Summer Vacation - R & R 2014

As many of you who follow Janie's Porch or my personal Facebook know, Eddie Dale and I recently went on a week long vacation.  Call it some "down time" for unwinding after Sam & Savanna's wedding at the end of May.  (Trust me....more to come on the SAMVANNA wedding in a later post!)

For us, the typical Summer vacation means hooking up our 24-ft. fifth wheel to the ol' F250.  This year was no different.  We pulled out on a Friday morning and headed south to spend the first few days with extended family and friends at an annual gathering on the Guadalupe River.  


Loading, parking and set up have definitely gotten easier and quicker since we first acquired the RV.  The old saying "Practice makes perfect" certainly is true in this case!  The more we do it, the better we get - working together is definitely the key....that, and loads of patience.....

Here is a little glimpse at the interior of the trailer about 5 days into our week away.  (Read here, "Pardon our clutter and mess....there is only so much room, you know.") 


It is snug....and oh-so-dated....but, it is a nice little home away from home.  Most everything has a place, but it doesn't always end up in its spot.  However, we do clear the table and set it up for dinner when we're going to do some fine dining.  Like for this evening, after we packed up and moved over to Blanco State Park for the last half of our trip.  Eddie Dale set up the portable little grill and we picked up a couple of steaks at the local market....perfect for grilling....


See what a nice little set up this is???


And that was a delicious dinner, by the way!

Now, about Blanco State Park.....we have wanted to spend a few days there for the last couple of years.  However, the timing has never been quite right.  There was simply never a spot available when we were going to be in the area.  It is one of the smallest state parks in Texas, nestled along the bank of the Blanco River, right in this small Hill Country town, about 45 miles north of San Antonio.  



This year, we planned far enough in advance and got a spot for three nights.  Just the two of us....the Blanco River....and these toobs!  (Remind me to tell you a funny story about how these got inflated with the hair dryer....)


Simply floating in the river, our toobs tethered together, was pretty much perfect!  Afternoons turned into nap time; evenings were reserved for sitting outside, looking up through the canopy of trees and watching the stars wink back at us.  When the skeeters got too bad, we would head inside to curl up on the sofa and watch some of our favorite movies - you know, the ones you can watch over and over and never get tired of....


The area is absolutely beautiful - with an abundance of awesome sunsets....


and beautiful moonrises....


Do you have any special vacation plans for this Summer?  Maybe even a "staycation" that you can share with us below in the comments?  I would love to hear what you're up to in the way of relaxation and recreation this Summer!

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  1. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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