Welcome to Bob & Carol Heiser's Home Page
IntroductionOctober 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, November 23, 2013 we are parked next to our hanger at Ducote Air Park in San Angelo, TX.
Where will we be? Subject to change.November 26, 2013 Georgetown, TX to visit our son Paul and family for Thanksgiving.
December 2, 2013 back to the Rio Grande Valley and Alamo Paradise Acres for winter.
Link to Alamo Parade Pictures March 2, 2013
ChurchWhen 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.
AviationFlying 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.
New PlaneWe have built the Tail (Rudder, Elevator, and Horzontal Stabelezer) for a Zenith CH-750 CruZer. We are expecting the rest of the parts and plans in April, 2014.
Click to see pictures of our project
Ham RadioCarol 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.
Renaissance FairesWe 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.
DancingWe 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.
St. BaldricksWe and our valley dance friends have been very active the last 5 years raising money for St. Baldricks Foundation. The funds raised go for Children's Cancer Research. So far we have raised over $100,000.00 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 March 9, 2014 at the Pharr Civic Center. 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 March 9, 2014 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
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This page last revised November 23, 2013.
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