It’s been a gray and rainy few days here…and cooler that I would like. Before the sun began it’s “hide and seek” routine, Den and I took a ride through some of the back streets here on the bay and came across a new “gated community” that’s being built..It is called The Boardwalk, and I think I could easily live here..
…I need to finish that sentence above..I think I could easily live here… if I had a “lifestyle of the rich and famous”…There are only 3 houses completed here, and the bay front lots only go for around $180,000 dollars.
NO HOUSING CRUNCH HERE.. SOMEBODY HAS SOME BUCKOS!!
This house above is my new dream home…The left photo I took from the street this home is built on…The right photo I took of that same house from the fishing pier in the park..Nice view, eh?? “Come ON, McGyver!! Open up that wallet!!” YIKES…The dust that just came outta that moth eaten wallet took my breath away !
Here are few more photos I took in the park before Dr. Gloom showed up…This water is really pretty clear here..
There are some homes on the inner canals leading to Copano Bay, adjacent to the state park.. Because my feet are still pretty sore, I have been forced into more bike riding than walking lately. Here’s how it works: McGyver takes off in one direction, wearing his Reeboks, and I
jump climb on my old lady bike with the camera, and go in the other direction…(This, my friends, is what helps make a good marriage last to 43 years.)
EITHER THIS FAMILY HAS A VERY LARGE PET….OR, I KNOW WHAT IS FOR DINNER TONIGHT!..ACTUALLY, THIS IS A CLOSED UP FISHING LODGE DOWN BY THE BAY…I WONDER WHEN THE LAST TIME WAS THAT ANYONE ACTUALLY SPOTTED AN ELK ON THE BAY??…
On my bike ride, I went through a residential area and found another neat home…with an indoor pool..
It just so happens that this home is “for sale”, too…Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo….which fine home is worth the dough?? Truth be known, this Rockport/Fulton area is presently on our list of “we could live there” places, key word being “could”…We COULD live there…. until we had to cough up $$ for flood and hurricane insurance… plus food, heat, elec., furniture…beer and wine.
Above is the beginning of a nice, sunny day….Later…Dr. Gloom snuck up on us, and this was when the rain moved in…
McGuyver has been fighting the good fight with acrobatic squirrels here at our campsite…First he hung our feeder in a tree..and the squirrel immediately made it his personal “diner”…So, Dennis figured he would try the old “hang it out on a rope” trick to thwart Mr. Squirrel…
I now present to you “Squirrel Wallenda”, a member of the Animal Traveling Circus and the famous act , “Squirrels With No Nets”. What they are is a group of high wire dare devils, who risks paws and tails to get to the feeder..(You gotta look close to see the feeder hanging from the rope)…I thought I had “the fix” for this problem…My thinking was to light the gas grill underneath him, wait for him to fall and “have our lunch and eat it too!”..JUST KIDDING!!
So, today is another day of grayness..Score 3 for Dr. Gloom and zero for Suzy Sunshine…It is warming up here, slightly, and we finally turned our heater/fireplace on low. I am finding it hard to come up with much humor lately, and as the sunless days mount, my sense of humor wanes..It hasn’t helped that I am fighting an ongoing battle with Facebook’s new look, a.k.a. Timeline…Maybe it’s my age (YA THINK?), but why do they gotta screw with something that isn’t broken?? I am very tempted to dump the whole Facebook thing, but unfortunately, it one of the ways I keep up with our kids and family…I must try to overcome this anger…and write 100 times “I will LEARN TO LIKE IT, I WILL LEARN TO LIKE IT……Can I just say “ditto” 98 more times and call it a day???
“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” ~ Dave Barry