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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hondo Hospitality

Hondo, TX

We left Mercedes at approximately 9 am Saturday morning.   The 290 drive took us 5 1/2 hours.

Our home base for the next 5 or 6 weeks is

Lone Star Corral is one of the Escapees co-op parks.   Only Escapees members can park here.  When we went in to register we found that our friends Peggy and David had already told them to expect our arrival and if possible to find a spot close to them.   How nice of Peggy.  We are parked almost directly behind them

Can't see their lot from this picture but they are backed up to the rig next to us.  Peggy and David lease their lot.  They spend much of the winter months here, going back to their home in Berlin, Pa in the summer.   In between they do some traveling.  It's always good to catch up with them.

As we were getting settled, the couple next to us came up and introduced themselves.  Others would wave hello and say hi.

Peggy had told me there would be a Valentines Day dinner.  She asked if we would like to attend.  Sure!   What a meal.    For only $7.00 there was salad, roast pork and gravy, roasted potatoes, peas, rolls and cherry cobbler.   It was luscious.  Len went back for seconds and got another complete helping of everything.   I haven't seen him eat that much in a long time.  

As soon as we walked in the club house door before dinner, a lady came up to welcome us.  Others were very at ease coming up and talking to us.  Sure did make us feel welcome.

This morning we went to the local United Methodist Church.

  Oh my, we could not believe all the people who spoke to us and asked us to stay for a covered dish luncheon after services.  We talked to the pastor and found he used to pastor the Mercedes United Methodist Church where we had just left.   Small world.

After we got back to the campground another Camp Hostess came over to introduce herself and provide us with more information pertaining to the park and upcoming events.

Then we went to the local Walmart.   We had attempted to get a prescription filled at in Weslaco near Mercedes.  They took it and said it would ready the next day.  We went back on Friday to get it.   They asked if we had insurance.  Well yea, through Humana Walmart plan.   Without insurance it is $74.47, with just $3.00.   The pharmacist said it didn't show Leonard as having insurance.   Len showed him the card.  They said the computer jammed and they couldn't get to his account.  Told us we would have to come back another time.  WAIT!  We were leaving Saturday morning.   So they gave Len a business card and said to have another Walmart call them.     We took the card to the Walmart here in Hondo.  They pulled up his account and didn't even want to see the card,  and didn't call the other Walmart  He had the prescription in 10 minutes! 

Tonight we went to the parks ice cream social.  Guests (US!) got free cake and ice cream.

Len had received a recall notice for his truck.  Something to do with the emissions system.  Said to take it to the Ford service department and should take less than 1/2 day to get it done.  We are told the local Ford dealer is a great friend of the park.  Even comes here to BBQ once a year. Tomorrow Len will call for an appointment.

I tell Len this town has everything.  A nice, clean new Walmart, A Ford dealer and Dairy Queen.   What more could anyone want.

Thinking we like Hondo Hospitality.


  1. That sounds wonderful what a nice place. I am thinking of looking into Escapees I am flipping around in mind again about what to do about staying here or possibly selling and full timing. Always doing this flip flopping thing.

  2. Looks like a friendly place. We are thinking about visiting there the next time we are in Texas. This sounds like a place we may settle when we get off the road.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful friendly place. Enjoy.

  4. I guess that's one good thing about Escapee parks, the hospitality. You guys were welcomed nicely!