77 S => TX121 W => US290 W to Austin Total Miles Driven: 65 Weather Conditions: Sunny and cool Road Conditions: Good, four lanes all the way

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Mar 17, 2016 - Cen-Tex Campout at Lexington

THURSDAY As usual for campout week ends, this morning I stopped at Discount Tires to have my tires checked before heading to Lexington. I was settled into my site by a little after noon. Our attendance this time was much smaller than usual – only 11 rigs. Our potluck dinner wasn’t small, however! We’re never in danger of going hungry. Two of our birthday honorees were here: Betty Wendler and Larry Jaynes. Since neither of the women who usually bake the birthday cakes were here, we had to make do. We used Val’s banana bread and the “candle”...

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Feb 23, 2014 - Return to Austin

This morning I left Lexington around 10:30. When I arrived back in Pecan Grove, my neighbor and his father were working around his Airstream trailer. He had to move his truck so I could get back into my space but he wasn’t annoyed by that. He told me that a contractor will build a deck for him tomorrow and wanted to make sure it wouldn’t bother me. He wants to make his place homey. He even told me I could sit there if I ever wanted to – a very neighborly gesture. Of course, I probably never will because I just don’t sit outdoors much....

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Feb 20, 2014 - Cen-Tex Campout at Lexington

THURSDAY The first order of the day today was to go to Discount Tires to have my four new tires installed, due to the safety recall by Michelin. The two front tires were okay. The job took about an hour and a half and then I was on my way to Lexington. It’s nice to have four new tires without a hit to my checkbook! We have a good turnout again this month with 21 attendees, including four visitors: Edna Paige, Jennifer Swan, Anita Talbot and Virginia Byrd. Our potluck tonight was ample, and then some, and there was a good variety. An...

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Feb 16, 2012 - Cen-Tex Campout at Lexington

THURSDAY This morning I stopped at Discount Tire Store to have them check my tires and install the valve stem extensions that I had bought at Pep Boys. To my chagrin, the extensions would not work! The store manager recommended that I go to Crestview RV in Buda to get their recommended extensions. I arrived at Lexington in time to have lunch at El Matador Mexican Grill with Annette, Ronnie and Larry. The food and service were good. After lunch Ronnie drove us to his property just outside Lexington. He has sold all but a few acres of his...

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Feb 17, 2011 - Cen-Tex LoW Campout at Lexington

THURSDAY This morning I was on my way by 10:00 and settled in my campsite before noon. STATS Route: US 290 E to Butler => FM 696 N to Lexington => US 77 N to RV park Total Miles Driven: 59 Weather Conditions: Clear and mild Road Conditions: Good except for FM 696, which is only two lanes and had several construction areas RV Park: Sonny’s RV Park Park Conditions: Fair, dirt roads, fairly level sites, large clubroom, helpful owners, free WiFi FRIDAY This afternoon after our business meeting Mikail Davenport presented a video, "The Final...

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Feb 25, 2010 - Cen-Tex LoW Campout at Lexington

THURSDAY This morning I was slower than usual leaving home. It was about 11:30 when I finally got my act together. I decided to feed Daisy before leaving town even though I probably had enough gasoline for the round trip. On the way, I stopped at the Dairy Queen in Elgin for lunch. We had our potluck dinner tonight. It so happened that our visitor, Bill Smith, was the only one present who had a birthday in February so he got to blow out the candle and hear our..., er..., off-key rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. He joined our chapter, so I...

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Jul 21, 2005 - Cen-Tex LoW Campout - Sonny's RV Park

This week end we had a tour of Alcoa’s Rockdale operations, which was arranged by Joe Barrett. I always enjoy this tour. After the tour, the tour guide took us to a German immigrant’s 20th-century house made entirely of petrified wood. I wish we could have seen the interior! Saturday night we had dinner at Granny’s Restaurant.

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Jul 15, 2004 - Cen-Tex LoW Campout - Sonny's RV Park

This was another good campout. We have four new members – always a good thing. On Saturday we took a tour of the Alcoa operations in Rockdale where we saw some new things that we didn’t see last July. The drag line was operating in a different area. Such huge equipment is fascinating. The tires on some of the equipment are about six feet in diameter!

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Jul 18, 2003 - Cen-Tex LoW Campout - Sonny's RV Park

This was a very nice campout at Lexington. The highlight of the trip for me was our guided tour of the Alcoa mining operations at nearby Rockdale. It is an open-pit mine but the company is very diligent about restoring the land after they have finished mining a section. After an introductory video in a conference room – complete with coffee and donuts – we rode a bus out to the mine. I was very impressed and learned a great deal about the processes. Dump trucks look like toys in comparison to the huge drag line. Saturday morning three...

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