Dinner With Friends x2 and Mail Call!

Posted by on October 22, 2017

Waiting for the vampire to take my blood…

Thursday started out fairly early as I had to have some fasting blood work done…just routine stuff.  We left home about 7:30 am and made our way to my new doctor’s office, getting there just before 8:00 am when they opened.  There was one person ahead of me but I only had to wait just a few minutes before the vampire…ummm…I mean technician was ready to draw my blood.

When I was done we had a meeting to attend in New Braunfels regarding our possible new venture.  Things seem to be taking shape and hopefully we can ‘spill the beans’ soon.  It’s all very exciting…yet very scary too…(for me at least…I’m a chicken).  Anyway, our meeting lasted about 3 hours and then we headed back home.

Our Heartland friends, Lou and Bette stopped here at the Ft. Sam RV Park for the night on their way home from their summer adventure.  They spent a good portion of the summer in the Pacific Northwest and we enjoyed watching their fun via Facebook.

We attended our very 1st Heartland rally together in October 2011.

We’d last seen Lou and Bette at the National Rally in Goshen this past June but with all the goings on we didn’t get a whole lot of one on one time with them so we were looking forward to that with this quick stop.

We’d planned, ahead of time, to take them to The Tip Top Cafe as it’s kind of a San Antonio ‘legend’.  Having been in business since 1938 and being the subject of one of the Diners, Drive Ins and Dives episodes it’s just one of those places you have to visit at least once…or twice.  We were last there on October 27, 2012 (almost exactly 5 years ago!) with our son, Zack, and were ready to go back.  You can read about our first visit HERE.

We arrived shortly after 6:00 pm and they were busy but still have plenty of tables to choose from.  We gathered round a table for four toward the back of the dining room and were greeted by one of the friendliest waitresses we’ve had in a long time.

Chicken fried steak & fries

Michael and I split a chicken fried steak (it’s as big as your face according to our waitress), Bette went with chicken fried chicken and Lou went with one of his favorites – liver & onions.  The food was very good but the conversation, as usual, was much better.  We don’t get near enough time with Bette & Lou so we cherish every minute we get.  We also ordered their famous onion rings to share amongst us.

Unfortunately, for us they were just here for an overnight as they’ve been away from family all summer and their grandbabies in Mississippi are getting anxious to see them.  But…we’ll see them again down the road…somewhere…sometime.

Andrew and our very first San Antonio mail!

We picked up our very first mail delivered to our new address in San Antonio on Saturday.  We’d been notified that we had two pieces of mail and when we walked into the office, Andrew laughed and from behind his desk help up an envelope and said, ‘I was just going to enter this one in the system!’  So rather than two pieces of mail we now had three!

I can’t tell you how impressed we are with Andrew, the owner of Bexar (pronounced Bear) Mailboxes & Shipping.  He is so friendly and helpful.  It’s like having another son…LOL  I can definitely foresee a wonderful relationship blossoming.  If you’re an RVer and in need of a Texas address we would highly recommend Andrew’s services.


A great meal and excellent conversation over Mexican food…what could be better?

Saturday afternoon we drove to New Braunfels and spent a couple of hours chatting with new friends, Ron & Margaret.  We first met them while we were in Oklahoma City and now with no rally going on to distract us we were able to spend more time with them.

We had a good time getting to know each other and they were so sweet to take us to dinner at Mamacita’s which was just down the road from their RV park. They, too, are fulltimers so we had a lot of stories to share.

The food was very good, margaritas (per Ron & Margaret) were excellent, the chips were super yummy and getting to know Ron & Margaret better was the best treat.  We’re looking forward to spending more time with them in the future.


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