MCM Elegante Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beaumont
Howdy Partner, wow I've been in Texas for too long I need to get out of here. But first we stopped at Big Thicket National Park. I even became a Junior Ranger there. So we went for a hike and at the end we saw a dog trapped in the bathroom. My dad let it out and gave it some water. It ...
... there we decided to give our necks a break and head out to Bolivar Flats. On the beach we found BLACK TERNS, LEAST TERNS, PIPING PLOVERS (doing courtship displays) and SNOWY PLOVER. We then headed down Oil Field Road and saw a bunch of new shorebirds, including STILIT SANDPIPER, WILSON'S PHALAROPE, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER.
After that we met up with my friend Brian who is part of the Cornell Lab group that just CRUSHED the Big ...
Our first stop was to be Canyon Lake where we were to spend the day drinking beers while drifting down the Guadalupe River on inner tyre tubes. Once we got up there we pulled the pin on the idea on account it was overcast and a bit to chilly to get half nude and drink ice cold beers.
So, we turned around and hit the I-10 bound for New Orleans. After a couple of hours we stopped at Joel's Barbecue Restaurant. Based on a large advertising hoarding some miles ...
... and had lots of information to share. The fellow told us to keep our eyes peeled for a snapping turtle right near trail's edge that was laying eggs. We spotted her and I got a couple of good shots. She's not the most attractive turtle that I've ever seen, I must admit.
After lunch, we took a wild ride into Beaumont to seek our an elixir that Lynn likes. We found it at a store similar to the Real Foods Store in ...
... and curvy" road out of town. It seems we have a magnet on Shorty that draws us to such road surfaces. It was tolerable, however and soon we were on the varied surfaces of Interstate 10, heading west.
There is lots of water down here and we noticed numerous rice paddies with folks driving "floating tractors" on the surface of a few. The trees thinned out some and more open agricultural fields appeared. The weather held up fine with only ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center