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Jan 26, 2013 - Windmills and Deer

Today, we took a trip to Port Mansfield, TX, about 40 miles away. Our route took us through the Windfarm just north of where we are camped. There are over a hundred windmills and pictures cannot do justice to how big they really are. We drove right up to the base of one of them. Mike wanted to check it out. The noise of the blades is really kind of spooky and, when you look right up at it, as Mike is doing in the picture, it's really scary. I stayed in the Jeep! Port Mansfield is a very small town that caters to sport fishermen. It is at...

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Trek Wanderings

Mar 13, 2011 - Port Mansfield, Texas

Our time here is going fast and we really haven't done ANYTHING! We have had the pool all to ourselves for two full days, and the weather has been perfect for sitting at the pool,just working on our tans and reading some good books. We hadn't seen a cloud in the sky...until today. Today we went for a short walk, and have basically been pretty lazy. Now you may ask how is that different from any of our other days? Well I did make breakfast and dinner. In fact this while week, I have cooked everyday except one lunch and one dinner...steak,...

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Mar 9, 2011 - Port Mansfield, Texas

Today is Ash Wednesday, we won't be getting our ashes since the closest Catholic Church is 23 miles away. We drank coffee and toast for breakfast, Rick rode his bike up to the convenient store to get a paper. In the afternoon we went for a long hard bike ride to the bay and all through the town. We were riding against a very strong wind on the way there, but on the way home it was nice, the wind pushed us! We found a little place right on the water called "El Jefes Marina and Cantina", we stopped and had a light late lunch/early dinner;...

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Mar 8, 2011 - Port Mansfield, Texas

We were on the road this morning at 11:00 am. Our destination is Port Mansfield, which is just about 60 miles up the coast from here. We are staying for one week at the "Park at Port Mansfield", the RV park is very nice, it has all white rock pads, 6ft fences separate each lot and the lots are nice and big. The park has a nice outdoor pool, a rec room with a small library, laundry room and bath house. The rate is $120 for the week which includes, FH, 50amp, Wi-Fi and cable. On our drive over, we didn't listen to our GPS (twice) the first...

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Jan 31, 2010 - Port Mansfield

After our short stay in Mission, we headed north to spend some time in Corpus Christi on the beach. On the way we decided to take a detour and headed to a small campground in Port Mansfield on the coast. I had read about it in the Texas Vacation Guide. It is a very small town at the end of a 20 mile road that offered some beaches and fishing. It really does not offer much else except a few restaurants, and lots of boat storage. The campground is small, but really well designed and finished. We were given an excellent site. We spend the next...

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Mar 25, 2007 - Getting ready to leave the valley

Well, we have decided to move up to the Texas hill country next Tuesday so this is time to get last minute things done--Like laundry, cleaning and repacking and saying last good-byes around here. On Saturday we took Dave's sister,Mabel out for her Lobster lunch and all enjoyed a great meal at Red Lobster with enough left overs for another meal. Then Dave heard about the Onion Festival in Weslaco, another town along Hwy 83 here in the Rio Grande Valley. This area is famous for Texas 1015 onions, which were named because that's the date they...

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D&J JourneyOn

Nov 26, 2006 - Laguna Madre Bay

We spent a day fishing on the Laguna Madre Bay on Wayne's boat. We caught a lot of fish but they were all too small. A legal keeper is 20 inch's and everything we caught was 17 inches. We saw dolphins and many different types of water birds. No fish but still a very enjoyable day. Wayne, Roni, Josephine and I had a great Thanksgiving dinner. We deep fried a turkey and potatoes. As well as having dressing and cranberries. Wir wendeten ein Tagesfischen auf der Laguna Madre Bucht auf Boot Waynes auf. Wir verfingen uns eine Menge Fische, aber...

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Nov 19, 2006 - Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen, Texas has a Marine Military Academy for students in grade 8 - 12 to prepare them for collage. On the school grounds the have the Iwo Jima Monument which is the original full-sized creation of the renowned artist and sculptor, Dr. Felix de Weldon, and was used for the casting of the monument erected at Arlington Cemetery outside Washington, D.C. After completion of the monument this sculpture was placed in storage until the early 1980's when its creator donated it to the Academy. There is a ranch here that raises the Texas...

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Jan 9, 2006 - such a deal

When we made our reservation to come here, we knew we would pay about 2/3 the fee that our neighbors from home pay for similar campgrounds in Florida. When we checked in today, we also received a $100 coupon which means we are staying here for a month for $375. It's hard to believe they are making money with all the facilites and staff members working to keep us entertained. It appears that low costs are one of the reasons so many geezers with fixed incomes keep coming back. We've heard that greens fees for golfers are also very low. There...

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Jan 27, 2005 - We've seen miles and miles of Texas

In fact, we've seen over 654 miles of Texas, and we still have 45 miles to ride before reaching the most heavily guarded border in the world. I thought that a few of you might be interested in some of the hard numbers regarding the Texas leg of this trip, so here they are. We have pedaled for 15 days, a total of 58 hours, 27 minutes, and 25 seconds and we have covered more than 654 miles of Texas roadway, by bike. On average we have biked 43.64 miles per day in 3 hours, 53 minutes, at an average rate of just over 11 miles per hour. Our...

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