Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Beauty of Texas Wildflowers

Texan natives have told us this year that the wildflowers are not as plentiful or showy as usual but we have been delighted by the roadsides. The popular Texas Bluebonnets were abundant.

Can you see why they are called Bluebonnets? I have not had internet access to research all the names of the flowers, but wanted to share some of the beauty.

Click on this photo
to see some of the many varieties
blooming this spring.
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Our next planned stay was to be a C.O.E. park on Whitney Lake. When friends, Donna and Glenn arrived a day before us, they found the campgrounds nearly full, with only small sites still available. As an alternative, they checked us into the park where Donna’s uncle lives, Lake Whitney RV Park, a combination RV/Mobile home park.

It was not on the lake, as the name implies, but was a comfortable place to park for a week’s visit.

We took a drive around Whitney Lake before leaving the area. The campgrounds, for the most part, have gravel sites, and at least currently, a rather unkempt appearance. The area between lots had not been mowed, and weeds were getting knee-high. Downed limbs from a storm during the week made us glad we had not been parked there as originally planned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is Donna. You got some good pictures of the flowers.But most years, there are a lot more. Maybe next year there will be more and if you don't get to come by here, I'll try ro get pictures for you.