Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring on the Gulf Coast

After my long break I'll try to catch ya up on our Winter and early Spring to date.

As you may know my mothers health and age was a main concern and focus on this Winter. She is now well and living in a retirement community near her birthplace in East Texas.
She had lived in the same home for 49 years.The same uninterrupted telephone number also, It was hard to say goodbye to it and all the folks along the way.I grew up in that home.

Another note about the loss of a friends daughter was hard to take.Still dealing with it,Going to the funeral in about a week in the Terlingua Gost Town.

At the same time I'm firing up the crew to do the frame out on the upper pad starting May 1 st.

I have included pic's taken over the last few months if you care to scroll down..

Sunrise on the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday morning around 6:55am.

The water like a sheet of glass.

The Gulf was like duck water @ 50 miles, A pleasant boat ride...

A rare scene as a group of schooling red snappers started to get excited after we chummed to water with sardines looking for some kings and lings.

A couple of nice snappers at 11 miles.

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Almost a record for Texas waters. 34 inch girth 37 inches and over 30 pounds.

Current record Texas record 36 pounds, 37 1/2 inches same girth.

Started an old hobby up again, got to love it. 2 way radio and all the cool things you do along with it.

Still got the touch when it comes to modifications...

My radio shop , my wife told me it could only open on Saturday mornings at this point.
Make , break and there ya go, more channels...

Looks clean to me...

Spring Break , what the hell ?

These guys came in the night before the storm decided to drop some snow overnight, I snapped this while we where warm and cozy as the temps were in the low thirty's. Like I said it's Spring Break... Anyway as a rule the last snow is usually around Easter weekend up here.

As I made a water run this might give ya an idea how cold it was.

This windmill still in use for the fire dept water truck.

The only flag I fly now...

As usual we always eat well at the cabin, Below is some Mexican rice.

The beginning of some red pork, A Native Indian recipe from a good friend in Houston. She is Pueblo from New Mexico, Man this is some good stuff...

As the dish comes together the visual is mouth watering, and the taste even better.

The finished plate...

Hope you guys enjoyed your Christmas , New Years and Easter holidays.
and that's the way it is...


  1. World Class photos Bruce! Sorry to hear about yer friend who passed at such a young age.

    on another note I havent been checking your blog very often since you dont updated it very often.

    I might be in the area in a few weeks, I ll call ya when I get into town if yer there yer there. later.

  2. Good to see your name in my inbox...

    My winter was something I could not share because it involed my mother ,I sure you understand about that...

    I'm got a lot of material to share but no time for it right now.I'll be in the mountains for about 3 weeks starting on the 27th of April till the middle of May, looks like we might finaly get to have a cold one on the porch.



  3. Glad you are back, sorry for the loss of your young friend, but glad your mother is OK.

    Await the new build on your place, enjoy your progress, and pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post your home building.

  4. Thanks repsychallblues,

    glad your still looking at my site.

    keep your eye out for the next couple of weeks.



  5. Real glad to hear your mother is doing better!
    Now that is the size Red Snapper I always wanted to catch and never did! Mine were always barely legal .