Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

It's Mother's Day weekend - and we decided we were going to visit Bracketville TX - Ft Clark Springs RV park and community.  However, before we left on Saturday evenng, I got a delivey of beautiful flowers from my daughter and her family in Okinawa, Japan.  They are spectacular - thanks Dawn, Daryl, Devon, Braden and Ariel.

We left LSC on the dot of 5 - arrived at Ft Clark about 6:30ish, was set up and out to dinner by 7:15.  We came back and saw lots of deer here in the campground - I took Cinder for a nice walk and then we booter up the 'puters.  I just got on the net and SKYPE rang - and that was my best present -I got to see and talk to Dawn, Daryl and Ariel - we chatted about an hour - love to see and talk to you all!  Next time I'll get to see Dev and Branden! 

We got up this morning, had a poptart, then headed out - the plan was to go to tour "The Alamo" - no not the one in San Antonio (we did that in Nov 2009) but the movie set that John Wayne and crew that made the Alamo movie.  When we drove over here a couple weeks ago, the sign said open Fri, Sat and Sun...NOW the sign says Thurs, Fri and they were not open today :(   This is one of the motor home houses that are here!

So, plan B - we had a nice buffet lunch, then took a round about drive around the community of Ft Clark Springs.  This is a unique community, an old fort that has been turned into many different 'neighborhoods'.  You can google Ft Clark  - but their pool is one of the largest in Texas - it holds over a million gallons of natural spring fed water - it is 68 degrees year round - here is a pic - very nice.  We visited the museum which is very nice and FREE! 

Then this evening we had heard about a wonderful italian restaurant in Del Rio named Avanti's - so off we went - well, we found the address but the restaurant was closed for good :(  we ended up at a place called Gatti's - good chicken alfredo, but so so on everything else.  We came home - stopping to take some more flower pics.

One of the amazing things here is that the deer are very tame and all over the park - it was too dusk to get good pictures but we sure enjoyed watching them. 

Tomorrow we'll head back to Hondo - we'll leave here about noon, stop in Uvalde at Walmart, and probably get back about 5 pm. 

May 2, 2010

Happy Birthday...LSC! I'll let the pictures tell the story :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010 Goodbye to more friends

Yes - the Sabinal Grill is wonderful.  It is sure to be on our 'stop' list when we are driving through Sabinal!  David had an enchilada plate that he said was good, I had tilapia, baked potatoe and salad bar...yum!  We shared a piece of lemon merengue pie!  Then we took advantage of having our home with us, and pulled into a rest area to take a nap :)  We had started our generator to 'exercise it' (you are supposed to do that every month), and had the air conditioner on - it was heavenly taking a nice nap before going on down the road!

We got set up on our lot around 6ish, and had an early night.  The past couple days have been very busy - end of month stuff in the office, and much mowing, weeding, and spiffing up for the co-op since we are having our 23rd birthday celebration tomorrow!  The club is furnishing 'speedies' (a wonderful marinated grilled sandwich) and everyone is bringing side salads...oh yeah, there will be cake and ice cream too!  I'm making a big tossed salad with homemade dressing.

Last night 8 of us went to Bill & Rosa's for a goodbye dinner with some wonderful people, Mike and Caryn Drew.  They've been work campers here at the park since November, 2009 and although we didn't get to know them over a long periof of time, we enjoyed their company while we did, and look forward to seeing them come back next fall!  I've got some pics to add later at this spot!

Tonight we are going for groceries and having dinner at the Jade Buffet - David actually likes it - 'cause he loves their shrimp and fried, I like it all! 

All for now - I'll try to post pics tonight or tomorrow!

Mike and Caryn, Bonnie & Ed, Bob & Jan...thanks for the memories!