We have sold the BridgeView lease lot at Lake Fork in East Texas and have bought a deeded lot on the Lamar Peninsula in Rockport, Texas. The lot measures 35' by 145' and has become our one-quarter acre Ranch. We call it "Our Place Ranch".
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!
The Birding in the Corpus Christi and Rockport area is excellent. Alice and I have become quite the Birding enthusiasts. It is pretty exciting to find a new bird. Sounds weired, I know, but it is a great outdoor past-time and requires little investment to get started. The Rio Grande Valley is about 3 hour South and is a Birder's haven. We visited there in April, 2007 and had a great time. I call Alice, Jane Hathaway, of the Beverly Hillbillies fame.