I slept late for some reason and did not get out of bed until 7:30 am. It was almost 8:00 am when I arrived at the Break Room. The only other person there was Gary. He had a cup of coffee waiting for me as I followed the circle of the Break Room, enough for the dogs to do their business and stretch their legs.

 We sat and chatted for 30 minutes or so and then we got up to complete our walk wandering around the campground. One of the stored RV’s had moved out yesterday and now there are only two of them left in the storage area.

There are quite a few campsites open, probably due to the excessive heat which keeps a lot of weekenders indoors and not out camping. Who wants to be outside in 100 plus degree heat unless it is in a swimming pool?  

Incidentally, the Park Owners are building a new below ground pool here in the park and it is due to open in a couple of weeks. Heck, I might even rediscover my swimming prowess of years gone by. 

I caught up on the writing and posted the latest blog and looked around for other things to get up to. I sat and thought about the blog and how repetitious it is becoming. There is not a great deal to write about and one day pretty much is the same as the last as I have mentioned before. I might have to seriously consider writing and posting just three days a week. Hope not but that is certainly the way it is shaping.

The heat wave does not help as it is keeping me indoors. No hikes or visits to other parks. I had received an invitation from “the girls” to come over to the Breakroom and eat enchiladas so at the proper time, I wandered over.

Besides the girls, there was Gary and Chris and of course, me. The food was very good although I limited myself to a single helping and even that was enough to fill me up. 

We sat and chatted until someone spotted a deer heading in the direction of The Caboose. This was my signal to leave the party and head back home shooing the deer away as I approached the RV. It took off to a different part of the park. 

I took the dogs out for a short walk just so they could stretch and do their business and then headed back to the RV to sit and listen to an Audiobook. The temperature was around 100 degrees outside but nice and cool inside the RV. 

We spent a couple of hours sitting and listening and then harnessed up for that final walk of the day. There was no real pleasure in walking for the dogs. The blacktop was hot, and the grass was full of stickers. It was a no-win situation for them both.

We managed to get in our requisite mile, and I was soaked when we got back to the RV. That was the end of our walkabouts for the day. 

The rest of the evening was spent indoors except for the time it took to bring in the bird feeders. 

Written 07/30/2023. Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com 

An Old Man and an RV. Henly RV Park,TX. Monday 07/31/2023

Another month has just flown by. I swear that time is getting shorter and shorter. It seemed like only yesterday that July was just starting and here we are on the last day of the month. The good thing with the time flying by is that we are quickly working our way towards cooler weather.

This summer has been the hottest on record even for Texas. To me, there is no pleasure in being outside in the heat, which means no hiking or visiting parks and such. This limits our daily activity to just walking around the campground and even that is miserable.

Yesterday, while we were walking, Sandy found a patch of shade and refused to move for at least ten minutes. When she did, we headed straight back to The Caboose and the A/C

I brought the bird feeders out and rehung them in their places. I had left the two feeders that hold bird seed loafs out overnight as the deer do not appear to like them.

We harnessed up and strolled around the park but only walked about a half mile before returning to the RV. Back inside, I found something to eat for breakfast and fed Sandy her medication which she ate this time. I crush the pills into a powder and then mix it with some meat to disguise it. 

With both me and the dogs fed and that all important coffee in front of me, I turned my attention to the blog. First though, I read the world news without spending very much time on it as it is so depressing. 

Then I checked Facebook and read some amusing stories which brought a smile on my face.  Some days, it seems like Facebook is especially for owners who have lost their pets and as soon as I read about the first loss, I turn Facebook off.

I appreciate that telling others of the loss of your favorite pet is a part of the grieving process, but I find it so depressing and quite honestly, cannot handle it. I feel too much for the owner and the pet and get upset. 

I sat and wrote for a while and brought us up to date with the blog and then we harnessed up to go out walking. If it wasn’t so darn hot and uncomfortable for all of us, we would walk a lot more. 

I stopped by Daniel and Malinda’s RV, and they were sitting outside talking to Gary. They offered me a beer which I graciously took. We sat and chatted and then Gary left. I stayed for one more beer and then made my way back to The Caboose.

We sidetracked a little as the dogs had been sitting all the while I was visiting and wandered around the park before heading back to the evening meal. 

Written 08/01/2023. Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com