Saturday, January 16, 2016

2015 Looking Back on Being a Winter Texan

January and February of 2015 being in Rockport, Texas proved to be a very fast 2 months. We had lots of fun touring the area with visiting the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi. This ship nicknamed "The Blue Ghost"is an aircraft carrier built for the Navy . Sherry's sister Pam and husband Tim and their 2 boys Skyler and Forrest along with her mom Nancy and Bennie enjoyed walking all over this ship. They had never been on any big ship like this and seeing it from afar in the bay area does not do it justice. It is massive and be prepared to walk and climb lots of stairs. It does have and elevator to the flight deck.

While Pam and her family were staying at Port Aransas they rented a golf cart for a day and drove the beach. This was a lot of fun for the whole family and they had beautiful weather the few days they were here. They ate lots of seafood at lots of different restaurants in the short period they were here. They loved Virginia's on the Bay in Port Aransas. They even found time for all of them to go deep sea fishing. A trip to the Orvis Store in Rockport was a must for Forrest who fly fishes and ties his own flies. They came to the RV park and then we all went to Lamar and saw the "Big Tree".It is a live oak tree over 1,000 years old and is in a nice little park area.

After they went home Jay's daughter Shelly and her husband Craig came down for a short visit. We went to a lot of the same places that we had taken Sherry's sisters family. Craig served in the Navy in the 1980's and could tell Jay a lot about the ships working operations.

We also had friends Bill and Sue and his dad Floyd rent a condo in Port Aransas. We all got together to visit and play cards with them several times. We all went out to eat, shop, and also they came to the RV park for some live entertainment. We really enjoyed them being here to share this area. They loved walking the beach and their condo was withing walking distance. It is nice to have family and friends visit as we spend our winter days here in Texas.

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