Visting Livingston Texas

While camping at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails in Texas.

Kevin and I visited Livingston, Texas its about 1 hour from Lake Conroe Thousand Trails. We saw the Escapee RV Club Headquarters. The staff let us see our mail box and gave us a tour of the mail processing area.


We also filled out paperwork for a library card at the Livingston Library. We can check out ebooks from the library while we travel.

Exercise: I’m still loving my Fitbit. My goal is 10,000 steps most days.

Happy RVing!


Colorado River Thousand Trails in Texas

While camping at Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus, Texas


Campground: The campground is well maintained. The sites are spacious. The campers are friendly. The verizon & satellite reception is good in D section. We attended a potluck and concert at the activity center. The band played classic rock/folk music/Irish music. The band members passed out a booklet with the lyrics of the songs so we got to sing along with the band. I had a great time.

Wildflowers: I spotted several types of wildflowers here. I’ve been having a good time identifying all of them. I started taking pictures of them for a binder. Texas Blue bonnets, Cedar Sage, Wine Cup, White Prickly Poppy, Texas Indian Paintbrush, Texas Lantana, Pink Evening Primrose, Wind Flower, Bull Nettle, Coreopsis

Hiking: Kevin and I drove over to the Attwater Prairie Chicken Wildlife Refuge. We didn’t see any Prairie Chickens but we spotted several others birds and wildflowers here. Also, we hiked around the Monument Hill & Brewery State Historic Site.

Exercise: We walked 2-3 miles a day here. Also, we did a historic volksmarch 5k around Columbus, Texas. We saw several historic houses, the river, the courthouse, water tower and some local shops in town on the volksmarch.

Birding: Killdeer, Crested Caracara, Savannah Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Vesper Sparrow, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Vulture, Eastern Phoebe

Happy RVing!

Wildflower List

Bird Life List

Favorite Cafes


Traveling to Lake Conroe Thousand Trails

Domicile dilemma, walking & budgets

670px-Save-Money-on-Food-Step-3Fulltime Preparation: I’m trying to stay in budget during the holidays.  I’m working on not buying anything I don’t need but separating needs & wants is a challenge.

Update: A need is something you have to have like food.
A want is something you would like to have. It isn’t absolutely necessary but it would be a good thing to have.

Domicile State:  the challenges of picking a state for us
Texas:  Inspections every time I enter Texas more than 72 hrs   Update: 90 days after entering the state-  I wonder if this will change ???
South Dakota: It’s cold in the winter. Wheel Tax in some county’s ….its still cheaper than California
Florida: Jury duty Update: sounds like its a must be there thing in Florida  Plus, I would like to domicile in the western part of the USA.

The positive– I’m from California. I’m going to save money whatever state I pick. 🙂

Exercise: While preparing for the holidays, our walking has slowed down. I hope that after Christmas we can get back to walking. I’m starting to feel fatter. 😦

Vehicle Update: We have one vehicle our jeep wrangler. Kevin is still working at this time. This leaves me at home during the day. I need to be productive so I find things to do around the house or online. It saves us in vehicle insurance & gas.

Next Trip After Christmas: Las Vegas, Nevada

Happy Holidays!