"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

November 6, 2011

Nov. 6 – Port Lavaca, TX

Life on Land


We've been home for a month and we are getting back into the routine of our land base life. October and November is a wonderful time of year to be in Texas, our weather has been fantastic. We've been busy cleaning up and getting things like our yard and pool back to some sense of normal…neither look like they use to, but they are better. The long hot very dry summer has made our little piece of paradise a sad place, but I’m glad we weren't here to put up with the heat. We have also been catching up with family and friends, having a lot of great meals with wonderful conversation. It has been great to catch up with everyone we missed so much while we were gone.

Stan loves fishing in the fall and has been spending a lot of mornings in his kayak catching red fish and trout. We are definitely enjoying the fresh fish. He has also been working on our sailboat…maybe to use a little and then sell…not sure yet. I have been playing with my photos from the trip…printing and framing a few and getting back into quilting. I spent a few days this week at the International Quilt Show in Houston with my sister in-law, Paula. We had a great time. The show is so large, crowded and has so much to see…it can be a little over whelming. Anyone who enjoys sewing, creating things from material or appreciates beautiful fabric art should go to this event at least once. I have also started doing a little research on New York, the Erie Canal, the St. Lawrence River, Lake Champlain and Canada…trying to figure out exactly where we want to spend next spring and summer. So many beautiful places to go and things to see….I’m getting excited already.

This is the way our pool looked a few years ago, before several dry summers and cold winters.
This is the way our pool looked when we came home in October...it does look a little better now, but the yard is still very dry.
A couple of visitors we had last week...they probably liked the pool better when it looked like a pond.
Fresh red fish

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