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|
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.
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.
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.
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