Sunday was as predicted, a cold, blustery, wet day. I knew when I woke with sleet hitting the roof that I wasn't going to do much today and I didn't :-).
Monday morning we were up early to make a move to Kerrville, Texas to be near friends Mike and Les Kennedy. They are fulltimers that are also in a Keystone Montana. We met them in South Dakota in 2010 and hit it off right away. We have kept in touch by email ever since and knew when we were coming to Texas we had to get together with these great folks again.
We pulled out of the campground at 8:30 and made our way through the streets of Del Rio to US Highway 90. The weather man promised that the sun would come out late in the morning but so far there was just a blanket of low hanging gray clouds and misty rain. We drove east through Brackettville, Uvalde and eventually turned north on SR 173 in Hondo, Texas. We made a quick stop here to do a safety check on the rig and get rid of some morning coffee :-).
The further north we drove the more hills and twists and turns we encountered. Yep, we're in the "Texas Hill Country" now and the scenery is quite different (in a much better way!) than the desert of south Texas.
We arrived at Triple T RV Resort http://www.tripletresort.com/ shortly before noon and got registered. The park is a Passport America park and I was surprised to find it was only about 1/3 full. The park is not very old and the sites are long pull thrus with full hook ups including free cable and free WIFI. The downsides for the park are the sites are fairly close together and the cable, while nice only has a handful of channels.
We called Mike and Les to let them know we had arrived and they said they would be right over and we would go out for lunch. We no more finished our set up procedure when they pulled in front of our 5er in their dually truck.
We were all hungry so spared no time heading out. Mike drove us to Fredricksburg, Texas a few miles away. This gave us the time to catch up on all the latest news on the drive over. Fredricksburg has a very nice shopping district and reminded me of Nashville, Indiana with it's art community and funky shops.
We had lunch at a Brewery/Restaurant on the main drag. The food was good but the company was our main attraction and we talked and had fun all through lunch.
Our next stop was the LBJ Ranch where Mike and Les acted as our tour guides, well at least until we got to LBJ's house where an official National Parks Guide took over.
We toured the house and surrounding displays. The house surprised us at how "plain" they kept things. This was known as the Texas White House and they spent a lot of time here escaping Washington DC. The office he used while here was only a small room with a few desks for staffers and one for himself.
LBJ passed away at home, in bed, in 1973 at age 64. I remember when he died and 64 seemed pretty old back then, not so much now that I've gotten closer to it :-)
Mike and Les drove us over to their RV park, Buckhorn Lake just west of Kerrville. Their park is really nice and has a large collection of "winter Texans". They have a very active social calender here so you can stay pretty busy everyday if you want to. We are going to attend a Valentines Day dinner and show they are hosting here on Tuesday evening. They also have bus trips to various locations through out this area and Mike and Les told us about some of their favorites.
The day ended much too quickly and Mike chauffeured us back to our 5er. We had a late snack of left over vegetable soup and watched a little TV before calling it a night. We will be going back to Mike and Les' tomorrow with plenty of time to visit some more before the dinner and show starts. I'll keep you posted.