Sunday Afternoon Fun

What a wonderful day…It began worshiping at First Baptist Church in Brazoria. Wonderful music and an awesome sermon Brother Greg Smith! Nothing pleases me more than to be in the presence of God; captured by His love.

After church we had a great time at lunch with friends Rayfard, Evelyn, and Martha at La Casona in Lake Jackson. Lots of laughter and fun. I am sure those sitting around us got a kick out of us trying to figure out how to utilize the technology we had purchased! Richard and Rayfard were even texting each other at the table. We discussed Apps like Maps, Yelp, Facebook, and Bible + One. Great food and friends always lead to a great time!

We can always count on a little mischief when Rayfard and Richard get together…The “Twinkies”

Once we got home, Richard decided he needs to get the bike out and take it for a spin…So, we were off! As is customary the first stop is always Buc-ees in Angleton for fuel and coffee. Once fueled up we headed out toward Bay City and made a big loop back to Jones Creek. We had a couple of close calls with rain…ended up just a few sprinkles but it was worth it because I love the smell of rain.

And as usual I had my camera…Yeah pictures!!! Here are a few taken along the way…Enjoy!

Love Lee ♥

Couldn’t Make Ourselves Leave

Sitting out under “our” Palm Tree yesterday, Richard said, “I don’t think I am ready to go home. I think I could stay here forever”. Usually that’s my line!

We love staying at Quintana Beach County Park where there is never a dull moment. Campers and Ships coming and going,  different kinds of birds flying in and out, crabs scurrying around underfoot. It is a place where children laugh, frisbie, soccer, football, volleyball, and horseshoes are played.

One of most interesting past times is watching human behaviors as they set up camp. Wives yelling directions to their husbands as they back in their campers, men playing with their little babies in the street, women washing dishes in their bathing suits, and little ones exploring with freedom…

We like many others find great pleasure removing ourselves from the hustle and bustle of daily life and just sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Even our dogs find this to be home away from home…



This morning we stepped out of the RV to take the dogs for a walk and the first thing we saw was the largest ship we had seen to date. This one had pulled in during the night in stealth mode. Security is everywhere and lots of activity involved with her arrival.







I think we will stay another week because…Life is good on the beach!!!

Love Lee ♥

A Great Ride

I love surprises and today Richard planned a doozy…11 hours and 525 miles!

I woke to Richard’s voice whispering “Baby, let’s go”…he had planned a ride on the motorcycle and was ready to get started. After my morning coffee and a Facebook fix and it is time to go…The sun was shining and the temperature was bearable; two prerequisites for a great ride.

He was serious about the ride today. He cleaned his bike, shined our helmets, put on his sun screen and was sitting in the driveway waiting for me. He was ready to go and go he did! He always has to get that power surge out of his system at take off…head back and cheeks flapping in the wind and with his “Yeah Baby” we are off!!! With my camera in hand, MP3 plugged in playing and cold drink at hand I settle in. I never know where we are going when we head out and today was no exception! Little did I know I would be gone for eleven hours! This trip took us to little towns we have never been and sites we have never seen! Country roads thru Beaumont, Zavala, San Rayburn Reservoir, back through Lufkin, Crockett then home via Hwy 45 though Downtown Houston and home.

Eleven hours on the back of a motorcycle is a long time…time to visit with my man, listen to music, pray, and reflect while taking in all the beauty God has provided for our pleasure. When we first start out Richard is very chatty…he talks about work, finances, friends, and dreams for our future. As we get further along in the trip he begins to shut down and go to a quiet solemn place within. At this point I plug my music in and begin to pray and reflect on life. Whether I am talking or reflecting, I am always snapping pictures.

Capturing Memories:

Capturing memories in pictures has always been very important to me. Perhaps because I have very few pictures on my early years and what pictures do exist belong to others.  Richard always says, “let me take some pictures of you to document your existence”. There is a lot of truth to that! Pictures become the touchable and tangible that our loved ones were here once they are gone. My family teases me frequently about taking so many pictures but…they are always the ones tagging themselves on Facebook and they eventually thank me later. I really enjoy taking pictures from the motorcycle because there are minimal obstructions when snapping but I have to be fast or it is gone. I have limited time to capture a picture when we are traveling at 60 to 80+++ mph… Richard always thanks me for taking the pictures because my view of the ride is so different from his.










Of course a great meal out is a must for every ride. This little restaurant was really a sweet find! We had a wonderful Grilled Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing and a big tall glass of water with lime…Very refreshing and extremely tasty!










Gods Protection: 

Every motor cycle trip begins with a prayer. I ask God’s protection on our life, that Richard remains alert, his reflexes quick and he not become fatigued while driving. This trip was no different and God honored my request! The trip began in wooded back roads with single lanes; very relaxing! Then because it was getting late we decided to go home via the highway. Fast pace with two lanes of people jocking back and forth for position. This is when Richard must be on top of his game.  He has always made a practice of not riding behind trucks or trailers hauling anything. We were on I-45 going thru downtown Houston when he changed lanes because the truck in front of us had a load of dining room furniture on it. Just as he moved to the lane on the left the entire load of furniture began to fall out of the truck and flying into the vehicles behind it. Richard quickly sped up so we were parallel to the truck so we would not get hit by any of the debris. Immediately I began to thank my Father for the favor he showed us and for honoring my prayer for protection and for giving Richard a sharp mind and quick physical reflexes!

We love our days together on the open road with the sun on our skin, wind in our face, and connection we have to each other throughout the day!

Things I Learned on this Trip:

  1. Relax and soak in the beauty God has provided
  2. There is a Sonic on every corner until you need a drink and then you will have to drive 100 miles
  3. Dodge whatever is thrown at you & trust  God will  protect

Now that we are back home we are worn out and sore…Sunday: Great Worship, football, naps, and a wonderful lunch. This is a great weekend!!!

Love Lee ♥

Our Stay at Quintana Park

Wow…It is hard to believe our stay at Quintana Park has come to an end. After a month of sun, fun, and relaxation it is time to head back to reality.  

I was certain after a couple of weeks I would be going stir crazy but have found it to be quite the opposite. Our 38ft motorhome with 2 slides to quote Richard “is quiet cozy”.  We have discovered creative methods to store our belongings and food however, Richard has not quite captured the concept of putting his shoes away…

Cassie, Canton, and Maggie adapted well to RV living. They too enjoyed the small living quarters because we were never out of their site. They loved their walks on the beach but were not thrilled with the bath that followed. Each evening they would sit out under the palm tree with us and enjoy the ocean breezes.

Typically RV’ing is our way of getting away from the world however, this trip was very different. We pulled into the park on Friday and on Saturday we had the family out for a big birthday bash for my little brother. The second weekend our dear friends Rayfard and Evelyn came out for a visit. Then the following weekend my friend and co-worker Darlene and her husband Max came out in their RV and spent the week in the site right next to us. In addition to visits from old friends we have made some new ones. We met the most wonderful young couple who made the life changing decision to sell their home and become fulltime RV’ers. 

In addition to relaxing I have set up a website which will allow me to blog, network, and promote my passions. The site is “A Love Lee Place” where family and friends can find positive and encouraging posts. I still have so much to do and learn to bring the site up to where I want it to be…I owe a  huge thanks to Sarah for teaching me the basics of setting it up!!!

Our journey continues so we are headed out to see what the remainder of the day holds…Blessings!

Love Lee ♥
A Love Lee Place