Working in Waller, TX

Waller, TX is a small community Northwest of Houston on Highway 290, about 30 minutes away from Brenham, Katy, and Tomball, Texas. Our campground, Lone Star Yogi, is a quick get-a-way location for many folks in the Houston area.

WallerWe arrived at Lone Star Yogi on March 1 after a short trip From Hidden Valley RV in Southwest San Antonio area. The first big event we encountered is Spring Break, which spanned three weekends and two weeks. The park is busy when it is full of people. It does not take long for the 125 RV site, 40 tent sites and 150 cabins to fill up. The park also has a small water park that is a major attraction for guests. As is usual for many RV parks, Thursday and Friday are busy check-in dates while Sunday is the mass exodus.

Carol works in the registration office during the week and is in the gate house on weekends checking in guests to the park. There are several ladies named Carol in the park so Carol has a new name. In this park, she is CJ. I work in maintenance, primarily focused on construction projects. I work with the Robbie who is the construction manager for Legacy RV Resorts.

So what have I been working on? Well, it is a long list so here goes.

Project #1 – Repair a weak floor in bedroom of one cabin. The floor was weakened by a leaking shower mixture valve that had been replaced.

01 Cabin FloorProject #2 – Mop Closet outside of the recreation center. Mops ‘out-of-sight’ makes for a cleaner look.

02 Mop ClosetProject #3 – Water Pump Enclosure. Water pumps adjacent to new tent camping area disturbed a camper. Enclosure is also insulated with 1 1/2 inch foam. After we completed this project, the tent camper thank us.

03 Noisey PumpProject #4 – A/C Repair. We replaced the outside A/C compressor as requested. New unit would not operate so we then did a little trouble shooting and found bad splices on the control cable. Repaired the splice and all is well keeping that cabin cool. We also had to keep this duck at bay since he did not like us being around.

04 ACProject #5 – Security Gate by General Store. The security gate keeps golf carts out of the solar panel farm which is located behind the general store.

05 Store GateProject #6 – Septic Tank Fence. In two areas, we built a short fence surrounding two septic tank areas. The fence will keep guests from driving golf carts near the tanks.

06 Septic FenceProject #7 – Yogi Theater Projector Platform. The platform for the projection room was not stable. We built a new platform and included a bench seat for the mature guests.

07 Projection Room PlatformProject #8 – Headboards. I built 80 headboards to be installed in cabins. Sometimes it is the little things that have a big impact.

08 HeadboardsProject #9 – Housekeeping Storage Building. This is one of two buildings we are building for Housekeeping. This will place cleaning supplies closer to the cabins. We should be done with one of the building by Friday. Then we can break ground on the other which has to be completed before Memorial Day Weekend.

10 HousekeepingProject #10 – Signs. I made frames for several signs that were placed around the property.

10 SignsProject #11 – Repair siding on a cabin. We replaced 32 feet of siding on this cabin. The siding had to be custom cut and was expensive. Thirty-two feet cost $144. OUCH.

11 Cabin Siding On one of my trips back to the maintenance shop, I encountered a flat tire. Fortunately Lone Star Yogi has an excellent staff of Golf Cart folks who came to my rescue.

12 Flat TireThat is the end of project for the past two months. All these projects does not mean I work and have no time for play. There will always be playtime in our world.

March is rodeo month in Houston. Our eldest daughter arranged for us to enjoy a day at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. WOW has that event has really grown. I bet you did not know they used a John Deere Zamboni to groom the arena.14 RodeoMiniature golf with our eldest daughter and our youngest Grandson. They also enjoyed the Yogi’s water park before we grilled burgers for a late lunch.

13 GolfCelebrated Carol’s Birthday at Goodson’s Cafe in Tomball. Great atmosphere and decent food. We had to get a birthday photo with their cow.

15 CarolI have been working with Richard, another workamper, we met last summer at Mark Twain Landing in Monroe City, MO. Richard and his wife Debbie, who worked in registration with Carol, left about a week ago. We hosted a farewell cookout for Richard and Debbie. Robbie and his wife Della joined us. Richard is in the back, Debbie is on the right. So that now leaves Robbie and I to finish the construction projects before Memorial Day.

16 BBQAnd there is always time for a campfire.

17 CampfireThat just about does it for a recap of the last two months. We’ve been pretty busy working hard on getting this park ready for the summer crowd. In one more month, school will be out and the park will be in full summer time operations. Thanks for stopping by. Y’all come back now.

 

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3 responses to “Working in Waller, TX

  1. Sounds like you’ve been busy. Make sure you take time to get a little relaxing in.

  2. wow. . .you done gone and got yourself a “J.O.B.” We had friends who “workamped” there, it is a busy park indeed!

  3. Those headboards make a world of difference. We will be in the Katy/Houston area June 5 to 8 while going to grandsons HS graduation in Clear Lake.

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