Saturday, April 7, 2018

Welcome to Texas–Yeehaw…


One of the unique traditions upon leaving Betty’s RV Park is that everyone in the park gathers outside for hugs and farewells. Saying goodbye is always hard, particularly for Sharon, but Betty’s has a saying “if you don't leave you can't come back”! We will surely be back! Once all the hugs and “see ya laters’” were over with we hit the road for a super long day of 300 miles to College Station.

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We had planned to spend one night at Delta Downs Racetrack in Louisiana but since there was an issue with our reservation in College Station we chose to bypass that stop to head directly to our next park. Of course with our (still shattered) windshield we crossed our fingers as we made our way on the rough back roads of Louisiana. With the sighting of the “Welcome to Texas” sign we knew smoother roads were ahead..

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Fortunately we had no issues traveling to College Station and our windshield is still holding up. We are having a fellow come to this park to replace the windshield but I will talk more about that when it actually happens. We are now at RV Haven for the month of April where we will be very busy with a large to do list.


Besides having the windshield replaced I hope to repair the steps (they don't come all the way in without assistance), replace all the remaining carpet with new carpet, complete all of my medical appointments, have our teeth cleaned, go talk with the Social Security folks, complete other minor household repairs, have Sharon's mother of the bride dress altered and with a little luck we hope to squeeze in some fun around all of this.


Oh yes and I also had to do our taxes so since the day after we arrived rain was forecasted, I chose to do that. Alas it seems we will receive a small refund...yay! After the rainstorm, we set out for a visit to Texas A&M University. Since I retired from the University the first thing we always do is get my FREE annual parking permit for retirees from the campus. Once that was done we took a nice long walk around the campus to take note of the new additions on campus and reacquaint ourselves with Aggieland.

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It’s good to back in our former hometown where we can hopefully accomplish all our tasks, see friends and eat at all of our favorite places…

NOTE: We left Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville LA on April 1st and stop moved over to College Station, Texas for the month of April…


  1. Welcome home!! Sounds like you all have lots of activity planned for your stay at College Station!! My son came very close accepting a position through his company with Texas A & M. He works for the food service company Chartwells. He, instead, ended up in Baton Rouge at LSU!! Enjoy!!

  2. As much as he would have liked it here I am sure he will have no regrets in Baton Rouge...