Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Elmendorf, Texas

Elmendorf? I thought I was in San Antonio until I read the header on our RV park receipt. Oh, well. It's been a long day. We spent one more night in Alamo, and I'm glad - because I got to watch about 50 people of a certain age crowded together in a smallish swimming pool, playing volleyball. It was hilarious. I worried at first that somebody would get trampled and drown - but then I realized there was no room for anybody to fall over, so there was nothing to worry about. While the volleyball game was going on outside, there were five games of pool and three card games in progress in the hall where I sat, trying to catch up on my favourite blogs amid the general uproar. I turned happily from one entertainment to the next, until the party animals finally went off to their various RVs and left me to my websurfing.

We headed for Three Rivers this morning. That's an hour and a half or so back down the road. I had found an RV park listed online, and it looked pretty good, so we tracked it down. It wasn't as pretty in person as it was online - a not uncommon problem with internet relationships, I understand - but the manager was very pleasant and understanding. The problem was that the park didn't have much in the way of amenities. To soften the blow of our rejection, I used an age-old tactic - passing the buck. "It's my husband, you see," I said. "We've been in Mexico for a couple of months, and he really, really wants to settle down and 'veg' in front of a television tonight. You understand, don't you?" She did, and she kindly told us about the park where we are now. But this is what happened. We turned on the tv and watched what was left of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". Then we found a remnant of "Jeopardy". The news came on, and we watched that for a bit - but then we pretty well lost interest in the tv, and eventually I just turned it off. Now, if "House" had come on, or some show that I used to watch regularly, I'm sure I would have been sucked in, but as it was - ehhh.

So we ended up spending the evening the way we've been spending all our evenings for the last couple of months - reading, websurfing, and finally - blogging.

Tomorrow - Austin.

EDIT: I just noticed that this is post #200. That calls for a celebration, or at least a little Ta-da! ...and maybe a song. "Ta-dum, ta-dum, ta-dum...You're getting to be a habit with me."


John Hayes said...

Congrats on 200 posts-- that is a milestone worth celebrating.

Debbie said...

If you can't blame your husband, what is the purpose:)

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you, John. And Debbie, I knew you would understand. ;>)

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