Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Catch up blog:

Catch up blog:

We left Rockport at the end of February and journeyed to San Antonio. This was a short hop of about 125 miles, we stayed at the famous Travelers world campground close to downtown, Sherry and I toured the missions this included the Alamo mission.
The Alamo

      We then traveled to Fredericksburg, and checked into Buckhorn Lake resort. This is in the hill country of Texas and the views here were incredible we took lots of pictures and enjoyed our short stay. Touring the Admiral Nimitz WWII Museum. 
The Admiral

We also took a driving tour to Bandera TX which is the cowboy capitol of the world.  We toured a cowboy museum in Kerrville and saw several bronze sculptures and paintings. We met a famous sculptor Jason Scull and enjoyed visiting with him. He educated us on the process of making a clay sculpture and transforming it into both small and life size works of art.
The Cowboy Capitol

        We left Fredericksburg on March 5th and headed to Texarkana we stayed a noisy campground and had to wear earplugs to sleep. We arrived back in Indiana March 6th and settled into our normal schedules until May when we journeyed to Lexington Kentucky for four days and enjoyed the Kentucky Sheep and Wool festival. Sherry met Benita Story and they enjoyed visiting and discussing her blog posts and podcasts. 
Downtown Franklin TN

We then met with Sherry’s mom and Bennie as they were in the area for a concert. We went to downtown Lexington and had supper at the Blue Door Smokehouse. This was by far the best brisket sandwich I have ever consumed. It had the best rating from TripAdvisor and while the atmosphere was lacking the food was great.

        Sometime between March and May I did some repairs and upgrades to Daisy the Coachman RV. The faucet in the bathroom had developed a leak, and was showing signs of wear. So Sherry and I made a trip to Lowes and purchased a new faucet this one has a higher reach over the sink so you can get your hands under the water easier, and it also is a single lever as opposed to the knob style. I found some stick and place tile that was recommended by another blogger. These really dressed up the back splash on the bathroom and kitchen areas behind the sink. The faucet in the kitchen had smooth nickel finished knobs and they were really hard to operate when your hands were wet and soapy. So I found some replacement handles and was able to increase the diameter and press them onto the existing nickel handles. This has been a fantastic upgrade because we can now operate the valves when with ease. The front TV had been showing signs of not working it would lose signals and no channels could be found. I thought at first it was the loss from the antenna, and replaced the cable but this didn’t help. The original was a Jensen TV supposed to be rated for vibration. I replaced it with a VIZO larger screen and have been very happy so far. Also the faux leather seat coverings on the couch and dinette were showing considerable wear. I found a local upholster and had him replace the foam with a denser material and recover the seats and backs for both the couch and dinette.

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