Sunday, March 21, 2010

What a trip!

It was supposed to be a short trip to Round Rock/Austin.  Let me start over.  We were supposed to take a trip with our nephew and his wife, Dan and Barbara, to the mountains for spring break.  They were going to take their fifth wheel and we were going up for relaxing and skiing.  Well, health reasons made the trip to the mountains not possible so we traveled to them.  And we were going to go for a couple of days camping.  Do you know what it is like to find a camping spot that late during SPRING BREAK!!?  Unthinkable.  We all looked but Dan found a place that would take us in Port Aransas/Rockport.

We drove down to Round Rock on Saturday and then loaded up Monday morning and headed for the coast and all those people.  Let me tell you, it could not have been a better trip.  Unless we could have caught fish but they just weren’t cooperating.  More later.

Our camping spot was at Palm Harbor RV Resort.  Apparently Dan and Barbara had stayed there MANY years ago with other relatives.  The  nicest camp hosts had us a space in overflow.  I will stay in overflow any time.  We had a great view of a canal behind a marina.  No neighbors and lots of grass.  Here some views – day and night - from our front door.

 03-15-10 Rockport 05 03-15-10 Rockport 06 03-15-10 Rockport 07 03-15-10 Rockport 19

I took tons of pictures.  I will show a few here and try to upload more to Webshots later. (Tried using Flickr – did not like it! Any suggestions?)  So check Webshots in a couple of days.

Some from around the campground day one.

 03-15-10 Rockport 15 03-15-10 Rockport 17 03-15-10 Rockport 10  03-15-10 Rockport 13

Tuesday it rained nearly all day so we took the opportunity and went sight seeing. Down the beach and through Corpus Christi.  Pictures appear blurred but it was the fog and rain, I promise!  Well, most of it anyway.

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This is the Flagship of Whataburger.  Yep, had to visit that!

03-16-10 Whataburger original 05 03-16-10 Whataburger original 01 03-16-10 Whataburger original 03 03-16-10 Whataburger original 04

Big Tree.  That is what it is called.  It is located on Goose Island.

03-16-10 Big Tree Rockport 01 03-16-10 Big Tree Rockport 03 03-16-10 Big Tree Rockport 11

This is in the harbor where we were staying.  The tie up docks had a lot to be desired. There was even a sign that said basically Enter at your own risk!

03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 06 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 07 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 01 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 03

This boat was here before Hurricane Ike.  Apparently the owner tied it to a tree for the storm and left it.  Calls have gone unheeded and the boat is falling apart.03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 02 

Just some pictures from around the area. This egret (I think he is an egret) was just like a puppy.  The man would say “Here” then give the bird a piece of his trimmings.  So funny to watch.  By the way, only one REAL fish caught was by Dan.  Some sort of catfish.  They caught lots of perch and used those for bait – tiny things.  But boy did they try to catch some.  Ross told one of the men at the park about not catching any.  He came over as we were eating lunch and brought us two packages of red drum.  Barbara cooked it that night and we had fish, cole slaw and fried potatoes.  SOOOOOOOOO good.  Loved every bit!  And we ate everything.

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The wildflowers were beautiful.  The cactus abundant!  Dan took that picture of us in the bluebonnets.

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On the way home we went to the first Polish community in the United States.  The church was beautiful!  The other building was the old school, now a museum.  Sadly it was closed. 

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We had such a great time.  Started out at a two night stay in Rockport.  Ended up staying four nights!  And probably would have stayed longer if we had the time.  So relaxing.

Heading home!  We saw ELK!  Near Lampasas.  So cool. 

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And what did we have when we got home?  SNOW!  Again!  In our backyard!

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Done!  Had enough pictures?  If not, go check out my Webshots.  I am uploading many many more.

PS!!: 

I forgot to tell you a very important part.  We went to Port Aransas for one very important task.  To buy candy from the candy store there.  It is called Winton’s.  Barbara was a bad influence!  They have this candy called “Good”.  It is caramel with lots of walnuts in it.  Yes, we bought some.  Did we bring it back?  Of course not!  Ate every last bite.  You have not lived until you eat some of that stuff. I am going to experiment and see if I can make some.  I’ll let you know how it goes!  Oh, I also got me some old fashioned rock candy.  Yum.  Get me out of there!

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Screwed Up Texan said...

beautiful photos! Cant believe we got snow here too! Again.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful trip that was, and the overflow spot...Pictures are worth 1000 words each you know..and we didn't get any snow on the valley floor here in Oregon this year, although the last threat was like only a week ago...All in all your ventures sounded fun! Steven

Anonymous said...

Amazing job with the pictures. I am so jealous that you got some warm and beautiful weather there. The trip looked like so much fun. Glad you enjoyed it. Diane

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What a trip!

It was supposed to be a short trip to Round Rock/Austin.  Let me start over.  We were supposed to take a trip with our nephew and his wife, Dan and Barbara, to the mountains for spring break.  They were going to take their fifth wheel and we were going up for relaxing and skiing.  Well, health reasons made the trip to the mountains not possible so we traveled to them.  And we were going to go for a couple of days camping.  Do you know what it is like to find a camping spot that late during SPRING BREAK!!?  Unthinkable.  We all looked but Dan found a place that would take us in Port Aransas/Rockport.

We drove down to Round Rock on Saturday and then loaded up Monday morning and headed for the coast and all those people.  Let me tell you, it could not have been a better trip.  Unless we could have caught fish but they just weren’t cooperating.  More later.

Our camping spot was at Palm Harbor RV Resort.  Apparently Dan and Barbara had stayed there MANY years ago with other relatives.  The  nicest camp hosts had us a space in overflow.  I will stay in overflow any time.  We had a great view of a canal behind a marina.  No neighbors and lots of grass.  Here some views – day and night - from our front door.

 03-15-10 Rockport 05 03-15-10 Rockport 06 03-15-10 Rockport 07 03-15-10 Rockport 19

I took tons of pictures.  I will show a few here and try to upload more to Webshots later. (Tried using Flickr – did not like it! Any suggestions?)  So check Webshots in a couple of days.

Some from around the campground day one.

 03-15-10 Rockport 15 03-15-10 Rockport 17 03-15-10 Rockport 10  03-15-10 Rockport 13

Tuesday it rained nearly all day so we took the opportunity and went sight seeing. Down the beach and through Corpus Christi.  Pictures appear blurred but it was the fog and rain, I promise!  Well, most of it anyway.

03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 25 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 27 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 29 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 32 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 36 03-16-10 Corpus Christi 05 03-16-10 Corpus Christi 07  03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 14 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 18 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 20 03-16-10 Corpus Christi trip 03

This is the Flagship of Whataburger.  Yep, had to visit that!

03-16-10 Whataburger original 05 03-16-10 Whataburger original 01 03-16-10 Whataburger original 03 03-16-10 Whataburger original 04

Big Tree.  That is what it is called.  It is located on Goose Island.

03-16-10 Big Tree Rockport 01 03-16-10 Big Tree Rockport 03 03-16-10 Big Tree Rockport 11

This is in the harbor where we were staying.  The tie up docks had a lot to be desired. There was even a sign that said basically Enter at your own risk!

03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 06 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 07 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 01 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 03

This boat was here before Hurricane Ike.  Apparently the owner tied it to a tree for the storm and left it.  Calls have gone unheeded and the boat is falling apart.03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 02 

Just some pictures from around the area. This egret (I think he is an egret) was just like a puppy.  The man would say “Here” then give the bird a piece of his trimmings.  So funny to watch.  By the way, only one REAL fish caught was by Dan.  Some sort of catfish.  They caught lots of perch and used those for bait – tiny things.  But boy did they try to catch some.  Ross told one of the men at the park about not catching any.  He came over as we were eating lunch and brought us two packages of red drum.  Barbara cooked it that night and we had fish, cole slaw and fried potatoes.  SOOOOOOOOO good.  Loved every bit!  And we ate everything.

03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 2103-18-10 Rockport 21 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 14  03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 25 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 28 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 33 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 36 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 43 03-17-10 Rockport Palm Harbor 54 03-18-10 Rockport 02 03-18-10 Rockport 10 03-18-10 Rockport 13 03-18-10 Rockport 14 03-18-10 Rockport 09

The wildflowers were beautiful.  The cactus abundant!  Dan took that picture of us in the bluebonnets.

03-19-10 Cactus 03-19-10 Bluebonnets in Texas 01 03-19-10 Bluebonnets in Texas 02  03-19-10 Bluebonnets in Texas 07 03-19-10 Bluebonnets in Texas 09 03-19-10 Bluebonnets in Texas 11 03-19-10 Bluebonnets in Texas 05

On the way home we went to the first Polish community in the United States.  The church was beautiful!  The other building was the old school, now a museum.  Sadly it was closed. 

03-19-10 Panna Maria TX 103-19-10 Panna Maria TX 203-19-10 Panna Maria TX 303-19-10 Panna Maria TX 5

We had such a great time.  Started out at a two night stay in Rockport.  Ended up staying four nights!  And probably would have stayed longer if we had the time.  So relaxing.

Heading home!  We saw ELK!  Near Lampasas.  So cool. 

03-20-10 Elk near Lampasas TX 2 03-20-10 Elk near Lampasas TX 1

And what did we have when we got home?  SNOW!  Again!  In our backyard!

03-20-10 First day of spring 4 03-20-10 First day of spring 1 03-20-10 First day of spring 2 03-20-10 First day of spring 3

Done!  Had enough pictures?  If not, go check out my Webshots.  I am uploading many many more.

PS!!: 

I forgot to tell you a very important part.  We went to Port Aransas for one very important task.  To buy candy from the candy store there.  It is called Winton’s.  Barbara was a bad influence!  They have this candy called “Good”.  It is caramel with lots of walnuts in it.  Yes, we bought some.  Did we bring it back?  Of course not!  Ate every last bite.  You have not lived until you eat some of that stuff. I am going to experiment and see if I can make some.  I’ll let you know how it goes!  Oh, I also got me some old fashioned rock candy.  Yum.  Get me out of there!

3 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

beautiful photos! Cant believe we got snow here too! Again.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful trip that was, and the overflow spot...Pictures are worth 1000 words each you know..and we didn't get any snow on the valley floor here in Oregon this year, although the last threat was like only a week ago...All in all your ventures sounded fun! Steven

Anonymous said...

Amazing job with the pictures. I am so jealous that you got some warm and beautiful weather there. The trip looked like so much fun. Glad you enjoyed it. Diane

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