YES! We are out of the cold and snow and generally uncomfortable weather we lived with up north and on our way south.
To review: We spent Christmas in NJ and MD.
Grandson Justin who went with us to his Aunt Amy's house in Maryland on Christmas dinner.
Grandpop with Charlotte:
Grandpop with Abby:
The girls on Christmas
A few days before we left the north, this fellow came to visit on daughter Terri's roof in NJ.
We left NJ just in time on January 2. The snow started when near Frederick, MD
We woke to this scene after a night at Camp Walmart in Frederick
We got on the road. They really were not bad.
After destroying 4 cameras in five years, Leonard gave me a new old for Christmas. I must say I've been a little intimidated by it. A NIKON Coolpix P520. As such I failed to take pictures while visiting son in Alabama. Also with family in Louisiana. I took but one while visiting daughter D'Juana in Pearland, Tx. This is from the balcony area of their new house. Three adults just chillin.
We left Louisiana yesterday morning and drove down to Portland, TX. We are staying at Sea Breeze RV Park until tomorrow. What a view in front of our RV with Corpus Christi across the bay.
Our treat in this area is meeting Carol and Jerry Pearson (www.waggintailsrv.com) who are parked right across from us. This morning we drove into Corpus where we had a delightful breakfast at their favorite restaurant and even more delightful time visiting.
One of the reasons we wanted to stop in this area (beside meeting Jerry and Carol) is to get our Gate Guard license situation settled. We applied one year ago next week. We were told it could take 3-6 months. Back in the summer the gate guard company called me that I had to have my fingerprints redone. We did that while in Iowa. I received my license about two months later, in October. Still none for Leonard. We've called and called. They continue to tell us the problem is with the Dept of Public Safety in Texas. Back in November we were told Texas would be reissuing the license. NOTHING YET.
We've continued to call and nothing is happening. So since we were near the gate guard company office we decided to stop in and talk in person. They attempted on two phones to get through to the Texas Public safety people. We waited more than a half hour while they were on hold. Finally we gave up and left. We will call back later to see if they got through. Not having the license with us is not an issue as it shows on the computer system. But still......
So tomorrow we drive the 155 miles down to Mercedes where we will be volunteering for 4 weeks. Then we hope to get a gate guard assignment until early June. At least that is the plan!