Since I've been giving some thought as to which way I'm going to go this winter, reading the Old Fat Man's blog today made me think some more about the Texas Gulf Coast.
I looked back in my blog to see what was going on the last time I was on the Texas Gulf Coast and the first thing that hit me was how long it's been since I was in Texas. It looks like the last time I was on the Gulf Coast was around December 2016, I didn't realize it had been that long.
It looks like I was camped on the beach for most of the month of December at Padre Balli County Park which is at the north end of Padre island. And the next thing that hit me was how bad the weather was that December, cold, rainy, windy seemed to be the norm for most of the time I was there. But I do remember the locals telling me that this wasn't normal, which I believed because if that was normal nobody in their right mind would be living there in the winter.
But thinking back on all the opportunities there were for taking some really nice sunrise pictures on the beach. And how it wouldn't have been so bad if it just hadn't been so darn cold, and the fact that I stayed there too long, the longer I stayed the worse the rust got. I'm thinking maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I only stayed there a week, and maybe the weather might be sunny at least half the time, possibly I should give it another chance.
I'm giving it some thought, I've pretty much narrowed my travel plans down to heading for Texas or Lake Mead Nevada. Sunrises are so beautiful on the coast of Texas, but the boondocking is fantastic out West.... If I have to be faced with making tough decisions, I'm sure glad their decisions like this.
another weird flower, or at least I think it's a flower that grows in the tundra on top of the mountains way above timberline.