Gone with the wind?

LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Hot and breezy.  High 88

STEPS:  11,988
CLASSES:  2 water aerobics

I played pickleball again this morning.  Some of the players say that I am improving.  I just get lucky once in awhile, I think.  We took this photo of ourselves….

George is coming along nicely with the painting.  Two walls finished already.  I realized that the color is similar to the Airstream and our pick-up.  Nice!

He is working on a propane heater that he bought a few months ago.  We got it for our (hopeful) trip to Newfoundland this spring.  If we are camping somewhere without electricity, and it is cold, we can use this instead of our built-in propane heater.  This would save on Joy’s battery.  He was able to get a replacement part and got it working.

The strangest thing happened to me on my walk back from the swimming pool this afternoon.  It was a bit windy, and as I walked by a friend’s RV, I noticed that their awnings were flapping dangerously.  I stood there a moment thinking that I should alert them, when the wind morphed into a mini-tornado. I could see it barreling down the street right in front of me.   It spun me around and I did a complete 360. My hat and swimming bag went flying.    Compost from their flower garden lifted up and flew into my face.  The wind pulled up a light fixture in their garden and smashed it on their patio.  The owners came out to hold onto their awnings.  Then, as suddenly as the wind came up, it stopped.  Wow!

We went to our friends’ house for dinner and trip planning.  Our plan was to go to Big Bend National Park, visit some state parks along the way, then head slowly toward Louisiana for a Gulf road trip.  BUT….We found that everything was already booked.  I called 10 RV parks around Big Bend; all are full for the month of March.  The state parks were also completely booked.  So, we went to Plan B…..we will meet up in eastern Texas and head east along the Gulf.  We made quite a few reservations, and felt that we accomplished a lot.

DINNER:  I took peppers stuffed with a cream cheese/goat cheese/bacon mix for an appetizer.  They were easy to make and are a handy appetizer.  They grilled steelhead trout for the main course with steamed asparagus and mashed cauliflower/parsnips as sides.  Lovely! 

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