Friday, January 22, 2010

Goose Island State Park, Rockport TX

We arrived here on Monday and are really enjoying ourselves. We had stopped by here last week to check it out and decided this is where we'd like to go next. It looked like there were a lot of open spaces right here on the bay last week, but when we arrived on Monday, we were told all the bay sites were taken, but we could take a site in the wooded area until one opened up. Luckily, by getting to the office at 8:30 am the next morning, we had our pick of a few sites.

In order to get here from Mustang Island, we had two choices. Either drive a short way to Port Aransas and ride the free ferry over to Rockport, or go all the way around, (a much longer distance) to get here. We had taken just the truck over on the ferry with no problem last week, but were a little apprehensive about taking the truck and 5th wheel. We decided to go for it, as it saves on fuel and time. However, after arriving there, we found out that due to low tide they wouldn't accept any 5th wheels that day, so we drove all the way around and it was even further than it would have been, because we had to back-track.

We are having a great time. We met a really nice couple while at Mustang Island, Robert and Georgia from British Columbia. Al went over to talk to them because he noticed they had solar on their truck camper. Anyway, they came over to check out Goose Island and are staying here right next to us. We are having a great time getting to know our new friends. Al is learning more about the solar and how it works by talking to Robert who has had his for several years. Robert and Georgia do a lot of boondocking (camping with no hook-ups).

It is really beautiful here on the bay. Last night I captured the sunset just after it went down. I'll try to get a better picture next time. The first couple of days we were here, there was so much fog, I couldn't get any good pictures. Luckily, yesterday was beautiful all day, sunny and in the 70's.

Meanwhile, back in New York little Will has been in the hospital recovering from a respiratory illness. We are so thankful he is doing better and hopefully, he will be going home today. He only has 2 1/2 more weeks to go until he takes his last Chemo medication. Go Will!! You showed that evil Luekemia who's boss!!!


  1. So sorry to hear about Will, will add him to my prayer list.

    And, may I say, I am insanely jealous, what a fabulous campsite!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love the ones of the ocean with the sun sparkling off of it.

  3. The only thing missing is...GRANDCHILDREN! Splashing in the water and running around building sandcastles. Sit tight...I'll bring the kids down for a week ;-)
    Looks like you're really relaxing enjoying God's creation!