On Sunday, July 10th, we drove 203 miles from the Waco, TX area to Kerrville, TX, where we will spend the next two months at Buckhorn Lake Resort. We expect to suffer through 100 degree daily high temperatures for the foreseeable future. However, after spending well over $100 on fuel every travel day, we are looking forward to being stationary for a while.
We had originally planned to spend these two months in Colorado. However, the crazy high fuel prices convinced us to scrap those plans. Instead, we decided to come to Kerrville, TX and take care of myriad medical, dental, vision and hearing exams. In our first two weeks in Kerrville, at least one of us had an appointment almost every day.
We did attempt to get some exercise in the early hours of the morning. Phil played pickleball most mornings, from 8 – 10 a.m. Jan would often get in a walk or a trip to the fitness center during this time. Occasionally, we would also get out for a walk in the evening. However, most of the day was spent indoors, reading and playing on our phones, with the A/C going.
We did catch a couple of afternoon matinees at the Kerrville cinema. On Sunday, July 17th, we saw Where the Crawdads Sing. Then, on Tuesday, July 19th, we saw Top Gun: Maverick. We enjoyed both of them.
On Thursday, July 21st, we had to drive to Austin for one of Jan’s doctor appointments. After the doctor, we took advantage of being in a big city by hitting several big box stores. Then, we met Jan’s niece, Katie, and went to Sour Duck Market for dinner. Although the temperature was 100 degrees, the restaurant had fans and foggers throughout the outdoor seating area and the heat was quite bearable. We placed our order and paid for it entirely online. The only human interaction was when they delivered our food and cleared our dishes afterward.
On Sunday, we drove to Luckenbach and watched a performance by a husband-and-wife duo, known as Treble Soul. Hannah Prestridge and Curt Jones had met in 2014 while performing on Broadway in Nashville, TN. They returned to Texas in 2014 and were named the Texas Country Music Association’s Vocal Duo of the Year in 2018. In 2020, they auditioned on American Idol and Hannah won a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. In addition to watching the performance, Jan purchased a Willie Nelson ornament for when we have a Christmas tree.
As we moved into August, the temperature dropped a few degrees, with daytime highs averaging only around 95 degrees. On Saturday, August 6th, we attended an End of Summer Shindig event at the Kerrville-Schriener Park, along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Although the crowd was surprisingly small, we enjoyed listening to the music. The generator that was powering the band’s amplifiers failed half-way through each of the first two songs, but they finally got it working. Then, a wind gust blew over one of the lighting stands but, fortunately, the guitarist caught it before it hit the ground.