Monday, February 27, 2012

An Epic Day

Today, Liz and I left Goliad State Park and drove to Aransas Wildlife Refuge where we drove around doing some general sightseeing and, of course, some birding. We were looking for any birds and specific the Whooping Cranes and Roseate Spoonbills. The far out pics were so impacted by the heat shimmer that it is difficult to even see what the birds are.

We left there and went to Goose Island Park and drove thru and around the park. The Big Tree was great. However, it was preceded by some to die looks at a group of Whooping Cranes. Definitely pics to follow here.

We spent a couple of nights at the Wal-Mart in Rockport. Filled up with gas and left headed to have lunch at The Big Fisherman and then on to North Padre Island National Seashore for camping at Bird Basin. However, that did not happen.

Just south of Rockport on Hwy35 Business, a car, Chevy Malibu, was being driven erratically, crossed the road and hit the Silver Lining head-on. Both drivers ended up hospitalized. Liz was released from the hospital early evening. I have chosen to not comment on the other driver other than she was hospitalized in Corpus Christi and her insurance company may be 'catch me if you can' company. But then I wasn't impressed with Liz's insurance until the 16th of March.

This starts a three week cycle of insurance saga, recovery, search, look and purchase of a 'new to her rig' for Liz. A really sad part of this story is the escape and loss of her kitty, Bandit. Please pray for his recovery for Liz.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Travels with Liz - Goliad State Park

This is such a nice park. Lots of green, a river running through it, San Antonio River,  and many epic Texas history places nearby.

Again, will post pics later.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Rig fixes

Had a warranty issue with my dinette slide on my rig. Went back to dealership to fix. While I was having that done, Liz took her Silver Lining to have the entry door repaired.

When both were completed we decided to head out for Goliad State Park.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Travels with Liz - Texas Valley

We have lots of birding planned and will do some fun things while we are down here in the "Valley". Places planned so far are NWR at Laguna Atascosa; South Padre Island Birding Center; Quinta Mazatlan; Frontera Audubon.

Will have pics to post later. May end up changing and making multiple posts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Travels with Liz - Lake CC SP

It has been too windy to kayak here. We have done quite a lot of geo caching and some birding. The weather has not been very cooperative. Decided to go to the Texas "Valley" when we leave here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Starting travels with Liz - CCSP

Left Potter's Creek on Sunday and drove thru downtown San Antonio on our way to Choke Canyon State Park. We were scheduled to stay here until Feb 10. Lots of fun things we can do here. I will be posting pictures later on our time here.

Kayaking is great here, even though the lake is way down in elevation.

We will be leaving here and heading to Lake Corpus Christi located at Mathis.