Monday, April 7, 2008

Surprise! We meet old friends on the beach

This morning was spent visiting with a couple who had come to fish right next to our camper. As we talked we realized we had first met several years ago in this same spot. They now own property here and enjoy the peacefulness of this very small ocean community. The wind picked up this afternoon but that didn't stop the tankers and shrimp boats and the weather is pleasantly in the low 80's..

We moved down the beach tonight and found the statue of Rene Robert Cavalier de LaSalle. Sailing from France in the 1600's, he explored the Great Lakes and the Ohio, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. He landed here at Matagorda Bay in 1685 and established Fort St. Louis. German settlers also landed here in 1845 and traveled up the Guadalupe River to settle the Texas hill country.

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1 comment:

Rona & Don said...

How neat, now we will be able to follow along with you.

Rona & Don