One day last week it was a most beautiful day!! I drove to the islands, birding, and when I was done, ready to hit the road to get back home...I stopped at a little specialty shop that I've passed by for over a decade...always thinking I should check it out, but never did. Until this week! I was amazed at all the stuff!! From whimsical [like flying pigs] to military, patriotic, team spirit, pirates, seasonal, animals and more!! And each item is flag/whirly-gigs/windsocks. Of course, I bought a small one for our yard. And naturally, a bird. A cardinal! I got home, put it together and set it outside. Bummer, my cardinal fails to either whirly OR gig!! I guess I must move it so the wind catches it more....but where?
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And, since the weather is nearly perfect [I could go for a bit more cooler temps, but at least the humidity is almost nil!!], I drove to another park to walk in the early morning sunshine. After walking the trail there, I took the long way home and drove along Ocean Drive where the college campus is.
- Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi is a state university located in Corpus Christi, on the historic Ward Island in Oso Bay. The university is part of the Texas A&M University System. Upon continuing on the street, beyond the campus grounds, you come to the Naval Air Base [Army Depot/NAS Station].
From NAS [Naval Air Station] looking to the city skyline some 5 miles away...
A Sandpiper - a Brown Pelican - Surf hitting boulders
A 1st year Seagull - Beautiful clouds on the Horizon - Brown Pelicans
A Great Blue Heron - NAS [naval air station] pilot trainee landing - Seagull
Seagull - Oil Platform on the Horizon - Corpus Skyline [partial]
Seagulls on old Piers
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I surmise a lot have already cast their ballot for the election [Nov 8th]. I was contemplating it myself on Monday [Oct 24th], but when I saw the long lines at a few of the polling stops, I changed my mind. I then read the next day on our local online news site that there was up to a 3 hour wait line at some...a computer glitch was to blame. I'm glad I didn't stop to vote. But, I WILL vote on Election Tuesday!! No matter the wait time. Hopefully, if I get there early enough, there won't be long lines to go cast my vote. This weekend I took down all the Halloween decor and cleaned up a couple of things that are packed away in the back of a cupboard. Something I only bring out every four years. We've had these for nearly 50 years...
Jim Beam Whiskey Decanters [Democrat in red - Republican in blue]
emptied long ago...lol
For this election, there are a few states within USA that has implemented new laws before you vote...
Click HERE for the interactive map showing which states have NEW laws.
USA Voting Laws [General] and history
My favorite one liner? Are you ready? Here it comes....ready?
I don't approve of political jokes...I've seen too many of them get elected.