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Feb 15, 2019 - An RC swap meet in Garden Ridge, TX

A swap meet in Garden Ridge, TX 2-15-19 Today was an RC day for Bob because Julie has a touch of some bug and decided to lay low for a day. After going to get breakfast for and plenty of fluid for the bride, I abandoned her to her fate and was off the Tri-City Flyers Swap meet just north of San Antonio in Garden Ridge, TX. This swap meet was a pleasant surprise. It was large, lots of good stuff for sale which made me wish I had a trailer to load up. While in the area, I drove around looking at the country checking out New Braunfels,...

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Feb 14, 2019 - Short trip to the Hill Country

The Hill Country and Canyon Lake 2-14-19 So what do you do on a Valentine’s Day where the temperatures are in the early seventies? Why, take a short road trip to the Hill Country of Texas. The Hill country actually covers a lot of Central Texas but we only traveled to Canyon Lake just a short drive west of San Marcos. It is pretty country with rolling hills. it’s even prettier in spring when the wild flowers come out. Canyon lake seemed pretty quiet. Lots of parked boats around but none on the lake. Had it pretty much to ourselves. Must be...

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Feb 13, 2019 - River Walk and the Alamo, San Antonio

Riverwalk and the Alamo 2-13-19 Checked out the Riverwalk and the Alamo today. Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-sixties made it an ideal day to tour downtown San Antonio. Took that boat ride I have been wanting to take on the San Antonio River. Get to see a lot of stuff and the boat captain was very informative and entertaining. After getting off the boat, we took a stroll on the Riverwalk and got a late lunch at the Salt Grass Steakhouse, which came highly recommended. Very good steaks. The Alamo is in the center of downtown San...

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Feb 12, 2019 - Kissing Tree and Austin

Kissing Tree and Austin 2-12-19 Blue skies and warmer temperatures today, so we took advantage by going to breakfast at “Cafe on the Square”, (Hays Town Square) in downtown San Marcos. After a hearty breakfast we were off to visit a new housing development (for folks that are 55 and older), called “Kissing Tree.” The project is on the south side of San Marcos. We enjoyed looking at the grounds and all the pretty new houses and collecting glossy pamphlets, but didn’t buy anything today. We drove a short way north on I-35 to check out an RC...

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Feb 11, 2019 - San Marcos, first two days

San Marcos, TX Day One ( 2-10-19): Got up this morning with a similar lack of ambition and did a quick drive around in San Marcos, got some supplies, and went to the local library. It’s sit inside weather for sure. Give Julie a local paper and her books, she’s good to go. Things are suppose to be looking better later in the week. We will do something then Julie remarked today that the folks around here are friendlier than most places. Now that I think of it, I guess that’s true. These are nice people. Just don’t get in their way on the...

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Feb 9, 2019 - San Antonio to San Marcos, TX

San Antonio to San Marcos, TX 2-9-19 Weather in this part of Texas continues to be somewhat dismal so we spent the day visiting Hobby shops, coffee shops, and a movie theatre. Found a really good hobby shop near Lackland AFB in San Antonio. Al’s Hobbies has been around for a long time. I spent over an hour chatting with Al and his buddy about Radio Control, the people involved over the years, and the state of the hobby now. Al has a lot of pre owned and partially constructed models in his store and would be a good place to pick up a model...

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Apr 19, 2018 - Initial Entry (after a long hiatus)

As the title indicates, this is the initial entry for our new travel blog. The site we were using initially closed their doors and I was forced to find another. The last entry on the previous site was August/September 2016. I will attempt to bring the record up to date in the coming days. However, we are on the road again and this summer is the Friends and Family tour as we head east. Stay tuned as we may be in a town near you.

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Sep 19, 2017 - Spring Lake

The Glass Bottom Boats have been running on Spring Lake since 1945. At one point this area was part of the first theme park in Texas. The lake is part of the Edwards Aquifer and is known for it's clear water and hundreds of bubbling springs. We got a close up view of thr bubbling springs, large gar, bass, turtles, and the endangered Texas blind salamander which is found only in Spring Lake. Gwen used a groupon and this tour only cost $4.50 per person. Well worth it! We got home with plenty of daylight left so I tackled cleaning out my car....

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Dec 8, 2016 - Cen-Tex Campout at San Marcos

THURSDAY Brrr! A strong cold front blew in around midnight last night and it has been cold and windy all day today. That made getting set up at the RV park very uncomfortable. We just stayed indoors in the clubroom all the time. To make matters worse, when we first arrived, we discovered that the clubhouse restrooms were all locked. That made us have to trek to our “outhouses” until finally someone came and unlocked one of the restrooms. We won’t be coming to this park again because the new owners don’t want to host rallies; they want to...

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Dec 10, 2015 - Cen-Tex Campout at San Marcos

This morning I had to be up a lot earlier than my sleepy head wanted me to be because I had two stops to make before going to San Marcos. First, I went to Discount Tires to have the tire pressure checked. One of the tires was especially low; I’m not sure of the cause. In another case, one of the rear dual tires couldn’t be checked because they couldn’t get their tool onto the valve stem. They said that they would need to take the outer wheel off. Since I had another stop to make, I told them I would return tomorrow afternoon. Next on the...

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Oct 31, 2014 - Visit from Brother

Today Carl came up from Houston to visit me for a few hours. It was a bit surprising because he usually comes on Saturday. We drove down to San Marcos to visit Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum, owned by Dick Burdick (www.DicksClassicGarage.com). The vintage, classic and rare cars range from 1919 to 1959 models. Carl is especially fond of cars made during that time. All the cars are American-made, including those by the Detroit giants, as well as some companies that tried but failed. Not all his cars are on display at any one time; they are...

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Dec 20, 2013 - Christmas Lights at Santa's Ranch, San Marcos Texas

Rio Raft has a free shuttle and took 13 RVers to Santa's Ranch in San Marcos TX. This is about a 30 minute drive from the campground. Lots of Texans were waiting in line to take this slow and fun drive through the ranch. The last time I have been to a light show was when our kids were really just kids and after seeing this I am sorry I did not attend more over the years. Since it is hard to take all the pictures of what there is to see, I have included a few links of what others have seen. Hope you enjoy Santas Ranch Home Page please click...

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