We are approximately 5 weeks away and it looks like we are going to have a great turn out with possibly 3 times the attendance of last year. That is awesome!!
We have heard from many that are attending. Some like the no structure rally
and others have wished for more structure. We have decided to keep the rally
with no structure but with everyone gathering Saturday night for dinner. There are numerous rallies throughout the year with plenty of activities, but if this one does continue to grow structure may be warranted. We will meet Saturday night at River Bend Restaurant and Tavern at 6:30
, towards town and on the same road as the park.
While at dinner we may kick around what this gathering may be officially named. Some have called it Matagorda madness assuming because of the unusually cold weather we had last year. We will start with one suggestion “Third Coast FGRV Rally”. This time of year is a great time of year to go to the Gulf because of no crowds, snakes and mosquitos and a great chance to get away from the cement jungle between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We would like to keep this rally
somewhere around the Gulf but as time goes by it may not always be in Matagorda. We would like to keep it somewhere between the Bolivar Peninsula and South Padre Island Texas. So think of what you would like to submit as the official gathering name and we can vote at dinner Saturday.
Below are two structured excursions provided by LCRA that you may want to register for besides the obvious hiking, bicycling, birding, fishing and beachcombing at the park on your own.
Living on the Beach December 8th
1 ˝ hour long info session $8 per person, minimum registrants is 8
Survival between earth and sea brings forth some of the Texas' most amazing animals. Join park staff to discover the creatures that call the Colorado River and Matagorda Beach their home. Program includes birding, beach exploration, and beachcombing. Pre-registration is required. Call Matagorda Bay Nature Park at 1-800-776-5272, Ext. 4740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Day on the Bay Wetland Kayak Trip December 8th
9 am – 1 pm, ages 8 and up, $50 – our boat & equipment, $25 – your boat & equipment. Minimum registrants is 6
from the everyday world while paddling through a unique natural wetlands habitat. Home to a broad array of coastal waterfowl; discover why Matagorda County is number one in the nation for bird species diversification. Bring water shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, water and snacks for this two and a half-mile excursion. Pre-registration is required. Call Matagorda Bay Nature Park at 1-800-776-5272, Ext.
4740 or email email@example.com
Both of these excursions will not happen unless there are enough pre-registered attendees. If you think you want to participate, please register ASAP.
See ya there,