Sunday, October 27, 2013

Camper Country!

Our little RV is a happy country camper today!

We pulled out Saturday morning heading for the ranch!
We MEANT to get up at 6:00 and be gone by 7:00.....
We left about 8:30!

It was a beautiful drive down and MUCH less stressful than the time Louis Dean pulled the camper to Katy and I followed behind him in the car. I like it better when we travel together!

We arrived BEFORE the rain and was able to set it all up!
It was a bit of an adventure getting it all hooked up and running but we all did it! Before DARK!

My step son is a legend in the world of Karate.....and rightly so!
One reason we came down at this time was to be set up and ready for when he hosts a Karate Camp early in November.

We brought our Lucy complete with her city slicker fall collar!
She LOVES it here and was roaming free and exploring along with Dean's two dogs.
(I rescued her collar and washed it for her return to the city life on Monday!)

This is the view across the field as we open our camper door.

There's a little bit of everything on the ranch down here.
Horses - one of which was a 'rescue' horse who was about to starve and Dean and Sherry took him and fed him back to health!

Cattle across from the gate to their place.

Mimi and Dee Dee! They are SO entertaining!!

This turkey's name is 'Friend.' Sherry calls him her 'friend' so that is his name!

All manner of critters around here!

Dean has a couple of 'tanks.' I called them ponds and a small lake but Dean says they are stocked tanks!

Louis Dean enjoyed a bit of fishing this afternoon while I sat and watched a bit between reading my book.
It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
He even CAUGHT a fish!!! It started out about 7 inches but it MIGHT have been a FOOT by the last time Louis Dean repeated the story to us tonight!

One of the best things about being in the country is the silence. No traffic noises. Few airplanes overhead.
Just the sounds of nature and the farm animals.

We closed out this day with a delicious dinner of ribs that were so tender the meat fell off the bone.
Dean grilled the meat and brought it up to the camper where I had baked beans and HUGE baked potatoes.
Last night we slept to the REAL sounds of rain - no sound machine needed here!
It has been cloudy and light rain today. It was a GOOD thing we got here before it got muddy or we would have had to park the camper on the road up by the gate.
I'm pretty sure we will be able to get the truck out tomorrow.
If not - this is a wonderful place to be stuck in for awhile!
We plan to come back and spend a week or so at a time til the end of the year.
Hopefully we can get the leak in the master bedroom fixed. For this weekend we made the girl bunk and sofa work for us. Camping is SUPPOSED to be an adventure, right??

EVERYTHING seems to be better in the country!
The air is fresher, the food tastes better, and you sleep like babies!


Vee said...

Yee haw! You're living the life now! Sleeping like babies sounds like a little bit of heaven in earth.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I envy you. Being so close to nature is so relaxing and makes that stress just melt away. I loved seeing all the critters. We love to fish, too, and hubby has a lot of fish tales! ;-)


Wanda said...

Linda, will you and LD adopt me and my husband and dog. I want to go to the ranch. What a great trip. Love all the pictures, but that one of LD fishing is from a calendar.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Yee right! It looks like the perfect weekend escape...and how fun if you can do it again from time to time. What a beautiful turkey! Great pic's...all of them.

Deb said...

love the the "neighbors"....hug one of the goats for

Rob Hunt said...

Cheers to wide open spaces and country living you will be refreshed and good to go!

SCATT Recreation said...

Nice opinion on Adventurer Truck Campers.Thanks for sharing.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love your adventure! I would love being around all those animals. I loved Granny and Grandpa's farm. I was there so much and had all the farm animals around me :)

Angie said...

I am in need of a camping trip so bad. I just told the Hubby we MUST work one in before winter arrives. There is nothing any more peaceful than camping. Your ribs looked delicious. If I ever come to Texas that is what I want for dinner :)

Susie said...

Linda, You and Ld just go with the flow. That is a peaceful place to just fish or read. Do you always have to look out for snakes?? Just wondering. Enjoy your trip. xoxo,Susie

Changes in the wind said...

Being out in the country is refreshing...I miss it.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful farm to be camping on! It's so pretty. I would love to camp there myself. I would call those tanks "ponds" too. That is what they are supposed to be right? I know the dogs loved running loose on all that land! It has been raining lightly here too.

SCATT Recreation said...

It’s arduous to seek out knowledgeable people on adventurer truck campers, but you sound like you already know what you’re talking about! Thanks

Carla said...

Enjoyed all the critter pictures. Glad you got away to the country