On the move again-Yeah!!!!!

Winstar Casino RV Park

Free shuttle to the casino
Laundry anyone?
We finally left Kansas and it was certainly time. Our first stop was Thackerville, Oklahoma at the Winstar Casino’s RV park. This is a very nice park and if you sign up for their Players Card it is a great deal. The card gives you the first night free and the subsequent nights at $20 (regularly $25). That is for FHU with 50 amp, paved sites and patios, very nice laundry facilities and a free shuttle service to the casino. It is amazing that we have spent the last two Christmases at casinos and we are not big gamblers. Maybe next year we’ll break the streak. We were here 4 nights for $60, and that was a bargin. 
Eastview Ranch RV Park
Yesterday we were off again to our next stop, Georgetown TX. We will be here for a week before heading to Port O’Connor. We are parked at the Eastview Ranch RV Park. This was recommended to us by a fellow work camper who stays here when visiting family. It is very reasonably priced and a very clean little park. The sites though are pretty tight; I miss the state and county parks but we are trying to save a little on our trip south. The people here also are very friendly and have given us lots of ideas for things to do.
Outside the local winery

A great coffee shop
Today we checked out Georgetown’s downtown and enjoyed their local Winery and a local coffee shop. We did some shopping but the only purchase was wine. It is a beautiful downtown that revolves around the town square with the courthouse on it. It was so nice to have the time and energy to be out discovering new places again. I was in heaven. We also hit their very nice shopping mall and the Target store. Target is one of my favorites so I was able to stock up on all kinds of things. The fridge and freezer are once again stocked.
Got the coffee guy to take our photo
Not bad for an amateur 
Our Christmas gift to each other this year was a small camera, a Canon Powershot. Today’s photos are taken with the new camera. Sometimes there are places I don’t want to take my big Canon SLR and I wanted to get John taking a few photos. I figure it is the only way I’ll actually get in a few photos along the way. I’ve tried to give John some tips on photography and he usually ignores me but today he actually took a decent photo of me. I was pleasantly surprised, maybe he’ll get the hang of this yet.
One other item John purchased was a thermometer to put outdoors so we’d know the temp. He went very old school and mounted it to the outside ladder. There is one flaw in his plan: it seems it is always in the sun so today when I looked out it registered almost 100 degrees. If it is 100 out why did I need a coat and why was the furnace still running??? I think he does these things just to make me laugh, and laugh I do. :)
Wow, its hot outside-----maybe
We have plans to head into Austin which is just a few miles to the south. We have already found a couple brewpubs and maybe even a bike trail. The weather is suppose to get warmer and may even hit the 70’s later this week (which should be about 120 on John’s thermometer). Oh yea, bring it on.
Happy Trails............................


  1. Sounds like you guys are having a great time. Your new camera is taking some very nice pictures. Glad it's warm where you are. It's going to be in the teens here tonight. Brrr!!! As much as I loved seeing the family, it's definitely time to be heading south. Tomorrow we're spending time with Kevin's side of the family and then we're out of here on Thursday morning. Take care.

  2. Texas in winter...so nice! George's brother lives in Houston, we like visiting in spring. Went to a winery in College Station, was surprised that the wine was decent :)
    Have fun!

  3. So glad to see that you are both enjoying retirement once again. Enjoy your travels, be safe, and have a Happy New Year!

  4. I also have a new Powershot and do not know how to use all the features. What can I say, I learn faster by seeing and hearing. With ADD that's just me! lol

  5. Looks like you're both having fun. Congrats on the new camera. I stopped using a big SLR after I bought my Canon G10 a few years ago. I take it everywhere now and it's all I ever use for photos.

  6. Austin is a very bicycle oriented town. There are trails all over. You can ride around the lake. Lance Armstrong has a bike shop there too which is interesting.

  7. Happy to hear that you are on the road again and getting back into the good old habits. I have to agree with longdog2, Austin does have some great paths for either walking or biking. We loved it there and wish we had had more time to spend there. We will have to visit Austin again some day.

    Kevin and Ruth

  8. Now your in my neck of the woods. Georgetown has some nice hike & bike trails. Just google Georgetown Texas trails and you'll find maps. Today may be our last nice weather day for a while. Corps of Engineers have some very nice camping at Lake Georgetown.


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