Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
Good grief it is cold out there in the wild. It was 36 this morning when I looked at the thermometer. MAJOR YUK. So what do YOU do when it is cold outside…..? Cook up some of the food my Sis sent me for Christmas presents. Today is the first time to cook dried beans. My normal lazy style is to use canned beans or other food products. It seems that attitude comes from me being extremely lazy. Check out all the work involved instead of just opening a can.
That takes a lot longer than opening a can. Fat Men and especially Old Fat Men are not supposed to work that hard. But the end results were very good.
The side effect of all the cooking was that it heated the Castle so that my electric heater did not run all morning. Down here in this campground electricity is cheaper than running propane for heating things. When the stove is used for cooking you get double duty out of the propane use so that is a good thing.
Five meals of the bean soup are in the freezer and one in my tummy. That will be some great eating for the next week. After that the Team will start on another of the jars of food sent for my enjoyment. Due to the increasing excessively extreme obesity of my body, the mix for the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies was donated to a lady who bakes a lot here in the campground. If they were in my sight my will power has not even a little chance of restraining me from making the Cookie Monster look like a minor amateur.
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Later in the day of this horrible cold winter day the Team just had to take a ride down to the Rockport harbor to get out of the Castle. The sun looks good but the temperature was in the low forties with a bit of a wet wind slicing your innards to mush. There were a few characters out in the weather trying to catch a fish or two. Here are some of them.
The tide must have been nearly two feet low. A normal tide change for here is less than a foot. HMMMMM maybe some of the line snagging obstacles near the break water are exposed. So the Truck was parked next to the normal spot of my fishing to check it out. There was nothing special showing so the Truck was moved down to where lots of folks lose terminal tackle to check that out. Now we found some trouble. Almost all the rocks and posts you see are normally under water. No wonder lots of folks spend a lot of money on terminal tackle at this spot.
Notice at the center bottom is a lost cast net tangled in the rocks. The person who lost that net just wasted a nice chunk of money. If you cannot spot it here is a close up of the net.
By now the chill was all the way to my bones so it was back to the warm Castle for a gentle evening to complete my attempt at trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.