Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

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What's the use of having a travel trailer if you don't use it, right? So before we put it back in storage, we took it to Palacios, Texas for the Labor Day weekend. Palacios is known as "The City By The Sea". It's true it's on the water, but calling it a city may be a stretch. It's a quiet little town, even when it's loaded with visitors like it was this weekend.

I did a little exploring on Saturday. Visited the museum exhibit about The La Salle Odyssey. I was hoping to learn more about the history of the town, but the full museum has been closed for years. Apparently the roof was damaged during a hurricane and it's taken a long time to raise money for repairs. It will re-open in two years. However, there are several painted murals on buildings throughout town that depict the history and culture of the area.
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The real attraction in Palacios is the bay. There's a great walkway along the bayshore and several public piers for fishing.
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John relaxed by fishing to his heart's content. I relaxed by knitting, of course.
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This is just the beginning of pumpkin hats and booties for The Preemie Project. Patterns here and here.

7 comments:

  1. The pictures of the water are so soothing. Pumpkin hats and booties are so much fun and do say 'I'm a fall baby' loud and clear!

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  2. i've missed out on a lot around here! beautiful labor day weekend! and the cotton feilds along 99 look ripe too! and what a great picture of robyn and james!

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  3. Every time I hear the word "Palacios," someone in my head mumbles, "Beautiful City by the Sea." I'll blame Joe Dan Huffman for that. Glad that you guys had a good time...it was GREAT to talk to you! Much love, me.

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  4. What yarn did you use? I love how you did the booties!
    Mandy

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  5. P.S. Yes, I'm sure that the Palacios (beautifulcitybythesea) museum was NO MATCH for the splendors you witnessed in White Settlement.

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  6. Your post is everything a holiday should be, water, fishing oh and of course knitting. That is what our holidays always include, lovely.

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  7. The area you live in looks gorgeous! It sounds like a lovely relaxing holiday weekend. I love the pumpkin hats too. You found perfect pumpkin colors. What yarn did you use?

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~Tracy