Sunday, October 29, 2017

Our October at Green Caye

This coming Wednesday will be a month back at the Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, TX. Sorry I took so much time between posts, but I have been having trouble with gout and inflammation in my shoulders and have been unable to use a keyboard for most of that time. My problems seem paltry compared to other things going on in the world, so I will not dwell on them.

During that time, we have seen Kathi’s cardiologist once and our family doctor several times for checkups and prescription renewal. We go to our dentist on Wednesday to assure we did not hurt our teeth with Halloween candy. Translate that to routine cleaning and semi-annual checkups. So far, all our doctor visits have been good news, not counting my joint aches and pains.

Halloween decorations at Dr. Pattanaik's office

Kathi and I went to Jimmy Changa’s for lunch, where we shared the Vera Cruz, then a few days later we had a cheese enchilada lunch at Gringo’s. Las Hadas was closed for the day. Good Mexican food is hard to find outside of Texas. There is a lot to be said about being home.

Well manicured shrubs at Jimmy Changa's

We had lunch with our son, Christopher at the Pipeline Grill in La Porte twice. He likes to eat their fried shrimp. Yesterday Kathi had a Greek salad and I had bacon, eggs and pancakes off their Saturday brunch menu. The salad had too much dressing and the pancakes were under cooked, but otherwise it was a good meal. I would never complain about bacon. I usually get a pepperoni and Italian sausage pizza at Pipeline and I will return to that on our next visit.

Saturday, October 21st we went to visit our sister-in-law, Andrea Clark and our niece. Amy Whitaker at Andrea’s home in La Porte. Our grandniece, Austin Clark was spending the night with Andrea, while her parents were in Galveston celebrating their wedding anniversary. Kathi made spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner. Andrea made a salad and Amy and Austin made a chocolate cake for desert, and we all enjoyed the conversation over a good meal. Austin kept me entertained for a couple of hours before dinner and then she settled in for a movie on her I-pad. It was a nice afternoon and evening.

Our friends, Lynda and Bunky McMahon were in Green Caye for a few days and we were glad Bunky dropped by to say hello on his way back to their home in Thicket.

We have not watched any of the Astros world series games, but I follow the game on the internet. Kathi and I are generally not sports fans, but somehow the world series seems special. The games have been fun so far and the series is tied 2-2. It seems to me, the Astros bull pen is weak and the Dodgers’ manager likes to use his bullpen to the fullest. A world series championship would be a great achievement.

It was hot here for the first few weeks of October and it has been pleasant this weekend with a temperature in the low forties last night. Texas weather is fun. In our travels we hear about unpredictable weather wherever we go, so I guess we are more like other places than we realize.

We are glad to be where we are and happy to be near our family for the holiday season.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like some nice visits with Andrea, Amy and Austin. It's great that you have had some time with Christopher too. For anyone who might read this who doesn't know he is my only brother. No sisters. I have mostly been hoping your shoulder and joints would give you a break. I'll be checking on you. Love you all