out camping

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by Guest, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Re: out camping

    Hey Carol, we drove the MH and Car on Dolly through Houston about four years ago heading to Port Isabel / South Padre Island area. We spent the winter there and enjoyed it a lot. The only issue we had was it was so WINDY all the time that everything had sand on it , in it, around it, under it ....... could build a sand castle inside the MH. We have spent six winters of my seven years in retirement in Florida. Yes she can fish.......41 inch Muskie up in Minn a few years back. Her picture is in a Minn Resort brochure holding three pretty nice Walleye. I just run the boat and try to outfish her but sjflsfjskdfjslj. She is still my number one. ;)
     
  2. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

    Re: out camping

    I don't know much about Muskie or Walleye :eek: I do most of my fishing off a pier or the beach in the bay in salt water. I have been fishing since I could sit still long enough to hold the pole. Mostly I catch Redfish, Drum, Trout, and Croaker. Well mostly Catfish (what we call TR"s), but some of the other ones. I don't have a great big pole so I usually lose the big ones over about 5 pounds, I just have a lot of fun trying to reel them in :laugh: . John just sits on the beach or the pier and drinks his beer and laughs or cheers me on or gives me a hard time telling me he is hungry I better get busy on supper. :laugh: :clown: In the 24+ years we have been married, I have brought home one fish and cooked it. It was about a 22" Redfish that weighed I guess about 4lbs. Since then it is always catch and release. Too much work to clean and cook. Especially since I usually don't catch enough to feed one person let alone 4. :eek: :) We also went to South Padre a few years ago, before we had an RV so we had to stay in a hotel :( But you are right about the wind and the sand. The kids spent three days in the hotel room sleeping except when we went to Schlitterbahn. Could not get them out on the beach. Me and John spent a couple of hours a day down there but it was July and even at dusk it was so hot we could only stay a little while. And as for driving through Houston, we talked about it again last night, he said he is getting his courage up, hopefully by the end of the year I will have him heading east at least a little ways. :eek:
     
  3. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Re: out camping

    Carol, my only suggestion about driving thru Houston, as I'm sure you know, is MISS rush. We were told coming from the North and going the BY-PASS no problem......it took us an hour+ to get thru there so we stopped at the first rv park South of Houston and I just died to the world from gripping the wheel. I now will only drive thru big cities either at night or on Sunday.
    We surf fish here all winter long.....catch whiting, blues, pompano, flounder, shark, yellow tails, flying fish, and sheepshead and some sea trout. We try to have enough to have a big fish fry just before we leave in the spring. Lots of fun, and yes, Linda still out fishes me in the surf also.........but I love watching her bring them in and such a big ole smile...... :laugh: :laugh:
     
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    Re: out camping

    All that talking about fishing has got Shirley all fired up! She wants in when you get the tournament going :eek: Caught us some flounder last weekend.

    Carol, your husband sounds like a fella at work. He'll drive to California but not to Louisiana or any where east. Just won't drive thru Houston !! It's no different than a lot of big cities ;)
     
  5. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

    Re: out camping

    Hey Shadow, maybe you could talk him into it! You live close enough, you all could get together and discuss the situation. ;) As for fishing tell Shirley to come on down to Magnolia beach this weekend, it should be great weather for sitting on the beach with a line in the water. :cool: :) And a few cold drinks :cool:
     
  6. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

    Re: out camping

    Archer you were there on a good day in Houston if it just took you over an hour to get through :eek: I don't know if it is the traffic that bothers John or what because he can drive a one ton dually straight through rush hour traffic without a second thought but that MH has him a little skittish :disapprove: :( He's even taken the dually and a trailer all the way through. I don't drive in Houston at all due to anxiety but he is usually unflappable when it comes to driving. He is a mechanic so that is his life. I guess the thought of driving something that cost more than your house through the busiest city in Texas is a little daunting. :eek: If you come this way again any time soon, look us up. You were probably camped not more than 20 or 30 minutes from where we live.
     
  7. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: out camping

    Hey Carol I see you haven't gotten out of Texas much. So now girlfriend you need to go more and the south is a good place to start. :laugh: So come on down where the weather is great from April thru Oct. We expect to see some color in you USA map :laugh: :cool: :bleh: :approve:
     
  8. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

    Re: out camping

    Hey Carol, no can do Magnolia Beach this weekend. Got our room booked at the Casino this weekend. :bleh: Let us know when your back down that way and we will drop in and see Ya. Never camped there, so need to check it out :cool:
     
  9. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

    Re: out camping

    Shadow you dog! I was trying to talk John into going to the casino this weekend but he wanted to just go to the beach! We are going next month :laugh: We will probably go to Magnolia Beach at every opportunity that nothing else is going on. :) :cool: Good luck at the casino. Wish I was there. Play a machine for me :eek: :) :laugh:

    Hollis we can't go too far in a weekend so Georgia is out of the question for awhile. Next June we will be going to Las Vegas one way or another so it would have to be the next year. Guess we are stuck in the stick house until at least 2011 when our youngest graduates. So it is one week a year and as far as we can get on the weekends. :angry:
     

Share This Page