Twas the night before Christmas and not a lot is going on in the camper because TheOFM is tired. Today started with 41 degree coolness and got up to the lower 60's this afternoon. Both grocery store here had to get a visit from me to gather all the things I wanted for stocking the trailer. A new shower curtain and bath mat came home with me. My contribution for the Christmas pot luck made its way into my basket also. By the time I finished running around it was lunch time. WOW, even in small town shopping at the wrong time of the year can be crowded experience. My left side neighbor came into town last night and I visited with him before he headed back to Austin. They have put their travel trailer here as a vacation/weekend house. Personally I feel that that is the best way to have a weekend place. You can change locations every now and then to enjoy many places. In my previous life I had a lake house at Lake Somerville in a wonderful area. After 14 years of going to the same place I was ready for a change. Using a travel trailer to move occasionally makes great sense to me. Later in the afternoon I went one of the fishing piers and immediately caught a keeper speckled trout. However that was all the action in the next 2 plus hours. At least I met a fellow named Skip and we chatted for over an hour as he used up his bait by feeding it to small fish. Most of the folks I have met here are very satisfied with the area. Even the teens like the area in spite of little for teens entertainment in town. They have said again and again that it is not but 30 minutes to Corpus Christi for the young crowd entertainment and they do not have to put up with the traffic and crowds during the week.
There is a rumor around town that the Bass brothers of Texas own a prime piece of property right next to the marina and are trying to get set up to put in a casino. Now that would create a lot of tourist activity and a lot of folks trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM