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Oct 18, 2011 - Tuesday

Our second day was interesting but relaxing. The big event was to have dinner with Tom and Rachel but in the mean time we explored our surroundings, did some laundry and fed cows. Yes, I said fed some cows. If you have never been up close and personal with a cow then you have missed out. You missed out on massive mucus and very long tongues that can really get a rip, no pun intended. Alex and I got some cow “candy” and went off to play with the cows. It was so gross. They would get so excited about the candy that they started snorting on...

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Apr 10, 2010 - Bein' Blue

Kermit the frog may have sang “It’s not easy being green” but a slightly different version of the song we could be singing while in Texas is “It’s not easy being blue … in a red state!” From the large photo that is displayed in the window of the motorhome across from us to the comments people make about the “Orientals,” illegals, gays and other weirdos that live in California, once they know we lived there for 20 years, have made conversation a bit difficult. Sometimes, we find ourselves just listening more with little comment. It is hard...

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Apr 5, 2010 - The Mission Trail

This passed weekend we took a drive to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. The historical park consists of a chain of four missions built in the 1700s. They are: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. Each mission is about 3-5 miles apart from each other and all were originally surrounded by imposing walls to protect its occupants from attacks by the Apache and Comanche Indians. In California, missions were built about a days ride apart. Here, in San Antonio, the Apache and Comanche Indians...

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Apr 1, 2010 - The past and present at San Marcos

Ralph the Swimming Pig, Aqua-Maids underwater show, Submarine theatre, Sky Ride and the Sky Spiral. What do these attractions have in common? It was almost a ‘rite of passage’ for every Texas child to visit the Aquarena Park in San Marcos up until 1996. They claim that this was one of the biggest and most attended theme parks in Texas. Oddly enough the Aquarena is also the headwaters to the San Marcos River. This area is an extremely important environmental site because it’s the major aquafier for the surrounding area. In 1994, Texas State...

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Mar 29, 2010 - First Visit to San Antonio

The Alamo and The Riverwalk. That is about all that I knew about San Antonio so I was looking forward to a visit to the big city. Rather than attempt to find a parking space for our one-ton dually truck in downtown San Antonio, we decided to drive 10 miles to a Park-n-Ride and take an express bus to downtown. We also thought a Saturday might be a better day for the first visit since we wouldn’t have to deal with weekday traffic. It is interesting to note that no one had any information on how to get to the city via a bus. We talked to...

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Mar 23, 2010 - Still Waltzing Across Texas

We left Big Bend and made a stop for a few days in Del Rio, Texas. It is a city that borders Mexico and is popular because of the huge Amistad Dam that is located there. We only planned on a two-day stay but high winds delayed our departure for an extra day. Good thing Del Rio had a super Wally. After a week in Davis Mountain and another week in Big Bend we were very low on supplies. While in Del Rio, we received an email from an RV park 20 miles east of San Antonio. The owner was asking if we would we be interested in ‘workamping’ at his...

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Nov 8, 2009 - Oct 20-26, 2009 Schertz, TX

Stone Creek RV Park Not a bad park except that we had a really hard time getting level and really never were during our stay here. This area is not that far from San Antonio so we spent a lot of time there visiting the historical places and seeing what was new. We started by doing the Mission Trail. This chain of missions was established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century and helped form the foundation of the city of San Antonio. There are five missions which includes the Mission San Antonio de Valero, also known as the Alamo....

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Jan 6, 2008 - Corpus Christi - Schertz (San Antonio)

We depart Corpus Christi under sunny skies, but very windy. We take Hwy 37 towards San Antonio, which is about 170 miles from here. As we drive north, the landscape starts changing, now there are some hills and more ranch-type area. We see lots of the Texas Longhorns on different ranches. The shoulder on I-35 is reserved as a hurricane evacuation route for emergency vehicles only and is marked as such. This continues all the way to the outskirts of San Antonio. Once we get to San Antonio, there is a lot of road construction again, but it...

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Dec 20, 2007 - Schertz, TX

Well, we arrived in Schertz, TX today around 5pm. It was a long 6 hour drive and very stressful on the 410 loop. Billie and I decided to do a litte Christmas shopping and Birthday shopping for Jessie. We took Rocky to Wal-Mart with us to do thsLucky for us, Wally World is 1.6 miles down the road! We will be here for the next week: Stoney Creek RV Park

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Dec 19, 2007 - A Call to All from the Schertz Public Library, TX

Hi to all. We're, this morning, here at the Schertz Public Library. The WiFi system at Stone Creek RV Park is not working and we finally had to come here to pay bills and to clear up the e-mail. The e-mail was full and a few were bounced so we apologize for that if yours was sent back. It's OK now for awhile to send because its now back to normal. Try to refrain from sending those wonderful LARGE file because the box fills up really fast. We left Lake Athens last Saturday after doing as much research as we could re my Grandmothers...

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Oct 15, 2007 - Finally an update

Sorry this took so long but like the title of our website says "Adventures". And believe me we had some adventures getting to Texas. Some we will not go into just suffice it to say it was an adventure. Some we can discuss like, our stolen laptop, slight damage to the tailgate of the truck, but all in all we are here and in one piece. Sunshine loves her new job and calls everyday to tell me where she is working and what she is doing like holding babies. We have seen Olivia (our grandaughter), three times already. And if I must say so myself,...

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