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February 19, 2018
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas from ... Cat Patches

Hey y'all! Where have y'all been? I've missed you! We've been out on the range, and out of range, but you haven't been far from my mind. My head is full of words, and I have so much to tell you! So...let's see...where were we? Oh yes...I was telling you, Texas, how impressed we were with your canyon. You called it the Grand Canyon of Texas, and you weren't just kidding. We arrived late in the afternoon on Friday, under overcast and threatening skies.


After signing in, we headed down ...

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, Texas from Cat Patches

Hey y'all! Where have y'all been? I've missed you! We've been out on the range, and out of range, but you haven't been far from my mind. My head is full of words, and I have so much to tell you! So...let's see...where were we? Oh yes...I was telling you, Texas, how impressed we were with your canyon. You called it the Grand Canyon of Texas, and you weren't just kidding. We arrived late in the afternoon on Friday, under overcast and threatening skies.


After signing in, we headed down ...

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February 17, 2018
Signing Off for a Few from ... Cat Patches

Okay, Texas. We're mightily impressed with your grand canyon. Please accept my mea culpa for doubting you. We left the high winds at Caprock Canyon and journeyed into the driving rain here at Palo Duro Canyon. It didn't start raining until last night after dinner, but then it was quite a deluge. There's a lake-sized puddle in front of the RV. Fortunately, the truck isn't parked there. As I'm writing this sentence, I'm not at all sure I'm going to be able to upload any pictures. We have a very weak cell signal ...

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Signing Off for a Few from Cat Patches

Okay, Texas. We're mightily impressed with your grand canyon. Please accept my mea culpa for doubting you. We left the high winds at Caprock Canyon and journeyed into the driving rain here at Palo Duro Canyon. It didn't start raining until last night after dinner, but then it was quite a deluge. There's a lake-sized puddle in front of the RV. Fortunately, the truck isn't parked there. As I'm writing this sentence, I'm not at all sure I'm going to be able to upload any pictures. We have a very weak cell signal ...

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February 16, 2018
Moving On from ... Cat Patches

We had a pretty slow and easy day yesterday. Most mornings start with some embroidery. Now I've filled my hoop again.


It's almost all done. Just the upper right-hand corner needs stitching.


So I've hooped that up, and I'm ready to start again. This one should be finished in the next day or two.


After that, I got out for a walk with Smitty.


You have to watch your step around here. The entire park is littered with bison dung. Here's a nice little pile right next to our fire ring.


Speaking of bison...


We ...

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Moving On from Cat Patches

We had a pretty slow and easy day yesterday. Most mornings start with some embroidery. Now I've filled my hoop again.


It's almost all done. Just the upper right-hand corner needs stitching.


So I've hooped that up, and I'm ready to start again. This one should be finished in the next day or two.


After that, I got out for a walk with Smitty.


You have to watch your step around here. The entire park is littered with bison dung. Here's a nice little pile right next to our fire ring.


Speaking of bison...


We ...

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February 15, 2018
Warm and Windy from ... Cat Patches

Morning has broken here in the Texas panhandle. The sunrise was beautiful.


But let's back up to yesterday morning, shall we? When I looked out our bedroom window, this guy was perched within feet. We don't have cardinals in Oregon, and so it's been quite a treat to see these old friends. My family lived in North Carolina when I was a little girl. Our next move took us to Virginia, and then on to Hawaii, and that was the last time I saw cardinals until this trip.


Of course, I was itching to get out with ...

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Warm and Windy from Cat Patches

Morning has broken here in the Texas panhandle. The sunrise was beautiful.


But let's back up to yesterday morning, shall we? When I looked out our bedroom window, this guy was perched within feet. We don't have cardinals in Oregon, and so it's been quite a treat to see these old friends. My family lived in North Carolina when I was a little girl. Our next move took us to Virginia, and then on to Hawaii, and that was the last time I saw cardinals until this trip.


Of course, I was itching to get out with ...

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February 14, 2018
Caprock Canyon State Park from ... Cat Patches

We're out in the middle of Nowhere, Texas, for the next couple of days. So far are we from anything that we didn't think we'd have a cell signal. Then...magically...we did! So here I am to blather on about the latest happenings here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch RV.

Yesterday's drive took us through the flattest of country and the most remote of one-cow towns.


Actually, there's some ranching in this part of the world, and so there was more than just one cow in most towns we passed through. They were ...

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Caprock Canyon State Park from Cat Patches

We're out in the middle of Nowhere, Texas, for the next couple of days. So far are we from anything that we didn't think we'd have a cell signal. Then...magically...we did! So here I am to blather on about the latest happenings here at the Traveling Three Cats Ranch RV.

Yesterday's drive took us through the flattest of country and the most remote of one-cow towns.


Actually, there's some ranching in this part of the world, and so there was more than just one cow in most towns we passed through. They were ...

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February 13, 2018
National Ranching Heritage Museum from ... Cat Patches

When we first learned of the existence of the National Ranching Heritage Museum, it seemed moderately interesting. For sure it was something to do. Admission is free, so what the heck?


Lubbock wasn't one of the places we'd yearned to see in our decades of dreaming about this trip. We only ended up here to make some repairs to the RV. When that happened sooner than we expected, we were already signed up for several days at the RV park. The museum was simply a way to pass the time. As it turns out, it was an unexpected ...

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National Ranching Heritage Museum from Cat Patches

When we first learned of the existence of the National Ranching Heritage Museum, it seemed moderately interesting. For sure it was something to do. Admission is free, so what the heck?


Lubbock wasn't one of the places we'd yearned to see in our decades of dreaming about this trip. We only ended up here to make some repairs to the RV. When that happened sooner than we expected, we were already signed up for several days at the RV park. The museum was simply a way to pass the time. As it turns out, it was an unexpected ...

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February 11, 2018
Finishes All Around from Cat Patches

We've had a lengthy discussion spanning the past week about the future of our trip. Now that we're on the western side of Texas, we're moving into territory we've seen many times. Of course, there is still much we haven't seen, and much we want to see. Nevertheless, the weather kind of helped us make our decision. Here is the forecast in Lubbock for today.


Now, we understand that it is winter all over the Northern Hemisphere. But wouldn't you think we could get through Texas and Florida without needing to wear our winter ...

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Finishes All Around from ... Cat Patches

We've had a lengthy discussion spanning the past week about the future of our trip. Now that we're on the western side of Texas, we're moving into territory we've seen many times. Of course, there is still much we haven't seen, and much we want to see. Nevertheless, the weather kind of helped us make our decision. Here is the forecast in Lubbock for today.


Now, we understand that it is winter all over the Northern Hemisphere. But wouldn't you think we could get through Texas and Florida without needing to wear our winter ...

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February 10, 2018
Lubbock, TX from Cat Patches

It was one of our longer drives yesterday...at least since we officially arrived in the southern United States. When we arrived in Lubbock, it was in the 70's...sunny and warm. Some of our fellow RVers were running their air-conditioners. I think we've yet to run ours this trip.

There isn't much to say about yesterday's drive, aside from it being long. This part of Texas is desolate. We imagine land is cheap here. We saw the occasional field with random live oaks and bales of straw lying where they'd come off the baler ...

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Lubbock, TX from ... Cat Patches

It was one of our longer drives yesterday...at least since we officially arrived in the southern United States. When we arrived in Lubbock, it was in the 70's...sunny and warm. Some of our fellow RVers were running their air-conditioners. I think we've yet to run ours this trip.

There isn't much to say about yesterday's drive, aside from it being long. This part of Texas is desolate. We imagine land is cheap here. We saw the occasional field with random live oaks and bales of straw lying where they'd come off the baler ...

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February 9, 2018
Quilt Shop: One Quilt Place; Fredericksburg, TX from ... Cat Patches

On our shop hop day, we hit the jackpot in the hill country of Texas. After our visit to Kerrville, we headed back into Fredericksburg to check out another shop that was suggested by several of you.

One Quilt Place was back off the main drag of Fredericksburg. It wasn't hard to find with our navigation unit. The front of the store looks like this.


To the right are two cottages used for a studio and accommodations for those attending retreats and classes. There's this one to the right of the main building.



Across the parking lot is ...

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Quilt Shop: One Quilt Place; Fredericksburg, TX from Cat Patches

On our shop hop day, we hit the jackpot in the hill country of Texas. After our visit to Kerrville, we headed back into Fredericksburg to check out another shop that was suggested by several of you.

One Quilt Place was back off the main drag of Fredericksburg. It wasn't hard to find with our navigation unit. The front of the store looks like this.


To the right are two cottages used for a studio and accommodations for those attending retreats and classes. There's this one to the right of the main building.



Across the parking lot is ...

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Lake Brownwood State Park from ... Cat Patches

We were off to an early start yesterday morning because we were meeting up with some friends from our high school days for a picnic and some catching up. We had about 150 miles to travel, and so there was no time to waste if we were to get there for lunch. I've neglected posting any pictures of the kitties for a couple of days, and I knew some of y'all would be getting weird, nervous, and thirsty about it. Before we took off, I snapped pictures of both of them. They are such relaxed travelers these days ...

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Lake Brownwood State Park from Cat Patches

We were off to an early start yesterday morning because we were meeting up with some friends from our high school days for a picnic and some catching up. We had about 150 miles to travel, and so there was no time to waste if we were to get there for lunch. I've neglected posting any pictures of the kitties for a couple of days, and I knew some of y'all would be getting weird, nervous, and thirsty about it. Before we took off, I snapped pictures of both of them. They are such relaxed travelers these days ...

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