Friday, December 9, 2011

Texas RV Trip - The Final Day

On the 9th and final day of our planned 4 day stay (isn't retirement great) in San Marcos, we got ready to head home, even though we knew it was going to be pretty cold and maybe snowy - I planned a stay-to-the-south route with the option of spending a couple of extra days if the weather dictates.

Before leaving, Bev wanted to visit the little town of Wimberly about 20 miles away (more shopping) and I wanted to stop by Camping World and eat again at Mamacita's, so we made a loop.  Wimberly is a small town of about 2500 located just northwest of San Marcos and it has transformed itself throuhout the 20th century from a mill town into a tourist destination - lots of stone used for building as it is very plentiful.

When we got back to the RV, we noticed a pretty bad dent in the car door which made it 3 for 5 for Bev.  Something bad happened to a vehicle visiting the places she wanted to go (tires going to Hot Springs, oil pan going to Huntsville, Tx for BBQ, and now this).  She said she wasn't picking any more places to visit, but both of her winery visits went fine.

We went to a different Mamacita's than our first time and once again I had no camera and Bev's phone camera let us down, but this may have been my best meal yet.  It was a simple description for Sirena Del Mar-

"Filet of flounder along with two jumbo shrimp, breaded and fried, topped with cilantro cream sauce and cheese, served with ...." 

The breading was nice and crispy, but it was the sauce that made it so delicious, and after two very good meals, I will definitely go back to Mamacita's if I'm in the area (you would have loved this place Lea Ann).

Feel good three of five.

On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was 'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered with a smile.

'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you don't look very discouraged.'

'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face...

'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't Been up to bat yet.'

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

One year ago:  Crock Pot Beef Shanks

Two years ago:  None



  1. I like the optimism of that young ball player. Betsy took me to a Mamacita's in Houston the first time I went to Texas with her and I had a delicious meal. I'd go back any time.

  2. I am sorry about the dent. My car is so junky that a new dent wouldn't matter much =).

    It sounds like a fun trip!

  3. That is a perfect example of true optimism. I love it!

  4. Oh My Heart... Mamacita's is one of my favorite places when I lived in Texas.... YUM---I wanna go NOW!!!!!!

    Since I raised 3 sons ---I remember those days of watching Little League baseball games.... (Been there--done that)... ha ha

  5. It looks like you had lots of sunshine, and that's good for your trip!

  6. I wish I could travel so I could try different restaurants too! I'm so bored with what we have here in West Virginia. I've banned many of them and after today's visit to Logans I have banned them too! lol I'm going to have to start bringing my lunch from home. It's always hard when you get those first dents in a new vehicle. My truck is 10 yrs old now. I still can't stand looking at one little dent in it but it's there.

  7. Larry, Well, your 'adventures' are consistent and frequent! Nice trip though...and that fish dinner at Mamacita's sounds terrific... I'd order that for sure! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. Wimberly sounds so cute! Too bad about the dent in the RV...but I suppose it still works, so that's all that REALLY matters :P

  9. I'm starting to think that you had a little black cloud following your RV on this trip. Let's just think of it as you have now gotten all the mishaps out of the way for the next year!

  10. Poor Bev, she must have felt awful! Cute baseball story :)


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