Estimated Rolling Date: Feb. 12, 2012
An intense morning had me wishing for some relaxing event. The event was a nice walk before lunch at the Rockport Beach. The north half of the beach was walked in the slightly chilling breeze. The entrance was very inviting as the parking lot was crossed.
Very shortly after leaving the parking lot midway along the beach the fragrances hit me hard. Those are some sweet smelling flowers that are growing on the small dunes that separate the play areas from the beach area.
Plenty of foot prints spoke of the crowd for the earlier hours. It was warm enough that there were several sets of foot prints of folks who were barefoot.
By now my body was demanding some food, so it was back to the Castle for lunch. Then some piddling around on the internet and other important goofing off occupied me. The mail arrived and there was some import paper to fill out and get mailed. The Team got into the Truck and headed to the Post Office. After dropping the mail into the mailbox, the Team turned left and went into the Community Park for some more walking.
As my feet propelled me along the path, an older man was noticed ambulating along. He cut off toward the workout equipment and my feet went on around the loop. As my feet approached the path from the workout equipment, the old man entered the loop path. In a little bit he moved to the side and motioned me forward. Well we all know that TheOFM cannot pass up a chance to visit someone. He turned out to be Mr. Rex and a wonderful fellow to visit. Look at him closely before you read on.
As we talked of many things for the next half hour, it was learned that he is twenty five years older than TheOFM. That is correct; Mr. Rex is 90 years old. He is a big fan of just keep on moving. He and his wife used to be RVers but she prefers to rent cabins now. Mr. Rex is ready to get another RV of some sort and keep rolling. He definitely has my sort of attitude on life and Rving.
After this visiting was finished and the rest of the loop of the park was walked, the Truck made me go down to the harbor to try some fishing. It is nice to report that the speckled trout are back in the area. The fellow that owns a local restaurant was there. He caught five trout but only two were keepers.
My efforts yielded only one slightly undersize trout before my lure was eaten by a barnacle infested rock. A walk back to the Truck and a replacement lure did not get me anymore fish. However while fishing a nice fellow came by and we had an excessively long visit. During the time visiting with Mr. Jim the new header picture was taken.
As it turned out Mr. Jim is a traveling fellow also. Mostly he stays in cabins or motels but does have a tent and gear with him to use as the occasion presents itself. By the time we parted company we knew that he and I will be headed toward Bibe at close to the same time. That is neat that we might get to visit again out west.
You never know who you will meet and where your paths may cross again. All you have to do is be friendly while you are out trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.