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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Piney Woods of Texas

I arrived in Texas on Nov. 17th, I'll be hanging out in Texas at least until the New Year and maybe longer. Diane & Karl will be in San Antonio at the end of December and I'll be celebrating Christmas with them.

I will be staying at this park for a couple of weeks so that I can get my mail forwarding and address changes taken care of.  The post office sent me an email saying it would take 7-10 business days to start forwarding my mail from Illinois to Texas.

I am hoping get my drivers license and vehicle registration changed to Texas while I am here.

I have a ton of phone calls to make to insurance companies, banks, credit cards, etc. to change my address. I'm hoping to get most of them changed over the phone without having to fill out and mail forms.

I'm on a corner site, and the sites on the other side are vacant. I am in the wooded section of the park, near the creek.  The only downside to my site are the acorns falling on the roof. I'm surprised at how loud a tiny little acorn can be. For those with a satellite dish, the park has RV sites without any trees.

This park is really big and I have been taking one or more walks everyday.  I walked across the road from this park and saw some miniature horses in a field.  I tried taking pics with my cell phone, but they were too far away. I'll have to go back with my camera.  Many residents of this park drive from place to place or ride golf carts. I am happy to be walking around and checking out everything.
If I want to participate, there are a lot of activities everyday in the clubhouse and/or activity center.  I can try line dancing, quilt or sewing classes, jewelry making, card games, etc. They show a movie in the clubhouse once or twice a week, and sometimes have entertainment on the weekends. was predicting some rain, so far it has not rained, but we may get some on Tuesday.

On Saturday I was off to Walmart for some groceries and supplies. I'll be having Thanksgiving dinner here at the park, the park provides the turkey and everyone brings the side dishes.

I will make sweet potatoes in my slow cooker and I also purchased some olives and cranberries and also some yellow squash.

Kit Kat seems to like her new home


  1. Well, I wish you would have come on this way to Port Aransas! East Texas - Texarkana is where I grew up...

    Sounds like a nice park... and great Thanksgiving plans... dunno what will be here but there will be something... ;)

  2. Sounds like you're settling in to the RV life with address changes and holiday potlucks. The second is fun. Nice looking park. And looks like Kit Kat has settled in too. Enjoy.

  3. sure sounds like you are going to be busy on the phone trying to get all the stuff organized!!..nice looking site you have for a few weeks!!..enjoy!!

  4. Looks like a nice park, and a great site! I love it when I find different things, like your little horses. Kind if makes the park different and special.

    When I changed my mailing address to my daughter's house, I did it all on-line. Easy as pie. I now have all my statements and bills sent to me on-line, and I pay them on-line. Any mail that comes to her house, she opens it and if it's important, she'll call me to see if I need her to mail me a package. That's only been twice since I left her house in July.

    I used to love going to the mailbox, but I have to admit, I don't miss getting mail one bit!

  5. Hi Teri, I said I'd stop by ;-) KitKat looks comfy & I like the park where you are. I love walking & hiking - enjoy your stay there! Maybe we can meet up as you travel more south.

  6. I had to laugh when you mentioned the acorns. Before I left Lakeside they started falling. It sounded like machine gun fire. They are mostly on the side of the meadow so I don't have that problem. Now I know why those people leave so early.
    You have found a very cozy spot there. Sounds like a nice place, with lost fo activities if you choice to take part. Enjoy your stay.

  7. Really nice site. I also pay all my bills online. Very convenient. Hope you're enjoying Texas. I am.


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