Blowin’ in the Wind . . .

Jan and I headed over to Gina’s about 9:30 with a quick detour by Subway for breakfast sandwiches for everyone. And after getting Jan settled in, I headed back to the rig to get us ready to head out this afternoon.

A little after noon I drove back over to Gina’s to say our goodbyes to Gina and bring Jan back to the rig. Coming back into the park I stopped at the office to settle up for a weeks worth of electricity, which turned out to be $16.10.

We pulled out of our site, got hitched up, and hit the road a little before 2pm, later than we normally would leave, but we’re only going 68 miles so it shouldn’t be a problem.

But what did turn out to a little bit of a problem was the wind. All the forecasts said it would be pretty windy last night, a little less this morning, and then drop off in the afternoon.

But instead the wind just blew harder as the afternoon wore on, which made for some interesting driving. But since we were staying on state roads and seldom getting above 50mph, it wasn’t a real problem

We got into Boerne (bur nee) about 3:15 and made a stop at the Wal-Mart to pick up some supplies. I had already scouted out the location on Google Maps and Street View and knew I wouldn’t have any trouble getting in and out.

About an hour later we were back on the road heading for Lakehills, TX and the Medina Lake Thousand Trails Resort. But we did have a small bobble (well, maybe a little larger than small) along the way. Our GPS had us taking a short cut on a rural back road, which although narrow and a little rough in a couple of places, was OK for the 10 miles we were going to be on it. What was the problem was that I missed a turn. Well, not really a turn, more like a curve, where I went straight instead.

So for only the 2nd time in 5 years we had to unhitch the truck so I could turn the rig around and get us back on track. Since we were only about 8 miles from the park, Jan just followed me the rest of the way.

We got into the park about 5:15, got checked in, and found us a nice space with a good satellite view. And as it turns out we’ve got good Verizon 3G also. So far it seems like a really nice park.


Thought for the Day:

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)



3 Responses

  1. I hope you see the bobcat that is in the park. . .can’t believe I didn’t get a pic of it. We usually come in from the San Antonio side, so we miss that little windy, curvy road.

    We did drive it our very first trip in, so I do know which one you are talking about though! Not fun. . .enjoy your stay. . .we like that park!

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  2. What website or app do you find Google Street View?

  3. Elaine,

    1. Go to 2. Type in the city, or even the address, you’re interested in, i.e. 1395 S Main St, Boerne, TX. 3. This will show you an aerial satellite view showing the entrance to the Wal-Mart 4. If you want to see the roadways, click on the Map icon at the top right of the map. 5. To go back to the aerial view, click on the Satellite icon at the top right of the map. 6. To see the Street View, grab the little orange man on the left side of the map and drag him out onto the map itself. 7. You will see a fuzzy green circle appear underneath the little man. Where ever you place the green circle will be your viewpoint. 8. By clicking and dragging on the picture with your mouse, you can look in any direction. 9. You can also move your viewpoint by left-clicking on the picture. 10. If nothing happens when you try to place the little man, that means there is no picture data for that area. 11. To get out of the Street View and back into Map view, click on the ‘-‘ button under the circle icon at the top left of the map. 12. You can also use the circle icon at the top left to move your point of view rather than clicking and dragging with your mouse.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you need anymore info.

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