Tuesday, March 4, 2014


After a short stay in Houston, Texas, we move on to the San Antonio area.  But, prior to our departure, John walks over to the Wal Mart, our home for the night, and  returns with two treats.  One is ice cream for this nice warm, day and the other...............drum roll please ! ! !  ............ is ...................
I am not a huge chip fan, but these Lays, Limon chips are melt in your mouth good with a slight tang of salty lime.  Now what would that remind you of?   

About forty-five minutes north of San Antonio, is our home of choice; Potters Creek Campground at Canyon Lake.  
                                                           Our view from site 44, our home for almost a week, is out of this world -drop-dead gorgeous in any weather picture.                                                                                                                 We experience fog,sun, clouds and every scene is a special gift from God. If we were looking for a place to plant our roots, this would be on the list of finalists.                                                                                                        Canyon Lake is fed by the Guadalupe River. When the sun is shining, it looks at if diamonds are dancing over the surface of the cerulean blue water.   Kayaks, sail boats, fishermen in their boats dot the water.  

All is well at the end of each day.  Some sunsets are stunning, full of fire.                                                         Some are full of light as the sun is working it's way to the horizon.  
                                      Each evening, we give thanks for all our blessings that are as numerous as the beautiful scenes before our eyes.  
Thursday found us traveling north on Interstate 35.  We were to visit with my cousin, Dwight in Austin.  We had many years to catch up on and talk we did.  We saw Dwight's antique Pontiac GTO collection.  Some were restored and some are works in progress. 

Then he showed John his antique and not so antique gun collection.                                                                         Dwight is quite a hunter of deer, elk, duck and whatever else is in season.    

We then went to Z'Tejas, a southwestern grill for happy hour and had some wonderful appetizers as well as a couple of great Margaritas. 
Thanks Dwight for a great afternoon.  
                                                Saturday, the weather was wonderful and we headed into San Antonio.  We enjoyed the Riverwalk, an walk we did-from one end to the other. I was surprised by the waterfall features that were disbursed along the walk.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                      Often, John needed to stop and catch his breath  but was determined to see it all.                                                                                                                      We stopped to have a Mexican lunch, to rest and watch the Mardi Gras boat parade.  I have the purple, green and gold beads to prove it.  

Later in the afternoon, we left the river walk, and headed to the Alamo.                                                      What a sobering site.  For a long time I just sat on a wall and thought about how men fought and still fight for our land.  

From the Alamo, we walked back along the Riverwalk and on to our car that was three blocks from there.  Whew!  We were both really tired, but not finished with our day.  First, we were off to Fresh Market and then Trader Joe's.  We had lists, immediately made our purchases and were back on 281 and headed toward home.  

At home, we were greeted with a minor problem.  We left the awning out and weighted.  A gust of wind proved more powerful than our weights and the front brace separated and was hanging, limp and looking sad.  Fortunately, the arms were reattached and the awning rolled gently into place. Another lesson learned.

Wow, this was a long post, but I am now caught up.  Thanks for stopping in.  I love your comments and recommendations.   We are now on I 10 heading to Fort Stockton.  I wonder what today will bring.  

God bless you all.  



  1. That is such a lovely area around Canyon, seeing the Riverwalk and the Alamo, we have been there a few times and really enjoy it.
    Travel safe along I-10.

  2. Boy you are right about your views from your site at Potters Creek. Fabulous! Not sure I'd go anywhere if I could just sit and look at that. After this busy day maybe that is just what you will do. Congratulations on being caught up. Wish I could manage that feat!

  3. We love CCC campgrounds. They always have the the greatest views with the biggest sites.
    Love SA. The Riverwalk is one of the prettiest walks every.
    Safe travels dear friends.

  4. We drove down to Potter's Creek today and took a look at the sites. We also went to the other COE on the other side of the lake. They certainly do have big sites.

  5. Whew! what a busy day!

    This week was the first time I was ever at a Trader Joes! Stocked up on Two Buck Chuck, olive tapenaude and cookie butter!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  6. You really did walk a long ways. When we were at the Riverwalk it was too cold to walk very far. But it was beautiful. You're getting closer. Yea!!

  7. Lovely views from your site. The River Walk is definitely on our list and now that I know about Potter's Creek the area has even more appeal! Safe travels.

  8. That's the perfect area to be hanging out....jammed pack fun!

  9. Looks like a great cousin to visit....


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