Thursday, 29 January 2009

A Birthday and A Day at Goose Island

Happy Birthday Ellie! It's my understanding that this young lady is turning 60 today. I can't believe it!

I've had a couple of questions in my comments lately:

Question 1 - Did you have to reserve it (site at Goose Island) or was it just available at the time of check in?
Answer - We reserved when we took our road trip to Rockport a couple of weeks ago. They had no sites available for people who just dropped in. There were some dry camping in the parking lot but they had to turn others away.

Question 2 - What is your site number? Nice views!
We're in site 4 but all of the sites on the water have a view of Aransas Bay.

Re: Nortel

Something I found out from my friend, Nancy who worked at Nortel for years. Nortel is self-funded in the benefits that are offered. They pay the bulk of the cost and pay an insurance company to administer the plans. So it's not a matter of 'if' my benefits will be discontinued, it's more a matter of 'when'. Guess I'd better start shopping for insurance myself!

My Day

I was up before 8 a.m. and had a great walk this morning. It was 44F (7C) with dappled cloud. I walked over to the treed area. Goose Island State Park has two camping areas, the ones we're on that back onto the Bay and the treed area where the sites are amongst the beautiful old live oaks. It's a nice area too but those big old trees don't leave much room for a satellite signal so I just walk over there.

Sun dappled skies

On my way over I encountered these beautiful deer. They're curious creatures.

A little head peeking out at me

A curious one

The picnic area in the park

Instead of walking back on the road, I cut across the mowed area. I don't think it's really considered a trail but I used it anyway. It wasn't easy walking though so probably won't do it again even though it's something of a shortcut.

My shortcut

I took my camera with me this morning even though it's a pain to carry it when you're running but I expected to see things I'd want to photograph and I was right! I was out for about 45 minutes and could have been out longer but my back was starting to tell me it was time to get home.

Looking toward the pier this morning

After breakfast I went into Rockport to get some groceries. I first went to HEB and then to Walmart. Neither of the stores here can hold a candle to the one in Port Lavaca. I asked at HEB about gluten free products and they had no clue.

When I got back, I put the groceries away and lay down for a nap. Don't know why I was so tired.

Gordon called Mustang Island State Park today and we're booked in for two weeks there beginning February 11th.

Our high reached 62F and we had both cloud and sun. There was also a big fire happening north of us when we got back. I don't know if it was another prescribed burn at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge or not but it made for an interesting sky.

A smokey sky

And another gorgeous sunset


  1. Beautiful pictures Sandra.. Really enjoy seeing them.

  2. I love the little deer, peeking up at you. The sunset is awesome. Thanks for posting them.


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