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May 7, 2013 - Port Lavaca, Tx Beach Community

If you are interested in the Port Lavaca community, I will be sending out a newsletter twice a month (meaning you will only receive two emails a month from this letter, unless you respond and require further discussion) that will contain a short community-related article, and also highlight a local business that I believe provides service with excellence. This newsletter is primarily meant to be both informative and to generate discussion and feedback concerning our community . You do not necessarily have to be a member of this community...

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Port Lavca, Tx

Mar 2, 2013 - Indianola & Port Lavaca

Another adventure today. We headed north to the towns of Indianola and Port Lavaca. Indianola is a bustling metropolis of approximately 125 citizens. There is an incredible amount of history in this town. In 1685, French explorer Rene Robert Cavelier is said to have landed here, blown off course from his intended landing on the Mississippi River. In 1850, an army depot here supplied all the Texas forts. Two shiploads of Arabian camels landed here to begin the imaginative experiment of Jefferson Davis to test the use of camels in the...

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Trek Wanderings

Mar 23, 2011 - Pure Leisure in Port Lavaca

Leaving Harlingen on Wednesday, March 23, we drove about 220 miles north to Port Lavaca, TX. The Ocean Side RV Park is a Passport America park which means we get half price camping…for a few days, anyway. Situated on Magnolia Beach, we have a fabulous view of Matagorda Bay from our front door and spent a lot of time simply watching the pleasure crafts, fishing boats, and barges traverse the Bay. It’s about 15 miles to the nearest town, so the nine days we spent here were almost pure leisure…walking on the beach, catching some rays, reading...

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Freebirds

Mar 22, 2011 - Port Lavaca, TX - Lighthouse Beach RV

Tuesday, March 23 - We had a beautiful campsite at the Lighthouse Beach RV Park in Port Lavaca, TX. The walk around the park was about a mile and the boardwalk went over the marsh by Lavaca Bay. There were a lot of shore birds to see and it was just fun being close to the water again. We met a couple from Wellston, MI and went to Bubba's Restaurant in Seadrift for a shrimp and crawfish boil. It was messy and great! Bob and Mitzie are avid birders so we took the back roads to see what we might spot. They were a lot of fun to be with and...

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Rojoe 2010-2011

Mar 21, 2011 - First day of Spring, our last day at the ocean.

Sunday was a beautiful day, and so is today! The weather has been in the low 80's the whole time we have been here. The thing is the wind has been relentless! It is very nice around here, very quiet at night. We went to 8:00am Sunday Mass at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca. It was very nice and the young Pastor gave an awesome homily. We then went to breakfast at the "Skillet", and we had a good American breakfast. Then we stopped at HEB and picked up a couple things. Later, we went for a long walk on the beach, one...

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Mar 18, 2011 - Oh what a beautiful day!

Let's see, what did Rick do this morning? You guessed it, he made another trip into Walmart to buy another tube for his bike, this time he bought the kind that already has some kind of goop in it to keep it from going flat. He did find the leak in the other one, and will buy a patch kit and keep it for a spare. It seems he might be needing one again someday! I stayed home and caught up on a few things; sending out birthday cards and notes to the grandkids, I also did a load of laundry. I miss my clothes line that I can use in So. Padre....

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Mar 17, 2011 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

OK, another trip to Walmart...this time Rick went to buy a new tire tube for the flat tire! The gooey stuff he put in the tire to fix the flat, just squirted out the valve all over! Yuck! With the tire fixed we head out for a bike ride down the road following the bay, looking for the ghost town we read all about yesterday. The ride was beautiful, we fought the wind the whole way! There was only like one big granite rock which marks the courthouse, this was the ghost town! What a disappointment! We rode until the road ended(unless one...

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Mar 16, 2011 - Visiting the town of Port Lavaca

Today we decided to go do some sight seeing in Port Lavaca. We also had to go to Walmart again, this time to get some of that goop you put in your bike tire tube to stop a leak, for some unknown reason, the tire was flat when he took it off the bike rack. He has the new bike, and he's the one getting the flat. He never had a flat on his old bike ever! We drove through the bird sanctuary and the lighthouse park, it also has an RV Park; this is where we planned to stay originally but it was all booked up. The park is nice, it costs $3.00 a...

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Mar 15, 2011 - Port Lavaca, Texas

We left this morning by 9:00 am without any issues. We had 175 miles to go so it was a leisurely drive. We stopped and had brunch at a Stripes, we had a breakfast taco. The RV park we were planning on staying at didn't take reservations, so when I called to see if they had anything available when we were on the road, they let me know they were full. I had another option picked out, and they had a spot open and held it for us. We are on Mannolia Beach about eight miles south of Port Lavaca, we are staying at Oceanside RV Park, the price is...

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Jan 7, 2011 - Magnolia Beach, Texas

So the next day we headed further south again. The drive took us west along the shore road on Galveston Island and over a toll bridge to the next island that had little development and much of it were very old homes on stilts. That lead us a large bridge in the Barzoria community filled with more petro chemical plants and then back into the country a rural road short cut rather than the main highway. Lots of rural scenery and few towns or stop signs, but no places to stop for lunch. We eventually had lunch in a post office parking lot. We...

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Aug 17, 2008 - Lake Texana

Lake Texana is just south of Edna, Texas. It boasts quiet lake side sites and plenty of deer to roam the campsites and keep you entertained. The weather was hot with very little breeze. We were very thankful for SHADE and AIR CONDITIONING. While here we made side trips to Palacios and Port Lavaca for visits to some antique shops. There are plenty of the here.

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Mar 16, 2007 - Alligators, wild pigs, deer, javalinas, snakes and birds...oh my!!

The Aransas Wildlife Refuge was our goal today. It is about 35 miles northeast of Aransas Pass, but well worth the trip. We got a late start. If you go, you should definitely start early in the day. We checked in at the visitors center, watched the movie and other info. We skipped the first two stops since there were so many other people there and went right to the first hike. It was about 1.5 miles along some ponds. It was still pretty muddy from the rains and was also very humid and muggy. We didn't see many birds, but we did see...

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