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!"

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Winding Down Our Stay In Port Aransas TX

March 1-20, 2017

March started much like the January and February did with Dave fishing most days, between getting my daily steps in, prepping the rv for travel and enjoying the company of some girlfriends my days passed by quickly.

In 2014 while at Gulf Waters Beachfront RV Resort we were fortunate to meet Ron & Rose from Australia who were touring the US in their rv at the time. Since then they have sold their rv and we enjoy following their Aussie adventures on Facebook. We received word they were back in the US traveling with a friend in her motorhome, we were glad to hear they were making a repeat visit to Gulf Waters. Thanks Ron, Rose & Ceil for taking the time to visit the gang at GW.

One of the last activities we participated in at Gulf Waters was a park wide pub crawl. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate and we had to hold the event in the community center. Each of the 8 teams provided 100 people with a drink and appetizer. Our team went with a Mardi Gras theme and featured Peach Moonshine and pulled pork sliders. Thanks to DuWayne & Jackie, Pat & Rena and Dave & I we had (as far as we are concerned) the best food and drink.


Thanks to these two wonderful ladies for a fun filled winter, I'm sure going to miss seeing them daily. Thanks for some great memories you two.


The boys, Dave will miss fishing with Pat and trying to keep DuWayne out of trouble. 

Feeling no pain, we sure did have a good time.

Before we knew it March 18th rolled around and our friends Curt and Glenda of Camp Lowry: That's How We Roll we will be traveling with them for 3 weeks as we go along the Gulf Coast. But before we took off we spent a few days sharing our lives here at Gulf Waters.

Dave & Curt fished, Glenda and I walked. We enjoyed a fish fry and Glenda and I got to take a horseback ride on the beach but alas neither one of us used our phone to get any pictures.

Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye.

Safe travels, we'll miss you, thanks for a fun winter...see you down the road.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Slow Start To 2017

January-February 2017

Our time is winding down but we're still hanging out on the TX Gulf Coast. Our days start with walking either in the park or along the beach, weather and wind permitting. We try to get at least 6-7 miles of steps in every day. Dave has been enjoying the surf fishing, our freezer is well stocked and happy hours have frequently featured fresh fried fish. I've been enjoying time with good friends, sitting by the beach or spending the afternoon on the patio reading. We've established a doctor here and had checkups this winter. With a few adjustments we are good to go. In the last few weeks we've both been feeling the itch to get the wheels moving but we haven't succumbed to it since we are awaiting the arrival of some good friends whom we'll be traveling with across the Gulf to AL.

Here's some highlights from the last few months.

Beautiful sunrises...

Full moons...

Visits with Ingrid & Al of Live Laugh RV while they were staying nearby. We always enjoy our visits with them, lots of fun and laughter when we are together. They are back in AZ now and we won't see them again until the fall when we are back in AZ.  Just a few shots of the wildlife we saw while out walking Goose Island with them.

A fortuitous phone call to our friends Dick & Pat had them stopping by on their way back to GA. Dick is retired military so they stayed at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Fancamp. What a nice rv park they have, sites with lots of space and views of the Corpus Christi Bay and just a short drive from our place.

One of Dave's coworkers from his IBM days came to escape the cold and snow of VT. Terry and Jackie enjoyed a few days on the beach and we were even able to have a fire on the beach one evening.

We currently have, as neighbors, our friends Ron & Rose from Australia and their friend Ciel whose motorhome they are all traveling in. Our first meetup with Ron and Rose was in the fall of 2014 when they were here at Gulf Waters staying in the site next to us.

We've been eating well, through lots of walking we are losing weight though.

Oysters were a good price at $48 for 110pds.

White Gulf Shrimp buy 20pds and it's $3.50/pd

Some BBQ...

       Eating well...

        Dave has been enjoying his fishing...

We've enjoyed catching up with some of our friends at Gulf Waters...

It's been a fun winter and we've enjoyed living on island time, especially after our crazy summer last year. Two weeks till takeoff, time to get ready to travel. Before we know it we'll be on our way back to some of our favorite state parks and  exploring a few new ones. Lots more friends to catch up with before we head to Lake Shelbyville, IL for the summer.

Until next time...