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Back in Medina again

Sign at Farm CountryWe left home on Saturday to return to our camper here in Medina. It has been almost a month since we have been able to come back to Medina. Although we don’t get to come out here as often, and stay as long as we would like, we still enjoy our visits to the Texas Hill Country. We stay at the Farm Country RV Park where sites are huge and the views of the country are just as big. It is a great place to relax and forget about the traffic and conjestion of the big city.

When we left home, it was raining and had been raining for the last several days. Since we travel in a pickup truck with three people, a dog and a cat, all of our things have to be packed in the bed of the truck. We have a short bed truck, so with the hitch taking up a large portion of the bed, it is sometimes difficult to get all of my wife’s stuff in the truck. In order to keep everything dry, we use plastic tubs with good locking covers along with black plastic trash bags. My wife thinks that we look like the “Beverly Hill Billies” going down the road. She thinks that people look at us and think that we have lost our jobs and are traveling with our worldly possessions. I have to admitt that we do look a little strange, but how else are we going to do it without the camper?

I don’t know how you are, but we are creatures of habit. If we are traveling down a road that we often travel, we stop at the same places every trip. One of the places where we stop traveling down Interstate 10 is Buc-ees. Buc-ees is a gas station, gift shop, and deli all rolled into one. They have 30 gas pumps and some of the cleanest restrooms that you will find anywhere. The person or persons who started Buc-ees really hit on the correct recipe for attracting large crowds of travelers. They are across the Interstate from a Love’s but they get the majority of the business. However, they don’t allow 18 wheelers in their area so Love’s gets that business. When I first looked at the pumps and their relationship to the main building, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to try getting into and out of the station. However, I saw other large campers at the pumps, so I gave it a try. Even with the 36 foot 5th Wheel, I can get out without much problem. If the trailer was much larger, it might be a problem. At any rate, it is a great place to stop, but be ready for large crowds on the weekends and almost anytime during the summer.

Well we got here and it was still raining. This area of Texas has been in a execptional drought for a long time, so the rain is welcomed. They received about 4 1/2 inches here but need a lot more to break the drought. We had rain the next day we were here but now the sun is out and it is beautiful with clear skies and plenty of sunshine. The grass is starting to turn green and the trees are flowering. Life is good in the Texas Hill Country.


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