Thursday, 18 December 2008

A Little Diversion From the Usual

I woke up to more fog but warmer temperatures. It was 60F (16C) at 8:15 a.m. Gordon said the fog was really thick when he went out for sunrise.

After my morning exercise and breakfast, I went out for a walk around the campground to take some photos and to see if the mail was in yet. The owner, Delmar, had asked me if Gordon wanted to go out in the boat this morning but he was taking a nap and by the time he got up the wind had picked up so it wasn't a good day.

This is where I do my morning stretches.

Our RV is the first one on the left

This egret was trying to keep out of the wind

They're building a new pier here at the campground

Picnic structures along Matagorda Bay. We took the scenic way into town.

Instead we traveled north of Port Lavaca to the Formosa-Tejano Wetlands. We saw a few geese but they took off and one heron but he was too far away. We see more birds in our little area than we saw there.

A sign at the wetlands - we didn't see any of either

Part of the wetlands

These cows were across the road from the wetlands and very curious about us

A pretty scene that we saw on the way home

On the way back, we stopped at HEB so I could pick up more nectarines. They had them yesterday and even though they were 3.99/lb I had to buy more.

I had some stale bread around so we stopped as well at the Little Chocolate Bayou park to feed the ducks and geese. They didn't seem terribly interested. I've never seen that before. They must be fed elsewhere and weren't terribly hungry.

Feeding the ducks and geese

Has anyone ever been in an RV park where the owner gave them a wrapped Christmas gift? We got one today from Delmar and Bobbie. We're keeping it to open at Christmas. That is so nice of them!

I've been having a lot of problems with my reflux disease for the past couple of weeks. I've been eating a lot of grapes and now I find out that grapes are probably not good if you have reflux. Now what do I do with all the grapes?

Although it was mostly cloudy with some sunny breaks and windy today we reached 80F (27C)!


  1. Lovely pictures as usual, Sandra. Wish I was there. See, you didn't have to wait long for an 80 deg. TX winter day.

    Please don't leave the grapes where a dog or cat will eat them. They are one of the 10 'people' foods that are toxic, and can be deadly, to animals.

    Happy Trails, Penny,TX

  2. When making bread starter for yeast bread, they suggest that you use grapes to start the fermentation process. They contain the bacteria that is necessary to get things going. That same bacteria also gets us acid reflux patients going big time too. Its worse than tomatoes or strong black coffee. At least that's my experience.


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