Friday, November 27, 2009

Moving Fast!

We have been moving much faster lately, because we have a schedule for the first time in the past five months. We spent three nights in a beautiful RV park in Las Cruces where the views were magnificent! Vicki made friends with the local cat, and Sue made friends with everybody else. Sue got to install the New Mexico sticker on the door map and will probably do the Arizona one also, considering that we are in Tucson while writing this.

We went into Old Mesilla in Las Cruces, the town where Billy the Kid was convicted and contained, and then escaped. There is incredible history surrounding this old town, and the homes and views are gorgeous.

Sue has been really anxious to see the views from the roof of the RV, so we went topside and did the shadow dance seen in the photo.
We made a quick run to Tucson on a beautiful day to meet up with family for Thanksgiving, more on that later... Keep in touch everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Moving on!

Vicki got to cross off another dive from the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives book in San Antonio with a great lunch at the DeWese's Tip Top Cafe. Another signature in the book, and another great meal! I think I like this hobby of her's... We went to the Alamo and learned an amazing lesson on American history. Oddly enough, we learned the most about the battle itself from Phil Collins. He is a history buff, and extremely interested in the Alamo. He narrates a complete explanation of the battle during a presentation with a beautiful diorama that takes up a whole room in a place called the History Shop right across the street from The Alamo. It is a long, weird story how Phil Collins got involved in all this... but we won't go there.

Two travel days in a row is too rushed. We left San Antonio just as a front was coming through, so our first hour or so on the road was in torrential downpours separated by heavy rain. We did drive out of it and the rest of the day was not half bad for traveling. We stopped for an overnight stay in Fort Stockton Texas (in the middle of nowhere) at a very nice campground called Fort Stockton RV Park... Imagine that! Today, we pulled out early and drove to Las Cruces, New Mexico for a few nights at the Hacienda RV Resort. The weather and the drive were beautiful, except for El Paso. El Paso is plagued with smog drifting over the border from Mexico. We don't know what they are burning on the other side of the border, but the fires are everywhere and the smoke is horrible, polluting all of El Paso.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Riverwalk, San Antonio

The Riverwalk in San Antonio is incredibly gorgeous. There is an outdoor theater with a stage on one side of the river, and the grass covered seating on the other side. There are huge cypress trees that are hundreds of years old and probably eight feet in diameter lining the river. Riverside seating is the norm for dining and drinks while tour boats and water taxis cruise past. There are strings of lights hanging from the trees all along the river. They hang vertically from the high branches of the trees, anchored by weights to hold them straight. Some of the old buildings have mask-like figures on them called the grotesques... kind of scary. There are also huge gargoyles way up on some buildings, but out of camera range. Mariachi bands roam the Riverwalk terrorizing unsuspecting families and couples. I did not label the photos, as there are too many, but look carefully if you are interested. This would be a really good destination for a long weekend romantic trip. More from the missions and the Alamo later.


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We began full-time RVing on 06/30/2009 starting immediately after settlement on our home in southeastern PA. We hope to see a lot of what this country has to offer in the next few years.