Winnie inn & Suites
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Not much to report today. We drove from Austin to Beaumont, Texas in just under four hours with only a ten-minute stop for tea and restrooms. Not that we're in a hurry, but Lulu planned it that way so we could watch the Netherlands play Argentina in the three 'o clock game (we're in Central time now) in our hotel room. After the disappointing game, we ...
... into really bad storms. Luckily, Evie is a really good driver.
We got in pretty late around 12:30 A.M., and we were dead tired at that point. We were upgraded though to a double-king bed room, complete with a sofa/office area, two king-sized beds, a balcony, and a full-sized refrigerator. Not that we needed really any of the extra stuff, it was cool to have a mini-suite to sleep in because that’s exactly what we needed: a good night’s ...
We drove 300km South East to the tiny town of High Is, the famed birding hotspot for birds migrating north from South America. We had made plans to meet up with birding legend Iain Campbell from Tropical Birding Tours (he does birding tours around the world, Laurie knew him from a tip he gave him while in Darwin to find a Little Kingfisher nest). He showed us around the best spots to go birding, we saw lots including the famous warblers that people flock here to ...
... lots of basic tables but all full with the locals. Our waitress Brittney (briitneee) was very nice but really into trying to figure out the puzzles on the Lone Star beer tops. We decided not to try the alligator tenders (maybe another time!) and settled for crab cake for Peter & grilled shrimp for me, all very good especially the baked potato. There was some strange stuff for sale in jars there that we passed on, don't want to try everything ...
... Houston about 4:15 and going in was OK, but then we had to drive through and out. That put a crimp in our time, but not too badly. There was only one time when we actually had to stop. By the time we left Houston in the rear view, it was close to 6pm and getting dark, but we kept pushing on.
We arrived at Gulf Coast RV Resort in Beaumont about 7pm and had to hook up in the dark, but we did and got everything inside settled. Now it's time for a good night sleep.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWinnie inn & Suites
Nice rooms Easy to get luggage in... not far from highway!
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