Port Lavaca, Texas Day 1 (GA375)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here June 25th.

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

 

This entry was posted January 22, 2013…

 

 

 

 

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 60 miles from Rockport to Port Lavaca, Texas.

 

 

The motorhome is parked at VFW Post #4403. We expect to depart here tomorrow.

 

 

Along the way we took a slight detour to go to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge…the reputed Winter home of the elusive Whooping Crane. Mary was really excited because she hasn’t seen a Whooping Crane since she was a child. You can read about the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge by clicking their official website link…
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/aransas/

 

 

But all of Mary’s excitement was for naught…not a Whooping Crane was to be seen.

 

 

Here are some of the photos I took yesterday…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

I’ve been meaning to comment about this topic for some time now…and here’s a good chance to do it. What I consider to be Texas’s excessively high-speed limits. In my humble opinion Texas sets its speed limits anywhere from 10 to 20 miles per hour too high. I recently saw a highway sign that said there were 2,795 road deaths in Texas in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

The next photo provides a good example. The photo is of County Road 774 on the way to the National Wildlife Refuge. Believe it or not, the speed limit on this narrow two-lane road is 70 miles per hour! In my humble opinion 50 would be the proper speed limit. Safe speed for the motorhome was 45 miles per hour…

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Now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest…here are some of the photos I took at the refuge. No Whooping Cranes…other than the alligator and the cactus, all other photos were taken at the full zoom range of my camera equivalent to 1500 mm. After our visit to Padre Island National Seashore a couple of days ago, the visit here was disappointing. But, one must take the good with the bad…

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Here we are at the VFW Post…

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and the view from the dinette window…

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Enjoying scenic National Wildlife Refuges is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a Google Earth image of our location. The V marks the location of the VFW Post…

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The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Texas. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…(look closely on the Texas coast…)

 

 

 

 

 

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Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/aransus-wildlife-refuge/

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

Forecast for today is rain showers and 57 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

 

 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

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On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

 

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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