Ramada Limited - South Padre Island
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... to the west coast. As settlers moved west, there were some clashes with mexican civilians, but nothing serious. Once the US government sent US troops out to the Mexican-American border, and they were attacked, the war began. Palo Alto would mark the first of many United States victories in the war. After the war was over, the US annexed texas.
Where to eat: Toscafino: http://www.toscafino.com/
... modem to get the internet going.
Today in the paper, we saw that one of the zoo's gorillas, Martha, had a baby on Jan 15, and it made it's debut to the public yesterday. Well, that cinched it - we had to go for sure now! See the baby gorilla story at http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/z oo-136219-species-gorilla.html.
We had a beautiful day for an excursion (it was 30 degrees at the zoo, but ...
... out in the habitat. Probably the two coolest things - 1) an alligator sunning himself on the banks of water, who suddenly opened his jaws as we were watching; and, 2) a Great Egret who was walking around in the water, then suddenly flew up and landed on the railing 4 ft from us. We saw some other amazing and colourful birds, and one turtle. It was a good day. :o)
Temps in the mid-high 70's today, but wow, was it windy. We made brunch, then I headed to the Farmers Market to see if I could pick up one of those neat coloured cauliflower. I was there early enough this week to pick one up (an orange one). Am excited to try it.
Then Gil, Roger & I went to the Flea Market at Port Isabel. Roger dickered for Girl Scout cookies, and Gil bought ...
... the area as the dolphin whisperer. Her tours are highly recommended, as it's maximum 6 people per tour and so it's much more personal. She also has a smaller boat, and is very good at finding the dolphins, who seem to know her out there. She has a little dog named Rozie who watches for the dolphins and points them out, barking when he sees them.
Because it was so calm today, Scarlet said it was a 10 out of 10 day to ...