January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hill Country of Texas

Sunday, April, 11. We left Seguin late morning and drove to Big Chief RV Resort at Buchanan Dam about 10 miles outside Burnet TX. This is a view of the lake from our site.

This is clearly the best time of the year for wildflower sightings. Looking across the lake, we see a mass of purple. These are Texas Blue Bonnets. Why they are called Blue, I don't understand. They sure look purple to me. Whatever they are called, they make an amazing display.
This is a picture of bald mountain at a State Park outside Llana, Tx.

A field of Blue Bonnets.

Monday, April 12. We went to the Post Office in Burnet then called Granddaughter Tiffany. We were only about 9 minutes from her house. We visited with her and Great grandson Alec for a little over an hour. Needing to stock the larder, we stopped at the local HEB for supplies.

Tuesday, April 13. We drove about 70 miles to Fredericksburg, TX. This is a town of mostly shops and resturants. Many of the buildings were quite interesting. This building is now a store/wine shop, but according to the old signage on it, it was once a hospital.
Our cell phone reception was very poor at the campground. A call would come through but as soon as answered, we would lose coverage. We had to run into town or up a hill to make call backs. Early in the day, Len had called his brother Jerry to check up on his Mom. He indicated everything was under control. Late in the afternoon, Len's phone rang and he saw it was Jerry calling back. We hopped in the truck and found an area we could call out. Jerry said we were needed back in Louisiana to help out. We packed up and pulled out of the campground Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, April 14. We set up "camp" in Mom's side yard. There is water and electric service already. Len worked to give us sewer. We will be taking rotations staying in the house at night but most days we will be here in the house sitting with Mom.
We have several commitments in the next few months. I will cancel them as necessary. Our most immediate obligation is a NOMADS project in Missouri. We were scheduled there on April 24. I will call Carla at the office later today and let her know we will not be available again for the forseeable future.


Margie M. said...

Phyllis, I'm sorry to hear that you had to go back to La. again. I know this is difficult for all of you. Take care of yourselves, too, while you are taking care of Len's Mom. Thoughts will be with you.

Peggy n David said...

I'm so sorry you are back in LA...but understand that it is necessary. Prayers are with you my friend.