T is for Tejas...
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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Where I stayed
Balmorhea State Park
What I did
Lynn found an interesting campground in the AAA Campground Guide. This is at an artesian well and originally Mescalaro Well. The water was used, back then, to water their crops of corn and peaches. In 1856 the name was changed and again more recently to Balmorhea Hot Springs
Just for your information, Texas is the only Republic among the fifty states. Thus, they can legally fly the Texas flag above the US flag. Since Texas existed before the US, it's cool. If I listen, read, absorb and remember, I learn cool stuff.
We decided to go for a swim. I use the word "swim" loosely, since I have yet to learn to do more than wade. Anyway, we changed into our suits and drove back to the pond/pool area. Lynn dipped her toe into the water and made the decision to opt out. I, the non-swimmer, waded in up to my knees. The water felt perfect for a dip. As a non-dipper, I opted out. The ambient air temperature was only forty degrees, so that may have had something to do with it
We checked out the showers and found them to be not so good. So, we went back to the coach, turned on the water heater and showered in the comfort of our own home.
For dinner we had Lynn's Jo-Jo potatoes with Chris and Maggie's homemade Sauerkraut and kolbasa sausage. I gotta tell you, the Sauerkraut was excellent. It's great to have ambitious farmer neighbors who know how to can. We often trade raspberries, jam and such with them. It's at the point now that I feel I should call them Me Lord and Me Lady. Gardening does that to a person.
We lost an hour today somehow. Just driving down the Interstate and crossed some arbitrary line and it's an hour later. I thought that we'd be safe in our own house, but no.
As a latent anarchist, this bothers me somehow. Perhaps I've spent too much time in the state of Arizona, where the time never changes.
I'll check back tomorrow with more "news."
It's Monday now, although since we have no jobs, as such, it's not so important to us
It is cold here, at 24 degrees. It is quiet. The nearby town has no laundromat. What to do? Well, we have good internet via Droid and both of us are reading the news and such and enjoying the warmth of the small space heaters in out house. Hopefully the sun will appear and we'll get to check out the wetlands here at the park. Otherwise we will just hang out and enjoy life to the fullest.