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Grand Kid Land Covid Report


Adventure Location: Rockport,Texas

Adventure Date: 1-20-2022

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First is the family report from Grandkidland Alabama late last night. Gavin is doing well, in fact well enough to practice his gymnastics at home but he is a bit short of stamina right now.

My D-I-L, Melissa,, the greatest DIL anybody could wish for, is doing fine. Piper, grand daughter, is doing ok so far. Melissa's mother was a career RN and has been researching this Covid stuff and found out that O+ blood type gets the virus way less often than other types. Of course Dad is not O+ just like the OFM is not. So naturally he has the symptoms of covid last night and was planning to head out to get tested today. So the saga is still ongoing.

Yesterday there was a huge pile of smoke crossing the highway that did not look like a normal pasture fire for this time of the year.

We did not yet get a chance to try to track it down yet but it should be easy to find.

The tides are running way low in the bay. Here is a picture at the rock fishing pier by the harbor beach area. The water at normal is right up to the grass at the bottom of the picture. It gets like this every winter when the north winds blow hard toward the Gulf Of Mexico and the water goes for a long ride.

We noticed yesterday that the harbor breakwater at the entrance to the harbor had slumped a good bet more recently. This end of the breakwater had been badly cracked since we first came here to stay in December of 2007. Our guess is the rebar that was holding it in place finally corroded until it gave way. Now the end of the breakwater is pulling away from the main section. Who knows how long it will survive?

It is still stable enough that folks fish from it daily. Usually that is a decent spot for a big ugly to grab a hook and go home with you for supper.

That's it for tonight. All we have to do is make it through the lite ice predicted for in the morning without falling from walking on it (if it really happens). We will be careful tomorrow while we are out trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Glad to hear the family is doing OK so far.
    I hope you don't have ice....350 miles to the north, we've had no precipitation, all to the southwest, but it will be 14 in the morning they say. Brrrr. Makes that Gulf water look very attractive; a nice buffer against the cold.

    1. That water surrounding us closely is wonderful for fighting off cold weather. Yesterday we had 73F keeping the water warm.

  2. Forest fire at Bastrop State Park. Wouldn't think the smoke would hang together that far though.

    1. The smoke from the fire here would have to go 185 miles against the wind to get to Bastrop State Park.

  3. There is a lot of bullshit information on line. Nurses often know as much about certain procedures as doctors, but they are not epidemiologist. Take the damn vaccine or risk sickness and death.
    the Ol'Buzzard

    1. I agree with you. As soon as I knew the vaccine would not have deadly conflicts with my known allergies, I got vaxxed and as soon as it was available boosted. Now a year or so later I see the proof that the vaccines actually do a lot of good in vastly moderating the seriousness of catching Covid flu stuff.