Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday and Thursday, March 24 & 25, 2010-Stephen F. Austin SP

Today is our day off, but it is also the day that our friends Gene and Linda and Len and Peggy are leaving. Gene and Linda are on a four-state park trip and will go to the Matagorda Bay State Park near Bay City. Len and Peggy are going back home to Chappel Hill. We've had a great time with them and will miss them when they're gone. I'm sure we'll catch up to them again somewhere on the road or back here next year.

We all decided that we wanted a good breakfast that none of us had to work hard to make, so knowing how good Tony's breakfast is, we went into Sealy for breakfast. As usual, Tony didn't let us down, and all had a very tasty meal. We all enjoyed our last time together. We returned to the park and they made their final preparations to leave. Gene and Linda had loaded up a lot of their gear, so they didn't have too much to do when we got back. It must be easier to load up a motorhome because Len and Peggy were done about the same time as Gene and Linda. After hugs and handshakes, they were on their way.

Stella and I had decided to go into Sealy and do our laundry, so we got everything ready and went to the laundromat. As usual, I sat in the truck and read a book, enjoying the silence. It had started to lightly rain, so it would not have been a very good day to do much in the park. After finishing the laundry, we bought our groceries and came back home.

I should mention that I have heard from our buyer for the house and we should expect to close week after next. That is such good news for us. We are both so relieved to have finally sold the house. It has been our home for 25 years, but it's time to move on with our life in our lifestyle.

Wednesday we got up and went to Dickinson to make one last look-around at the house. We knew that there were some photos and other things we wanted to get out, but we ended up spending all day down there getting things picked up and moved. I finally told Stella that although I'm sure there are some things we could use if we hunted long enough for them, but we both were tired and hungry and wanted to get back home. Did I mention that we are excited over selling the house?

We stopped off at the karate school to see Tyler and Cameron on the way out of town. Cam has had some trouble in school and I wanted to talk to him about it.We had a little chat and I hope to hear from him soon, but I'm not holding my breath.

We stopped off and got something to eat on the way back home because we were right in the middle of the rush hour traffic. It has been years since either of us has eaten at a Wendy's but it hasn't changed. They have a good burger and it was right on the way home in Texas City. We soon got out into the traffic and made our way back to San Felipe. We stopped off at the Buccee's store in Alvin and filled the little tank on the truck. We took 20.6 gallons to go 363.7 miles for a 17.6 MPG average.

It is still cool at night and into the upper 60's to lower 70's in the daytime but at least it's not raining.

So long.
Did I mention that we are elated to have sold the house?

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