Yesterday (Thursday), we arrived in Port Arthur, TX to visit with our Heartland friends, Bill and Ornell S. This is the 3rd time I’ve stopped to visit. Like past years, I backed the RV down their driveway and camped right there on their property. Power and water baby – we aren’t roughing it here 🙂 Sorry, no pictures this year.
Bill decided to cook instead of the 4 of us going out to dinner. He made a large pot of beef stew and some corn bread. A great meal to accompany a great visit with our friends.
This morning, I made Aretha Frankenstein pancakes and I added pecans to the batter (recipe link). Yum! Bill fried up 2 pounds of bacon. Great food, great friends and a really nice, though too short visit. We were back on the road around 11:30 am.
We pushed into Westlake RV Resort off I-10 on the west side of Houston at the border with Katy, TX around 2 pm.
Around 5 pm, we set out for Tomball, TX for two reasons. One was to experience the Chicken Fried Steak from Goodson’s Cafe – as seen on TV! The other was to visit with our Heartland friends, Buddy and Maureen R. The Chicken Fried Steak was enormous. We knew this going in, so Nancy and I split that meal. The steak was “just okay” – not amazing. The surprise was their dinner rolls. Huge and very good. Think Lambert’s Cafe rolls, but twice the size and a bit denser.
The best part of the evening was just being able to visit with Buddy and Maureen and catch up.