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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lost Maples Café

I had forgotten about one of the ladies, here at the Park, teaching us to make our own noodles, and set up a lunch with Mac and Dianna  today.  Mac reads my blog and I read his.  He emailed a couple of days ago and wanted to meet, and we always love meeting our readers, and fellow bloggers.  We met these great people at noon, over in Utopia, Texas at the Lost Maples Café.   Mac is retired, but Dianna is still working, but they hope to be full-timers soon.  They have a beautiful big Motorhome so they have that part taken care of, but still have other ducks to get in a row before they can begin their adventure full-time.  We had a lot of great conversation, laughs, and some good food.  We hope to run into these fine people again.

This little restaurant is very old fashioned.  Not a big posh place, but you can tell the food is very good because it is always busy.  We had eaten here once before with Joy and Jack a couple of years ago. Thanks Mac and Dianna for suggesting this meeting..


On the way home we ran across another Armadillo.  I love watching these guys.  They don’t seem to be afraid of us at all, so I was able to get a couple of shots of him/her.

While talking to Mac and Dianna, Mac mentioned some of the big trees here in Texas, especially one on the Texas coast that is over a thousand years old, and marveled at the fact that it hadn’t been destroyed in any of the hurricanes that hit the coast.  This is a miracle in itself.  That made me think of the large tree in Rio Frio, so thought I would share a picture of it, and a little history about it.

I am still amazed every time we pass this tree.

Want to welcome my new followers to the blog.  Jeff and Sheryl are first, then Brian and Marla, last is Kathy and Robert.  They all have their own blogs, and I find them all very interesting.  Just click on their names and you can check them out too.  Welcome aboard  all, and hope you enjoy the ride.

I spent yesterday morning cleaning, and then in the afternoon we had to go back to Uvalde to pick up the rest of my heart meds.   It went pretty well yesterday, but when I got home I noticed they had my refills all screwed up, so I called them right away and got it straightened out. I got a little bit of an argument, but then they realized their mistake and corrected it.  THANK GOD!!

Do you all think I have gone a little over the top?  I have started leaving the TV on for Rusty when we have to be gone for a while.  Yes, I know he isn’t human, but it seems to me that it keeps him company when we have to be gone from him.  I would love to know your opinion's on this, or am I just dealing without a full deck?


I want to take this opportunity to invite any of my readers or fellow bloggers, who may be in our area, to let us know and we would love to meet you.  We can meet you half way or whatever works best for you.  Just send us an email and we will get together.

That’s it for today.  Later… :)


ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

I swear we had an armadillo KNOCKING at our back door when we lived in the old sticks and bricks. No, I did not let the mutant creature in. It freaked me out!

Maybe some day our paths will cross! I'd love ta meetcha!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Hey Pidge, that armadillo looks great,As far as the TV goes, we leave one on when we leave Rigg's home alone in the fiver, he does prefer either kid shows, or a train movie. Just like his Dad. Usually when we get back he is fast asleep on the couch and doesn't even hear us come in, until were in the door.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Carol and Johnny said...

Johnny does the same thing for Sage -- leaves the tv or at least the radio on when we are going to be gone for a while. I think it helps distract her from the various outside noises when we are in an RV park.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Those Armadillo's are quite interesting when you think how long they have existed unchanged.

Rick and Paulette said...

We leave either the tv or radio on for Molly and Rylie when we go out, so you're not going crazy!

Nice that you were able to get together with Mac and Diane!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Your not alone on that,Angela leaves the TV on for the dogs...Cooking shows??

Gypsy said...

I guess I'm one of the few who has never left a TV or radio on for any pet I've ever had. They don't seem to have any mental problems because of it.

Judy and Emma said...

You ran across another armadillo?? No wonder most of the armadillos that I see are road kill! :) (just kidding:))

I'm in agreement with Gypsy about the tv or radio thing. Sounds like there are a lot of crazy people out there. Ha Ha :)

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Dealing without a full deck??? I'm not going to touch that one with a pole of any length!!! But if it settles him down and he doesn't howl and bother the neighbors, go for it!

In The Wind Adventures of William and Mary Ann said...

Great photos. Sounds like you're having fun! This is our second winter in Texas, but we haven't seen an Armadillo yet....still looking.

That was a Garfish (last post).
- Mary Ann :-)

BamaGurl said...

Lol, no ur not crazy, if u r, u have loads of company. I used to leave it on the animal channel for Killer but thought it was too depressing so I changed to the food channel. lol He likes people so the noise keeps him company. Sorry to hear about the medicine mix-up...it's a shame that people in that position don't do their jobs with a bit more care. I was lucky when in PA a few weeks ago...had run out of my blood pressure meds but the girl @ CVS was really helpful. Love reading ur blogs, keep sharing with us....gives those of us who can't get out just yet lots to enjoy. Take care, stay warm. Love ya!

Roadrunner said...

I leave the TV on for Kandi! No, I'm not crazy. I always thought, someone might think there was someone in there, and decide NOT to try to break in! Is that crazy?

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Hey Pidge!! It worked :) Maybe it just needed time, but your link worked perfectly. I got to your blog from clicking on your name from mine! Cool!