Bob & I enjoyed breakfast one day at the Colonial Pancake & Waffle House in downtown Hot Springs.



This post was supposed to be more than a picture, and I just don’t know what happened the first time around.

My laptop computer hard drive crashed so I’m down to my iPad or iPhone right now.

As I write this..

We are enroute to San Antonio for the next few days to week. We are doing another round of upgrades to The Silver Bullet. After this week, no more old-fashioned tube TVs. Flat screens will replace them and storage behind them. I really need that!

Talked to LOMA and we will be hooking up with them as soon as we are finished at Iron Horse RV. If you need any repairs, painting, or upgrades made to your RV, we highly recommend this place. The owner, Daryl, owns a Monaco Dynasty himself so he is very in touch with RVers. He also knows of the special demands we place on our coaches out in the oil patch. They get you in & out and do the job right the first time!

They also have a guy who comes to their shop and washes (and waxes if you want) RVs. He’s reasonable and does a very good job. He will also do the roof for a little more $$$. We did it last time we came up from the oil patch and it sure was good to get all of that red sand removed from the coach exterior. And the roof was a MESS!

I’ll catch y’all up on our Arkansas trip when I get my new laptop… probably tomorrow.

Till then,



On the road again & loving it…


Here we are entering Benton, Arkansas on our way to the N. Little Rock KOA for the night.Then on to Mountain Home tomorrow to get ready for Bob’s children Heather, Julia, Bill & Heather, and Bob’s brother Richard. They are all coming in on Friday and Saturday we will spread Mom’s ashes per her request at the White River.

It’s rare to have everyone together in one place at one time so we will all celebrate Mom’s life and the opportunity to all be together.

We have one coming from Iowa, two from Las Vegas, and two from Missouri… in addition to us from Texas.

Weather is HOT today, about 101 but supposed to cool down tomorrow. We can only hope!

I’ve received many wonderful emails from people glad to see my blog up again. I didn’t realize how much I missed being a part of this “online” community. Thank you to everyone for contacting me. Some of you have also asked some great questions.

Till next time,


My how time flies…

I’ve been remiss in keeping the posts up to date here. Since we will not be working for GGS, I felt I could re-enact my posts from the time we started our new life adventure as gate guards in the Eagle Ford Shale.

I have not posted controversial material, I have not divulged any trade secrets (not like I know any to begin with 🙂 ) and I just love to post my thoughts and to hear from my followers of this blog about what they are thinking and doing.

I post to help people who are trying to decide if they want to do this work. I was so grateful to find the blogs so full of helpful information when we were struggling about making this choice.

We will be returning to the oil patch October 1st and it won’t be for any previous company we’ve worked for. It will be a large company in the field, however. We have learned from experience that the small start-up companies may look attractive, but their inexperience or desire to stay “small” is not necessarily good for the gate guards that they hire. There are many reasons for that.

We are leaving tomorrow for Mountain Home, Arkansas to spread Bob’s mother’s ashes per her request. She died on July 4th at the ripe age of 98+. After having dementia for over a decade, I hope she has found peace now.

I’m happy to say I am playing Words With Friends with a dear friend of mine in Massachusetts, and playing Scrabble with several of my Facebook friends. If you’d like to join, just look me at Vicky Wallace Heron on Facebook. The nice thing is you can pick up these games and make your move when you get a free moment, and the same for the other players. So it’s fun. Right now both people I’m playing are whooping my tail end! I thought I was a good player. These games will sharpen your mind for sure.

My dear husband, Bob, got me an iPad for my birthday and I just love playing games on it. Who knew I’d become a gamer!?!

See you in the oil patch soon!

Till next time,