Back To Conroe . . .

Although today was moving day, back over to the Lake Conroe Thousand Trails. But since it’s only about 45 minute trip, we weren’t in any hurry.

Jan was up at her usual 7, but I lounged around until about 9 before I got up.Then I spent an hour or so prepping us to travel in the afternoon.

Then a little before 11, Jan and I headed east into Coldspring to have the All You Can Eat Turkey and Dressing at the Paradise Grill, where we were meeting up with Debi and Ed Hurlburt.

Turns out that in addition to the Turkey & Dressing, they also had Fried Chicken, Chicken Strips, and Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, as well as about 10 different vegetables, and even desserts, all for only $11.95

It is a buffet, and AYCE, but it’s not self-serve. The lady behind the counter gives you what you ask for. And if you want more later, your waitress brings it to you at your table.

Paradise Grill Turdey and Dressing

Here I’ve got Turkey & Dressing, a Chicken Strip, Cornbread Dressing, Mashed Potatoes,  Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows, White Butter Beans, and Green Beans.

And as it turns out that one platter full was actually All We Could Eat, and we didn’t even have room for dessert.

Really great food, and we’ll definitely come back here again, that is, if we ever come back to this park. As usual we all sat around talking for over two hours before we all headed back to the park.

Back at the park, I took a couple of bags of garbage down to the dumpster and then tried to pay, for the 3th time.

So far no one has come around to collect the rent, even though I’ve talked to her several times. She just says, “I’ll check the amount and let you know.” What’s to check? It’s 11 days times $14.50/day = $159.50.

So that’s what I left in an envelope on the little office door, along with someone else’s envelope, probably from the people who came in yesterday afternoon and then left this morning.

But when Ed talked to a guy last week, he said he would be by to pick up the money on Saturday for both of us, but he never showed. He also said the rate was really $45/day? And he wasn’t going to do Passport America anymore since he was losing morning on it.

Not sure how he;’s losing money, though, since counting us and the Hurlburt’s, he only has about 10 rigs in the park’s 31 spaces. So between the two of us he’s raked in over $250. And we certainly didn’t use that much power or water,

Sounds like a profit to me.

Tomorrow’s another Clear Lake day so I’ll be on the road about 9:30.

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The Word of the Day is: Anathematize

Thought for the Day: 

Don’t you just hate it when the voices in your head argue with your imaginary friends.



4 Responses to Back To Conroe . . .

  1. Steve Mesz says:


    You can thank me later, or maybe buy me dinner sometime!  Are you aware that there is a small RV park (8 full hookup spaces) at Spring Creek Park in Tomball, Tx?  And they are FREE, no charge,,,,,really!  You can stay 7 days once a month, you have to call for reservations, information below.  The only negative is that they lock the gates to the park at 10pm and open at 6am.  I have stayed there before myself, and it is truely a hidden gem.  The park is clean, safe, and FREE!

    Let me know what you think.

    Steve Mesz
    Reservations Schedule

    To reserve the month of:

    Reservations are taken from8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*

    February 2017

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    March 2017

    Thursday, December, 1, 2016

    April 2017

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    May 2017

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    June 2017

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    July 2017

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    August 2017

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    September 2017

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    October 2017

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    November 2017

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    December 2017

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    January 2018

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    February 2018

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    March 2018

    Friday, December 1, 2017

    *Reservations begin on the first business day of the month.

    How to make reservations
    TelephonePlease check the reservations schedule above before calling the Parks Reservations Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 281-353-4196.

    • gregwhite says:


      Thanks for the info. We’ll check it out.

      The reservation process seems to be kind of involved. How hard is it to get a reservation?

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate your comments.


  2. George Keefe says:

    Hi Greg

    I know you like strike hold, have you used it on I Pad power connector cables? we are using I Pads gate guarding and have trouble with the I Pad accepting the cable after awhile. (Narrow type connector).



    • gregwhite says:


      I’ve used Strike Hold for the same thing. Hold the iPad up at an angle and then spray SH up into the connector to flush it out until SH is dripping back out. Then do the same thing to the power cord.

      Hope this helps.


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