Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday March 3, 2008

It wasn't nearly as cold this morning as it was yesterday, about 50 degrees today. The problem was, Donna called about 9 o'clock to tell me that their furnace had stopped working. The fan would come on but the furnace wouldn't light and warm everything up. Both Ted and I looked at the thing, but we couldn't see anything wrong. I got a number from Tom for a mobile service man, but when Ted called him, he learned that the man had already started heading back north to home. Ted is going to a Hitchhiker luncheon next week, so maybe he will find someone there that can work on it. If not, he will probably wait until they get back to Houston.

We drove over to South Padre Island today. Donna found an entertainer at Louie's Backyard whose show is called 12 String Tim. There is also a good looking buffet at Louie's too, so we decided to go there. The show and buffet didn't start until 3:45, so we just rode around the small island looking around. We stopped along the beach and walked out onto the sand. We walked up near the water's edge, when we noticed a "cliff" of sand that had been washed out by the ride. The "cliff" is only a foot or so high and when I walked to the edge to check it, it crumbled beneath me and I fell. I wasn't hurt at all and everyone had a good laugh at my expense.

We drove through the former Destination RV Resort which is now a KOA. The sites were a nice size, and full hookups but they are on coleche rock with blacktop streets. It seems pretty spendy to pay $55.00 per day for this.

We looked at the Cameron County park on the south end of the island, but they wanted to charge us $4.00 to drive in and check the place out and no one was willing to pay. There is an area that is outside the gate that we drove through, but a couple of the sites look like something from the Beverly Hillbillies, with tarps strung over everything and junk everywhere. This is not a place that I would want to stay.

Another problem that we noticed down on the coast here is that the wind blows so much, with the beach sand, everything down here looks as if it has been sand-blasted. I don't think I want to bring my rig down here to stay very long, and certainly not for the entire winter.

It is so far down to SPI, it would make it very "unhandy". It is very pretty down here, probably the prettiest beaches and waters in Texas, but it took us over an hour to get here from Donna.

All-in-all, we liked our trip to the island, but I think we'll stay where we are, at least this year. If/when we return, we'll look at some other parks, but for the money this one isn't bad.

Til next rime....

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