Travels with Bentley

Travels with Bentley
Bentley - our Heartland Bighorn

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014 Boone RV Park, Lampasas, TX

It's been a few days since I posted anything.  We have been in Thackerville, OK attending a Heartland Oklahoma Chapter Rally.  We had a great time.  We've met so many really, really nice people and we love attending the rallies.  A quick update - we left Checotah, OK on Thursday morning and arrived at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK on Thursday afternoon.  When we checked in we found out we checked in a day later than we were supposed to so they had cancelled our reservation when we didn't show up.  Ooops!  Wonder who did that?
But they had plenty of spaces and were able to find us another spot near our fellow campers - just not in the same row so we were kind of by ourselves.  I hate keeping a calendar these days!!!
There was a meet and greet at the clubhouse that evening.  We went up and visited for awhile and checked in.  There are a lot of really nice door prizes that attendees can win Saturday when we have the chapter meeting.  Everyone will get at least one, possibly two smaller gifts.
Each morning there was coffee and donuts or breakfast served.  I didn't go up on Friday but Dean did.  We played sandbag baseball Friday morning, lunch on our own and then we had a pot luck dinner that night.  I made corn dip and no-bake cookies.  By the way our team won at sandbag baseball.  We won 3-2, with Dean making two home runs.  Woohoo!
Saturday our host made sausage gravy and biscuits.  Very good.  We played ladderball today.  Neither of us did very good on this.  It was all fun though.  That night we caravanned to Sanger, TX to eat at Babe's Chicken.  WOW!  First of all I would love to see a restaurant in Oswego or our neighboring area that had this type of draw!  Unbelievable the number of people waiting and eating when we arrived about 4:15 p.m.  The place was packed except for a side room where we all headed to.  There was at least 30 of us.  You had the choice of fried chicken, smoked chicken, steak, fried fish and chicken fried steak.  Everyone at our table ordered fried chicken.  They bring 1/2 chicken for each person at the table.  The chicken was quite good.  They serve it family style and we also received mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn, green beans and homemade biscuits.  Yummy!  It was very good.  People were still coming in when we left with several waiting outside.
We headed up to the clubhouse after we got back to the RV park.  I played a game with several others called Logos - about various businesses in the US.  It was pretty fun.  Dean set this one out and just watched us.
Most people left on Sunday but we decided to stay until Monday as did about 7 other rigs.
The women decided to get together at 1:00.  One of the ladies brought craft materials and we made the cutest little "Rudolph" Reindeers out of wine corks and twigs.  I'll include a picture of one.  This was alot of fun and really had a chance to visit with the 4 other women who attended.
All 8 couples gathered later for a cookout with leftovers from the pot luck dinner a couple of days ago.  It was a great evening.
We decided to stay over another day until Tuesday.  Dean's knee started bothering him Sunday afternoon and by that evening it was swollen pretty good.  We went to Wal-Mart where I picked out a good brace for him and had him start taking Ibuprofen regularly.  We didn't have any ice but we put a cold water bottle on it as well.  I filled the ice cubes though in case we needed ice later.  He slept much better last night and while it is still sore he is doing better.
Tonight we are in Lampasas, TX.  It is just east of Killeen where Matt and Megan lived for the past couple of years.  We drove in to Copperas Cove and ate at Giovanni's.  We had eaten here with them at least twice on visits to see them.  It was as good as we remembered it.  We asked the waitress to take our picture in the barrel chairs.

I texted the picture to Matt & Megan to see if they could figure out where we were.  They sure never would have guessed we were at their old stomping grounds.  Wish they were still here but we'll see them next month.  Can't wait to get our hands on Joshua.
Tomorrow morning we will drive on to an RV Park outside of New Braunfels, TX.  We plan to spend 3 full days there and then work our way back to Oswego.  Hopefully the weather will warm up a bit before we get home.
On our way to Lampasas we passed through Weatherford County TX.  They had a really interesting courthouse and since my county treasurer sister and county commissioner brother-in-law enjoy seeing other county courthouses I thought I would share this picture.  It looked like you were going to drive right in to the building but then the road split going around the building.

Tonight we also went to H.E.B. the coolest grocery store ever!  Fell in love with them while visiting in Texas.  We bought some milk.  While paying, the checker was asking Dean about the milk and if he wanted it in a bag or a sticker on it.  I looked at him and it was absolute bewilderment all over his face.  I told the lady - just put a sticker on it.  I had to explain it was so they would know we paid for it.  He got really tickled over that.  He wondered if she was giving it to him so he would be good.  He's such a kid!!   LOL!!!  Had a good laugh about that 2 or 3 times since then.
Well, it's supposed to dip just below freezing so I need to get my shower tonight so Dean can pick up the water hose and store it in the basement.  Will be one less thing to do in the morning before we can take off.  It's only about 3 hours driving time tomorrow so we will not be in any hurry to leave.  Hopefully it will be relatively decent by the time we leave around 10 or so.
Bentley sure has missed us traveling with him.  We sure do enjoy being with him.
See you all soon.

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