We stopped in Deming, NM for a few days to dance with the Good Times Squares.  We were surprised when Rusty and Lovetta Wright (Club Caller and wife) presented us with a beautiful cake for our 32nd Wedding Anniversary.  Beautiful white icing with red roses and “Happy Anniversary, Ron and Anita”…and me without my camera (which is rare)!

Leaving Deming, we headed for Georgetown, Texas, for a visit with granddaughter, Cassandra, and friends, Donna and Glenn.

On the way, we found a delightful little RV park near Balmorhea, TX, Saddleback RV Park.  No amenities to speak of, just an attractive place to park.  The owners are trying to create a wildflower/bird/butterfly refuge, and have devoted 5 acres to native plants.

Each site is separated from the next by a median of cacti and other plants.  P1170934Our site happened to be next to a watering tank for the birds.  We spent quite a bit of time during the afternoon we were there watching the birds through our window.


We spent a week at Lake Georgetown, TX, in the Jim Hogg C.O.E. park, (named after a Texas governor). 


Donna and Glenn brought their motorhome up from Kerrville to join us.

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We visited granddaughter, Cassandra, and her friend, Logan in Austin, TX.  They gave us a tour through the State Capital Building.  The building is very impressive; sadly, I was once again without my camera, but pulled a few images from the Web.

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Granddaughter, Cassandra, also joined us for much of the week.  During her visit, we checked out Pioneer Days in the nearby Round Rock, TX.

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We had beautiful weather for walking across the dam, down the trail to the spillway, and along the lake edges.

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The week provided a great break from road; at its end, we headed onward toward Indiana.

Tucson to Georgetown