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Old 02-11-2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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So, I've only been here 2 weeks. And it's been friggin' cold. My neighbor jusgt told me, "This is the coldest two weeks ever on record! But it's getting warmer and back to normal. I'm getting my boat out this weekend- wanna go fishing?!?"

I love this area! I love the people, the food, the fishing, the kayaking, the sunshine, the water.

I have a couple of pictures:

I was out in my kayak in shallow water in front of our house, and saw a "parade" Of roseate spoonbills:
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Having lunch the same day:
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Bob and his catch in front of the rental house:
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:17 AM   #2
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By the way, I've had the best BBQ and tamales ever. And we're already planning for next winter. Same neighborhood, for sure. Probably the same house, but it's for sale so that's iffy. If we can't stay here, there is another house down the street that we'll rent. The dog loves Texas, but he didn't seem to mind the sub-30 degree temperatures last night so we don't trust his discernment.

The only bad part- I'm missing my grandson really bad. And brewing. I have to Skype my lil buddy, and find someone to brew with next year. Otherwise, this is the perfect place!
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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I hope to end up in north east Texas aka Tyler some time soon. I'll be flying out for a job interview on tues the 22nd.

*crossing fingers*

its not really texas I am looking forward to its the pay increase and getting away from mooching family and friends.

but I do hear Texas has some pretty good BBQ
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:53 AM   #4
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Where exactly in South Texas are you?

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:01 AM   #5
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Where exactly in South Texas are you?
North of Rockport. About 30 miles from Corpus Christi.

You're invited to come for a visit if you want! I'll pick you up at the CC airport.
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My wife and I got married down there. Great place even during winter!

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:43 AM   #7
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North of Rockport. About 30 miles from Corpus Christi.

You're invited to come for a visit if you want! I'll pick you up at the CC airport.
LOL I used to be stationed over at NASCC while I was in the navy and still know air traffic controllers down there . . . I'll drive down

That actually is high on the retirement are list, the SWMBO LOVED it down there when I took her a few years back. June is a whole different animal then August down there though.


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BTW keep your eyes peeled when you're out in the kayak. It wasnt uncommon when I was down there to see pods of dolphins in the intercostal waterway down there.

 
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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I love the corpus area too. Id move down there if I could talk the wife into it. I perfer Port Aransas to Corpus. Fishing, food, and people are world class! The surfing isn't bad either.

Maybe its time to send a few resumes that way.

 
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Henceforth Yooper and Bob shall be called "The Snowbirds".

And I've never really thought much about going to Texas until I started getting older. I think it would be a very cool place to visit for about 2-3 months out of the year! And by cool I mean WARM!

 
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Honestly winters in Corpus weren't really warm from what I remember. Cold (30-50s) and damp, but yeah nothing like the midwest. The best part about Corpus is that even when it gets up to nutdragging hot in the summer you can always head out to Padre Island. . . . well and Boat n' Net .

Oh Yoop BTW if you are looking for a half decent pizza and a good beer selection check out B&J's Pizza. It's off SPID (like everything else) in Corpus. Had 300 different beers when I was in there 20 years ago and stopped in on my road trip and it looked like nothing changed . . . I mean nothing I think my bar stool (the one my iguana ripped) was still there.

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http://www.bandjspizza.com/

 
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