Saturday, March 31, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 54 Breezy with a lot of Sun High 79) 

While in Kerrville we have done some sightseeing. Paul and Marsha Weaver told us about Copper Cactus which is a unique place. Kind of an artsy shop that has a couple vacation rentals. The exterior show some of the artsy stuff.

The interior.

A boat that is a vacation rental.

We also visited Stonehenge II. 

Stonehenge II is 90% as wide and 60% as tall as the original. The interior of the ring showing the columns.

There also are some Easter Island figures.

Stonehenge II is located at the Hill Country Arts Association grounds and includes an outdoor sculpture garden.

We had a great sightseeing and foodie experience at Camp Verde General Store (more on the foodie experience later).

The general store at Camp Verde along the banks of the Verde Creek was first established in 1857. The present two story structure was built in 1900 after a flood swept away the original building.

The store is a great shopping experience. For our Kansas City area followers you can consider Camp Verde General Store as similar to, but smaller than Cockrell Mercantile, but with a great restaurant and US Post Office on a beautiful site. We will be back for more shopping, sightseeing and great food whenever we are in the area.

We hope to do more sightseeing on our next visit this winter.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 66 An Afternoon Thunderstorm High 73) 

We saw a couple really good movies last week. First was the rebooting of the "Death Wish" franchise starring Bruce Willis.

Dr. Paul Kersey (played by Bruce Willis) is a trauma surgeon in Chicago so you know he has seen the aftermath of the city's record breaking violence. After a tragic home invasion involving his wife and daughter and then a chance encounter in the emergency room with one of those responsible Kersey then becomes obsessed with vigilante justice to all involved. As the death toll increases there is a talk radio debate going on whether Kersey is a guardian angel or just his nickname, "Grim Reaper".

Fans of the Charles Bronson version from the 70s will like this movie and we did for sure. Don't be scared off by the bad reviews as we feel that most of them are motivated by more than the acting, directing and writing.

The other movie we saw was "I Can Only Imagine".

Telling the backstory of the triple platinum song of the same name. Bart Millard (played by J. Michael Finley) says he wrote the words in 10 minutes and it took 10 minutes to add music to it but in reality it took a lifetime to compose. Bart is about 10 years old with an abusive father (played excellently by Dennis Quaid) when his mother leaves Bart to deal with his father alone whom he has described as a monster. 

Bart leaves after high school to pursue a musical career. Taking some time off after a major disappointment Bart goes home and cannot believe how his father has been transformed by faith and his impending death from cancer.  The father/son relationship is healed before the father's death after which Bart writes the song about imagining what it would be like to be in heaven with Jesus. 

This is really a good movie that we can't recommend highly enough.

We haven't seen many movies lately because we have been told that some stars do not want us as fans.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 43 Sunny High 72) 

We've add an all time favorite place to eat - Rio Ranch Cafe in Kerrville Texas. We got the recommendation from fellow RVers at By the River RV Park and are so happy that we went the first time, and have been back many times since.

There are a few additions to our all time favorites list. The fried pork chops and the pinto beans side dish are the best takes on these dishes.

They also serve a couple of unique dishes that we really like; Smoked Brisket Hash (shredded potatoes, smoked brisket, grilled peppers and onions, topped with eggs, jalapenos, cheese and smoky bbq sauce). The other unique dish is Eggs Sardou (pictured below consisting of poached eggs served on artichokes on a bed of fresh creamed spinach topped with hollandaise served with country ham and a bread choice).

Other dishes we have had have been very good and we would not hesitate to get again include chicken fried chicken, chicken fried steaks, mashed potatoes, fried okra, and their version of a Farmers Breakfast (a layer of crisp hash browns topped with biscuits and eggs, sausage gravy, crispy bacon and cheese).

If you are ever in Kerrville this place should be on your list to eat at.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 35 Sunny to Partly Cloudy High 70) 

Only Jo will see Bob this Thursday and Friday for the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, aka March Madness. As in past years the games will be televised on the following networks.

With 16 games on Thursday and 16 games on Friday there will be times with 4 games playing at the same time. That means it be mostly picture-in-a-picture (PIP) mode.

During the run-up to March Madness Bob has been interested in the results and has watched parts of some of the games but it isn't until you get to the brutal lose and go home of the tourney that he becomes fanatical. Thank goodness Jo puts up with him during this time. We cannot almost hear QB say, heck it's amazing she puts up with him at all.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Monday, March 5, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 64 A Clouds then Sunny High 77) 

One of the better sunsets we have ever seen recently at By the River RV Park and Campground in Kerrville.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo