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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Grand Ole Opry - well sort of

Hondo, TX

One thing about it, Lone Star Corral has something going on most all the time.   We've been to 2 dinners and one luncheon.  We've attended one 4:00 pm social hour.  Sunday nights are ice cream socials.  We've gone to two, will go again tonight.

Our friends Peggy and David whom we've caught up with several times told us about a dinner last Friday night at a church in a neighboring town.  I must confess, it was sure a different menu than what I am used to coming from the north.     For $5.00 you get unlimited bowls of beans, corn bread, ice tea and homemade deserts.   Sure, we're game.   We rode over with them.  When we got there the place was packed with other folks from this RV park.

I had one bowl and a partial of beans.  Len had THREE bowls.  Oh my, this could have been deadly during the night.   Not for him, for me if you get my drift.  

Last night the park put on their own rendition of the Grand Old Opry.   For $1.00 each we were treated the almost 2 hours of entertainment.

It was presented as early 60's program.   The Master of Ceremonies was "Webb Pierce".  Also there were June Carter, Brenda Lee, Pasty Cline, and Hondo's own stompers.

The MC as Webb Pierce

There were Dolly and Kenny  (sorry didn't get a good shot of Dolly but she was well filled)

This was Eddie Arnold

And of course Minnie showed up for a few laughs

Without a doubt, the very best singers were "Webb Pierce" and "Connie Smith"

I managed to get a shot of Peggy and David although Dave was looking the other way.

We've met two lovely couples while here.

This is Phyllis and John.  

They have worked as gate guards.   They will be leaving Texas in a few weeks headed to Interior, South Dakota where a work camping position awaits them.   Take note Bloggers.  You never know who reads your blog and when you might meet someone who does.  They have been following this blog for some time especially our time in Alaska when I was posting more frequently.  When there were no posts for a while they were concerned (Bless their hearts as they say here in the South). Then I posted about the stroke and they tell me they really felt bad.   The other day I was talking about my daughters house in PA.  Phyllis told me she really likes that house and also the one we lived in.  Hey, people do really read this blog.  Note to self:   watch the language and try not to throw insults.

Now this is Carol and Jerry

We've had lots of conversations about NOMADS.  Jerry and Carol have done mission projects in Kenya.  That must have some commitment.  They will be joining NOMADS.  We sure hope to work with them in the near future.   In addition, they plan on attending the annual meeting this year in Kalamazoo, Michigan late September.  They too, will be leaving this area in a week or so.  

This is a huge benefit of RVing.   Catching up with old friends (Peggy and David) and making new ones (Phyllis, John, Carol and Jerry).   Lucky us for sure.


  1. Ha! Beans, beans, the musical fruit... ;)

  2. Well aren't you two the social butterflies. You sure are in a great park for socializing.

  3. How great to meet followers of your blog and of course make new friends.

  4. Isn't it cool to find people who actually read the blog? Love it. Tell Len to stop keeping you up at night :)