Friday, December 2, 2016

Life on Lake Georgetown

Kathi and I are in space 24 in the Cedar Breaks Park on Lake Georgetown in Georgetown, TX. We arrived on Sunday and drove our son AJ to his apartment in Austin that afternoon. We want to spend as much time as we can with him while we are in town since we will only be here for two weeks on this visit. Driving into Austin every day uses a lot of time & gas, so we looked for an alternative.
Another view of the lake from our front door
I looked at the Cap Metro bus and train schedule to see if public transportation was available from Austin to Georgetown. There was not, but they did run a weekday early morning train from Austin to Leander. Lender is about 20 miles southwest of Lake Georgetown, which is closer than Austin with almost no traffic. We called AJ and made arrangements for him to take the train to Leander on Wednesday morning. Tuesday afternoon we drove to Leander to find the train station. It is more like a stop than a station, but it would work for us. Even better, AJ could catch the train at the Austin Convention Center which is a few blocks from his apartment. Woo, woo – we had a workable plan,
AJ Came over on the train and we spent the day together at our RV. We even went to a movie in the afternoon. Kathi was not interested in going, so AJ and I went to see “Hacksaw Ridge” at the City Lights theater complex in Georgetown. The movie was very well done. It is a true story about a real American hero in the Pacific campaign against the Japanese in WWII. Well worth watching.
It got cold Wednesday night and AJ was sleeping on our couch. I woke up in the middle of the night and I was cold in bed. It got too cold outside for our heat pump to run and it was 62 degrees inside and 39 degrees outside. Our propane heater is not working, but fortunately we had some electric space heaters. I put one near the couch where AJ was sleeping and managed to get the temperature up to 67. That was adequate since he had a heavy quilt for cover.
Thursday we drove AJ to Austin to run some errands, including a stop at the grocery store. After grocery shopping we drove to Buda for lunch at the Cracker Barrel. We really enjoy eating there, because they have such a variety of food on their menu, we can always find something we want to eat. I like it because they serve breakfast food items any time of the day.
Tree in Cracker Barrel parking lot.

Cracker Barrel flower bed

This trip Kathi had chicken and dumplings again. This was three trips in a row to Cracker Barrel that Kathi enjoyed that dish. I am glad she likes them. AJ had a grilled pork chop with macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy. I had a half pound bacon cheeseburger, which I could not finish. I took the small piece left home with me in a napkin. It was gone before I got home.
Our first week at Lake Georgetown has been fun and the weather has been interesting, including a little rainfall this morning. Happy days.