Kenneth has set up this new method of communication for me as I travel about. It should prove to be a lot of fun. Hope you will feel free to join in and make comments or posts of your own. Let me know if you are interested in posting your own fun trips or other information and I will sign you on.


Written on January 1st, 2012 , Misc

We thoroughly enjoyed the Hotel Raco Del Pi. It was reasonably priced, had an elevator, and a great breakfast buffet every morning. The staff people were very nice, friendly and helpful. The hotel served fresh fruits, juices, scrambled and fried eggs, along with a variety of pastries and breads which were included in the cost of the room. (We found this especially convenient and saved us a lot of expense.) There were also cereals, meats and cheeses. Needless to say, Robyn and I tanked up every morning before heading out. The little restaurants and places to eat around that area did not serve anything special to write home about and were also pricey.  We found the cuisine in Barcelona to be rather bland to our tastes.

The next morning after our arrival, we woke up to rain which lasted through breakfast. However, the sun came out shortly thereafter and we spent the morning roaming around the shops on La Rambla and near the hotel.

Tuesday morning, we headed down La Rambla to Catalunya Plaza for the Guided Highlights Tour that we booked with the Barcelona Guide Bureau. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. She pointed out sites of interest with background information. Our itinerary included Passeig de Gracia, Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, the Port, Columbus Monument, Mirador de Miramar, Olympic Ring stadiums, and Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village). The only problem that I encountered was the myriad of steps at Park Guell since I have been experiencing difficulty, as most of us elderly do, with balance and a bum knee.

That evening, as we were entering the elevator to go out for dinner, we met a couple also getting on who recognized our Texas accent. Angela is a native of Dublin, Ireland and lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Burke for six months of the year and the other six months in Dublin. They also were scheduled to cruise on the Magic to Galveston. We had dinner together and became good friends.

The next day, we toured Montserrat, a monk monastery half-way up a very steep and high mountain. It was hard to imagine monks traveling on donkeys up this mountain to build this beautiful church. The views were breath taking.

Thursday, we decided to get tickets for the Barcelona Tourista bus which you can hop on and hop off. We rode to the Aquarium and it was raining hard and quite windy. The umbrella that Robyn had purchased Monday from a street vendor blew inside out and broke. So much for cheap (but pricey) umbrellas! The aquarium was quite nice, but I have seen some comparable ones in Texas and Tennessee. We rode the upper deck of the bus on our way back since the rain had abated — great way to see everything.

Friday morning, we shared our taxi with Angela and Burke to the ship terminal (yes, the taxi picked us up at the hotel front door this time) to board the Carnival Magic for the next chapter of this great and wonderful adventure.


Written on November 29th, 2011 , Misc

This past weekend, we attended the October Texas Travelers Rally at a private ranch just outside Ingram. Coach ran great, the latest tweeks helped on some of the steep hills between New Braunsfels and there. Once there, the turnout was quite good. There were somewhere around 17 rigs set up. The deer and turkeys were out in force in the field in front of the parking area and clubhouse. Saturday night brought lightning and heavy rains to finally break the months of no appreciable rain to Central Texas.

- Ken H.

Written on October 11th, 2011 , Misc, Safari, Texas Travelers' Rallys, Trips

My daughter Robyn and I drove the Safari to Oklahoma City for the August 2010 rally. We switched off and on with the driving. Beautiful RV park. Doc and Shirley were great hosts for this rally with several wonderful excursions planned. We thoroughly enjoyed the Western Cowboy Museum and the river ride.


Written on September 27th, 2010 , Misc

The Texas TDR Regional Rally 2001
Members of Lone Star TDR Club, Houston, are having a TDR Regional Rally in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
SEPTEMBER 29 & 30, 2001
(Saturday & Sunday)

Keep up with the details on the TDR website
Click on “Local and Regional Events“, then “Texas Rally 2001”

WHERE: Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, 4071 Goat Creek Road, Kerrville, TX.  A full service RV Park with concrete pads and full hookups.  For details check

DIRECTIONS:  Interstate 10, Exit 501

RESERVATIONS: Call Buckhorn Lake Resort at (800)568-6458.  (Be sure to tell them you are with the Lone Star TDR Group so you will be grouped together and get the group rates.)

ACCOMMODATIONS: An 8,000 sq.ft. pavilion is available for Saturday and Sunday. It’s air-conditioned and has a full commercial kitchen for our use.  It also has the ability to allow a truck to be driven inside for visual demonstrations.  Hotel & Motels are available in the area for those who don’t have RVs.

EVENTS:  Still in the planning stages–it will be fun!

Please notify Jim Humphrey after you make your reservations


Written on July 27th, 2001 , Jim's Stuff, Misc


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