Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Accidental Hitchhiker, Wind, Wind, Wind

Back at our winter park, Estes RV Resort, in Rockport, TX, we would be entertained, almost daily, by a twauk, twauk, twauk sound coming from the trees outside. We first thought it to be some kind of a bird but, unlearned as we are in birding, we finally decided it was a tree frog singing to us from one of our overhead Live Oaks.

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We left there on Sunday, April 1st. Imagine my surprise when, on Monday, April 2nd, I heard twauk, twauk, twauk coming from our kitchen slide area…and there are no trees within throwing distance of us! That sound has continued for the 2 weeks we’ve been here. It’s coming from outside, thank goodness, but it moves from kitchen window to behind the sofa area to front door area. This creature sings to us every morning and every evening. Sometimes at noon too :)

We’ve searched and searched and can’t find him. Any suggestions for detection and/or capture would be greatly appreciated! He’s not unwelcomed, but it is kinda creepy :)

Today is our last day at Potter’s Creek COE here at Canyon Lake TX. We have outlived our 14 day maximum and must leave in the morning. The wind has been blowing and blowing and blowing the last 2 days and we hope it stops before we need to be out of here tomorrow. There have been many storms through the mid-section of the country and this wind is part of that system. We’ve never left a campground when the weather was bad or threatening. No reason to take the chance when we didn’t have to be in a hurry. We feel the same about tomorrow, but the COE has a 14 day limit and we’ve hit that limit. I wonder if they have exceptions for weather conditions? If it’s bad in the morning, I guess we’ll find out Smile

Until then, thanks for stopping by. Turtle

11 comments:

  1. Unless the COE park is crammed full, I'm guessing they would let you stay until the wind and storms subside.

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  2. Hope you find the cute little frog. He must be wondering what in the world happened and where is his family. :-)

    Sure hope the campground isn't booked up with reservations so they will let you stay if you need to.

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  3. We brought home a lizard one time in our wet bay. Your frog has probably found a nice hole in your basement storage area and you'll never find him. He'll eventually find his way out though. Be safe.
    Syl

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  4. Awww -- hope that little frog can find its way out.

    Sure hope the COE will let you stay another day if necessary. Would hate for you to have to drive in that wind. Stay safe.

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  5. Please be safe Mom :) YOu should name your frog!

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  6. I agree with Carrie, the frog needs a name;o)) He is working very hard for you eating all the insects!!

    Can't imagine they would not let you stay if they are not booked up. Safe Travels....

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  7. Looking at the weather reports and tornado warnings I'd be staying at that park for a day or so regardless of their rules - flat tire???

    Hope you are safe, especially if you do travel today.

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  8. Well, that's one way of acquiring a pet :-)) As others have noted, I can't imagine the COE won't allow you to stay if they aren't booked up and the weather doesn't allow for safe travels.

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  9. No pointers on how to get rid of your cute frog! The only hitch hikers we have ever had are "stink bugs". Yuck! Safe travels!

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  10. Hope they let you stay if the winds were still high!! Stay safe out there!!

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  11. hoping they make allowances for you due to the bad weather...poor little froggy....think I'd take the frog over the stink bugs ...

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