January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Thursday, January 16, 2014

In warmer weather

Corpus Christi, TX

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!


Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...so close to us but so far away...as they say. Sorry we will miss you in the RGV this year. We are staying in Houston planning the wedding for Kelly.

Hope you enjoy all that gorgeous weather down there.

Jerry / Carol said...

Glad we finally had a chance to meet face-to-face. Praying for safe travels on Friday and a great time in Mercedes. I'm sure we will cross paths again.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Might have been bad weather, but looked pretty happy inside:)

Laurel Owen said...

Bet it feels nice to be in warmer weather! Here in CA the days are sunny & warm, but there's no rain, which they're lamenting.