Monday, December 26, 2011

Gal. Vest on.

Judy, it was a pleasure being your company. Thank you for a great visit!

I'd like to show you some pictures of Emma. I'd like to, but it's not possible. Any photos you have ever seen of her have been Photoshopped.



Gal Vest On Bay.  I thought the requirement was a little arbitrary.

Definitely a bird (we spent five days on a wildlife refuge;  don't question me).


This ferry will take semis, RVs, cars, whatever.  It doesn't care!  It's a honey badger!

All this water represents the dolphins that we saw, but couldn't photograph.  Some kind of maritime law;  don't question me.

We're avoiding Houston by any possible means, and possible means we're taking Texas roads.  We passed through the hometown of Nolan Ryan!  That guy is so funny - I loved him on Whose Line.

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Judy and Emma said...

Aw, Emma; aka: wild child, just wanted to come live with you, and you just deserted her! How do you spell unbounded enthusiasm??

The Good Luck Duck said...

Poor Emma. She wanted to enthuse on the kitties, too, but that didn't happen, either.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Texas farm roads, I know them well. Scenic and time-consuming, but anything, and I do mean anything, to avoid Houston. Houston is George Jetson country.

The bird: but is it alive? Huh? Answer me that. It looks taxidermied to me.

Yeah, that Nolan Ryan is a real cut-up.

You two look happy. That's what happens when you avoid Houston. Watch for those red lights!

Russ Krecklow said...

I'm really impressed now with your instant bird identification. With only a fleeting glance you are now able to recognize any bird you see! You really absorbed a great deal of ornithologic education from Judy! (Don't check the spelling, you know what I mean!)

Sherry said...

Great picture of you guys. Don't question me!

I'm avoiding Houston too. I'm even avoiding Texas.

TexCyn said...

Hmmm, wonder how I can get to therapy & avoid Houston. Wait, I can't. You are meaning Nolan's birthplace of Refugio or were you in Alvin? Where are you heading?
Bird = Female Grackle (z boyz are black)

Gaelyn said...

Oh please, I'll avoid Texas forever if possible. Don't question me.

Page said...

Ferries are fun, or is that fairies?? Oh travels!

Lou said...

Amazing pics of the dolphins, almost exactly what we are able to do in Charleston. The little rascals are always so quick to pose and then dash away as your finger presses the button.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Teresa, this was our sentiment. Drag the Duck manually through the bayous to avoid Houston. The bird flew, it didn't need a taxi. You're silly.

Russ, Judy was a good teacher, and I am the result. And the spelling? I will not question you!

Sherry, I have heard that your strategy is the best way to avoid Houston. Cyn, Refugio doesn't sound familiar, so I pick Alvin. We're going to Padre Island. And, thanks for the specifics on the boyd.

Gaelyn, we're going to start avoiding it pretty soon!

Page, both are fun, but in fabulously different ways.

Lou, I finally figured out that one dolphin would ALWAYS appear just at the bow, so I trained my camera there ... nada (many dolphins in Galveston are bilingual).

Janie and John said...

I avoided Houston and now I'm working on avoiding Austin. May take me half hour longer but I am tired of busy interstates. A bird huh, I never would have known had you not identified it for me, good work. lol

The Good Luck Duck said...

Are you guys and the flamingo in Texas right now? Or, just avoiding Texas cities on principle?

It's my pleasure. This blog is all about education.

Rubye Jack said...

The "Gal Vest On Bay" photo is so cute. You guys look very happy. Personally, I would avoid all of Texas, except for Austin that is.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Thanks, RJ. You know, I think we are pretty happy, which is nothing to turn up our nose at.

I've heard good things about Austin, in general.

Russ Krecklow said...

We have been very successful at avoiding the entire state of Texas for many years now! The last time we were there it rained something fierce! If we want rain, we'll stay home in Oregon, thank you very much!! Looks like we're getting our wish, as I just read there are more storms lining up to bring copious quantities of new rain to our fine, already very wet, state. But, hey, what's a little more rain to a duck, anyway, right??