I'm sorry, I've not been updating my blog again!
I arrived in Port Aransas on Saturday.
I decided against boondocking on the beach & now I'm glad I didn't do that.
I had this image of my dogs bringing in enough sand to build sand dunes & sand castles!
And I'm not fond of thinking of running my generator on the beach, on top of sand, thus getting even more salty sand in the RV's generator as well as in the engine & everywhere else. I know the damaging effects of it.
Sooo, I opted to go to the RV park here instead. IB Magee RV park, which is county owned & ran.
I chose to park in the grassy section. They have a concrete section & grassy section.
I chose grass to walk my dogs on.
Pulled in, got set up, put out & staked down my outdoor mat. Was so excited to walk the dogs behind my rig. I had SPACE, LOTS OF SPACE!
B-u-t....I did not count on the sticker burrs!
Oh my poor dogs! The first one I walked there, was covered in the nasty spiny thorny things. As was his leash, then my hands, my pants, my socks, my shoes! OK, this was not good. So I went inside, grabbed my slicker brush & proceeded to brush them off my poor guys. I got thorns stuck under my skin on my hands now & they hurt!
So I'm learning where I can walk the dogs to minimize the problem, but they are still there. Just not as bad. I'm stil talking the stickers, the dogs will always still be there with me ;-)
And I keep my slicker brush outside on the picnic table where I can grab it & use it before I bring them back in to brush their feet off - just in case. Maybe sand castles would have been better?
Except today. It rained, it's cold. The winds kicked up big time last night. Really strong winds. I had to get out of bed & roll my antenna back down as it was really getting beaten up. Then my front window bonnet opened up as it has screen panels on it. So I had to fix that as it was banging on the side of my RV. We also got a wind storm like this when I was in Corpus Christi, but I was surrounded by bigger rigs & didn't get the effects of that wind at all. They told me I was cheating at that park. ha!
So anyhow, boondocking on the beach in these conditions really doesn't appeal to me at all. It's supposed to rain the next two days, then clear up on Thursday. That can't come soon enough!
Yesterday was nice though, although cold, still nice. People were out on the beach. People were out fishing everywhere too. I rode my bike around with my cameras & took pics. Haven't uploaded them yet though.
Got a Dolphin on Video too! So cool! And some pelicans begging the fishermen for their catches. And something really cute. Some boys were playing with a remote control car, racing it on the beach & creating their own dunes for it to race over. The effects of watching it kick up sand & race over their dunes was just too cute! So hopefully, tomorrow, I'll get those pics in & edit them.
Anyhow, that's my update on Port Aransas to now. I'll see if I can put some pics here via cell phone.
I have met two wonderful people here & we're going out to lunch with some other people tomorrow. I'll unhook the RV & meet them there. I need to find a grocery store & get some groceries & dog food. IF they don't have the dog food I feed, which I hope they do, then I'll have to take the ferry to Aransas Pass to HEB or Walmart! I'm going to lock my bike down (must remember that I have it sitting on the ground right now, locked to my ladder or I'll be literally towing it along). Anyhow, I'll lock it down to the picnic table & leave my matt with a NO VACANCY sign so no one will try to park in my space! Although no one should because you have to pay & mine is paid through Friday night....but I don't totally trust people not to try anyhow.
Take care everyone - hope all is well with ya'll!