Murdo Girl…On the road..That’s all she wrote..on day 51

Ron and Barbara on Jamaica Beach…Kip and I with Sammie, Pattie, and Cyndie. ( I couldn’t see very hat was in my eyes.)

Today was day 51 of our road trip and it’s been quite a ride. We’re thankful for all of our family members and friends who welcomed us on our stops; and all those who kept up with my sporadic blogging. We had the most fun any two people traveling with three dogs and a cat can have. We’re home safe and sound. We are tired, but happy.

We spent the last few days in Galveston, TX. It was the perfect ending to our perfect RV vacation, and we got to spend it with Ron and Barbara Spahlinger. I hope they enjoyed spending time with us as much as we loved our time with them. We stayed at the Jamaica Beach RV Park right across from Jamaica Beach. Ron and Barbara have been there several times, but Kip and I had no idea what a treat we were in for. The place is beautiful and the weather was perfect. We spent time in the hot tub, and ate our way through Thanksgiving dinner at the clubhouse, followed by leftovers that evening, and a sumptuous turkey/craw fish gumbo on Friday. They have a huge outdoor movie screen, a putt putt golf course, and a swimming pool. The rates were very reasonable considering all they have to offer.

Ron is an incredibly gifted musician. He and four other talented people who go to our church, formed a group called “Jubilation 5.” Their singing is inspirational beyond belief. I’m struggling to find the words to describe just how good they are.

Here is a photo of them. (I lifted it from Yolie’s FB page.)


The Jubilation 5

Ron is going to sing and facilitate karaoke at the Jamaica Beach RV Park on New Years Eve. Kip and I are going, and Ron said I can sing. Well, he said I may sing. He doesn’t know if I can sing.

Most of you don’t know this about me, but I love to sing. I express myself best through my music. I have been known to inspire multitudes of people with my unique voice and my ability to perform a wide range of musical genres. Most performers just can’t pull it off, but I guess I must be one of a kind or something. As a matter of fact, the only star I can think of in the way of comparing my talent to someone you will no doubt be familiar with.. is Ethel Mertz. She’s Lucy’s friend. Sadly, Lucy hogged the stage, so Ethel rarely got to perform at Ricky’s club.


Ron and his shadow led the way to the beach

Barbara snapped this cute picture of the dogs hanging out. They watched Ron make grilled cheese sandwiches after our four mile beach walk. Kip finally got to see a sea turtle at the park.

See the beautiful sand castle Barbara and I made? It even has a moat..okay..we didn’t exactly make it. Two little kids did, but it really does have a moat.


We went to a fun place the night before we left called “The Spot.” I just had a small salad and cheesecake. It was turtle cheesecake. Kip had key lime pie, and Barbara had an eclair. We took it “to go” and Ron made us coffee at their place.


Queen Elizabeth listening to “Jubilation 5.” (She doesn’t really like Ethel Mertz.)


Maybe she’ll like The “Ruination 4.”

It’s not over til the fat dog sings..Home we go. I’m sure I’ve gained 10 lbs.

10 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…On the road..That’s all she wrote..on day 51

  1. scoper07 November 29, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Now you have something to look forward to….planning your next trip. Isn’t that exciting. In the mean time you have great memories to reflect on. Glad your trip went safely. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch November 29, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      I could do road trips nonstop, but I’m not independently wealthy. Plus, I don’t see enough of my family as it is. Anyway, there won’t be another long trip til next fall, but you’re right 07. It’s something to plan and look forward to.

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  2. countrygirl57 November 29, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Great end of RV vacation story. Loved all the pictures!!! What a great ending to a fun trip. We are glad you are back home!


    • Mary Francis McNinch November 29, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Can’t wait to see you countrgirl. I missed our time together.


  3. Patti November 29, 2016 / 10:39 am

    We’re so glad we were one of your stops. What a great trip you had. Welcome home.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch November 29, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      We had a great time with you and Jim. I only have 2 Bings left. The others are forever on my hips, but worth it!

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  4. sanjuan831 November 29, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I’m not sure if I have tears in my eyes from laughing at this so much or sadness over the fact that your long journey is over. Phew!

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