Our last few days in Southern TX have arrived. We have very much cherished all of the time spent with Grandma Marcia and Bill but it’s time to move on. Before we leave though, we decided to spend our last two nights in an RV park that Grandma Marcia and Grandpa Dean used to manage in La Feria. The RV park is mostly 55+, but they welcomed us with open arms (apparently 10% of the population in the park can be under 55).
Word got around that Dean and Marcia’s grand-daughter was in the park, and we soon had people coming up to us from all over the place telling us how much they appreciated Dean and Marcia and the work they did around the park 15 years ago. It was nice to hear stories about how Grandpa planted most of the palm trees in the park. His rock garden in the shape of TX was still there, even though it was hidden with overgrown cacti. The pictures I took won’t mean much to some, but to Laura’s family who spent any time in that park and knows all of the work that Grandpa did to keep that place in shape, these photos will mean the world.
It was wonderful to spend time in TX and see the places where Grandpa put a lot of his love, spend time with Grandma cooking in her kitchen, and picking fresh grapefruit, oranges, and lemons from trees in the park.
We are headed to Galveston, TX for a night on our way through to New Orleans.
More adventures tomorrow…