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

 

 

Visting Livingston Texas

While camping at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails in Texas.

Kevin and I visited Livingston, Texas its about 1 hour from Lake Conroe Thousand Trails. We saw the Escapee RV Club Headquarters. The staff let us see our mail box and gave us a tour of the mail processing area.

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We also filled out paperwork for a library card at the Livingston Library. We can check out ebooks from the library while we travel.

Exercise: I’m still loving my Fitbit. My goal is 10,000 steps most days.

Happy RVing!

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 

Camping in one spot-Monday

“After a storm comes calm.”–Mathew Henry

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Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California

Daily

Kevin and I were going on a 5k volksmarch but it started raining with thunder & lightning. We decided to wait for a break in the rain. When it stopped raining for a few minutes we walked around the campground. I enjoy walking outside after a rain. I avoid the rain puddles and breathe the air. It smells fresh.

We need to sell our 2014 Jeep Wrangler back seat so we drove to our storage area to take pictures of the seat. Then Kevin posted it on craigslist. I hope it sells quickly. The storm was beautiful in the late afternoon. We kept the door open and left the screen closed. I could see the rain and hear the thunder. It was intense  but exciting.

I made low smart point fajitas and Kevin steamed broccoli and brussel sprouts in the pressure cooker. Then Kevin made popcorn and we watched Derek Gentry Holistic Detective Agency on tv. I played trivia crack with Kevin and read the book Rebecca for a book club that my daughter Katie started.

Homemade Product Recipe

I needed a few ingredients so we drove to Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart had the vitamin E & tea tree essential oil I needed to complete two recipes. I finished the coconut oil moisturizer lotion & my honey facial cleaner. I’m so glad were using more natural ingredients.

 

Happy RVing!

Camping in one spot-Saturday

Camping in one spot-Saturday

“Walking is a cheap, fun, safe and acceptable exercise.” – Annie Taylor

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The American Flag & US Army Veteran Flag flying high at our campsite.

Camping at Wilderness Lakes Thousand Trails in Menifee, California for the holidays.

Saturday

Walking

Kevin and I did a 4k around the campground for our morning walk. Our fellow campers were out walking their dogs, jogging and starting their day. I saw a hawk flying over the campground. He was a beauty.

Pool Time

The pool was refreshing today. Our fellow campers were friendly but not as talkative today at the pool. The jacuzzi was full so we passed on our spa time. There were several of us with pool noodles so one of the ladies joked that we should have pool noodle races. lol

Homemade Products

I gathered more ingredients for my homemade product recipes at Super Target. The gathering of the ingredients has been a big process because the ingredients are in several different stores. I’m going to experiment with several homemade products.

I found the lavender essential oil and sweet almond nourishing oil on sale at Super Target. My heels are cracked so I placed 1/2 a lemon on each heel then covered my heels with socks for one hour. My heels feel softer but they still need some work.

Life

Kevin and I walked our yorkie around the park. Then we watched tv and had our 80 calorie greek yogurt dessert with strawberries, blackberries and blueberries on top. I read, played friends with words and blogged before bed. Kevin read, played friends with words & played games on the computer before bed.

Happy RVing!

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Mt Vernon Thousand Trails in Washington Adventures

Mt Vernon Thousand Trails in Washington Adventures

Our first day at Mt Vernon Thousand Trails we drove to Whidbey Island for a volksmarch. The volksmarch is called the Historic Fort Casey. We walk along the water edge to Fort Casey and the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. The walk was a 5k. Fort Casey was interesting to see. It was completed in 1907.

We saw several big guns, a communication center, gun room, powder rooms and more. The lighthouse has limited hours to visit but we made it in time to see inside. I like looking at the fresnel lenses the different lighthouses use. This lighthouse had two small lens on display.

La Conner Volksmarch

We found the start box at Farmhouse Restaurant for this volksmarch. The start box has the stamp for the volksmarch and the instructions for the walk. The La Conner walk started at the marina. We walked along the marina, boardwalk and into the small city of La Conner. Volksmarching is a good way to see new places. I liked walking in La Conner. This small town had many quaint shops, restaurants and art work throughout the town.

Bow Little Market 

This farmer’s market was small. The market had wood art, jewelry makers, soap makers, plants, a few veggie vendors, food & sometimes music. I found a few veggies here. It was mostly local artist not many veggie vendors here. Open Thur 1-6

Mt Vernon Farmers Market

Kevin and I went to the Saturday morning Mt Vernon Farmers Market. This farmers market was great. There are at least 12 veggies and fruit vendors here. I saw woodworking, jewelry, glass art, jean purses, food, Swedish pancakes, herbs and friendly vendors. We bought corn, a tomato, bell peppers, zucchini, fresh english muffins, cinnamon hazelnut biscotti and a new herb the vendor tells me is like cilantro on steroids. I tried it in my stir fry and fajitas. I like cilantro better. Why? cilantro smell and tastes better. Lesson Learned!

Mukilteo Lighthouse

This lighthouse is only open during the weekend for tours. It was built in 1906. The motto of Carl W. Leick. the architect who designed this lighthouse was, “Build ’em stout and make ‘ em last.” He did.

Mount Vernon Volksmarch

The Mount Vernon Volksmarch is through a residential area with nice views of the Skagit River. There is a 5k/10k/20k walk. We walked the 5k through the town with its unique shops and restaurants. The start box is at the Red Apple Market.

Next, Kevin and I camped at Tall Chief RV Park in Fall City to attend a volksmarching event, a mega geocache ape event 2016, and explore Seattle Washington.

Kevin and Janet Volksmarching Adventures

Bird Spotting

Happy RVing!

Florence, Oregon July 2016

We made it back to the Oregon coast. When we pulled into our campground it was raining. We found a FHU site with lots of shade and a few mosquitos flying around. lol The campground is South Jetty Thousand Trails. The campsite has a forest/beach feel to it. 🙂 I think we will be happy here for Fouth of July. If the moquitos stay away.

The next day it was sunny so we decided to do some exploring. Before the lighthouse tour we found a letterbox geocache. This is our first letterbox geocache. A letterbox geocache has a stamp inside. I saw a letterbox geocache on The Geocaching Vlogger. He makes me laugh & learn.

The Umpqua River Lighthouse sits next to a whale watching area. The lighthouse has a unique red Fresnel lens. During, the tour we could only stand on the third step to see the lens. At the Cape Blanco lighthouse tour we could stand right at the top of the lighthouse by the lens.

Most of the tools the lighthouse keeper used are displayed at the museum.

We had our lighthouse passport stamped in the museum next to the lighthouse.

Happy RVing!