Out for a hike above the Guadalcacin Reservoir, Spain.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Arcos de la Frontera, Spain.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading towards Seville, Spain.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Back in Brownsville

Saturday November 15…9:30pm

Today was not a good day. We’ve learned that sometimes things just don’t go the way you want them to, and so you just accept that, and you carry on. But today was just one thing after another.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Boca Chica Beach, Texas

Friday November 14…10:30pm

Did some shopping at the Walmart. Got oil and filter for Sherman, because I’ll have to do that sometime soon. And picked up a lot of grocery items that we are stocking up on because they may not be readily available in Mexico.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Harlingen, Texas

Thursday November 13…11:00pm

When we checked our email this morning, we had a note from our friends Glen and Steve. This is the couple we spent a couple of months last winter with in Mexico’s Baja. And we will spend

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tilden, Texas

Wednesday November 12…11:00pm

Drove into San Antonio this morning. The only thing we were worried about with getting right into the downtown area was parking. I had been on google maps and found a large parking lot close to downtown, so that is where we put our destination into the GPS unit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Marble Falls, Texas

Tuesday November 11…11:00pm

We had a heavy rainstorm early this morning. It was about 5am when we woke to what sounded like very big raindrops on the roof, but we think it may have been small hailstones. There was a definite difference in sound when it actually started to rain.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hico, Texas

Monday November 10…10:00pm

We were up at 7am in order to say thanks and goodbye to Joanne, who was going to work and taking son Jefferey to school at the same time. Don left for work around 8am and was taking daughter Jessica to school on his way.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Plano (day 2)

Sunday November 9…11:00pm

Relaxed this morning, and then went for a bike ride around Plano. They have a lot of wide concrete bicycle paths here…winding through a lot of very nice neighbourhoods. Rode around one sports field facility where they have 4 baseball diamonds, a cricket pitch, and about 100 soccer fields of various sizes. A huge place!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Side trip into Dallas

Saturday November 8…11:30pm

We relaxed most of the morning, and then headed to downtown Dallas with Don, Joanne and family. Joanne had planned a walking tour for us.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Plano, Texas

Friday November 7…11:00pm

We were up early, and drove right away for a half hour or so in order to warm things up. Temperature inside Sherman was about 50F (10C) so it was a chilly night. Not a cloud in the sky though, so that usually makes things a little colder overnight.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paris, Texas

Thursday November 6…11:00pm

We had a nice drive out of the Ouachita National Forest this morning. We stopped at the Old Military Trail and went for a hike. This is hunting season, so we wore our “don’t shoot me” bright orange t-shirts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Winding Stair Recreation Area

Wednesday November 5…8:30pm

We were up early again, and before going into the casino for breakfast, I had promised myself I would tighten up the serpentine alternator belt I had installed on Sheman in September.  It had

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Tuesday November 4…10:15pm

We were up early this morning, and Ruth took Whiskey for a long walk while I spent some time on the internet. Once again, it’s a beautiful sunny day, although a bit windy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Monday November 3…9:45pm

Got up early enough to see the sunrise. Must have something to do with the time change because I was tired too early yesterday evening as well.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bernice, Oklahoma

Sunday November 2…11:00pm

We said goodbye to Bob and Donna and left Garnett around 9:45am. Our plan was to drive about 120 miles (200 km’s) to Miami, Oklahoma where there are several casinos and really cheap gas!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Garnett, Kansas

Saturday November 1…10:45pm

We had a good day today!

Got up and drove about 5 miles over to the Clinton Lake day use area. Had some breakfast there, and then took Whiskey on a hiking trail for about an hour.