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“In Twilights Last Gleaming”

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty, LLC

Even though our country isn’t perfect, I never fail to feel a sense of pride when I see our US flag blowing in the wind.     I haven’t been around Active Rain for about a year.   However when I saw the June contest was about Old Glory, I knew that I needed to make time to come back to Active Rain & to participate.   

I have not been blogging much on Active Rain because I have been trying to rebuild my real estate business from scratch in  Corpus Christi, TX, a coastal city in South Texas.   As I looked through my pictures for flags, I was surprised to discover that the very first picture I took in Corpus Christi was at twilight.  I was trying to take a picture of the American flags that were lining Ocean Drive.    

My first trip to Corpus Christi, TX was on November 10, 2020.   That was the day before Veterans Day.  US Flags at Twighlight

I didn’t realize it that first night but  Corpus Christi has a lot of people that are very patriotic and proudly fly our flag.     There is a lot of history that has occurred here and many of the residents have died in the many wars that have allowed us to have the freedoms that we cherish today.   

Mural in downtown Corpus Christi


This mural, by Rafael Banco, was created this year to celebrate all of the people that have served and supported the Naval Air Station in  Corpus Christi.    I saw the mural “Born to Fly” for the first time on June 11, 2022.   

in my next post, I will share a picture of our US flag flying on the USS Lexington, a World War 2 era aircraft carrier that is now serving as a museum in Corpus Christi.  I was on the ship for a Memorial Day service.    I was also able to see one of the F-14s that was flown in the movie Top Gun.   

USS Lexington



—  Sondra Meyer 






Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sondra Meyer:  so nice to see you back and I am sure Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  will love that this was your first post after a sabbatical. Please make sure you comment with this link to his Challenge, Endre

Jun 25, 2022 11:11 PM
Sondra Meyer:

Thank you!    Yes, I will do that if it isn't too late.   

Jul 01, 2022 08:31 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Sondra, same here, the flag with all its history,  and all the personal memories. It all seems to flood in at once. Sounds like  you're in a very sweet spot surrounded by like minds. All best wishes in your new business.

Jun 25, 2022 11:52 PM
Sondra Meyer:

Thank you Kris.    I am blessed to be in such a great spot with lots of like minds.   

Jul 01, 2022 08:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What a wonderful post and I love the photos. Nice to see you!

Jun 26, 2022 04:50 AM
Sondra Meyer:

Thank you Kat!   I have missed everyone.  

Jul 01, 2022 08:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sondra, nice to see you again!  Did not know you moved to TX!   Great shots for this month's challenge.

Jun 26, 2022 06:27 AM
Sondra Meyer:

Hi Joan.   


My original plan was to build a team and split my time between Colorado and Texas.   The hot summer is when lots of people prefer to be in Colorado.    


See you around.  

Jul 01, 2022 08:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Sondra- welcome back to ActiveRain and Welcome back to Texas! We moved back to Houston in 2019 to be closer to family.  Your photos are beautiful.  BTW- I'm a die-hard Aggie fan. 

Jun 27, 2022 05:27 PM
Sondra Meyer:

Thank you Kathy!   I didn't realize that you were in Houston area now.    I am glad that you were able to be closer to family now.   


Maybe next time I am in the area, I might be able to meet you in person.  You have contributed so much to the AR community it would be an honor to meet you in person.  



Jul 01, 2022 08:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Sondra. I hope you are having an outstanding holiday weekend.


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Jul 04, 2022 05:29 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We have a retired WW2 aircraft carrier in the San Francisco Bay city of Alameda. The USS Hornet is open to visitors and is a wonderful reminder of the men who served in the Pacific during the War.

I have also had the pleasure of visiting the carrier moored in San Diego, the USS Midway.

Aug 16, 2022 01:40 PM