Halloween Texas Style

Happy Halloween to all . . .

Happy Halloween to all . . .

It’s been a busy four weeks for us to say the least. We drove to Phoenix leaving the Wowee in Texas all tucked in and secure. We are still young enough to cover the thousand plus mile trip in only two days. The speed limit in Texas is 80mph so you can cover a lot of distance in 6 or 7 hours. We had several doctor and dentist type appointments, visited with old friends, and the biggie, getting a rental property turned over to a realtor and on the market to sell. We actually had an inspection done and placed work orders for repairs prior to listing the property in the multiples. A broker’s open house is schedule for November 7th and an open house the following week. Our realtors are staging the house and will have a visual tour done by a production company prior to the open house. I’ll post a link once I have it.

Yesterday we attended a Halloween dinner party with new friends, Dave and Kim, here at the Buckhorn Lake Resort. Many of the resort guests dressed up in Halloween costumes to celebrate the occasion. Actually, a Safari Motor Home group had a coach rally here and planned for the event a year in advance. Participants came from all over the United States. The Safari is best known for it 28 and 30 foot Trek model motor home with a bed that drops down from the ceiling creating the smallest class-A motor home in the industry. Owners are called “Trekees”, and like other motor home groups, hold regional rallies all over the U.S. and Canada.

I’m not sure what we were expecting but the dinner was flat-out delicious! We knew it was going to be BBQ but had no idea it was a sit-down dinner with waiters and all. The ribs were, and I say this honestly, the best (we) have ever eaten: smoked for 5 hours with a secret family sauce that’s been passed down dating back to the early 1900s. Even the finger cookies were homemade with painted finger nails (almonds) served with bloody ice cream (strawberry sauce). It all seemed more like a family gathering rather than dining out.

After dinner it was karaoke time for all the special needs people in attendance. I’ve never been a karaoke fan unless you’re Japanese and doing Elvis or Sinatra. A great time was had by all and everyone is now talking about Thanksgiving; then in December, Pam Tillis, a country songwriter and singer, and daughter of Mel Tillis, will host a Christmas dinner and show.

We awoke to 42 degrees this morning and had to fire up the diesel fired furnace to take the chill out of the air. This camping is rough business but we’ll tough it out and manage somehow… Happy Halloween from Texas.


1 thought on “Halloween Texas Style

  1. ardy

    Hi Dad and Patricia,
    Glad you two made it back safe and without any major issues. Happy to see the blog back up so I can see all the fun things your doing!. I am sure the rental will sell fast. Those ribs look yummy. I loved your new friends (Dave and Lisa) costume. Still loving the farm here only regret is that we could not have done it 10 years earlier. Jenny and the kids drove out for a weekend and the kids got to spend some time with Kylie. Miss and Love you both Ardy


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