Sunday, April 24, 2011

What Fun...and more to come...

If you haven't figured out by now, our Caden


is a real hockey fan and loves to ice skate.  This weekend, he celebrated his "big" 4th birthday.  His request was to have his party at the Dallas Stars Dr. Pepper Arena.

Everyone had a great time


ice skating.

However, the highlight of the party was the appearance of


Stanley the Polar Bear.

After skating, there was


cake and the official


Happy Birthday Song, and of course, you can't forget all the


great presents you get when you are 4.

The party wrapped up with one last picture with



What fun...thanks, Caden for sharing your "big" birthday with Poppa and I,  We love you and are very proud of you!

After the party, Mark and I headed out to make a few stops in preparation for today's travel.  There was dinner, and a stop by Wal-Mart, Albertson's, and Kroger's.  LOL, can't believe we couldn't find everything we thought we needed at one stop.  By the time we got home, storms had begun to form out west of Fort Worth.  As the night progressed, thankfully the heavy rains stayed away, but the winds blew and blew.  Somewhere around midnight, the winds knocked out our electricity, which didn't come back on until early this morning. We found that the wind also


split this big limb from one of our trees


landing on the electric lines.  I reported it to Encore and they said they would be out to clear it from the lines as soon as they could, but there were 15,000 customers without power.  Not much more I could do and...

By this time, Mark had the jacks up and the slides in with the diesel running.  With more storms in the forecast, we decided to get an early start...our destination, San Saba for the annual Fort Worth Fireman's Spring Campout.

We traveled south out Hwy 377 through Granbury.  On down the road we passed through Dublin


home of the original Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.

At Comanche, we turned


on to Hwy 16, looking out across the hills, and wishing


the wild flowers had been a little more plentiful this year.  I have always heard that Texas wildflowers, especially our bluebonnets, were nourished and determined by our November rains...if that is true, I guess there wasn't much rain in November.



too far from our destination, we caught up with


Donnie and Karen.  We followed them on to the


San Saba RV Park, located just off County Road 104.

Once parked and checked in, we spent the rest of the afternoon visiting.  Tonight the guys grilled hamburgers followed by more visiting.  Several other couples came in today and the rest of the group will be here tomorrow...

more fun to come!


  1. Wow... what a great birthday party! And thanks for taking us along on your trip. Wish we were parked on the other side of you guys to enjoy the weather!

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

  2. Sounds like you've had pretty exciting couple of days! Hope that you are having fun with your friends, with good weather too. Lovely pictures of your journey, that brought a smile to my face :)
    All the best,
    Max Car Insurance Pro