Hampton Inn & Suites Mission
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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
... our targets since they are waterbirds. As we pressed on with our Mud Snow shoes (seriously the mud was caking to our shoes so that it looked like we had on big snow shoes - and every now and again you had to kick your legs like a dancer to drop a few pounds of mud), we found a large pond that was holding a number of AM COOTS (or as I like to call them Ivory-billed Ducks), RUDDY DUCK, REDHEAD, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and about 20 LEAST GREBES!!! As ...
... 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. ...
Not much to say about today as we spent a fair bit of time in the car again trying to position ourselves for the final 2.5 days in the Rio Grande...SHOULD BE EPIC!
We started off at Anahuac again, thinking we might have a shot at hearing both BLACK and YELLOW RAILS...yeah, we were wrong...no rails for us. As we drove out of the refuge, we were seeing large numbers of ORCHARD ORIOLES so we thought we had better get to Smith Oaks to see if there ...
... was the Live Stock Show parade. Now the Hispanics love a parade, and when they have one they do it up right. We were on the main wind blown street of downtown Mercedes early, and luckily found parking in an abandoned gas station right on the parade route. We set up our chairs and sat in the windy blown sand driven street waiting to be amazed. As can be imagined the parade was a display of animals, mainly horses and horses of all sizes and colors and saddles and bridles and all sorts of ...
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