Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mission Complete...

Sunday was a beautiful day in the RGV.  We were up early, attended church services at First Baptist Church in McAllen followed by lunch at Jason's.   We made a stop at Lowe's and then headed back to Retama where we spent the rest of the day visiting with friends around the pool.

Yesterday...again, we were up early and out for our walk.  We only got in about 2 miles as we needed to get on with our day's appointments.  Around 10:00, I drove over and picked up Sarah and we headed out for a day of business and fun.

First on our list was to stop in at the Rhodes office to sign the last piece of paperwork for our lot.  This was also the office were I was issued my yearly pass for the State Park.  Two items...one stop!

Yeah!  Mission Complete!!

With all of that behind us, Sarah and I were off for a girl's day.  Haircuts, pedicures, lunch, and shopping.

When we finally caught up with Mark and Richard, they were more than ready for dinner.  Now, after a day like Sarah and I had...we said...no cooking for us, so we headed out for dinner at La Herradura for shrimp tacos.  Wow, I believe the best I have ever had and the Charro Beans were delicious!

We then had our, see you later, and travel safe hugs before heading back to the motor home for the evening.  It was time for us to start packing up for travel...which brings us to today.

We were up early, last check on the coach house, slides in,  jacks up, and we were off.

After a brief stop at the check point with

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the Border Patrol, we settled in for what promised to be a beautiful day for travel.  Well, that is, until the wind started blowing.  It wasn't bad, just a little annoying.

Even though it wasn't the beautiful blue bonnets, we enjoyed

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these beautiful yellow wildflowers.  And, oh, my what a crop of

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corn this will be when it is full grown!

We had a couple rest stop breaks.  These stops are so Mark can get out from behind the wheel for a little while.  He walks around outside checking on the Jeep and Motor home, including checking to see how

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hot the tires and brakes are.  All was good so we were off once again.

The day continued to be smooth sailing, even the wiggle

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through Houston wasn't horrible.  I just feel like the country girl that has gone to the big city.  I am glad Mark is the driver and I am the navigator!

Yeah, we are now on the East side of Houston and we planned to stay at an RV Park on the San Jacinto  River, but, we both agreed it was way too early too stop.  So, it didn't take us long to plot the course on to The RV sites at the Isle of Capri at Lake Charles, just a little over 100 miles farther and across the

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We arrived by 4:30,

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  And, after a short rest for my driver, we will be heading

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inside for a great dinner and a little penny fun!

Tomorrow's journey will take us

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up and over this bridge and on to Bay St. Louis.


Before I close this blog...I would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Warner family.  Their daughter-in-law, Meghan, lost her battle with cancer today.

  So, Adam, Randy, Pam, Kelly, and all of Meghan's family we pray that you will be comforted by the love you shared with Meghan and by the love that God has for you today and the days to follow.


  1. Good to see you got thru Houston without any problem. I don't like driving in that city. Goof travelsso sorry to learn about Meagen .

  2. Wowzer .... 503 miles in a day is too much for us! Glad you got in some rest breaks.

    My condolences about Meagan, been reading her blog. So Sorry!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard