Quality Inn & Suites Beaumont
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 ...
... so far.
Back on the I-10, the boys surfed the local radio stations, did a bit of singing and took in the sites on both sides of the interstate while we inched closer to New Orleans over the next few hours.
It was nearing dinner time and we decided it was time for us to try and find a hotel for the night. The Criteria: Reasonable Hotel located within walking distance of a bar.
BINGO - we arrived in a little town in a town called Winnie. The town is ...
... 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 ...
... State. We had lunch there and noticed how many RVs had stopped too. There seem to be more and more of them as we head somewhat north and definitely west.
We found Village Creek State Park more easily than some. We were greeted in a friendly manner by the girl at the entry. Since I have a Texas State Parks Card, we get half off of any second night's fee. It has really paid off for us.
The campground was virtually empty when we ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center