First of all, I have to give a shout out to one of our readers. Happy belated birthday, Vena!! And Happy Anniversary, Dee & Jim!!
I can't believe another week has gone by. We've done nothing this week except the normal things that everybody else does. Laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning. We've been stocking up on cash too in preparation for our leaving here on Wednesday. We always try to have a good supply of cash when we're traveling. The truck stops give a discount for fuel when you're paying with cash. Back when we were paying over four dollars a gallon for diesel that was a really big deal. Diesel has been creeping up here too. We paid as little as $1.87 when we got here and now it's up to $2.15 in some places. Still not bad but we sure did like paying under two dollars a gallon!
The laundromat in town is really nice. It's one of those with an attendant and they also do dry cleaning. There was a woman there with a whiny kid so after I put the clothes in the dryers we went to Culver's to have lunch. Of course Rod had to have his ice cream. After lunch we went back to the laundromat and the clothes were all done. We got them all folded and put in the truck and decided to venture across the Guadalupe River to find the city park that we had heard about. What a nice park!! I wish we could have spent some time staying there. Most of the sites are water and electric but there are some that also have sewer hookups.
Our weather has been typical of Texas, or so I've heard. Really nice for a few days, then really COLD for a few days. We even had some thunder, lightening and rain. Some places around here got baseball sized hail but thankfully, we didn't get that part.
We've been spending some time just hanging out with Chuck, Kathy, Donna & Nolan. Our Happy Hours don't involve food and our potlucks have been limited to only three dishes and NO dessert. Donna & Nolan left yesterday for some antique thing in east Texas and then home to Missouri. Safe travels guys, we'll miss you.
Thursday we went to the Bank of Albertson's. LOL, it's really just the grocery store but we can use our debit cards to get cash back. We also went looking for a liquor store because since we're leaving Texas soon we wanted to stock up on that too. On the way back from the liquor store Rod spotted a barbecue place called Bill's. They had these huge smokers in the area that I guess used to be their picnic area. We went inside and the guy at the counter let us sample every single thing they had for sale. Well, you know what that meant. Yep, we had to buy everything we sampled. We got a pound each of turkey, brisket, baby back ribs, sausage, pork, beans, pickles, onions (for Rod) and a bottle of their sauce.
The picnic area with the smokers
So, that's all that's been going on this week. Wednesday morning (HA HA) we'll be on the road to Balmorhea, Texas for the night and then on to Carlsbad, New Mexico for a few days of exploring the caverns and Roswell. I'm really excited to see both of those places.