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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... and with their copious amounts of shimmer and rhinestones, and I make one critical personal discovery…I have no inner Texas. So, with my $20 pair of flip flops in hand, I head to the checkout. We make our purchases, including a shirt and hat for Marcus, and with a happy crew we continue on to Austin.
The highlight in Austin is seeing our niece, Megan, who graciously meets us downtown for dinner and ...
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, ...
Andrew, Sara and Emerson fly today to Australia for 3 weeks. We wish them safe travelling.
Set off west, across Louisiana into Texas. Miles of motorway elevated above swamps, with resident alligators. Crossed Henderson Swamp on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, second longest in U.S. at 18.2 miles long. Passed Breaux Bridge, crawfish capital of the world, and Lafayette, bisque capital!
Saw lots of oil refineries at Beaumont, ...
... 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 ...