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January 30, 2013

Choke Canyon State Park, Texas

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Hello, Kathleen here

 

We spent several days at Choke Canyon State Park in Mid-Texas. Nice spacious sites next to a beautiful lake full of fish and crocodiles (we saw none). I followed a path to the waters' edge until it began to get weedy and swampy. I feared a "creature" from the depths of the lake might be lurking so I returned to safer ground.

We did see lots of deer. They casually walked through the campground and never showed any fear. One evening we eyed a fairly large spotted deer. He was almost too big to be called a fawn. We couldn't get a photograph of him; he was following several other deer and they disappeared quickly. The next two pictures are of a lone deer right next to our coach. The next picture shows the sunset over the lake. Look closely at the lakeshore. To the left, an egret is fishing. To the right a deer is getting a drink.

 

 

 

Buzzards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildlife in the park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One evening we took a drive and spotted a flock of vultures or buzzards just settling in for the night. There were dozens and dozens of them roosting on trees just off the road. They reminded me of cartoons of old, when they sat all hunched over just waiting for some creature to fall. Maybe in Wile e Coyote vs the Road Runner or maybe it was Bugs Bunny. Those were the days when kids got a thrill out of the enemy being an ugly old red headed buzzard following the heros of the story. I got a few photographs of them. I wondered if I walked over close and plopped myself down in the ditch, would they cruise on down and, well I of course didn't do that.

 

 

 

Vultures settling in for the night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have left the park and now are right next to a very small town called Whitsett. Still windy. We have gone to a few restaurants in this area. Barb-b-que is all that they offer. George loves it. I am tired of it already. The menu consists of BBQ ribs, sausage, briskitt and chicken. A choice of potato salad, coleslaw, hashbrowns, or beans and more beans. doesn't look too bad really but I'm hungry for a hamburger or maybe just a big dinner salad. We'll be in this area a little while longer. Not too much going on.

Be sure to always put the curser on the picture and it will identify what it is.

Love you all. Until next time, God bless and stay well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 16, 2013

LIGHTS -- CAMERA -- ACTION

 

Hi George & Kathleen,

I hope this message finds you well. I came across your website during
my research for a new TV show that I'm working on, and I had to
contact you immediately.

My name is Kiran Malhotra, and I'm a producer currently casting for a
new TLC show about the RV lifestyle. In our show, we will document 3
or 4 different people who are involved in RV lifestyle and celebrate
their nomadic living situations. I would love to hear more about your
story: your lifestyle, your goals, and what brought you to where you
are now. If this is something that interests you, please email me
asap, as our deadline for casting is next week.

Would you also be willing to post our casting call on your site to get
the word out to others in the RV community? I've included the text at
the end of the this email.

Thanks so much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Best,

Kiran Malhotra
Coordinating Producer
Sharp Entertainment


CASTING CALL

RV Owners: Major TV Network Wants to Hear Your Story!

Major cable TV network is currently seeking RV owners for an upcoming
pilot. If you live in any type of home-on-wheels and love the open
road, we want to hear from you! Seeking all personalities and
lifestyles. Whether you have a unique story to tell, or have an RV
like no other, please tell us a bit about yourself by emailing:
RVcastingUSA@gmail.com

 

 

Ms. Malhotra,

I can imagine with your reach out marketing such as this you get many
reply's that are lengthy and filled with detail and find many that hold
interest. From us you will not get such. Our life story, or at least most
of it, has already been written in our web site www.tininthewind.com or
better yet told in the day to day, week to week, month to month blog
archives of www.tininthewind.com/blog/ and thus it is there for you to read
in whatever great length your heart desires.

We can tell you up front we have no interest in becoming part of anything
that would be a reality thing portrayed as somewhere between Jerry Springer
and the Kardashians.

We are currently doing what any full-time retired RV'er should be doing and
that is enjoying our "geritol gypsy" life style.

If you still have interest in us after following the leads above please feel
free to jump on a plane bound for San Antonio, TX, when on your way to your
departure airport, e-mail us (we check our e-mail often). Plan to rent a
car on arrival in San Antonio and we will tell you where to find us about an
hour from there.

I assure you, upon arrival, you will meet two of the most interesting people
to cross your casting couch.

Sincerely,

George and Kathleen Brosius

PS: The next update to our blog we may include your casting call request.



-----Original Message-----
From: RV Casting
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:24 PM
To: george@tininthewind.com ; riverjones@tininthewind.com
Subject: Seeking RVers for TLC Show

Hi George & Kathleen,

No Kathleen, my love, I will not ride in the limo with three yipping mutts and two cats!

January 07, 2013

The Fence

Good Bye Falcon Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Departure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have bid farewell to Falcon Lake and Zapata-George says the fishing leaves a lot to be desired and so does the weather. We headed south and are now parked in a Coast to Coast RV Park along a sharp bend in the Rio Grande River. Mexico is stone's throw away from the park. As we approached the park, we drove along part of the "fence" that keeps us from sneaking into Mexico. We found it interesting that just beyond the border, the farmers were burning off the sugar cane fields. Billowing black smoke blackened the sky. Thankfully, the wind was blowing south and away from Rivers Bend RV Park. Following are a couple of photographs.

After a few days visiting the area, we'll probably head north. More news and more photos coming soon.

 

 

 

MexicanFarmersBurningSugarCane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 01, 2013

Happy New Year--2013

 Good Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is January 1, 2013. I wish all of you a healthy prosperous year.

George and I are in Zapata, but plan on leaving in a few days. We hope to travel north toward San Antonio. When we get settled in, we'll let you know. George hates to leave Falcon Lake but right now the old lake just isn't giving up any fish to speak of. The water level is still quite low and the bass are difficult to locate. We need a change in scenery.

We have met a lot of great folks here in Zapata. Our closest friends are Teri and Corinne Reynolds from Urbana, Ill. George and Teri have caught many really big bass-mostly last year. Corinne and I have traveled to Laredo quite a few times to Walmart and other shopping sites and to a movie now and then. They had us over the other night for some of Corinne's fantastic spaghetti.We had a great time, as always, with them.

This morning George and I drove around the area looking at the various RV parks that overlook the lake. We are always looking for a spot where we can come and set up houskeeping on a more permanent level. George knows that I am not interested unless I can see water. Of course right now, there is no water. Not much anyway.

We watched New York City bring in the new year last night, but after that we both fell asleep. All seems OK on this first day of the new year. I pray that your world is Ok too. I've posted a couple of photos to amuse you.

Until next time. God bless and keep all of you well.

 

 

 

Teri and Corrine

 


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