States we've Traveled

States we've Traveled

Tribute to Ms Southwind

Tribute to Ms Southwind

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blog moving to a new place

I have finally made the decision to move my blog to a new place .. i have been struggling with what to do and finally I feel that since Ms Southwind has been retired in respect and honor of our time together i should retire her blog and move our adventures to a new place. So I like to say this ...

Ms Southwind you will be missed and you were truly loved and adored, the 3 yrs we have had together will never be forgotten and always cherished.

here is the website to my new blog .. please come on over and join me on the adventures of

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Padre Island Malaquite Beach Campground

We finally arrived at Padre Island! You can camp right on the beach here. Of course if your in a big rig like us, i wouldn't recommend it .. you may get stuck. We chose to pay $4 a night with my access pass and park on pavement.



Tent camping is another story, you don't have to worry about the getting stuck and can take advantage of it! This is a breath taking place.

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As you can see weekends were taking advantage of the nice weather and enjoying the water. I stuck my feet in the water but that is all i wanted to get wet at this time.


Lexi enjoyed her walks on the beach, although she wouldn’t get her feet wet. When the waves got near her she darted to shore. It was funny to watch.

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As you can see we were parked right behind the dunes and had a clear view of the Gulf. It was breath taking and i truly enjoyed it.


This is the view out my front door and this what i got to enjoy as i was eating lunch. This is the life!


We saw this poor jelly fish that was washed up on the shore.


We are really enjoying ourselves and we are having so much fun that we have decided to stay another night. We have done really good dry camping. We ran the generator around 7 pm while i fixed dinner and hubby got to watch a bit of tv.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hitting the road!

We got up and got the last minute things done and said our good byes. We finally got on the road around 9.15 am! We stopped about 20 miles after getting on the road at a Love’s truck stop so hubby could check tires and some other things. Since this is only the 2nd time we have pulled the trailer being caution is a good thing.


The wild flowers are still in bloom and so pretty i enjoyed getting to view them from a distance that they didn’t bother my allergies.

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Then we finally got into what is known as Texas rolling hills. That was fun.

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We finally knew we were getting close to Corpus Christi because we seen lots of oil refinery’s and you could smell the oil in the air.

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The we started seeing the signs i was looking for .. yeppie!!




look what the temp was .. oh no and were staying without hookups and no generators after 10 pm ?





Actually once we arrived at the beach the temps dropped from 94 to 82! There was a nice breeze that cooled things off.

We arrived, hubby got us backed into our site in no time and we setup. It’s been a tiring day and now it’s time for relaxation!

Friday, April 30, 2010

tomorrow is moving day!

We have pretty much everything ready to go .. just a few last minute finishing things. The truck is hooked up, all the hoses are unhooked and put away. All we have to do in the morning is put the slides in, put the front jacks in and unhook the electric .. well of course the TV antenna needs to be put down as well.

It’s been really hot and humid here in Texas today, it barely rain enough to call it rain. I’m praying it will be a bit cooler at the beach esp since we will be spending one night without hookups! Our new home is just not set up for days of boon docking .. yet.

Hope you all have a great weekend and i will post as soon as we get settled into the RV park .. until next time …

Thursday, April 29, 2010

laundry and getting ready

I got up a bit on the late side today. I was tired and still am. I got the laundry started and then i stripped the bed. Picked up the rugs and dog covers. I did 9 loads of laundry! I moved everything from our extra freezer into our refrig freezer and it’s packed. While we are boon docking with no hookups i don’t want to have to worry about the freezer so i was so glad when i was able to fit everything into the freezer inside. It runs on elec/propane.

I also took all my pictures and things down, scrubbed the bathroom and kitchen floor. Vacuuming is going to have to wait until tomorrow i wore out and ran out of time today.

We put some things and straightened and re-arranged some things in the outside compartments. I got lots done today and lots more to do tomorrow.

We went out to Sam’s for dinner and had a great last dinner with our friends until we meet up with them again another time. We got home and i finished up getting the bedroom ready to roll.

Tomorrow i will clean and finish those last minute things that need to be stored away. Also filling up with fuel and picking up a few last minute items.

I talked to our friends we were going to visit in Wy and they are in Co and said that it’s cold and snowing there. So glad we did change our plans. I had all of winter i can stand!! I am getting so excited and so ready to hit the open road and see new territory!

Hope your all having a great week … until next time …

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hitch Itch

001 I am really getting the hitch itch! I am ready to hit the road. It’s been great spending the winter in Texas and the wild flowers are blooming and they are beautiful! I finally got some pictures of the red bells .. from what i understand their similar to the blue bells. I didn’t get a picture of them while they were blooming because i was sick. I’ve enjoyed Texas despite the horribly cold winter. Although I have found that i like staying a couple of months and then I'm ready to hit the road. Normally we stay 4 months or so before moving on.

002We are planning to spend our first night boon docking on the beach at Padre Island. It’s something i have always wanted to do and then we have reservations for 4 nights at an RV Park. Hubby doesn’t like to go very long without hook ups and since moving into our new home we have never boon docked in it and this is going to be our trial period. Right now we only have one house battery and that is not enough. Hopefully this summer we will get our new home set up for more boon docking. We also do not have our generator set up for our new home yet. Hubby has to do that as well. But first he must get to feeling better.

003I don’t really have that much to do to get ready to roll. Our new home is so much larger and not really that much is out. I have to take down my pictures as i do not have them securely hung on the wall yet. I took the dog cages apart today. Finally this past week the dogs have finally adjusted to our new home and no longer want to sleep in them. I cleaned the truck out and got it ready for the dogs. I rearranged the outside storage so that we can fit everything inside the fifth wheel. Used to when we traveled the car was loaded down .. now we can not do that with the truck because the back seat is for the dogs.

I am going to wash bed sheets and all our clothes before we head out and run the sweeper. Of course that will be later in the week. I’m still easily tired so i am doing a bit here and bit there.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Change of plans

We are still leaving our winter destination a week from today! May 1st is our pull out date. I’m excited, yet a bit sad. It’s been a wonderful making new friends and as always it’s sad to leave them.

We had planned to head to Co, Wy & SD for a short visit before hubby’s dental work begins but because of the weather and friends those plans have been scratched. Instead were going to Padre Island near Corpus Christi where we had hoped to visit earlier in the season.

We have reservations for 4 nights in an RV Park and from there we plan to stop in Louisiana and then on to visit friends in Mississippi.