Oh Boy. When my eyes opened this morning, my knee was aching. When you get my age and you wake and nothing hurts, you know you are finished.
After breakfast it was time to add phone numbers to the preferred campgrounds in OFM Details so readers can call the campground. This will let my readers get current information on rates and availability. http://www.rvparkreviews.com/ was used to find out the phone numbers of the parks.
Next it was time for some exercise. A walk around Lake Corpus Christi State Park sounded attractive. Lunch makings were thrown into the cooler and the truck loaded. Off to the Park. The park had a lot of folks camping in tents. Most did not look like they were having very much fun. There were clusters of folks in the shade of the trees fanning themselves.
This fellow was fishing and catching when my walk got near him. He was catching undersize white bass. However by 10:30 he packed his gear and climbed into this truck and put the a/c to work. Last year the water was about twelve feet deep where he is standing in this picture.
A very good sign nearby was a park representative and a contractor out on the floating pier that has been closed a couple of years now. It looked as if they were discussing the repairs needed on the pier. However with the lake so low the pier may be getting even more damage. It apparently was not designed to allow for the lake to go this low.
After a couple of miles of walking it was time for lunch. My body was too hot for a large lunch so only one mini-bagel ham sandwich was eaten. Then it was head for the Castle in the air conditioned truck. This heat seems a lot worse than when my body was only ten years old.
In order to try to put some order to the information of temperatures in areas of the USA, a spreadsheet was started with a graphic to help me plan travels. The blue is for when the area is too cold (below 45) for me. The pink is for when the heat is getting marginally too hot (over 85 but under 90) for me. The red is for when the heat is too much for me (over 90). The temperatures are from weather.com from the average daily temperatures chart. These will be close enough for my needs. The area is on the left. Months are across the top. The white areas are when it is great to be there. Terlingua, TX was put in more as a joke than anything.
Inspired by an off the cuff remark by a wonderful friend, Bob of the Mobile Studio blog, some more topics for OFM Details have come to mind. That blog will be a good place to put my experiences on several subjects. A couple of subjects that have come to mind recently are walking sticks, bicycles, trails and paddling boats with us less dynamic individuals in mind.
It might be of some value to us less physically dynamic folks while we are out trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.