Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
January 17, 2017 - Florida Keys

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An Interesting Sculpture Garden

Yesterday we went to the Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville. The center itself wasn’t much to get excited about, but there was a very nice walking/biking trail along the Guadalupe River.

P1140157It’s a nice wide cement trail that runs .7 miles from the nature center to another park and the Kerrville library. We made the 1.5 mile round trip walk. The Texas Redbud trees are blooming. The splashes of pink in the woods is so pretty. The leaves on trees and bushes are just starting to bud so there is that beautiful light green color that reminds me of spring.

 

Monday as we came into Kerrville, I saw a huge cross up on a hill. Yesterday we went to the Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden to take a look. From what I could figure out based on plaques and literature at the site, the 23 acre spot on this hill in Kerrville is owned by The Coming King Foundation. They appear to be some type of born again Christian group. The story of how this all came about is quite interesting, including alleged visions, signs and miracles.

P1140163Artist Max Greiner, Jr. donated the first sculpture, a 77’ 7” cross which was erected on this site in 2010. Notice the people at the bottom to get a feel of just how big the cross is.

A few other sculptures by various artists have been added. The site is not finished, but they have plans for many more statues. All of this has been funded by private donations. The cross alone is worth over two million dollars.

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Jesus washing the feet of Peter.

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A prayer garden has sprung up with people writing prayers on rocks and leaving them up here.

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Although the site is not complete, it was certainly an interesting place to visit.

I want to thank everyone who left a comment regarding our roof situation. We are aware of the Eternabond product. The pictures I posted are just a small section of the damage. The entire tear is 11 feet long which is about 1/3 of the roof.

We are waiting to get the insurance information from the park owner. I’ve spoken to him on the phone twice. He’s on vacation this week and will get us the insurance company contact information when he gets back. The camp host told us we are the third RV to have roof damage from that tree. One couple had an air conditioner torn off.

It’s a long story, but we feel the owner is negligent. When we got here, there was no one to help us check in even though we had a reservation. We should have been warned not to go down that side of the main road. We saw the tree and by eyeballing it, it seemed okay. There are some other large rigs at the back of the park, so we figured if they were down there it must be okay.

As Merikay said, this is our home, and we’re concerned that the resale value would be greatly diminished if we just patch the damage. We’re not sure how we’ll proceed. It will depend on what we find out once we contact the owner’s insurance company. When I made our reservation, I spoke to the owner directly and told him the size of our unit. Campgrounds need to be honest with people about their properties.

I slept ten hours last night after the rough night before. We love this lifestyle, and this will not deter us. Just one of those things. As our nephew said, those life wrenches are a pain in the rear!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. The very first time a camper had a problem with that tree the management should have taken notice and corrected the problem along with removing the tree or limbs.

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