Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Monday, April 23, 2012

Trailblazers & Texas Twang

This morning we washed our 5er, Bob's truck and my car while it was early and cool. The amount of bugs our vehicles collect is staggering.

Once our chores were complete and the 5er hooked up to the truck, we left rustic River Oaks RV Riverside Resort and headed to a real RV resort: Buckhorn Lake Resort in Kerrville, Texas. The drive took us about 1-1/2 hours.

We checked in about 12:15 p.m., picked up our forwarded mail, and settled into our site. Laundry was at the top of my list for this afternoon and we finished that by 4:00 p.m.

Tonight, we went to the Portland Trailblazers vs San Antonio Spurs basketball game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. More on that later.

Much more interesting is Texas twang or "How do you say that?" When we checked into the RV resort, I mentioned that we had been to Gruene (which I pronounced grew-knee). The clerks had no clue what I was talking about. So I explained where the town was located and asked them how to pronounce it. They told me it's pronounced "green."

Also included in my Texas twang lesson were the following:
Bexar is pronounced "bear."
Boerne is pronounced "bernie."
Leakey is pronounced "lake-y."
Lots more to learn about speaking "Texan."

We are long-time Trailblazer basketball fans, having lived in Oregon for over 30 years. We were looking forward to being at the game tonight for the game with the San Antonio Spurs. Bob wore his Trailblazer T-shirt. Unfortunately the Blazers did not show up for the game mentally. It was ugly. The Blazers looked like they didn't know what they were supposed to be doing (things like scoring, defending, making free throws, blocking shots). I told Bob the game was so bad he was going to have to turn his Trailblazer shirt inside out. The game went to the Spurs who had a 35-point victory.

Tomorrow is another day. The RV Rally starts and lasts until Sunday, April 29. Time for this night owl to fly off to bed.


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