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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Shrimp Fun!

Today my hubby Laurence and his long time friend, Bill Malone went to the CPL Fish and Shrimp Hatchery for their annual shrimp sell off! The men got some beautiful Pacific shrimp! These shrimp are a fast growing variety! Kept separate from the native shrimp they grow well in the controlled environment! We bought some of last years crop and they were great. Now comes the fun part! The heads need to be pinched off!
Maybe some of these will make it to our fish fry!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


It’s been a long time since I signed in here. It has been very very hot and dry this summer in Corpus Christi, Texas. Right now the hummingbirds are thick! We have three Texas shaped feeders at the Laguna Shore Village RV Park! I love seeing the pretty little jets! They are very territorial. My parents have three feeders too! A bird owns one of their feeders we call fat boy! Actually it’s probably a female since it’s plain. I don’t like the sound of fat girl since I’m not too slim. Anyway back to fat boy that little bird wont let any others light on the feeder it considers its own. These photos are from my parent's front porch. I didn’t include fat boys feeder because it was less fun with only one bird!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Laguna Shore Road Opens

We are so pleased that the North end of Laguna Shores Road is open again!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thanks Should be given

I am so thankful that our loving father Jehovah gave his son Jesus, for our sins. You know Sunday we will celebrate the memorial of Christ's death. Look in your phone book for a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses to celebrate with us. I am also so thankful that my sister, Terrie and her daughter Shelly and Shelly's son Cade were not hurt in all the bad Tornadoes in Oklahoma last night! In a similar vein I am grateful for the beautiful Lily blooming in my courtyard. I guess I'm just plain happy!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yellow Momma Cactus

This cactus was in bloom along Yorktown Road! I saw it on the way back from Andy's Country Kitchen.
Today's special was meatloaf! I had okra and broccoli sides. The split pea soup instead of salad was a smart choice, I enjoyed it immensely. As usual they give you a dessert and today's was bread pudding. You need to try Andy's Country Kitchen!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Most Wanted Signs

I never thought I would be putting bathroom writing on my blog! The bath house got a spring paint job! It looked so fresh and new that the doors looked drab. My friend who owns a sign company showed me his suggestions and man o man did he do a great job! Don't they look uptown! If you want him to spice up your signage just call Justin Luxton at 361-561-7890 He did a great job pretty fast too! When we finish the bath house trim I will show you! Bye for now!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Auction Fun

We had a fun time at the 33rd annual Corpus Christi chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association! Our friend; also our insurance agent, Rebecca Root and myself and my husband Laurence saw some awesome trips and nice fishing and hunting equipment go for very reasonable auction prices. There were lots of different foods all very tasty. Lots of different adult beverages were provided too! I was the designated driver, so I drank soda. We spent a little money and had a great time bidding and socializing as well.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Roses Spring Eye Candy

My roses are so pretty right now! I think some bees mixed up my white roses and my yellow roses and my red roses so you see the beautiful results. This morning started out very cool and damp. It turned nice later and we were all enjoying the spring weather! Come see us!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pretty Slick Chick

Husband took me and our friends the Henry's and their daughter Amber and her husband to lunch at Romano's Macaroni Grill Sunday! We had great service by Pam and my Parmesan Crusted Chicken Salad was wonderful! Look at this wonderful looking dish. I like the place for a lot of reasons! Pam kept us supplied with bread and beverages and she was very attentive! We came out so full one of our tires was low! We filled it up and drove home and this morning it was all the way flat!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Three Wheel Drive

We had some excitement this afternoon! A 1967 Camaro lost its wheel on the road in front of our Laguna Shore Village RV Park! We went out to watch as RV'ers like to do! Our park is usually a very quiet place! The tow truck made short work of scooping the primer painted hot rod. I was concerned about my newly enlarged drive way. It wasn't damaged at all. After all of that excitement some of the campers gathered for adult beverages and counseling. We counsel a lot around here! This type of thing could be traumatizing you know! See you soon!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cheryl's Restaurant great food

Our friends Lee and Mary Ann took us to a really fun restaurant! The decor was strange and varied. The food was very well prepared. The picture with the heart in it was located above the door to the kitchen. The fish picture was hanging on one of the many short walls in and around the tables. There was an area with wrap around books and things children might enjoy and there was a long table that a family group was obviously enjoying and a secluded area with lamps around that looked out of an East Indian hideaway. There was an outside dining area too. The stuffed man in the chair was a surprise just inside the front door. I had to quit taking pictures to go eat! I'm glad I did because the food was very good! Maybe I will see you there!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Afternoon at the Spa

I had a great time this afternoon! I went to The Beach House Day Spa here on North Padre Island. The address is 14641 So.Padre Island Drive Suite A, and the phone number is 361.244.8354. Miranda Wiggins greeted me with the same cheery smile you see above in the red shirt. I had never had a massage or a facial or a mud wrap but I liked it! At first I was frustrated with the items they had for me to cover up with. They were one size fits all and I am not that all. But once we sorted that out Miranda guided me along and made me feel like a princess. The massage was so relaxing I didn't want it to end! The facial opened up by sinuses and my face is still glowing! My skin is baby soft after the mud wrap! I thoroughly recommend these people if you are in or around Corpus Christi, Texas

Monday, March 14, 2011

Old Time Color Hibiscus

Isn't this a great color! It really seems old fashioned like a pressed flower in a diary! I love it. With all this sunshine we have made several trips to Turner's Gardenland at 6503 S.Padre Island Drive phone number 361.991.9002. They sent the guys home with this beauty and several more. Hibiscus are the official flower of the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. I am so glad they picked this flower. Hibiscus' plural is Hibiscuses! Now you learned two new things! See you in the funny papers!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birdy Sunrise over the Laguna Madre

The sunrise over the Laguna Madre are so pretty! I have learned to include a focal point such as the birds you see here in my photos! It give the eye somewhere to go! I guess we need some small things to appreciate the huge things of Jehovah's creation. I was later this morning because the time changed! Had to kick into second gear earlier. It's all good! Please post comments so I know you looked.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Projects!

The warmer weather has inspired us! Trefor has been planting and pruning! Justin has been painting the deck a lovely silver color. Laurence and Trefor and Justin replaced a lot of boards that were soft. Fifteen years of wear and rain took their toll. I am so happy to get the new paint on. I hated the splotchy look!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Friends New Business

The weather here is great! We are planting and painting too! We got our windows tricked out! One of our new Customers at the RV Park has started his own business. His business is called "Most Wanted" and he does vinyl graphics. This could be anything from company names on sides of vehicles or windows or even team names or slogans! He made the hibiscus flower graphics at my request! I am so pleased! I had him do one in white and one is white over turquoise. I like the two tone much better! If you want your windows done call his cell Justin Luxton at 361-561-7890

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oyster Bounty of the Sea!

Posted by PicasaOur Friends Lee and Mary Ann got the wild idea to go get some fresh oysters and we would fix them for supper! They brought home a hundred pounds of live oysters in the shell! Laurence and Lee spent an hour or so shucking oysters. There is a special tool like a letter opener but thicker and stubbier, that you force into one end of the shell that splits the two halves. Then you swipe under the creature to seperate it from its anchor to the shell. We rinsed them and ate them until we were about to pop! Marianne fixed a dozen as Rockefeller style and wow were they good! I should have taken a picture of them! They were pretty to see and scrumptious to eat!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fresh Fresh Blue Crabs

Our new friends Lee and Mary Ann invited us over for Blue Crabs! It was so much fun! Of course these pictures are backwards but oh well! It seems brutal but we have always dropped the live crabs into boiling water. I have been told they can be toxic if allowed to die and then cooked! So this first picture is of the end result of the meal our hosts provided.

This pot is filled with boiling water with spices and then the live crabs are dropped in.
Tongs are necessary because these blue crabs are very nimble and their pinchers will hurt you bad if you mishandle them! Even though I have eaten crabs many times I had several holes in my fingers and slices in my skin after eating my share. The shell is sharp and the pinchers have little horns on them! These crabs are becoming more plentiful lately here in the Laguna Madre body of water we live close to. If you get the chance, try some blue crabs for dinner. You will need an experienced person to guide you, because there are a lot of parts inside there that you shouldn't eat. They are very delicately flavored and some dip them in melted butter but Marianne made a wonderful sauce for us!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Anniversary Number Fifty Nine

We had a great time Sunday night! We tricked Mom and Dad into being at my Sister's house! The purpose of the gathering was to celebrate our paying the final payment on the RV Park! That's what we told the folks but we got a big cake and celebrated their 59th anniversary with them! They left town on the 23rd of December which was their actual anniversary, so we had to play catch up! We had fun putting one over on them! We feel each day is a bonus! I hope you all do too!