Seaside Oregon

While camping at Seaside Thousand Trails in Oregon

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Seaside Thousand Trails is one of my favorite thousand trails in Oregon. Its has clear open areas so we have good satellite reception. Our Verizon wifi works good here. We found a campsite with full hook ups by the indoor pool & spa. We can walk to the beach & movie theater from the campground.

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Local Restaurants: The local breakfast place we found is Pig’s n Pancakes. It serves a variety of breakfast meals. The coffee is hot and the waitresses are friendly. We have tried the Dooger’s Seafood & Grill for Clam Chowder. I was happy with the flavoring of the clam chowder here but it wasn’t the best clam chowder I’ve tasted.

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Seaside on Saturday: Saturday was busy in Seaside. The beach was filled with excited kids & hopeful parents for the beach soccer series in Seaside. The muscle cars lined the streets in downtown Seaside during the muscle car & chrome show. The local Seaside elks had a fundraiser for a fallen police officer. Saturday in Seaside was filled with things to do.

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Nature Identification: I’ve spotted several wildflowers to identify. Also, we found a new bird for our life list. While on our morning walk we spotted a Caspian Tern. His orange beak and black-capped head stood out among the seagulls on the beach.

Happy RVing!

Bird Life List

Wildflower List

Local Cafes

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Bay Landing Thousand Trails in Texas

Bay Landing Thousand Trails in Texas

“It is good people who make good places.”
― Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

Bay Landing Thousand Trails in Texas
This park is near Bridgeport, Texas.

This park has a 5-mile walk. It’s called the Armadillo walk. We have our Fitbit’s charged and ready to go. 🙂 My Fitbit goal is 10,000 steps a day.

 We found a 30 amp site with full hook up next to the clubhouse. The street is called Hollywood Blvd. 🙂 The satellite reception and internet work well at our site. I think we’re going to have a nice quiet Easter here.

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 The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is a new find for us. The long forked tail on this bird is used it catch insects.

We applied for our elk’s membership in Texas this month. I’m excited to join the elk’s organization. If everything goes well we should be elks soon. Its good to be part of an organization that helps others. Also, the elks have RV parks all over the USA.

Happy RVing!

Finally, the seasonal Texas farmer markets are opening. I’m so excited!!!

Bird Spotting

  • Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (new bird life lister for us)
  • Killdeer
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Mallards
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Mockingbird

Wildflowers

  • Texas Verbena
  • Texas Thistle
  • Wine cup
  • Coreopsis

Sky Watch Friday

 

 

Colorado River Thousand Trails in Texas

While camping at Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus, Texas

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Campground: The campground is well maintained. The sites are spacious. The campers are friendly. The verizon & satellite reception is good in D section. We attended a potluck and concert at the activity center. The band played classic rock/folk music/Irish music. The band members passed out a booklet with the lyrics of the songs so we got to sing along with the band. I had a great time.

Wildflowers: I spotted several types of wildflowers here. I’ve been having a good time identifying all of them. I started taking pictures of them for a binder. Texas Blue bonnets, Cedar Sage, Wine Cup, White Prickly Poppy, Texas Indian Paintbrush, Texas Lantana, Pink Evening Primrose, Wind Flower, Bull Nettle, Coreopsis

Hiking: Kevin and I drove over to the Attwater Prairie Chicken Wildlife Refuge. We didn’t see any Prairie Chickens but we spotted several others birds and wildflowers here. Also, we hiked around the Monument Hill & Brewery State Historic Site.

Exercise: We walked 2-3 miles a day here. Also, we did a historic volksmarch 5k around Columbus, Texas. We saw several historic houses, the river, the courthouse, water tower and some local shops in town on the volksmarch.

Birding: Killdeer, Crested Caracara, Savannah Sparrow, Northern Harrier, Vesper Sparrow, Greater Yellowlegs, Black Vulture, Eastern Phoebe

Happy RVing!

Wildflower List

Bird Life List

Favorite Cafes

Volksmarching

Traveling to Lake Conroe Thousand Trails

Medina Lake Thousand Trails in Texas

While camping at Medina Lake Thousand Trails in Texas

I saw so many deer at this park. The deer walked into our campsite several times.

 

Site Seeing: We saw the Alamo and the River Walk in San Antonio Texas. Kevin and I walked the whole river walk loop then had lunch.

Birding: We added the Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal and Black-crested Titmouse. We also added Egyptian Geese to our bird list. There are two of them here at the park.

Exercise: We’re walking 2-3 miles a day at Medina Thousand Trails.

Happy RVing!

Favorite Cafes 

Movie, Walking and Birding

Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand trails in Menifee, California.

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Movie- We saw A Dog’s Purpose this week. I cried at this movie. If your an animal lover you will like this movie.

Walking- I’ve been using my Fitbit everyday. My goal to make 10,000 steps a day or more. I reach my goal most days but its a challenge. The Fitbit is a great walking tool for me. The challenges with others have been motivating me to do better.

Birding- On our walks, we’ve seen a Red-tailed hawk, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Canadian Geese, American Coots and Great-tailed Grackle.

Happy RVing!

Camping in one spot-Sunday

Camping in one spot-Sunday

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California for the holidays

Today is Sunday Football day

Football Sunday Update

This means Kevin watches football games and I occupy myself with my hobbies around the campground. Kevin likes to get the crockpot out and make us spaghetti during football day. We can divide the spaghetti into several meals and freeze them. I like to use them on travels days and whenever we need a quick meal.

Sunday hobbies for Janet

While Kevin watched the early LA Rams game I took a walk around the RV park. Then I read my book for book club, blogged, watched youtube videos and fed the birds so I can snap some close-up pictures of them.

Also, I looked at my ancestry paperwork trying to unlock the mystery of my grandfather Hollister. (my dad’s dad) I don’t have much information about him. I’m hoping to learn more about him when I visit Pennsylvania.

When it started raining, I played words with friends & watched Ghostbuster 1 with my hot chocolate in the back of the RV.

Evening Daily Life

We had spaghetti for dinner and banana cream 80 calorie greek yogurt with fruit on top for dessert. We walked the dog around the campground then watched The Walking Dead on tv. Thats it for today.

Happy RVing!

Our Roswell New Mexico Experience

Kevin and I are Sci-Fi fans. We’ve gone to two bigfoot museums Willow Creek Bigfoot Museum & Felton Bigfoot Museum, a UFO watchtower in Hooper, Colorado, an alien travel center near Las Vegas, Nevada, and now Roswell, New Mexico. I don’t know if I believe in UFO’s or bigfoot but like Fox Mulder in the X-Files tv show “I want to believe.”

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Tour of Roswell
For our Sci-fi Fix
Kevin and I went on a tour of Roswell New Mexico with Alien Researcher Dennis Balthaser. During the tour we learned about Roswell’s history and the Roswell Incident in July of 1947. Dennis showed us two well made sculptures in Roswell and gave us good information about the ranching, atomic testing in the area, parks, restaurants, the air field and the Roswell incident. Dennis is highly recommend on trip advisor. If your interested in more than the UFO museum at Roswell his tour is a good one.

Dennis interviewed some of the first hand witnesses to the Roswell incident and some of their children. If we hadn’t gone on Dennis’s tour of Roswell the only information we would see is the UFO museum on main street. The tour made Roswell a much more interesting place to visit. I believe something happened here in Roswell but I’m just not sure what happened. 🙂

UFO Museum 

Kevin and I went to the UFO museum in Roswell. It cost us $3.00 each because were veterans. The cost is usually $5.00 a person. The museum was filled with a great deal of reading material, a few funny looking displays, a film, gift shop and friendly staff. It was interesting inside the museum and to me it was worth the $3.00 each we paid.

Roswell Humor

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Fun alien stuff
Alien stuff is all over Roswell. I had a good laugh seeing all the alien things around town.

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
For our Nature Fix in Roswell
Kevin I drove the 6-mile auto tour in the refuge.Then we walk the 1.8 mile Ox Bow Trail. We saw several birds on the trail the American white pelican, blue heron, red-winged blackbird & least sandpiper. The refuge is well maintained. The Oxbow Trail is a good trail for a morning walk.

Happy RVing!

Bird Spotting

  • Scaled Quail -New bird for life list
  • Least Sandpiper – New bird for life list