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Friday, April 23, 2010

Rewind…to our last few days in Texas

Now that things have settled a little bit I need post about our last few days in Texas. We arrived in Boerne, TX on April 1st…

Monday, April 5th we all gathered around Bob & Molly’s RV for some visiting and then we played some cards…

Tuesday, April 6th, Mac & I, Bob & Molly, and Chuck & Kathy headed out to Wildseed Farms & Fredericksburg. Our first stop was to see all the flowers at Wildseed Farms. Wow…they are amazing. The bluebonnets are gorgeous and the poppies are very beautiful. We all took lots of photos and browsed the Gift Shop.

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By the time it was time to leave, Mac & Chuck were exhausted and Bob had to help them to the truck…lol.

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Next we headed on to Fredericksburg for some lunch at Auslanders Biergarten. The food was just ok to me…not as good as last years restaurant.

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After lunch we did a little shopping and then headed back to the RV..

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Wednesday, April 7th we had a trip planned to the 11th Street Cowboy Bar for dinner. We ran to get a steak to cook. You bring your own steak and pay $5.00 for your baked potato, salad and other fixings…

Also Kathy & I went to WalMart to look at Netbooks...we ended up getting one and for $50.00 off regular price...when we showed them to Molly, her and Bob ran over and got the last one...LOL....Here we are lovin' our new Netbooks....

The 11th Street Cowboy Bar

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Me, Chuck & Kathy

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Women's Bathroom...

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Bob & Molly

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Bill & Helen

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Me, Molly, and Kathy

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Now this place is a must see. It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but after you enter and pass through, all the fun is in the back…

and the boys checking things out...

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We had a great dinner with friends and headed back to the RV.

On our trip back, I received a call about my brother not doing very well…and 45 minutes later he was gone…we miss you Jerry!

I almost forgot...Our friends had a surprise Birthday Party at the Clubhouse for Donna, Rich, and myself on Thursday evening. We had a great cake and ice cream and I received a wonderful "Friends" plaque...Thanks everyone! Love Ya!

Friday, April 8th we started back home…We had some problems with the truck and stopped to check it out. We made it as far as Thackerville, OK and the WinStar Casino RV Park for the night.

Saturday, April 9th we went in to Gainesville to try to buy a part for the truck. Mac put the new Radiator Cap on and was hopeful that that was all that was wrong, but we wanted to drive around a bit to test it. So we stayed at the Casino again on Saturday and it seemed that things were better.

Sunday, April 10th we set off for our last leg of our journey home.The truck seemed to be doing ok until we entered Kansas and started our trek through the Flint Hills…Uh..Ohhh…we could smell that smell again…sure enough, Mac pulled over and the water was bubbling out of the radiator cap again..and it smelled like Diesel…not good.

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We finally made it home about 6:30pm and set up at the RV Park for our duration here in Garnett until we get our house ready to sell.

Monday, April 12th I went to the funeral home to finalize the details for my brothers service and in the afternoon we went to Ottawa to clean everything out of his room at the Assisted Living Facility that he was living in.

Now the truck has transmission fluid running out of the bottom….can’t be good.

Tuesday, April 13th Mac took the truck out to Beckman’s, the ford dealership here. They checked everything out and said that it needed extensive work…uh oh. We did find out that the engine was still under warranty so that helps. Our part will still be close to $2000.00 but that is much better than the $6500.00 to fix everything.

Friday April 18th the family gathered together at the Garnett Inn Suites in the Meeting room to visit…I did take a few photos:

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I think that catches you all up except for all the details of Jerry’s service. The service in Garnett was very nice. We had several cousins that live in Missouri that traveled for the service. It was nice to see them, but not under these circumstances…

We then traveled out to Ulysses for the Military Service on Monday. It was very touching even though it was 50*, cloudy, misting, and very windy. After the service we started back to Garnett.

I will try to keep everyone updated on things going on here…

Thank you everyone that sent thoughts and prayers to us during this sad time. We are very blessed to have such great family and friends out there. We love you all!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just a short note…I have lots of things to post about our last week or so in Texas, but right now my thoughts are somewhere else…

In Memory of Jerry

July 25, 1950 – April 7, 2010

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Brothers like you are few and far between.

You were the special kind of person

the world needs more of…

Brothers like you made everything so much nicer;

you had the marvelous ability to turn happiness into joy

and sadness into understanding.

You are loved, and will be missed so much…

because brothers like you

mean the world to…

sisters like us.

Lyvonne & Lynette

Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Last Week in Rockport

I know…I have been very lax in getting my blog posted. There has just been so much going on that I really haven’t had time to just sit down and write about it.

So here is a short re-cap of our last week or so in Rockport…

Friday, March 26th we had planned a trip to Corpus Christi to the Market. We were expecting something like where we went in the Valley…Boy were we mistaken! This place was large, but almost all the booths were still closed at 11:30am and the ones that were open didn’t have anything that we were looking for…except if you are looking for prom type dresses, caskets, or headstones. We did find a booth that was selling magnetic jewelry and a few of us bought something there.

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We left the Market and headed to Rudy’s for some lunch..I know you are surprised that we were going to eat somewhere…lol

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Saturday, March 27th we went for a drive in Rockport in search of the Whoopers again. We did see them but they were still pretty far away so the photos are not that great.

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Sunday, March 28th our great friends Bob & Molly Pinner were planning a Seafood Boil. Now any of you who know me knows that I am not a big fan of seafood, but I will tell you this…it was Amazing!!! We all pitched in and helped clean corn, carrots, and potatoes while Bob was manning the big pot. Keith & Donna donated the shrimp for the boil and Bob & Molly donated the chicken, and crab legs.  Here are a few photos…yummy

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Monday, March 29th, we all met at Alice Faye’s on the Bay for Breakfast…Yes I did get up early to attend…the food was good but the company was wonderful!

After breakfast we headed back to the RV park while some of the girls went to the Flip Flop store. Later, a few of us headed to look at the Flip Flops and then stopped at the Bead Store…”Jack and the Beadstock”…It is a great little store. We bought some beads and a few Sarongs for the beach.

After getting back to the RV, we all set around our RV and visited…another a great day with friends.

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Tuesday, March 30th we  were off to Port Aransas to the beach for one last walk in the sand…we found Seashells and some found some Sand Dollars. After the beach we all met at Fins Icehouse for lunch…more

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Never did get Mark & Dortha to sit together for a


After lunch, Mac & I, and Mark & Dortha were off in search of some Flip Flops…

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Wednesday, March 31st…our last day in Rockport for this year…”sigh”….We started off our day with breakfast at JJ’s. There was lots of conversation and the food was really good.

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We had a plan for later in the day to have dinner at The Crab N as it would be Donna’s birthday on Thursday and we would all be gone. We met at the Crab N at 5:30 and had a nice dinner with all of our friends. It was fun but a little sad since the next day some of us would all be heading in different directions and not see each other again for awhile.

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 After dinner we headed back to the RV park and went to the Clubhouse to surprise Donna with Cake and Ice Cream. We sure did surprise her.

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We said goodbye our goodbyes to the ones that would be gone really early on Thursday and headed back to our RV to finish getting it ready to travel.

On Thursday, April 1st we caravanned with Bob & Molly, Howie & Norah to Boerne(pronounced Burn-E) where we will stay until the 16th and then head back home.This was our view out of our windshield most of the trip…

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Bill & Helen arrived about the same time as the rest of us and Donnie & Karen arrived not long after us. It was a great day to travel. The weather was nice and the wildflowers were amazing! I took some photos but it really does not do it justice…

Mac & I, Bob & Molly, and Donnie & Karen all went out to The Hungry Horse for Dinner. The food was very good!

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Friday, April 2nd we went to Ancira’s and looked at some Motor Homes and then headed in to San Antonio to Costco for a few supplies and then went to Matamoras Guadalajara Cantina for lunch. It was good.

Saturday April 3rd the guys headed back to San Antonio for some man time…lol. When they returned Mac & I went to Wal-Mart for the things that I needed to make my part of the Easter Dinner we are having in the Clubhouse. I am taking a Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad, Hot Rolls, and a Dark Chocolate Raspberry Gooey Butter Cake with fresh Raspberries.

Sunday April 4th…Easter Sunday… we were up and  getting things ready for the dinner. We had planned to have it at 3pm so we had time to just take our time making the cake and the hot rolls.

We all arrived at the Clubhouse and brought our contributions for the dinner…wow there is lots of food! Molly decorated a large table so we could all sit together, and she made large Coconut Chocolate Eggs for each couple.We had Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Wild Rice, Grilled Asparagus, Sweet Potato SoufflĂ©, Spoon Bread, Chicken Cordon blu, Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Fresh Baked Hot Rolls, Cherry Salad, Coconut Custard Cake, and the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Butter Cake…if I missed anything, I’m sorry…

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Bob without Molly…

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Bill & Helen

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Ron & Linda

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Steve & Lynnette

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George & Barb

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 Mac didn’t get a photo of Bob & Molly together and Howie & Norah had prior plans for dinner.

The food was amazing, but the time spent with these friends was incredible!

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After dinner some of the guys played some music and we listened for quite a while. After they stopped playing, Mac & I, Bob & Molly, and Howie & Norah played a couple of games of Hand & Foot. The guys won the first game but we redeemed ourselves and the girls won the second game.

Well that catches you up to today…We hope everyone had a great Easter.

Hugs to everyone!!