Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Laundry, Birding & Oyster Stew

This morning was only 40F (4C) but bright and sunny with no wind so it felt warmer. By the time I was half way around the loop I had taken off my wind jacket. It was a thoroughly enjoyable walk.

After breakfast we tossed around the idea of going to the Guadalupe River Wildlife Refuge at Tivoli but Gordon hadn't heard back about a photo that he might be selling so we decided to stay home. I wanted to change the bed and wash the mattress cover and the pillow covers anyway. Just too bad to waste such a beautiful day doing laundry but I got to sit outside and enjoy the day while waiting for laundry. Now we have a clean bed except for the electric blanket. I may have to do that at my sister's this summer as you're supposed to line dry it. Guess I could put it over the deck railing here but there's a tree there with lots of birds in it so it's apt to be dirtier than it originally was!

This afternoon we went out and did our birding tour. Since it was such a calm day we thought the birds would be out in full force. There were a few but not as many as we'd expected.

On our way out we saw these spoonbills with a great blue heron and some ibis.

Calm waters in Matagorda Bay today.

Ibis in the bird sanctuary

Oyster boat in Matagorda Bay


Sunset at Powderhorn Lake RV Park & Marina

Delmer came over when he saw me in the laundry room this morning to tell me they're having oyster stew at the rec hall tonight. It's made with whole milk and cream. I didn't want to chance it but I sure love oyster stew! Gordon gave it a try but wasn't impressed. He's not a seafood fan but he's been enjoying the fish and shrimp. Delmer also said in a few days he's doing fried oysters so I'll go over for them.

I can't believe that we're only here for another week. We sure will miss it here!

We had a high of 70F (21C) today. The wind picked up around 3 p.m. but wasn't too bad and the first part of the day was absolutely gorgeous!

Another three hour Lost tonight!

1 comment:

  1. The park you are at appears to be a real nice spot. I will have to keep it in mind when Sherri and I head out this summer. You and Gordon be careful and have a great trip next week. Hope to hear from you before you move.

    Joe and Sherri


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