Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A day in the Life at Rockport

Rockport, Texas
Weather Condition; High 74, Low 62,

We are really enjoying our stay at Coastal Oaks RV Resort. We are still newbies at being full-timers thing. We are learning as we go. We have learned that all parks are not alike. Here at Coastal Oaks, the residences make up a committee. That committee decides on what type of events are held at the club house.

Since we arrived here, they have had a Sunday Ice Cream Social (.50 per scoop, bring-your-own-bowl & spoon), Pizza Party (You call and order your own pizza and have it delivered to the club house), Game Night (cards or whatever).  $2.00 Bingo and Thursday night Happy Hour (bring your own drink and lawn chair).

We have learned that on Monday and Thursday the propane truck drives through. If you need propane, just set your tank out by the curb and attach your check. The propane man will fill it up and take your check ($24.00). 

You need to set your trash out at the curb before 9:00 a.m. and it will be picked up by maintenance.    
A premium site has a concrete pad twice the size of a standard site. You can use a 2x4 as a curb stop so not to get too close to you RV.

There are people that will complain about anything no matter where they are.

There’s sand spurs are everywhere. They are not dog friendly. Our fur kids have snagged their share of theses nasty stickers.

There are tons of jelly fish in the water here. Most are died. This is due to the red tide.  Red tide is a common name for a phenomenon also known as an algal bloom, an event in which marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column and results in discoloration of the surface water. It is usually found in coastal areas.

Some red tides are associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen or other harmful effects, and are generally described as harmful algal blooms. The most conspicuous effects of red tides are the associated wildlife mortalities of marine and coastal species of fish, birds, marine mammals, and other organisms.

We have noticed some dead ducks along the water’s edge too. The smell isn’t very nice either.

But with all that aside, we wore shorts and flip flops today. That’s nice for mid December!


  1. Thanks for these posts and photos! I spent several summers in Rockport/Fulton as a kid with my parents and our travel trailer. Have you been to Fulton Mansion yet? Back then, it was a trailer park on the front grounds, believe it or not! I have many fond memories of the summers spent there and was so glad when the mansion was finally made into a landmark and restored.

  2. Sorry to hear about the red tide. That can be very unpleasant. It sounds like you're at a very nice place.

  3. I am ready to get back to shorts and Flip Flops. Too bad about the red tide, that is nasty.

  4. Make sure to check out the Maritime museum, and maybe you should check out when Oysterfest is this year, usually the 3rd weekend of Feb. Also, everyone raved about The Big Fisherman Seafood Restaurant, between Rockport and Aransas Pass.for lunch...We never got there...Check with the RVer's..they would know if it still is good...Have fun in your shorts and flip flops..We are at 68 degrees, but with rain slickers and umbrellas...

  5. We hated those sand spurs too, they would get in Whiskey paws as well so we would have to keep stopping to pull them out or carry her through the bad bits. We have seen that red tide once too, when we were in the Baja, definitely different to say the least. Enjoy your stay.

    Kevin and Ruth

  6. DEAD DUCKS?!?!? Well, even live ducks don't always smell great. It just depends on how long they've been boondocking.

    Watch out for dead jellyfish; they sting just like live ones.