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…

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…

Travel Destination: Big Bend National Park

The first destination in our South Texas Road Trip was Big Bend National Park. Located in a remote part of southern Texas, Big Bend got its name because of its location on the bend of the Rio Grande. It is the 15th largest national park, and one of the biggest in the lower states. I…

An Alaska Goodbye…

On our last night in Ketchikan, the water and sunset joined in a beautiful sendoff. Stopping to admire the painted skies and water reflections, it was a fitting way to end our last evening. Cellphone memories…