Life's Journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, totally worn out, shouting "Wow...What a Ride!"

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Belt Sander Races & Volksmarching With New Friends

Saturday was the start of some much nicer weather, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month Belt Sander races are held at the Gaff a local bar. A number of us from Gulf Waters headed there to enjoy the festivities, we arrived about an hour before the races started and got some front row seats at the finish line.

The racers and their race track

The winning team Purple Passion and to the right the shirt from last years winning team :)


        Artwork at The Gaff

After the races we watched some folks try their hand at Hammerschlagen I didn't try is as my hand and eye coordination is never great. After watching a few rounds we along with two couples headed to Stingrays the bar next door for some appetizers, between the onion rings, nachos and jalepeno poppers we had plenty for all of us to enjoy.

Sunday I headed into Corpus Christi to meet Susan and Bob from Travel Bug and Erin and Mui of Two to Travel's Phaeton Journeys for a 10k Volksmarch. Since Dave isn't able to do that much walking he stayed home and of course the camera was with him. Sue and Erin have both posted about it, if you want to read about our walk here is Susan's and Erin's post of it. A great walk was followed by an enjoyable lunch, thank you ladies it was great meeting you both and your husbands, hope we can do it again sometime. Erin and Mui are in the same park we are so I'm sure we'll cross paths again before we leave here.

Faye, Erin, Mui, Susan & Bob, thanks Erin for the picture
Monday and Tuesday have been beautiful days, Dave has been fishing and I've been riding the bike, then of course there is the afternoon happy hours. We only have two weeks left here, while we haven't done much it seems the days go by quickly and we are still enjoying ourselves. It has been nice to stay in one place for awhile and get to know some great people.


  1. Belt sander races...boys and their toys :) I'll bet Dave loved that :)

    Your Hump Day Camel looks like he's in Vermont! Or is that sand :)

  2. We'll have to check out those belt sander races.

    Happy Hump Day.

  3. We're going to have to check out those races before we leave.

  4. Love that camel picture. Too funny! AS is the thought of belt sander races. People do come up with the craziest ideas.

  5. A belt sander race...that's different. My husband the woodworker had some fierce he had one that would fly down that track. Cool you go to participate in that walk....neato!


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