http://www.blogger.com/html?blogID=4316350785635987648 Cave Dwellings: Still in the deep freeze….

March 2, 2012

March 2, 2012
Georgetown, TX

Monday, December 9, 2013

Still in the deep freeze….

  We left Texarkana yesterday about 10:30AM…

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It was pretty cold breaking it down..ice on the GMC bumper…and one huge-ass icicle hanging from the camper…hmmmm.

We dumped our tanks on our way out…Let me just say that there are two places to dump at this dump station…MacGyver pulled forward to the farthest one and I helped as I usually do..I pull the levers…Usually I stay in my “duty position”, right by the levers..This time I walked away and went to get the water going so we could spray out the black tank …Turned out that walking away was a bad idea.  No sooner had I walked away, and …well..if you have ever had this happen, OR seen the movie” RV”, then you can visualize this. I certainly couldn’t post photos…Needless to say, THIS SEWER STATION WAS FULL…FULL UP, AND NOW OVER FLOWING..This is not for the weak of stomach..Dennis was yelling “Push the lever back in!!!!” and I was leaping over to do it..After hosing things down and off, using endless clean up techniques and hand sanitizer, MacGyver backed up the Hiker to the first dump sewer and we started over…JEEZ O PETE!!!

Well, now..What a start we were off to…However, our 60 mile drive was clear roads and uneventful, and we arrived just before noon at Buckhorn Creek on Jefferson Lake…

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We were bound and determined to have a campfire…by God…I lasted about an hour and a half, helped along by the Rum in my cocktail…

This park is very pretty.  In 2011 there was a big drought in this area, and LOTS of the big Oak trees are down, or have lost big branches.

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If you look closely, you will see a very large branch hanging on the left side of the tree , down to the ground..It apparently broke off sometime recently, and I sure wouldn’t have wanted to be walking along this road when it did!

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As you can see, this park sure is pretty. ( My driver isn’t too bad, either!! Sarcastic smile  )Surprisingly, there are quite a few campers here and almost all of them are fishing…It’s gotta be real darn cold out on that lake..

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The birds are plentifulRolling on the floor laughing…I managed to get a picture of a Blue Jay, Cardinal, and Ladder Backed Woodpecker all playing nice together..Middle pic is a White Breasted Nuthatch (I think).  And of course the Blue Heron..If I have made any faux pas on my bird identification, I’m sure Judy will correct me Who me?!!

So, we are all hunkered down here in the Piney Woods of East Texas…Tonight is suppose to be cold and possible sleet…This appears to be the norm for this week..Dennis and I will definitely get into the big/little town of Jefferson later this week. A visit to Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Restaurant and Saloon is on my list ..Oh, don’t worry, I have a plan..

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I believe I will carry this matchbook with me…just in case….Surprised smile!!

18 comments:

  1. Hey it's not much better here in Yuma. We are headed to the Q tomorrow.

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    1. Yes, that desert can get cold too..but the Q should be lots of fun...never been there!!

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  2. You done pretty good, Grasshopper. Every bird is correct except the woodpecker. That a red-bellied pecker (female), ;)

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    1. I was waffling between the red-bellied and ladder backed. That red mark on his nose made me wonder...Thanks oh great sage...

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  3. So if the trees falling on your head don't get you, the overflowing septic system just might? Is that it?
    Helluva thing, this "camping".

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    1. Yep, Bob...camping isn't for the faint of heart!

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  4. Always pays to be prepared, right? No matter if you're dumping the tank or heading to Auntie Skinner's Riverboat Restaurant and Saloon. Bulldog Bail Bonds...LOL.

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    1. Believe it or not, I had that book of matches in my Hiker silverware drawer from the last time we were here...

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  5. Your crappy weather just mades me so sad for you two. I am so sorry. Of all people, you two deserve a break. Gads. It's better here in Red Bay, Alabama where we are getting our motorhome all gussied up.

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    1. Thanks Nan, I have had a few tearful moments, but like I tell Dennis...a bad day here is better than a good day back home...

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    1. Oh, it was, trust me....Our first "toxic spill"....but we handled it.

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  7. At least you leaped into action. afraid in the cold I wouldnt have doing much leaping

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  8. Maybe "leap" was a bit of a stretch...

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  9. Howdy D&D,
    A dump-station over-run and Donna leaping with her bad feet !!!! Ohhh, but you got'er done, WHEE!
    Y'all be glad you didn't come by here this last week, although Joyce could have used the help, feeding and watering the aminules !! As it was I had to get out there on my 4-legged walker, it worked on the ice, to break the 2" thick ice on the water troughs, for her.. I thought I was in Illinois !!! 12*-15* each night and 17*-25* daytime highs !!!
    Y'all come by if you can !!! The Yates did !!!

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  10. Turn your back for just one second and look what happens - Mr. Murphy dumps all over you - what a guy!

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  11. Yikes, all bundled up in that red coat.....too cold to be sitting outside, rum or no rum! Thanks for not sharing any photos of the dump faux pas. Your words created enough of a visual :-)

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  12. You look like one of Santa's elves in your hooded coat! Seems like the temps might be swinging back up this week, good luck getting warmer.

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