Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Crossing the Gulf States
Bill was coughing a lot but we decided to head on out to San Antonio, about 45 minutes away. We had fun taking photos of the colorful Christmas décor and sights at the River Walk and the historic nooks and corners of the Alamo. I found out that April had not seen the movie The Alamo and so she found out about the story of those brave 300 men and the birth of the Texas Republic. At the end of the day, we chose an English Pub where the yuppie and I delighted on giant treat of appetizers while Bill feasted on shepherd’s pie, a traditional dish he had missed. But Bill was also feeling tired by the time we left.
The following day we chose to go straight on down to Houston where we were to meet the Mackies (Jack was a member of the DUs, Damned Unbearables, Bill’s high school gang). Jack immediately brought Bill to his doctor and that was where they diagnosed him with pneumonia. When they recommended an MRI because of a suspicious spot they found after an Xray of his lungs was taken. I cried at the agony of not knowing. It was a long one week later when we found out, after anxiously following up almost every day, that they were futile tears.
In no time we were in New Orleans, The Big Easy. And what delight we had when we found out that our RV Park was just right around the corner of The French Quarter! To top it all, it was only 5 years old and the amenities and facilities were top-class. Of course, the camping fees were also top dollar ($69 per night) but since we were CCUSA members we only paid half! It was all well worth it.
Our next stop was Styx River Resort in Robertsdale, Alabama. It had the best spa we ever had thus far. It was indoor, together with a heated pool, and it was small enough so we could put up our feet on the other side and truly relax. It was more of a family resort for the weekend. We could not use the spa the day we arrived because some teenagers were not careful the night before (we never found out what they really did).
And we headed on to Florida for the holidays and the long winter!