Wednesday, March 24, 2010

14 - 24 March 2010

14 Mar, Sunday: Gave up and colored my hair, laundry, Nolan and I ate lunch at Big Fisherman, not so good this time….it’s hit and miss at that place, later in the day it was a game of Hand and Foot…Karen and I won!

15 Mar, Monday: Plan was to meet for breakfast at Jamas; got there and it was closed so we went to Alice Faye’s. I put on a pot of beans and ham then we sat by the campfire for a little while.

16 Mar, Tuesday: Rain and cold, lunch at Butter Churn Restaurant……great buffet, later in the day it was another game of Hand and Foot…lost both games…..Karen and I against Bob and Keith and Donnie and I against Mark and Keith

17 Mar, Wednesday: Free BBQ at the resort clubhouse, then the gang decided to have a St Patrick’s Day green food and games get together at the clubhouse at 5:00; Molly, Arlene and I won against Rod, Lynette, and Gregg

This is Donna and her green hair in observance of St Patrick’s Day


Molly in her St Patrick’s Day attire. Molly

Gregg in his green attire.


Donna and Molly

Donna and Molly

Lynette and Gregg

Lynette and Gregg

Bob wasn’t as colorful as the others! Bob

The three winners!

Gregg, Donna, Molly

Dortha with a green bow!

Dortha, Gregg


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18 Mar, Thursday: Breakfast at Alice Faye’s on the Bay with Arlene and Kevin, Bob and Mollly, Donna and Keith, and Donnie and Karen; headache took nap; Nolan tried to change the heating element but couldn’t get it loose; gathered at Gregg and Lynette’s for short time before dark, bed early

19 Mar, Friday: Everyone waited on me to get ready then we went to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, rode with Kevin and Arlene, dinner at Ken’s, Mexican Train at clubhouse

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This lake was empty in December when we were here…..what a difference!

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Here we are trying to spot them….Arlene, Kevin, Donna

We did find alligators!!!!

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and deer

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20 Mar, Saturday: Nolan went to gun show in Aransas Pass, rain, everyone else went to clubhouse around 2:00 to play cards, we went out to get some things to drink and a Dominos Pizza

21 Mar, Sunday: COLD but sun was shining……gathered outside to make a plan for the day, went to the clubhouse for a game of Hand and Foot….Dortha and I won against Lynette and Arlene, went to dinner at Pepitos, great Mexican food, then another game of Hand and Foot at the clubhouse….Dortha and I lost against Bob and Donnie

22 Mar, Monday: Lazy morning cleaning a little, Late lunch was sausage and potatoes cooked by Nolan, around 2 or 3 went outside to sit and talk, others went to Panjo’s for pizza.

23 Mar,Tuesday: Met outside for a 10:00 trip to Mustang Island beach with the gang, Tom, Nolan’s friend met us there and we sat in the sun and talked for a while, ate lunch at Port A Brewing Company, home in time for salad potluck at the clubhouse, tired so we went back to the RV

Here’s the gang walking along the beachLynette, Dortha, Karen, Gregg, Arlene, Donnie, Molly Donnie

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Kevin decided to see if he was good enough to enter the sand castle festival that starts in a few weeks….. Nolan, Kevin

I don’t think he’ll make it!!!!

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Girls showing off their pedicures!2010 045

All the guys looking a little bored!Nolan, Mark, Kevin, Bob

Hard to see but these were some hand gliders we saw coming in for a landing

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24 Mar, Wednesday: Lazy day of doing nothing but cleaning out the refrigerator!!! Cloudy and cool day!

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23 February - 13 March 2010

Tuesday, 23 Feb: Very cold and windy, didn’t go outside

Wednesday, 24 Feb: Grocery run and Nolan cooked pork tenderloin for Jerry and Leona. Warmed up but still a little windy.

Thursday, 25 Feb: Around 10:00 we met Mark and Dortha for a bike ride through the Bentsen State Bird Park.

More pictures of those pig looking animals.






Picture of the bikes we road just to prove we really did ride.


The park boundary is on the Mexico border.


View from the Hawk Tower


I managed to ride the whole way around the park with no major problems until we were getting ready to stop in at the visitor center. I was riding on the sidewalk around a corner and didn’t quit make it. I fell over in slow motion in the bushes. I laughed so hard I couldn’t get out of the bushes. Dortha was right in front of me and couldn’t help me either!

That afternoon Kathy and Chuck hosted a BBQ because most of the group would be leaving for Rockport on 1 March.


After the sun went down it got cold so we went inside to visit for a while and Nolan amused himself by checking to see if the scales were accurate. Gregg was sure they were weighing heavy!


Friday, 26 Feb: Girls Day Out that started at the Vintage Team Room.


Part of the fun was that we all had to play dress up!

Kathy and Arlene


Anna, Kathy, Dortha




Kathy had a couple of good looks!










Mary and I had a hard time getting started…..


My first choice…..


My final choice….


The whole group!

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Then we were off to see what all the talk about Ropa’s was about. This one was where everything was new….not so bad and the others did find a few things to buy.


This was the used one….not so good and we didn’t even touch anything


There are lots of people who do buy at these places and here is a picture of some people trying to stuff the clothes in their trunk.


Monday, 1 Mar: Moved to Last Resort in Rockport. Pictures of Lucy and Oscar while we were travelling. They are so much better with it than when we first started.


Everyone arrived safe and sound then it was Happy Hour at Rod and Debbie’s site.

Tuesday, 2 Mar: Everyone just settled in then we had Happy Hour at Gregg and Lynette’s site.

Wednesday, 3 Mar: Weather is wonderful, I sat outside and knitted most of the day. At dinner time we had hot dogs and marshmellows at camp fire.


Thursday, 4 Mar: Sunny but a little cool, Lunch at China A with Escapees and RV Dreamers, Mark and Dortha returned from Fort Worth where they attended a friend’s funeral….Dortha with a broken collar bone….she fell against a brick wall. Visited Debbie Goode’s trailer to see her decorating talents….she paints and had painted bricks behind her kitchen counter….they looked so real.

Friday, 5 Mar: Cloudy and cold, sick, Nolan and I went to Port Aransas to Mexican restaurant for lunch and then DQ for ice cream

Saturday, 6 Mar: Breakfast at Alice Faye’s, Wal Mart for Claritin D…..I think my being sick is allergies, sightseeing with Gregg, Lynette and Kevin, Arlene, Saw whooping cranes on Goose Island

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Charlie and Peggy arrived, Campfire at Rod and Deb’s

Sunday, 7 Mar: Cloudy but warm, Lynette flew home to be with her brother, Laundry Day, Au Gratin Potatoes for Pot Luck at resort activity building


Monday, 8 Mar: Rain, mosquitoes are out and eating me up, Molly taught us how to play Hand and Foot at the clubhouse

Tuesday, 9 Mar: Warm and sunshine, lots of mosquitoes, lunch at Big Fisherman with the whole gang, happy hour at Mark and Dortha’s, then Hand and Foot at the clubhouse…Debbie nicknamed Donnie PeeTee, she said it just came out.

Wednesday, 10 Mar, Wednesday: Nolan walked 5 miles, Nolan and I went to see Crazy Heart at the movie theater in Rockport……great movie, hand and foot….partners with Peggy against Charlie and Mark with Molly teaching Peggy and Charlie how to play

Thursday, 11 Mar: Donna and Keith arrived, Karen, Dortha, Molly and I went in to Rockport for pedicures and manicures, dinner was grilling hamburgers in vacant site, hand and foot partners with Karen and Deb….we lost

Friday, 12 Mar: Cleaned, sat outside in sunshine, campfire in empty site telling jokes…..those guys could go on forever

Saturday, 13 Mar: Sat outside in sunshine, Mark and Dortha’s kids arrived, Taco supper at Arlene and Kevin’s site