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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hill Country Visit


Caribbean Cowboy

After much a-do we have our trip under way. We are spending a few days at the Caribbean Cowboy RV Park in the Hill Country.  This is a small park, secluded and very quiet.

Dianna, Pidge and DonDianna, Pidge & Don chatting









Today we met Pidge & Don from the The Frugal Travelers for lunch at the Lost Maples Cafe in Utopia, TX.  We follow each others blog and having a face to face get together is a real treat.  We did a lot of talking about our families, RV’ing and RV future plans.

After talking with Don & Pidge it seems they really enjoy their RV life and are excited with their travels. Thank you both for an enjoyable lunch and safe traveling.











Update on the Alpha WiFi amplifier.  After getting set up here in the park we were able to connect to the internet.  We had a weak signal with only one and two bars.  This called for the Alpha amplifier.  What a nice difference.

WiFi signal before connecting Alpha amplifierBefore

Signal with amplifier connectedAfterr

With solid 4 and 5 bars I’m pleased with the performance and now have the Alpha amplifier as part of my WiFi arsenal.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Interesting! I've never heard of the Alpha amlifier. I've got a Wilson's, but I think that only works for my aircard?

    I hope to meet pidge, myself, one day. :)

  2. It's always nice to meet fellow bloggers and get to know them a little better.

    That's pretty impressive performance by your Alpha amplifier!

  3. Just as Rick stated, your results look very impressive. I am wondering if you would describe the “Alpha WiFi amplifier” a bit more. For instance, where did you get it, cost (not as important), technical details, etc. From the picture and the name of the product, it seems to connect directly into the laptop via USB and it works strictly with WiFi, is this correct? This is a good post and interesting to those of us who are sometimes camped on the fringes. Thank you in advance.


  4. I think I am going to get one of those. I checked it out on Amazon, and they are very reasonable. Again thanks for a great day. We hope to be able to spend more time with you two.

  5. Judy

    The Alpha is just a WiFi amplifier.

    Correct, your Wilson is for the air card. See my blog about the Alpha here

  6. YEA...4 or 5 bars is awesome. Glad it is all working out. The park looks very nice. Enjoy your stay. Hope you have nice weather!