Before leaving Corpus Christie, we stopped to visit the USS Lexington which the Japanese referred to as a “ghost” ship for her tendency to reappear after reportedly being sunk. We purchased our tickets for $12 before leaving the base, saving ourselves a dollar. Arriving by 9:30am gave us the opportunity to see children, sleeping bags in hand, disembarking having camped on board the previous night. … Continue reading →
We arrived for our two night stay at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christie around 5pm Thursday afternoon. We had driven nearly 300 miles, down from Houston, in winds averaging 20-25 mph. There was no relief from the winds, when we arrived at the Marvin Shields Park RV Camp Ground. With campsites within yards of the Corpus Christie Bay and Gulf of Mexico, we were pleased to the sea wall holding firm. … Continue reading →
We spent just 3 hours this morning at the Space Center Houston, a must stop destination if you are passing through Houston. Like Pensacola, we wished we had allotted a lot more time for this visit. Aided by a wonderful website, and eager volunteer greeter, we charted our course to make the most of our time. But again we left wishing we had spent more time learning about the history and future of our space program. … Continue reading →
A not so funny thing happened as we were driving to Houston. We pulled off the highway onto a service road to change drivers. Denise didn’t realize that the tree branches she pulled next to might scratch the side of the motor home. Honestly, I was worried as we drove the final 100 miles to Houston. And when we stopped at our destination that night, my concerns were unfortunately well founded.
Though not listed on the USAPA places to play website, we played pickleball this morning with an avid group of players at the Houston Badminton Center. We were invited to play by Jan Pasternak, who we met some years back at a pickleball tournament. The badminton center has 8 pickleball nets, which they are glad to set up depending on the size of the crowd. … Continue reading →
At least once in your life you must experience New Orleans. You may visit other cities, but you experience New Orleans. Unfortunately, we only had two short days (and nights) in New Orleans. I had traveled to NOLA many times, but this was Denise’s first visit. Her reaction to Bourbon Street Sunday night, was identical to my reaction on a Tuesday night many years earlier: “Is there something special tonight?” No, … Continue reading →