Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Saying Good-Bye to New Friends

My new hairdo!


Al, eyes closed for the camera

Georgia and Robert

Georga and Robert left yesterday headed west toward San Antonio and eventually to Big Bend National Park and then to Arizona. We enjoyed our visit with them and will miss them! You meet a lot of people when you travel in our fashion, and every so often you meet people you really click with. We had some good times and shared a couple of nice meals together. We are thinking of going to New Mexico, Arizona and California next year, so we hope to connect with them again.

Not too much is new here, but we are still enjoying it here. We plan to stay here until sometime next week and when we know for sure there will be at least 2 or 3 days of straight sunshine, we will go to North Padre Island National Seashore. There we will try out our solar with no electical back-up. We found out that we probably need another solar panel and maybe two in order to do all the things we like to do for a few days. Unfortunately, with our set-up, we can't run all the things we want to run. We use the electric coffee pot, toaster, hair dryer, TV, 2 computers and a router, etc. etc............Our friends Robert and Georgia have been at this for a long time, 9 years or so. The whole time they were at our site (5 days) they didn't plug into our electric, except on the last day when they needed to vaccum. They have special LED lights they use that don't use a lot of power. They go out in the Arizona desert on Government land and do a lot of boondocking out there. They don't even have a TV and prefer it that way. They stopped watching TV 9 years ago. They do a lot of reading and they hike a lot. I have to admire them for their life style!

I managed to get a picture of the sunrise one morning, out our door, just thought I'd share! Most of the time I can't capture how pretty it is here overlooking the water! It is so relaxing, we don't want to leave.

The other day I got my hair cut into a different style. It is a lot shorter than I'm used to, but I needed something easier. Well, she did a good job, but it's shorter than I wanted and I'm actually thinking I might not need a haircut again til I get back home! One of the minor little things that you put up with when on the road. I miss my hairdresser back home!

Today is another sunny day, so I'll say bye for now so I can get outside and enjoy the day!


  1. Nice picture of me.....Next time, wake me up first! Al

  2. Funny comment Al!

    Love the doo, and that campsite, did I tell you I am INSANELY jealous!

  3. Carol,
    We'd love to have you come down! Lot's of room for the Yorkies to play!! Guess I can't tempt you, though! Too bad!

  4. Love the new haircut! Elisha will have fun with it in March..."Grandma...hooo"

  5. That Elisha is a hoot!!! Such a cutie!

  6. nice cut mom! you can perk coffee, set your TV to a lower power setting, and pan-fry your bread!!! With short hair, maybe you won't need the hair-dryer! Seriously though, I love that you are both having a good time. We miss you, Love, Sam