La Quinta Inn & Suites Pharr North at McAllen
Travel Blogs from Pharr
Drive from Harlingen, TX to McAllen Airport to start the adventure. 15:00 Depart MFE AA Flt 808 to DFW
Arrive DFW 16:35
21:25 Depart DFW AA Flt 80 to London Heathrow
Arrive London 12:25
18:15 Depart London BA Flt 322 to Paris CDG
Arrive Paris 20:30 May 3. RON Paris May 3; Hotel Campanile Roissy Charles de Gaulle
... seeing. We walked back to the cacophony of the waking PLAIN CHACHALACAs. Let me tell you, THEY ARE LOUD. They sit on the top of trees and let it fly. Totally reminds me of being in the tropics. At the visitor center we added LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, one of the few warblers we still had not seen yet. All in all a nice muddy morning at the refuge, although we did not find either kingfisher. We decided to continue our quest for the kingfishers by ...
... described as Hurricane like conditions. Raining so hard you cannot see more than 10 feet in front on the road...they were calling for 50 mph winds and hail and possible funnel clouds...but birds have to be ticked so on we went. Check out the weather map photo...that green pin...yeah that was us driving. I was literally driving 10-20 mph the whole way. The roads were so flooded I did not think we were going to get there. ...
... fallout...even though the weather did not look good for fallout.
On our way down the road...Bob yelled stop so we cheated death and did a U-turn on a busy road and back-tracked a bit. Bob may be afraid of JUNGLEFOWL...but he has good eyes as he spotted two UPLAND SANDPIPERS. After that we headed to Smith Oaks. While there were still numbers of tanagers, grosbeaks, and cuckoos, the overall number of birds and warblers was down today. So ...
... the pool and the club house, and he too came over and had a beer with me for the first time on the last day. It is all quite gratifying.
I will finish this series in the next week, telling of our experiences on the way home, our stop in Lafayette, and our week in Westwego, La. There are some funny stories.
We have been home now for a week, lived through Easter, had a good time with our family, but have seen little from our neighbours. Look forward to Denny coming back from Key ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking