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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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Still,driving across Texas. Staying at Hidden Lake RVPark for two nights although there's nothing to do in Beaumont. But the park is nice. Rainy and humid but okay! Like the sound of rain. We had dinner at Tia Juanitas, interesting MX and cajin food. A new food we never had before, ...
... 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 ...
... the happy hour drinks. I maanged to capture some pics of downtown Houson. Jimmy Doe and Mrs. Doe (my brother and sister in law" got to mix the drinks. It was a win win situation for everybody since we got our pics and drinks. Houston is huge but it is spread all over the place. There were parts of the city on both sides of the city and it was impossible to get a panoramic picture in a moving car. Extremely ...
... 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 ...