Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cowed into submission

It's fun getting visitors from Judy's blog!   Push the longhorns off the sofa and sit down.

I am Al Gore.

I am Gore Vidal.

I am Vidal Sassoon.

Do not be fooled by my kind eyes and sensuous nose.  I will ...

... walk away from trouble when I can.

The real Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge visitor's center.

The fancy visitor's center

Here's a fancy visitor.  I fear she does not take her airboat captaining seriously enough.



The pointy parts on an alligator's back are called "scutes," as in, "Scutes me, but which way is the alligator?"  They are like solar panels, and they gather warmth for the 'gator, like a hot rock massage.  Alligators have 10 fingers and eight toes, and their tracks look like this:


Here are some beautiful things we saw at Anahuac Lake:

A cypress swamp

Cedar berries?  

What is your poop du jour?  Okay, I'll have the salad.

We took ourselves down to the Bolivar Peninsula to check out the beach boondocking situation.  We like the egalitarian feel of the place.  You got something to live in?  Bring it on down and put it on sticks!


I think the Duck will fit in nicely.

Here's where we are right now, disguised as people who are contributing to society.  

Parked in the volunteer village.

Where we didn't get on the ferry to Galveston.
I have nothing else to tell you, which makes this ...

(you know it's coming)

Yep, I'm done talking, so this is ...

(there's no way to avoid it now)

I'm through writing things down, therefore this is ...

The End.

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Contessa said...

Feliz Navidad!!

Rubye Jack said...

Such a view. Yikes.

Merry Christmas my good luck ducks!

The Good Luck Duck said...

¡Y prospero año nuevo a tu! I hope that said something close to "Happy New Year to you."

Judy and Emma said...

Hey! That's the laundromat up on sticks on Bolivar! Happy washing.

PetDoc said...

Merry Christmas, girls! I'm one of those who found you from Judy's blog. You quack me up! (Sorry..) I am a wannabe fulltimer, and have added your blog to my list of favorites to check everyday. (Hi Judy!) Deanna

The Good Luck Duck said...

Aha! That's a long climb with my load of skivvies!

Thanks, Deanna! It makes me happy to hear that.

TexCyn said...

Mooey Christmas!! Now how in the world did that one escape you??

Donna K said...

Merry Christmas to you and Annie - and I learned something new from your post! Thanks for sharing your unique perspective with us and keeping us all's a gift!!

Soaring Sun said...

Merry Christmas! Why would a Duck need to be up on pilings?

Lou said...

Merry Christmas in your new place.

What band is a cow favorite?
A: Moody Blues

The Good Luck Duck said...

Cyn and Lou: GROAN! I'm groaning because I didn't think of them. Well-pun, my friends. Well-pun.

Donna, thank you, and it's my pleasure, literally.

Sue, you make a good point, and we do weigh the same as a duck ... A WITCH!

Merry Christmas, you guys!

Page said...

I also linked to your blog from Judy's. Hub and I are wannabes and hope to hit the road someday soon.

I have spent the last two days, on and off, reading all your blog entries. Thank you for all of the laughter! It makes me happy when I find others who have a similarly "warped" view of the world as mine.

Meowy Christmas to you, Annie and all of the fur babies!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Page, I'm so glad you came over! But, reading all the entries? I'm afraid I just can't recommend that [*shudders*].

Are you guys already in the process? I hope you'll write about getting there, and not wait until you're stowed and gassed up. I don't see a blog listed for you - is there one?

Duck Bob Duck said...

Love the cow photos. We have been trying to get a good duck and cow photo for a while now. Thank you for stopping by the Duck Bob Duck blog. We love reading about other duck's adventures.

Anonymous said...

Lovin' your TX posts! Merry Christmas to the ducks!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I feel really smart now after all that edgumicating in you post... ;c)

The Good Luck Duck said...

Bob, I'm glad you let your curiosity get the better of you. Yes, a Duck-n-Cow shot would be most excellent, and something I'd pay (attention) to see.

Merry Christmas, Nina!

Paul and Marti, that is always a very real hazard in this blog. One guy learned so much here that he was never really the same.

lesliewhozit said...

when you all head south, you gonna take the ferry to Galveston? Almost always see dolphins on the trip and it's one of the cheapest (free) cool things in Texas. Did I mention it's free? Our family calls it our redneck cruise ship, har. We never go to Galveston without taking the ferry up to Bolivar...In fact, we don't GO to Galveston, we GO to Bolivar via Galveston.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Funny, Les, the very second I clicked on your comment, Annie mentioned the ferry. Redneck cruise ship - har! Yes, we're doing that tomorrow!

stillhowlyn said...

Is the Duck heading west, per chance? As full-timers we're heading out for our favorite boondocking spot in the Anza Borrego Desert. But don't tell anybody.... Happy New Year!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Oooh, you have my attention! Will you be in the State Park there (I won't tell a soul)? We're looking forward to getting our pass and spending lots of time in NM state parks.

We're heading west - obliquely - by way of Padre Island. Big Bend is on our list, and then NM! Something else might crop up - who knows? - but that's the general plan right now.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Oh! I was fooled! You're going to California. You can tell me about your super-secret boondocking spot, though. I'm trustworthy.

DearMissMermaid said...

Is that a wheel chair ramp going up to the trailer on stilts?

The swampy area there looks much like here on the prairie in Florida.

Your photos throughout the blog are AWESOME. I am jealous.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Hi MissMermaid - thanks!

It sure does look like a wheelchair ramp. I was only thinking that I was glad it wasn't steps, and I could just shuffle my way up to do laundry if I needed to.