I have been following her blog for a while. When Colleen of Traveling with the Long Dogs told me Karen was going to be in our RV park, both of us were delighted and wanted to meet her. Wouldn't you know, Karen and Steve are in the site next to us. When they were parked and situated, they came over and we talked for a while. Colleen arrived from Schertz, Texas, a half-hour later.
|Karen and Steve|
|Karen & Steve at Taqueria Guadalajara.|
|Colleen, Susan, Karen & Steve|
|Ball moss in the mesquite tree.|
|Our ranger talks about ball moss.|
|I had to use a strong zoom on this so the bird is hard to see.|
|Steve and Karen in front of the mission church door.|
|Inside the church sanctuary.|
|Detail of the cement work over the church door.|
|The altar area.|
|Pretty flower on the mission grounds. Identification anyone?|
|Spanish Dagger blooming (Yucca agavaceae)|
|Steve checking out the Mission San Jose Bastion.|
We decided to finish at Mission San Jose by watching the movie, briefly scanning the museum and looking in the gift shop. From the mission we headed back to the RV park, passing by the old drive-in theater which is being refurbished. Here is what the newly painted facade looks like. At night, the painting is outlined in white neon which looks very retro and beautiful.
Once back at the RV park, we sat in Steve and Karen's MH shooting the breeze. Then it was time for Colleen and I to say our good-byes for the night. Karen told us to wait a minute because she had something for us. She then handed us each a pair of socks she made! What a sweetheart. The socks are nice and thick and will be toasty on cold nights. Thank you, Karen! We are happy ladies.
|Colleen, Karen, Susan, Duke|
We want to welcome new subscribers JWB (no name or website given), and Karen and Steve of RVing: The USA is Our Big Backyard. Karen and Steve set out full-time RVing and after five months bought another sticks-and-bricks house which they have been making their own. Now they have the best of both worlds, a stationary place to call home and a home on wheels.
Time to call it a night. It's "a night!"
'Til tomorrow, sleep tight.