Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

Two Down . . .

Two To Go

Jan and I were out the door at 9:30 this morning for another of Jan’s doctor appointments. But unlike yesterday’s, today’s appointment didn’t have a lot of worry attached to it. Just an eye checkup and a prescription for new glasses.

This just leaves Jan’s oncologist appointment on Thursday, (just routine since her mammogram came back clean) and our annual physicals next Monday.

Finished with the doctor a little before noon, Jan wanted a Taco Salad for lunch so we headed over to the nearby Chuy’s. Jan had her requested Taco Salad and I had a big bowl of their Chicken Tortilla Soup. One thing we like about Chuy’s is that you have about 8 different choices of salsa to go with your chips, including Hatch Green Chile, and our favorite, Creamy Jalapeno. Really tasty.

So tasty in fact, that Jan got it as the salsa on her Taco Salad.

Then it was off to Sam’s Club to order her new glasses. Luckily she was able to use her old frames so that saved us a few bucks. Her new ones should be in in about a week.

Our next stop was our son Chris’ to drop off some extra batteries that I ordered for our quadcopters.

UD1 Quadcopter

UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2

With four batteries, you can cycle through them while the others are recharging, giving you more flight time.

After a stop at the Baybrook Starbuck’s for Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, we finally headed home. Getting back to the park, I stopped off at the office to pick up the rig Denso windshield wipers that had come in.  Denso Wiper Blade, 26″ (Pack of 1)

I started using these Denso wipers a couple of years ago and I really like them. They hold up well and don’t streak or clatter.

I also talked to one of the park owners about the Wi-Fi problems they’re having. Normally their system is great. 5 bars everywhere because they’ve got repeaters all over the park, and 30 Mbps throughput.

But since we gotten here, the service has been spotty. I don’t lose connection, but the Internet just goes away. Turns out they are having problems with their Internet feed from Comcast, and that ‘they’re working on it.’ Where have I heard that before?

He said they’re looking for another provider if Comcast doesn’t get their act together.

But on another front, Comcast is doing great. While we were having our Lattes at Starbuck’s, I checked their Comcast Wi-Fi with Speedtest.net and was really surprised

Starbuck's Speedtest

Almost 55 Mbps is great for a free signal.

On another note, Cathy Emrick, one of our blog readers, let the know that the new RV park we drove through the other day is owned by Marina Bay, the same ones that own the Marina Bay RV Resort up in Kemah, and the new Marina Bay Lake Cove RV Park that we drove through about a month ago. I talked about Lake Cove here


and here.


So this afternoon I gave Marina Bay a call, and after getting routed to the right person, found out that, yes, it is their park, and it should be open in about two weeks.

It’s called Willow Lake and will have 137 FHU sites, and 16 overnight W/E ‘parking’ sites. Looks to be a nice park, with a convenient location, so we’ll definitely check it out in November.

That makes two big, new parks that have opened in the area in the last few months, and they’re definitely needed. Here at Galveston Bay RV Park, the new addition they just opened a couple of weeks ago, more than doubled the size from 81 sites to 164. And when Jan and I drove around yesterday counting, we found only SEVEN sites vacant.

And there’s another new RV park going up here, right next door to Galveston Bay, so hopefully that will help keep the prices down for next year.


Thought for the Day:

“Freedom is not free. It is bought at a high price. It can be squandered cheaply.”—Jerry Pournelle


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