The one thing that went as planned was giving blood. Giving blood is likely the most important thing I do now days. The truck rolled out about 8:20 this morning in 83 degree morning temperature. Coastal Bend Blood Center had a lady just waiting for me to come in at 9:07. They are super nice there. My donation was number two of the day. By the time my donation was finished at 9:35 one more person had come in. Too bad the other couches were not full.
This free tee shirt has a military theme to it. The green of this shirt will be good for blending into the forest in east Texas when hiking. Not so good for being found if a search party is looking for you.
Next good stop was at JerryB’s Kayak shop in Flour Bluff. Flour Bluff is the community on the south edge of Corpus Christi. Their motto is that it is a drinking community with a fishing problem. DebiB was minding the shop as usual. They are having a demo day on June 21 Fathers Day at Bluff Landing. If you ever want the best service and price on a yak, they are the ones to go to. No other shop that has been checked out even comes close to them. After a couple of hours there at the shop picking Debi’s brain, my questions had run out sort of. My question about an RV park in Flour Bluff was quickly answered with directions and information about a good park.
Now off to lunch and then to the camping park. It turns out to be really nice folks owning and running it. It is not fancy, but it is a park with a great feeling from how you are received and how the park is maintained. It is a couple of hundred yards from Laguna Madre, so the salt air does show itself heavily. Here is their brochure.
The lady owner was so nice it was incredible. On top of that she has a very pretty smile doesn’t she. The pictures on the wall are shots she has taken of the critters in the area. Great shots aren't they. There were lots more in the rest of the building.
Jennie and I visited for over an hour. A few folks came in and we met. Nice folks all around. Before it was over, site 27 became my next home starting Sunday. In this next picture my site is the one just right of the light pole and behind the RV with the brown stripe. Notice Laguna Madre in the back ground.
They have an unusual requirement there. You cannot have a trailer there unless you have a proper tow vehicle for it. The park is at an elevation of around 4-6 feet is all. You have to be able to evacuate if a hurricane starts that direction. Thus you cannot do as my situation was in Washington. My home weighed over 10,000 pounds but all I had for a vehicle was a Toyota Camry. It seems like a very wise rule to me for this area.
Their monthly rate includes water, sewer and cable TV. Electric is metered. My normal electric bill runs under $40 a month in the summer or winter. My monthly cost should be about $325 a month total to live near the waterfront. In fact the demo day for the yaks will be short walk down the street.
On top of that, the Corpus golf courses are within twenty minutes or less. Jennie even told me of the long nice bicycle path over in Corpus along the bayfront about ten minutes away. To top it off Corpus is one of the cheapest places in the USA to live. WOW this sounds like a great location for trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.