Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This will be the first post of our blog. Gayle and I retired from our jobs on 9/26/08, sold the contents of our home and moved into a 30' Lazy Daze motorhome to live fulltime and travel.
We left Pensacola, FL around the first of October, 2008 and have traveled to the northeast to visit friends and family. Returned to Pensacola at the end of October since the sale of our house fell through. Set the house up with a realtor and now are heading west.
We are currently in McKinney Falls State Park just south of Austin, TX. Weather and temperature are very pleasant. We have been here a couple of days and tomorrow will be heading to a private park in San Antonio to spend three days during thanksgiving.
Got to see a little of Austin in between hiking in the park and it is an interesting and fun town. Not a lot of high rise buildings and the home of the University of Texas. The older I get the more young college students make for an interesting contrast to my own life.
We visited Lance Armstrong's bike shop, Mellow Johnny's. Had some interesting bikes and stuff but it is expensive.
We also visited the LBJ Presidential Library which was interesting as well. We really did not spend much time there.
Found a terrific vegetarian place for lunch, Veggie Heaven. So far we have really enjoyed Texas. It has been much more than we expected. The roads have been really good, the parks nice and the scenery interesting.
Austin seems like a very nice place. The only drawback was the traffic on I-35. Even on Sunday it was busy.
Enough for now. Off to San Antonio.