Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom Hatch and Aunt Martha.

Mom Hatch and her twin sister Martha are celebrating their 84th birthday today.  Happy Birthday Mom and Aunt Martha.  We love you.


Mom Hatch

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Aunt Martha.

This afternoon we drove over to Mac and Netters for a gathering of friends.  It has been a while since all of us have gotten together.  This was also our first time to meet Rod and Deb.  We follow them on Facebook and it was great to finally meet them in person.


John, Mac, Chuck, Roger and Rod.


Arlene, Deb, Lynette, Me, Kathy and Barb.


Chuck making his funny face.






Mac and John.


Deb, Chuck and Roger.


Jynx the cat trying to see what we were all doing outside. LOL


John and Mac. 


Roger and Barb.


Deb and Kathy.


Mac, Chuck and John.


Mac and Netters.


Deb and Rod. 

Good food and great friends.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On to Trinity, TX & dinner with Chuck and Kathy.

Woke up to very windy and chilly temperatures. Uck!   We were on the road before 11:00 a.m.  The trip was uneventful except for a short stop for road work.

Trinity travel traffic

Trinity travel fred

John and Fred watching the road workers.

We finally made it to Westwood Shores in Trinity around 2:00 and got set up.  There are several campground areas in this park.  We are in an area all by ourselves.

Trinity site again

Our site.

Trinity view again

The view from the front of our site.

After getting settled in we drove over to visit with our friends Chuck and Kathy whom we haven’t seen in over a year.  We had a nice dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.  It was so good to see them and catch up.

Chuck and Kathy

Chuck and Kathy.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Crawfish, Texas kinfolk and …..out of gas!

Today we were on our way to the crawfish boil at Uncle Floyd and Aunt Becky’s and we ran out of gas.  Mike, it finally happened. LOL  Luckily we weren’t far from Uncle Floyd’s.  John called cousin Daniel and a few minutes later he drove up with Uncle Floyd and cousin Kevin and, of course, some gas.  Usually I am watching the gas gauge and nagging John about it but today I was playing on my IPad, got sleepy and and dozed off.  I woke up just as we passed the road to Uncle Floyd’s place then John told me I don’t think we will make it to the gas station.  Bummer!  Lucky for us kinfolk lived nearby.

By the time we arrived at Uncle Floyd’s lots of kinfolk were already there.   


Kevin and Uncle Floyd.


Mary and Sherlyon.


Daniel and Tarah.


Mary, John and I.




Mary and Aunt Lee.


Mary, Aunt Lee and Aunt Betty.


Aunt Lee and me.


John, Uncle Jess and Aunt Lee.


Rhonda and John Scott.


Mary and John.


Kevin, Kelley and Lindsey.






Justin, Rhonda and Aunt Becky.


John and Sherlyon.


Kelly, Rhonda and John Scott.





Tarah, Josh and Sherlyon.

We had a wonderful time.  The weather was just perfect.  Great food and lots and lots of laughter.   It is always fun to laugh until you hurt. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad Hatch.

Today would have been Dad Hatch’s 84th birthday.   Happy Birthday Dad Hatch.  We love and miss you.

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Dad Hatch

Tonight John and I went to cousin Daniel’s house to meet their friends and visit with my other cousin John whom I have not seen in years. 


Cousin John and I.

We had a great time talking about our childhood days and catching up on everything in between.  I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.  Enjoyed it so much.


Daniel and John having a serious wine discussion. LOL

Laugh everyday.   Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Just chilling out.

We had warm temperatures today and a little rain.  Most of our day was spent catching up on laundry and other household chores…….the necessary evils. LOL    Later in the afternoon we drove over to HEB to pick up a few groceries.  I just love that store.  Sure wish they were in every state we travel in. 

I finally got around to taking a picture of our site.

Our site.

The view from the back of our site.

The truck and rig filled up the site so the park owner let us park the car on another site right across from ours.  It is a nice quite and clean park.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dinner with Daniel and Sherlyon.

Tonight John and I had dinner with my cousin Daniel and his wife Sherlyon in Beaumont.   I was born in Beaumont and lived there until I was 10 years old so I have lots of fond memories of my time living there.  We always have a great time when we get together.  Lots of laughs.

Photo: The Marvinator.

This is their dog Marvin…..affectionately known as “The Marvinator”. LOL

Photo: Had a great time tonight with Daniel and Sherlyon.

Daniel and Sherlyon.

Thank you Daniel and Sherlyon for the delicious dinner and a fun time.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Visiting with Vidor relatives.

Up this morning and off to Vidor, TX.  As we travelled through Louisiana we  noticed lots of police on the road.  We saw an overturned truck which had some traffic held up on the opposite side of the interstate.

Overturned truck

After getting settled in at Texas Star RV park we were off to Wal-mart for some supplies. 

Later in the afternoon John and I drove over to see Aunt Betty.   We visited for a while then went to cousin Mary’s who was expecting us for dinner.  She had a large pot of chili on the stove with hot dogs, all the fixings and a yummy peach cobbler.  Thanks Mary for a delicious dinner.

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Aunt Betty

Group picture

John, Aunt Betty and me.

Mary and Jimmy

Mary and Jimmy.

Valerie and Jimmy

Jimmy, Cousin Valerie and Tonka, Mary’s dog.

We had a great time talking about old times and laughing about travel stories.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.