Monday, February 16, 2015

ICE STORM 2015

As Betty and I ran ahead of the ice storm to hole up in our docking port, I thought about how such a serious weather event was handled in different parts of the United States. This week the New England States have been inundated with massive record setting snow fall and ice. As we watch the evening news we are amazed at the sheer mind numbing logistics of keeping travel routes open up there so people can survive.

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Here in the South when we get a quarter of an inch, of freezing precipitation, we are really up against it ! The logistical support and the finances for it just are not there. Things just pretty much tend to shut down. Here in S/W Arkansas we only got 1/4 of an inch of ice. Here is a look at Hohenwald Tennessee, where the Oliver Travel Trailer Plant is.

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This photo from Robert Partee’s back yard show’s that they got much more than we did here where Betty and I are holed up.

That has got to just absolutely overload local government resources and cause all kinds of School, Church and plant closings.  I heard that the Oliver plant may well be down for a few days because rural workers can’t get through on the roads. The County road department is likely struggling with the task of snow removal from the roads.

I guess that what with about half of our Nation under a Winter storm advisory, we didn’t fare too badly here, with only a quarter of a inch of ice.

Friday, February 13, 2015

DALLAS

Valley View Mall/Shopping center in North Dallas. The last part of our Winter of 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II Tour is being steered by customer requests ! Great visits and showings in Dallas. Next tour stop seems to be Oklahoma City Oklahoma !

Valley View Mall/Shopping center in North Dallas. The last part of our Winter of 2015 Oliver Legacy Elite II Tour is being steered by customer requests ! Great visits and showings in Dallas. Next tour stop seems to be Oklahoma City Oklahoma !

Monday, February 9, 2015

Overnighting @ The Houston East RV Resort

Overnighting at @ The Houston East RV Resort, located @ 11810 I-10 East of Houston in Baytown, Tx 77532 Our phone number is 479.243.5450 We have appointments to show for the next two days, so come on by and see the beautiful Oliver Legacy Elite II !

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Here is the way we look  in campsite B-1.

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We are the first trailer in the second row.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

INTERCOASTAL

At first light, well before the first rays of sunshine splash across the Beach at the back of the Oliver travel trailer. The fishermen and their boats come flying down the intercostal waterway. It is Saturday morning and they are in a hurry, although it is somewhat foggy, to get to that perfect spot where the red fish are “tailing”, and cast their lines. I slip out of bed hoping to give Betty a few more minutes snuggled down deep in the warmth of the comforter, in the morning chill. After shaving, I return for a fresh tee shirt when I see that the wylie Poco has slipped  quietly into my warm spot ! Here is a look.

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The Intercostal Waterway is a busy place here at Bird Island Basin, down on the Padre Island National Seashore, just South of Corpus Christi Texas. There are wind surfers, fishermen, tug boats with barges, campers and lots of visiting with neighbors. The Canadian Neighbors on one side always have something going on, like his drift fishing rig. And the neighbor on the other side is always surf fishing and reeling in one large fish or another.

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As the sunshine burns off the thin layer of fog, I think, it is time for another cup of coffee and some serious lawn chair piloting time !

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Friday, January 30, 2015

A.W.O.L.

Absent With Out Leave !  As our last appointment of the day was over, at Mathis Texas,  and we took measure of what we needed to do next, we came to a startling discovery ! We were ever so close to the National Seashore just South East of Corpus Christi Texas ! Now, that is where all measuring of what comes next stopped. Right there. Dead in it’s tracks. And a full fledged escape began to happen ! Yep, we went off schedule, off route, played hookey’ and I mean, we went full fledged AWOL ! Here is a look.

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In this photo the early morning sun reflects brightly off of the Ollie that we are pulling behind the Pony Express. We slept all night with the windows open, listening to the surf on the beach. A gentle breeze blowing through the windows. It was quiet, really quiet. This morning about sun up, a ICE heilo made a beach patrol pass by us. I snapped this photo as the heilo passed over the visitor center.

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Breakfast Burritos with Picante’ sauce ! What a great start to a Beach Escape Day !

After breakfast we will move up to the Malakeet campground, dump tanks, top off with water, then move over to visit with cool Casita friends that are camped at the Bird Island Basin campground over on the estuary, or LaGuna Madre side of the island.

Island camping with the Ollie, it’s the BomB !

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BOERNE

We had the pleasure of meeting some really great folks while in Grand Prairie, but other appointments were calling on down the road. We had hoped to make San Antonio for the night, but we were able to squeeze in one more showing before hitting the road this morning, so, we made it to Bourne before shutting down for the night. Here is the location. 33000 I-10 Boerne Texas 78006 Call us at 479.243.5450 Exit 543, campsite 147 Come give the astonishing Oliver legacy Elite II a good looking over !

We had the pleasure of meeting some really great folks while in Grand Prairie, but other appointments were calling on down the road. We had hoped to make San Antonio for the night, but we were able to squeeze in one more showing before hitting the road this morning, so, we made it to Bourne before shutting down for the night. Here is the location. 33000 I-10 Boerne Texas 78006 Call us at 479.243.5450

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GrandPrairie

We will be spending two nights, Sunday and Monday at the Trader's Village RV Park in Grand Prairie Texas 75052 As you turn into the RV Park we are in the first row on the left in campsite # 407. We are shining up the Oliver Legacy Elite II for your visit and are looking forward to seeing you !

We will be spending two nights, Sunday and Monday at the Trader's Village RV Park in Grand Prairie Texas 75052 As you turn into the RV Park we are in the first row on the left in campsite # 407. We are shining up the Oliver Legacy Elite II for your visit and are looking forward to seeing you !