Sunday, February 25, 2007

Adios South Padre para ahora

Today we leave South Padre Island for now. We plan to return in December for another three months. We made our final walk on the beach today. Another beautiful sunrise greeted us and bid us farewell until December. Today we move over to Port Isabel Wal-mart so we can have a farewell dinner with our friends at Long Island Village, then on toward Houston to visit Willie's sister. In a few days we will be in Longview for the Spring.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Update 2007

Since mid December, we have been at Isla Blanca Park at the very South end of South Padre Island. We are sitting on a small sliver of sand with the Laguna Madre in our front window and the Gulf of Mexico to our rear. Jake gets a nice walk up the beach and a romp on the sand dunes every morning His schedule allows his owners to view fantastic sunrises over the end of the jetty. Most days we get to ride our Trikes on the several miles of roads here in the park. Occasionally we venture up the boulevard but mostly stay right here in the park. Sometimes we take the Jeep up on the North beach and let Jake swim in the surf. We even tried a little surf fishing this year.

The ship channel passes right out our front window. We see shrimp boats, transport ships, tankers, amd huge drilling rigs pass by daily. It has been very interesting to google the names of vessels and see what they are and where they are going. We have seen a couple that were inroute to the scrap yard. We were able to determine their names from the Port of Brownsville web site, but the names had been sanded off and they were not flying a flag.

Two friends of ours came down this year and bought adjoining Sea Cottages out at Long Island Village. They have boat lifts and docks on the canal. Since they are avid fishermen, this is a great place for them. We considered it, but decided we like our MOBILE condo and our standing reservation at site S30 here at Isla Blanca.

All good things must come to an end. The spring breakers will be arriving in March, so we plan to be somewhere else...grins. Soon we will return to North East Texas to enjoy its beautiful spring.

We plan to start our summer sojourn in Creed Colorado....our jumping off point last year for our Alaska trip. Our plans are to visit fewer places this year and stay longer.

Walldog, Willie and Jake

Update 2006

Lots has happened since we returned from our Alaska Journey. We attended the FMCA rally in Beaumont and fell in love with the new Monaco Dynasty. Since we have decided after two years in the Discovery that we like doing this, we decided to upgrade our condo on wheels.

After the Discovery National Rally in San Antonio, we went to Dallas to "look" at new Monacos. We figured we would trade sometime in early 2007. Short story, they had what we wanted and made us a deal we could not refuse. So we left with a 2007 Dynasty.

We went on to Longview and were glad to find that the new coach fit in the garage. A short trip to Louisiana to visit Willie's homeplace and then on to Marksville to visit Walldog's sister and our great grandkids. We are pictured at the Paragon Casino Resort a Passport America site $6.48 one of the best values around.

Our shakedown cruise was to Ft. Davis and the McDonald Observatory. We wanted to put enough miles on to get some fluids changed as part of the negotiated purchase agreement. We enjoyed several programs at the observatory and saw plenty of wildlife. We stayed at the state park in Ft. Davis. A nice place to stay when you are in this area. It is convenient to the observatory and other attractions. Our next update will tell you where we are now.

Walldog, Willie and Jake