Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend…

Thanksgiving Drive 011Thanksgiving Drive 010Wednesday we hit the road north on State Highway 83 and the drive was pretty slow with all the traffic and construction on that stretch of asphalt. As you may recall we had kind of had our fill of the park we are currently staying at and felt it best to get away for a bit to clear the senses and allow us to start fresh and anew upon our return. Thanks to an invite from our friends to share Thanksgiving with them and their family in Laredo we had the perfect getaway…

The last few days we enjoyed the camaraderie with our friends and their family, our new friends… Not only were we treated to a fantastic feast we had fun learning a few new games to play. We are not big gamers but we were introduced to a couple of new games that were fun and enjoyable. One is a dice game called Thanksgiving Drive 014Farkle which uses six dice that you roll using a cup and the objective is to use your rolls to score points without "farkeling". We had a lot of fun that night enjoying cocktails, conversation and of course the game of Farkle.

Another night we were introduced to another game, new to us, called Mexican Train, a dominoes game. The object of the game is for a player to lay all the dominoes from their hand onto one or more "trains" that start from a central "station". An additional train that everyone is allowed to play on makes the game fun as each person must strategize as to how best get rid of all their dominoes. Again we had fun with an evening filled with laughter and "hey,who did that” comments interjecting the festivities…

Today we will stop by a local favorite restaurant in Laredo before heading out called Danny’s where we enjoyed breakfast with our friends. Some last minute story telling and some Huevos Rancheros and it was time to go… hugs and goodbyes soon followed.

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We took a different route back as we drove through the Texas brush country and avoided all the construction and small towns on 83. The drive back to the park was mostly uneventful and as we turned the corner to enter Bentsen Palms RV Park we agreed that the tranquil time had the desired affect.  We have come back completely refreshed from our getaway. We are now cheerful and ready to begin our new adventure at our winter destination in the Rio Grande Valley…

And we are hoping it will start with a Texas A&M win against Missouri tonight and that we hear “Go Johnny Go” a lot…


  1. Farkle and Mexican Train are two of our favorites. Now you need to learn "OH RATS" and you will be a true RGV pair.

  2. Hope the folks at the park have also gotten refreshed over the holiday!

  3. That sounds like a really fun couple of days. I'm glad you were able to get away and have a nice Thanksgiving with your friends.

  4. We love Farkle!
    Glad you had a good getaway.

  5. I was looking at Bowl projections, it is looking like TX & A&M in the Cotton bowl. That should keep the faithful on both sides pretty happy.

    1. That would be a fitting bowl for them.

  6. Sounded like a fun get away, glad you enjoyed your time with friends.

  7. Sounds like you had a good time. I think I need to learn Mexican Train...

    Karen and Steve
    (Old Blog Name) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
    (New Blog Name) RVing: This Country Is Our Big Backyard

  8. A change of pace is always a good idea ... glad to see it worked for you.