Friday, March 2, 2012

Fireworks? Old Faithful? and Dinner

Boerne, TX.

67 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Jim and Linda took CLT and headed into town yesterday morning to do some shopping. The first stop was at "Billy's Western Wear where Jim found 2 short sleeve shirts that he really liked and a new straw cowboy hat to replace the one that looks like it's been worn 3 too many years already.

From Billy's they headed to a place called "EWE & EYE". There, Linda looked at all kinds of craft and gift stuff like needlepoint items, yarn, thread and toys that are home made, such as dresses for the dolls and children's clothes.

She did find a Christmas present for one of the grand kids, but that was about all. The next stop was "Tweety's RV Parts and Supplies". I'm sure some of you RVers are familiar with Tweety's web site as they are quite popular. The only thing Jim bought there was a new high volume water pressure regular for me.

By this time Jim and Linda were getting hungry, so they came back here for lunch.

Being that yesterday was Jim and Linda's anniversary, they had decided that they would go out for dinner. As they were getting ready, Jim and I noticed someone backing back and forth in a site right across the street from me, trying to get his Dutch Star Motor Home properly positioned in the site.

Well, I could tell that the person didn't know what he was doing because he was constantly turning the front wheels the wrong way. A woman was trying to help guide him into the site, but it wasn't helping much.

Anyway, all of a sudden I saw the Dutch Star backing up right towards the utilities post and yep, you guessed it, the driver backed right over them!!!!!

He didn't just bump them, he backed right over them!!!!   The electric box which caused all kinds of fireworks, the cable box which caused even my cable to go off, and the water pipe, which when broken off, gave a very good impression of Old Faithful!!  : O

Then as he pulled ahead, the Dutch Star's splash guard got hooked on the broken off utilities and ripped it off of the left side of the MH!!!!

But, then as they say on those TV infomercials, "there's even more"!!!! Yep, after pulling ahead, he backed right back over the utilities again!!!!!   : O

About this time another RVer went running over there and got the driver to pull ahead and just park.

Jim and Linda were ready to leave by this time, so on their way out of the park, they stopped by the office and told the person behind the desk what had happened. He had already received a phone call telling him about the accident, but he didn't realize that all the utilities had been wiped out.

After stopping at the office Jim and Linda headed to the Hungry Horse Restaurant in town. It wasn't exactly what they had expected, but it was fine.

At this restaurant, you first go to a counter and order your food. then when it's ready they call your name and you pick it up, like at a fast food restaurant. The difference here is that this is not a fast food restaurant, and the meals are cooked just like they would be in a sit-down restaurant.

Anyway, Jim had the beer battered cod dinner, (which was excellent) and Linda had the chicken fried steak dinner which was also excellent. The prices were good, all the food was very good and Jim and Linda enjoyed their meal. : )

By the time they came back here to the park, Old Faithful had been shut down and the electric and cable had been shut off to the site.

Oh, and the Dutch Star, (which really doesn't seem to be damged too much), and another MH had been moved a few sites down the row to sites that were not affected by the damaged utilities.

The evening was spent reading and watching some TV. I think both Jim and Linda had a very good day. ; )

Before I forget, Jim and Linda want to thank everyone who commented / e-mailed / called yesterday to wish them a happy anniversery. : )

Thank You.

Did you know that The first suspension bridge in the United States was the Waco Bridge? Built in 1870 and still in use today as a pedestrian crossing of the Brazos River.

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