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Jan 31, 2019 - Last Update Padre

We will be on the road again tomorrow. We have enjoyed our time in South Padre Island and the beautiful beaches. We are heading toward the mountains of New Mexico, we are ready for some mountain views. :-) We will be making a few stops along the way, we will be driving over 1,000 miles. Not sure if we will have Wi-Fi on the way if not, I will catch up with updates as soon as we do. I am adding a few pictures of the wonderful beach trips we enjoyed in the area. We loved being able to drive right on the beach all over Padre Island. Check back...

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Dec 27, 2018 - Happy New Year & Piper

We hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas. We missed our family this year, Vickie and Ed had a Christmas party and invited the family and sent lots of pictures. Those pictures are precious to us this time of year. We are all so spread out in the country it would be a challenge to get all of us together. Our RV is so small, we have a table top on top of our steering wheel where we put our tiny Christmas tree. We are missing the snow this Christmas, the snowman tree was perfect for us. He is only 1 ½ foot tall and adorable. We also had an...

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Sep 22, 2018 - Pirate's Landing

We had a fun day visiting Pirate’s Landing today. Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier in Port Isabel, TX is located perfectly at the entrance to the Queen Isabella Causeway that leads to South Padre Island. Pirate’s Pier is the longest pier in Texas. They have everything you need for a great fishing experience. We enjoyed walking down the pier and watching people fishing. Jerry is getting his fishing license this week. We are checking out all the great fishing areas, this pier tops the list so far. I can watch all the birds while he is fishing....

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Jan 6, 2018 - Port Isabel

We traveled from South Padre across the Queen Isabella Bridge to Port Isabel for church tonight.The bridge is 2.3 miles long and is the only road connecting South Padre to the mainland. It was built in 1974 to replace the previous bridge.The Port Isabel Lighthouse was built in 1852 to guide ships thru the Brazos Santiago Pass. The church we attended was Our Lady Star of the Sea. The alter was unique - having a seashell backdrop with a painted mural of the Bay.

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Mar 14, 2017 - Seeing wildlife, neat

So, those colds we brought back from Canada? Michelle ended up with a Mancold! and Mike had the sniffles, so not fair!!! After almost a week of doing almost nothing, she finally decided to go to a doctor, and got lots of meds and has finally started to feel better, thankfully. The same time she starts feeling better, the gloom and rain has stopped and it has started warming up. Today, a beautiful, warm, sunny day, we stood for almost half an hour, watching three dolphins playing in the channel behind our RV. Actually, we think a mom & dad...

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Texas Again

Mar 9, 2017 - The Unexpected trip

As it's been said before in the blog, things don't always work out as planned and this trip back to Ottawa certainly wasn't something we planned for, knew it could happen, just kept hoping it didn't. Flying back to Ottawa, our flights went off without a hitch, through Houston and Washington (just one guy wouldn't switch seats so we could sit together, at least it was a short flight!) We landed in Ottawa at 9pm and our son picked us up, so of course, we spent the next two hours talking with he and Nicole, before heading back to Niki and...

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Texas Again

Feb 1, 2017 - Exploring Port Isabel

Living on the road in a 355sq foot apartment on wheels has its challenges. It also has it rewards. We are so blessed that we get along well enough, for long enough that we can travel and do what we do. Mike would be content to sit on his butt in his recliner for the rest of his life and watch TV or read, but then it just takes a few pokes with the pointy stick to get him up, playing guitar, walking the parks, painting or going for a bike ride. Just so you all know, if you see pictures of Mike with bandaids… they are not from the pointy...

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Texas Again

Jan 25, 2017 - Time Flies Having Fun

My gosh, it's been a bunch of days since we last posted, where has the time gone? First off... this is Texas, and the weather in Texas is something else... wait an hour and it's different. On our previous trip south we had just driven through the top corner of this massive state. This time we're down in the very bottom corner next to Mexico and we're glad we did. Even the small difference between here and Houston, we see on TV, the weather here is much better. Up to now we have missed all of the rain that the other parts of the southern...

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Jan 19, 2017 - We've moved down the road

Our 9 day stay at Paul's RV Park was nice but it was time to move on to Port Isabel, just a short drive down the road. Paul's is very, very friendly but you definitely need a vehicle to get to anything in the area and even with bikes we were pretty far from it all. It was a quick pack up in the morning, started at 9 and we were on the road by 10. We only had a little way to go, but the list was long with lots of things to do on the way. Stops at a bike store to see if we could get a wheel for Michelle’s bike, (instead we came out with an...

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Apr 5, 2013 - April 5, 2013 – San Benito, Port Isabel, Las Rusias, Santa Maria, Progresso, Texas

April 5, 2013 – San Benito, Port Isabel, Las Rusias, Santa Maria, Progresso, Texas This morning I decided that I wanted fresh shrimp for lunch so I headed out to Port Isabel to eat at Joe’s Crab Shack. Along the way I stopped in San Benito to see the Freddy Fender water tower. In case you didn’t know, he grew up in San Benito. In addition, they have a very nice veteran’s park. In Port Isabel, I had lunch and then poked in a couple of gift shops. I saw the Queen Isabel Inn which is the oldest seaside resort in Texas. It was established at...

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Jan 19, 2012 - Port Isabel, Texas

Our trip down the coast from Mustang Island went well...it took an hour or so to get over to Corpus Christi which is another big sprawling city with endless malls and places to eat. The whole area is all about oil drilling, refining and distribution. There is a lot of poverty in the surrounding towns, rundown communities and partially deserted little towns. Not sure what is going on here but I guess it is so close to Mexico that there is a lot of cheap labor close at hand. We will find out tomorrow! The RV park we found is called Port...

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On The Road Again!

Nov 5, 2011 - My travel heritage...

In 1950, my father took a job with a company that renovated base housing on Air Force bases. It required moving from California to Texas. My mom talked dad into buying a house trailer (back then, they were not called mobile homes) because we would be moving an average of every six months from base to base. We started out with a small trailer and a 1949 Studebaker pickup. By the time we got to Phoenix, dad decided the Stude’s engine wasn’t strong enough and traded for a 1949 GMC pickup with the workhorse six and low/low, granny gear. The GMC...

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