Monday, December 3, 2012

Hello From Texas

I'm sorry I haven't updated the blog in a while. We've been in Texas for over a week and it is very nice here but we've been busy shopping for a motorhome and taking care of residency issues. We haven't done much sightseeing or picture taking. Most of today's pictures came from the RV parks we have stayed in.

This past week, we were in Baytown, Texas. We stayed at a very pretty park that had the nicest people working there. Actually, everyone we've met in Texas so far has been super-friendly. I didn't take many pictures in the park but I did snap this one photo of the palm trees around the swimming pool...
We've had gorgeous weather. It has hit 80 degrees almost every day with bright blue skies...
Today was a travel day. We moved about a hundred miles north to Onalaska, Texas. I thought we were in Ohio at one point because we passed through both Cleveland and Dayton on our way here. We're staying at a park on Lake Livingston. It has a nice sandy beach leading up to the lake...
I didn't build that sand castle in the foreground. I did walk down and stick my feet in the lake and I was surprised by how warm it was. No one was swimming but I'm seriously considering it if it stays this warm over the next few days.

We came to this area to take care of some business in Livingston, Tx. Livingston is our new home town. This is where our mail forwarding service is located and where we will get our licenses and register to vote. We should officially be Texans by the end of the week.

The big news is we bought a motorhome Friday! It's very nice and pretty much exactly what we were looking for. It should be ready for us to move into in about a week. We're very happy and relieved to find a motorhome so perfect for us so quickly. I am so glad we will be in it by Christmas. We didn't know where we were going to put a tree in the van.

Thanks again for stopping by. Our travels should get more interesting when we finish all this stuff and get back on the road in our new home. Stay tuned...


  1. I hope you both have a PERFECT Christmas -it sounds like you are heading there. Happy for you!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! I hope you have a great Christmas, too.

  2. I hope you are getting my posts - it's a lot of steps to get to the post point...but, nonetheless still thinking of you, praying all goes well and knowing you will have a perfect Holiday!

  3. I'm sorry there are so many steps to go through to post a comment. Part of that is Blogger but I also have it set to moderation so I can read the posts before they show up on the blog. I've seen some nasty spam posts on blogs and I wanted to avoid that. I appreciate your comments. If you ever post a comment and it doesn't show up for a while it's probably just because I haven't been online.

  4. Blogger does a pretty good job of blocking spam, especially if you label anonymous comments as spam when you get the first one.

    Comment moderation is fine, but I sure hope you're not doing the word verification thingy. I'll see when I hit publish. :)

    1. Hi Judy,
      Thanks for stopping by! I read your blog all the time. I think I do have word verification which I'll probably remove. I'm new to this blogging thing as you can probably tell.