Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PEACHES (to be continued)

Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 65 Mostly Cloudy; Humid High 89) 

We knew that by staying in Kerrville this summer that we would be able to enjoy some locally grown peaches. What we did not know is that there are 23 varieties that are grown in nearby Fredericksburg. We've already had some but the market didn't know if they were Spring Gold, Regal or Flavorich. Yesterday we went to Das Peach Haus of Fischer and Wieser's Orchard and they had the Regal variety.

They also offered samples of peach cider and one sip convinced us to buy a couple of bottles. Of course we had to get some of their peach preserves. And of course JJ had to inspect what we brought home.

Here is the ripening schedule for peaches.

As you can see we may have many more reports on the peaches in the Hill Country of Texas. Don't know if we will be able but we want to sample some of all the varieties. They do have a high bar as we are big fans of Missouri peaches.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 62 A Shower or Two High 86) 

So far this year there has been a couple of events, an Auto Show and a Chili Cookoff. The Auto Show was delayed a week due to rain. Here are the autos lined up on Crawfish Island next to the Guadalupe River with the view from our back window.

It was still a little muddy so we did our viewing from our site.  As you can see we have a great view of the island and the river. We got to see the cars and spectators arrive and then leave.

There also was a chili cookoff to help pay some medical expenses so Bob did his part. This was official Texas chili which means no beans. Bob sampled the five different offerings and the adage that there is no bad chili, there is just some better than others, was true at this event. He was too busy eating to take a picture though. It's great having events within easy walking or in our line of sight. We don't know if there is anymore events planned this year.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

Saturday, May 11, 2019


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 54 Rather Cloudy High 67) 

Seems like we are seeing less and less movies at the theatre. We made an exception with 'Breakthrough'.

We saw it for a couple of reasons. We really like Chrissy Metz who plays on 'This is Us' and because this was a Christian movie. Based on a true story 'Breakthrough' tells us about one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through the ice in a lake near Wentzville Missouri all hope seems lost. About 45 minutes passes but Joyce refuses to give up even after the doctors and nurses left her alone with her supposedly dead stepson whose heart starts miraculously starts beating. That is just the beginning of this amazing story which we highly recommend that you see.

We have learned to never underestimate the power of prayer.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo