Super 8 Alamo/McAllen Area
Travel Blogs from Alamo
Drive from Harlingen, TX to McAllen Airport to start the adventure. 15:00 Depart MFE AA Flt 808 to DFW
Arrive DFW 16:35
21:25 Depart DFW AA Flt 80 to London Heathrow
Arrive London 12:25
18:15 Depart London BA Flt 322 to Paris CDG
Arrive Paris 20:30 May 3. RON Paris May 3; Hotel Campanile Roissy Charles de Gaulle
... our targets since they are waterbirds. As we pressed on with our Mud Snow shoes (seriously the mud was caking to our shoes so that it looked like we had on big snow shoes - and every now and again you had to kick your legs like a dancer to drop a few pounds of mud), we found a large pond that was holding a number of AM COOTS (or as I like to call them Ivory-billed Ducks), RUDDY DUCK, REDHEAD, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and about 20 LEAST GREBES!!! As ...
... GREEN JAYS, PLAIN CHACHALACAS, and WHITE-TIPPED DOVES. Overall, we had close to 80 species here adding most of the specialties.
After donating over a pint of blood to the ravenous skeeters...we decided to dodge the thunderstorm and head out towards our next destination. What happened next...well...let's just say it was a long couple of hours. We basically ended up driving over to Sabal Palms Grove in what only ...
... to head for the border.
Once we got south of Corpus Christi we began seeing WHITE-TAILED and HARRIS'S HAWK. We started looking for Aplomado Falcon east of Brownsville but dipped on it. We did find more CRESTED CARACARA, WHITE-TAILED HAWKS, HARRIS' HAWKS, a CURVE-BILLED THRASHER, a number of HOODED ORIOLES, a PAINTED BUNTING...and a possible job for Eric!!!
As we stopped along the road in front of a ranch, the young guy came up to ...
... also are dressed in all sorts of different fashions and come in all ages and shapes and sizes, and are in awe of the parades.
Finally are the hawkers who wheel their carts up and down and up and down the parade routes with candies and pizza and stuffed toys and balloons and candy apples and every item imaginable.
It was wonderful.
It is the start of NASCAR season and luckily for us a number of our new American friends also have a passion for the NASCAR ...