Category Views of the Neighborhood

Views of the Neighborhood – Book Fair in Killeen Texas

I was at a book fair in Killeen Texas yesterday sponsored by Texas Authors. The Views of the Neighborhood this week will hopefully give you a taste of what went on. Here is the entrance to the fair. The main desk A lot of authors are in attendance Here is a shot of my booth. More […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Say Goodbye to Port Aransas

As I mentioned on Friday, today the producer, Lucy, Twiggy, and I will be relocating to the Austin Texas area. Since this is my last Port Aransas post I decided to give you a view of my neighborhood. I have taken many pictures of other neighborhoods but this is a first for my own. We […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Whooping Crane Festival

This weekend is the Annual Whooping Crane Festival here in Port Aransas. The Whooping Crane Festival celebrates the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The Texas Coastal Bend is the only place where you can see the world’s last naturally occurring population of Whooping Cranes. From […]

Views of the Neighborhood – City Wide Garage Sale

We had a city-wide garage sale yesterday in Port Aransas. It was a massive affair. Take a look at the map in the link below. 2019CWGS So I’m going to give you a flavor by visiting a few places. Here is a private home. Looks pretty much like any garage sale. Let’s follow these folks to […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Adopt-A-Beach Clean up Day

Yesterday was a statewide Adopt-A-Beach Winter Clean up day sponsored by the Texas Land Office. Here in Port Aransas, the temperature was 40 degrees with an 18 mile an hour wind. Felt more like 34 degrees and spitting rain to boot. There were some brave souls who turned out to pick up litter and small […]

Views of the Neighborhood – The Eight Wonders of Port Aransas

Of all the treasures in Port Aransas, the Museum has selected eight which have been labeled The Eight Wonders of Port Aransas. I thought it would be fun to take a look at what the museum considers the eight wonders. Number one is the Lighthouse. Construction started in 1854, and the first light went on […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Potpourri

Today is a sampling of some things. I started with the idea of face boards and then got a little distracted with other things along the way. I hope you enjoy today’s tour. Here is a face board for a storage facility. You can also see their Farley boat. This is in front of our vet’s office […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Bollard People

Last year I featured the bollard in Port Aransas being covered by crochet wraps. There were about thirty the previous year and more than one hundred and thirty this year. The creator of this display is Diana Vondra and a host of helpers. They are being called the “Bollard People for reasons you will see in […]

Views of the Neighborhood. The Birding Center is Being Rebuilt

I was pleasantly surprised to read that the repairs to Birding Center had begun. As a reminder, this is what the center looked like after Hurricane Harvey. Another shot. A whole new boardwalk is being installed. My understanding the cost will be North of $600,000.00 The old boardwalk went straight out into the lagoon. The […]

Views of the Neighborhood – A Ship in the Channel

A beautiful day. Here is a shot of the beach at about eight o’clock Saturday morning The Producer and I decided to check out the shipping channel to see if any boats were on their way to the Gulf. Sure enough, that orange thing way down there is headed our way. You can see the Port Aransas/Aransas […]