Most common uses of handshakes reflect meeting, parting, greeting, sportsmanship, offering congratulations, expressing gratitude.
I grew up in Texas. A handshake often means a gentleman’s agreement. It was a sign that a deal was accepted or that an agreement was reached by the parties involved in the agreement.
When we left Pioneer River Resort-Bandera on Tuesday, we had an agreement with the managers that we would return on Monday November 5th to begin our winter workamp position. Not only did we agree on terms, we shook hands with the manager. To me this meant we had a confirmed commitment.
Late this afternoon, we received a phone call from the manager of Pioneer River Resort-Bandera letting us know we would no longer be needed because a long time winter workamper had decided to come to Bandera. In other words, we got bumped by a former workamper. Apparently a gentleman’s handshake means different things to different folks. So once again we are searching for winter work. We are working on confirming an opportunity. We should know more about that in the next day or two.
Before we received that phone call, we planned our vacation in more detail. We knew we wanted to be in Corpus Christi over the weekend of October 26-28. We also wanted to spend a little time with our family in Corpus Christi, Houston, Burton and Canyon Lake. Here is what we came up with. Keep in mind that anything can change in a flash. The Modus Operandi of fulltime RVing is “Be Flexible.”
We depart Hidden Valley RV Park in San Antonio on Sunday 10/14 and head North to Potters Creek Park (COE) on Canyon Lake for some R&R. Potters Creek has been a family favorite for a few years now. I may just decide to get a fishing license and do a little fishing. Carol plans to do some quilting work. There are plenty of other things to do around the RV as well. I may just drag out some tools and make some sawdust. There will be plenty of time for some serious grilling and hopefully there is not a burn ban in the park so we can even enjoy a fire or two. Want to join us for steaks and S’Mores? Come on. We will at Potters Creek for a week.
After a week at Potters Creek, we will head to Burton for a visit with my brother. We will look at setting up his side yard for plugging in our RV. Depending on what we feel like after that, we may decide to pull our Dometic refrigerator and install a residential refrigerator. Or we may decide to pull our Dometic Microwave and install a convection/microwave oven. Or we may just continue a little R&R. I think we may visit the Blue Bell Creamery to make sure they are producing the real stuff. Or we may just visit the Independence Coffee Company and get a couple of packages of Jet Fuel for my morning brew.
Following a few days at Burton, we will then head south for Corpus Christi. We will be babysitting our 8 y.o. grandson and enjoying shrimp at Snoopy’s Pier, breakfast at Town and Country and Andy’s Kitchen, TexMex at Taqueria Acapulco, Italian at Luciano’s, Oriental at Hua T’Ai. Sheesh! I don’t think we can eat all of that.
After Corpus Christi we will need more R&R so we are headed to Rockport to enjoy a few days on the Gulf. We might just act like tourist in addition to visiting a few friends.
Last stop on our vacation it Schulenburg RV Park in Schulenburg. We may decide to winter here next year. For many years while living in Corpus Christi, we would drive through Schulenburg. Many times we would think about stopping here and checking out the local spots. Now we finally have that opportunity. And we will get to spend our 45th wedding anniversary in this quaint town.
I’ll let you know about or next gig as soon as we get a genuine gentleman’s handshake on the deal. Thanks for stopping by. Y’all come back now.