We had an uneventful drive through Texas. Austin wasn't quite as busy as we thought it might be. There was some construction along the way but no delays.
|At Canyon Lake|
We're staying at Potter's Creek again which is on Canyon Lake and close to our property. We can only stay here for two weeks though so we'll be looking for another spot soon. We wanted to be close to our storage facility so we could go through some of the stuff we have, both in our small trailer and in the garage space we rent monthly. But before we can do that...
We had to replace the tires on our small trailer. After sitting in one place for almost six years, they were really bad but we expected that. After replacing them, we moved the trailer forward so we could get the doors open and started unloading it. Turns out, after removing less than half the stuff, we really didn't see much point in going any further. It looked like this trailer was well packed and didn't have "junk" in it. So, we put it back together and it will be ready to unload when we move into the house. Next, we need to look at the stuff in the larger rented storage space. Save that for another day...
We spent time watching the activities around the lake. There were a lot of people on the water on the weekend and the campground was almost full. Several families with small kids playing games and having a good time. Later we drove to Kyle to see Terry and Kym and their daughter Jessika. It's funny how things work out. They moved here a couple of years ago after living in Albuquerque for a few years. Before that, they lived in Elizabeth, just a few miles from us! And of course, they are good "racing" friends too.
One morning, it was cooler than normal with cloud cover so we headed over to the garage storage facility to take a closer look at what we have there. We took a lot of stuff out and reorganized it so now it looks like we have more room if needed. A few things went to the local thrift shop and a couple of items found there way to the dumpster. The task wasn't as bad as we anticipated.
Our stay wasn't all work though by any means. We took a country drive to Boerne and Comfort one day and we drove to Fredericksburg for Trade Days another. On the net Saturday, we finally rode the motorcycle. It was the first time I'd been on it in years. We cruised over to Guene, listened to some music, ate lunch, shopped, and returned home via River Road. This is the first time we've been in Texas, near the river, when it was "tubing time". In places, there are so many people floating down the river, you almost can't see the water! Crazy! It looks like a lot of fun.
|Listening to music at the Guene Hall - one of the oldest Dance Halls in TX|
One morning I opened the RV door to take Cali out and there were hundreds of flying bugs everywhere. They covered RVs, cars and trucks, chairs - everything. I'd never seen anything like it. They were smaller than dragonflies, bigger than mosquitoes. After some quick research, we learned they were Mayflies. Apparently, they are aquatic in their immature stages and live for years in the water but then they all mature at once and emerge in enormous numbers as adults. They only live out of the water for a day! Sure enough, the next morning, they were all gone. There was no sign of them. Interesting fact: they are susceptible to a number of water pollutants and so their presence indicate a clean, unpolluted environment. Nice to know.