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Magnolia Beach, TX

We’re hiding from the cold on the Gulf Coast. It was surprisingly chilly as we headed for San Antonio to meet up with my son and his family. We had a great time.

Now we are parked at Magnolia Beach, Texas, on the beach no less along Lavaca Bay.

Looking to the north out the windshield while camping on Magnolia Beach

Tonight, I am sitting in the front seat staring to the north out of our windshield. It’s expected to storm tonight as a cold front moves through. I can see lightning off to the north east.

Same general direction at night. Big refineries and plenty of industry located all over the gulf shores. It is easy to see why hurricanes can impact so much of commerce and life here.

The thing that strikes me is how much the Gulf of Mexico impacts the weather up north. The plains states rely almost entirely on the warm humid air of the gulf to provide the rains to sustain agriculture all the way to North Dakota and beyond.

As a land lubber, completely ignorant of the ways of the sea, and open water. I can’t help but wonder if the sea level will change much as the storms move through? It isn’t like a hurricane or anything, but if the wind blew pretty hard, I can’t help but wonder if it would push the water level up to the RV?

I hooked the car up just in case we need to make a fast getaway, LOL.


Family Life in Madison

What grandparent wouldn’t like spending the summer in your daughter’s backyard swimming pool with your grandchildren, especially over the fourth of July. And your son and his family flying up for the holiday.  Wonderful 4th of July, and it is my favorite holiday! Since we have been living in our RV, we have missed Halloween, Thanksgiving, X-mas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day with our family. This is the hardest thing, besides the stupid desert. It makes me want to leave the nomadic lifestyle but my husband loves it so much and he tries to make me happy in other ways. But, while  we have been in Madison, we have been filling our days with lots of fun family things, appreciating family more than ever, which is a good thing.

I would also like to add that I do  like living in our RV full time as a housewife, other than being away so long from family.   And these are the reasons why:

Not much floor to mop.

Not much time spent on cleaning a small space.

No neighbors that I need to hang out with.

Never have to mow the grass.

Never have to pack up our clothes and bathroom items when we take a trip.

Always have our home when we go to weddings etc.

Can be close to or by lakes and rivers.

And for the first time starting this month,July, we are going to start hosting at a county park here in Dane county. It’s at Mendota County Park and it is on lake Mendota. The best part is we get to stay for free! I’ll let you know how that goes next time I blog.