Thursday, July 30, 2015

January, February, March Hondo Tx

We arrived at Lone Star Corral January 18th.  Our friends, Lynn and Joyce Marlatt were already there waiting for us, and they were almost our back door neighbors!  We immediately started showing them the area, and joining the wonderful Escapee friends at LSC.  Some of the things we did:

  • The Alamo
  • LBJ ranch tour
  • Outlet Mall in San Marcos
  • Visiting gate guard friends and fellow LSCer’s Gene and Linda Moreau
  • San Antonio river walk
  • Bill and Rosa’s for country fried steak
  • Pulled pork dinner at LSC
  • Mad Dogs Pub in San Antonio
  • Coopers BBQ in New Braunfels
  • Lunch bunch tea room in Uvalde (fantastic jalapeno soup)
  • Trade days in Boerne
  • The Brazilian Grill in North San Antonio (highlight of the trip)
  • 5 Days in Rockport where we walked on the beach and pier, had breakfast on the bay, went to the boiling pot for a dinner, and since we were parked right on the bay had wonderful views every day!
  • Welcome Winter Texans lunch in Uvalde
  • Sabinal bean supper
  • Valentines dinner at LSC
  • German dinner in Fredericksburg
  • Breakfast and shopping at the Old Spanish Trail in Bandera
  • Omelets in a bag (Peggy’s kitchen)
  • Many days of ‘just driving around’
  • Car show at Womack Chevrolet in Castroville
  • Mercado in San Antonio (Mexican shopping plaza)


Before Lynn and Joyce left, our friends Len and Phyllis East came to LSC for a month, and they joined in on some of the fun stuff too!  Also we had visitors Joe and Sandy Fryberger from Longmont, CO came and stayed 2 nights.  We sure wish we would have had more time with them all!


On March 16th we left LSC for a gate at Northcut Ranch, with Riata Oilfield Security Services.  We were hoping to get a gate and just kind of fell into this one, and we love it.  It is now May 4th, and we are planning to stay here until at least next spring (if the job holds out).  It will be a long hot summer in south TX, but the kitty is crying the blues, and we have to make some money.  We really enjoy the Cotulla area, even though it is in the desert pretty much.  We’ve got some great wildlife here at the gate – cows, deer, turkey, eagles, rabbits, road runners, rattle snakes, coyotes, cardinals, and many birds we don’t know, but they’re fun to watch.  We’ve gotten to know quite a few of our ‘workers’ and so far I’ve made them brownies and no bake cookies. 


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