Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Friday, August 5, 2016

National Oyster Day

Did you know there are over 100 different species of oysters?  They’re typically named after the body of water in which they’re grown because oysters take on the characteristics of the water in which they live. Here are some other interesting oyster facts:
The largest oyster-producing body of water in the world is located in Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the U.S.
Almost two billion pounds of oysters are eaten each year.In the U.S., east coast oysters tend to be smaller, milder and saltier. West coast oysters are creamy and sweet.
Only one out of every 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl.
I don't know about you but I feel a tad slighted that our very own Gulf of Mexico wasn't even mentioned!

Ending out time in California on the Redwood Highway. Hwy 101 drives through these monster trees.

On to the Oregon coast. This was nothing short of breathtaking. Lunch at Yachats. Inside seats about three, the rest of us are outside in a tent. A heated tent. Notice the heaters? They were all on. Great food.
Up the road from the Sealion caves. I told Mel that we need to come back here in the summertime......

See Januarys' post about Post. This was moments before the tornado alarm went off. Notice there is no view past the wall that is about 390 feet away. There was a reason for that. Never again. Bad juju.

Happy Friday Clear Lake Shores!!

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