"Make a U-Turn!"...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
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Trip End Jun 01, 2011


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Port Bolivar RV Resort...

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

It was a foggy and cloudy day when we awoke this morning in Hitchcock.  We hit the road fairly early, stopping enroute at a car wash and cleaning up Shorty.  He still had signs of our snow storm in the Roswell area and general grime from the road.  It's quite an experience washing something so large.  But, we did it for under ten dollars.  Some of the grime will need to be removed by hand, however.  Kind of a nasty black, waxy substance, begging for Windex.  We also washed the Soob'.  Nice to look at them for a change and see a reflection!

The Ferry Terminal is located at the southern end of Hwy 87.  I counted twenty-five stop lights in about five to seven miles.  A good chance to view the city before we left.

It wasn't very busy today, Sunday, and early.  We waited about twenty minutes to board.  Since the Ferry is part of the highway system, it is free.  The trip takes about fifteen minutes to get to Port Bolivar.  We used the Droid Navigator to find our way and left it on as we crossed.  Out of nowhere, the "Hussy" as Lynnie calls the woman in there said, "Make a U-turn!".  It was the highlight of the day.

I got a shot of the Lighthouse from the Ferry.  It was built in 1843 and constructed of cast iron.  During the Civil War (is that ever an oxymoron), it was dis-assembled and melted down for war material.  It was re-built after the war was lost by the South and in operation until the nineteen forties.  Then it was sold to a private party and can no longer be entered.  It's cool though, made of iron and blackened with age.  Lynnie, as well as Matt, has a thing about lighthouses.  I found a site that helps one locate all of them in the US.  We'll keep that in mind...

Our park today is just a few miles from the Ferry Landing.  It's located on a small, saltwater lake, just off the highway.  The host moved here recently from New Jersey.  He say says the lake has a lot of huge blue crabs, courtesy of Hurricane Ike.  There are also fish in it.  Had we brought along fishing gear and had any idea how to fish down here, we would have tried it.  Maybe..

We drove about ten miles northeast to an area called Rollover Pass.  It's purported to be a Birding area.  We did see some birds, but mostly saw wild waves and folks fishing in spite of them.  The sea breeze is pretty brisk here, about fifteen to twenty miles an hour, I'd guess.  I had all I could do to keep my cap on my bald head...  I did do a video of the area so you can get the feeling for the area.

Back at camp now, I'm blogging and Lynnie's making chocolate chip peanut butter cookies... in case I have a low blood sugar... uh-huh!

The sun is breaking through, finally, at about three fifteen.  The sea breeze blows and keeps us in fresh air.  It's all good...
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