Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Part 3 Of Our Last Vacation In Our Motor Home

Part 3 of our vacation lasted longer than we expected due to Hurricane Harvey.  We stayed at a park near our old hometown.  We went there to see the eclipse.  We had a total eclipse which was really cool.

Waiting for the eclipse.

There it is!



It went dark!


This is right when it ended.  It got bright fast!
 The folks visited family and friends.  Then Wednesday came and Harvey caused our plans to change.  Dad had to make arrangements to get back to Houston.  They needed him to fight Harvey.  He left on Thursday morning.  Mom and I had to stay behind.

Mom tried to keep me entertained.  She took me to the park and to Petsmart.





 She said I needed some beachwear for our rental condo.  She made me new collars.


She says this is my "country collar".

Dad told her she stepped on a snake on the night before he left.

She didn't step on this one.

I took several naps.

Here we are waiting for takeout.

I whined a lot waiting for the food.

I had to go to the E-vet and then to my old vet due to more butt issues.  I screamed this time.  I really let Dad know that bad things seem to happen to me when he is gone.

Waiting for the vet.

Due to the holiday, the campground was sold out.  That meant we didn't have a site after Thursday of last week.  Mom was really stressed over that.  They told us we could stay, but we may not have full hook ups.  Mom has never driven the RV, so she was nervous about it.  She asked our neighbor if he would drive it and he said he would.  The site they planned on giving us was too small.  On the day we had to move, they came up with a site that was reserved but the person was out of town since he is an insurance adjuster.  We ended up having full hook ups.  I was really nervous when I realized we were moving without Dad around.  I thought Mom might try to drive the RV.  Scary!!!!   The neighbor did a great job moving us and it all turned out.  I guess all of Mom's worrying worked again.

Relaxing after our move and another vet visit.

Mom ate a lot of food while on vacation.  She was happy that she still ended up losing three pounds. She is halfway to her goal weight now!

She was bad and ate at White Castle.
 Dad flew back to us on Friday.  We left on Saturday to head back home.  We had a little bit of trouble finding a campground for Saturday.  The campground we stayed at had buffalo.  They sell the buffalo meat.



I guess they have had a theft problem with their picnic tables.

Sunday, we finally were back in Texas.  We finally arrived in our campground around 4 pm.  It took two long days of driving.


Our park never went under water.  It is one of the few places that did not.  A campground near us that we strongly considered moving to did flood.  The dock here did go under, but that is all.


Traveling really wears me out.  I spent yesterday recovering.


Yesterday, Mom went shopping.  The stores near us are up and running.  There are some gas stations that are closed, but the folks were able to fill up both cars and they did not have to wait in lines.  They will not need gas for a few weeks, so it will probably be totally back to normal by then.

The folks went out to eat last night.  As you can see, the flooding has receded from this area.  There are other areas that are still flooded. Some roads are still flooded.  The apartment that Mom really wanted to rent flooded.  It looks like we will not be renting an apartment if we don't like Galvestion after all.


Our campground is booked up and it will be for a very long time.  There are contractors, insurance adjusters, displaced people and those of us who have been living here.  It is hard to find a place to stay due to all the people who lost their homes.  We are thankful that we continued to pay our rent even while on vacation.  We would be struggling to find a place if we had not.  I really don't know what we would do, but thankfully, we don't have to worry about it.

Our last vacation in our motor home will be one that we will not forget anytime soon.  BOL!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Happy To Be Home

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Interrupts Our Vacation

We should be pulling into our campground in Houston about now, but we are not.  Hurricane Harvey changed our plans on Thursday.  Dad had to fly back to Houston to prepare for the hurricane at work, so Mom and I are still "on vacation".  As soon as we are back home, we will update you on what we did in Part 3 of our vacation.  Mom said it seems to be the never-ending vacation.  We are ready to go home, but that can't happen until Dad comes and gets us which sounds like it may not be until the end of next week.  He said we wouldn't want to be in Houston right now and he is right.  It is a stressful time for us, but we are safe and Dad is too.


Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Missing His Dad

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bennett Springs - Part 2 Of Our Final Family Vacation In Our Motor Home

Bennett Springs is one of our favorite places to stay.  Dad loves it because he likes to trout fish.  Mom and I like it because we enjoy our long walks in the morning and evening.  The morning walks are the best.  It is very peaceful.  We just walk and walk and walk.  It is definitely one of my favorite places.  We probably won't be back though unless we rent an RV on our next trip home.  We may just have to wait until we buy another RV which won't be until Dad retires and I will be around 15 then.  Yikes!  So, we enjoyed this trip like it was our last and it was a fun time!






The Mama started approaching us, so we left.

This is the dining lodge.  The folks ate there a few times.  Mom brought me some chicken.

This is Mom's favorite spot.



 
More deer.  We saw them in the early evening near the campground.
I haven't mentioned it yet, but the folks are losing weight.  Dad has lost 30 pounds and Mom has lost 20.  This trip has been a real test for them, but they are maintaining pretty well.  They normally only eat out once or twice a weekend, but since we are on vacation, they have eaten out one meal each day.  They are very careful the rest of the day.  There are just a few places Mom wanted to be sure they ate at and one was Bandana's.  It is a BBQ place that we don't have in Texas.

Shredded pork with beef brisket. 
 Mom said Bandana's was really good.  The garlic bread is 239 calories a slice, so she basically just ate one.  Well, maybe a little of the second one. The coleslaw is 209 and the green beans are 30.  The meat really wasn't bad.  They only eat 1,200 calories a day.  I think Mom figured this meal was about 800, but I could be wrong on that.   I think they are trying to stay below 2,000 calories a day while on this trip and will have to be sure to get back on their 1,200 calories a day when we get back to Houston.

Here are the final pictures from Little Rock of the bridge that was lit up.  Mom forgot to edit them and they are all crooked.





 




Oh, in case you are wondering....we did rent a condo at the beach in Galveston for the winter.  After we get back to Houston, we will start moving our things into a storage facility until we either buy a condo or rent an apartment.  We have the condo rented until February.  Mom said she thinks I will like the condo, but there is an elevator.  😮  Dad said it is very quiet and doesn't move fast, so maybe I will like it.  I didn't like the one in the hotel at all.  If I don't like it, I only have four flights of stairs to go up and down every time I have to go outside.  I figure it will be good exercise for Mom. 😂

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Really Enjoying His Vacation

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Billy Bass Adoption Center

Do you have a Billy Bass that needs a new home?  Flying Fish Restaurant in Little Rock has a solution. They have an adoption center.






There are two rooms full of fish.  The folks didn't try the food, but they enjoyed viewing the adoption center.

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Thinks Billy Bass Is Odd

Part 3 Of Our Last Vacation In Our Motor Home

Part 3 of our vacation lasted longer than we expected due to Hurricane Harvey.  We stayed at a park near our old hometown.  We went there to...