Saturday, November 25, 2017


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 44 Sunny High 79) 

Another couple weeks, another round of appointments at various doctors. Jo had a couple of appointments. Bob again wins with a visit to the cardiologist which resulted in an echo-cardiogram that he had earlier this week. Then a followup on the thyroid biopsy which thankfully was benign, however, at some point the thyroid will have to be removed. We had a decision to make as to now or later and we decided to have it now. Finally, Bob had an encounter with a long tube with a camera on the end 😉 

Bob was tempted to forego the colonoscopy this year but he is glad that he did. He had 5 polyps with 2 of them suspicious. We are waiting on the testing results of the suspicious ones. The doctor told us something interesting, that is not considered colon cancer until the polyp eats into the wall of the colon. These polyps were outside the wall making both of us very thankful he had it done.

Now for the public service announcement. We feel that everyone should abide by the colonoscopy recommendations, that beginning at age 50 you should get your first one. Then continue getting them until age 75 at the intervals suggested by your physician based on your particular results and family history. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer so go get yourself tested.

Cannot believe it but we found another water leak. With our cats it seems we are always cleaning up hair balls. While cleaning up one in the closet we found wet carpet. Turns out our shut off valve for the washing machine was leaking. Bob tightened it and stopped the leak for a day or two but it came back, now we have to deal with the aftermath. If that was the only thing we might feel better but when Bob was opening the windows to air out to help the drying a window broke. Bob taped it shut until we can get it fixed. We are certain this look will sweep the nation.

While checking the window outside Bob noticed that one of the hydraulic jacks was leaking. If that wasn't enough we are already trying to find a replacement for a dimmer switch which the RV dealership we talked to couldn't find. Bob was able to locate the manufacturer and ordered the switch. But like everything else nobody maintains inventory and the switch will have to be made. It's times like this that we look at each other and say what the heck are we doing!

We had lunch with brand new full-timers Steve and Vicki. We had great steaks at Mamacita's in Kerrville. We know, getting a steak at a Tex-Mex place, but they were really good. We just kept talking and talking about this and that and before we knew it almost 4 hours had passed. They will be in Kerrville a while longer and we plan to meet up with them again.

We'll end with a rare sunset photo here. There are too many trees between our site and the sunset. While taking the photo we were being watched (you can click on the photo to enlarge it).

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 60 Mostly Cloudy with Mist High 72) 

We had quite a week, or should I say doctor wise Bob had quite a week. Bob had his Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test starting bright and early Monday morning swallowing an iodine pill. Then there was a scan in the afternoon and the next morning. The results indicated that a biopsy was needed so that was done on Wednesday. Results will be available next week.

Bob also had his initial consultation with his Gastroenterologist and was scheduled for a colonoscopy also this week. Bob is so looking forward to this 😏

We did see a couple of uplifting movies. First we saw 'Same Kind of Different as Me' which tells the true story of the unlikely friendship between a rich art dealer in Dallas Texas (Ronnie Hall - played by Greg Kinnear) and a homeless man (Denver - played by Djimon Hounsou). 

This is a movie mostly devoid of violence and foul language that seems to be the norm these days. Prompted by his wife (Debbie Hall - played by Renee Zellweger) Ronnie starts volunteering at a homeless mission where he meets Denver. Since it is a true story there are the blemishes of normal life like marital infidelity and racial tensions but they don't dominate the movie like other ones we have seen. Besides the great acting what makes this movie great and one we highly recommend is that it is a true story. Be sure and stay for the credits as we get to see film clips of the real Ronnie and Denver.

The other movie we saw was 'Let There be Light'.

'Let There be Light' is a faith-based film and is truly a family affair for Kevin Sorbo who stars in and directs the film. His wife, Sam Sorbo, was co-writer on the screenplay as well as a producer and plays Kevin Sorbo's character's ex-wife. Their sons also had roles in the film.

Kevin plays a well known atheist who has a near death experience and changes his mind. The movie deals with his path from atheist to believer. This is truly a faith-based movie so the secular Lame Stream Media is going to hate on this movie. If only to give them a single digit salute you should see this movie. 

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Saturday, November 4, 2017


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 62 Partly Cloudy Warm and Humid High 82)

We came back to Kerrville on Wednesday. Here is our review of Braunig Lake RV Resort.

Using both of our GPS devices was a nightmare. For some reason we were on one road and then directed off of that road only to get back on the road a short time later. This happened to us twice. Luckily it was a short trip of only 85 miles. We found out that some GPS devices have the park in San Antonio and some in Elmendorf where we were. If the GPS device thinks it is San Antonio for some reason it goes haywire.

We finally did get to the park and the staff was great at checkin. We were directed to a nice long pull-thru with 50a full hookups and a great line of sight for our roof mounted satellite dish. The hookups were convenient. The sites were a little close together for our liking but luckily nobody was placed in the sites right next to us. This could be a problem during peak periods though. AT&T cellular was come and go.

We did get a chance to have a meal that they offered; smoked brisket with pinto beans, corn, salad, roll and dessert. Don't know about any of the other food offerings but the brisket was really good. All things considered a nice park.

Here is the Lifestyle from the front.

To the right.

To the left.

From the rear.

We would probably stay here again, especially if it was during the time of year that the park takes Passport America for a discount.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo