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Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I hate to tell you this Howard but two years ago when we were in Harlingen, TX we had this exact weather for three weeks. We still like Texas though!

The turtle rescue trip was "awesome". Even though you weren't needed, you stepped up to the plate. You were just as much heros as those who got there just a little sooner.

About the weather, everything is relative. When it's this bad in the Valley, take a look at what it's like all over the rest of the country and tell me you'd rather be in Denver (or wherever). PLUS -- When the sun comes out where you are, it's instantly a beautiful day. Up north, there will be weeks of slush and mud and muck and dirt before it starts to look like spring.

My motto - "Even the worst possible day in my RV is still better then the best day in my office!"

Your going to have to investigate those friends caravaning to Mexico. We just got back from 85 degree weather in Mazatlan (flew in - not RV) but we did walk into an RV park and talked to folks there. Not as scary as I thought and a lot less than Florida :)

If you ask our son what his favorite animal is, it would be a sea turtle. He wants to work for Sea World because they rescue sea turtles. He would have loved to help with a rescue. What a great experience. He has a few years before he is out in the work force(7th grade). I keep telling him to get a job he loves not a job just for the money. Hopefully he follows his dream.

Sorry to read about the loss of the Sea turtles, I had no idea this can happen. Glad they're people around who do care and hats off to all there Howard even though all did not get into the rescue.
southwestjudy & Bob & 2blackdogs

You don't really know what horrible westher is Howard.It is not up to what you would like, but it will change, maybe worse but maybe better.

What an wonderful experience to be part of (almost) and to educate us about the sea turtle problem. I knew sea turtles lay their eggs at South Padre and people take an interest in that process to make sure the eggs are safe and get to hatch. Thanks for telling about your adventure yesterday. The sun is out in the Dallas/Fort Worth area today with tempertures near 60. That probably means good weather for you all soon!

Hi Howard and Linda,

I just thought I would say hello. It has been too long since we have talked. I do keep up with your site and journal daily.

I know that you don't like the weather that you have been experiencing lately, but it is a blessing to a lot of Texas with the 2006 drought. Texas lakes were getting to a point of almost being dry. We hope you do come back nest year.

As you have probably noticed in this posts personal info, our email and website have changed. I switched to SiteBuildIt and love it. I wish I had done it sooner. Thanks for helping me find it.

Best wishes and keep writing as it inspires others.

Talk to you later.


Hi Howard. Looking at the pictures of the turtles, I note that most of them are being covered with or laid on blankets etc.. I also see vehicle doors wide open. Were the heaters on high?

Reptiles require external heat to raise their body temp. So wrapping them up insulates them and prevents them from warming up while it keeps them cold. Maybe you could inform rescuers about that.

We are by no means biologists, but there were lots of them there. The turtles were all taken from inside (where they had been under heat lamps) to the vehicles, so I presume they were trying to maintain the warmth with the blankets.

Heaters were on high and the doors were only open for seconds as I snapped shots very quickly before the doors were closed. :)

Good to hear from you again! Congrats on the new website. Looks good.

Still looking forward to the day we get to meet one of our first ever website visitors. :)

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