Sunday, March 4, 2012

Back at Padre

We have been back at Padre Island since last Wednesday after leaving Seguin. We will stay here at least 2 weeks but possibly 4 weeks. The weather east of here seems be staying pretty violent so we are thinking that we will stay here thru the end of March and then head back west.

We may travel up thru Oregon and Washington in April but we will just wait and see what the weather is like and how we feel.

The weather here is gorgeous and we have a site with a great ocean view again so we are very happy for now. The temperature is running between 73 and 80 on the island which is just perfect.

That's all the news for now.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Short trip to Austin, now back in Seguin

The boys, Cori, Chuck & Donnie at Cori's house

Crystal & the boys at the park.

We took a little trip up to our niece's house (Cori) in Austin. The nephew's wife, Crystal, and their 3 boys were coming to Austin from Dallas for a birthday party. We went to the park with the 3 boys, 3 dogs and the nieces. It was great fun. When Crystal and the boys left for the birthday party we went to Round Rock to a cafe for dinner and to watch a belly dancing demonstration. That was something very different. We had a wonderful time.
We are back in Seguin now. We will probably take off for another stay on Padre Island on Wednesday if the weather cooperates.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


We are settled at Donnie's brother's house in Seguin, Texas for 10 days or two weeks. Their cousin Bill and wife came down from OKC and our niece Cori came down from Austin so we are having a great visit.

We had a great fish fry yesterday at Padre before we took off this morning. Luckily the weather held with warmth and no rain for the event.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Still on Padre

We are in doing laundry and getting the oil changed in the truck. Yesterday was the best weather day in a few days so all of the fishman were out fishing all day long. Therefore, we had fresh fish for dinner and we were able to freeze enough for another 3 dinners. All the folks at the campground are so great. So many are repeats so we know them from previous years.
We have to cycle out of the campground on Friday because our 14 days are up. We have to stay out for 2 days then we will go back for 3 days before we leave next Wednesday for Chuck (Donnie's brother) and Pam's house for 10 days or so. Donnie's cousin from OKC will meet us there at Chuck's and I'm sure we will have a great time.
We aren't sure what we will do next but we are leaning toward coming back down to Padre for another 2 weeks or so.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Padre Island

It almost felt like coming home driving into Padre on Friday. We had to stay in Ft Stockton for 2 nights because the weather was really awful but the rest of the trip has been great.
It was about 75 Friday when we got here but now it has cooled of to about 68 or so but the nights are very warm. We have met back up with some of our friends that come every year (already got some fresh fish from them). Some of the others are yet to come.
We remember now how much we love this place. We are in town for church and shopping today.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


My niece and Trooper the horse


Sorry that I've been flaking out on the blog. I've gotten lazy and just been posting to Facebook instead.

So we finally got out of Salt Lake on January 5 after a rush trip to Oregon to see my nephew. We picked the trailer up in Mesquite and stayed over night in the RV park there. We went on to Lake Mead and got organized for 6 days. It was nice to walk and rest up before going on. We got into my nieces place south of Phoenix on January 13. We will be here about 10 days, leaving about 1/24 depending on the weather.
We've had a great time with Debbie my niece and went into Mesa one day to meet up with Donnie's sister Betty, brother-in-law, LeRoy and niece Sheri and husband Bill.
We went to the Flea mart yesterday and visited a great-nephew auto repair shop that he just opened.
Today we went horseback riding for a couple of hours out in the desert. It was great fun.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Albuquerque, NM

We left Oklahoma on Monday morning and went to Amarillo, Texas. Today we drove from Amarillo to Albuquerque. We've been bucking a pretty heavy headwind for the last 2 days which has negatively impacted our gas mileage which is not what you need when diesel is $4.18 a gallon. We are going to try to make it to Kingman, AZ tomorrow although it is 468 miles which is about double what we normally drive. We sort of don't want to stay in Flagstaff cuz it is high and cold. We are going to Laughlin, NV where we will stay for a week. Betty (Donnie's sister) & her husband will meet us there for a couple of days next week. We will stay there where it is warm until it is time to go up by Zion Ntl Park to meet Chris, Yon & the girls for Easter. It's been a great trip but I'm getting excited to be home.