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…

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center was one of my favorite places we visited on our South Texas road trip last month. When planning our stop on South Padre Island I found it on-line and discovered it was right across from our hotel. We went in the morning and when we learned we could…

Travel Destination: Zion National Park, Utah

The next stop on our national parks tour was Zion National Park. We enjoyed our scenic tour out of the Grand Canyon and arrived at Zion Lodge in early evening, just in time for dinner. Because I rescheduled this trip from last May, cancelled due to COVID, I learned about Zion Lodge when rescheduling our…