Wednesday, November 14, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 14 - RV Neighbors

You meet all kinds of people in an RV camp. This is Claus from Onterio training his cat Moca to climb a tree.

Note: I am trying out YouTube's scheduled post feature by uploading this Tuesday for post on Wednesday at 4am GMT-0600. If this works ok, I'll use it to keep up with VLOMO while off-line in Mexico.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 13 - Fresh Water is Scarce

It's easy to forget how scarce *fresh* water is here, but Padre is a barrier island and so there is nothing but salt water in the ocean, lagoon and in the coastal wetlands. The lagoon is said to be the 3rd highest saline content in the world for an open body of water (avg depth is only 3 feet).

So the local birds and cats know that they can often find water dripping from an RV hose.

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VLOMO2012 - Day 12 - Morning Kitty

This is the stray cat that comes by our travel trailer at least two or three times a day now for milk and hamburger. I call it Phil. It never lets me close enough to touch.
I shot this video not knowing if he was outside at around 6am, but I thought there'd be a good chance that he was. Like clockwork. :)

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 11 - Boca Chica Beach

We went to the last beach in the south of Texas on Brazos Island.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 10 - Friday Night at Will & Jacks

We stopped by for a little dinner and music at our favorite place in Port Isabel.  The guitar player sounded like Gordon Lightfoot.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 9 - I Dropped My New iPhone!

I had a CaseMate case on it, but it did not make a bit of difference when the phone dropped out of the car as I was getting out. Fall was about two feet, but it hit right on the edge of the case. LOTS of cracks. I think the plastic screen protector may be the only thing holding it togther. Oh well, sigh. Time to learn how to open and replace an iPhone screen. At least I can change the color now. UPDATE: ugh! just found out it takes 2 weeks to a month to get these from Amazon. And that's shipping to Ojai; it will need to catch up to us in Mexico.  Hopefully it will catch up in time to make a VLOMO2012 post about it. :)

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 8 - Self Portrait

I was looking at the camera and noticing the way the fans looked overhead in an ice cream parlor that Alicia and I stopped at to get her a fix for a chocolate jones. I liked the fan movement and so took a quickie. Here it is.

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VLOMO2012 - Day 7 - Will & Jacks Burger Shack and Beer Garden

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 6 - Best Hamburger in Texas!

We were looking for lunch and found a great little place called Will & Jacks Burger Shack and Beer Garden and found *THE BEST* burgers we seen on this trip and then some. The people were super friendly and the food was excellent. Wonderful garden setting. Great vibes and music. We are talking the kind of place that should get a five star rating from "A Hamburger Today". Check them out on 413 E. Maxan Port Isabel, Texas.
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Monday, November 05, 2012

VLOMO2012 - Day 5 - A Truly Great Burger in Port Isabel, Texas

Alicia found an intersting store next to the burger place we visited today.

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

VLOMO 2012 - Day 4 - Reflections

Refelections refers to both the images of the setting sun on the bay as we watch the blue herons and to our reflecting back on first dates when we were young.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

VLOMO 2012 - Day 3 - Morning Fishing in Palacios, Texas

I love the early morning light, the quiet and the people fishing.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

VLOMO 2012 - Day 2 - Laguna Madre Dolphin Boat Tour

The weather cleared quickly yesterday and today seemed like a great day to go out onto the bay (actually the Laguna Madre, inside Texas' barrier "Padre" islands). A good time was had by all.
#vlomo #vlomo2012

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VLOMO 2012 - Day 1 - Good Morning from South Padre Island, Texas

Just a quick look at the storm heading our way. Should be over quickly and it brings much appreciated coolness to the normally hot and humid gulf coast. #vlomo #vlomo2012

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