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Houston and The Woodlands

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Our trip to Houston was really a trip to The Woodlands, and un-incorporated  suburb north of Houston. This is where John’s friend and frat brother lives. We had heard the Houston traffic is crazy and I will have to agree with that. Even though we weren’t going to arrive at his friends until 5, we decided it would be better to drive through the city in the middle of the day so I looked for something in The Woodlands to do. I found they have a large Mall as well as an area called the Woodlands Waterway that has Market Street, a more upscale shopping area just off it. All of these things looked to be in the same area so that is where we headed. 
There is a reason they call this area “The Woodlands”, and yes it’s because it’s built into a large forested area. There are so many trees you have to look to find things, the trees obscure things from the road and that includes gas stations and shopping areas. I had a restaurant called Green Goose Acre in the GPS, it is a highly rated grill and p…

Galveston

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We just returned from our little trip to Galveston and the Houston area. It was a fun little vacation visiting with old friends. I decided I would do two posts, one for each area so today is all about our time in Galveston. Our very good friends from Iowa, Steph and Norm, let us know that they were going to be in Galveston for a few days on a road trip they were taking. Since we had never been to Galveston and it is only a few hours away we made plans to join them. One of the perks of this trip is having master planner Steph in charge of the “agenda” as Norm calls it. We have vacationed with them before and Steph does lots of research and comes up with a plan. When John and I travel that is usually my job so being able to let someone else handle that job was an extra perk for me. We checked into the Springhill Suites which is just across the bridge on I45 as you enter Galveston Island. This was a great place to stay, a short drive to the harbor and Strand street and also to the seawall.…

On a little trip

We are off on a little trip to Galveston and Houston. Since I forgot my cable to upload photos I will wait until we get back early next week to blog about our adventures. Hope everyone is having fun and enjoying life.
Happy trails..........................

Janie had a little goat..

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Remember the Mary had a little lamb nursery rhyme? I changed it to reflect an interesting day.
Janie had two little goats that followed her home from her run today and everywhere that Janie went the goats were sure to follow.......
Well you get the idea.
I went out for my run and suddenly I hear this noise behind me only to find these two little goats coming up behind me. They passed me and then stopped and waited for me. A gal in a golf cart slowed down and told me should though it was cute that I was walking my goats. I had other cars slow down to see such a site. I turned around to go back towards the RV park and they still followed me, there are a couple farms along the way and I figured if they belonged at one they would head on home but no they followed me all the way to the park. I went in to see if the camp hosts had any idea where they might belong and she said no but it wasn’t unusual for animals to be roaming around. Well they started chewing on the tree on the office patio so…

Rockport visit and Amazon Friends

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Last week I emailed some friends we met at Amazon that I thought were headed to Rockport. We wanted to check out this area for possible stays in the future and it is always fun to get together with friends so thought we’d combine the two. Phi and Dawn arrived in Rockport on Tuesday and called us this morning saying this would be a good day to visit so a quick breakfast and we were on the road.  Rockport has a lot more to do than Port O’Connor and is definitely a lot busier. That has pro and cons but I think we could like this area. One of the places they took us was Goose Island State Park. This is a beautiful park right on the gulf and they have camping spots right along the beach, they also have a campground loop in an area forested with live oaks with a lot of privacy. The only disadvantage of this campground are the low hanging trees, you would definitely have to pay attention as you drove through this park with your rig. Like most state parks there are limited stays and only elect…

A Shiny Rig

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John got he rig done yesterday and it looks so pretty! I’d like to say I helped but that would be lying so lets just say I supervised. Eveyln asked what we used to wash and wax the rig so I thought I’d show you. Here are the product John likes: The waterless wash is Eco Touch Wash.
The wax is RejeX.
Thought I’d show you the ladder we use too. This was a great find on sale at a hardware store back in Iowa and we have used it many times.

The other question I got from Karen is where exactly are we. Well I mentioned it is off the beaten path and if you want to come here the only way here is Texas Highway 185. I thought I’d just show you on the map. This is not a place you would just happen upon. I’d say the only people here are the ones who want to be. It’s very quiet except for the boats sometimes and there aren’t many services but if you want some laid back quiet time in the winter it is a great place to land. 

View Port O'Connor, TX 77982 in a larger map

Happy Trails.................

A Nice Leisurely Bike Ride

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It is always harder to write when there isn’t much going on. We had a couple cooler days but it is starting to warm up again. John has been waxing the rig. I helped with the washing but I’m just watching him do the waxing. The rig is starting to look pretty shinny! It may rain tomorrow so we need to get it finished today, that may mean I’ll have to start helping instead of watching. Bummer.  Before this little cold snap John and I went on a long leisurely bike ride around town. When we got to the pier the tide was out so we walked out on the sand to the waters edge. Thought I’d share a few of those photos.

I also took some photos of my favorite houses along the way. I love how people use really bright colors for their houses, you just don’t find that back in Iowa and it seems perfectly fitting here.




We also found these goats and donkey’s in someones back yard. The zoning is a lot looser here than where we are from. I’ve never seen goats with horns like these. Happy Trails.................…