Huntsville state park in Texas

We arrived in Huntsville Texas and the park is nice and host are so sweet. Will go out of there way to help you. The work is easy and weather was nice when we first got here. Went on a few hikes hope to hike all the trails by the time we leave and bike some. Highlighting map as I hike it. Jerry really cant hike with me anymore. I’ve gotten turned around twice and ended up in Huntsville forest not too far though. I’m doing better at following the trails now.

We love our site looks to a lake. Lots of nature. Jerry made a friend with a squirrel that would eat out of his hand. He always makes lots of friends lol.

A few weeks ago there were some runs one for 100 miles and next week 50 mile. Wow just a few years ago I could run a half but not anymore.

About 3 weeks ago I splitting wood I love doing it. It’s fun. We then move the wood to our site and others for campers to buy. Money goes to the park.

We had all the host over to a Turkey dinner. Jerry still loves to cook. We had a great time they are all so nice.

2 weeks ago I did a shift helping with wood and came back. Jerry stayed little while later another host Jan brought Jerry back bleeding. He got his finger crushed in splitter. I was so scared. I took him to ER they sent us to bigger ER. Didn’t know if they could save it, they did thank you a Lord!! We we’re in ER until late all Jerry could think of is one of the host was making chili, he wanted to get back to the chili. We we’re suppose to go to surgeon next day but a snow storm was coming it. It stormed and shut down Texas fur a week.

Warning nasty pic

We were about out of propane I packed us up with Jerry help back us up, drive to get propane and drove back and backed up back in our spot. I’m pretty proud of ourselves. We did everything we could but water still froze one night. Staff checked on us and got us water. We got it fixed. Most of Texas was out water and electric for a week or longer.

We had Magic’s gotcha day while we had the storm 4 years. We went though a storm of a life time. Texas has never had a storm like that before.

We finally got to a surgeon a week and a half later. He said he didn’t think surgery was necessary so we are just watching it for now. Stitches to come out tomorrow. I’m cleaning the sites, fire pits and sweeping the pads. I’m so tired tonight. Jerry wants to help I won’t let him until stitches come out.

It’s been an experience so far.

Our trip from Missouri to Texas a small adventure

We left Missouri the day after Christmas. We took all our decorations down and headed to Texas. First stop Afton Oklahoma Pelican island rv park. They were closed but let us stay for one night. It was nice not cold if it wasn’t for the wind we would of done a fire. When we left our pump was not working but once got to warmer weather it started working. I drove over 2 hours from Sullivan to Springfield Missouri.

Left Afton Oklahoma and headed to Red River Oklahoma in Thackerville Oklahoma. I didn’t drive today it was so windy I didn’t want to drive. Both nice rv parks would like to come back sometime and spend a week. Both coast to coast first one was 5.00 for a night second one 3.00 a night.

Next day we left Thackerville Oklahoma and headed to Trinity Texas Marina Valley it was the best. 20 for 4 nights. We first camped in a tent site by accident. We went to get inspections for Rv and Jeep. When we came back got a full hook up right on the lake it was so pretty. So pretty and relaxing here

On Friday a week after we left Missouri we got to Huntsville state park. At first we did not like our spot but turned out to be good. We will find our duties tomorrow from what other host tell us no bathrooms and just check sites and clean sites. We went on one hike it seems like it will be a nice park lots of hiking. We are across from lake haven’t seen alligators yet.

Not many pics but here are a few of our home for the next 3 months. Already missing my Isaiah.

Babler hosting for November and December

We went to Babler state park to host for November, after being there for a few weeks were asked if we would stay for December. It was the easiest hosting we worked for 7 days then off 7. On the off I went to help Sarah with Isaiah as much as I could. Lots of time to hike too. Jackson and Kayla cane for a visit too.

Jerry made me new tables while at Babler then we went to help Jesse and Alyssa with house sitting and watching the dogs.

Jesse and Alyss’s quilt for there wedding. Jesse came out a few times with his new puppy Woodrow.

For Thanksgiving we went to Alyssa’s parents it was nice and so treated like family.

In December they closed the park for Deer hunting. We got to help but go see the kids too. I also got to sell some items. Really enjoyed hosting at Babler.

My friend Kel came for visit too. We are so blessed for so many friends and family visiting.

For Sarah’s birthday and Christmas we went to her house.

We got to visit with Josh,Carly and Otto. Was fun watching Otto open his presents.

Christmas in the rv. Jerry got a new game stop the bid and lighted flag. I got a new bird feed and joanns card. We also went to Chris and Sara’s.

Also went to Alyssa’s parents for dinner and to visit

Feel we really got to spend lots of time with the kids. The Lord has really blessed us with this rv life.

We left for Texas the day after Christmas. It was quite a nice time at Babler. Will be going back next year for November and December.

We just left Meramec state park hosting

We hosted at Meramec fur 2 months with a break for a late September vacation to Iowa, coachmen’s rally, table rock and back will post a. Vacation blog soon.

I gave Meramec a second chance it is not a good fit for us. I felt like l did nothing right. I did my best. Worked hard but there are 215 sites if full.

Did do some nice hikes found out I had a stress fracture. Went to help Sarah most Monday-Wednesday. Was not allowed to leave fur craft fairs on weekends. Meramec did not follow Civid rules made me nervous.

Gayle and Tim came the lady days before vacation.They interviewed us about full timing .

When we got back lots of pretty fall colors and they gave us the last week off so all in all not too bad of a hosting job.

Been at Washington State Park hosting since July 1st

We have been hosting Washington State Park since July 1 well Jerry was. I first join him on July 3 his birthday. The first day I got here we saw a big black snake we chase him back into the woods.

Sarah came out on the forth with baby Isaiah and Mike came later it was nice. Hope to get others to join us next year. Jesse said he would of come. Think next year we will be at another park though. Christmas in July was not our thing.

We celebrated Jerry’s 70th birthday too

One time Sarah came out with Isaiah the a/c went out they stayed a few night it was nice. We also went to there home on days off. One time we helped tear kitchen out now Mime has to do the hard work We kept 6 feet away when hosting so we can see them when off.

Did a few hikes can’t do as many arthritis is kicking my butt but I still try to be active. Did one with Sarah when we stayed at her house.

Grandkids Kayla and Jackson came to spend few night. They had a great time we went to river, hiked, cone s’mores, scavenger hunt, roller bladed, painted some wood items we had, painted rocks plus went to see petroglyphs . Jackson played with drone and grandpa gave it to him to take home. They learned to have little screen time. Hope they had as much fun as grandma did.

Met with Alyssa’s mom to help. Got to see their beautiful home and go for boat ride. Made some cushions for reception and met her again in a Festus for pedicures. Getting excited now.

It was foggy one day got some awesome pics.

Jerry was called to get a copperhead he relocated it to the woods. It’s been busy.

We will head to Lost valley and get ready for Jesse and Allyssas wedding.

A few nature pics I just wanted to share

Month of June introduces a new grand-baby

We started June back at our home park Lost Valley nice to back back here. Feels like home.

We celebrated new grandbaby coming soon. It was a great shower with family and friends. It was a beautiful shower and lots of new items for baby Isaiah.

We had to get some warranty items done on Rv but because of Covid19 we had to leave Rv for a few days and went to spend time with Chris and Sara and the kids. Loved being with Jackson and Kayla some high lights we took Jackson on a hike and found a lake on there street at the end. Kayla learned how to sew on the machine. She made pillows for her little emoji couch. Jerry and Chris put some furniture together. Went to Kayla’s game they beat butt she was  catcher.  On the way to Jackson’s practice he started chocking and Sara had to get water bottle lid out of his wind pipe. Thank you Lord for saving our Jackson. Went to petting zoo. They got so use to having a puppy they got one the next week. The best time in along time. Of course grandpa made homemade waffles. Love the memories we made.

Celebrated Dads day early at Chris’s and I went over for one last visit with Sarah before she became a mom. We out the finishing touches on Isaiah’s room.

Back to Lost Valley and to quarantine until we hear from Sarah that she is having Isaiah. She is hoping that she has him by Dads day. I got a call on Saturday from Sarah that her water broke 11:30 am Mike text 3:30am on Sunday Isaiah was Sarah had a c section. Details came later 8lbs 3:30, 20inches long born at 2 am. Because of Covid only parents could visit. We had to leave Lost Valley for a few days. I drove almost all the way and got gas I’m getting better at driving. We went to Kirkwood Walmart to stay.

While in Kirkwood we still quarantine went walking at the park early when no one was there. Saw mom,dad and Stephens brick. Took a bike ride and just stayed inside. Before we left for Lost Valley Mercy lifted ban and one grandparent could visit. Isaiah had jaundice so couldn’t hold him, but I want to see Sarah I needed to see her and make sure she was ok. So I went. I got to her room she had just finished feeding Isaiah and said mom your just in time and I got to hold him for a few minutes he is so little. I wore my mask but got to see him. He then had to go back under the lamp. Nice but short visit, can’t wait for them to come home so I can go help Sarah with Isaiah.

God had a plan fur everything and all in Gods timing. I’m learning I can make the best plans and he can change them and have better plans. I didn’t want to be in Kirkwood but if I wasn’t I wouldn’t of gotten to see Sarah and meet Isaiah. God really knows better than we do.

Came back to Lost Valley saw Toni and Tom we all wore mask. It’s hot but at least we can visit. Toni and I walked with mask on. Sarah is hoping her and Isaiah go home tomorrow. Wow what a busy month.

Month of May hosting at Robertsville state park

We enjoyed our time at Robertsville state park. Tegan was awesome and helped us learn the park.

We got to Robertsville when it was not open yet but we got to host anyway. Lots of time to explore the park. We did lots of hiking.

We celebrated moms day and my birthday at the park. Jesse and Sarah came out we celebrated and went on a hike. Josh and Chris and Sara called we got to FaceTime Jackson and Kayla that’s always fun. I finally made our curtains at the end of the day.

One day went to Don Roberson to hike it was fun and beautiful didn’t see waterfall it was too far and hard a walk but still had a awesome time.

Two weeks before park planned on opening we started cleaning out firepits , weeded whipping and blow off sites. We were proud of how good we got it looking.

On weeks we hosted we learned a lot and it was nice seeing people out having fun again. When doing rounds one night we saw a owl on the side of road it was so cool.

Went on hike at one of the graveyards they had blackberry bushes everywhere not blooming yet. All in all not too bad except it was really buggy lots of ticks. Also don’t want to work with other host Tonya again she doesn’t trust anyone to do anything. Will ask you to do something then go do it.

We had a few visitors. One was a cardinal that tapped on window everyday, plus some squirrels. We are headed to Lost Valley Lake our home park excited to camp there and see some friends.

It’s been along time since I posted

We spent 2 1/2 weeks in Oklahoma at Coast to Coast campgrounds. They were nice but since to COVID 19 we really couldn’t go anywhere but walk around the campgrounds. I made lots of mask and donated. I’m now selling I ran out of fabric. I’ve been so busy.

After Oklahoma we went to Lost Valley since they didn’t cancel our reservations they said they did. We called the Seasons of Faith church they let us stay in parking lot with access to building. Close to a park with a walking trail. Stayed there 10 days felt very blessed not to be on the street. One of this is a surprise to God. Sometime I feel like my faith needs to be stronger.

Did a zoom church with Seasons of Faith it was fun at least some socializing. Went to Midwest for warranty work. We went by Sarah and kept distance still good to see her. Also went to see Jackson,Kayla and Chris and Sara still far away but got to see them.

Should be going to Robertsville State Park hosting tomorrow will do errands while Rv is being worked on.

Missed these guys so much good to see them even from afar.