Monday, January 26, 2009

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy

The title pretty much sums up the last week. We've pretty much done nothing. The weather here is so weird that when we did plan to do something a cold front would move in and we didn't want to go anywhere. I've also become addicted to Bejeweled. It's a computer game that I used to play years ago. It's kinda like the old Tetras game but better.

We also had visitors arrive in town. Mark & Dortha and Ellie & Jim arrived last week and we've been able to visit with them. We are all fulltimers and have been reading each others blogs for quite some time now. It's so cool to finally meet. We've gone to dinner once and lunch once and both times were to The Big Fisherman. We have found a new favorite in this area! The food is really good there and lunch the other day was either fish & chips or chicken fried steak for $2.25. You can't feed yourself at home for $2.25! Tomorrow's lunch special is ALL you can eat fish & chips for $2.25!! They also have some other choices but that's the only one I was interested in. Dortha does the fried chicken livers, yuck. But, I guess that's why there's so many choices in restaurants, everybody can get what they like.

After lunch on Thursday we ran some errands and got diesel at Walmart for $2.06 a gallon. Boy oh boy, are we loving the fuel prices these days. After we were done we headed over the the RV Park that Mark, Dortha, Ellie & Jim were staying at. It was in the Garmin (our GPS) but it took us to the airport and there was no RV Park there. I called Ellie and she told us how to get there. We enjoyed some time with them outside until it got too chilly and we moved it inside.

Ellie, Jim, Mark & Rod


Yesterday we finally made it to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. We were going to go last week but never got around to it. We knew it was going to be cold and we had heard this was mainly a driving tour so we thought it would be a good day for it. Well, there were several places to stop and take one of the trails to the beach. We did a few of the trails but it was just too cold to stay out for very long. We ended up taking the big loop and didn't get out anymore except to snap a few pictures of the javelina. If you click on the word you can read all about what it is. I don't know how dangerous they are but I wasn't going to get close enough to find out. By the way, the "j" is pronounced like an "h".

You can barely see two javelinas here but when they heard the truck they took off


This ugly black vulture greeted us just before the entrance




YIKES!! Actually, we didn't see any, it was too cold.


This little armadillo was so busy looking for bugs he didn't even care about us


This was on The Big Tree Trail


Sure doesn't look like the Florida beaches. **SIGH**


White tailed deer


So, today we were supposed to go fishing but Rod still hasn't put the new reels on our rods and as I sit here writing this he's playing Mah Jong on the computer so it doesn't look like it's going to be a fishing day. Hmmmm, maybe one day this week.

UPDATE: Look what happened after he read the blog!



4 comments:

Leno said...

Yeah! Now you can go fishing. Hope you catch lots...
Darn you Deb, now you've got me into Bejeweled! I was almost late for work yesterday because I was playing the darn thing.. Stayed up too late last night playing again, lol.

Jim and Dee said...

why is that game so addictive. I started playing it too this morning and didn't read the blogs, now I'm behind. Have fun.

Joe and Sherri said...

I hope Sherri does not find that game. She is already tied up in so many that I can hardly pull her away from them now!

Joe

Karen said...

I love to go fishing. We once went in a really fast bass boat on the Rio Grande. It was a very fun day.