The King, His Harem & Holiday Spirit

Posted by on December 15, 2012

Michael’s been working on getting all of the sensors for our Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) reprogrammed since he received a new display module from TST a few weeks ago.  The original display had a button that stopped working and the company had no problem replacing it.  Now he’s found that one of the sensors is bad and will need to be sent back to TST as well.

working on the sensors for the TPMS

We have just 3 nights left here in Canyon Lake and since we will be leaving the coach at ExploreUSA for them to install a new ice maker in the freezer and the coach will not be hooked up to electric we have to completely empty out the refrigerator and freezer.  The freezer is almost empty and the refrigerator is getting there…we will have to throw a few things out but most everything will be gone before we drop the coach off on Tuesday.

A frozen pizza, chicken & dumplings and some veggies!

We’re still enjoying the company of the many deer in the area.  Today we were honored with a visit of the “King’ of the herd…our 10-pointer.  He’s quite a skirt chaser so he doesn’t stay around to eat much.  While he was off chasing the girls two other bucks – a 6-point and a 5-point joined the girls in munching down the corn.

King of the pack

6-point – he comes around almost daily

5-point – he only comes around periodically…until today we thought he was just a 4-point but he’s got a little tiny point too!

Beside the two military parks here there is also a civilian park at the end of the road called Jacob’s Creek Park.  There’s no camping allowed but it’s a very pretty park with some gorgeous views of Canyon Lake.  The park puts together a drive through Christmas light display, charging $5 per car.  Since our park joins the park we don’t have to pay to drive through.  We decided to take the drive this evening.  We turned on some Christmas music and made the drive in about 20 minutes start to finish.  I’m used to seeing snow along with the lights and still am not able to enjoy the Christmas lighting down south as it just looks ‘funny’ with out the glistening snow surrounding the lights.  However, I did my best to enjoy the lights and get into the ‘spirit’ of Christmas.  We continued the festivities when we got home by watching ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’!  Ahhh….there’s just nothing like the old Christmas cartoon classics!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!

So very appropriate for this area!

Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!


2 Responses to The King, His Harem & Holiday Spirit

  1. Nan Hart

    What’s going to happen to Abby when you leave? Is she just a food opportunist and have a permanent home that you are aware of? If you don’t know, I hope that you’ll contact a local animal shelter or feline recue center before you leave.

    Just a note to let you know I enjoy your chronicles. I also live fulltime in a Heartland Big Country 2011 in Northern California. I use the name Apple Annie on the Heartlands owners website . Wishing you a Merry Christmas with your family.

    Annie & Aussie (Rescue Cat)

    • Kelly

      Hi Annie –

      Thanks for the comment! We’re pretty sure that Abby is a ‘food oportunitst’ as she doesn’t visit too very often and whenit gets cold she doesn’t stop by so we’re pretty sure she’s snuggled up nice and warm in here owners home. We’ve really enjoyed her visits and it’s really made us think about whether we’d like to have another cat (lost 2 within 2 weeks of each other about 6 or 7 years ago) again someday.

      Merry Christmas to you as well…hoping to see you done the road someday!

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