Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sunday in Houston

We left Bandera and drove straight to Houston. WE'RE HOME! The house and garage are full of stuff we unloaded from the Casita and the Pathfinder. We didn't use half of the stuff we took -- next trip we'll pack lighter. The Casita is happily back in it's nook and the Pathfinder is glad to be empty again.


Saturday in Bandera, TX

There were seminars on cabinet veneer laminating, internet access on the road, and Habitat for Humanity. There was a barbeque cookout and music and entertainment. We went down to the Medina River again and took a dip in the cold, clear water. Carolyn finally finished the embroidery squares for her quilt that she had been sewing the whole trip.

Friday in Bandera, TX

There were outdoor games, including “bolo golf”. In the afternoon there was a “poker run” involving driving a route and collecting playing cards along the way to see who gets the best hand. We opted out because we didn’t feel like driving 110 more miles after our trip to the west coast. So we walked down to the Medina River and took some wildflower pictures. That night there was a wine tasting gathering and line dancing classes. We wandered around a lot talking with people about their Casitas. I modified our water line with quick disconnects and stopped a couple of leaks with rubber washers and pipe dope.

Thursday in Bandera, TX

There was an “egg parade” where everybody at the Casita rally shows off the modifications they have made to their trailers. Some people have been very industrious and imaginative improving and changing features of their trailers. That night there was a potluck dinner.

Wednesday in Bandera, TX

We left the trailer park in Van Horn (which was next to a pasture of longhorns) and drove all day Wednesday. We arrived at the Skyline Ranch RV Park in Bandera, TX for the Texas Bluebonnet Casita Rally. There were about 140 Casita and other molded fiberglass trailers there. We unloaded and got set up, then went to the 11th Street Cowboy Bar where they had a “bring your own steak to barbeque with free side dishes dinner”, complete with a country band. The bar does this every Wednesday and it draws quite a crowd. Then we went to another beer joint owned by Brian Black, brother of Clint Black. Another Black brother, Kevin, was singing on the stage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tuesday in Van Horn, TX

Finally, back in TEXAS!!! We left Tucson and drove through Saguaro National Park East. Saguaro cacti are the world's tallest and they have arms that point up. These are the famous cacti associated with the west. We arrived at the rv park at 11:10 p.m.. I cooked dinner and we updated the blog. It is now 12:15. Pictures of the last 3 days will be added after we get to Bandera tomorrow for the Bluebonnet Casita Rally. GOOD NIGHT!!!!!!

Monday in Tuscson, AZ

We drove through Joshua Tree National Park and it was gorgeous! The cacti were all in bloom. Joshua trees are tree like yucca plants. Then we drove to Tucson and spent the night. We went to 2 brew pubs and had dinner at Pei Wei near the University of Arizona.