Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our Time in Rockport

North Texas
Weather Conditions; Cold & Rainy


I haven’t posted anything in a while because things got crazy for us.

Dawn and I spent the last year and half in Rockport, Texas. Rockport is a favorite place for us. We love the small town vibe and the friendliness of the people.


After spending many winters in the little town of Rockport, we decided to stay a summer too and see what it was like.

The Rockport population noticeably shrinks once the Winter Texans leave. Even though is a small town, there is always something going on.

Whooping Crane Festival
Oysterfest

Market Days
Sandhill Crane Festival
Gospel Music Festival
Lamardi Gras
Nautical Flea Market
Festival of Wines
Fishing Tournaments
Art Festival
Hummingbird Celebration
Rockport Sea fair
Tropical Christmas & Parade

That’s just to name a few.

We’ve met a lot of people and made a lot of really great friends while wintering in Rockport.



We finished our gate attendant gig in North Texas in the fall of 2015 and migrated to Rockport, Texas.

We stayed at a different park with the urging of some friends. This park was in a country sitting with little amenities but we liked it. We hit it off with the owners and became fast friends.


We met more people and made more great friends. We attended pot luck dinners, ladies luncheons and other holiday parties and get-togethers.



When spring rolled around the park emptied except for a few and the summer was HOT.


We really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the area. After much discussion we decided we might just stay.


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Friday, October 7, 2016

Odis is at Home Recovering

Rockport, Texas
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 89 degrees


Monday morning started off terrible. We noticed Odis was not his usual self. He was lethargic and wasn’t interested in eating. When he isn’t in eating, there’s something wrong.

We tried feeding him treats and he wasn’t interested in those either.

We’ve never used a veterinary here in Rockport. Now we got to find one fast.

We loaded him up in the truck and took him to Bay Breeze Animal Clinic. There we met with a very friendly staff.

We explained our concerns about Odis and within a few minutes we were put in an examining room to wait for the doctor.

Our experience with the vet, Dr. Ashley Dierschke was a very good one. She ordered blood and an X-ray.

We waited for what seemed forever as our little Odis laid there feeling so sick.

Finally, the results came in. Odis was in critical condition and the results showed his electrolytes were very low and his sodium was off the charts high.

The doctor said we would need to hospitalize Odis and let them see if they could get his labs back in line.

Odis has never stayed a single night away from home alone. The doctor went on to explain that if he was not hospitalized he would probably die.

She said he would more than likely be hospitalized all week. We handed him over to the doctor and came straight home.

We were just sick with worry. He had been fine on Saturday. Sunday he started to believe a little funny. Monday he was very sick.

Monday afternoon we received a phone call from Dr. Kimberly Harrell. She said after more testing she had concluded that Odis has Addison’s disease. She explained that it’s not curable but it is treatable. She said she would be treating him accordingly and would keep us posted on his progress.

We immediately got of the computer and googled Addison’s disease. We have educated ourselves on how to help our little Odis.

Tuesday afternoon we received a call from the vet informing us that Odis had responded so well to his first treatment that he could go home.


 We were ecstatic! We couldn’t wait to pick him up.

He looked so much better when they carried him out to us. He’s not hundred percent yet but, he could tell by just looking at him that he was feeling better.

He has to have Prednisolone daily for the rest of his life. He must have regular labs done to check his levels.  


By Friday afternoon he was back to his old self. 



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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Humming Bird Celebration

Humming Birds everywhere.

It's that time of year here in Rockport, Texas.

The HummerBird Celebration is an annual event held each September. The purpose is to celebrate the spectacular fall migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbird through the area, first documented by Connie Hagar in 1938.

We put out a couple of feeders and our neighbors have feeders out too. We sit on the patio every morning and watch the little hummers swarming the feeders.

Here are a few pictures I took while sitting on the patio.

Even the rain doesn't slow them down








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Monday, June 13, 2016

Texas State Aquarium Visit


Dawn Paula and I visited the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.

They are currently working on an expansion. The aquarium is beautiful and has many different exhibits.

We watched the dolphin show. The dolphins put on a great show and they look so happy.





The eagles featured in this exhibit were rescued and rehabilitated at the Texas State Aquarium. This eagle suffers from a broken wing.


All of the sea turtles in Tortuga Cay were rehabilitated and then deemed them non-releasable


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