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

Monday, May 9, 2011

On Down the Road at Lake Georgetown, Texas

We stopped in Deming, NM for a few days to dance with the Good Times Squares.  We were surprised when Rusty and Lovetta Wright (Club Caller and wife) presented us with a beautiful cake for our 32nd Wedding Anniversary.  Beautiful white icing with red roses and “Happy Anniversary, Ron and Anita”…and me without my camera (which is rare)!

Leaving Deming, we headed for Georgetown, Texas, for a visit with granddaughter, Cassandra, and friends, Donna and Glenn.

On the way, we found a delightful little RV park near Balmorhea, TX, Saddleback RV Park.  No amenities to speak of, just an attractive place to park.  The owners are trying to create a wildflower/bird/butterfly refuge, and have devoted 5 acres to native plants.

Each site is separated from the next by a median of cacti and other plants.  P1170934Our site happened to be next to a watering tank for the birds.  We spent quite a bit of time during the afternoon we were there watching the birds through our window.

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We spent a week at Lake Georgetown, TX, in the Jim Hogg C.O.E. park, (named after a Texas governor). 


Donna and Glenn brought their motorhome up from Kerrville to join us.

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We visited granddaughter, Cassandra, and her friend, Logan in Austin, TX.  They gave us a tour through the State Capital Building.  The building is very impressive; sadly, I was once again without my camera, but pulled a few images from the Web.

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Granddaughter, Cassandra, also joined us for much of the week.  During her visit, we checked out Pioneer Days in the nearby Round Rock, TX.

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We had beautiful weather for walking across the dam, down the trail to the spillway, and along the lake edges.

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The week provided a great break from road; at its end, we headed onward toward Indiana.

Tucson to Georgetown