Monday, September 18, 2017

From the Boss!

Fall officially starts this Friday, but it is still hot here as we will see 100 this week.  I don’t know how the block layers survived the over 100 degree days for the three weeks that they worked.  Three of them were over sixty years old.  We hope to have the building “basics” done by October 1.  I named this building Pizzazz! and it is an event center.  As most construction projects go, we are coming in at 24% over budget.  There is no new stage or sound booth, no a/c, no drop ceiling, no beams wrapped, no exterior or interior painting, no flooring, and no little extras this year.  We will all have to make due.  The goal was to get the building in so that there was no rain coming in (either over head or on the floor) and testing out our stage, light and sound “setup”.
We still have plenty of work to do besides the building.  One of the projects is our aging fence line.  If you have anything hanging on the fence, please have it removed.  As for vine type plants, they need to be cut down and the lattice will need to come off.  We have to be able to move the fence panels all to the inside.  The acreage on the east apparently has been sold.  Since our fence is on the line we may not be able to work on the other side of our fence.  This project will not begin until November.  If your shed is touching the fence or you have vines and lattice on the fence, please meet with management to discuss your situation.    Also speaking about sheds, we only allow ONE shed per site.  If you have more than one, you will need to meet with management to discuss your situation.
We are looking forward to a great winter Texan season. We hope that you are able to take part in one or more of our many events that are scheduled.  If you do not see an event on the calendar, please let us know we want to provide you a action packed season.
See you soon!
Yikes! We have such a small back yard on the east side due to a measuring mistake years ago....hope we have something left after this.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Our new building in progress!
Jim and I have met up with Jon & Donna in Glacier N.P. and breathing too much smoke!
Smoke everywhere has closed roads, cancelled some of the events we had been planning on, and just making everything icky and smelly.  But we persevere!
Our plans after Montana had been to do the Oregon coast but fires there are even worse, so who knows?

Friday, August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

Spent the last several days drifting south from our brief Canadian visit.  Our RV was inspected both going into Canada and leaving. 
All we had when coming back into the states was a very sad looking pluot.  The agents didn't know what to make of it.  They looked it over then huffed, saying "looks like it grew in Canada all right."!
We are about a week behind Ed & Claudia, Sue and Bruce.  We will be in Yellowstone next week.
 Hurricane news has everyone NOT at Sandpipers worried...and those who are there wet.  Hopefully it won't flood too much.  Several years ago a hurricane flooded the field so badly that I bought mosquito eating fish and released them to a banquet.
We are just drifting along, not doing much of anything.  I have learned quite a bit from Jim however.  Did you know all the drivers on the road are assholes?  Who knew?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Last Few Days

Yesterday-Thurs, Aug 17
We are in Grand Marais, Mn...Finally stopped raining. Yesterday was Duluth where the wind cancelled our proposed harbor cruise. Poured all night, and COLD! Still chilly (low 60's) overcast but not raining.
Today-Friday, Aug 18
Phew! Got pulled over for a thorough exam by Canadian customs...Texas license plate you know. Looking for dogs, guns and booze. Usually happens when we come back into the states. They must have been bored. Gorgeous day, low 70's and sunny.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


I think I know why Avatan is so appealing to us South Texans.
  It is lush and green and flowery with lots of trees. Lots of private and public gardens.
Everone is smiling.
 Dick and company keep it clean and well groomed, and did I metion it's cool?  Last night in the 50's!
We are headed north then west.  Who knows where, just drifting.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Avatan weekend

Lovely, lovely day.  High in the low to mid 70's. 
 Lazy morning followed with poolside Bingo,
 very relaxed rules water volleyball,
 a wedding
and then a corn feed!
Any place that offers popcorn and lemonade by the pool
 has my support!
The wedding was very nice...dress code was hats.
The whole camp must have turned out for the ceremony.
There is a vibe acceptance and friendliness I remember from Sandpipers years ago.  Not that Sandpipers of today isn't friendly.  Far from it. But something here is different.  Hard to describe.