Friday, February 14, 2014


Friday, February 14  – We made plans to meet long-time RV'er friends, Louise and Duane, in Freeport, TX. Freeport is about one and a quarter hours south of Houston located on the Gulf Coast.

Duane and Louise are a wonderful couple that we met during our first week of full-time RVing back in 2009. We met at the Escapee RV Park in Livingston, TX. Interestingly, they are also from Ohio. They've been RVing for seven years. We believe we've been able to “hook-up” with Duane and Louise at least once per year since we've been RVing. We've met in different areas of Texas, Tennessee, and Arizona. It's been a wonderful friendship we've enjoyed over the past five years.

They are staying at one of their son's home in Freeport, TX, while their 5th wheel trailer is being repaired. They were rear-ended in an accident in Mississippi back in November. That's a long time to be without your home. We hope they can get things repaired and get back on the road in the near future.

Freeport is a seaside community dominated by a huge Dow Chemical Plant. All types of petroleum refining is taking place in the area. This means hundreds of workers living in RV Parks and millions of dollars in construction. It's also a great fishing community and home to thousands pursuing life at the beach.




The “downtown” area of Freeport is rather deserted.
downtown Freeport

downtown freeport

We enjoyed driving around with Louise and Duane exploring the area. We stopped for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoyed catching up on each others adventures since we were last together. Thanks, Louise and Duane, for a great day. We'll see you on down the road.

blue cow restaurant 

Duane, Louise, Paul and Marshaduane louise and us

We saw good old Stephen E. Austin on our drive back to Houston.

Austin statue

THIS & THAT – Yes, it's February 14, but the residents in the neighborhood behind the Elks Lodge are preening their yards. Trimming, mowing, planting flowers, and mulching. This is tough for Ohioans to understand. We don't do any of this until late April or May....LOL


Paul did a couple more carvings. Uncle Sam for celebrating 4th of July or the Olympics!

uncle sam carving

Tree spirit.
tree spirit

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!