Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lookout! It's Raining Ducks

Rockport, Texas
Saltwater Flats RV Resort
Weather Condition; High 84 Low 58, Sunny

There is never a dull moment here at Salt Water Flats RV Park! Saturday morning Dawn and I were walking the dogs when we noticed our next door neighbor walking ahead of us. As we walked down the street we saw a Redheaded duck fall from the sky and almost hit our walking neighbor in the head. That’s right! A duck fell out of the sky!

The duck landed on the pavement hard. It laid there a second and then sat up. It tried to walk but fell over. After a few minutes it moved a few feet and sat back down.

A short time later a crowd of people gathered around and discussed what should be done for the duck. One of our neighbors got on the phone and made several phone calls. It’s the weekend and no one wants to be bothered with a wounded duck. Finally, a call to the game warden did the trick. A game warden showed up and when she approached the duck it struggled but moved into the woods behind the park.

The game warden looked around in the woods but couldn’t find the injured duck. She explained that maybe it needed time to recuperate and might even survive.

The following afternoon we were sitting outside when we saw the redheaded duck flying just above the trees. It flew out of the park back towards the bay.

Dawn has been playing cards almost every evening with some of the other ladies. On Wednesday nights we play card bingo.

I spent Monday morning washing the fiver. It was just begging for a good washing. It looks so much better without the bugs, tree sap and road grime.

The awning also got a good scrubbing. It’s been 6 months since it was washed. I was being supervised while I worked.

Yesterday we drove to Lowe’s and picked up 3 rubber stair treads for the fiver steps. Our steps get slick when they get wet. I also glued a rug on the extra step I bought a while back for Dawn.

This morning I took full advantage of the beautiful weather and cleaned the windows and put a coat of waxed one side before it got too warm for waxing.

And people think full-timers are always on vacation!