Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday March 13, 2009

Today was our day of travel from Donna to Palacios. We woke pretty early but it was still dark and cold outside, so I didn't get in a big hurry to go out and do my chores. We did get away around 10 AM, which is about an hour later than we had wanted to, but we were on the road again! We stopped only once for fuel in Riviera Texas and took on 11.97 gallons to go 102.8 miles for an 8.58 average. I still don't believe all the crud is out of the tank and I don't want to let it get real low in the tank before we refuel. We got into Palacios about 3 o'clock and checked in without problem. It wasn't raining here but it's cold and cloudy.

Along the way, I called Aunt Frat, who is in a rest home in Tyler with cancer. I told her that we are coming to Tyler to see her next month and she was excited to hear it. She told me that although she is in this home, she knows she is getting better and should be out in a month or so. We were talking about family and asked about my brother, and when I referred to Phil, she had to ask me who I was talking about. She asked me about my sister, but didn't call her by name until after I did, so I don't know if she remembers Bobbye Sue or not.

We are parked next to David and Charlotte, our friends from San Antonio. They came down with their friends Bob and Donna, who Charlotte used to work with. We decided to eat some of David's tortilla soup, which is delicious, but the park is having a hamburger/hot dog appreciation dinner for the residents. I went to the office and got our tickets, and we all went to the rec hall for supper. We took some Thermos's with David's soup in them, and as usual, it was delicious. Since the weather is so bad, we just came back to our trailers and watched television. At least we have many channels of television now, not just the local channels.

This park has wifi, cable television and full hook ups and is very nice when the weather is nice. It's not much fun right now because of the cold rainy weather, but it will do.
We plan to stay here until Tuesday, when we go back to Rayford Crossing.

'Til next time....

1 comment:

Ian's mom said...

hey stranger. did you forget about us in all your retirement fun? I didn't know Frat was sick. What does she have? When are you coming to Tyler? Were you going to tell us? Ian's birthday party is March 29th...y'all coming? Call me sometime!