Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Easter


Tomorrow will see our wheels turning, as we are leaving the valley.  We plan on going to Corpus Christi for a week or so.  The Navy has a nice campground that is right on the beach, where we planning on staying. 

This park is so empty, almost everyone but the people who live here year round are gone, except a few Canadians who are holding off till the last day. 

We have enjoyed our stay here very much, Chuck gets to play as much cards and golf as he wants, which leaves me free to do as much or as little as I like.

We are in the process of revamp our travel plans, which will revolve around how quickly Chuck will be able to get a small hernia taken care of in Colorado Springs.  Instead of picking our grandson up in California and heading north to Washington, we plan to fly him into Los Vegas, and go from there.  Think that there is a lot more to entertain him in that part of the country, San Diego, Disneyland, so he is sure to be happy with it.

The wind is blowing today, hopeful it will die down some, glad that we have such a short trip tomorrow, got to ease back into the travel mode.

Hope all have a wonderful Easter, life is good.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Too Good Not To Share

Children Writing About the Ocean...
1) - This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6)
2) - Oysters' balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6)
3) - If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don't have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (age 7)
4) - Sharks are ugly and mean, and have big teeth, just like Emily Richardson. She's not my friend any more. (Kylie, age 6)
5) - A dolphin breaths through an a$$hole on the top of its head.
(Billy, age 8)
6) - My uncle goes out in his boat with 2 other men and a woman and pots and comes back with crabs. (Millie, age 6)
7) - When ships had sails, they used to use the trade winds to cross the ocean. Sometimes when the wind didn't blow the sailors would whistle to make the wind come. My brother said they would have been better off eating beans. (William, age 7)
8) - Mermaids live in the ocean. I like mermaids. They are beautiful and I like their shiny tails, but how on earth do mermaids get pregnant? 
(Helen, age 6)
9) - I'm not going to write about the ocean. My baby brother is always crying, my Dad keeps yelling at my Mom, and my big sister has just got pregnant, so I can't think what to write. (Amy, age 6)
10) - Some fish are dangerous. Jellyfish can sting. Electric eels can give you a shock. They have to live in caves under the sea where I think they have to plug themselves in to chargers. (Christopher, age 7)
11) - When you go swimming in the ocean, it is very cold, and it makes my willy small. (Kevin, age 6)
12) - Divers have to be safe when they go under the water. Divers can't go down alone, so they have to go down on each other. (Becky, age 8)
13) - On vacation my Mom went water skiing. She fell off when she was going very fast. She says she won't do it again because water fired right up her big fat butt. (Julie, age 7)
14) - The ocean is made up of water and fish. Why the fish don't drown I don't know. (Bobby, age 6)
15) - My dad was a sailor on the ocean. He knows all about the ocean. What he doesn't know is why he quit being a sailor and married my mom. (James, age 7)

Monday, March 22, 2010

I’m Bald

Well, almost that is.  This is the 3rd time since we have been here that I’ve had my hair cut, all by the same person.  The first time was good, the second perfect, but this time it is so short. that all I have is cow licks.  I’m sure it will grow and the world won’t end, but third time was suppose to be a charm.

Getting closer to the time of leaving here, have people coming to wash and wax the fiver Friday.  Glad that we are having it done, don’t like Chuck up on the roof. Park is getting emptier by the day.  We debated making a reservation for next year, but decided that we did not want to be committed to being here at a certain time, or for that matter , even to being here next year.  Very seldom do we make reservations, we are more of the whatever, when ever, maybe never type of people.

We made it to Rudy’s Bar B Q last night and it was soooo good.  Brought a lot home, so we will have dinner tonight with more of the same.  Also saw the movie Bounty Hunter, which was better than I thought it would be.  Other than that we have been just hanging out here doing a lot of this and that.

Life is good.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Smelling the Orange Blossoms

There are three trees around our rig and the smell is heavenly.  Sure glad that we don’t have allergies.  Weather has gotten ever so nice, time for the swimming pool, need to get some color back, as the foul weather has taken it’s toll on my tan. This is more like what we have come to expect here in Texas, warm to hot and windy. 


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Texas Bluebells

We are seeing a lot of our new friends leave, as they are making their way home, although most of the Canadians are putting off the move for a few more weeks.  We are getting that ole “hitch itch” too.  Our last bridge lesson is next week and Chuck has a doctors appointment for the 26th and after that we are free. We are planning a big loop around the country this coming year, from here up to Colorado Springs over into the lower half of Utah, on to the Grand Canyon, California, where we will pick up our grandson, then a meandering trip up into Washington.  We will fly him home once he’s tired of us and we will continue on to Indiana for the Escapees & Nicks rally’s.  From there over to the east coast and down to Key West and back up the west coast of Florida and follow the shoreline, as much as possible back to the RGV by January.  If your going to make a plan it might as well be a big one, and this one makes me tired just writing about it.  

We are on cable here, so we had our dish put on inactive, which means we can not use the dvr, but there was a channel from Canada that had the Amazing Race on at 6, so I was able to get my race fix and make it to out Sunday night card game at 7.  But once daylight savings time kicked in that no longer works, so last night had to make a big choice.  DARN!  We have so enjoyed our time spent at this park, though the spaces are extremely tight.  There are some premier sites in among the park models that are quite spacious and we are planning on reserving one of those if possible, just have to decide on a date for our arrival here. 

Got our taxes done, renewed our passports, even though I sent in some pictures of some “old” people.  Life is good.   

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Finally Made It To Mexico

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Sign that greets entering Mexico

Made the run over the border yesterday, and we had a great time. Had my super shrimp cocktail at the Red Snapper, along with 2 margaritas. Sound like a great diet to me! But it is working great and that is all I care about. Picked up a few meds, 10 videos, couple of things for the great grandkids for Easter….AND a “PRADA” purse for 25 dollars. LOL….Been looking for a lime green one, also got another one for a gift, but in red.

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Will be the last time we probably make that trip this year as our passports expire in a few days. Guess I better get that taken care of while I’m thinking of it, out of sight, out of mind, has been kicking in on me. Have to start writing them notes that I’ve laughed at Chuck for doing it for years.

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Today it was bridge lessons in the morning, ran home for lunch, and back to a session playing with the “big dogs”. Those are the people who really are out to cut your throat, I’m being a bit unfair, there are a lot of fun people, but a few take the game waaaaay to seriously. But it sure feels good when you can beat them at their own game.


Princess Kylee’s 2nd birthday

Sure wish we could have been there, she is growing just too fast. Her mother made the castle cake, did a fabulous job.

Days are flying by, miss all our friends, just knowing that they are no longer just down the road, but know that we will be together again before too long. That’s the RV life.