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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Port O'Connor, Texas

Aloha Everyone,

Melodic bird songs and a bright sun beam woke me up this morning.

It is 43 degrees Fahrenheit today. Braying Lake RV Resort was a friendly community surrounding an artificial lake. If their WiFi connection worked for us, we would've extended our stay.

Before beginning our drive on I-37 towards Corpus Christi, J.J. and I spent about an hour washing and cleaning the exterior and interior of Honu.

Van's BBQ billboard appeared about 45 miles from its location. Appearances can be deceiving. However, encouraged by the number of cars in front of the diner, J.J. and I bravely walked in.

We are deep in the heartland of Texas. We sat among diners who looked as though they just stepped right out of a cowboy movie.

Our meals were served on an extra-thick parchment paper. J.J.'s large portion and my smaller portion came out $27 inclusive of 15% tip. It was far from a vegetarian meal that I was looking for but it was a memorable lunch stop.

U.S.S. Lexington is an aircraft carrier that was in the Battle of the Coral Sea. The floating museum is anchored in Corpus Christi in the Gulf of Mexico. What little of what we saw of Corpus Christi was beautiful. I would add this city to our list of places we need to explore in Texas.

Using my iPhone Siri to navigate, we drove over bridges and causeways and remote farming communities which reminded us of the Florida Keys.

Tonight we are staying at Port O'Connor RV Park in a small town of Port O'Connor. Our friendly, gracious park host Betty is originally from Michigan. She moved here last May to manage this resort purchased by her grandson.

Aloha -- Cathi