We have really enjoyed our stay here at Gulf Waters RV Resort, though the winds do blow a lot the warmer temps are nice. This year though has been colder than normal for the area but still so much better than being in VT. We have become part of the 6th Street Posse, almost every nice afternoon at some ones lot people start gathering, at times there have been upwards of 30 people. The one complaint I have about site 620 is the lack of sunshine reaching most of the lot, because of the layout our rv blocks all of the afternoon sunshine. A few weekends ago we were told our neighbors who were moving across the pond next year were staying in this neighborhood instead, well we decided to change sites too to stay in this neighborhood. The lot owner, Kathy told us though they might sell it and if so we might lose our site for next winter. When we first arrived we briefly entertained the thought of buying a lot but thought it was too soon to make that kind of decision, well we started considering it again. For us this is a great place to position ourselves for summer travels when we are no longer committed to going back to VT. When summers are our own we want to explore the western side of the country, we've done lots of stuff on the east coast so that holds no real appeal to us, someday though we do hope to get back to FL and the keys but for now that is still a few years away.
This an ownership park, if you choose when you are not here you can put your lot into the rental pool, back in sites are highly desirable for the summer rental program. Most of the summer guests are towing their rv not driving a motorhome, so the back in sites stay rented most all summer long. There is a moratorium on building rv parks on the island so no more will be built in this area, there is a water park being built in South Padre Island which will bring in even more weekend and summer families.
So we took the plunge, Kathy & Jay offered us a reasonable price
and we will close on lot 623 the end of February.
The lots for sale here at reasonable prices tend to sale quickly, seems there is always folks driving through looking at them. If for some reason we would ever decide to sell I doubt it would take very long for it to sell. We will put the lot into the rental program, the income earned should pay for all the quarterly and annual costs.
Another plus in this area is my brother owns a rental property in Port Arasnas that he will be moving too in 6 years or so, as soon as his youngest is out of high school. So 42 years after leaving Texas I will be part of the state once again, so once we no longer have ties to VT looks like we'll become Texans.
We still plan on going to the Houston RV show but unless we run into a really great deal doubt we'll be buying any thing for awhile.
Other than that our days have been pretty much the same, riding on the beaches and fishing, happy hour on the nice days and now we have just one week left here :(
Until next time...