While we were in Indiana this summer the hurricane hit Rockport and we didn't know if we would be able to come down or not since the town was at ground zero when Harvey came ashore. We decided we may go back to the RV park we stayed at for a few months in Florida but as you know they decided to have a Big Blow of their own. We found out we were going to be able to have everything we needed at the park down here as far as electric, water, sewer, etc. so we headed south at the end of September from Warsaw, IN. I must say we did not arrive in the same town we left last spring as it looked like a bomb went off. They say about a third of the businesses that were damaged or destroyed will not rebuild but overall the town is starting to look a whole lot better. Most of the eating and drinking establishments we liked are back up and running or will be soon. There were thousands of homes and businesses completely destroyed and thousands more severely damaged.
On the good side - the bays still look great, the shore birds are returning and most of the beaches are open. The weather is warm (actually hot) and we have no snow in the forecast. We arrived back in Colorado last spring just early enough to get hit with about 8" of snow and we decided right then that we didn't miss the white stuff as much as we thought we did. Don't get me wrong, snow on the pines and mountain tops is beautiful but the white sand feels much better on your bare feet about mid January.
There are so many things to tell you about our adventures over the last year but I won't bore you with all that right now. I will filter in bits and pieces over the next few blogs so not to place you all into a deep sleep. We are looking forward to a good winter on the Coastal Bend of TX and look forward to many of our Winter Texan friend to arrive over the next couple months. We miss family and friends up north and look forward to seeing everyone again in the spring and summer.
I am sending along some pictures to give you a small glimpse of what a hurricane of this size leaves in its wake. I hope this fines all well and in good spirits and remember to look on the B-side of life when the A-side does not work out as planned. They were Unplugged for awhile but are now coming back stronger than ever.
|Aquarium at Rockport|
|Fishing Pier at Fulton Beach|
|Condos on Mustang Island|
|Downtown Port Aransas|
|Fulton Beach Road|
|The Oyster House|
|The Lagoons RV Resort (our park)|