Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico


Very Windy Day


Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas

Today's Date: 5-20-2022

Nothing real exciting today, thank goodness. We had another very nice walking morning and the OFM got in some puppy petting with a very nice sweet pup. The wind was high all day which means the marsh mosquitoes do not bother us mere mortals. And the mosquitoes in the marsh areas of the Texas coast can be incredible in the summer.

As the OFM was eating breakfast he noticed that the entrance to the campground had a nice look to it from the inside. It has normally been a good campground since we first stayed here in December of 2007.

After the morning walk Sierra took us on a nice ride to the Beach Park to check out things for the big weekend. The entrance construction seems to be moving right along. It will be a very welcome improvement when it is put into service.

Inside the park the OFM stopped to make a few casts from a very convenient spot near the bird viewing deck. As usual nothing bit the lure but the high winds allowed him to make1473 yard casts which can be fun.

A stop at Walmart resulted on the Art Team trying out some new to us art paper. It is the blue pad on the left.

The green paper on the right has been good stuff but Walmart stopped carrying it. So we gave the the new stuff on the left a try.

It is too rough and we have not had any luck getting the colored pencil scribbles to behave like we preferred. We are still on the search but in the meantime this new paper will suffice for rough sketching concerning ideas for a new painting. That alone should be a pretty good way of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Try looking at art paper from Michaels (you can order online).

    1. Thank you for the tip. I have some pretty good hot press water color paper from Hobby Lobby.

  2. That many yards is a long, long way. Almost a mile. Are you kidding? I feel like typing an abbreviation the young people use. But I won't.

    1. Oh No not kidding. I swam all the way across the bay with a tape measure to verify my guess.

    2. You are kidding. I should know by now not to believe most of what anybody who fishes says.