Saturday, February 11, 2017

We Are On The Road!

We have got a really exciting year planned.  Lots of fun stuff and a few surprises to blog about in the coming months so stayed tuned, post comments (or e-mail), and become a follower, you can also become a follower by e-mail!

Our year started out with our wonderful trip to Costa Rica.  We are now back on the road and heading to our next volunteer destination (you’ll get there when we get there - it’s a doozy!)

Before we left home I had to go to my favorite yarn store in Kerrville a few times to get all the yarn I wanted.  This is from the first trip.  Even though I can always get yarn while we’re on the road, I like to support my local shop.
First trip to the craft store.
Our first stop on the road was two nights at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet (Texas).  The main reason for this stop was to visit Mark’s Mom before we left the state and to drop off some afghans I had finished.  Unfortunately she came down with the flu so we (literally) knocked on her door, handed her the things we had brought and left.  E-mails and phone calls will have to do for the coming months.

Inks Lake is a nice park in the Texas Hill Country.  We really like the area.  We always get a site away from the busiest part of the park (around the lake) but this time our favorite site was occupied.  The park wasn’t busy so even though we were right on the lake, we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
Site 210
There is a fairly new bird blind at Inks Lake.  We didn’t see many birds this trip, mostly red-wing Blackbirds.  But, the blind is very nice and it’s always worth a visit.
Bird blind. 
Inside bird blind. 
Inside looking out.
We were able to visit a couple of our favorite restaurants in the area and Mark played disc golf at one of the three courses nearby.

After two nights at Inks Lake we drove 300 miles to Fort Stockton, Texas where we stayed one night at Hill Top RV.  It's a nice park, level enough that we didn't even unhook the truck. We've stayed here a couple of times.

As soon as we got to our site these Scaled Quail came running! Someone before us had thrown out a handful of sunflower seeds and they were having a feast!
Scaled Quail - also called Cottontop. 
At one point I counted 20!
The next day was a 400 mile day to Lordsburg, New Mexico.  One night at the KOA.  We stayed here last year.  It's a very nice KOA, big sites.  Level enough that we didn't have to unhook.  It is pricey at $41 for 50 amp, full hookups with a KOA member discount.
 New Mexico State Line
Not a sign you want to see!

Next time:  We have found Summer - and it is HOT!!

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