Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shakin' it up in Texas

You know the saying: "Everything's bigger in Texas." Take a look at this big guy! We encountered this lovely creature at the Xtreme Paint and Graphics Company in Nacogdoches, TX, while we were there having Ferd , the motorhome, repaired. In Texas they call these humongous spiders "shakers." This one measured about six inches, end to end. When you get anywhere near them you discover that the name is very appropriate as he/she starts the entire web moving vigorously.

Besides learning about spiders, we've had an interesting and pleasant time during the past few days while getting Ferd's repairs done. We came to Xtreme Graphics on a recommendation and expected this time to be the usual painful, or at the very least, boring but necessary experience. But it was anything but painful due to the company owners, James and Jennifer Stallings, and their staff.

Here James and Jennifer stopped for a second to smile for us and you can catch a glimpse of some of their products on the wall behind them.
We can't say enough about the quality of the work done on our motorhome and the attitude of everyone involved. It was fun getting to know these folks and we would strongly recommend them to any of our rving friends who might have need of some exterior changes or a complete new face for your rig. They can transform an old, drab, exterior into a one-of-a-kind showpiece. Unfortunately, we weren't in the line for one of their complete makeovers, but our rig still got expert care.

We snapped this photo of the young man who did our great fiberglass work, Rance. He had a patient and smiling attitude with every one of our questions and did a fantastic job making Ferd all better.
(Don't have a before photo but the right front was torn up and the door hinge had to be straightened. And then there were scratches down the side.)

We were able to incorporate a few paint changes in our work and are pleased with our new striping, well done by Socko, an expert painter. Some of you will remember that we had these awful pink stripes all the way around the rig through the middle of the basement storage doors, along with a big "unicoach" lettering on one side. Well here's Ferd after Xtreme Graphics did their magic on replacing that....
And we had the front striping and headlights cleaned up, too. Our time was well spent.

We drooled over some of the creations rolling out of the Extreme Graphics big barns and had a great time hanging out with these people. Here's an example of the personalized paint job and new front headlights of one customer. Ain't it pretty?


  1. that spider is awesome!!!! =D

    and your home on wheels looks pretty with its new paint.

    i miss you.

    hope your having fun!!

    the pumpkin seeds turned out greatt!!!! =] they were yummy

    love you,
    caroline aka:goose

  2. Woo Hoo, that paint job is awesome, bet that set the owner back a pretty penny! That would look great on the bus!

    Hugs, Sharon & Ron


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