Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving at Lake Medina, Tx

Arrived at Lake Medina in time to snap a sunset picture from our front door...ahh! Lake Medina is about 40 miles west of San Antonio in the hill country surrounded by lots of working ranches. The park is full of deer everywhere, just lying around the campers like dogs. They are feed well and are very tame, after they get to know you they will eat out of your hand, even the big bucks.
We had Thankgiving here at the park. There was a huge turnout with lots of food, turkey with all the trimmings. We were going to take a long walk afterwards,but it turned into a nap..oh well!

Grandkids arrived this afternoon for a few days. Mom and Dad wanted to see San Antonio. Nana and Papa won't be taking any naps that's for sure. Where do they get all that energy???? Yikes!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Painted Churches-Columbus, Tx

Nov. 19, 2010

Moved on towards San Antonio we stopped outside Houston in Columbus, Tx. It is a real small town, it does have a Walmart, but not much else. So we took a ride around the area to see the Painted Churches. Several historical churches in this area have been restored and decorated inside with lots of faux painting.
Most of the churches are Catholic and were started by Czech immigrants in 1856.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Leaving Beaumont

Nov. 17, 2010

We have had lots of fun with the Grandbabies for the last few weeks. We are heading over to San Antonio for Thankgiving and the family will join us at Lake Medina Thousand Trail park for a week.

Unfortunately our beloved boston terrier (Boston) will not be joining us. After some agonizing and tearful days we finally made a decision to have her put to sleep after 13 years as our furry child. She was suffering from heart failure and was slowly getting worse and there wasn't anything we could do. I know she is in far better hands and out of pain, but it doesn't make it hurt any less. Goodbye old friend.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nana and Papa are here!

Nana and Papa finally made it to the grandbabies house in Beaumont, Tx. They were so excited to see us, as much as we were to see them and the daughter and son-in-law.
We got there the day before Halloween so we got to see their costumes. Cute aren't they?!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The rest of the story ......Betty's Web

Next stop was Betty's RV in Abbeville, LA We had read post by Paul and Marsha about Betty's RV Park , so we made a stop. It is not like we had anything else to do. Besides we wanted to see the Tabasco factory on Avery Island.

Betty was the sweetest lady you could meet, she has about 10 spaces around her home and everyone becomes part of her family. We were welcomed right away by Betty, George and CeCe , who had just arrived for the winter, and Marvin. Happy Hour was at 4:30 on Betty's patio and she always had snacks ready for everyone. The first night there we went with everyone to dinner and Betty educated us about crawfish and alligator and where to get the best dishes in town.

The next day we went to Avery Island, La where the Tabasco factory sits. The smell of Tabasco sauce greets you to the island where it has been made for nearly 200 yrs. by the McIhenny families and still owned and operated by the family. Did you know that the peppers are ground and put in oak barrels (just like Jack Daniels) and aged for 2-3 yrs in a warehouse?

10-31 to 11-9-2010 Catch up

Having computer problems so I'm a little behind.
Where were we..oh yeah leaving Florida and on to New Orleans.
Stopped in New Orleans for a couple of nights and had some beignets (french doughnuts) at Cafe Dumon in the French Quarter. Strolled the streets, been hear done that. New Orleans is still New Orleans! Dirty...