back from the boonies…
Although I missed my daily routine, I also enjoyed missing it for 8 days! We had a little R&R in a beautiful setting. Lake Palo Pinto just south of Possum Kingdom is a mix of mesquite covered ranch land, to rolling hills, to rock canyons. The blue bonnets, indian paintbrush, and other beautiful wild flowers were in bloom. There are native pecan trees, red oak, live oak, cedar, and mesquite trees. We went there to crappie fish but the crappie weren’t quite ready to bite, so we did a lot of sight seeing in the area and were overwhelmed by the unexpected beauty in this little part of Texas that we had never visited. I’m not sure what the sea level is at this little lake but it is in a deep hole. We had NO TV reception and iffy cell phone reception. I could get internet if I went to the camp office but didn’t do much of that. It was nice not to hear any news and just soak up some peace and quiet.
The drive home was a different story. We left early and planned to be home by mid-afternoon. Then we had a tire blowout on the fifth-wheel and put on the spare on the shoulder of the highway. The fender was damaged and we lost the hub-cap. We started on our merry way again and about 2 hours later we had the second tire blowout on the fifth wheel. This time we had to call for help. Fortunately we were close enough to home that we knew who to call and help arrived quickly with another wheel and tire. We made it home and it is good to be back!
I will be catching up on the events of this past week. Looks like there is a lot to opine about in the news. I missed all of you, so I hope that you will come by from time to time and let me know what is on your mind.