Well, you may be asking yourself what’s in Keene, Texas. Or better yet, where the heck IS Keene, Texas? Well, Keene is only about 20 minutes south of Fort Worth, TX. Keene is a nice get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Yet it’s close enough to go to dinner and see the sites. It’s also a small college town with the Southwestern Adventist University as the main focus of Keene.
Keene is right next to Cleburne, Texas where all your shopping and more restaurants would be. We stayed a week and a half in this lovely RV Ranch RV Park in Keene while looking around for a new motorhome and decompressing from shopping for new motorhomes. For those of you that have shopped around for a new motorhome, I don’t have to tell you that it can get very frustrating and upsetting at times. Keene is just down the road, about 7 miles east of Alvarado, TX where their are several motor coach dealers. We actually came to this area to take a closer look at the Enterga coaches.
Sad to say, we are still looking and debating about the pluses and minuses of both companies, Entegra, Tiffin as well as a third company, Newmar. We do feel ourselves leaning towards the Tiffin Allegro Bus 45LP though. As you know, we’ve been looking for a new motorhome for quite some time now and all of these decisions and discussions make for a long few months. The RV Ranch was a great place to decompress. Nice people in the park and nice people that run the park. We actually were excited to see that the owners were our age! So we really hit it off and now have some new friends.
We were invited over to see the house that they were building and met their horse Diego and their two donkey’s Mildred and Jackson. After we left, just recently, they have acquired a second horse for Diego to have a friend. Her name is Honey. We look forward to going back and hanging out with our new friends and meeting Honey.
David also took this time to clean our air filter.
It’s quite a project because it’s an oil based air filter. So you have to rinse it all out, wait for it to dry, then oil it back up.
Sorry no pictures of the clean filter. David was so anxious to get it all put back together that he forgot to take a picture of the newly clean filter. You’ll just have to take our word for it.
David also got his quadcopter out and shot the RV Ranch. Another great video if I do say so myself, and I do. The video is below. I hope you enjoy it as much as he enjoys putting them together for you.
One afternoon we took about a 20 minute drive to Godly, TX to a Mexican restaurant that I found with really good online reviews. Apparently this was THE PLACE to go to for Mexican.
Their is nothing else is Godly and the restaurant is in a really unassuming building that used to be an old gas station. We were their in the middle of the afternoon so it was pretty empty. However while we were there eating they had quite a few take out orders. So they do keep busy and rightfully so.
If you ever find yourself remotely in this area, do yourself a favor and make a trip to Godly to eat at Del Norte Taco. People come from all over to eat here. You will not be disappointed.
So what else did we do? Well, believe it or not, we went to a cat show.
Yup, you heard me right…
A cat show.
You see, their were some nice rver’s that came into the park and we noticed something different about them. They were walking their cats. Now we’ve seen this from time to time but they had multiple cats that they were walking at once.
So of course, we had to say Hi and introduce ourselves. They mentioned that they were in town for a cat show at the convention center.
So what does one do at a cat show? Well, you basically just walk around and look at cats. Yes, it was judged. Their were actually multiple categories and they each had their own judging table. We had a good conversation with a woman who had a Maine Coon in the competition. She was having fun trying to explain everything to us. Their really is a lot of technicalities that go into this.
I’m not saying it was something we’d do again but it was something different to do.
It certainly was outside our bubble.
Oh..and they have some really cool bugs out here.
Nature is not all just horses, donkeys and bird watching you know.
How often can you say you’ve seen a stick bug?
Well, now you have.