01/26/2014 - 01/28/2014
Tripadvisor: the 3 best things to do in Columbus TX:
#1) visit the second (not the first) oldest live Oak Tree (not in the country) in Texas!
#2) visit a local dance hall..next time they’re open will be Feb 14t..alrighty maybe we’ll hang out another 3&1/2 weeks for THAT!
And…#3) go visit another local city!
Our 75 degree warmth ran out after our arrival day..day #2 afforded us a short amount of time for stocking up for the “big freeze” as well as for “my hero” to spend almost 5 hours alternating between being on his back doing head lifts with his arm raised over his head under the rig working on repairing our “busted” lift mechanism for our spare tire that we so desperately needed 2 days ago when we had a blow out on our camper..this alternated with THREE trips into “town”, a 16 mile round trip, for small supplies and proper tools! And in the end… JOB ACCOMPLISHED bring on the blow outs…ah.. no maybe not but this will be a good insurance policy that we won’t need the spare!
All the while I worked on “wedding stuff” on line and by phone along with making my hero a great dinner..the least I could do…OH and I got out the cocktail fixins’ when he finally came in about 5:45 in the near darkness!
Today in our, I should mention, enormously spacious campground surrounded by more deer that I saw in my years of living in CT, we awoke to the “nearly” ice storm we had been promised. Schools, government and Rice University all CLOSED. ..and worst of all?..no Today Show Instead, the local station remained on the air for hours on end following the near freezing temps and explaining how “bridges freeze before the land” which was, they said, already very cold…see broadcaster reaching down to touch the earth. Also in jeopardy, it seems, were metal outside tables which were freezing sooner than the roadways…HOURS OF THIS STUFF.. I guess we’re officially NOT in New England anymore.