Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving in Texas

It’s been a long time since our last blog, but we’ve been taking it easy and haven’t done much of anything to write about.  We returned to Texas this year so that Brenda could have surgery on torn ligaments in her shoulder.  It turned out to be an extensive bit of work – five holes for the arthroscopy, and two and a half hours of surgery.  After the surgery, her doctor came out to meet me and said “Wow – that was a good one!”.  Not so good for Brenda for the first week or so, but she’s gradually getting back to normal – no more sling, but physical therapy three times a week.  She’ll be working on it for another three months, but the good news is that the surgery went well and she’s expecting a full recovery.  Meanwhile I’m honing my cooking and housekeeping skills. 

Priddy MeadowWe’ve settled in at a quiet little RV park in Wimberley, an upscale small town in the Hill Country between San Antonio and Austin.  The park only has 15 sites, arranged in a horseshoe around a five-acre meadow with an automatic deer feeder.  Each morning and evening we’re treated to a dozen or more deer of all sizes as they arrive for the corn that is distributed by the feeder.  This buck seemed a little surprised when I approached for a picture:Surprised Buck
Wimberley1We’re  happy we found a spot in Wimberley – it has a neat little town centWimberley2er with lots of interesting shops, restaurants, and……the best frozen yogurt place I’Wimberley3ve ever visited. 

There’s a good library with access to e-books for our Kindle, a nice supermarket, and a great park with extensive hiking trails.  The only drawback is that it’s a popular shopping destination and on the weekends, there’s no place to park to get to the yogurt shop!

Cypress Creek

This area of the hill country is especially beautiful – heavily wooded with Live Oak, Cedar Elm, and Bald Cypress along the creeks and rivers. Blanco RiverThe Blanco River runs nearby, and Cypress Creek passes through the heart of the shopping area.  This time of year the Bald Cypress have turned red, adding just a bit of color to the landscape.

Cypress Creek2
We’ll be here for the next four months or so until we head for the Oregon Coast for the summer.  We’ll be visiting new areas, so we’ll have more blogs, more often, down the road.  Until then, we hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!