Texas: Severe weather and tornado outbreak

On Monday, March 21, we received warning that severe weather was heading for the Austin area. We let our employers know that at any time, we may have to shut down without any notice, but we weren't worried. Tornado watch At 3 p.m., we received a tornado watch. As I've heard before, a "watch" means … Continue reading Texas: Severe weather and tornado outbreak

Texas: Scenic overlook at Bastrop State Park

Since we moved to outside the Austin area, we are visiting all the state parks. Today, we visited Bastrop State Park, which is home to the "Lost Pines" and 32 miles east of Austin. Wildfire and flood damage Major events damaged Bastrop State Park in recent years. The Bastrop Complex Wildfire in 2011 affected 96 … Continue reading Texas: Scenic overlook at Bastrop State Park

Texas: Another RV family member passes

We knew it was coming, but it still came as a shock. Cleo crossed over to the rainbow bridge on Wednesday, 2/16/2022 - joining both Murphy and Willow. It's excruciating to lose a family member, whether it is animal or human. Cleo was definitely a part of our family. We picked up Cleo from the … Continue reading Texas: Another RV family member passes

Texas: More time at the seashore

That's right. We went to Padre Island National Seashore again. As we finish up our time here in the area for the winter, we're looking at our list of places to see. This is one of the places that just begs to be visited more than once. Birds In my previous post , I focused … Continue reading Texas: More time at the seashore

Texas: Visiting Padre Island National Seashore

It has been too long since I posted, but we have started the new year by heading to Padre Island National Seashore. Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 66 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind … Continue reading Texas: Visiting Padre Island National Seashore

Texas: Hot air balloons at the Starlight Ranch

It was exciting to see that there was an event with hot air balloons in Amarillo. We are going to miss this year's Balloon Fiesta, so we checked out the Up in the Air for Family Care event. Starlight Ranch The event was held at the Starlight Ranch, part of the Big Texan empire. In … Continue reading Texas: Hot air balloons at the Starlight Ranch

Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 2

As I promised in my last post, this post will cover the planes and the Flight Deck on the USS Lexington. The weather and the skies The weather looked promising for the day. The sky often had clouds, but you could tell there was potential for more stormy weather based on cloud color in the … Continue reading Texas: On the USS Lexington, part 2