Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

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Traveling from south TX to Denver

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

RV Awnings

So, I have never used the awning on the side of my RV. It was opened one time, in 2 years, and that was by the installer of my window sun screens.



I suppose the awning may shade the window to keep it cooler inside. The solar shades serve the same purpose and are much easier to put up and take down. I can reach the tops of my windows without a step-stool or ladder. 

The awning is a pain for one person to open and close. I have thought about having the awning converted to an automatic awning but am not sure it would be worth the expense.  

I would prefer to spend that money on solar panels. 

I walk around the RV park and see awnings open and no shade under the awning. 

If I park my RV with the windshield facing North - the RV creates shade on the passenger side in the afternoon. 



I would like to know how often you use your awning and what your thoughts are about RV awnings in general and automatic vs. manual. What if yours was damaged? Would you care enough to replace it? That's another concern. I have read about sudden winds destroying awnings.  

Resale value does not concern me. I do not plan to sell my RV. 

I may have the awning removed. If anyone is interested in purchasing an awning send me an email.  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sea Turtle Hatchlings


Friday, August 16


Set the alarm for 5:30am to check for this announcement
Good Morning. It's Friday 8/16. Yes a public release this morning at 7am. Releases are located at Cameron County Access 3 just 1/4 mile north of Sea Turtle Inc. on the beach. This is 1/2 of a loggerhead nest. The other nests hatched through the night and have been released.
 We'll see you there!!!!!




I was surprised at how many people showed up,
this picture is 1/4 of the crowd.

I decided to stand in the water so that I could get some pictures.
The tide was coming in, so I got soaked with each wave.

Loggerhead Turtle Hatchlings


Going home...




Sunday, August 11, 2013

Baby Sophia

Posting from my phone.

Baby Sophia Marie born August 10th at 12:00 noon.

8 pounds 5 ounces. 21 3/4" long.

Baby is doing good. Diane is feeling better. She had a problem with blood pressure, but she is improving.

Grateful for a great hospital staff and a happy and healthy baby girl.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little girl today her 1st birthday as a Mommy!










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