The day was cool and blustery so we decided to visit the USS Lexington Museum in the Corpus Christi harbor. Very interesting. In addition to touring the ship the museum offers a movie showing the rescue efforts in Haiti to demonstrate the peacetime activities of the Navy. Great movie, I wish our grandkids could see it.
We’ve been on the road now a couple of weeks. We’ve seen so
many different birds – song birds and water birds. Texas and Louisiana are
great states to visit in February for bird watching. Many birds stay here year
around and the spring migrations is getting going. It’s fun to see a bird you
know will be up in the northwoods in a month or so starting a family.
We’re camping at Goose Island State Park. We’ll be here
another week or so while we wait for a new axle for our A-liner Camper to be repaired.
These are two pictures taken at Leonabella Turnbull Preserve on Mustang Island not far from Port Aransas. In the top picture you can see a big group of black-necked Stilts, they looked all dress up in tuxedos. I like the second picture, lots and lots of bird watchers...
Here in Louisiana we visited three bird refuges along the Creole Nature Trail, LaCassine, Cameron Prairie and Sabine. Saw lots and lots of ducks and beautiful egrets, crossbills and pelicans. It was a beautiful two days. The middle picture is from the ferry on hwy 27, it's part of the main highway.
We're staying at Sam Houston Jones State Park. It's very nice - clean and well cared for with nice walks.
Last weekend was the annual OLH Retreat at Treehaven. So much fun and great to see everyone again. The place is a lovely location for a knitting retreat - or any kind of gathering. The facilities are in great condition and the food is wonderful! Here are some of the beautiful knitting that was shown to the group
The weather has been cold and rainy but the month has been great! Joe and I went to Grand Marais on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota to take classes. Joe took a photo shoot class with Brian Hansel and I took a Saami Bracelet class with Liz Bucheit at the North House Folk School. Booth classes were super and we had a lovely trip. We even got a little sun on the drive home. We plan on going back!