Last things first tonight. This evening a very nice couple pulled into the campground. After settling in they were going to eat at the café in the campground when I spoke to them. The café did not open this evening. Bobby in the café has been helping Terry the owner of the campground do some carpentry in the hot sun and humidity and wore himself out. Bobby decided he was too beat to be cooking tonight.
After visiting a little with the new couple from New Jersey, we went back to our rigs. A little later here comes the lady of the house with a plate of wonderful food for me. That was very nice of them. After supper, I went over and met Hans, Peggy and Otto the pup. We talked a little while then Peggy went swimming and Hans and I solved all the future problems of the world and visited on lots of subjects. This was really a wonderful close to this day of fun. It is my honor to present to you Hans, Peggy and Otto. You meet the nicest folks out RVing.
Earlier today the Texas Ranger Museum looked inviting with the air conditioned display areas. The building seems proper for the setting and content of the museum.
As you walk through the heavy wood doors, the receptionist gives you a big Texas WELCOME. The air was nice and cool. With a guide pamphlet in hand into the depths of the museum I went. In display cases all over the place are wonderful displays of the early to current role the rangers have played in the history of the USA and Texas. One of galleries is a long hall with a lot of rangers’ history about there service with the Texas Rangers.
A lot of the picture attempts did not do well because of the protective glass on the cases causing too much glare. Scattered through out the displays is wonderful art work in the form of sculptures, paintings and drawings of western themed scenes. They probably took most of my time while there. These artists are good.
One thing that did allow a good picture is the old jail door. When carefully examined, it was obvious that the folks who built it were serious about keeping the criminals looked up. There is a picture of the sign telling about where and when it was used and then a picture of the door itself. It certainly had a SOLID feel to it.
On the way back home I was able to almost fill up with diesel. Another of those stupid pumps that shuts off at $75 again. It is their loss since I refuse to run my credit card again. They probably left $20 on the drive this time, because I needed at least four more gallons. That is fine because I can make it all the way to Garland easily with what I have in the tank now.
Tomorrow is rolling day and the likelihood is that I will be getting some paddling time in tomorrow as I try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.