Saturday, November 7, 2009


Tuesday, November 3 -  DRIVER TEST DAY….That was a cinch! The driving portion of the test was much simpler or should I say realistic than the written part. I arrived at the license office and picked up the lady test officer. We drove for about fifteen minutes and at the end she informed me I had passed. I didn't see any errors I had made, but she only told me I passed nothing about mistakes. So......I now possess a Class B Texas License!

Just a note of interest. Unlike Ohio were the sticker is put on the plate, the stickers are put on the inside windshield. Go ahead and try to guess why……. Well, it is because there are so many illegal Mexican who either steal the plates or peel off the stickers and then enter the states appearing to be legal. What will they think of next.

Check out the plates!
us-in-front-of-mh-with-texa     front-of-MH

The weather has been fabulous! High in the upper 70's during the day and low 50's at night. Low humidity too! Sorry folks back in Ohio.

Wednesday, November 4 - Marsha had an 8 a.m. hair appointment this morning. Her first one since leaving Ohio. WOW! Everything went well with the hair appointment, she looks great. Thanks, Paul.
Really if you are in need of a color and cut, Edna’s the place. I have Brenda. She was wonderful. They were so nice; they even invited me to eat breakfast with them….TACOS! YUM!

Edna's-sign      edna's

This afternoon, we went looking for a bridge. We read a book about a fellow getting into a car accident and having a near death experience. Many of you have probably read “30 Minutes In Heave” by Don Piper. Well, it so happens, that the accident was on a bridge near Livingston, TX. So off we went in search of the bridge. We found it and enjoyed seeing Lake Livingston, the second largest lake in Texas and the source for Houston's water supply. The rest of the day we just chilled out around the motor home.
First picture is the old bridge. It was very narrow, and it was easy to see how an accident could happen on a rainy night. The second picture is the new bridge.

1-bridge   new-bridge

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Thursday, November 5- Marsha and I went on a tour of the Escapees Headquarters this morning. They take you on a trolley to the mail service building, and a trip around both parts of the campground.


It was very informative. Escapees started in 1978 with 13 sites and today has about 250 sites. It was started by Joe & Kay Peterson, who still live here.....we met them! Their close friends and current neighbors, Bud & Kathy Carr, are still full-time travelers. Their daughter-in-law, Angie Carr is now the Executive Director of Escapees. They have a beautiful serenity garden in their front yard. Below is a picture of Joe and Kay Peterson, a picture of their lawn ornament at the entrance to their driveway, a picture of one part of the garden and Bella’s new sleeping spot. Click on the link below to see other pictures.

Joe_Kay-Peterson      driveway-of-Peterson's-2
garden-4      new-sleeping-place-for-bell

We also visited the Escapees Mail Service. WOW! There are over 10,000 members receiving their mail through the Escapees forwarding service. Livingston, TX receives over $7200 in Federal and State funding for every person with a PMB (personal mail box) at Escapees. Even though our address is Livingston, TX the mail does not come through the Livingston Post Office. Since Escapees has their own ZIP code, the mail is sorted in Houston and sent directly by truck each day to the park. Simply by calling Escapees, we can have our mail forwarded to us anywhere in the world.

This evening, we are heading to the activity center for a meatloaf dinner. I love meatloaf! They have dinner every Thursday, lunch every Tuesday and breakfast every Saturday. Pretty nice deal too.

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Friday, November 6
We headed to Lufkin, TX today. Big town business to take care of. We stopped at Bank America to open new checking and saving accounts. That really took care of us. We found a Pet Smart to buy Bella's “special food” and a Target to buy a few items the Livingston Walmart didn't carry. Lufkin, TX is a thriving and growing town. Everything seemed to be new and a lot of road work was taking place. That done, it was back to Livingston. We spent Friday evening hanging around the MH watching football and believe it or not……the CAVS.