- Nada and Doug
- Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Well we always spend the first couple of days getting things in order from on storage casita. This year we have a little more to do since we added some additional concrete at the end of last year and we planned on planting some new flower beds. Now if Doug and I can just agree on what we are going to plant and where, we can move forward! ;-) As I post this, Doug is out searching for our irrigation sprinklers - over the summer the St. Augustine grass spreads like wildfire and totally covers them so they cannot lift above the grass level. We also have lots of the dreaded sandburrs which seem to have spread even further than what we killed last year so we need to decide what to do about them. They have such a pretty little yellow flower but that beauty turns into a sputnick-like burr that can cause a paw infection in our Homer's paw. ;-( I'll get you a photo of the sand burrs shortly.
Take care until next time.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
It has been a busy week in San Antonio with something going on every day. Today, Sunday, is a quiet day of morning and evening church with Ruth and Gavino and spending the afternoon getting the RV ready to travel south to our RV lot in the Rio Grande Valley tomorrow. we are anxious to see how it looks. When we left last spring, we had just had additional concrete poured and had planted new grass. We are looking forward to seeing what it looks like after a summer of irrigation and to get busy planting some flowers and shrubs. We also wonder how our grapefruit tree and all those little grapefruit made out over the summer with the drought and irrigation. We'll know tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Our friend Ruth was going to make two quilts for a family member having twins. She thought she had another week until the shower but discovered it is this coming weekend! So I helped her by being the sewer while she cut and designed the squares of the quilt. The white squares are a silky bumpy fleece material that feels so soft and silky to the touch. You can see the quilt starting to come together in the photo below. It also gave us a time to talk and fellowship while we were working. I so value our friendship with Ruth and Gavino. On Thursday, I am going to take my Mystery Quilt to her quilting class to show the gals.
We used to skirt Houston because of the traffic and congestion, but now that they have widen I-10 we just go straight through downtown on I-10 - we just don't do it at rush hour time! We usually try to stay in Beaumont, Tx about 1:15 east of Houston at a favorite campground (Gulf Coast RV) which has long pull-throughs so we don't have to unhook the car and they also provide a lovely continental breakfast complete with Texas waffles. Yum, yum!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
While traveling on I-10 through LA, we crossed the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge.
We left Red Bay yesterday. Here are some photos of work done in Red Bay (although not all of it - I don't always remember to take photos while the work is in progress).