Along the Natchez Trace

Monday, October 15, 2012

No Photos... Is that dull or what?

What's a blog without a photo or two?  Well....  guess we're all about to find out.

We got here to Glen Rose, Texas last Thursday afternoon.  Here it is, Monday PM  - so what the heck have we been doing?

Well, first off...  our granddaughter asked me if I'd fix chicken enchiladas for her....  that was about a half hour after our arrival.  Of course I'll do that....  what's a Grandma for?  But I didn't have a thing on hand for such a meal.  In fact, Bill & I have pretty much eating vegan since we got off that cruise.

Nah!  No way did we watch what we were eating for THAT week!  Well, maybe a little....  but definitely not vegetarian, let alone vegan.

So early Friday morning we made a run to the nearest H.E.B.  Now...  for those of you who aren't familiar with this Texas grocery store, I'll tell you...  it's the Neiman Marcus of grocery!  The Nordstroms of the southern grocery stores!  But not those outrageous prices those folks charge for clothing etc.  

When I write that it takes us at least an hour to grocery shop I'm not joking.  It must take me about a half hour to browse through the produce department.  Visions of Pico de Gallo, stuffed jalepenos, fresh fruit for breakfast....  oh yeah!....  flow through my head.  Oh the peppers!  Jalepenos; Anaheim; beautiful colors of bell; poblano....  and tomatoes!  plum, roma, vine ripened....  ahhhhhh....   (Why didn't I take pictures of these beauties?)  And the cilantro!  I'm going to swoon!  But I got the ingredients and we all had chicken enchiladas for dinner Friday evening.

Oh, I think I got sidetracked....

I did buy some chicken breasts and some cream cheese along with about a hundred dollars worth of other groceries.  Have I ever mentioned that I love to cook?

Okay....  back to our daughters place.

When I first started this blog...  way back in January or February of this year...  there was some discussion about "mooch-docking".  I was kind of shy back then and certainly did not have enough confidence to join in that talk.  Sure, I considered it...  But y'all know we're at our daughter's place.  Not sure how long we'll be here...  doesn't matter.  We're hooked up to their facilities.  

We are so welcome here, you'd think we were royalty.  Actually, we'd be welcome at any of our 3 other kid's places, (and do run an extension cord from our rig to their place when we visit)...  so actually, no matter where we're at, we are more than made to feel at home.  

But, due to various circumstances, we are changing our residence from Ohio to Texas....  we've already changed our medical doctors and a few other things.  Tomorrow we'll start the process of vehicle inspection, Texas driver's license etc.  

(I will add right here that we'll still vote as Ohio residents this year...  absentee...  our ballots came in today's mail) 

No matter...  after the grocery and getting my hair cut and getting prescriptions filled and finding a place for vehicle inspections...  and going to church on Sunday...  and going to my first doctor appt today...  and Bill checking out what all needs maintenance here...  and visiting with our daughter and granddaughter...  and going to the library (yeah, we have library cards here)...  and....  

Oh yes... we have some kind of electrical problem with the rig...  Bill's working on that.  And he's been on-line ...  forums....  various other info?....  about why our Hughes net quit working.... (I think he got that fixed today)...  

So..  we've been busy.  Yeah...  we'll get caught up....  I'll start taking photos again....  Bill will be busy outdoors...  I read my favorite blogs and try to comment...  often just don't feel I have anything interesting to say...   but...  life is ready to settle down into what is normal for us...

A chaotic, hectic, fantastic adventure....

That's All For Today!


  1. oh, good luck in Texas.... be great to be around your daughter and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area has a bunch of stuff to offer... quite different from Ohio ...

    Ohio doesn't have the heat, does it? You might want to check out the Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater... Hahaaa oh, me.

  2. I do like HEB. Too bad it's only in Texas, and I've sworn to stay out of that state for at least 12 months. My time is up in February. :) I'm one of those that think the term "mooch-docking" is inappropriate. I find it demeaning. It's not like we're leeches (or is that leaches) or something when we visit. The chicken enchiladas is a case in point.

  3. Hope all is well and that it is not medical issues that are keeping you in Texas. It is great to be near your daughter, though. I am heading to Texas to spend some time with my daughter soon.

  4. I have heard about H.E.B. markets but have never been in an area where one is located. Would love to see some pictures (hint, hint!). But of course Grandmas will make anything thier grandchildren request if at all possible.

  5. I'm glad you hold Ohio issues near and dear. We have a neighbor who retired to Texas, but never gave up his Ohio residence. Comes back two or three times a year to vote and visit grandkids.

  6. Psst.. I sometimes wonder myself as I write my blog.."What no pictures"..but I always have a few good stories to I notice you also have that gift..Enjoying your blog with a few good chuckles..but also enjoy "Family time" it's so precious..God Bless Zeee and Critters 3

  7. Your post exactly describes most of my days lately. Busy but nothing worth taking pictures of. Dr. appts, laundry, visiting, more dr. appts. So I often don't comment on blogs either. But then I realize how much I enjoy reading your blog (and others) even when it's normal life. Normal is good. But then you mess it all up by making chicken enchiladas and making me want to make some.

  8. That you are able to do all that and then pass it on as a post is to be commended. The busier I am, I'm afraid the less time I set aside to blather on about it.
    Just yesterday my wife asked if I'd continue blogging when/if we go back to Canada, and I had to confess that it will be a challenge. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day.
    Enjoy your stay with your daughter.

  9. I hate grocery shopping almost as much as I hate cooking. But, I'd got to a good place just to take blog photos! Mooch docking? I didn't know what it was and was at first appalled you would write something like that. But then I gave it another thought and I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out.

  10. All this activity must be invigorating after being on the road for so many days! I would especially enjoy having a full kitchen to cook in. Enjoy!

  11. I totally agree that HEB is the bomb!!! Love that store! I didn't realize how great it is until we started traveling to other states. No one beats their prices and the selection is outstanding. It was great to get back to Texas and find products that I'm use to buying.
    Hope your change of residence to Texas goes smoothly. I was born here, always lived here, and don't really want to permanently live anywhere else.
    Enjoy your time with your family. Have you mentioned where yall are going next?