Back in the Texas Hill Country . . .

Today started with Jan finding out that the Buc-ee’s pastries she bought yesterday had been sampled by her cat. Not eaten, just ‘sampled’, enough so that we didn’t want them anymore.

//?!*&^ cat!

Our trip yesterday happily turned out to be uneventful, something that you always worry about after being parked for 5 months. Although I filled up with diesel right before we parked, I always wonder how about full the tank really is, considering how much diesel can foam up. And with all the rain and cold weather we had, I was a little concerned about getting water from condensation in the fuel.

So, especially after Nick Russell’s problem with algae clogging his fuel filter on his trip back from Florida, I gave my diesel tank a shock treatment of Racor Biocide several days before we left. I don’t know it was needed or not, but for whatever reason, I didn’t have any problems.

We’re parked at the Lake Pointe RV Resort, a Passport American park here in Canyon Lake, in the middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Texas Hill Country

This is the 5th time we’ve stayed here while visiting our friend Gina, and it’s one of our favorite spots to park, especially due to all the deer in the area.

About 12:30, after picking up a Subway sandwich for her, we headed over to spend some time with Gina. We haven’t seen her since our daughter Brandi’s wedding this past June, so it was good to get together again.

After a couple of hours catching up, we said goodbye and headed out to run some errands over in nearby Sattler. Our first stop was at Granny D’s, a great little Texas café that we’ve eaten at a number of times.

And it’s always good. Jan had a Reuben sandwich, and I had a great fried chicken breast sandwich with waffle fries. YUM!

Granny D

There was also some Girl Scouts out front selling cookies so we just had to get a box of Jan’s favorite Tagalongs.

Leaving Granny D’s, and after a quick letter drop at the PO, we stopped off at the local ACE Hardware & Feed Store. I was looking for a 7/16” drill bit and some #12 x 3” wood screws.

And Jan was looking for a 50# bag of deer corn. Luckily I didn’t have to carry it to the truck. Some nice young man took care of that.

Coming back to the rig, we made two sight-seeing stops. The first was the Guadalupe River crossing carved out by a flash flood a number of years ago.

Guadalupe River 1

Guadalupe River 2

Before the flood, this was a normal stream bed, but afterwards, this was carved out almost overnight, due to runoff from the Canyon Lake Dam

And here’s Canyon Lake and the Canyon Lake Dam that forms it.

Canyon Lake 4

Canyon Lake 1

Canyon Lake 2

Really spectacular scenery. And you can walk across the dam for an even better view.

Canyon Lake 3

Getting back to the rig about 4:30, you can see the reason for the 50# bag of deer corn.

Lot’s and lot’s of deer. Everywhere.

Lake Pointe Deer 1

Lake Pointe Deer 2

Lake Pointe Deer 3

Last year when we were here, Jan had them coming up and eating out of her hand. I suspect she will this year, too.

I finished up the day with some chores around the rig. First, using the drill bit and the wood screws that I got at the hardware store, I remounted the grab bar just inside the front door. It came off the other day because the smaller screws had pulled out of the backing plate.

Then I drained our freshwater tank and refilled it with the water here. The tap water here tastes much better than the water at Galveston Bay RV Park so I wanted to flush out the tank and replace it.

That was about it for today. More tomorrow.

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Thought for the Day:

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

asdfads

0 Responses to Back in the Texas Hill Country . . .

  1. butterbean carpenter says:

    Howdy Greg,
    So sorry about your pastries!! With catz you have to
    use the lock & key method!!! Canyon Lake looks good again… You do know it’s sick-bird to feed wildlife, but
    not pet deer… Those are probably all pets by now!!!
    Sure am glad your fuel was okay…
    Smooth roads & balmy breezes

    • ourrvadventures says:

      Yeah, these deer are no longer wild. They will follow you around waiting for you to feed them.

      Thanks for reading the blog.

      Greg

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