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A playhouse in nearby Indio staged a Tribute To Hank And Patsy, Musical Memories From The Opry.

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We’ve seen Cowboy Jack Johnson at this Thousand Trails before and he makes a very creditable Hank Williams impersonator.

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Bethany Owen is known as the woman of a thousand voices, impersonating Reba McIntire, Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Madonna, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and so on. No one can imitate the depth of Patsy’s voice, but on a couple of Patsy’s songs, her rendition gave me the chills.  She puts a lot of emotion into her work.

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Then she can be a flibbertigibbet Minnie Pearl…

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The show was enjoyable and we spent another hour and one-half at Winco in Indio, grocery shopping. When we returned to the motor home, my bicycle was missing. Stolen. The second bike I’ve had stolen. It was unlocked leaning up against the motor home in a park with mature adults and in bright daylight. There are no kids in the park that we’ve seen. My friend Pam told me there is a huge bike business at the local flea markets and an organized group gets into the park with some legitimate reason. (We found a Verizon brochure on our table.) They ride the bike out into a waiting truck and sell them as fast as they can. My bike has this ugly chopped up seat, (deliberate), and we spray painted over the brand name, Trex. But, my favorite bike is gone. We’re going to go looking for it this morning. Jim warned me I’m too trusting, leaving it unlocked. He was so right.


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Thousand Trails Medina Lake RV Resort, Lakehills, Texas – Day 8

Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues. She had successful carotid artery surgery on Wednesday, November 14th,  returned home the following day and is in the process of recuperation.

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails about 40 miles west of San Antonio.

Three days ago I took the Bronco and drove the about 20 miles back to Bandera, Texas. I say back to, because I drove through Bandera on the way to my current parking spot at Thousand Trails with the motorhome, but did not stop.

Bandera calls itself…The Cowboy Capital of the World. You can read about Bandera by clicking this link…

Since I’ll be at Thousand Trails for another about two weeks and all I have to show from there are deer photos, I’m going to stretch out the photos I took in Bandera over three days.

For this third day, some photos of Arkey’s Silver Dollar Saloon. It’s one of Texas’s last remaining true honky-tonks. It’s been there since the 1930’s and reputedly every old Country and Western music singer including, Hank Williams, Sr, and Willie Nelson among many others has played there. I was there from about 2-2:30 PM on a Saturday afternoon.. Here are some of the photos that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

The bar is located in the cellar of the Bandera General Store and entered by a single door on the left of the building…

Enjoying old Cowboy honky-tonks is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

In other news…

The May 27th accident occurred six months ago today. Mary is at her home in California dealing with some after-effects of the accident. As for myself, about one month ago I was finally able to no longer wear my elastic chest bandage, stop taking my medication and stop icing my chest twice a day. My right rib cage area remains slightly swollen and still tender to the touch. I also have a minor, but constant, burning sensation in that area. Some days it’s worse than others. I’m not sure how long this burning sensation will remain, but considering how badly some other passengers were injured, I’m thankful that it’s all I have to deal with.

If you missed the Blog entry about the accident, you can read about it by clicking the below link. If you want to read the full story you will need to read the following several days entries by going back into the archives…

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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