Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spring is on the Way

I have not posted in many weeks! Shocking, but laziness sets in at this time of the year with the dreary, rainy, cold, damp,,and all the other adjectives to describe the winters in East Texas. Surely as the sun is shining today, spring will arrive soon and thats gets me to thinking about trips that need taking. We have already made reservations in Rockport Tx in March, to meet some of the RV-Dreamers that we chat with nearly every day. We had passed thru Rockport a few years ago and Peggy and I both really liked the area and vowed to come back when we could spend a few days. I also have made reservations for the Heartland rally in April that will be held in Spring Tx. Took some shuffling of my schedules and promising a co-worker to help him out if he needed to swap "on call" status later in the year but got the dates I needed to be off. Hitch itch really has started in on me when the sun pops out and I am ready to get on the road. Its a shame that my "W" life is interfering with my RVing, but it is. Today Peggy and I have gone to my mothers house, who is recovering from knee replacement surgery , to give my sister a break to go plant some trees. Arbor day was this week and the local America Beautiful Clean folks gave away thousands of hard wood seedlings. My sister is loves to get free stuff and has a sack full of seedlings to plant. I suspect after setting out 20 or so seedlings, she will not be as keen on it. I did tell her to plant any she would like on my land that ajoins hers. I have always loved hard woods and if I never saw another pine tree it would not hurt my feelings. My part of the property is an old hay meadow and is mostly open except for the volunteer pines that sprout up and the sweet gum trees. Before we hitch up and go Rving, I do need to hook the water up to my RV and check all systems. We did have several days of below freezing weather this year and made it down into the teens a few times, so I need to know that all fittings and pipes are good to go. I also have a modification planned that will require me to remove my screen door and take it to a glass shop and have a plexiglas piece cut to cover the screen. We saw that modification on a lot of RVs last year, which allows you to keep your big door open most of the time and not worry about losing your cool air viewpoint. If I can get these things and a few others done this month, we should be ready to roll soon. I have taken no pics of anything this winter so I have none to post. Until next time, everyone travel safely and have some fun.


  1. So glad you get to go to the rally. You'll have a grand time meeting up with everyone. We'll look you up when we get out that way. Thanks for the blog, it's been awhile.

  2. That helps with the Plexiglas. I cut a piece for my RV, and it installed it with mirror type clips, so it could be removed when it is not hot. It stores just nicely up against the wall, beside the toilet.
    Good to see you blogging again.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX