The Gulfshore at last!
Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
159Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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We settled into Colonia del Rey RV park with temperatures in the upper seventies and clear skies
Rather than waste away the day, we went exploring for our next camping spot. First, we drove about twenty miles southwest to Mustang Island State Park. They have about fifty sites within walking distance of the beach. That's where the first beach photos were taken. The seagull is a new variety for me. I checked it out on my iBird app on the phone and came up with Bonaparte's Gull. Very different with no annoying screech to deal with. The temperature is cooler near the water. The park ranger warned us that with rain, come mosquitoes. We left the repellant at home to rest, so we'll have to pick some up to ward off the nasty little beasts.
We then drove about fifteen miles to the end of the paved highway on Padre Island. Here we found the Padre Island National Seashore. With the Geezer Pass in hand, we entered free, as always. The campground here is a dry camp, meaning no water or electric hook-ups, but located directly on the beach, sheltered by a large dune. Lynnie, not the warmest-blooded of individuals, prefers the campground at Mustang Island
We just finished the baked flounder a bit ago and it was delicious. The stuffing has a bit of sweet taste to it, due to the crab, as I remember. Tomorrow night we'll have the oysters, cooked on the Weber. Another day in paradise!
If the weather is wet, we plan on visiting and touring the Lexington. She's an aircraft carrier commissioned during WWII. It was recommended to us by our friend Ralph from Helena. Yes, there are more of us... all a bit crazy, but creative in our own right.
It's great to be near the water again. Lynn's hair has a Brillo Pad effect, but we're saving power on the curling iron! Thanks for stopping by you loyal Blogees. I'll be typing at you tomorrow...