Good morning. Well, the time has finally come to start our trek north. Winter is over for us. I just hope it is where we are going also. On our way north we will be going through states and areas we have not been before. We have not made any reservations and we have only a basic idea on which way we will be traveling to get to our first planned visit. We will try to avoid high winds, bad weather and mountains.
We are headed first to Peoria, Illinois where we will spend a good week and a half visiting with our son Scott, his wife Melissa and our adopted daughter Tina. It’s been too long since we spent any length of time there and we are really looking forward to visiting with them.
But, today we just know we are going north. Our goal is Wharton, Texas. They have a Bucee’s and a Walmart. We were told by our friends Gary and Gale that we must stop at a Bucee’s. We love new experiences and we are looking forward to seeing what this pit-stop will be like. Depending on the time of day we get there will determine if we stop for the night or just keep going. We will see.
Day 117. Yesterday was spent doing laundry, packing things away, cleaning, checking the motorhome to make sure we are ready to leave and spending our last bit of time with our friends.
Steve’s mom Edie and his step-dad Delbert invited us over for pizza dinner. We have been hankering for pizza. We haven’t had any since we left Michigan in November and I don’t even remember when the last time was we had it there. Edie is a pizza lover too and was telling us how good the place was right by here. We were looking forward to trying it.
It was a nice evening to sit on their back deck and listen to their wind chimes. While we were sitting there talking and waiting for Steve and Delbert to get back with the pizza three Muscovy ducks waddled by. They are all black birds with a large white patch on their wings and red around their eyes. They are native to Mexico, Central and South America. I was disappointed I wasn’t able to get a good enough picture of them to post for you. It was the first time I had seen this type of duck.
When the pizza arrived we went inside to enjoy it. And enjoy it we did! It was just as good, if not better than they said it was. We ordered the supreme with everything on it and everything it had. I enjoyed every bite. The restaurant is Stefano’s Brooklyn Pizza in Harlingen, Texas. I have no idea what Brooklyn style pizza is, but it was excellent. The group also said they enjoy eating in the restaurant and that the other menu items are just as good. I guess we will just have to come back next year so we can try that too.
Our time here has come to an end. We can’t thank Steve, Judy, Edie and Delbert enough for their hospitality and friendship. We also want to thank Steve’s friends Kay and Ruth Ann for the use of their golf cart. Clyde and Patty Pepper sure enjoyed buzzing around in it. Patty Pepper especially had a good time riding in style. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we are so glad we got to spend this time together.
Loving our lifestyle. Have a good day.
Until next time,