This is getting OLD.. I am thinking that this year was not the year to escape the winter (that never hit). Many occasions this winter, our temperatures have been cooler where we have traveled than they were at home…but somehow the 25 degree differences this past week is just not right ! This winter has been strange. As many of you know, Texas was suffering a severe drought…. well, no longer. It seems to have been raining non stop for the past 6 weeks. The lakes and rivers are nearly back to their normal levels and I am beginning to see animals traveling “two by two”
I am not usually your average shopper. ( this rain has taunted me into spending money). I had been wanting to upgrade my camera and photography skills for sometime. Following the blogs of many and really enjoying the photography has only interested me more. A few days ago my sister, Pat, called and told me about a sale that Sam’s Club was running on a Canon camera bundle. I am now the proud owner of a Canon Rebel T3 complete with two lenses, SD card and a nice camera bag. I am sure Canon loves us, as we both bought one.! I am trying my best to read and REMEMBER (that seems to be the current challenge) what I am learning. I have only taken a few pictures of our new front yard…yet another COE Park.
You can see I have lots to learn….
This park, although it is pretty and offers lakefront property, is not very level which presents a challenge for longer RV’s like ours. It is an older park with 30 amp service but has the added benefit of full hook-ups. I must admit it makes my life easier being able to use our washer/dryer, even though it is quite small, and the grey water tank must be open in order to use it. I was surprised Stillhouse Hollow Park near Killeen TX allowed running of grey water onto the lawn, because most do not.
Many of our readers in the RV community already are aware of the America the Beautiful passes available to us, however, there may be some that are not. Lady Bird Johnson was very instrumental in implementing the program that opened Federal Lands for outdoor enjoyment. Passes are purchased on a yearly basis ($80) which allows very inexpensive stays on Federal Lands. For us senior’s the deal is even sweeter. We pay a $10 lifetime fee for the senior pass which allows us the added benefit of 50% camping discount as well as free entrance to many of the Federal attractions. Ha, there are some perks to getting older! Between finding very nice inexpensive RV parks along the way and making use of our senior passes., we have managed to see and do many things these past five months.
Life is good!