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Jul 24, 2012 - Cocolalla, Idaho

Another beautiful day up the hill at the Warren's! We toured another part of their territory, and dined at Bottle Bay, overlooking the beautiful Lake! Fish and Chips were in order today! Weather was fantastic, day was great, hosts were the BEST! Thanks again for your hospitality Don & Linda!

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Jul 22, 2012 - Cocolalla, Idaho

We left Helena, Mt and road some beautiful winding roads up and down the mountains, enroute to Idaho. It was nearly a perfect ride, until we rode up behind a biker gang. I immediately thought to myself, "Turkey, leave them be! Stay behind them, do not pass them!" but no, he just had to pass them! I was shaking in my boots, to tell you the truth. We just passed them, and I'm sure they didn't like that, and they sped up and passed us. We all know how competitive Turkey is. He sped up again, and pulled up behind them again. I slowed right...

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Mar 5, 2010 - City Walk

Yesterday was golf for Don. Karen was planning our route for getting home. Basically, a non-interesting day. Today, we returned to The Alamo for a short movie of its history. Turns out this was a 15 minute program made for The History Channel. Nice. We then took a stroll along River Walk which we described earlier. Nice lunch along the walk...Texas BBQ! Then a stroll thru La Villita. This is a charming, historical "Little Village" in the center of San Antonio. When The Alamo mission was established this little village developed along...

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Mar 3, 2010 - The Alamo

Off to The Alamo: The Alamo began as home to missionaries and their Indian neighbors for seventy years. In the early 1800's, a cavalry unit was stationed at the former mission. The final assault on The Alamo was was in 1836. The Alamo is remembered as a place where men made the final sacrifice for freedom. Since 1905 the care of The Alamo has been given to The Daughters of the Republic of Texas and survives soley from donations and gift shop proceeds. Next was San Antonio River Walk Because of a major flood in the 1920's, the river was...

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Mar 2, 2010 - San Antonio Missions

Great day to be a tourist! Our first stop was Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo. Great introductory movie as to the history of the missions and the El Camino Real (yes the same as in CA). Construction of the limestone church began in 1768 and is of Spanish colonial Baroque architecture. On to Mission San Juan Capistrano and then to Mission San Francisco de la Espada(St. Francis of the Sword) . The last visit was to Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna. This last Mission is currently under preservation...

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Mar 1, 2010 - March 1

Yesterday: We finally had sunshine and warmth. Gracie and I took off for a hike along the Corpus Christi Channel. Nice. Stumbled upon the Port Aransas Nature Preserve (also known as Charlie's Pasture) which is under construction. As Gracie was not allowed, (and Don was playing golf) I returned to do some birding! Didn't see much but did manage a couple of "shots". Later we drove along the beach to watch the kite fliers and have diner. Departing tomorrow. Today: we left Mustang Island early (sadly our last ferry ride and with the trailer...

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Feb 20, 2010 - Catching Up!

Rain, rain, and more rain! Mostly with cold winds! The storm/winds are so strong the power surged at the post and blew the surge protector. Glad we had one on the system or the entire trailer would have been toast! A sunny day so we found a new surge protector and off to Aransas Nat'l Wildlife Refuge. Guess it was still too cold/windy. Didn't see much... (could have stayed home!) Are the turkey vulchers waiting for us?! Another "sunny" day so we headed to Brownsville and the Palo Alton Battlefield. This historic site remembers the war...

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Feb 6, 2010 - Direct TV

Remember the word from the wise: don't teach your spouse to drive! Well, you can add to that "don't set-up the satellite dish together." Especially if neither one of you knows how. Even with the helpful Direct TV Customer Service agent on the phone! A knowledgeable and friendly neighbor found our problem. We added to our "how to" instructions more details! But, Super Bowl is tomorrow!!

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Feb 5, 2010 - Sun!

At last.... WE HAVE SUN!!! and cool sea breezes. So, we loaded Gracie and went to the Padre Island Nat'l Seashore. The island is a barrier reef and the Nat'l Seashore is an internationally recognized birding area. Cactus were found amongst the dunes. Unfortunatly, very few were "in town". Shell hunting is also popular. Next, we headed across Corpus Christi to tour the U.S.S. Lexington. Especially if you are a military history buff, it is very interesting. Enjoyed the visit. On the return, we enjoyed our first Whataburger. Good but...

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Feb 2, 2010 - Port Aransas, TX

We arrived safely in Port Aransas. It has been windy and raining so far. No clear skies, due this weekend. Then, we hope to be able to get out and about. The ferry to the island takes about 3 minutes. It is fun! They load every vehicle that shows up! We took the space of about 8 cars...two lanes and 50feet long w/trailer attached! Note our "tag-a-long"! Lazy?!

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Jan 28, 2010 - Updates

The wind has caused problems with the WIFI, so we haven't been able to post anything. So, this is a multi-day update. We visited Big Bend Nat'l Park. Much more interesting that we expected. The environmental change from the desert to the "mountains" is the most interesting. Although the mountains contain pines and flora, it is a very dry area. The "mountains" are really tall hills! The next day we were off to Ft Davis Nat'l Memorial. It has many buildings still standing. They are being renovated. Funny how these are the officer's quarters...

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Jan 27, 2010 - Day 13

B O R I N G ! ! ! After getting through El Paso, the countryside is high desert. It was finally warm and sunny. No wind! We are spending three nights in Marathon, TX on US highway 90. Very remote but we do have cable TV, wifi, and strong cell phone service. So....Life is good! Hopefully, tomorrow will be more interesting.

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