Sunday, December 30, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 33 Mostly Cloudy; A Little Rain High 44) 

We celebrated Christmas earlier this week. Here is one of the Christmas windows at the Schreiner Department Store. We really liked the red trees.

On the medical front Jo continued her physical therapy. Some positive news on the lumps removed from JJ (the cat) and Bob. JJ's lump was cancerous but slow growing and unlikely to metastasize elsewhere. Enough surrounding tissue was removed and tested clean so hopefully all is well with JJ. Bob's lumps were cysts. JJ and Bob are recovering nicely.

Celebrating Jo's birthday month began a little earlier than normal this year with a trip to San Antonio for a free meal at First Watch. We also had a 50% off coupon at Carrabbas that expires soon along with a return at Costco so we made a day of it. Jo's birthday is next month so we look forward to more freebies for her. As far as going to San Antonio on Friday Jo tried to tell Bob that there would be more than normal crowds due to Iowa State being in the Alamo Bowl.

Bob thought that since we 16 miles northwest of the Alamodome and on game day it wouldn't be a problem. Well, Jo was right. We walked in and there is a couple with Iowa State t-shirts on waiting. Four tables in the place had Iowa State people and some more followed us in.

We woke up the last couple mornings thinking we were back in Missouri. At least the Iowa State visitors got some great weather before the Alamo Bowl. Bob is a little bummed that Iowa State lost in the Alamo Bowl. First of all congratulations to Washington State, great team with a great coach and incredible quarterback. But if you are looking for a silver lining it's that Iowa State proved once again it can play with the big boys now. Without 3 turnovers that lead to 14 points and without 10 penalties, 7 of which were false starts, this 2 point defeat MAY have turned out differently. The future is certainly bright as the majority of starters were underclassmen now with a bitter taste in their mouths just how close they came this year.

It's on to college basketball leading up to March Madness!!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 50 Clouds with Drizzle High 67) 

We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and for all to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season!

We went to the Christmas Eve Mass yesterday which was a childrens Mass. Here is Father Dave reading the Gospel of Luke with the children sitting in front of him.

It was so neat, as he was reading the kids acted out what we were hearing about Bethlehem. He then explained the Gospel and the true meaning of Christmas and then asking a few questions of the kids. As you can see the kids were so cute.

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, December 23, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 33 Plenty of Sunshine; Cooler High 60) 

We finally sampled the food truck craze going on and we picked a really good one, Bald Eagle Cafe, that sets up a couple times a month in nearby Ingram. 

We have sampled and split the burger with fried mac-n-cheese, fried egg sandwich, schnitzel sandwich and a gyro. Every sandwich was excellent.

We keep thinking the medical stuff will slow down but when you do weekly updates it seems like there is always something medical, this week more so than usual. Jo continued her physical therapy on her foot and had a second pain shot for her back. Bob had his yearly skin cancer checkup and a couple spots removed and sent our for analysis. JJ, our orange and white cat, had his teeth cleaned and suspicious lump removed and sent off for analysis.

We are now just hunkering down at home to avoid all the Christmas crowds with the exception of Mass, Jo's physical therapy, and any grocery shopping we need.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, December 16, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 29 Some Sun; Then Clouds High 65) 

Not much going on this week. We finished up our prep for Christmas. Here is the manger scene we have above our fridge with remote controlled tealights and candles.

Jo continued her physical therapy this week. We took a day trip to San Antonio for shopping and eating. 

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, December 9, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 30 Plenty of Sunshine High 51) 

This was a prelude for Christmas week. We worked on Christmas decorations. All the stockings were hung on the valence with care, in hopes that SantaCat soon would be there.

On the medical front Jo continued her physical therapy this week and Sandra had her teeth cleaned and a tooth extraction. Here is SantaCat consoling his sister after her surgery.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 36 Mostly Cloudy High 72) 

Sunsets at Kerrville-Schreiner Park are positioned that we don't see them from the rig so we haven't taken many photos while there. We did see a great one after shopping at Wal-Mart.

We had another busy week medically. Jo continued her physical therapy and got a steroid shot in her back and we both had our annual eye appointments. 

After a month at Kerrville-Schreiner we departed yesterday for By the River RV Park, also in Kerrville but on the other end of town. We will be here for a few months.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo