• Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year buds!!!

    I know we haven’t been real communicative, but..

    We’re happily ensconced at our winter digs at Live Oak Resort near the teeming metropolis of Washington, Texas. It’s an upscale park in east Texas about 60 miles west of Houston. Near to nothin’, just past BFE.

    Unfortunately we brought the cold and wet with us, but so it goes. We really really really lucked out and got a pole-barn shelter and a big deck for only monthly rent. I think we’re part of tactically-oriented plan to pierce the bubbles of those who have enjoyed no rent increases since 2008, but we don’t care.

    Louisiana had her way with us and broke through a jack hose and misaligned us. We hope our buddy up the road who’s a hydro guy will fix the jack hose but the alignment will probably require a trip to Houston.

    Rent here is about three times what we paid in Georgia but it’s good for a few months or maybe longer. Time will tell.

  • Bay Breeze RV on the Bay, Gulf Shores, Ala.

    Bay Breeze RV on the Bay is one of only two RV parks right on the eastern shore of south Mobile Bay and the view is wonderful.

    Pull up  a chair and set a spell.

    Pull up a chair and set a spell.

    Most of the FHU sites have a least a view of the bay and two are waterfront and all have a concrete patio and a picnic table.There’s plenty of shade but that means your satellite tv may not work; our portable dish worked more-or-less at the very corner of site 11. Also available is a bathhouse and laundry room and free wi-fi that works well.

      The Barge is snugged into campsite 11, one of two waterfront campsites.

    The Barge is snugged into campsite 11, one of two waterfront campsites.

    Bay Breeze is a small park with only 25 sites.

    Bay Breeze is a small park with only 25 sites.

    Everyone was very friendly and spotters spring into action the help campers get into or out of the back-in sites.

    Payment is by cash or check, and no refunds are given for cancellation; a credit is given.

    Mom takes a little break from being lazy.

    Mom takes a little break from being lazy.

    The end of a perfect day.

    The end of a perfect day.

    Bay Breeze is about six and a half miles down West Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180). Look for the sign and the flags.

    1901 Bay Breeze Parkway
    Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542
    (251) 540-2362
    baybreeze@gulftel.com

  • Beat it!

    We got a new super-spiffy foldable bike rack to fit the bikes we don’t yet have. One problem; it has a rise that hangs up on our bumper.

    Problem solver that I am, I ordered up a receiver extension from Amazon. Unfortunately the raised end hangs up on our bumper.

    Today I went to two Walmarts, a Home Depot, a Lowe’s, Pep Boys, Advance Auto Parts, Ace Hardware, a truck accessories shop and an RV shop. No longer extension to be had.

    Since the rental car was due back an hour ago I had to give up.

    But I don’t give up for long! A bit of judicious prying and tugging and percussion adjustment and Bob’s yer Uncle it was in. I somehow didn’t crack the 21-year-old fiberglass bumper ¬†and if we ever want to get it out we’ll have to chain it to a tree and drive away, but the bike rack is INSTALLED thank you very much.