Super 8 San Benito
Travel Blogs from San Benito
... came up, before even going to the zoo to meet the pygmy hippos.
The Baton Rouge Zoo is home to Spencer and Isoke (also known as Gingerbread, because she was born on Christmas Day). Louisiana has an oppressively hot and humid climate, meaning their pygmy hippos live outdoors most of the year. The hippo keeper was super-nice and really animated; we had a great day hanging out with the hippos and seeing the rest of the zoo. I had an entirely pleasant time and ...
... gone north by now and we wouldn't get to see them but the green jay and altamira oriole were two of the prettiest birds (maybe with the exception of the painted bunting) we have seen in the states. also saw the crested caracara and the alpomado falcon and the chachalaca (what fun).
the birding and nature center here on the island was wonderful as well. we saw a short movie about the center, saw ...
... br> Things are winding down here in Paradise. We
attended the final due of the park, a pool party which included all you could
eat Hamburg’s and hot dogs, supplied by the park, and various dishes brought in
by the upwards of 200 that attended, including the Mercedes Police department
who must have confused the sign at the front of the park to a Tim Horton’s. It
was great fun with and for us who still remain, or are afraid to venture ...
... and returned and arrested and returned every year. Unfortunately
the food and the service in the restaurant is not really the best, although
everyone seemed to enjoy the Pork Tenderloin sandwich, but my ½ lb. Angus
burger, which Angie and I shared, along with a draft Bud was quite
disappointing, compared to some of the great eateries here in the Valley. Look
out Riverside, because they are working on rebuilding and reviving the now
famous Pepe’s on ...
... gates. Tavana reminded me when I picked up the iPads that show folks can't hang out around the gates during show time (something I'm supposed to enforce and will from now on), so if you're reading this and you're with the show, please be kind to me and not get me in trouble. Haha...wave, say hi, buy me a funnel cake, but please don't congre-gate. (Get it? Groan...)
Tomorrow is a jump to Elsa, TX. I think it's only about 50 miles or so...call time is 6:30am.
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