We were so excited to get news that our youngest son, Blake, was flying in to see us here in South Texas! He was able to visit us because he still has good antibodies from when he and his wife had Covid in November. They know they have Covid antibodies because they have given blood and plasma ever since, and they are still getting good antibody numbers each time they are tested. Blake's wife teaches at a university, and she couldn't get off to make this trip south for some much-needed warmth and sunshine with Blake. We worried a little that we wouldn't be able to keep an active twenty-something young man properly entertained here in a resort designed for the 55+ crowd.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
While we usually blog about cool hikes and neat places to kayak, we are going to use this blog like a "how-to guide." Mark is the master, so today he is giving advice on "how to make your Mother-in-law happy."
First step is noticing when things need to be done around her house--and doing them. We first raked all her leaves and bagged them up. Then Mark tackled all the yard-work, including some bushes and trees that haven't been trimmed for their entire lives.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Since most of our usual RV resort activities have been canceled, we made a long list of projects that needed our attention. Sitting in one place for a month gives us the rare opportunity to order parts and pieces that we need to complete projects. It is a good time for the motor home to get a little pampering.
Mark pulled the couch into the middle of the room, and scotch-guarded our new sofa. Note to self: check the humidity before attempting this, as it took a looooong time to dry during a week of high humidity. Then it was ready to be bolted down to the floor with the seat belts secured in place.
During the day, the queen-sized air mattress can be stored on top of our bed to get it out of the way.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
We're settling into life at the RV resort. At first we didn't know if we would even make it a week here since most of the fun activities were cancelled. But we are getting used to the Covid restrictions and learning to live with them. We love the indoor air-conditioned pickle ball courts, even though we really hate to play it wearing a mask! It's hard to play ball when you can't breathe and your glasses are fogging up from wearing a mask.
Denisa has also found a group of hard core line dancers that dance masked. On a year when she thought she wouldn't get to do her favorite activity, she's glad to get to dance! That keeps her busy several mornings each week and is great exercise even when your glasses are fogging up.
We can also ride our bikes around the park for exercise. But our favorite place to ride is the Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park--just three miles away. We've been here many times before, and it's always fun to find the resident birds and those that are visiting here for the winter. This bright orange altamira oriole is obviously enjoying the local citrus as much as we are.