Friday, 17 November 2017

Excitement on the beach.



We woke up this morning an looked out our front window, and there were our new neighbours already busy fishing. I'm so glad I'm not a fisherman because I would hate to have to get up in the morning that early.



Thursday, 16 November 2017

4th Annual Bloggerfest

I have been trying to make my schedule work to be able to attend Blogger Fest 2018.  I am not sure it is going to work this year, so I have contacted my blogger friend Paula (Shadowmoss) of In the Shadows and asked her if she would be around to set it up this year.  Of course she agreed and has got the word out there already.  George of Our Awesome Travels quickly made up the poster for this year and between the bunch of us we will make it happen.  If you can make your plans work around being there on January 27, it is worth your time to meet everyone.

Bloggerfest is a great opportunity for people who enjoy either writing (bloggers) or following blogs (blurkers) to meet in person to compare some notes and have a laugh or two.  The blogs you write do not necessarily need to be RV related, but it seems like because most of the people at Quartzite are RV'ers that is the general tone of the day.

What is blogging?
Blogging is a wonderful way of keeping a journal of your life whether it be for part of a year like we have been doing, or all year round like others do.  It is a way to compare what you are doing with what others are doing, and a great confidence builder, as you realize you are doing it right.  It is a great way to keep track of where others are and sometimes you can sneak up on them when they are parked out in the desert and park real close to them without them even knowing.  wink wink.  If you watch real close, sometimes other bloggers will even write about you and your travels, which is the ultimate compliment, and lots will comment on your blog from time to time.  Whatever the reason you blog, it is like a soul cleansing, and sometimes just a reminder about how much or how little you do in a day.

Whatever the reason you have for blogging, keep it up because I for one appreciate reading them and have learned so much from others via their blogs.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Scouting Mustang and Padre Islands

It was a beautiful day today so we decided we should go and scout out some spots for us to visit further south of here on Mustang Island and Padre Island.  Because of Hurricane Harvey, we were not sure how the beaches may of been affected.  When we got down around Rockport Texas we started witnessing some of the destruction in the wake of the storm.  It has been almost 3 months since the storm and there is still a pile of work left to do.  We started seeing odd things in the ditch along the highway, like boats and old RV's and piles and piles of debris.



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Splash!!

We are really starting to enjoy Magnolia Beach.  We have good neighbours and because they have been here often they know a lot of local folk, who drop in from time to time.  We love meeting the locals. Today was no different when Tom and Norma dropped by with all their fishing gear to spend some time with all of us.  Sometimes we feel guilty just sitting around on the beach, but soon the feeling passes and we settle in.  Cheryl dropped by as well to share a story or two.




Monday, 13 November 2017

Body work is not my specialty, or is it?

Once again I have to mention ships, but this time it comes with a little story.  The bigger ships come in to harbour and I think they have a speed limit so they don't do a lot of damage with their wakes.  I'm betting if they are a little behind schedule they push that limit, and that was the case this morning.  The tide was fairly high as well at the time.  We saw this big ole ship coming in and I noticed there was a fairly large white water wake behind it.