Sunday, 19 November 2017

Attending Church

I always appreciated a little country church and say to myself that I must attend one down here.  It seems like we don't make the time for church anymore and I thought I would check one out this morning.  The Indianola First Baptist Church is just down the road from us and morning service is at 11.  What a friendly bunch of people.  The pastors wife played the guitar and led the singing. The pastor gave a message on caring, which challenged us to consider how much we care about others. I really enjoyed the fellowship, and if we are here next Sunday, will consider attending again.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

A quick Texas Storm

Well we are about 2 days short of 3 weeks without dumping our waste water tanks, but we have no choice but to dump today.  Our Grey water always fills up first and we always know we are full when our shower won't drain any more.  Magnolia Beach has showers and washrooms, but because of some abuse in past years, they no longer offer a dump station.  We have to go to Port Lavaca, which is just 10 miles down the road.  When we got back we decided to park in a different angle to allow for more room for our neighbours.  We will only be here a couple days anyway, and Brian and Gloria are ok with sharing a front yard.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Excitement on the beach.

We woke up this morning an looked out our front window, and there were our new neighbours already busy fishing. I'm so glad I'm not a fisherman because I would hate to have to get up in the morning that early.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

4th Annual Bloggerfest

I have been trying to make my schedule work to be able to attend Blogger Fest 2018.  I am not sure it is going to work this year, so I have contacted my blogger friend Paula (Shadowmoss) of In the Shadows and asked her if she would be around to set it up this year.  Of course she agreed and has got the word out there already.  George of Our Awesome Travels quickly made up the poster for this year and between the bunch of us we will make it happen.  If you can make your plans work around being there on January 27, it is worth your time to meet everyone.

Bloggerfest is a great opportunity for people who enjoy either writing (bloggers) or following blogs (blurkers) to meet in person to compare some notes and have a laugh or two.  The blogs you write do not necessarily need to be RV related, but it seems like because most of the people at Quartzite are RV'ers that is the general tone of the day.

What is blogging?
Blogging is a wonderful way of keeping a journal of your life whether it be for part of a year like we have been doing, or all year round like others do.  It is a way to compare what you are doing with what others are doing, and a great confidence builder, as you realize you are doing it right.  It is a great way to keep track of where others are and sometimes you can sneak up on them when they are parked out in the desert and park real close to them without them even knowing.  wink wink.  If you watch real close, sometimes other bloggers will even write about you and your travels, which is the ultimate compliment, and lots will comment on your blog from time to time.  Whatever the reason you blog, it is like a soul cleansing, and sometimes just a reminder about how much or how little you do in a day.

Whatever the reason you have for blogging, keep it up because I for one appreciate reading them and have learned so much from others via their blogs.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Scouting Mustang and Padre Islands

It was a beautiful day today so we decided we should go and scout out some spots for us to visit further south of here on Mustang Island and Padre Island.  Because of Hurricane Harvey, we were not sure how the beaches may of been affected.  When we got down around Rockport Texas we started witnessing some of the destruction in the wake of the storm.  It has been almost 3 months since the storm and there is still a pile of work left to do.  We started seeing odd things in the ditch along the highway, like boats and old RV's and piles and piles of debris.