Temp: 71.6* F at 2:00 p.m.
Sunny but VERY windy
I am so pleased with myself. For the most part I am sticking with my diet plans and am exercising more. Every day we have walked on the beach between 2 sets of posts. It is 1/4 mile from post line to post line. Round trip from the trailer is roughly .6 miles, and we have been walking it twice a day. If we go fast, I have to rest once, but if we go moderately I can make it in one go. Today, with the walks while exploring will make it 3 rounds, or 1 1/2 + miles total. Hooray!!!
Mr. C and Snuffles by the "far" post line. Snuffles got to go walk on the beach with us yesterday. She wants to catch those water birds so badly and although she was aware of the water, she didn't seem at all cowed by it.
She didn't really want to get ALL wet, but her little feet got wet and sandy and it didn't seem to bother her at all.
Yep, windy, and I mean REALLY windy days are good to stay indoors to play with polymer clay.
Yes, it's finally gotten sunny and beautiful, here in Galveston, even if it is still only 71* and VERY, VERY windy. It's been windy since we got here. I'm wondering if the wind ever stops or calms down here. It appears I was correct about people coming down from Houston for the weekend, too. The traffic is about half what it was Friday afternoon and Saturday and our RV park is about 3/4 empty.
We looked at a couple campgrounds down the road a bit and although they are quite nice and larger than this one and would do, they are across the busy road (main road) from the beach and have no more amenities than this one.
We checked down the road at a couple different beach access spots, as a couple of them are supposed to have more/better shelling than where we are located, but, we sure didn't find that to be the case. I did finally get my feet wet, today, though.
During our meandering, we drove on a road to the beach that was so bouncy and bumpy we weren't sure we would make it and then the guy in front of us started backing down the drive. Once we reached where he was, we realized the reason he was backing was that the sand was too soft and dry in that particular area to turn around in (he didn't have 4-wheel drive). We also chose to leave at that point, by backing back to the more packed sand, as although we have 4-wheel drive, we were afraid our truck was too big and heavy to manage, so we erred on the side of caution.
We also actually drove and parked on the beach. I should have taken a picture, but forgot to. We were roughly a truck length from the water!!!! This isn't our truck, but it is just like we were parked.
This sand is so hard packed, it is a wonder that any shells make it here whole, at all. A few manage, though.
During our meanderings, we also found a couple houses for my sister, G. Here you go, G, a purple (well, lavender) house just for you.
I also used up a bunch of my left over canes from the Carol Simmons workshop to make another cane. I wish this one had been the one I made for Carol's workshop, as it is much better than the one I made there.
The first one didn't line up well
enough to please my super self critical eye, although I like it overall.
The second one lined up much better as I started with shorter sections to match up and then reduced, rather than reducing the individual parts first.
Now, I'm just getting ready to go finish reducing the second one and then it's on to some more flower canes to get them in inventory.
That's all that's happening today. We plan to do more exploring in the next couple days, figuring that there won't be as large of crowds during the week as on the weekend. So weather permitting, I should have more to report in a day or two.
In the meantime, I hope you are all having a wonderful week, where ever you happen to be located. I hope you'll check back to follow along with our adventures. Smiles, Sue C