Saturday, December 29, 2012

The last of our stay at Harlingen

We are doing well and having a good time. We had Christmas dinner here at the park. They served Ham and potatoes. Everyone brought a dish so we had tons of food to eat. It was a great time for over 250 people. The other day we went to Port Isabel on the way to South Padre Island. We stopped at the old Light House and I climbed the stairs to the top. Sure have a great view of the area. Gloria stayed at the bottom as the stairs are real steep. We also went to the Maritime Museum and looked at all the history of the area. Then we went out on South Padre Island and drove north along the island. Not much there to see and lots of hotels. Not sure why anyone would want to stay there as the wind sure gets with it there. We went out on the beach as we wanted to say we were there. Took some pictures and left. Then we headed back south to Breakaway Tours as we had tickets for there Dolphin Watch tour. Gloria had won a ticket at a give away drawing. The boat was a good size one so the choppy water was no big deal. We got to see some Dolphins and Pelicans in the bay and even got to go out into the Gulf and play in the high waves. They did not stay there long as the waves were very high. I even spotted a Sea Turtle swimming in the bay. We will be spending New Year day here and may do the celebration at the club house. Then we leave here on the 2nd head to Arizona and then on to Calif. Will post more as we go. I have posted more pictures so if you want to see them click the link.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

More from Harlingen TX

We have been enjoying our stay here in Harlingen so far except for the wind. It seems to blow every day and some days it really gets with it. We went to Brownsville TX the other day. First we went to the Palo Alto Battlefield. That was cool to learn some history that we missed in school. Then we went to the Zoo in Brownsville. At first sight we thought it was a small one but we were wrong. They have lots of things to see and some great animals. Took the bike out for a short ride today to go to the Iwo Jima Momunment. Will have to tell you more about it later as it was closed. Most of the time we just stay in the trailer out of the wind. But it is warm here most of the time. Posted some pictures we have taken so far so you can follow the link below to see them. We are ready for Christmas and hope all of you are too and have the best Christmas ever.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Here in Harlingen TX

Well we have not done much here yet. It has been warm and even hot but the wind has been bad. Today it was real bad so we stayed in most all day. We did manage to get to the store for some things. One of our neighbors that we had met in Rock Port, Dick and Donna came over and asked if we would want to do dinner on the South Padre Island at Dirty Al's. We said yes and road with them. The food was great. I had Shrimp and Gloria had fish. Hope the wind lets up tomorrow as I want to go to Brownsville and see what all is there.

Monday, December 17, 2012

We moved again

Today we left Rock Port and headed to Tropic Winds RV Park in Harlingen TX. We have done some sight seeing the last few days. On Friday we took the truck (as the weather was not that good) and went to Snoopy's in Courpus Christi. It is a restaurant that Gloria had been to before and said it was good. She was right it was great. The Shrimp is real good as that is what I had. After our lunch we stopped at Scoopy's. It is an Ice Cream shop next to Snoopy's. I had a Hot Fudge Sunday and I would like to have another one. Gloria had a Cone what a wast. On the way (both ways) we went through Port Aransas and got to take the Ferry. It was fun to do that with the Truck. It was a great trip all in all with lots to see.
The nest day we went to the Port at Rock Port and did the tourist thing. We went to the Maritime Museum and got to look at the pictures and artifacts from the La Salle that wrecked in the harbor in the 1600's. Also checked out a Flea Market and the Rock Port Aquarium.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

In the Wind

Took the bike out for a ride today. We went to Corpus Christi to go to the Texas State Aquarium. It was a nice ride but it did not warm up as much as they said it would and it was windy. But the Aquarium was worth it. What a great place. We highly recommend it if you are ever in the area. The have all kinds of fish and lots of displays. Also have shows with the Dolphin, Stingrays,Diver in the water. You can even feed the Rays and pet them. The Dolphin show is real good. You will just have to look at the pictures.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More from Rock Port TX

We have just stayed around the park since the weather has been cold the last two days. Will do some traveling around tomorrow as the weather will be warming up. Today two of our traveling friends Greg and Karen got remarried. Wish them all the luck in the world and safe travels. Bristol is not too sure about this park but still loves to go out walking when it gets dark. Went to a dinner at the activity center tonight and it was good and met lots of friendly people there. Have spent time talking to neighbors behind us from Wisconsin. Mike and Joyce. It is always nice to meet new people.

Monday, December 10, 2012

On the move again

Sorry to do it but we left Medina Lake TX. today as our time was up. We headed to Rockport TX. to stay at  Bay View RV Park for the next week. We got here around 1PM. and got all set up with no trouble. As we were setting up we got a big surprise as Greg and Karen drove up. We have ran into them in several places on our travels. What a Small World..... The park seems nice with lots of activities and thing to do. Will post more about the park and the area soon. Gloria is not all the happy right now. The weather has turned a bit cool but will warm up soon.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

More News

I have added new pictures of our stay here at Medina Lake just click on the link delow.
                                         Pictures Medina Lake 2012

Update from Medina Lake. Sure is warming up. Yesterday it was in the 80's and should be for the next few days. On Friday we took the bike out for a long run around the area here. Went to Boerne TX. to see what was there and did not find much. Then to Kerrvile then to Bandero. We did some shopping, OK window shopping as did not buy any thing. Then we came back to camp. It was a nice ride of about 100 miles. Last night friends we met here, Andy and Chris took us to San Antino to do the River Walk at night to see the Christmas Lights. We first had Dinner at Casa Rio started in 1946, the oldest restaurant on the River Walk. The food was real good and the price was better than I thought.. Then we got on a river boat and took in the sights. We had done it last year during the day but it was nicer at night. The lights were great. They said there were 3 million all hanging from the trees.