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Feb 16, 2018 - Fabulous Palacios

We spent three enjoyable days at Serendipity Bay RV and Marina in Palacios, Texas, thanks to my aunt and uncle, Charlene and Dennis’ stay here a few years back. Palacios (pronounced paw lash us) is a Gulf Coast Town about 120 miles southwest of Houston and means palace in Spanish. The Karankawa people, whose initial contact with white people came in the 16th century when Spanish Expeditions first traversed Texas, first inhabited Palacios. The areas was predominantly ranch land until the early 1900’s when it was sold for development and to...

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East Bound and Down

Jun 13, 2015 - We're at the Coast

Another short drive today from Goliad to the coast at Palacios, TX. We are spending the night at the Serendipity Marina & RV Park. Not a bad place, our site is right on the water and is a concrete pull-thru with nice grass landscaping. The marina is filled with sail boats with a few fishing boats. It's right next to the shrimp fleet. Since we are on the coast it's time for seafood, so we went out looking for a fresh seafood restaurant in Palacios. On the way, the low tire pressure light came on in the Fit. I stopped and found that the right...

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2015 Texas Trek

Mar 8, 2015 - Sowers Project in Palacios, TX

We had a good drive from Rockport to Palacios yesterday. The weather was good & there was no wind. We were the last of our Sower group to arrive & some wanted to leave for a rodeo by 2:00 so the get-acquainted meeting was held as soon as we parked. It seems like a nice group of people to work with. We set up after the meeting! The sites are close together but have a great view of Tres Palacios Bay in front of us. We took Callie for a walking tour of the camp & it is unlike any camp we've seen - bayside on 2 sides of the camp, the buildings...

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Nov 18, 2013 - Really on the coast now

I has not thought of Beaumont as along the Gulf Coast, but found out it was. Our next stop I had planned to be on the Gulf, and it was. The RV Park in Palacios, TX met all the criteria of “being on the Gulf,” including being in part a marina. Our site was facing the marina, looking through masts of moored sailboats and fishing boats to the Tres Palacios Bay beyond. Pelicans and gulls were perched along the breakwater the whole time we were there,and this county, Matagorda, has consistently had one of the highest totals for Christmas Bird...

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Jan 19, 2013 - Day 187 - to Palacios, Texas

Our drive today took us back to Galveston Island and south along the Blue Water Highway to Freeport and then inland along the coast to Palacios. This is a small town but they have two campgrounds on the water. We chose to stay at Serendipity RV and Marina. The people here are very friendly and it appears they have a very active social calendar. We took a walk along the marina and campsite to enjoy the sun and warmth that has been missing lately. Garry is fighting a cold so sat out in the sun to absorb the heat and vitamin D, enjoying his...

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The Wandering Nunns

Feb 11, 2012 - Insulation fixes and crazy pics

Rain, rain, rain. It's been wet for two weeks now, but the humidity finally went down to 50%, and the sun came out today, allowing us to start our "insulation" project. As we reported in previous posts, our mattress had become slightly damp on the bottom due to condensation on cold nights. Since the camper shell beneath the mattress is directly exposed to cold air, we did some research and found some items to fix the problems of tempurature, and air-flow. We removed the mattress, and set it in the sun all day to make sure the bottom was...

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Feb 4, 2012 - Texas Zoo, Awning pains, upgrades

It's end of the month again, and we loaded up the "wagon" and headed to Victoria once more. This time on some "awning business"... it's been giving us hassles & every time I go to open it, the darn cover sticks. I usually wind up pulling out the ladder and prying it out to get it started, Thankfully, it's under warranty. Part of the process this time around, was loading up the kayak. We leave on the 24th, and probably won't use it again. It's always fun, because it provides entertainment for our neighbors who like to watch for that...

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Feb 1, 2012 - The dog show

You might think that moving from a house into an RV, would mean leaving behind the pets. It makes sense, who wants a stinky, hairy, barking animal living in a small space... that must be walked 2-3 times a day so it can do it's business? (Says the guy who sweeps cat litter out of his camper every day... but I digress.) Well, people love their pets, and RV'ers are no different. We're entertained daily by the parade of pooches heading out for some exercise and a little "business". There's something comical about a heavy-set older man in his...

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Jan 31, 2012 - Jellyfish, crabs, and shutterbugs

The weatherman said it would be windy again today... but he was wrong. The water was great for a boat trip, so despite the threat of rain we headed out. Cindy and I donned our water proof kayak suits... and paddled for the one area we haven't explored yet. This will probably be our last trip before putting the kayak back on the roof once more. We had a little delay loading up, because it seems someone attempted to "hijack the kayak". The cable was partially cut, and whomever messed with it dropped the lock in the water causing it to seize...

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Jan 25, 2012 - Storm of the century (Or at least, the month?)

SOGGY KITTY ALERT... SOGGY KITTY ALERT...SOGGY KITTY ALERT...SOGGY KITTY ALERT... Serendipity RV park & Marina's resident "cat meteorolgist" presents todays weather forcast. All cats should stay indoors and sleep today, rain is expected throughout the day, and humans should take this opportunity to follow the feline example... and NAP. Entertainment in between naps will be provided by dogs, taking thier human pooper-scoopers out for a walk this rainy morning and afternoon.

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Jan 21, 2012 - GOLLY, IT'S HUMID! At least we have good TV.

Well, it's nice weather we're having here in Palacios. The good news is, we're not freezing our butts off... the bad news is, we're alternating between warm and cold. That's bad news in a camper because of the issues with condensation. Our camper is better than some when it comes to this problem, thanks to the thermopane windows, and marine-grade carpet lining on the ceiling... but you can never completely avoid dealing with moisture. I noticed the other day while tucking in the sheets, the underside of the mattress was slightly damp....

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Jan 14, 2012 - Busy week

Well friends and neighbors, it's been a while since my last entry and it's been a busy week. We found proof of the existence of Bigfoot in the form of his (her?) image in a piece of lumber on the pier. Cindy's discovering new ways of utilizing food, we managed to make our expensive trip to the seafood restaurant last for four meals by making fish tacos out of the leftovers. The other day she used tortilla chips, beans, rice, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and ground meat to make some unique nachos! The last time she made Hamburger helper she...

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