Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Bird Lady at Goose Island State Park
Saturday, February 23, 2008
First Annual Saint Valentine's Day Shrimp Boil And Sweetheart Ball
In this picture you can see that the shrimp is boiling quite nicely.
We stuffed ourselves on boiled shrimp; boiled corn and red potatoes. I also made some stuffed Jalapeno peppers on my new pepper rack, which is also pictured here. The peppers were cored and stuffed with cream cheese and a shrimp, then wrapped in bacon. I also grilled some Earl Campbell's hot sausages. Earl, of the Dallas Cowboys fame, puts his name on an excellent sausage. To top off the menu we also had green beans and a potato casserole. Fudge was for desert.
The pictures speak for themselves; everyone had a great time and Alice and I have started plans for the Second Annual Saint Valentine's Day Shrimp Boil and Sweetheart Ball.
Dont forget that you can click on each picture for a larger view
Monday, December 24, 2007
Our Place Ranch Update (Click on each pic for larger view)
Monday, May 14, 2007
Alice's Last Days in the Navy - May 2007
Alice is cutting the cake at Capt Omer's retirement celebration. I have the picture sequence way of out order. The main idea of this group of pictures is to show Alice's last days on active duty and to introduce Capt Omer. Capt Omer was Alice's boss while serving on active duty. Alice is pictured with her in the last picture of this section. It should have been the first. With this blog you have to post last first, etc. Oh well, the pictures are all here and all were taken at Capt Omer's ceremony. Capt Omer is a very gractious Lady who gave 30 years of her life to the service of Our Country and the United States Navy.
Our Place Ranch - Rockport, Texas
First of all, the land comes complete with an alligator that frequently suns himself (herself) on our Ranch. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw this gator sunning right on the property. Alice is a little concerned about Kamper. Perhaps they can become playmates. The Ranch is bordered by a small lake at the rear and the left side, as you stand at the road and face it.
We have added RV hookups that include electricity, water and sewer. Before we left the area, we also had a 23' by 50' concrete pad poured. We plan on adding a cover over the entire pad and landscaping when we return late this year, 2007.
The area is also referred to as Lamar and the residents refer to themselves as LaMartians and also celebrate LaMardisGras each year at the Volunteer Fire Station. We are excited about spending some winters in Rockport, Texas, a place we really enjoy. Our Ranch is about 3 miles from the Bay and a family of four Whooping Cranes spend the winter within 2 miles. Four miles away is Goose Island State Park that is a beautiful park on the San Antonio Bay and is a virtual fisherman's paradise. The fishing is great!
Saturday, February 25, 2006
2004 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Every August, the sleepy little Black Hills town of Sturgis, South Dakota experiences a tremendous transformation. Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country and world head to Sturgis for the rally. Every campground, hotel, and motel is totally full. Motorcycles can be seen everywhere in a 50 mile radius of Sturgis. The estimates are 100,000 to 200,000 scooters. Tents, travel trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes are everywhere.
Alice and I enjoy riding our Harley and have been to Sturgis three times. We last attended the 2004 Rally. I had always wanted to get there early and stay late and did for this rally. After the rally ended, we headed toward Rapid City and set up a base camp. It was great spending a month in the Black Hills area. The area provides some of the best riding in the country.
The next several pictures will tell a little bit about the fun we had and the friends we met.