Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday February 14, 2011-Buckhorn Ranch RV Resort

First of all, Happy Valentine Day!

This is our first full day here in Kerrville and we stayed inside pretty late this morning. I guess we were all tired from the long trip up here. It was an easy drive up, just longer than we normally do in one day.

We only had a couple of things to do today but we didn't get started until about ten o'clock in the morning. Stella washed our clothes and I just piddled around here. The dogs and I enjoyed our time together. When the clothes were done, Stella and I went into town to find the Dodge dealer because I needed to get the oil changed in the truck. We found the tiny dealership but learned that they were full until Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Wow, who'd a thought it? We went to Wal Mart and did 0ur shopping and came on back home. It was such a nice day, I sat outside and read my book. Stella had downloaded a couple of books for me on her Kindle and I enjoyed the weather for awhile this afternoon.

Let me tell you a bit about Kerrville Texas. It was first settled in the 1840's by some shinglemakers. In the 1850's two German millers established a gristmill along the Guadalupe River, but the town was actually established by a Major in the Texas Revolution named James Kerr, who formally platted the town. It has grown steadily to a population today of about 23,000. In the mid-1990's the Wall Street Journal described Kerrville as one of the wealthiest small towns in America.

Kerrville is home the annual Texas State Arts and Crafts Show which features artisans and entertainers from around the state. It also hosts the Kerrville Folk Festival, an annual summer festival which features folk musicians from around the country.

There are several RV parks in Kerrville, the Guadalupe River RV Park, the By the River RV Park and the Buckhorn Lake Resort where we are staying this week. We think this is the nicest place in Kerrville, but each one has it's own attractions.

Thats a little bit about Kerrville.

So long.

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