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, March 28, 2013 we are parked in space 14G in Alamo Paradise Acres in Alamo, TX.
Link to Alamo Parade Pictures March 2, 2013
Where will we be? Subject to change.Mid April 2013 leave the Rio Grande Valley headed for our hanger in San Angelo, TX
Early April spend a weekend at Scarborough Faire in Waxahache, TX.
April 20, 2013 Belton Ham Swap Fest
June 8, 2013 Ham Com in Dallas, TX
First weekend in August at Austin Summerfest - Ham Radio Convention.
November 2013 back to the Rio Grande Valley for winter.
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 have not decided on another plane, we do know it will be a high wing for easier entry and exit. We built a 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.
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, and Nelson's Boot Camp in Eureka Springs, AR. 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 friends have been very active the last 4 years raising money for St. Baldricks Foundation. The funds raised go for Children's Cancer Research. So far we have raised over $80,000.00 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 10, 2013 at the Pharr Civic Center. Bob is shaving this year and shaved 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 10, 2013 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
Good Morning Valley, March 8, 2013
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This page last revised March 28, 2013.
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