Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pretty Low Key

We have been at the Escapees campground since January 5, and will be here until the end of the month at least.  And even though we're sleeping in the teardrop, and preparing our meals at the galley, it feels like we are planted in a sticks and bricks home.  It is almost a feeling of being too settled!

However, it is important that we are here as we are completing tasks that need to be done, like doctor and dentist appointments, cleaning Katie inside and out, etc.  Plus a meal or two at our favorite cafe, the Whistle Stop.  We have gone through the cargo area in the 4Runner again and much to our surprise and delight, we found more stuff to get rid of; we actually donated it to Escapees Care Center Thrift Shop.

We finally did some birding at Lake Livingston State Park yesterday and had some nice birds...flock of chipping sparrows, a brown creeper, brilliant colored Eastern bluebirds, and Carolina wren, to name a few.  We may end up camping there this visit, or in March when we return to get the car and trailer inspected.  It is a really nice wooded park, right on the lake.

We also spent the day, after our park visit, driving a big loop through beautiful rural areas (ranches, llamas, farms) and ended up in Huntsville where we poked around a bit.  The weather was really pleasant and we ran into minimal traffic.

Now we're in the Livingston library and I just got my library card!  Been wanting to read the biography of Steve Jobs, so I am taking it out!

While at the campground, I am making a flute case for my Native American flutes.  We bought a PVC tube, cut it in half, and purchased attachments for the bottom and top of the tube.  I covered the tube with this awesome fabric I found on Etsy.

I used the adhesive Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the tube.  I brushed it over the side of the fabric which shows, and it also puts a finish on the fabric adding a little gloss.  Next I will work out the shoulder strap, using nylon webbing.  It's been fun to do.

Time to roam the library!