Sunday, February 26, 2012

Last Photos of the South Texas Valley

We are leaving Rio Hondo and heading to Corpus Christi. We plan to stay at Mustang Island State Park for a week or so, then travel farther up the coast to Galveston.

The South Padre Island Kite Fest which we attended for the second year.

Donnie and I visited the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center near the Convention Center (brightly colored buildings in the background). The center has boardwalks that take you right to the edge of Laguna Madre.

Our little Tracker on the sandy beach at Boca Chica.

Our neighbors at the RV Park in Rio Hondo. Originally from Florida, Charlie and Carlee were traveling with the circus that was setting up in McAllen. They were a very entertaining and interesting couple.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

South Texas Update

You know you're in South Texas when you see...

Palm trees and resacas everywhere

Bougainvillea in vibrant colors growing higher than your head

The border fence at 21 feet high

The South Padre Island beach

A day trip to Corpus Christi with Karm and Bob...

Corpus Christi Bay marina

Bob and Karm at the Whataburger on the Bay

Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks

The Corpus Christi harbor bridge and ship channel

Looking for dolphins on the Port Aransas ferry

A visit to the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville...