Not quite done with Texas…

Combination of Days 32 and 33.

We did not have internet in Navasota so this will be a summary of the last two days. The cyclists had a nice easy ride from La Grange to Navasota.The team did a little tour around Round Top and found some interesting sights. (See below).

Whoopty- Texas style
Whoopty- Texas style in Round Top, TX
Ranch made just for Kim and Jeff, outside Round Top
Ranch made just for Kim and Jeff, outside Round Top
That's a bunch of
That’s a bunch of

During the lunch stop a local cyclist stopped by and shared some of the local history. He was a retired doctor, (urologist) and shared that Don Imus retired there and bought a ranch and built a house across the road from his own retirement spread.  Nice to hear the local perspective on the area. The cyclists arrived in Navasota and  had located the municipal park, containing 10 sites, water, electric, and a “rustic” washhouse. We arrived early enough to ride our bikes into town for a manicure for Kim and a pedicure for Karen. Very nice! (Even got a back massage from the chair).

Back at the RV, Bill was caught snoozing… I think it was his night to cook dinner so we had leftovers – German sausages taste good at any stage! Kim had received apples from Marcus (the retired Marine we met the day before in Bastrop and La Grange), so she whipped up a great apple crumble and baked it (yes we have an oven in this RV).

With some pecan praline ice cream, the apple crumble was scrumdillyumptious! Thanks, Kim, for your culinary skills. I know, I forgot to bring vanilla.

When the apple crumble was almost done, I started smelling something burning. We checked everything in the RV and nothing seemed to have caught on fire. Then I looked outside and saw smoke in the not too far distance. After a quick walk it was determined that some of these ranchers are not respecting the Burn Ban that is in effect.  There were several small fires burning, trash piles, I guess; however, it made for some interesting sunset photos.

Fires outside - Navasota (with burn ban in effect)
Fires outside – Navasota (with burn ban in effect)

Day 33 – the team left Navasota and headed for Cold Spring.

Leaving Navasota
Leaving Navasota

They cycled across Lake Conroe and through the Sam Houston National Forest. Boy, has the scenery changed – real trees! I was mistaken as there are still hills to climb, but they are rolling.

Lake Conroe
Lake Conroe
Cycling through Sam Houston National Forest
Cycling through Sam Houston National Forest

The team stopped for lunch in New Waverly – sandwiches in the RV and since the sign indicated pies, we ventured in to see what kind of pie and came out with a home-baked pumpkin pie.

Pies!
Pies!

Our campground this evening was the Rockin E RV park, completely wooded sites, nice showers, and a laundry. Turns out the owner was raised in Norfolk and Hampton, lived 3 blocks up from the amusement park in Norfolk – off Granby – and worked the amusment park in Ocean View and Buckroe – small world.

My night to cook and I fixed my tried and true spaghetti with Italian sausage – maybe should have used some of that German sausage and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Tomorrow – still in Texas – headed to Kountze/Sillsbee