Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sun. Feb. 27th Rockport/Fulton Texas

Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, 
 since August 2006

       The usual morning overcast but no drizzly today, just hot and humid, but a refreshing breeze off the gulf to help us out. We putter around, walkabout and chat with some neighbours. Even another couple we met at the Summit Resort in New Braunfels stopped by to chat.

       After lunch we took a drive over the causeway to Goose Island State Park. A nice drive along oak tree covered roadways.
tree lined roads
       We arrived at the Big Tree to see this giant Oak tree, believed to be one largest and possibly the oldest in the nation. It is over one thousand years old! And a trunk circumference: 35 feet 1 and 3/4 inches or 10.71 meters . Quite amazing if you think about it.
Big Tree
       After this stop we drove along the waterfront enjoying the scenery and smell of the ocean. Along this short stretch we noticed a couple of cars stopped at the side of the road with binoculars and cameras viewing three "Whooping Cranes" . These are huge birds standing 5 feet tall with a wing span over 7.5 feet. This area is their winter breeding grounds and they head north in the summer. The Whopping crane is almost extinct with an estimate of only 400 left in the wild.
whooping cranes
       From here a nice drive along the coast for a couple of miles past a pier with a couple of men fishing with the birds and pelicans waiting for whatever they can steal, and we saw a trailer load of some kind of colourful wire traps. There was also a few nice homes for sale with an ocean view.
fishing pier
       Back home we got to sit outside, out of the wind and read for while before Happy hour evolved again, to chat and share stories for while. Then as it got dark I made supper of a hot pork sandwich, creamy mashed potatoes and cauliflower w/cheese, for a nice tasty meal. Then a movie.
happy hour

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  1. I love those old oak trees. I think the "Angel Oak" near Charleston, SC might be older. We were told 1200-1400 years, you can see our pictures of on our blog

  2. Kevin and Ruth ...Well there ya go!! looks like we need to put that on our bucket list of things to see!! Thanks for the heads up!!! oh yeah, and we enjoy your Mexican adventures.


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