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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... It's a rice and pork mixture. Here it was made into balls and deep fried. We are close to Louisianna but still in TX so it makes sense. The gumbo wasn't as good as Petes but we like the okra style. Tomorrow it's getting caught up again before New Orleans. Can't wait to see Chris and ...
... paddies (need lots of rice for Cajun food)
Then we saw lots of oil donkeys as we approached the coast. Shipping on an inland canal, protecting oil ships from the sea.
We camped at High Island. It is high because it is on a salt dome, which is associated with finding oil underneath. It is also a bird sanctuary for migrating water birds.
The camp had lots of noisy birds, beautiful iridescent blue on black, called ...
... on our route who graciously allowed us to do lane changes without being honked at. When we got out for a diesel break we notice the front of our rv's were hammered with black bugs that look like two bugs together. Apparently they are called loved bugs and every stop we took we had to clean the from of our rv's. A little bit of trivia for you about Beaumont. It is the City of Gators! Yikes and it boasts ...
... to Galveston which looks a real fun place but as it was spring break the place was heaving, teenagers on the beach, outside bars, everywhere - no chance of a place here then. We'd seen on a travel guide that there was a free ferry to Port Bolivar so thought that might be fun, we didn't have to queue for long (there are 5 ferries) for the 20 minute ride, luckily the sea wasn't rough. Very different when you get off the ferry there are just some ...
... 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 ...