Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pancake Breakfast - Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

The Escapees Rainbow's End RV Park cooks a pancake breakfast every Saturday morning. For a $4 donation you get all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, orange juice, and sausage. They even offered us a choice of blueberry or regular pancakes.

The Escapees CARE (Continuing Assistance for Retired Escapees) Center is a place where Escapees members can go to rest, to recover, to recuperate. There is a monthly charge for staying there, but you would be in your own RV. Example, if you have surgery with an extended recuperation time, you can rent an RV site in Livingston, Texas at the CARE residency program and move in with your RV. The residency program includes:
  • Well-maintained, full-hookup, 50-amp sites with propane and tank assistance
  • Three meals, snacks and beverages in the dining hall daily, supervised by a dietitian
  • Two loads of laundry washed and folded weekly
  • Light housekeeping in your RV
  • Help with haircuts and other personal needs
  • Monthly outings to plays, concerts, parks, movies, restaurants, etc.
  • Free transportation for local medical appointments, shopping and banking
  • Transportation (for a small fee) to major hospitals in Houston, including the VA hospital.
At breakfast, we sat with some of the ladies who live at Rainbow's End CARE Center. One of the ladies, Nina, had been a full-time RVer for 30 years. She is 90 years old now and lives at CARE Center in her own RV. She loves living in the CARE residency program and has a support system of friends, plus the benefits the Center offers.

We headed out on the road around 9:30 a.m. after we finished breakfast. Today we traveled to San Antonio. On the way, we stopped at Blue Beacon Truck Wash to have Rigamarole and The Beast washed and waxed. Our wait at the truck wash was about an hour, but after 6,800 miles our vehicles needed a spa treatment.

By 4:00 p.m., we pulled into our site in San Antonio and breathed a sigh of relief. We made it home safe and sound.

It was quite a trip:
6,800 miles
11 states
10 state capitals
Fall colors
Waterfalls
Family history
Reconnecting with aunts and uncles

Now we can relax in one spot until our next vacation. Fun to travel and see new places, but nice to be home.

Travel Bug out.

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