Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tex-Mex Stuff.....

We arrived in the Fulton/Rockport area of Texas and stayed our first week at Blue Lagoons RV Resort where we had some of the mostP2010018 beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Much to my regret, I awoke at 6 this morning and knowing that the sun would soon come up, I thought I might as well get up and test out my new camera. After much research I bought a Canon Powershot SX-500. It's amazing how lightweight it is and with the "auto" setting on, you don't have to do a thing except point and shoot. It has a 30x zoom so this morning I was able to clearly see the boat that was loudly chugging across the horizon in front of the emerging sunrise. Pretty neat ! Anyway, the sunrise wasn't as nice as it had been yesterday. We got up early Friday morning to go get our bloodwork done so we can compare our pre-Whole 30 numbers with post Whole-30. We should get the results early next week so we'll let you know the outcome of everything.


We left Blue Lagoons this morning and are now at Coastal Oaks RV Resort....just about 10 minutes away from the other park. We are in the overflow due to them being full but we told them we'll just stay here. We have everything we need except cable but we get CBS and I think the Super Bowl is on that network, so no worries. There's no one around us so very peaceful...sitting in the grass, instead of squeezed between two RV's. Nice breeze blowing....a very pleasant day with temps in the 70's. We'll move again next Saturday to our next park. We have five parks to do in this area.

Looking forward to the Super Bowl. I think it might be a really good game (at least I hope so). Since the Super Bowl is here, you know what that means, don't you? Yep, the start of NASCAR is right around the corner. Yeehaw ! Can't cars this year. Gonna  be a good year, I can feel it.

We are getting some dental work done across the border in Mexico. I need a crown so they got that work started and a temporary crown putP1300009 in place. We had cleanings and x-rays done too. Linda found out that she needs two crowns so she will also get that done. They charge $200 for a crown and if you need a root canal and post, it's an additional $300. That is still so much cheaper than here in the States ! $25 for a cleaning an $15 per x-ray. Linda was really nervous about crossing the border. Our friend Colette told us everything we needed know...where to park, how much for the turnstiles and cost to park, where to find the dentist, etc. It's really a simple pay .50 to go through the turnstile and then you walk across this covered bridge. When you get to the other side, you walk down into this little village with rough, cobbled streets and vendors set up on every street corner, hawking their wares. Feels like you're in another world (or at least another country). The dentist was on the first street to the left from where we came in. Super nice and professional. So glad we decided to get the work done. Saves us a lot of money. We checked the cost of Linda's prescription but it was much higher than she is paying so it pays to shop around. We were happy to cross back over and be on home soil. Sure makes you appreciate what you have living here, to go and experience what it's like on the other side.

P1300010 The plaque on the wall at the border of US and Mexico.

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