Texas Wrap Up

We pulled up stakes on Monday 2/18 and began our journey to our next adventure at Clear Creek Recreation Area in Bankhead National Forrest about 30 miles north of Jasper, AL. Before writing about that, I thought I would recap our Texas adventure. We ended up on Carl Wendler’s cattle ranch in Ledbetter, TX October 31st after a very disappointing experience in Pipe Creek, TX.


During our short stay in Texas, we traded our 5th wheel for a motor home and purchased a car.


We also acquired a new fur baby Mei Ling. We gave our standard poodle, Qianna, to our daughter and grandson.


We enjoyed being with our family for Christmas in San Antonio and enjoyed both daughters and grandsons visiting us on the ranch.


Carol and I made the decision to purchase handguns for protection and qualified for our concealed handgun license. No, we are not turning into a modern-day Bonny and Clyde team.

CHL Qualifying

We also received word on Jan 31st that a tornado touched down on Windy Valley Llama Farms where we worked before coming to Texas. Fortunately, no one and no animals were hurt. The tornado blew down over a dozen trees and tore down the fences that separated the pastures. One tree next the big house fell onto the roof of the house causing some damage. For additional photos, click the Windy Valley Llama Farms link above.

Windy Valley TornadoAs expected, we made friends with some new folks in Ledbetter and had a chance to catch up with family. Plus I learned a few more skills that will help with future workamping work.

That’s a wrap! Thanks for stopping by. Y’all come back now.

3 responses to “Texas Wrap Up

  1. Enjoy your stay in AL. Glad we got to meet. Will save a spot for your next visit to SA.

  2. Enjoy Alabama! Sorry we missed you in Texas. We’re settling in here in Mission. I think it’s a very good fit for me for now.

  3. We are settled here for a spell in Hunstville, TX. We will be in Alabama sometime late May or so visiting son and family in Cullman before heading north via the Natchez Trace. Thanks for the heads up on the Ranch job. As you know the gate guard thing came through on Monday.

    Good luck with your new adventure.

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