Monday, January 26, 2015

Lagoons Rv Park Rockport Texas

We drove 3 days and finally arrived here at Lagoons RV Park in Rockport, Texas around 11:00am on Dec. 30th. When we got close to Rockport we called the park to see if they had any spots since we were not supposed to be here until January the 1st the office said come on in and you can have the same spot that we had reserved to 2 months. Sherry was so excited. We had stopped by Goose Island State Park before we called Lagoons and they were full. Park person said everyone must have wanted to camp for the New Years. We stopped by the car wash and washed Daisy our RV. Jay knew that she was super dirty with 3 days of rain we drove through and in this RV park every ones rigs are polished and just shine. We set up and hooked up everything and headed over to the little café here at the park. They have specials for the day or you can place an order. This is so handy for patrons here at the park, it is quite the meeting place for folks and the food is great!! We then headed into Rockport and washed Daisy Bug the HHR and went to the grocery. We also got the 2015 Rockport Beach pass. It costs $15.00 for a year. You must have this sticker or pay $5.00 each time you go into the beach area.


Weather was 46 degrees windy and overcast clouds. Had lunch at the park café and headed to Aransas for their beach stick. It is  $12.00 for the year. We drove onto the beach which you can drive for many miles. Some people were out walking, and we saw people also camped. You can stay on the beach for so many days and then you have to move off. Jay stayed on the beach last year. I am sure we will do this before heading back to Indiana.

We also checked out a quilt shop in Rockport for my mom. They were so friendly and had lots of befautiful fabric and yarn. This was such a neat shop and I know mom and I will be back lots of times.

1/1/2015 - 1/25/2015
Settled in to RV living in Lagoons Rv Resort. We have been so busy seeing the sights it has been very exciting for Sherry. The weather for the first couple of  weeks was mostly rainy and cold which did not enhance our experience. We had a couple of days where the weather cooperated with having outside fun and were able to bike ride. We rode several miles along the beach and really enjoyed the exercise.  Jay caught the flu and had to make a trip to the Corpus Christi emergency room. They found he was dehydrated and gave him a couple of quarts of  saline through an IV then with the X-ray and flu swab, 9 vials of blood drawn they prescribed lots of drugs and rest. He suffered through the illness and was coughing up stuff for several days. Still has a cough but is feeling much better. Around January 15 Sherry's mom and stepdad arrived to stay at Port Aransas in a nice condo. We have been showing them around the area.
      We went to see the big tree at Lamar and also sighted several Whooping cranes and sand hill cranes in the area. We have also been going to the entertainment provided in the area. The RV park has had several performers from the Branson area and they have been great. We went to a play at Aransas Pass Rialto Theatre and watched " Always Patsy Cline" This was a great show with the main characters singing and telling a story of  a friendship that developed between a Divorcee in Houston and Patsy Cline. This lasted several  years with letters between them that documented the friendship. We really enjoyed this performance. There have also been several dances here and we did out best to entertain fellow RVers with our antics. I know there is much more to tell but don't want to make this post too long so will continue with the next opportunity.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sherry's Retirement

Well it is official Sherry has retired on Dec.19th . Her first week home was kind of bad. She was missing the trucker drivers that she has worked with for the last 6 years. She was thrilled to know that several called her from the road because they could not make it back to Geneva before she retired. The shipping office and the lab had a carry-in and many wished her well in retirement. So she has our year planned out for us. Lots of festivals that she has always wanted to attend but just never had enough vacation time.

We left home on the 27th for Rockport Texas. We were glad that gas prices were as low as $1.88, we filled up several times for $1.99. Last year gas prices were $3.50 and more. Sherry said this leaves more money for shrimp from these savings. We slept in Dixon, Tennessee Walmart lot the first night. We saw a sign for the Pearl Museum, and after I Googled a search for this we will stop on our way back. This is the only freshwater pearl farm in North America.

Sherry had never been to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library so we stayed across from it at the downtown Riverside RV Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This park is right on the river and the old Rock Island Railroad Bridge that is 110 year old has been converted to a walking trail and is part of the 14 mile Arkansas River Trail.

Sherry on the walking bridge to the Clinton Library.

Colored lights.

View from the walking bridge to the RV park.

This RV park has a beautiful view of the library and the bridge was decorated with green and red lights that changed color alternating. It was amazing. The park has a code and is gated for access onto the bridge and we walked right over to the library. It was a chilly walk and was fun to walk over the river. We were in luck with a CHIHULY display of glass. I have seen some of his work at the Fort Wayne Indiana Art Museum. It is beautiful as you can see.
 All hand blown tube like pieces and this was very tall.

These bowls were amazing colors and there were several colors.

Clinton library is a wonderful and the views are amazing.
Oval Office

Jay and I both loved this bicycle. It says Mr. President.

I know we will stay in this park again because you can walk to downtown. Plus they have several sites right on the river.

We then went back to the RV and unhooked the car and headed to the Old Mill at T.R. Memorial Park in North Little Rock. I will let you know if you have a big RV these street are not good. I had our Class C half way their last year and turned around. Narrow streets and hilly. Built in1933 this replica of an old water-powered grist mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was featured in the opening scenes of Gone with the Wind. A beautiful little park and used for weddings and many pictures.

Until then we will be driving Ms. Daisy.