Our weekend in Texas’ Hill Country was quite good. In early January, we had spent a week in the southern part of it and heard of the Frio Canyon Motorcycle Shop and its Bent Rim Grill in Leakey, TX. We got a souvenir T-shirt there but the grill was closed for remodeling. The shirt advertised the “Three Twisted Sisters” which are nearby county roads #335, #336, and #337 and are a motorcyclist’s delight. At that time, we only rode one of them, so Saturday we went back and rode all three, plus had lunch at the re-opened Bent Rim Grill. It was a cool, cloudy day with a couple of very light showers in the morning, but the weather turned very nice by the time we got back to the RV park. Good thing we rode Saturday because Sunday was much colder.
We chose that day to head north. After spending over 4 months in Texas (except for the week of Christmas) it was time to depart. We had originally planned to stop in northern Texas but had made good time so we kept going all the way into Oklahoma which is where we will stay for the next 3 weeks. Four hundred miles is more than I’d like to put on in a day with the motorhome but we did that (and a little more) arriving just before 6:00 PM.
We had thought that our next project would be repairing tornado damage, but instead learned that this area was hit with massive rainstorms in June of last year. We are parked in a vacant lot between a café and a food store (both very small) because the lot has electricity, water, and sewer hookups for us. We will be working on a home in the town of Maysville, which is north of us.
According to the National Weather Service, this area was hit with about 8” of rain flooding homes and streets, plus washing out some bridges. For more details, see
https://weather.com/news/news/flooding-severe-weather-plains-midwest-mid-june-2016-impacts . Mr. Stevens had bought a home in Maysville some time ago, which his son now lives in. Mr. Stevens had the garage converted into a small 2-story apartment for his use upon retirement. We heard that he had about 3 feet of water in his lower level before the rains stopped and the water went down.
Earlier repair teams had completed the demolition, and re-framing, and had hung most of the new drywall. We will be completing his home with new walls, painting, cabinets and vanities, and a new floor. Once this home is done, there are more awaiting. Nomads will be working here through all of April and into the first week of May.