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Old 02-22-2006, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hello from the Texas Riviera

We are old retired folk who are just now acquiring a new Safari 28. Our only previous RV experience was with a pickup camper back in the middle 70s, so we have much to learn. We plan, however, to use the trailer a lot, frequently visiting big cities for events we love. We'll try this year, for example, to do the opera in Santa Fe and Houston, to get back to Austin for some jazz music, and maybe to New York for theater, various kinds of music, and one or two great restaurants.

In between times we live in Rockport, Texas, well known as a little drinking town with a fishing problem...just about 35 miles up the coast from Corpus Christi. While here at home we spend some time in our little boat chugging up and down the bay fishing for red fish, speckled trout, and flounder and collecting the odd crab and oyster. Other interests and activities include boatbuilding, sailing, reading a lot, and, recently, doing sudoku puzzles.

We look forward to getting to know all y'all.

Cheers!
Pat & Jim
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:39 PM   #3
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Why not come to Houston for the Rodeo? It's the biggest in the world and starts this weekend.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:43 PM   #4
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In between times we live in Rockport, Texas, well known as a little drinking town with a fishing problem...just about 35 miles up the coast from Corpus Christi.

Pat & Jim,

First, welcome to the Forum! That phrase has a very familiar ring. There is a little town about 15 miles from here right on the Gulf that uses the same description...."Goodland, FL: A drinking village with a fishing problem!" I'm sure if you held a contest to determine who best fit the slogan....it would be a great spectacle !
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Welcome from Mansfield.
Oh my, Y'all are making me jealous, I wish there were little villages up here with the same problems you have. You could come to Ft. Worth for the Stock Show.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:13 PM   #8
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In between times we live in Rockport, Texas, well known as a little drinking town with a fishing problem...just about 35 miles up the coast from Corpus Christi.

Pat & Jim,

First, welcome to the Forum! That phrase has a very familiar ring. There is a little town about 15 miles from here right on the Gulf that uses the same description...."Goodland, FL: A drinking village with a fishing problem!" I'm sure if you held a contest to determine who best fit the slogan....it would be a great spectacle !
Hands down, Goodland would win that contest on both counts!
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:30 PM   #9
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We are old retired folk who are just now acquiring a new Safari 28. Our only previous RV experience was with a pickup camper back in the middle 70s, so we have much to learn. We plan, however, to use the trailer a lot, frequently visiting big cities for events we love. We'll try this year, for example, to do the opera in Santa Fe and Houston, to get back to Austin for some jazz music, and maybe to New York for theater, various kinds of music, and one or two great restaurants.

In between times we live in Rockport, Texas, well known as a little drinking town with a fishing problem...just about 35 miles up the coast from Corpus Christi. While here at home we spend some time in our little boat chugging up and down the bay fishing for red fish, speckled trout, and flounder and collecting the odd crab and oyster. Other interests and activities include boatbuilding, sailing, reading a lot, and, recently, doing sudoku puzzles.

We look forward to getting to know all y'all.

Cheers!
Pat & Jim
Welcome Pat and Jim,
I was born and raised in Corpus Christi almost 56 years ago and spent time both in Rockport and Aransas Pass. I've been in TN. since I went away to military high school in '67. I do get back once a year to turkey, deer, hog, dove or quail hunt and always go to Rockport to visit friends while staying with my sister in CC.

I'm sure you will fit in fine here.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:36 PM   #10
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Why not come to Houston for the Rodeo? It's the biggest in the world and starts this weekend.
Ah, the Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. We lived in Houston for many years (I went to Rice AND UofH) so we know it well. I remember my kids at one show back in the 60s coming unglued when they saw Chuck Connors who was then on TV as The Rifleman. We'd love to come, but it'll have to be next year. Pat is just 2 months into recuperating from having had BOTH knees replaced, and she's not yet quite up to a rodeo. Great idea, though, thanks!

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Old 02-23-2006, 08:41 PM   #11
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Oh my, Y'all are making me jealous, I wish there were little villages up here with the same problems you have. You could come to Ft. Worth for the Stock Show.
We will be in Ft. Worth for one Stock Show soon, as well as to visit all those great galleries you all have. Thanks!

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Hello from corpus christi!.... I just picked up an airstream myself. Welcome
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:55 PM   #13
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Welcome Pat and Jim...I love Rockport...my favorite spot on the Texas Coast...I know my id says Canton, Tx but I now live in San Francisco...joe...
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:39 AM   #14
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Welocme to the forum!

We spent 2 weeks in Rockport in early January and loved it. We understand what you mean about the "drinking town with the fishing problem"! We went down one evening and ate at a small place called Captain Benny's. There was an overload of elderly persons (don't take offense, I'm one myself!), all with their coolers of their favorite beverages. My wife even commented that she felt like we were in a Seinfeld episode. We thoroughly enjoyed the area and are planning another trip back in your area sometime in March or April. We particularly liked the Big Fisherman's daily lunch specials! When it was time to move on in a southerly direction, it was sad to leave. We hope you enjoy your new "twinkie" as much as we have ours. Again, welcome to the forum and the realm of AS ownership!

P.S. Our profile picture was taken at sunrise in Rockport!
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