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Old 01-07-2019, 12:42 PM   #5657
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Stopped for a coffee as we left our campground this morning, and was greeted with a hot food case full of an assortment of freshly prepared and mostly unidentifiable foods, including fried whole boudin and “boudin balls”, which I had never seen before.

Yum! About the size of a small peach, boudin balls are simply boudin without the casing.

Spicy and delicious.

We are traveling, and enjoying local specialties is part of the fun.


I removed my stitches a few days ago, a bit tricky getting them out of there with my left hand, but done and now almost completely healed up.


I solved the coach battery issue, moving the spare tire and looking at it...when the new battery was installed, they didn’t secure the metal cover over it in any way, causing the cover to move and detach one of the cables.

One of my Dutch Ovens had also been placed in this compartment.

I really should look at everything, every time I have a repair done.

So this morning I pulled into a small trailer sales place in rural Louisiana, a one man shop that could not do repairs, but who sent me to a tire and all purpose service/repair place a few miles up the road.

They were waiting for me when I got there, took about 10 minutes to re-attach the cable and bolt the cover in place.

Back on the road, now fully and independently functioning.


We are in Texas, and will be visiting Mimi a bit later in the week.

Temps are mild, and it is not raining.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:43 PM   #5658
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Spent the last two nights in a nice COE campground, and today beelined thru Texas to Mimi’s new place....one knows they are in Texas by the armadillos by the side of the road, and the big, strapping fellows in white cowboy hats, who ride in pickup trucks marked “Constable”.

We have no Constables at home. I love it.

Mimi is great, in her cute new house with a hangar for her airplanes, in a little subdivision which caters to pilots of small planes.

What a woman.

My lab mix and hers had just a bit of jockeying for position, Lily quite jealously guarding her mama, but then settled down companionably and did very well.

Weather is comfortably cool, and there is no rain.

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Old 01-10-2019, 09:03 AM   #5659
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Welcome to Texas. Hoping to see you and Mimi in a few weeks.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:58 PM   #5660
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Thank you, and we’re planning on being there, coming by early afternoon on Saturday, if that will work.


We took both the dogs in Mimi’s pickup truck today, and had a great day.

We are all tired.

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Old 01-11-2019, 10:40 AM   #5661
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We will most likely be in the clubhouse. see you then
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:26 AM   #5662
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My neighbors across the street texted me this picture of the little house yesterday...they had 8 1/2 inches of snow in their yard, and it was still coming down.

And, we are not at home having to deal with it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:53 PM   #5663
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My son says we got 10 1/2” of snow from the storm, it is now very cold and more snow is expected the weekend.

Going to be one of those winters.

Meanwhile, we spent a couple of chilly nights at the beautiful Inks Lake SP, then poked around the Hill Country backroads today to look around and especially to visit Luckenbach...Waylon, Willie & the boys were not there ...and are in a lovely, very friendly and dog-loving PA campground for the night.

Old homes in Texas look different than old homes in the Midwest, South, Northeast, etc., and it’s a big part of any areas charm, to me, to see the old homesteads in towns and on the backroads.

I love it.

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Old 01-14-2019, 03:29 PM   #5664
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Sounds like you had your road safe exit opening right in the nick of time. Makes me chili just seeing it.
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Oops fingers were a little fast. Chilly as in temperature not chilie as in nice thing to eat when it's that temperature.
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My son says we got 10 1/2” of snow from the storm, it is now very cold and more snow is expected the weekend.

Going to be one of those winters.

Meanwhile, we spent a couple of chilly nights at the beautiful Inks Lake SP, then poked around the Hill Country backroads today to look around and especially to visit Luckenbach...Waylon, Willie & the boys were not there ...and are in a lovely, very friendly and dog-loving PA campground for the night.

Old homes in Texas look different than old homes in the Midwest, South, Northeast, etc., and it’s a big part of any areas charm, to me, to see the old homesteads in towns and on the backroads.

I love it.

Maggie
You are actually near the area where I grew up, Texas hill country. Fredericksburg and Kerrville are nice if you get a chance. And try smoked dried sausage... it's awesome. And you have to have Texas BBQ. Enjoy. Hope to see you in South Carolina...I don't miss shovelling snow. My sons are in Ohio shovelling! Safe travels.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:01 PM   #5667
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Hi ladies!

I will be getting me some of that Texas BBQ before I leave, feasted on fresh tamales with chili today.

Yum. No fresh tamales in the grocer at home.

Were I home, I would have had another couple loads of wood deliverered by now, and would be hunkered down with a fire in the woodstove, waiting this out.

But, that was last year...this year, I am back on the road again.


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Old 01-16-2019, 05:37 AM   #5668
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I lifted my head early yesterday morning, to look at my phone and check the time, and was hit with an attack of room-spinning dizziness that recurred with any movement.

I had trouble standing and walking, and became nauseated.

So, I did what most 21st century men/women would do, and googled it.

No fever nor pain nor congestion nor other indications of “illness”, I diagnosed myself with a left inner ear issue, which is caused by something or other moving about in the inner workings.

Decided to stay here another day...at $17 for W/E, showers and cable, a very friendly campground on a beautiful river, it seemed the logical thing to do.

The dizziness improved slightly during the day, allowing me to rather drunkenly walk Lily several times, but if I bent over to pick something up, a new wave of world/room-spinning and nausea would hit me.

Did an exercise I found online to improve it several times before bed last night, and it is quite a bit better this morning, so we are going to move on.

Weird and disorienting, and I first feared I was having another stroke, but no vision changes, limb weakness, speech issue, etc., so I ruled that out with the help of google.

No Prompt Care anywhere near me, and my symptoms didn’t seem to warrant an ambulance...I kept the door unlocked, in case I was wrong and Lily needed rescued at some point, and my phone handy with the emergency button to call 911 if needed.

Provided self care, and waited it out.

When you’re on the road, and by yourself....


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A retired friend of mine is suffering through bouts of vertigo which sound like what you’re describing. Not fun. Hope it diminishes soon for you.
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Thank you, and it is much better this morning.

Tell your friend to look up ”Epley maneuver”, if that hasn’t already been suggested. Supposed to help drain whatever has shifted, causing the vertigo.

Mimi has already offered to come help me, bless her heart, but I think I am going to be okay, and will go to a Prompt Care if it doesn’t continue to improve, tho it doesn’t read as if antibiotics or anything are called for.

Good for us to save ourselves, whenever possible.

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