Saturday, December 25, 2010

Entrance Pictures at Lockhart SP

Host Campsite across the road.

Camp Hosting Duties at Lockhart State Park

Our work and golfing cart.

Landscape Project completed
I wanted to show you the type of landscape project we worked on at the Texas State Park.  We really like it here.  Very nice topography and areas of interest.  More pictures to follow. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pictures from Lockhart State Park, Lockhart Texas

This is a 100 year old Tree of Jerusalem in the park.

The bridge on hole #1.  Snakes stick their heads between these slats on this bridge.

The course is a 9 hole, par 36 course with no sand and a little bit of water.  No ball looking here - snakes in the tall grass.

We are at Lockhart Texas, about 15 miles east of San Marcos Texas.  San  Marcos is about 30 miles north of San Antonio on I-35.  It is a town of about 11,000 people with a "ranch" feel to the town.  Our friends from Fr Hennepin State Park in MN are camp hosting here and they needed some more help for December so they offerred us a position and here we are.  We were coming here anyway as Denis saw on the travel channel that Lockhart is the Barbeque capital of Texas.  We've tried some of it and I think they are right.  Pictures of that to follow.

They ask us to work about 20 hours a week between Denis and I and for that we get our site with elec, water and sewer and all the golf I want.  The only bad part is no Verizon cell coverage and very poor AT & T.  So I can talk on my phone but rarely get internet.  We are sitting in the parking lot of HEB - the grocery store and I am updating this blog. 

Thanksgiving in Lockhart Texas, Lockhart State Park

Here's my Holiday table decoration.  Jess and Kristen gave us these candles after their mom's birthday party so I wanted to use them for the holidays.  You can't see it but they cut a nice piece of wood for a base.  I wove some mini lights in this that are battery operated and it looks very nice - if I say so myself.  Here it's on the dash of the motor home as our table was full for Thanksgiving dinner.  There were 8 of us. 

Here's my Christmas tree.  Denis and I wove LED Lights into this brass wall tree and I am hanging ornaments on it as well.  It looks very nice and I thought all of you would like to see that we really do have a tree this year.  It even has birds.

And here we are waiting for our guests to arrive on Thanksgiving for dinner.  It was pot luck and wonderful food.  No pecan pie tho.  I missed it.  6 sat at the table and Denis and I sat on the couch with trays.  And we even played pegs and jokers that nite.  Fun!! We missed our family and friends at home but this was a nice second choice. 

Fun in Downtown Grapevine, Tx

Here's the fall color in Texas - they trees they call live oaks.This is in our park.

We spent some time downtown taking in the sites for the Holidays.  They were preparing for a big "Black Friday" celebration. 

Campsite Fun at The Vineyards, Grapevine, Tx.

Here we are in Texas and some shots while I was laid up with my tooth.  We did have 1 campfire the nite before we left.  At $10.00 a bundle for wood (they delivered it) fires were scarce indeed.  And I haven't taken any photo's of Luna lately so I thought you'd all like to see how grey she has gotten. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grandpa's Hockey Players

Before we left for Texas we were able to watch a hockey game at Arena East.  They played Michigan and Louie got alot of work in goal that day.  It helps when Dean is playing defense and assists in clearing the puck.   Aren't they getting so grown up!  Little men almost.  Both in Middle School this year.