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Gladewater to Waco to Kerrville, and a reunion with old friends

Easter Sunday 4/8/2012

Buckhorn Lake Resort

Kerrville, TX

We left Gladewater, TX, on Monday morning, the 2nd of April, and travelled about three and half hours to Waco, TX.  We arrived in the early afternoon at Riverview Campground east of Waco.
When I did my research, I wasn’t real sure about this campground because my first impression was that they were way out in the country and quite a bit off our route, I wasn’t sure about a clear view for satellite, and I questioned how good the cable TV would be.  I studied Google maps extensively and decided they weren’t too far off our route after all and, after a phone call to the campground, I was reassured that both satellite reception and cable were adequate.  I’m so glad we decided to stop here.  This campground is very quiet, a very nice woman was working the office, good satellite reception, excellent cable, and not nearly as far out there from the highway as I thought.  I actually wanted to stay longer than just one night but we needed to get going the next day to Kerrville, TX.

After we got all set up, we jumped in the car and went to check out a COE campground where we had considered staying.  It’s called Midway Park and is located on the southeast tip of Lake Waco.  It’s a small campground with very limited views of the lake.  There are about a half a dozen full hookup sites, but they’re located right next to Texas Loop 340, a very busy, noisy highway.  The rest of the sites are water and electric sites.  Both of us were glad we chose Riverview instead of this COE.  On our way back to the campground, we found the Flying J and fueled up the car and checked to make sure we could easily get the rig in there tomorrow to fuel up the truck.  Then it was back to Riverview for the night.  Here are a couple of photos of our site at Riverview Campground.
Again, we really liked it here and will probably return someday for a longer stay.

Tuesday, the 3rd of April, we left Riverview and, after fueling up the truck at Flying J, headed south/southwest for about five hours to Buckhorn Lake Resort near Kerrville, TX.  We’re here for an RV-Dreams Rally at the end of April.  We decided to come down early and stay for a month.  The monthly rate is substantially less, and there’s quite a bit to see and do in the area.  I’ll have photos and more about Buckhorn in upcoming posts.

Saturday, the 7th of April, we drove over to Blanco, TX, to have lunch with a childhood friend of Terri’s.
Terri and Mary met each other in grade school many, many years ago.
Mary and her husband, Ron, relocated to Texas about eighteen years ago, and we haven’t seen them for over twenty years.  We ate at a place called Uptown Blanco Restaurant.
The food was excellent, and the company was even better.  There was a lot of reminiscing and catching up to do.  After lunch, we walked around the downtown square and went into a few shops.  Then we stopped in at the Blanco Bowling Club CafĂ©.
Ron and I each had a Shiner Bock Beer,
shiner bock
and Terri and Mary had colas.  It was my first Shiner Bock but it won’t be the last.  We spent most of the afternoon talking and enjoying each other’s company.  Later, we said our “goodbyes” and headed home.  Thanks Ron and Mary for lunch and a most enjoyable afternoon.

Sunday we got up and went to a local church in Kerrville for the Easter worship service.  Later in the day I grilled up a couple of rib eye steaks for dinner.
I also cooked up some potatoes and onions, and Terri heated up some corn.  Dinner was delicious.

We hope that everyone had a great Easter Sunday!!!


  1. Well, I see you'll be at the RV Dreams rally in Kerrville. We're planning to go, too, so we'll try to look you up. Enjoy your blog very much.

  2. Have a nice stay in Kerrville! We are jealous that you get to go to the rally :) Wish we could be there...maybe next year's spring rally!

  3. Wish we could be at the Rally too but things don't always go as planned. Enjoy it for us.

  4. It is nice to reconnect with old friends.
    Have fun at the rally. Wish we were close enough to make it. After the rally head down to Shiner Texas and take a tour of the brewery. Have fun!

  5. Everybody seems to like Shiner Bock around here! There was even a caravan from our Rockport park to Shiner to tour the brewery :)

  6. Wish we could make the rally too this year. We drove past Buckhorn on our way out to SC, looks like a super place. Enjoy yourselves there, we're looking forward to seeing all the fun you're going to be having without us (snif).

  7. Thanks for the headsup on the campground and the COE. Interesting word choice "cola" - not soda, not pop but Cola. And where did you grow up? LOL

    So glad you are at the rally. I'm sad I can't be there. But misery loves company so I'm glad to see there seem to be others like me who are missing it too. :-(

  8. Ahhhh Shiner, one of my favorites. Glad your enjoying TX and your right there's a lot to do in the Hill Country. Have a good time at the rally!!!