|Right after we decided to buy Ursula|
|Her lovely front side.|
It took two endless hours to get the tour, plus the hour and a half of filling out forms, but at last Suna and Lee got to drive their new friend/land yacht/mobile house.
That windshield is huge. You can see so much from the seats in an RV!
|Great view, if only there were something to see in Luling, Texas.|
|The Captain pilots his ship.|
Where Did She Go? And Why?
Lee had more than one reason to want an RV. His dad has some health issues that will require spending a good deal of time in the middle of nowhere (AKA the environs of Yorktown, Texas), home of The Family Farm.
|No,this doesn't give you a clue where Yorktown is. But it proves it's real.|
His dad keeps his trailer burningly hot in the summer, plus there is often Nephew Chris staying there (he has a bus conversion RV, too). Everyone is an introvert, so the more privacy the better!
|Majestically posing where the cattle would rather be grazing. Building at right has been razed since we were there!|
|This bed covering had a life of its own. Would not fold or get out of the way.|
The first meal was cooked--Tacos that were enjoyed very much by the menfolk. It was fun to try out the new dishes and cookware. Suna and Lee have tried to use as many of their duplicates from the house and kitchen, but did need to get dishes (Corelle) and an inexpensive set of pots and pans. Lee's old purple towels are fine in the bathroom, though. And they had sheets already.
|You can see Nephew Chris's vehicle hiding under the trees.|
Just for fun, here are a few pictures of Ursula inside. Quite the neutral decor. That's a relief--one of the RVs they looked at was quite intensely blue. Way too blue. And way too sparkly.
|View from the front, with the slide out.|
|From the hallway. Kitchen is at right. I like the floors. They are wood!|
Trip Report: The Family Farm, Yorktown, TX—May 27-29 2011
Highlight: Cooking a meal for the Bruns and Caso boys
Lowlight: Having to get on the road so early so Suna could go sing something.
Meals: Tacos from a taco kit, with all the trimmings, plus refried beans. Other meal was dining out, since we could borrow the pickup truck.
Location Review: It was very loud due to oil workers working 24/7 behind Lee’s dad’s trailer. And it was weird to have to check in with a guard at the gate to land you own. But it was nice to wake up and see the cattle looking in your window, and the weather was lovely for sitting outside and chatting There are actually some nice views looking toward the ranches behind the house, and sunsets are amazing, since it’s so flat.
Lessons Learned: We later learned it is NOT a good idea to wait to dump the waste water until the start of the next trip. Phew.