La Quinta Inn & Suites Winnie
Travel Blogs from Winnie
We had planned to have continental breakfast at the hotel around 8:30, but we were running a little late. Breakfast ended at 9:00, but the lady at the hotel brought some food out for us even though it was 8:55. We thought 9:00 was early for breakfast to end, but at least we got something.
We headed to the French Quarter for a walking tour at 10:00. New Orleans wasn't what either of us expected. We first drove through a really run-down area. ...
On our way to Galveston we got caught in traffic so we opted for an adventure in the form of a detour. What a surprising view. The Gulf roughly lapping the shores; beautiful homes on stilts, pastel colors of beach community homes were easy on the eye. I wish more of them were caught in pictures. Small farms, resturants and shops dotted the main drag and the bay was so still in direct contrast of the gulf. This was an enjoyable ...
We drove 300km South East to the tiny town of High Is, the famed birding hotspot for birds migrating north from South America. We had made plans to meet up with birding legend Iain Campbell from Tropical Birding Tours (he does birding tours around the world, Laurie knew him from a tip he gave him while in Darwin to find a Little Kingfisher nest). He showed us around the best spots to go birding, we saw lots including the famous warblers that people flock here to ...
... the Apollo spaceship, couldn't face another 2 queues. We got through around 4 and we had arranged to go out for dinner with friends Rob & Lisa but they lived north of Houston and the traffic was awful going into the city so by the time we would have got there & found somewhere to stay it would be really late so we had to let them know that we wouldn't make it, a real pity as we had been looking forward to seeing them again. We carry ...
... bring us to a sceeching halt for a time and so I started looking for a campground closer to Houston. Well, the GPS told us ETA in Beaumont would be about 5:30. Of course that would be straight driving and since we're older, we knew we would have to stop a couple of times, making ETA closer to 6pm. We decided to go for it.
We made our mandatory stop at Buckees and then since we had 32 ounce drinks, another stop to get rid of the drinks and switch drivers. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed