Welcome to Bob & Carol Heiser's Home Page

Introduction

October of 1994 is when we started full time motorhome living. We purchased our present motorhome a 2000 Bounder 39Z in January 2000, yes it is big. We tow a white 2002, L100 Model Saturn for local transportation. We can usually be found in San Angelo, TX in the spring and fall parked by our hanger on Ducote Air Park.

Winter usually finds us in the Rio Grande Valley. We stay At Alamo Paradise Acres Retirement Community in Alamo, TX.  We spend four + months in the Rio Grande Valley Round Dancing, jam sessions, ice cream socials, swimming, and eating way too much food.

Sometime during the Summer we are planning trips to different parts of the USA and spent time at our hanger at Ducote Air Park in San Angelo,TX

Since our son John has moved back to Arlington, Texas we are no longer spending most of April in Florida visiting and attending Sun and Fun EAA fly-in.

Where are we?

Today, June 18, 2014 we are in San Angelo, TX parked next to our hanger at Ducote Air Park. Staying close to home this year, Carol got a new left shoulder on June 4.

Where will we be? Subject to change.

July 3 - 6 Cleyborne TX to visit son's and their famlies..
August 1 & 2 Austin Summerfest in Austin TX.
Novemver, 2014 likely after Tahnksgiving back to the Rio Grande Valley and Alamo Paradise Acres for winter.
Link to Alamo Parade Pictures March 1, 2014

Church

When in San Angelo we attend Mertzon United Methodist Church in Mertzon, TX. While on the road we maintain the church web site and keep in touch via e-mail. There was snow in Mertzon in 2006 during Advent season.  During the time we are in Pharr, TX we attend First United Methodist Church of McAllen, TX.
Church & Snow

Aviation

Flying is one of our hobbies. Pulsar XP N912RV was totaled on April 17, 2012.  Power failure at 50' and a hard landing in a wheat field spelled the end.   We built Pulsar XP, N912RV in our hanger at Ducote Air Park in San Angelo, TX. Our Pulsar first flew on July 2, 2001 and now had over 330 hours of flying time. In October 2001 and September 2003 we flew to the Pulsar Convention in Lawrence, KS. In May of 2006 we flew to Palm Bay, FL and back. We are members of and maintain the EAA chapter web site for EAA chapter 493 in San Angelo, TX.
N912RV

New Plane

We have built the Tail (Rudder, Elevator, and Horzontal Stabelezer) for a Zenith CH-750 CruZer.  We are expecting the fuselage parts and plans April 7, 2014.

Click to see pictures of our project

Zenith CH-750 CruZer

Ham Radio

Carol is N5CBQ and Bob is W7IKT. Carol holds a General license and Bob an Extra class license. When in San Angelo, TX. we are both active with the San Angelo Amateur Radio Club and the Tom Green County ARES and RACES group. One of our favorite Ham activities is Field Day. The following picture is of our Motorhome in use as the HF Phone Station at Field Day in June 2007.  We are member of the Web Foot group and participate with them when we are in the Rio Grande Valley.  Bob is net control for the Wednesday AM Webfoot net.
We now have an HF station 40-10 in the motorhome. We put a verticle up on the rear ladder when we will be in a location for a week or more. Send an email  if you would like to set up a schedule.
Field Day 2001

Renaissance Faires

We both enjoy attending Renaissance Faires. Our motto is "Have Costume do Travel". Our record is 10 Faires in one year. Our personal favorite is Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie, TX. We have also been attending the Kansas City Renaissance Faire on Labor Day weekend and Sherwood Faire near Elgin, TX.
Bob + Carol Faire Friends

Dancing

We love to dance, in January 2000 we discovered Round Dancing. Now we route our travels to attend weekend Round Dance Festivals. We still Ballroom Dance and attend Polka Parties but Round Dancing is clearly our favorite. We are members of the Westerners Square and Round Dance District 16 in Texas. During our time in the Rio Grande Valley we dance to Valley cuers.

Dancing Dancing

St. Baldricks

We and our valley dance friends have been very active the last 6 years raising money for St. Baldricks Foundation. The funds raised go for Children's Cancer Research. So far we have raised over $130,000.00 all for children's cancer research and donations are still coming in.  Shavees have included ladies, children, Pharr Firefighters & Police. We have already scheduled our Head Shaving Event for February 22, 2015. Bob is shaved this year (2013) and in 2010, picture is below, to see other pictures or donate go to Bob's St. Baldricks Web page. Click on "Photo Gallery" to see all the pictures. If you will be in the Rio Grande Valley on February 22, 2015 and would like to shave or volunteer to help with our event send an email to: Shave@fly-web.us
Link to video of Bob & Carol on "Inside the Valley" February 10, 2013 on KRGV

Bob Shaved Bob in Top Hat
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This page last revised June 18, 2014.

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