We have experienced our first Christmas as Winter Texans (WT). On Christmas Eve we attended a Candlelight Service in the Trophy Gardens Clubhouse - followed by fingerfoods - yummy. On Christmas Day, we had a potluck Christmas Lunch with 300 other WTs in the Clubhouse. There were 12 large tables set with each table having their own potluck - ours had ham and turkey. The food was great and plenty of it so we went back at 5:30 for leftovers. We did manage to take a walk inbetween the feasts.
My Christmas present from Don was an hour lesson with a golf pro at a local golf course that our neighbour here arranged. I learned alot but time will tell if anything sunk in. Don must have been watching because he almost had a hole in one yesterday. The little ball stopped 4 inches in front of the hole on the 7th green.
Today I took off for an adventure to the coast - a 2 hour boat tour out of a marina on South Padre Island. The tour was arranged with the tour bus that is onsite at Trophy Gardens and about 50 WTs went. We started out at 8 AM and boarded the boat at 10 AM. The sky was overcast, temp about 55 degrees with a light wind. The boat crew threw out a small net behind the boat and dragged it for 15 minutes and then pulled it in and showed us the catch. The catch consisted mainly of puffer fish and a few smaller fish. We spent the time motoring around in the inner coastal waterway and once headed out to the open sea but it was too rough so we headed back in. Dolphins swam around us and we enjoyed spotting them go up and down. We disembarked and had a delicious lunch at the Shrimp Haus across the road from the marina. We arrvied back to Trophy Gardens at 3:30 PM.