Well we have survived the winter storm, so far. I am sure there will be other cooler days before we head home, but for right now, the three days we stayed in the RV was long enough. It is nice to get back outside and experience the sunshine.
As I mentioned in our previous post, Saturday was “go to town” day, and pick up a few groceries. As we left, we were a little surprised as we approached the Park’s entrance gate. It had been demolished. It was just laying there on the pavement. There was a detour set up to get you in and out of the Park. We were familiar with this new exit as we had used in the past. As the entry gate’s roof was only 13 feet high we would have to take our RV into the park via this bypass road. We had been stuck in the RV for the last 3 days so we weren’t really sure what was going on. I think it is common knowledge that the Park was undergoing some major renovations and we just thought they were starting with the entrance.
Now that the weather had improved and more people were out and about, we started talking to our neighbours. Well it turns out that in the middle of the night, someone, who had too much to drink (allegedly), crashed their vehicle into the guard-house. This caused major damage to the guard-house which resulted the roof collapsing. The more people we talked to, the more stories we heard. Some, more detailed than others, but all basically the same. Wanting to get an unbiased, first hand account of the issue I asked the Google, and came up with this news story from the local TV station.
Today we partook in what is commonly called Beer:30.
It seems that the people in our section of the park, some who have been coming here for years, get together around 4:00 or 4:30, at someones site, to visit and have a beverage. Participation is optional, so is the beverage choice. You just informally gather with your lawn chair and stay as long as you want. The meetings never seem to last more than an hour or so. Today there were 12 of us, three we knew from last year. Needless to say we met a few of our new neighbours and are still struggling to remember their names and where they are from. It was fun getting out and meeting new people and we think this might be an activity we will participate in more often.
Today was too cold for the beach so we just hung around the RV. Supper had already been planned out so we didn’t have to hurry back from Beer:30 at Kay’s, who is right across the street from us and one spot down. Once we got home there was some time before supper was ready so I was able to go out and capture a few sunset photos.
If it weren’t for the clouds, there wouldn’t be anything to capture.
Tomorrow is going to be an adventure. We are planning on going into Brownsville for the day. There are a few shops we want to visit and we need to pick up a package from the UPS Customer Service Centre. I will let y’all know how that turns out in our next post.