Stops along the way: Port Aransas and Mustang Island, Texas

The route we decided to take from S. Padre Island to Rockport, on our recent road trip, took us down Mustang Island to Port Aransas. This provided the opportunity to stop and check out Port Aransas Nature Preserve. Although our GPS took us to City Hall 🤣 they kindly directed us to one of the…

Dragonfly at the Rio Grande

One of my favorite trinkets acquired on our recent road trip through Big Bend National Park, was this small wire dragonfly on display at the Rio Grande Overlook next to the border. A small sign states prices (some items were tagged) and that the crafts were from Boquillas, Mexico. The Big Bend Visitor’s guide says…

Travel Destination: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas

When planning our Texas road trip, I found this wildlife refuge on the map between South Padre Island and Galveston Island. After further research, I determined it was worth a stop for a day at the refuge. We decided to stay in nearby Rockport for two nights so we would have a full day to…

Great read: Ruthless River

Recently both my husband and I finally got caught by the COVID bug. Having avoided it for almost three years, it kind of caught us by surprise. None the less, we didn’t get horribly sick (thank God), but we were laid up at home for several days. Last week, while doing almost nothing on the…

Travel Destination: South Padre Island, Texas

Our first beach stop on our recent Texas road trip was in South Padre Island, Texas. We both loved this location with a quiet town (during non-peak tourist season), beautiful beaches, and several fun activities we enjoyed. Our hotel was at the north end of the island with a beautiful view of the gulf. I…