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Harlingen, Texas – Day 22

The motorhome is parked at Tropic Winds RV Resort. We’ll be moving along later this morning.

Yesterday, once again, we had planned a day trip to San Padre Island about 50 miles distant. But, once again, heavy rain with lots of thunder and lightning forced a cancellation of our plans.

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…


So we put the day to good use by doing laundry, picking up Mary’s bicycle from the repair shop, visiting with a contingency of the my ex-RV singles group, for which I belonged to for 10 years and dropped out in 2007, who were passing through Harlingen and staying at the Elks Club. By time we returned at 6:00 PM, the sky was starting to clear, I thought, only to be followed by more rain, thunder and lightning during the night…


The weather forecast for today is sunny and 71 degrees. That’s good because our allowed time here at Tropic Winds RV Resort is up and we are obligated to move on. So today we’ll take both the motorhome and Bronco and head towards San Padre Island. The below Google Earth image shows the Harlingen area in the upper left. SPI identifies the island which is a strip of land that runs North for 70 miles and PI identifies Port Isabel, a small community with some museums we’ll likely visit…


By clicking the below link, you’ll get to see a local RV dealer’s Redneck RV Hall Of Fame photos which hopefully will provide you with a chuckle or two…

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…


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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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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Intermittent Thunder Storms

Jim says:

with a 50% possibility was the weather forecast. They were right on the money.

About 10:00 AM, the rain, thunder and lightning came with a vengeance. A few minutes after I took this photo it was raining even harder.


Youngest grand-daughter Jaime, Mary and I played a card game called BS… got it! Oldest grand-daughter Jocelyn curled up with a book in Mary’s passenger seat.


Not too much later grandson Eric showed up with his two cousins. Now six bodies we moved the BS card game to the bed for more playing area. I was surprised how well my two grand-children play this BS card game.


About 2:00 PM the rain finally stopped. The kids went back outside to play. Mary and I grabbed our books and went back to our reading. It was a lot of fun hanging out with the kids.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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