Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Field of Sunshine

There are several large fields in the Allen, Texas area loaded with some beautiful sun flowers. It's like a field of sunshine!





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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Stepping Easy!

Princeton, Texas
Clear Lake Park
Weather Condition; High 93 Low 71, Sunny

It’s startling to get really HOT around here. Even though we both grew up in north Texas, neither of us cares for the heat of the summer. It might be we’re just getting old!

We are still enjoying our gate attendant job but we are looking forward to returning to Rockport for the winter. We both miss south Texas.

Rockport is a sleepy little town with friendly people and we feel at home there. Today we bought my mom a plane ticket to Corpus Christi. I told her for her Christmas gift we would be flying her down to visit us in early December. She is very excited and wants to see the beach and see all the sites.

It will be fun to show her where we spend our winters.

We are almost half way through with this year’s summer gig as gate attendants and I can say it has been fun and interesting!

We sure miss Teddy and Barbara. They are the first partner gate attendants we had the pleasure of working with. They were only subbing here until the other gate attendants (Joe and Dorothy) arrived from Arizona. They didn’t get here until mid-May. The delay was due to Joe having heart surgery.    

Joe and Dorothy are nice people and have been doing this work for many years.

We have met some really nice people while doing this job. We have met people from all over the states and many from this area that frequently camp at this park.

We are looking forward to returning here next summer. 

We are busy on our four days off. This week we had doctor appointments, picked up eye glasses, grocery shopping, laundry, lunch with friends and built new steps.

That’s right, I built new steps. The indoor steps in our fiver are steep and high. There are only three steps with a rise of nine inches each. That’s tall for short legged people. The steps are only eight inches each.

To remedy this, I took some free lumber and built steps over our existing steps. I framed them up the have a six and half inch rise with ten inch steps. The framing work wasn’t very pretty but it works. Remember I’m NOT a carpenter!


We spent ten dollars on carpet which almost matches our existing carpet and twelve dollars on screws and nails.

This is the finished product.



Dawn loves them and it’s much easier to go up and down now.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tire Spikes !

Princeton, Texas
Clear Lake Park
Weather Condition; High 83 Low 62, Partly Sunny

Things here have been kinda laid back until last night. It was about 11:45 P.M when Dawn and I both woke up to the sound of a vehicle speeding past our fiver. There is a circle drive in front of our fiver that is used for a turnaround for vehicles that decide not to enter the park. We’re use to the occasional vehicle driving through at night. People do get lost!

This is the circle drive

Last night the vehicle drove around the circle several times kind of fast. We were watching out the window when the vehicle finally stopped in front of our fiver. A woman stepped out of the SUV. She walked past our fiver and went to the fiver behind us. That fiver belongs to our partner gate attendants. She knocked on the door. The sleepy gate attendant opened the door slightly. We couldn’t hear the conversation but it didn’t last long.

She soon returned to her SUV and sped off to the exit side of the gate house. Dawn and I watched as the woman drove past the DANGER – Tire Damage Sign and put the pedal to the metal. She drove right over the tire spikes going the wrong way. All four tires blew. She drove half way to the boat ramp before coming to a complete stop.

This is the warning Sign which is by the way, Very Bright at night!

Dawn and I just looked at each other in shock! What on earth is going on?!

We watched out the window waiting to see if she would walk back to the entrance of the park. About forty-five minutes later a deputy drove through the circle drive very slowly. We turned on the porch light and the deputy stopped in front of our fiver.

I went out to meet him and see what was going on. He told me the department had received a call from a woman saying she was lost and that she had driven over something that had flattened her tires. The deputy said they knew exactly where she was. He asked if we saw anything. I told him what we saw and told him she was in the park near the boat ramp.

He asked me to unlock the gate and to keep it open so the tow truck could also get in.

I unlocked the gate and the deputy drove in. It was approximately thirty minutes later when the tow truck arrived.

Thirty minutes later the tow truck left the park with the SUV. The deputy stopped to help me lock the gate and to tell me that the woman was very lost and very upset. He said he believed she might have been drinking earlier in the evening. YOU THINK!!!!

Needless to say, it was 2:30 A.M before Dawn and I got back into bed. We got up at 5:30 A.M this morning and already had a line of fishermen waiting for us at the gate house!


Like I said before, Never a Dull Moment Here!!!!

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