Sunday, November 21, 2010


Well, not exactly. But we were becalmed, shut down, unable to move as we were on a boat ride about 13 miles from the lakehouse. In the wavy sea the boat was finally tossed to the sea wall and there we stayed. We had had an offer from four men in a boat to help us, but Bob did not want to impose on them to bring us all the way home as they were headed in the opposite direction so he told them that his neighbor was on the way to tow us home.

Great neighbors, they, for true to their word they came and towed us slowly home. I was happy that I had already driven the boat. I have a Bayliner of my own but for various reasons have not been able to use it for two years so that was a real treat for me. Here is a picture of our triumphant return!

It is lovely returning to summer from the North . The trees here are just beginning to turn and of course with the background of the Live Oaks it is even more impressive. Haven't tried swimming yet but we have only been here a day. Got my worms all ready to go and even bought Julie a scaler so she can clean any fish I catch. Yeah, you read that right. Isn't she the greatest tho? (Now that I have said that she will be compelled to do so, won't she?)

Actually we did some fishing this afternoon. Julie caught a lovely bass and then I caught a bluegill and an ugly catfish which she got off my hook. I also had a carp hit my line and he broke it. And she did clean the bass and the bluegill and we already ate them.

Here are some pictures of Julie's Bougainvillea on the pier. They really are spectacular and she has some on the porch as well.

By the way, Wanda, I noticed this at Julie's house in town the other day--another heart!

We couldn't get the Packer game on Texas television so watching the Packers/Vikings game on the computer. Ain't technology grand?

Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.


Professional1984 said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bernie! Enjoy the warm weather and your time down south.

Mrs A said...

It looks as if you are having a lovely time, hope you catch loads of fish, love the bouganvillia, they are so bright and cheerful!

Wanda..... said...

Well I am so glad you are enjoying yourself visiting with Julie and having her clean your catch, does she cook and do the dishes too, Bernie? I love following the both of you! You are a lovely duo!

I need one of those heart rugs...I guess I could actually make one myself!

Busy Traveler said...

Welcome to Texas! I hope to see you while you are here.

Donna said...

Sounds like you are having a marvelous time! Fishing is a favorite pastime around here too, and now that the weather is changing,...I'm envious!! Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Fragrant Liar said...

I'm jealous you're in Texas and I'm not! And I'm not sure I can believe that Julie skinned some fish for you! :-)) I'd like to have seen that.

Enjoy your visit -- without any more boating mishaps -- and post more about the goings-on. Austin is gorgeous this time of year.

Deb Shucka said...

So glad to hear your time with Julie is going so well. Wish I could have been there fishing with you in the warm air.


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