Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Big Snake!

Yesterday we visited the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Within the first 200 feet we saw this BIG SNAKE!
Its a Blue Indigo Snake. It' the largest nonvenomous snake in Texas. 6 to 8 feet long. 
We saw a lot of birds and ducks.
I put on my old hiking boots, I have had them for years. Within the first 20 feet the soles of my boots came off. I guess they are a little too old to wear. I still walked the trail, with my boots falling apart all the way.
Here is Peggy on the trail.
Moss hanging from the trees.
When I get new hiking boots we are going to go back to see more.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Golf Day

I played golf with our Neighbor Dan. Played like crap I should quit the stupid game.
A picture from our morning walk.
Cliff at the dog park. We are going to a nature reserve today. I will have some good picture for tomorrow's blog. 
 Cliff the wonder dog, with our rig in the background.
Cliff at the dog park.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Football Sunday

We just hung out here at our rolling home and watched football al day.
Peggy cooked a pot roast in the convection oven. It was very good.
Here is Cliff chilling out watching the Lions Blow another big game.

Using our selfie stick.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bug Crazy

We still have Lady Bug problems. It drives us nuts when we go to watch a Red Wings game and a Lady Bug lands on the screen. It looks like another puck. So we do play by play on the Lady Bug.
Is it a Lady Bug or is it a puck?
It's a Lady Bug!
It was a beautiful day. We opened the back and had breakfast with it open. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Butt Kickin

Yesterday we played a shuffle board game called Nickels. The second game Peggy drew me to play against. She kicked my butt 68 to 39. So I had to give her my nickel.
On our morning walk I got some more flower pictures to share with you unfortunate people in the great white north.

Today it's going to be 78 and sunny.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Construction Day

Today was construction day at Rick and Connie's.
They rolled in their park model. We sat over there and watched, drinking our morning coffee.
I recorded it on video.
Cool looking moon.
Our turkey and dressing turned out very good. We have lots of left overs for today.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Christmas eve party at the neighbors.
The Christmas Turkey is on.
The weather is a little cool but the sun is warm. I sat outside drinking my coffee and watch the turkey smoke.
Hope everyone has a happy holiday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Shopping Day

I made the big trip to the grocery store to get our Christmas dinner. I am going to smoke a turkey on the BGE and make stuffing in the convection oven.
    Here in the park on Tuesdays the Weslaco Farmers Market comes in. They have a lot of good stuff.
This is a photo Matt sent to us. Merry Christmas from the UP.
Then I sent this one.
Merry Christmas from the Sunny south. That is the Rio Grande River in the background.
Christmas moon.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Beautiful Day

Yesterday we played in our first shuffle board tournament. I lost both of my games but Peggy won one of hers.

The weather was great it got to 80 and sunny.
Here we are at the pool for an afternoon dip.
   On our walk this morning I took some pictures of some flowers here in the park.
This looks like a Christmas Cactus gone wild. Looks like it's just about to flower.
This is by the pool house.

I am not sure what this is but it is beautiful. Who can tell us what this is?

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Week

Here it is Christmas time already. We are doing well. The weather is a little cool but no SNOW! It should get to 79 today. We got our mail Saturday. Cliff was a little sick on Sunday.
We watch the Lions get an ugly win on my computer. Later we watched the Red Wings lose in a shot out again.
The casita build is going good.
Looking thru my pictures, I found this funny picture of Billy.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Table is on FIRE!

I was making some jerky when the BGE table started on FIRE!
It burned a hole in the table. Good thing I caught it.
 So I got a tile from Home Depot and put it under the BGE. That should fix that problem.
If you go to Home Depot, you have to go to Peckers (which is located behind) and have the loaded sidewinders.
I am trying not to take pictures of food, but these are so good I could not help it.
We would like to send warm wishes to all of our blog readers for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cool Day

Yesterday we hung out here at the RV most of the day. I was working on my video editing skills.
We did go to the jam session at the rec hall. The music was great and fun to watch. Then we did some exploring. We located the library and fitness center and have big plans to utilize both. .
Today we took shuffle board lessons. It was a ton of fun, but cool outside.
It was 54 degrees! It should warm back up on Monday. 
The Casita build is moving along fast. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

New Found Food

We went to lunch and found D. D. Peckers Bar and Grill. It's a sports bar. We had some of the best potato skins I have ever had. I never thought I would say I like Peckers.
There is a lot of fruit trees in the park.
You can pick all the fruit you can eat. These are grapefruit.
I am recording the neighbors on video building their casita. The video is too large to put on the blog. Quite entertaining.
Peggy and I went for a long walk this morning. She is trying to kill me.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bikn' Wednesday

It was Bikn' Wednesday. We had 16 riders. We rode 210 miles again. Some broke off and were going to ride 400 miles.

One hour north of the Mexico border there are check points you have to stop at. They are looking for drugs and illegals. I didn't know they had these check points. I thought I was in some communist country.
This was our route.
Speed walking with Peggy in the morning. I have a hard time keeping up with her.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Golf Day

I played Golf with my neighbor, Dan we played 18 holes. I did not hit them very well. But had fun.
We have construction going on in the neighborhood. Rick is building a casita. It's a small house.

This is the peanut gallery watching across the street. I hope Gene and Jane see this we are using there furniture. They went home for the holidays.
Today we are going to play darts at the rec center at 9:30 am. I am not sure I can play darts without drinking beer. 


Monday, December 15, 2014

Windy Sunday

It was windy Sunday. The wind blew all day with gusts to 27 mph.
The funny thing is, when we were in Atlanta, we were talking to another camper and we told him we were going to the valley for the winter. He said oh, so you like the wind. Then he told us that it's always windy here. Sunday was the first windy day we have had. It was a good day to watch football and make a pizza on the BGE.
No new pictures, so you get one from Stone Mt. Park in Atlanta.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Flea Market Run

Yesterday we went to the Don Wes flea market. Picked up a few things. I got deputized as an "Official Brothel Inspector" for Texas.
I rode a Segway, it was really cool.
When we got back, we went down to the hot tub and pool for a swim. The weather was a perfect 79.
The Park had a patio sale. I found a memory foam mattress pad for our bed. It has been killing my back. We slept on it last night, it was heaven. I love it.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fun Day

We played golf here at the park's course yesterday.
It was a good time. The weather was great, got up to 78.
We went to happy hour at 4:30 at Ron's and got a lot of good information on were to go eat. So we used some of that info and went to Cortino's Italian Restaurant, the food was awesome. We got the combo plate, it was a lot of food. Peggy got the Tiramisu to go.
Today we are going to go to the flea market in Mission, that should be fun.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

Good Weather

Cliff's vet appointment yesterday, went good. We got all the drugs he needs.
Then we did a little shopping. Peggy is looking for a new bed spread. I don't know why, the one we've got is fine. It covers me up, so why a new one?

I did not have any new pictures so you get some from the past.
Today is golf day. The weather is great, should get to 78 and sunny.