September 02, 2018

My Fish Shed

     I don't have a garage, I don't have a big house, but I do have a "Fish Shed".  A short time ago I decided I needed a small spot to hang my rods and some spare tackle out of the wind, dust and sun.  After looking and looking I could not find anything tall enough so I improvised a bit.  This rubber maid unit would work if I didn't use the floor and if I would extend the height by adding a base.  The base I added to the unit raised it all by 14 inches and allows just enough room for my 7.5 foot rods.  My tackle bags sit nicely in the bottom and do not block the hanging of the rods.  A couple photo's of the boat cover too. 


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August 29, 2018

Falcon Lake Launch Sites

     It's not funny, but rather practical at 73 years of age to tell ones Spouse where you are launching for fishing here on Falcon Lake.  Info included can be who you are going with or who is going with you or are you going alone.  Before I hook the boat up or take off for the outing I let Kathleen know.  Today I may go out of the 'Horse Pasture', Tomorrow I may go out of the 'Beacon'.  If it is going to be a really low wind day I may head out from the 'State Park Landing' or if it's windy I'll put in at the '$50.00 Spot' or perhaps the 'County Landing'. 

     The big Bass Boat crowd have only a couple of launch sites, especially when the lake is low like it is now.  It is 39 feet low as we speak.  Choices for the big boats are, State Park Landing if you can dump off the bank ( 4 wheel advised) or the county landing.  Me, regardless of the water level I can launch at them all.  Gotta love my small boat, and I do.  My favorite's are the Horse Pasture, or the $50.00 Spot.


Random Photo's

     Bass Fishing Partners Boat ( Foy Green )


















     Horse Pasture

















     Horse Pasture Launch Site


















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August 28, 2018

Catching Up -- Entry 1

     I have read and reread that last entry in our blog from 2014 and as I sit and think about all that has transpired I am not sure I can do justice with blogging and posting pictures of all that has taken place with our lives the past four years.  The more I think about it I may just do a piece to touch briefly on each year with a few pictures and then just take off with the present happenings and our future thoughts.  The last thing I want to do is bore our followers with old news.
     Before beginning any thing it would be best to start with where we currently are.  Why we are here.  What we are doing, and then perhaps work back-words. 
     I would encourage any of our new followers to go back in the 'Archives' and click on the various years and months to get a taste for what we have always felt was a fairy tail journey in our motor coach which we fondly referred to as the 'Tininthewind'.  It was 2006 that we began our journey and blogged our adventures.  From 2006 to 2014 we didn't hold anything back.  We blogged about the good, bad, ugly, and ups and downs as they took place.  The pictures that we added to most postings usually told the story better than our writings did.
     OK, Here Goes:
Where Are We Now
     We have our beloved 'Tininthewind' motor home up for sale on a consignment lot in Northern Washington and have settled in to our new to us Park Model Home  on our leased lot at the Amigo Inn RV Park in Zapata, Texas.  Zapata Texas is located in the upper reaches of the Rio Grand Valley nestled along the Rio Grand River which as you know provides the border between Mexico and the U. S.  Fortunately back in approximately 1947 a dam was constructed to create a lake called "Falcon  Lake'.  Falcon lake is some 30 miles in length with many fingers of water projecting into both Mexico and Texas.
     Makes sense, doesn't it.  We spend the bulk of our working life raising our boys and living along the Mighty Mississippi River and now in the twilight of retirement we settle along the Rio Grand River.  The one common denominator is "Bass Fishing".  

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Missing for four Years

     Our last entry was in April of 2014 I believe.  Hard to imagine all the water that has passed under the bridge in the past 4 years but with a little bit of time and a bunch of entries we may be getting the itch to catch up on our life story.  We never did have a lot of followers but the few we did have let us know that they missed hearing from us.  Lets see if we can't get things restarted.

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April 20, 2014

Forced R & R

doing the r & r thing
















      We finished with the gate we were supplying security for and got forced in to some unplanned R & R.  I better explain, huh?


     While on duty near the end of our time on the Q-Ballard Gate, my ticker wasn't going tick-tock just right.  It was traveling along more like a Nascar Race, beating very fast and a bit erratic.  I suspected that my heart was in some sort of fibrillation or flutter as I had experienced that a couple years ago while working security and had a same day hospital visit to shock my heart back in to the correct mode of tickin', then came right back to the gate and finished the job.  This time, I went to see the same Cardiologist in Pleasanton, Texas and he confirmed that my suspicions were correct.  I had converted back to "atrial flutter".  I could either be shocked back to normal rhythm or go to the big hospital in San Antonio and have a new procedure called "Ablation" (google it if you want), and there would be a 95% chance that after corrected I would not have any further trouble in the future.  Long story short I went for it.  Thus the heading "Forced R & R".

     We decided to drive a couple hours a few days post surgery to a nice RV park called Sea Wind which is located just south of Corpus Christi, Texas on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico.  I needed to R & R for a week and then have a follow up appointment.  That appointment is scheduled for this coming Wednesday and if pronounced fit to travel we will immediately start heading North and our normal routine.  I suspect all is well as I feel fine.

     While here I did relax some but also managed to detail the outside of the coach and Kathleen has been very busy cleaning and detailing the inside.  We are pleased with our results.


     Following are a few more pictures from the park and area surrounding.


































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