The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

Jan - Feb 2011 - 4 Weeks in the Hill Country

January found me back at Ladybird Johnson park in Fredericksburg for a long visit.  My cousins trekked down from Calgary, Canada to escape the cold and snow and I wanted to spend as much time as possible with them.  Unfortunately, we had some real unusual cold weather here in Texas during that time as did the southwest US.  Of course, "our" cold couldn't hold a candle to "their" cold any time of the year. lol.  We had a good time anyway.  The RVers in the park got together for potluck dinners and games every other week.  It's a great to way to meet new people and have a fun time.  There were RVers from all over the country and Canada too, some come back every single year to the same spot.

My cousin's RV door had plexiglass over the screen which is very nice in both the summer and the winter as you can often leave the outside door open and let the sunshine in.  Jack volunteered to do the same for me so we picked up the materials and he did a great job on it.  Willy, Gretchen, and Harley love the new door too as they can sit there and look out.  Another benefit is that I don't have to worry about them getting excited and pushing the screen out.  Jack also installed some drainspouts for me.

My cousin's daughter, friend, and 3 year old son flew down for a visit which was really nice as I hadn't seen her since she was very young except for Skype calls over the last few years.  I did the tour guide for the San Antonio riverwalk one day and they got to see Fredericksburg, Kerrville, the Bat railroad tunnel, and Enchanted Rock.  It was a great visit.

During the month I spent in my RV, I learned a lot about RVing in the cold--at least the south central Texas version of cold.  My RV is well insulated.  Be sure to unhook your hose from the RV end.  Be sure to put water in your tank as long as it is inside or in a heated basement area.  That way you still have a water source.  It's also great to have a small electric heater.  It is a great time to use your oven.  Oh, be sure you have plenty of propane.