We got up Saturday morning and decided we needed to get out and see a few things. But first it was the weekly laundry. In this area of the country they call the place a Washerteria. Always makes me laugh as us easterners know it as a Laundromat.
The Washerteria is about a 1/2 mile up the road next to the Travis County Expo Center.
There is a large rodeo/fair thing going on. I think it is for several weeks. I am hoping there will be a fireworks display some night as we sure would have a good view.
So what to do - The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is about 25 miles away. We drove over there to find the place packed. No room in the parking lot. No more parking spaces along the roadway in for at least 1/4 mile. I then saw a sign that there is a festival going on today and tomorrow. I would rather visit when it would be easier to walk around and enjoy the display. We will come back next weekend.
Next attempt - a Wildlife Refuge the tour book said was near Marble Falls - 40 some miles away. Sure didn't seem it was anywhere near Marble Falls. The refuge we did find had the gate closed to the visitor center.
Okay - we were by then 62 miles from "home" (home is where we park it) so headed on back. On the way we passed a Goodwill store. I need some work pants as I've tossed two old pairs in the last month. I am used to Goodwill and Salvation Army stores that sell clothing at low, low prices. The jeans in this store started at $8.99 and went up from there. Len looked at some paperback books. I could not believe they were old, used paperbacks priced at $2.99 up! Not paying that price for old used jeans and sure not paying $2.99 for a used paperback book.
This made three strikes for the day.
We stopped at a Sonic Drive-in and got sandwiches. Had not been at a Sonic in years. They were quite good. Finally a hit!
When we got back to the rig, there was a note on the door that our NOMADS co-workers were meeting to go to dinner at 5:30.
Another winner for the day. We piled into the one truck that would hold the 6 of us and went to the Good Luck Grill.
I had a spinach salad topped with grilled chicken. Len ordered the chicken fried steak. They asked if he wanted the small or large size. He got the large and was it ever!
One steak came home with him.
Here we are.
And this is Bub and Midge Morris and Kitty and John Hahn with Len sitting across the table.
Later I remarked that the day was a bust - no wildflower walk, no wildlife refuge and no new pants. Leonard corrected me. He said any day that we get to spend just driving around and enjoying our time together is a good one. He's right.
It is 3:30 am and I am wide awake. I suffer from insomnia. The last time I've had a good length of sleep was Monday. I was so wiped from not sleeping that it was making me physically sick. I worked but 1/2 day. Slept from noon to 4 and was out again from 7 pm or so until 6 and next morning. I go for days with as little as 2 or 3 hours sleep and then crash for a night. Hopefully, tomorrow night will be a crash night, as this one sure isn't.
GOOD NIGHT! I'm going to try to get a few hours in before the coffee goes off at 7.
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