The big project for today was to move to my new location here in the park. Cleaning up the new site was a chore for the morning. Luella had already had her crew clean up the bulk of the left over stuff and brought a yard man over to weed eat the weeds next to the parking slab before I moved the trailer in. More effort went into cleaning the area around the sewer opening where the previous fellow had apparently not sealed the opening and sewage soaked dirt was all around the opening. If waiting had been ok, the maintenance folks would have done it this afternoon. Since I was without any other chores to do, I cleaned it up to my specifications and washed the whole area down with the water from the hose twice. It make a nice site now, especially with the big tree right outside my picture window.
The entrance to the park is rather nice. This picture was taken this afternoon late and if you know where my trailer is it is just barely visible in the far background.
After moving my home to the new site, the set up was fairly easy. For some reason it seems every parking pad slopes away from the sewer side. To level my home it takes at least a 1 ½” board on the door side to get things situated correctly for the tub etc to drain properly.
When the setting up excitement was over, my feet were very restless the truck took me for a ride.
We ended up at Aransas Pass to examine another campground that had been recommended to me by some nice folks last December. The place was very nice and relatively cheap when paying the monthly rate. It is about ¼ mile from a public boat ramp and fishing pier. The pier and ramp are located right on a dredged channel into the main bay between the mainland and Padre Island. Several of the campers use kayaks to paddle out for fishing from the boat ramp. The wind today was vicious, so only one boat trailer was in the parking lot. The pier was very nice and laid out well. Public restrooms were about 100 feet from the pier and ,surprise, clean. This pier and cleaning station had fish scales scattered on it. My guess it is a good place to catch fish on occasion.
I have been having email conversations about repairing aluminum boats with Tamia Nelson of www.Paddling.net fame. She writes a frequent column called “In The Same Boat”. Most of the time she is very humorous. It would likely make your day a little brighter to check out her columns. They help me come closer to having tooooo much fun. TheOFM.