Why We Chose Texas … Grandkids and Kids!

In case you didn’t know it, Texas was an independent Republic for a few years after its war for independence from Mexico and before becoming a state of the US. Washington, Texas, near Brenham and College Station is where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The drive to San Antonio took us through miles and miles of Texas backroads and small towns like Round Top. Round Top seems to go on and on … it is saturated with antique stores and dozens of temporary very large tent structures for rent to vendors and antique sellers. These structures and even the old buildings seems to go on for miles – kind of a curious setting for such a small town 60 miles from anywhere. It makes us curious regarding where the customers come from?

From the Brenham area we moved on to San Antonio itself on Thursday afternoon. We arrived after dark at Blazing Star (not Saddles) Luxury RV Park, selected because of its proximity to Jenny & Ryan (and the grandkids). We have learned that the first thing (after spotting and leveling left/right) is to connect the electric service to get the AC going! This evening we only hooked up electric and water, sewer waited until the morning! Leveling left/right was unnecessary, only needed to level front/back. Nice level concrete pad with quite a bit of shade. Unhooked the pickup because we needed it for the next day!

Friday morning we went to the Great Hearts school for “Grandparents Day” with Felicity’s class. Felicity is in the 1st grade … seems like just yesterday that she was a tiny toddler! We had a great time spending a few minutes with you in her school environment. She even introduced us to some of her classmates. In this blog, I’m going to put all the pictures at the end … so you have to at least scroll to the bottom.

Friday afternoon saw us headed back to Kerrville and our home base for now, By The River RV Park. We got our old spot back, Space #13 right on the Guadalupe River. After traveling so much we spend the rest of Friday and most of Saturday relaxing. The pool is being re-plastered so we couldn’t swim – it will be ready for swimming tomorrow! Saturday night as Sue was taking Buddy for his evening walk she was treated to the beautiful sight of fireflies – a marvel that we have never seen in California! It was cool enough to leave the windows open and we were treated to this marvelous display until we fell asleep.

This morning we went to church at the Kerrville Bible Church. It’s kind of difficult to select a church here, there are so many to choose from. The pastor preached a sermon (not a message) from Matthew 5. We sang some hymns (real hymns) and also some songs that I don’t know. Very friendly crowd, although it is a little large compared to what we are accustomed to in Tuolumne County. We probably won’t pick a ‘home’ church until we buy a house and know where we are going to be living.

After lunch we scoped out five RV parks in various areas that offer monthly rental opportunities. The one we settled on in on Johnson Creek. Lots of shade, concrete pads, in the country away from highways and cities. We also looked in the Comfort area; however that particular park didn’t look too inviting, even though the location would be better for where we are looking now for our new home.

A quick update on our home in California. It has sold and should close escrow this week. We are signing the final documents tomorrow morning and the buyer is signing tomorrow or Tuesday. Then it’s just a matter of the title company completing its work. Once we finish that project, we will be looking more seriously for our next home; however, first we are going to make a trip to Annapolis, MD, to visit with Victoria. She is a USN Recruiter now (shore duty) which is better for scheduling visits than when she was assigned to ships and getting sent to sea. We will be pulling our travel trailer with us – so if you have any recommendations on places to see or things to do between here and there, or when we get there, please tell us!

I don’t feel old
until the barber asks
if I want my eyebrows trimmed!

Published by Larry Crabtree

Retired fire fighter; 33 years with CAL FIRE followed by 5 years with Mi-Wuk Sugar Pine FPD in Central California; Principal Consultant at Crabtree Consulting Services, LLC, for 12 years providing services to small fire agencies in California. Licensed by the FCC in 2011 as an amateur radio operator (ham); Call Sign WV6JVJ. Married Sue in 2001; 3 children, 4 grandchildren. Socially conservative, financially conservative, ecologically conservative (before it was PC); patriot who stands for the national anthem; strong believer in christian family values

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