Wow! Was it FOGGY out when we woke up. We had made plans with Jay and Stella to ride with them to Bellville to renew their license plates and at first I was a bit worried that our 9:00 am departure might get delayed but the fog lifted by then and we were good to go.
We ended up stopping at the Buc-ees outside of Luling for a potty break and a snack and continued on our way with no problems.
We arrived at the DMV office in Bellville at noon and Stella went inside. She got their plates renewed and also her handicapped hangers renewed all in under 20 minutes! I don’t know that we’ve ever been in and out (and actually got our business taken care of) in that amount of time!
Since we were so close we decided to drive about 30 miles north to T&S Enterprises in Navasota. T&S is a newer Heartland dealer and we’d all heard REALLY good things about their business practices and wanted to check them out. Plus we’d befriended one of the owners, Tim, on Facebook and were looking forward to meeting him in person.
Tim was so friendly and down-to-earth that he spent roughly two hours chatting with us in one of the coaches. We talked about the new Heartland coaches, ones coming soon, we discussed the possibility of T&S participating in our next rally, he answered questions and asked some of his own as well.
Tim has a great business sense, is all about his customers and is definitely a people person. Plus he’s got a really cute dog (pit bull/Basset mix) named Boss. I’m pretty sure that Michael has decided that when it comes time to purchase a new coach T&S will get our business. We’d much rather purchase from a ‘small’ business that actually cares about their customer than some big conglomerate.
We left T&S about 3:15 pm to make the 150+ mile ride home. We’d seen a produce stand on the way ended up stopping to pick up some watermelons. I also picked up some zucchini, squash, onions, peppers, cucumbers and blackberries. Yummy stuff!
The food was of the ‘home cookin’ variety and very good and the portions were ridiculously large. Michael and I both got chicken fried steak with french fries plus two sides…carrots and corn on the cob for Michael and carrots and broccoli casserole for me. Delicious! The carrots were just plain old steam carrots…no seasoning…but they were SO sweet and flavorful. Wow.
Of course everyone was too full for dessert but with their homemade pies and cakes we couldn’t pass up taking a piece home for later.