Sunday, July 23, 2006

Trekking in Palacios

Finding ourselves with nothing pressing to do on Saturday, we decided to take a drive to Palacios, Texas. This small town is right on the water and not too far from our house. Our plan was to check out the RV camping sites for future trips and to ride our bikes along the bay in the evening when it wouldn't be so hot. John brought along his fishing tackle and I brought along the Trekking sock (color #115)...just in case.

I was able to knit in the car while John drove. Once I dropped a stitch which just happened to be holding three stitches from a K3tog. Yikes! John pulled over on the shoulder so I could recover these without making matters worse. All ended well and when we arrived in Palacios, we stopped to take this picture of me and the sock near the shrimp boats.
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We located an RV park we liked and then explored a few shops in town. It was about 3:00 after all that and still too hot for a bike ride or a trek of any kind really, so I found some shade under a pavilion and set up for knitting and reading.
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John fished from a small jetty nearby.
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A funny thing happens when he begins to fish--he loses all track of time. It was late when he finished and though cooler, we were both hungry so we went to eat instead of riding bikes. Is it an official trek if you don't get any exercise? Oh well, next time.

10 comments:

  1. Whether you trekked or not, sounds like a great day!

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  2. Sounds like you are having a great time! John's socks are looking good : )

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  3. Tracy! Tracy!! What a wonderful trek you've had around the country! Your time at the coast - what great pictures. And your visit in Iowa! I love the group photos and how wonderful to meet Laura and her Mom. Everything sounds fun and vacation'y!! And now your son will be starting college - what in the world will you do with yourself?? Feel any kind of empty nest loneliness fears coming on?? I'm afraid when I'm at that point I'll just pass out from the exhaustion of having raised five kids. heh

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  4. Well, you KNOW you've got a good thing when your husband will pull over so you can take care of a knitting emergency! Very nice! :-)

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  5. So glad that you're having a nice weekend. What a great hubby you have! I tell you, he is truly one of a kind. What a sweetheart! I hope that I can find one like him someday. :0)

    I'm spending my weekend gearing up for the bake sale and donation drive this Wednesday for TPP. I made 3 bags today! I don't know how I sewed for so long! lol! It is a lot of fun and I will have pics on my blog soon.

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  6. As long as you're outdoors and enjoying yourself (and knitting) it's official!

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  7. knitalittle2:38 PM

    What a lovely day. It sounds like you and your hubby had a nice time. :)

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  8. Sounds like a relaxing trek to me :-)

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  9. So I am trying to understand...is a trek and a fishing trip like the same thing only with your socks off?
    Glad you had a nice trip x 2.
    PB

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  10. A trip to the water... sounds like a lovely trek to me.

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~Tracy