Friday, February 12, 2016

Weekend Visitors

Rockport, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 78 degrees

We’ve had more visitors. Yes, Our friends Mike, Lisa and their son Neal drove down from Dallas for the weekend.

Luckily the weather was good. We made the rounds and showed them all the great places we enjoy.

 We spent time at the beach, the Big Tree and the Rockport hot spots.


We had a great visit.

We spent the rest of the week finishing up on some chores around our place.

We stained the new steps our friends Karen and Vickie gave us. We stained them dark and cut outdoor rugs in half and screwed them down on the steps.



We also built a wooden screen wall for the front of our rig. We’re able to store our generator, ladder and extra lawn chairs.


We only bought a few dollars of wood and the rest was pieces that were thrown away by our neighbors.

We also planted some plants and recovered our swing cushions.




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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cruzin2some's Life in Rockport

Time sure gets away from you when you’re having FUN!

We’ve been doing some more exploring around Lamar, Texas and we drive through Goose Island SP.

We like to drive over to Lamar and look for the Whooping Cranes. Sometimes we see them and sometimes we don’t.


We did see the pelicans gathered at the fish cleaning station at Goose Island SP. The white pelicans mind their manners while the gray pelicans get right up close to the fishermen cleaning their catch.

The weather here has been cool and overcast for a few days then the sun comes out and it warms up nicely.

On the days it’s cool out we drive around and explore so that I can shoot pictures. Don’t know how much fun that is for Dawn. I guess she doesn’t mind as long as we stop by Sonic for a coke. She needs a Sonic coke fix on occasion.


I’ve shot a lot of pictures of birds from the sofa looking out the rear window of the fiver.

Here are a couple of examples of sofa shots.


We had friends, Bud and Bette over for burgers on the grill. We love spending time with our Bud and Bette.

Dawn and I went with twenty other ladies from our park to a luncheon last week. That was a lot of FUN too. We kind of went in and took over the place. I bet they think twice before sitting us in the middle of their restaurant again!

 Dawn and I planted a couple of trees on our site. We found these two Cleveland Pear trees on the clearance isle and that were almost dead. We bought because we hate to see plants dying because no one will give them water.



Anyway, we bought them and planted them on our site and watered them. If they die it’s not because we didn’t try.

We had friends Karen and Vicki over for Sunday lunch this week.


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Random Pictures from Rockport, Texas


This morning it was foggy when the sun was coming up


Found this guy hanging out in the marsh


Also spotted a few spoonbills








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Monday, January 4, 2016

Friends and Family touched by North Texas Tornado

Rockport, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 57 degrees

We haven’t posted much because the weather here has been cold and rainy.

The Weather back home (Rockwall-Garland, Texas) has finally claimed down.

Not only have they been dealing with more flooding again but also recovering from several tornados.

A total of 11 people were killed by the December 26th tornado outbreak.

One of my mother’s cousins lives in Rowlett, Texas. When the storm sirens went off she took her two dogs and hide in an interior closet of her home.

She survived but her home is gone.

My ex-brother-in-law’s 88 year old mother’s house in Copeville,Texas was also destroyed. Thankfully she also survived.

My niece’s grandmother on her father’s side was at home with one of her grandchildren in Rowlett, Texas when the storm sirens went off. They got into a closet down stairs. The tornado leveled the house and they had to be dug out. The grandmother was hospitalized because she has something lodged in her back.

The family appeared on World news digging their dogs from the rubble two days after the tornado.

It’s so heart breaking to see all the damage on the news and to know some of these people who have lost everything.

My friend Jerry and his wife lived in Copeville, Texas. Matter of fact, just a couple miles down the road from the park we worked this past summer.

He and his wife were found fifty yards or so from their house. He didn’t make it. His wife was found under debris and in bad shape.

She’s now in the hospital with rods and pins in her right arm and right leg. She also has broken bones in her back, pelvis, wrist, and ankle.

She told her son the only reason she survived was because Jerry held her as the storm tore through their house.

Jerry was only 49 years old. He and his wife had just celebrated their 25 wedding anniversary.

This is just heart breaking. Jerry was a great guy and always made me laugh. Everyone he worked with loved him.



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